Hello and Happy Valentine’s Day. Guess how I will be spending mine, at the dentist. Yay me. Anyway, I wanted to do a very pretty, kind of soft and romantic look using the Norvina palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills.
I wanted to keep this look wearable and have an almost ethereal vibe.
I haven’t done a whole lot of tutorials using the Norvina palette either and it’s such a beautiful palette.
Let’s get started.
So, the star of this look is the Norvina Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. To me, it’s the perfect palette for Valentine’s Day and this time of year moving into Spring.
First things first, I filled my brows in and primed my eyelids with concealer. I don’t think I set the concealer this time. I can’t decide how I feel about using a tacky base yet. It worked out well today.
I dusted the shade Base all over the lid lightly though focusing it on the brow bone just to aid the blending a bit.
I went in with the shade Love as my transition color.
I blended Love up pretty high toward the brow bone on the inner part and pulled the shade out toward the tale softly.
I wanted a soft pinky haze all around the eye.
For the crease and to add depth I went in next with Volatile.
I focused Volatile closer to the crease and blended into Love.
I went back in with Love to get a smooth transition between shades. I love these two shades together.
For the outer corner, I next went in with Drama on a flat brush.
I packed Drama into the outer corner or outer V and softly blended the edges.
I went back in with my transition and crease shades to further blend. Okay, I see why I had not setting my eyelids, see that patchiness? Ugh. I did a lot of back and forth to fix that.
Anyway, on to the lid.
For the lid, I took the shimmery purple called Celestial on a flat brush.
I applied Celestial over the lid and into Drama creating a gradient.
I went back in with Drama to make sure the shades were merged into one another.
On the inner portion of the eyelid, I added a little bit of Wild Child.
While it’s not showing the best in this photo, when the light catches Wild Child, it looks really pretty.
I liked having the warm pop of pink against the cool purple shades. I mixed a lot of warm and cool tones in this look.
Moving onto the lower lash line, I went ahead and did my face makeup first. I have an odd order of doing makeup. I went across the lower lash line with Love.
The added in Volatile closer to the outer corner and blended inward so most the pigmentation stay on the outer part.
And again with Drama, focusing it more on the outer corner just like on the upper lid. I also made sure the upper and lower lid were joined together.
For the inner corner, I went with my highlighter on a small pencil brush. I used the shade Telepathy from the Kat Von D Fetish Blush and Highlighter Palette.
I added just a bit of liner to the upper lash line because I am going with false lashes and this just helps them blend in.
I didn’t want the look to have any real eyeliner.
My lashes were not cooperating the best but the look came together and you couldn’t tell unless you were that close to my eyes. But yeah, a set of falsies and some mascara and the eyes are complete.
For the lips, I wanted a soft nude, “your lips but better” shade. This is Pat Mcgrath Matte Lip Trance in 1995 topped with Dolly lipgloss from Buxom.
The Finished Look
For blush, I used a mixture of shades from the Kat Von D Fetish Blush and Highlighter Palette as well as the Telepathy Metal Crush Highlighter. I topped that off with Blossom Glow from Wet N Wild on the highest points.
I adore this look. It’s one of those that that just makes you feel pretty. It’s not over the top glam but still glam. It’s the kind of look I would do for a date night or a special occasion.
So, anyone has any special V-Day plans? Like I said, mine is the dentist. Hopefully, good things will come of that so wish me luck and I’ll see ya’ll Friday.