Love is All Around

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and we know you obviously want to look your best for the big date, so we are visiting both ends of the beauty spectrum to find your perfect V-day look!

#1 Sweetly Sincere

Nothing says feminine and flirty like glowing skin and baby pink lips. Paired with this lady-like pink dress from ASOS (which is figure-flattering and has the most adorable pink bow in the back!) – you will be charming him all night long.

 Image 1 of ASOS Skater Dress With Low Bow Back
$71, asos.com

Glowing skin is the perfect base for this look , so grab the Royal & Langnickel synthetic, long-handled Kabuki (our newest addition to the SILK line!) and blend your foundation with a bit of highlighter mixed in. Benefit Moonbeam is a cult fave for this look, so add a drop or two and buff on with the Kabuki brush. Next, for your lips, use a subtle pink lipstick or gloss. Fairer ladies can get away with a more bubblegum hue while you tanner ladies should pick a color with a deeper color to avoid the 80’s frosted look. Top the look off with rosy blush such as the BareMinerals Cheerful. Bright pink blushes look overwhelming in the container, but when applied to the apples of your cheeks and upwards it gives you a beautiful, natural flush.

#2 Sultry Seductress

If you are taking a late dinner or headed to a secluded corner of a chic bar, dark eyes and nude lips are the look for your Valentine night. Paired with a perfectly draped red dress you will be sending all the right signals.


$59, Mango

Once again, a Kabuki brush will be your favorite tool to achieve flawless skin as the base for this look, so use it to blend your foundation in to start. Then, use a powder to set the foundation and mattify your face. Next we will do the eyes- you can either do a black smoky eye or, if you want to tone down the intensity, use grey or brown. Use an eyeshadow palette with at least 3 colors (like Shiseido’s trio of luminizing eye shadows) and start with the middle neutral color over the base of your eye. Next, use the lightest color on your brow line and the inner corners, and then the darkest on the outer corners. A blending brush like the BC460 Angle Blender will help you seamlessly apply the colors for a Valentine’s statement eye. To complete the look, a nude lip will polish you off without taking attention away from your sultry eye makeup. In the video below, Kevin James Bennett will show you how to create the perfect neutral lip!

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Categories: Eyes, Fashion, Lipstick, Powder, Trends

Author:The Art of Beauty Blog

At Royal & Langnickel we LOVE beauty, but we are PASSIONATE about brushes. This is why we designed our lines alongside some of the industry’s top professional makeup artists to ensure the quality and craftsmanship would stand up to intense daily use, while providing a flawless finish. We look to use this weblog to share with professional makeup artists and enthusiasts information on beauty and brushes. We hope you enjoy and engage!

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