If you can't get enough of Pinterest and wish you had more time to find the best beauty looks on the photo-sharing site, this column is for you. Each week we highlight a coveted makeup technique, hairstyle or nail design with a popular following, and get the tips and tricks for creating it from the person behind the original pin. For this edition we fell in love with this Valentine's Day look.
In response to her readers's request for a February 14th-themed look, Love, Shelbey... blogger Shelbey Ashburn created what she says is a "classic look that anyone could do." But "instead of using the usual red lip, I switched things up a bit and went for a romantic bold fuchsia," she adds. We spoke with Ashburn and got more of her tips on how to apply this makeup, from start to finish.
Step 1: Create a flawless canvas for your makeup by applying a full-coverage foundation. Try: bareMinerals Ready Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20. Tip: "I always make sure my skin is evened out as much as possible when going for a bold lip. It makes everything look so precise," Ashburn says.
Step 2: Blend a gold cream eye shadow on your lids, from lash lines to creases and along the inner corners of your eyes. Try:Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Bold Gold.
Step 3: Top the gold cream with a shimmery gold powder shadow. Try: bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 Duo in The Top Shelf. Use the gilded bronze shade.
Step 4: Highlight your brow bones with a white powder eye shadow. Try:L'Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Eye Shadow Duos in Sand Dune. Use the vanilla shade.
Step 5: Line your top lash lines with black liner, winging it out past the outer corners of your eyes. Try:Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. Tip: "My advice for people just starting out is, [use] a creamy gel liner you can apply with a liner brush," Ashburn says. "It allows you to form the shape that you want a lot easier than using a stick liner."
Step 6: Line your bottom lash lines and the inner rims (waterlines) of your eyes with the black liner.
Step 7: Apply black mascara to your top and bottom lashes. Try:Lancôme Hypnôse Custom Volume Mascara in Black.
Step 8: Sweep pink blush on the apples of your cheeks. Try: e.l.f. Studio Blush in Fuchsia Fusion. Tip: "Keep a lighter hand on the blush since the lips are on the brighter side," Ashburn says.
Step 9: Highlight your cheekbones with a shimmery powder. "I applied a little bit more than usual to give my skin more of a glowing effect," Ashburn says. Try:L'Oréal Paris Translucide Naturally Luminous Loose Powder.
Step 10: Complete the look by slicking on a bright fuchsia lip stain and topping it with a bit of gloss for a shiny finish. Try: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten and bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Smooth Talker.