For Valentine’s Day, I recommend Rose Sophisticate


Rose Sophisticate

There’s always a time when we need something sweet, delicate, and yet mature. Whether for a wedding, interview, or a first date, I think this look will cut it, especially for . . .


So go out and buy a big box of chocolate truffles, some wine, and curl up to watch your favorite movie alone or with your BF. Happy Valentine’s Day to all the happy couples! And if you’re single, cross your fingers for some love!




Soft rose colors are like a grown-up pink, and work on every skin tone. Whether in matte or simply colored, a soft red tinted pink will always be prettily mature.

Get the Look:

Brush a soft rose color all over lids, from lashlines to browbones. Focus the color on your lids, though: slightly fade the color out as you apply outerwards.

Try: Lancome Roseraie des Delices Spring 2012 Collection, or Rimmel London Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow in English Rose

Using a cream shadow in white, lightly brush around your eyes in a C shape, from browbone to just on your cheekbones. Try using a big, fluffy brush reserved for blush; it fans the color out so you look dewy, not white as you may do when you over-apply.

Apply a pinkish blush in your apples, blending with the white colors.

Try using a rose-colored or soft pink lip liner; lip liners not only look more pigmented and colored, they’re also handy to create that perfect Cupid’s bow, and they don’t smear or fade for a long, long time. 🙂

Dust translucent powder over your pout to create a matte look, or brush on some white eyeshadow for a lighter look and a brighter pout!

For a flirtier look, try soft and subtle mascara, like’s CoverGirl’s NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara. For nighttime, I’d apply dark brown gel eyeliner in a soft cat-eye, and apply a more glamorous mascara, maybe Lancome Definicils, or CoverGirl LashBlast Luxe.

Let me know what you guys think, and Happy Valentine’s Day again!

P.S. I’ll have a post about creating perfect Cupid’s bows next time!

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