Valentine’s Day Makeup #2 ~ In With Skin

Here is the second makeup look in the In With Skin

Valentine’s Day date makeup series.

The scenario this time was a casual valentine’s date,

such as catching a movie, going to a game,

doing something low key where you don’t want to be

too vamped up, but still want to look like you made an effort, and look really pretty.

Applying MAC Impassioned lipstick in The Beauty Room at In With Skin

All makeup products were by MAC,

and are part of their basic color line,

so no matter where in the world you are reading this

you can order these items.

I prepped our model Alyssa in the makeup room

keeping her skin hydrated and her complexion glowing.

In With Skin Valentine’s Day Makeup Look #2

On her eyes I used a paint pot in Painterly

eyeshadow Sushi Flower on the lid for a pop of color

then Handwritten to buff out the eye and give it some depth and dimension. Fluidline gel cream liner in Dripdown gave a little

definition to the eye.

On Alyssa’s lips we used lip liner Pink Treat 

and lipstick Impassioned

images courtesy of Bill Christ

Here’s the video

Valentine’s Day Makeup #1 ~ In With Skin

I recently shot some beauty segments for

In With Skin.

With Valentine’s Day on the imminent horizon

we shot a series of four different makeup looks

to correspond with four different types of date nights.
 (scroll to the bottom of this post to see the video tutorial)

on the Beauty Room set at In With Skin Media

We exclusively used makeup products by MAC,

all chosen from their basic line, 

(not their specialty or limited edition lines),

so wherever you are in the world you can access

the exact products we used 

and duplicate the looks.

Our first Valentine’s date scenario

is for a cozy date by the fire,

or a date that’s low-key, sweet and romantic.

This is not the time to roll out your banging smokey eye

or your fierce red lip – that would be overkill!

 For this type of date its more about being soft

and approachable. 

And infinitely kissable.

I prepped our model in the makeup room at In With Skin Studios

prior to going on set.

The key principals are making sure the skin is well hydrated,

giving it a little glow, color correcting only where needed

(in this case just under her eyes), using a light foundation

application, and a soft cream blush. 

I used a shade called Something Special.

Valentines Day Makeup, In With Skin

On our model’s eyes I started with a paint pot

in a shade called Painterly. 

I cheat with this as both an eyeshadow primer, because it acts like one, and as an all over the eye base shade, 

because the color is so beautiful. 

On top of the Painterly I then applied a fun shade called 

Stars n Rockets. This gave us a soft glistening eye

that picks up the light and looks incredibly pretty.

In the crease is a nice matte shade called Fig1.

This lets me create a little dimension and shape to the eye.

I finished the eye out with a kohl pencil in Teddy.

I lined her lips with a MAC lipliner called Embrace Me,

then finished the lip with a lipstick called St Germain.

Pretty, non?     


North Valley Magazine

I haven’t posted any of my local editorials

for quite some time.

This month I have several hitting the newstands,

the first of which is North Valley Magazine.

North Valley Magazine December 2012

Photography by Scott Whitney

Styling Shannon Campbell

Hair Drew Noreen

Makeup Corinna Cooke