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Valentine’s Day Makeup from Work to Date Night in 3 Steps

Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year which means that most of us are going from our desk to date night but with time not on our side, how can we take our work look and amp up the glam for Valentine’s Day Makeup without spending tons of time to prep?

Well, one of the best parts of my job as a wedding and event planner is being surrounded by the most talented glam squads in the business so I called Master Makeup Artist, Simone Rosas of Makeover Station and asked for her tips on how to go from work to workin’ it in just three simple steps. So whether you have a hot date or are heading out for a Galentine’s girl’s night out, follow these simple steps for a glam look that can even be done in the office bathroom but is still sure to make someone’s heart skip a beat.

Step 1:

What to pack in your briefcase? “No need to start from scratch,” according to Simone. “This look is all about easy and building on your daytime makeup.”  Definitely what we wanted to hear, right?  The easier the better in my book and to top it off, you don’t have to cart a bunch of products to work in your briefcase, just a five key pieces and you’re good to go!

Glam tools:

  • A reddish brown eyeshadow
  • A black eyeliner: Simone’s favorite is Kat Von D Tatoo Liquid Liner and a Pencil Liner for your lower lash line
  • An eyeshadow brush
  • An eyeshadow blender brush
  • Lipstick
  • Optional if you may want a retouch of the following:
    • Your lighter eyeshadow from your day look if you need a refresh
    • Blush
    • Mascara
Step 2:

Starting with your daytime look, you’ll begin with the reddish brown shadow and the eyeshadow brush.

First: Add the color to your eyelids and then wing the color up and out on the corner edges of your eyes. Then take your eyeshadow blending brush and soften the eyeshadow on your eyelid and outside crease area. “You don’t want any harsh lines,” according to Simone. “You want to blend it in for a soft look but with a hint of drama.”  *Watch her demonstrate and explain how to do it here: (I promise it’s easy enough for even me to do) How to Create a Valentine’s Day Makeup Eye

Second: Use the black liquid liner pen and sweep it across your upper lash line.  Then use the black pencil liner to darken your inner lower lash line to define your eyes.

Third: Refresh your lipstick

Optional: Touch up your blush and mascara

Finished Look:

In less than 10 minutes you’ll be date night ready with a vamped up look that doesn’t look like you are exhausted from from being a Girlboss and taking over the world all day!

Happy Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day to all of you – I wish you so much love this year! <3 Sweater: Forever 21 / Skirt: StyleWe / Shoes: Iman / Love Necklace: Forever 21

Simone Rosas

International makeup artist Simone Rosas is Makeover Station’s owner and lead hair & makeup artist. Her many years of experience in the hair and makeup industry has led her to acquire an extensive background that includes work on tv, print, commercial and bridal fields. Currently living in Central Florida, Simone spends her time managing her makeup and hair company in Winter Park, Florida that offers full service hair cut, color and beauty services as well as managing her roster of luxury brides and weddings.

Some of Simone’s past clients, work and awards: Conde Nast publications, MTV, 21st century fox, Cotton the fabric of our lives, K. Hendrix, Golf digest magazine, Modern Salon Magazine, The Knot Magazine, Floridian View Magazine, Slenderbread Magazine, Lake Mary Health and Wellness, Central Florida Bride Magazine, The Knot best of weddings, Wedding Wire Bride’s choice Awards.

Her philosphy is:

“ Self confidence is everything when it comes to beauty. If you think you look great, everybody else will too.”

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