Amped Up Valentine’s Makeup

Always up for trying new things, I’m braving a whole new world this week…

Makeup tutorials. (Dun, dun, daaaaaahhhhh!)

As Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, it was perfect timing for one of my favorite looks, featuring bold red lips, a sexy cat eye and fluffy lashes (for which I never really need a special occasion, but what the heck).

Watch my video tutorial below for step by step instructions and to see how I used all my favorite products.

Thanks to one especially amazing highlighter palette that I stumbled across during the holidays, which featured three beautiful pressed highlighters, the finished look is a shimmery stunner that is just perfect for staying in with that special someone or going out on the town with the girls!

The basics are very much that, basic. And halfway through this tutorial, you might decide to stop at the more everyday look (I use it all the time for work!).

Everyday Look - ADOS

But to amp it up, you simply add some lashes…

Fluffy lashes - ADOS

And then that bold red lipstick…

Put on the lipstick - ADOS


Et voila! C’est magnifique!

Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial by A Dash of Sparkle

Here are the products I used to create the romantic look:

The end result is a flirty, come-hither, look…

Finished Valentines Look- ADOS

Perfect for puckering up.

Kissy face - ADOS

I will admit though, my step into makeup tutorials was quite a humbling experience as well. I mean, have you seen some of the funny faces we ladies make when painting our faces?

Funny Face - ADOS


Fish Face - ADOS

Well, maybe that second one is just me.

Regardless, I hope you’ll check out my tutorial and perhaps give it a whirl for an upcoming red-lip-worthy occasion.

I’ll probably still be making that fish face come Valentine’s Day, red lip or not. What do you have planned?


2 thoughts on “Amped Up Valentine’s Makeup

  1. Run DMT

    I love this! I have such cateye eyeliner envy. This look is just gorgeous!

    1. Shannon @ A Dash of Sparkle

      Thank you so much Denise! I’m convinced all anyone needs to nail the cat eye look is a little practice and a great liner. One of my fave looks.

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