Shimmery Purple Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial

Today I'll be showing you how to create shimmery purple Valentines Day makeup.
Sigma Beauty Flare Palette Tutorial
Valentines Day Tutorial

1. We start with a freshly clean moisturized face, as always.

2. Apply your makeup primer, foundation and use concealer under your eyes, around your nose, etc. I use La Prairie Rose Illusion Line Filler, mineral foundation from Lumiere and concealer from Ultra Pure Cosmetics. Apply lip balm to your lips. It will moisturize and soften your lips while you're doing your eyes. Apply some translucent powder under your eyes so it will be easier to clean your under eye area in case of shadow fall out.

Valentines Day Tutorial
Valentines Day Tutorial
3. Next, apply your eyeshadow primer to your upper lid up to brow bone. For this tutorial I used True Protective Shadow Primer. I applied a bit of it to my fingertips to warm it up and then I dabbed this on my upper eyelids, from lash line up to brow bone. Then I used Stila blending brush to blend it a bit.
Valentines Day Tutorial
Valentines Day Tutorial
Makeup Tutorial
4. Take your Sigma Flare eyeshadow palette and apply 'Beware' eyeshadow all over your upper eyelid up to brow bone using E55 brush from the palette. It will be our base color and it will also help us with blending darker eyeshadows.
Sigma Beware Eyeshadow
Valentines Day Tutorial
5. Using a round eyeshadow brush, apply 'Allure' eyeshadow to the crease. Sorry for the out of focus photo, I think you got the idea.
Sigma Flare Allure Eyeshadow
Sigma Allure Eyeshadow
6. Using a small eyeshadow brush, apply "Gossip' shadow to the outer 1/3 of your upper lid  and above your crease.
Sigma Gossip Eyeshadow
Sigma Eyeshadow Tutorials and Swatches
7. Take your blending brush and blend, blend, blend!
Sigma Brushes Blending Brush
Sigma Makeup Brushes
8. Apply 'Beware' eyeshadow to the center of your upper lid and to the inner corners of the eyes using E55 brush from the palette.
Sigma Beware Eyeshadow
Sigma Flare Palette Tutorial
9. Line your lower lash line with purple eyeliner pencil.
purple eyeliner pencil
Eyeliner Tutorial
10. Take the small eyeshadow brush you used in the step 6 and smudge the eyeliner.
Smudging liner
Valentines Day Tutorial
11. Apply a small amount of shimmery white eyeshadow all over your upper lid up to brow bone, to the inner corners of the eyes and along the lower lash line.
shimmery white eyeshadow
Shimmery Eyeshadow
12. Line your upper lid with black eyeliner close to the lash line, winging it at the outer corners of the eyes. I used Stila Smudge Pot in Black and applied it with a thin brush from art supply store (it works really great and costs almost nothing).
Stila Smudge Pot
Eyeliner Tutorial
13. Next, fill in your eyebrows and set the results with brow gel.
Winged Liner Makeup Tutorial
Valentines Day Tutorial

14. Curl your eyelashes and apply black mascara to both upper and lower lashes. Add false lashes if you want. I use Luview Gleam Full Long Lash Mascara (black) on my upper lashes and L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara (black) on my lower ones. My mini lash curler is from Japonesque.  Clean up your under eye area if there was any eyeshadow fall out.
LOreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

We finished doing our eye makeup. Ta-da!
Makeup Tutorials
15. Apply shimmery purple blush to your cheekbones with a pointed blush brush and (optional) bronzer below your cheekbones. Use shimmery highlighter on your cheekbones, chin, forehead, and along the bridge of your nose. I used Heidi Yi Mineral Blush in Frosted Plum and Mineral Bronzer in Sunkiss. Everyday Minerals Lucent Powder in Champagne was used as a highlighter.

Everyday Minerals Lucent Powder
16. Apply powder to set you makeup. I used Sheer Miracle Super Close Up HD High Definition Mineral Finishing Powder.
Miracle Super Close Up HD High Definition Mineral Finishing Powder
17. Apply lip gloss. I used purple lip gloss from Giella and dabbed a bit of the blush (from step 15) to my lips.
Lip Gloss
Here's the finished look:
Purple Spring Makeup Look Valentines Day Tutorial Final Look
Hope you like this look and tutorial! Be creative and have fun! See you soon! xx

Elena / Endless Summer 
Follow Elena on Facebook & Twitter

Interested in writing a guest post for Handmade Reviews? Contact us for details.


  1. Bellen,
    Yes, she's beautiful and great with makeup as well :)

  2. Wow Katherine. You are looking so gorgeous. <3 This is a very nice and detailed tutorial. Gonna try it today =)

  3. I love this soft and gorgeous.

  4. that is such a pretty purple! I love how you applied it to your eyes! beautiful job :)

  5. This is gorgeous and really brings out your eye color!

  6. wow, this looks so pretty and fresh on your skin tone. has anyone told you that you look like rooney mara from the girl with the dragon tattoo? i'm new to your blog so i'm not sure if that's been mentioned before.

  7. Nice one and clear explanations 
    Viva valentines !