QC Makeup Academy student ambassador Whitney Conn is a student in the Special FX, Airbrush, and Skincare courses. She’s also a proud graduate of the Master Makeup Artistry course.

We have finally made it to February—do you know what that means? Valentine’s Day! A wonderful day to remind the people in your life just how much you love them. Many are planning a night out with their significant other or to go out with friends. Whatever the case may be, let me help you prepare for that night out with some beauty tips and tricks!

Keep reading!

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Skincare

In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day, preparing your skin is beyond important. As you’ve learned in your makeup artist training, skincare is the first step to having a great makeup application no matter the reason.

Start by washing your face daily to remove any impurities from your skin. Apply a moisturizer to keep your skin from looking dull and dehydrated. Then, use a toner to tighten skin. An active skin care regime will help you keep your skin looking bright and healthy. Other tips I would suggest is to use a mild exfoliator to rid your face of dead skin. You could also use a weekly face mask for extra hydration and toning.

Glowing skin

While we’ve already talked about skincare, there are other makeup products in the market to make skin glow. There are a variety of primers, foundations, foundation mixings, and highlighters to give your skin that healthy, dewy glow.

Let me refer you to the Unit D: Bridal Makeup Application in the Master Makeup Artistry course. In your makeup training, you’ll learn about what to do if the customer requests a dewy look. If they haven’t started a skincare regimen, you can still create a dewy look for them. You would just with a skin brightening primer to bring a glow to the skin—don’t skip the moisturizer!

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Transition your makeup from day to night

Many of us have to work during the day on Valentine’s Day. If you think you may not have time to create a romantic look for the night, fear not! There is a simple solution to transition your day makeup to night makeup.

Wearing simple and natural makeup throughout the day is a great place to start. Go through all the steps of the four-step eye from the Master Makeup Artistry course to complete your sultry look for your night out. Add red or pink to your crease for a pop of color in line with the Valentine’s Day theme. Continue with the black shadow to complete your smoky eye look.

Finishing the look

Depending on what you’re going for with your look, you can add blush with a bit of shimmer along with a highlighter to your cheekbones. Adding a natural shade for your lip, going bold with a bright color, even a going with a deep red could be fun. Whatever your style, this look is about you!

Make it fun

Want to have some fun with your Valentine’s Day look? Use an airbrush machine and stencils to add hearts or other designs to your look. As I have learned from the Airbrush Makeup workshop in Unit C, stencils are a great way to add details to a look while making it fun and creative.

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I hope you found these tips and tricks helpful for creating your own look for a night of romance. Now, start creating! The world is waiting to see what you can do. Remember to always keep learning and believe in yourself. You can do anything you put your mind to. Own it!

Which tip will you be using for date night? Let us know!

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Author Celina Feng

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