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5 February Makeup Looks To Brighten Up Your Winter Blues

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I think of February as a time of transition between the frigidness of January and the blossoming of March. It’s kind of an awkward month stuck between two phases of the year and a lot of times, this is when people experience their “winter blues.” But I’m here to cure that… with a little makeup!

These 5 February makeup looks are meant to brighten up your look and challenge you to try some new things. Red eyeliner, anyone? (Don’t knock it ’til you try it, okay?!) And hopefully, it will bring some fun into what can be quite a monotonous month.

As always, I have kept these makeup looks simple and open to interpretation. I keep the base makeup the same and try to keep everything at a somewhat-beginner level to allow anyone to be able to take them on themselves.

So whether you’ll be going out on a hot date this week with your Valentine, chilling with your Galentines, or just in need of some new makeup looks, I’ve got 5 ideas for you!

Here is what I used for the base makeup:

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer

Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer in “Light” & “Medium”

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in “Fresh Beige”

NYX Finishing Powder in “Banana”

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Pressed Powder in “Buff Beige”

L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara in “Blackest Black”

Milani Baked Blush in “Luminoso”

Simple Face & A Bold Lip

5 February Makeup Looks To Brighten Up Your Winter Blues

5 February Makeup Looks To Brighten Up Your Winter Blues The eyes: Nothing other than lots of my Lash Paradise mascara!

The lips: Lipstick Queen Famous Last Words Liquid Matte Lipstick “Dear John”

This is actually one of my favorite everyday looks. I love to let a bold lipstick have its moment by pairing it with toned-down face makeup. I think it’s a great look for lipstick lovers who love to make a statement too!

Magenta is one of my favorite lipstick shades to wear; I consider it to be the sassy version of red lipstick. 😉

 

Golden Eyes & A Soft Pink Lip

5 February Makeup Looks To Brighten Up Your Winter Blues

5 February Makeup Looks To Brighten Up Your Winter Blues

The eyes: Milani Everyday Eyes Matte Eyeshadow Collection in “Bare Necessities”; I used the gold shade

The lips: Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in “Meritage”

This one is a softer look with a kick of sparkle. I used a wet, flat brush to pat on the gold eyeshadow and make it look as metallic as possible. Then, I dabbed just a bit of the lip color on my lips for a subtle flush. It’s romantic, feminine, and oh so easy to do.

 

Monotone Mauve

5 February Makeup Looks To Brighten Up Your Winter Blues

5 February Makeup Looks To Brighten Up Your Winter Blues

The eyes: L’Oreal Color Riche La Palette Nude 2; I used shades 6 and 10 in the crease and 9 on the lid and lower lash line 

The lips: EM COSMETICS Infinite Lip Cloud in “Muted Mauve”

Monotone looks are all the rage right now and I am totally on board. It is a bit of a daring look, but it’s so much fun to put together!

This eye look only consisted of two colors: a brown shade in the crease and a pure mauve shade on the lid and lower lash line. It’s best to keep monotone looks simple and straightforward so the right idea comes through.

Mauve is a great color on just about anybody too. Its purple and pink tones make it stand out, but the overall gray undertone of the color mutes it down, making it great for everyday wear.

 

Burgundy Liner & A Nude Lip

5 February Makeup Looks To Brighten Up Your Winter Blues

5 February Makeup Looks To Brighten Up Your Winter Blues

The eyes: NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lip Liner in “Vintage”

The lips: Tarte Colorsplash Lipstick in “colada”

Who said red can only be on the lips?! I just can’t resist including one or two daring looks in my makeup posts!

I love the faded burgundy color of the NYX Liquid Suede lipstick in “Vintage”, so I decided to use it as an eyeliner. Why not? I paired the eye look with a nude lip to let it stand out. I surprisingly love the red liner and how it looks against my brown eyes!

Can’t nail your cat eye? Learn all about how I achieve my winged liner!

 

Classic Black Liner & A Red Lip

5 February Makeup Looks To Brighten Up Your Winter Blues

5 February Makeup Looks To Brighten Up Your Winter Blues

The eyes: NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner

The lips: Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in “Ma’Damn”

Of course, I couldn’t get through a makeup post without including a classic red lip! I finished this classy, romantic look with nothing other than a bold, black winged liner. This look seriously never fails.

 

Sport one of these looks when you go out with your loved ones or kick it at home and experiment with each one. Go ahead and show yourself a little self-love! But no matter where you find yourself this Valentine’s Day, enjoy it 🙂

 

In need of some more revitalization this winter? Check out my list of ways to freshen things up.


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22 Comments

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag

    Ooh I really love all of these. They look great on you! I think the gold eyeshadow is one of my favorites though!

    -Lauren

    February 14, 2018 at 10:50 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Me too! I wore that one out on Valentine’s Day 🙂

      February 15, 2018 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Joy DeKok

    I recently tried a new lip color – sort of bold for me and it was so much fun! Thanks for the tips – you are beautiful!

    February 14, 2018 at 2:03 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Thank you so much! I love bold lip colors. They are just so fun to wear 🙂

      February 15, 2018 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Antri C.

    You are cute, but in my opinion, the vibrant pink (the first one) is looking wonderful on your lips!

    February 14, 2018 at 2:06 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Thank you so much! It is definitely one of my favorite lipsticks.

      February 15, 2018 at 3:09 pm
  • Reply Stacey

    I really like all these looks especially the first two. I have the Persona Cosmetics Identity palette and I love it https://personacosmetics.co

    February 14, 2018 at 5:15 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      I love those looks too!

      February 15, 2018 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Amber | xoxo, Am

    My favorite would have to be the classic black liner and red lip! That’s my go-to look! I really like the monotone mauve and bold lip on you too!

    February 15, 2018 at 1:11 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Thank you! You can never go wrong with black liner and red lips!

      February 15, 2018 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Love it! A red lip with a little bit of a cat eye black liner is one of my all time fave date looks.

    February 15, 2018 at 11:36 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      It’s perfect!

      February 15, 2018 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply toby http://poshandspicy.com/

    i love the pink lipstick xo toby

    February 15, 2018 at 12:43 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Thanks! It’s one of my favorite colors to wear 🙂

      February 15, 2018 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Brittany

    The burgundy eyeliner is actually really impressive! When you think of it you’re like, ehhh I don’t know. But you did an amazing job! definitely going to try some of these to branch out of my comfort zone.

    February 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Thank you so much! I agree, I was a bit skeptical at first, but it totally grew on me 🙂

      February 15, 2018 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply yvette

    Oh my gosh, the Dear John lipstick is amazing on you! But you are so gorgeous you can likely pull it all off. I love how well you balanced the various shades for the eyes compared to the lips though – great tips for sure! Beautiful blog tool

    February 15, 2018 at 11:19 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Thank you! Thank you! You are so sweet. The Dear John lipstick is one of my faves! 🙂

      February 16, 2018 at 8:39 am
  • Reply Emma

    Beautiful! I simply adore the ‘Burgundy Liner & A Nude Lip’ look. Super unique and chic <3

    February 16, 2018 at 10:50 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Thank you so much! That one was a favorite of mine too 🙂

      February 19, 2018 at 8:20 am
  • Reply Tiffany

    Beautiful photos and I love the bright pink lip! You are so right about February, it’s an awkward month….we are all desperate for spring i’m desperate to swap my wardrobe around and for some nice spring colour !

    February 16, 2018 at 4:39 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      haha exactly! I’m loving the bright pink lip too 🙂

      February 19, 2018 at 8:20 am

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