Valentine's Day Inspo!

Valentine's day is right around the corner so the girls and I thought we'd share some of our favorite date night looks! Whether you're a team natural kinda gal or if you prefer the drama of a smokey eye and a red lip, you'll find it all in this blog. Have a chocolate filled Hallmark holiday!

Makeup Artist - Jacqueline Menconi

This month I had two beautiful models, Kristen & Dana! Thanks again for being my canvas, ladies!

Let's start with Kristen (blonde):

Skin Prep:

* Lumiere de Vie Volcanic Clay Mask

* Timeless Prescription Advanced Hydroxy Face Peel (aka "Magic Pads")

* Skintelligence pH Normalizer

* Skintelligence Daily Moisturizer


* Motives Insta Smooth as primer

* Motives Liquid Mineral Foundation in Cream Beige mixed with Lumiere de Vie Pore Minimizing Serum

* Contour, Bronze, and Highlight palette

* Motives for LaLa Mineral Bush in Envy

* Shimmer highlight in Bombshell (very light application)

* 10 Years Younger Finishing Spray


* Motives Eye Base primer

* Motives My Beauty Weapon Palette (matte cream, shimmer pink, matte wine, matte brown, and matte black shades)

* Matte cream shade dusted all over the eye lid and up to the brow

* Shimmer pink shade pressed onto the lid

* Matte wine shade pressed onto the outer 3rd of the lid and blended into the shimmer pink for no harsh lines of demarkation

* Matte brown shade very lightly blended into the crease as a transition shade

* Matte black shade dabbed to outer V area of eye for added drama, then blended

* Black Khol pencil liner along top lash line and smudged into lower lash line with the matte brown shade

* Matte black shadow pressed onto the top lash line over the pencil for diffusion

* One light coat of Motives Fiber Lush Mascara

* Motives Eye Brow Palette


* Lip pencil in Pink Lady all over lips

* Motives for LaLa Mineral Lip Shine in Celeb

Dana's Look:

Skin Prep:

* Timeless Prescription Advanced Hydroxy Face Peel (aka "Magic Pads")

* Skintelligence pH Normalizer

* Skintelligence Daily Moisturizer


* Motives Insta Smooth as primer

* Motives Liquid Mineral Foundation in Vanilla Beige mixed with Cream Beige and Lumiere de Vie Pore Minimizing Serum

* Contour, Bronze, and Highlight palette

* Motives for LaLa Mineral Bush in Envy

* Shimmer highlight in Bombshell (very light application)

* 10 Years Younger Finishing Spray


* Motives Eye Base primer

* Motives Mavens Element Palette

* Birch from palette all over lid and up to brow

* Native swiped back and forth in crease for the transition color

* Bordeaux pressed onto the outer 3rd of the lid

* Shell pressed onto the mobile lid and moving to inner corner

* Raven in outer V area, blended up and into the crease

* Black Khol pencil liner along top lash line and smudged into outer 3rd of lower lash line

* Raven pressed onto the top lash line over the pencil for diffusion

* One generous coat of Motives Fiber Lush Mascara


* Motives Lip Pencil in Truffle

* Motives All Day Liquid Lipstick in Sultry

Makeup Artist - Sophia Chau Hoang

For face: *Preping is super important for me: i clean- tone with Lumière De Vie - then Concentrated Serum to help lock in moisture - wait at least 3 minutes and put on Lumière De Vie Rejuvinating Cream and wait at least 5'-10' to do my makeup. * Prime my face with Motives Perfecting Primer * Liquid Powder Foundation in Almond * Long wear liquid concealer in Light (yellow tone) * Mavens Sculpt Series in Fire to highlight and contour * Set with Motives Loose Translucent Powder * Blush in Flushed * highlight in Sculpt Duo on nose, temples, cheekbones, chin. Eyes: * Motives eyebase and set with translucent powder * Crease: I mix Cappuccino and Summer Glow * Outer corner: Chocolight to give a V shape to give an almond shape to my eyes * Lids, Browbones, inner corner: Antique Pink * Eyeliner: Lux Precision Liner in Jet black to give a long winged eyeliner on top. Khol eyeliner in Onyx for inner rim under eyes. * Under eyes: Chocolight - blend out with the mixture of Cappuccino + Summer Glow * Mascara: my can't-live-without mascara Motives Fiber Lush to give length, volume and thickness in 1 easy step like no others Lips: * Line outer line with eyeliner Bare, then line the lips and fill in the while lips with lip liner Neutral, blend well. * Mavens Matte in Daddy's Girl on top Finish with 10 Years Younger

Makeup Artist - Leigh Raeder

I had a hard time deciding what to do for this post, so I let my beauties in my VIP group vote on their favorite look. I picked 4 inspirations, and it was close. This one only won by one vote! I treated them to a “Live” Facebook Tutorial to teach them how easy it is to achieve it too, I even created a list of everything used so it’s easy to find, check it out:

EYES: As always, I started by applying Motives Eye Base to the entire lid I filled in my eye brows with the Motives Eye Brow Kit and brushed through to soften with a spoolie I wanted to create a sharp line with the eye shadow, so I used some scotch tape and followed my lower lash line angled up towards my eye brow I used the Motives “In The Nude” Palette eyeshadow, starting with “Fawn” using it as a transition color Using a crease brush, I smudged Motives Gel Eye Liner “Little Black Dress” in the outer corners along the bottom tape line. I did the same thing in the inner corner I continued by blending inward with the darkest brown in the “In The Nude Palette”-“Force”, then transitioned to “Espresso”, and also blended into my crease. Using a flat shadow brush and patted “Evening” in the center To add some shimmer and sparkle, I mixed Motives Gem Sparkles “Morganite” with Motives Paint Pot Mineral “Allure” and applied it to the center of my eye lid with Motives Glitter Adhesive For a more bold look, I uses Motives Lashes #113 and applied with the new Motives Glitter Adhesive To give a softer edge under the eye, I apples “Espresso” along the lash line and Motives Luxe Precision Eye Liner “Jet Black” to my water line.

FACE: I applied Motives Liquid Mineral Foundation-“Vanilla Cream” to my entire face and touched up under my eyes with Motives Long Wear Concealer “Light Yellow Undertone I added a little glow by stobing Motives Shimmers “Starshine” Set my entire look with Motives 10 Years Younger Makeup Setting Spray Lips: I lined and contoured using Motives Lip Crayon “Dusty Rose” Followed with Motives Matte Lipstick-Seduced

I really did like this look, and I may just recreate it and have my hubby take me out to dinner!!

Makeup Artist - Ash Mac

I hope everyone has an amazing Valentine's day. I'm going to share my secrets to some bedroom eyes. *wink wink* Starting off with a clean and moisturized face, I apply Motives Face Perfecting Primer all over my face, and then added the Lumiere De Vie Pore Minimizer Serum to the areas that needed it the most, mainly my cheeks and chin. Apply a small of Motives Custom Blended liquid foundation, and lightly contour and highlight using the Motives Mavens Sculpt Series. I, then, brush my Motives custom blend powder, and touch up mycontour with the Motives 3 in 1 contour kit. For the Cheeks, I dusted Motives Pressed Blush in MInk across the apples of my cheeks then add the Motives Shimmer Powder in StarShine to the tops of my cheekbones. For my eyes, I applied the Motives Eye Base all over my lid and set it with Motives pressed eye shadow in Vanilla. From there, I add Summer Glow eye shadow from my lash line to my crease. then blending Stellar and Cappuccino eye shadows to my crease, and adding Stellar to my lower lash line. To give that extra "something- something" I then add mystical to the center part of my lid and Antique Pink under my brow bone. Add some sass with the Lux Precision eyeliner pen, and the new Fiber Lush Mascara and I know my guy won't be able to take his eyes off mine. Finish the whole look off with Motives All Day Liquid Stick in Seduction, and I promise he'll be seduced all night long!

Makeup Artist - Kinley Kay

I LOVE date makeup. If I could only do one sort of application it would be to beautify women for dates! I just love it. Its so versatile and different for every woman. Let's Glam it up for Valentines!

Starting with my fav....micellular Cleanser for that soft skin cleanse. I used vitashield eye cream all around my eyes to prep for a seamless concealer. Used my favorite hydrator to pack on the moisture, Cellular Laboratories hand and body cream.

I started with priming my eyes with the Motives eye base and used I Do palette to add sparkle and dimension. The formula of these shades are butterrrrrr!!!! I also used glitter pot in silver to add some glamour in the center of my lid. I warmed up my crease with the rose shade in the My Party Weapon palette as well.

I concealed my under eyes with Motives Concealer in light. For foundation I use Liquid Mineral foundation in Linen. Blushed up my cheeks with blush in Peachy.

Created dimension in my brows with the one and only 3-in-1 brow kit.

Enhanced my lashes with Fiberlush and used falsies in #111.

My lips were completed with Mavens liquid lipstick Seduction!

Finished with some spritz of the 10 years younger spray and I am ready for a date!

Makeup Artist - Jessi Jewel

I have always had quite a fondness for Valentine's Day makeup looks. When this time of year comes around it is always fun and exciting to let your glamorous side out and bring a little extra sexiness to your makeup look for your special date night! So the look I have shown is a romantic inspired look that draws equal attention to the eyes as well as the lips. Also, no Valentine's Day look is ever complete without a glowing natural complexion to compliment those newly enhanced features.

To start I always do eyes first, and for this eye look specifically I am going for the big, "Dolly Eye", look. So start by basing the eyes, first with a light concealer (Longwear Liquid Concealer - Light) from the crease all the way up to the brow line. Then on the whole lid from lashline to crease, apply a soft gold shimmer cream eye shadow (Luxe Creme Shadow - Gold Dust). Next apply a very generous amount of a white khol pencil (Khol Pencil - Angel) in entire the waterline from inner corner to outer corner. This step is what really gives the big eye look, (if you are a darker skin tone then use a pencil that's a shade or two lighter then your skin tone as white may be too light for you) if you want that big baby doll eye look do not skip this step! Next I start with the lightest tones of eye shadow in the eye design, first from the crease up to the brow bone I applied the light tone from the Motives, "Shape and Sculpt Duo". Then from the Motives Mavens, "Demure Palette", I applied the shade, "Gleam", to the entire lid from lash line to crease as well as the inner corner of the eye.

Next and also from the, "Demure Palette", I applied to the crease but slightly above the shade, "Bare", then in the deepest part of my crease and on the lower lash line I applied the shade, "Lights Out". Finally in the very outer corner of the eye I applied a black eye shadow and blended slightly to the lower lashline (keeping it on the very outer portion of the eye) as well as onto the outer portion of the eye lid and crease. I finished off the eyes with some black eye liner on the upper lash line (Little Black Dress), false lashes, and a generous helping of the, "Fiber Lush", mascara to give lashes a very full voluptuous look!

Now for the Complexion! I prepared my skin using my all-time favorite skin care line, Skintelligence. First cleanse with the Deep Cleansing Emulsion, then follow with the PH Normalizing toner, and end with the Daily Moisture Enhancer. Next I applied the Liquid Powder Foundation with a small stippling brush in the shade, "Cream Beige". After the first light coat, and before powder, apply a light mist of the, "10 Years Younger", setting spray and allow to dry. Spraying this before powder gives that extra long wear and of course a beautiful glow. Then where I needed a little more coverage I dabbed a little more of the foundation and patted in. Next I highlighted my under eyes and T-Zone with a concealer lighter then my skin tone (Liquid Correction Concealer - Fair). Next I set my face with a little translucent powder (Luminous Loose Translucent Powder - Light), bronzed my face with the darker tone in the, "Shape and Sculpt Duo", (I love that that particular color is not very orange which looks much more natural on my skin tone) and finished with a little Custom Blended pink blush. After all is done, mist the face again with the, "10 Years Younger", setting spray.

Now for the topping on the cake, the lips, which for this look we are going for a supple sexy pout!! So first line the lips with a red lip liner that matches the lipstick as closely as possible (Lip Crayon - Retro Red), then follow with the Ultra Matte Lipstick, "Sex Pot", and top the lips with the Mineral Lip Shine, "Rose". I know the whole matte lips are the craze right now, but when you gloss your lips it draws SO much more attention to the lips, and makes them look larger, and so supple, which always adds more sexiness to the look. Since this is for a Valentine's Day date.....why not draw as much attention as possible to that sexy pout?!?!

Makeup Artist - Nicki Hala


Eye base Elements Palette Kohl eyeliner in black

Glitter eyeliner in Gold

Fiber Lush Mascara Brow Kit

Face: Face Perfecting Primer Liquid to Powder Foundation in Almond and Golden

Med/dark and Med/light concealers

Translucent Powder in Medium and Light 3-in-1 Contour Kit Lotus Blush

10 years younger setting spray

Lips: Sorry Not Sorry mixed with a little Dark Side liquid matte lipsticks I started with my eyes and used a little eye base using my index finger. I then went in with 4 shades f