My favorite holiday is here! Valentine’s Day has always been a source of excitement for me, whether single or boo’d up. I love the idea of baking cookies, wearing red, and treating myself to something nice. Honestly, I enjoy the holiday so much more when I’m single. No pressure and no expectations!
Roses are red, and so are my lips!
I had fun creating this rose-inspired makeup look using cruelty-free and “clean” makeup brands. I kept with a red and pink color story, and skipped my usual winged eyeliner for a more natural look.
I’ve had my eye on the shades “Supreme” and “Wiggalese” in the ABH x Jackie Aina eyeshadow palette for months now, but I wanted to wait for a special occasion to take them for a spin. Today’s the day!
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Silk Naturals Brow Cream, “Deep Brown”
Anastasia Beverly Hills Jackie Aina Palette
Under Brow — Soleil
Lid — Supreme
Inner Corner — Zamn
Outer Corner —Credit
Crease — Wiggalese
Glossier Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Color, “Haze”
LipBar Liquid Matte, “Rebel”
Contour + Highlight
e.l.f. Contour Palette, “Dark/Deep”
Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature’s law is wrong it
learned to walk with out having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared.
I hope you liked the look! Are you doing anything special for Valentine’s Day? Enjoy your galentines and special persons, and treat yo’self today!
Candace Alike Smith is a Las Vegas-based content creator, womb warrior, and matcha enthusiast. Candace founded this site in 2015 to help women of color reclaim their vitality. Follow Candace’s content on holistic beauty, mental wellness, herbs and essential oils, non-toxic products, healthy libations, wellness travel, and self-reflection. Green is her happy color.
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