The one or two or three looks for any Valentine’s Day celebration.

Meet Powder Eye Shadow in Sea Holly, Pussy Willow, and Black Beauty from Au Naturale Cosmetics.  I first met Au Naturale Cosmetics at, no surprise, the Indie Beauty Expo in NYC.  They’ve got an array of beautiful cosmetics goodies.  I saw asked to demo some great looks using these three eye colors, and I couldn’t have been more honored and elated to do so.

Before I show off these gorgeous colors on me, I’d love to individually introduce you to their exquisite swatches.

Sea Holly.  In the words of Au Naturale, it is a “shimmery blue with purple undertones.”  To me, Sea Holly is a perfect blue to any eyeshadow collection.  It’s a real vibrant blue that’s not overpowering or makes y’all think of the 80’s.  🙂  It’s a great daytime color that can be worked into an evening look as well.

Pussy Willow.  Au Naturale says that it is a “smokey grey pearlescent.”  I was actually color shocked when I opened this one up cause it definitely looks a lot dark in person than the Au Naturale photo.  The description is spot on though—“smokey  grey pearlescent.”  To be honest, I was a bit afraid that Pussy Willow would be too dark, but it’s not the case at all.  A little goes a long way with this color, I know, cause I’ve used way too much before.  🙂

Black Beauty.  It is a “strong, pearlescent black,” says Au Naturale.  I definitely needed this kind of black in my stash.  It’s not that kind of black that makes ya wanna redo your eye makeup or make ya look matted.  There’s a shimmer to this one that makes the eyes look bolder.  I specially love that I can also use this as an eyeliner, so versatile!  🙂

Now, let’s get on to the three Valentine’s Day looks.

The Daytime Love Date.

the_daytime_love_date_lookI started with the Au Naturale Beige Crème Concealer as base, followed by an overall swipe of the Pacifica Eye Shadow in Skinny Dip for an even color.  I then blended in Au Naturale Eye Shadow in Sea Holly on the outer 2/3 of the upper eyelid.  With a light touch, used a little bit of Au Naturale Eye Shadow in Pussy Willow just below the brow bone.  Blended everything together for a nice daytime look.  🙂

  • Color Correction:  Au Naturale Flaw Powder Concealer for undereyes.  Au Naturale Sweet Basil Concealer for blemishes and redness.
  • Foundation:  Root Pretty Pearl Powder Mineral Foundation in G4.
  • Concealer:  Au Naturale Beige Crème Concealer.
  • Bronzer:  100% Pure Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer in Cocoa Glow.
  • Blush:  100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Blush in Pretty Naked.
  • Setting Powder:  RMS “Un” Powder.
  • Brows:  100% Pure Long Last Brows in Medium Brown.
  • Mascara:  W3ll People Expressionist Mascara in Black.
  • Lips:  Root Pretty Pretty Balm in Scarlett.

The Evening Valentine’s Date.

the_evening_valentines_date_lookI started with the Au Naturale Beige Crème Concealer as base.  Used the Au Naturale Eye Shadow in Pussy Willow over the entire eyelid, make sure to blend well.  I took a bit of the Au Naturale Eye Shadow in Sea Holly and accented the inner eyes for a pop of color.  I finished off the look with the Au Naturale Eye Shadow in Black Beauty as an upper lid only eyeliner.  Y’all are always more than welcome to add some Black Beauty along the lower lid line as well.  🙂

  • Color Correction:  Au Naturale Flaw Powder Concealer for undereyes.  Au Naturale Sweet Basil Concealer for blemishes and redness.
  • Foundation:  Root Pretty Pearl Powder Mineral Foundation in G4.
  • Concealer:  Au Naturale Beige Crème Concealer.
  • Bronzer:  100% Pure Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer in Cocoa Glow.
  • Setting Powder:  RMS “Un” Powder.
  • Brows:  100% Pure Long Last Brows in Medium Brown.
  • Mascara:  W3ll People Expressionist Mascara in Black.
  • Lips:  Root Pretty Pretty Balm in Merlot.

The Smokin Hot Date.

the_smokin_hot_date_lookAgain, I started with the Au Naturale Beige Crème Concealer as base.  This time, I used a light amount of the Au Naturale Eye Shadow in Black Beauty over the outer 2/3 of my eyelid, and made sure to blend well to scuff off any blotches.  I took the Au Naturale Eye Shadow in Pussy Willow and blended it just below the brow bone, as well as lined the lower eye lid and just the inner corner of my eyes.  🙂

  • Color Correction:  Au Naturale Flaw Powder Concealer for undereyes.  Au Naturale Sweet Basil Concealer for blemishes and redness.
  • Foundation:  Root Pretty Pearl Powder Mineral Foundation in G4.
  • Concealer:  Au Naturale Beige Crème Concealer.
  • Bronzer:  100% Pure Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer in Cocoa Glow.
  • Blush:  Root Pretty Mineral Blush in Macy.
  • Setting Powder:  RMS “Un” Powder.
  • Brows:  100% Pure Long Last Brows in Medium Brown.
  • Mascara:  W3ll People Expressionist Mascara in Black.
  • Lips:  Vapour Organic Beauty Elixir Lip Gloss in Bitten.

There y’all have it, three great (and different) looks for any Valentine’s date.  Whether y’all want your makeup to look fresh, glamourous, or sexy, I’ve got y’all covered.  Lemme know what other looks, colors, or brands y’all want me to check out.  Stay tuned for more!  🙂

Interested in Sea Holly?  Check out Au Naturale Eye Shadow in Sea Holly to purchase.  Priced at $15.

Interested in Pussy Willow?  Check out Au Naturale Eye Shadow in Pussy Willow to purchase.  Priced at $15.

Interested in Black Beauty?  Check out Au Naturale Eye Shadow in Black Beauty to purchase.  Priced at $15.