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    Stephania Stanley

    Valentine's Day ideas: Step-by-step makeup for a classic dinner out

    Makeup artist Lauren Cosenza breaks down the classic smokey-eye-and-red-lip combo into six easy steps. Perfect for your V-Day date!

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    Prep with primer

    Prep eyes with Mehron Primed eyeshadow primer to keep eye makeup locked in place for hours. 

    Photos: Stephania Stanley, Makeup: Lauren Cosenza
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    Create a smokey base

    Use Maybelline Color Tattoo Sticks in Creamy Chocolate and Bronze Truffle as the cream base color for your smokey eye.

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    Finish with cream shadow

    Top the cream base color with MAC Bronze (powder) eyeshadow for added intensity.

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    Highlight

    Highlight the inner corner of the eye with Maybelline Color Tattoo Stick in Bone Beige.

     

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    Line eyes and apply mascara

    Apply NYX Jet Black Eyeliner to the waterline and tear line – followed by several coats of mascara.

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    Complete your look with a pop of red lipstick

    Balance the dramatic eyes with Dermalect 4-in-1 Smooth Lip Solution in Obsessive, a spicy red.

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    And there you have it!

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    Enjoy your date!

    Pair with your favorite LBD and leave your hair long and shiny to finalize your look.