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Celebrity Make Up Artist Awaka Ciera’s Five Tips for Valentine’s Day Glowing Skin

By New You Editorial
Posted On Feb 12, 2021
Celebrity Make Up Artist Awaka Ciera’s Five Tips for Valentine’s Day Glowing Skin
Photos courtesy The Art Department, Makeup by Awaka Ciera.
Makeup By Awaka Ciera. Photos courtesy The Art Department.

1.You want a special Valentine’s Day glow – a glow that shines effortlessly – since today is your day. A good way to do this is by using Drunk Elephant’s “Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil” as a base moisturizer.

2. Cats eyes are sensual, sexy and favorable to most eye shapes- if not all. To achieve the best cat eye look, you will first put shadow on the lid – use a nude color closet to your skin tone or slightly lighter; (this spotlight is all about the cat eye – so we don’t want to focus on colored eyeshadow). Applying the shadow will also work as a primer base for the liner giving it a smooth surface to hold on to. STILA’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner is a favorite because the pen is easy to use, the color is rich, it dries fast and is long wearing.

3. Falsies! False eye lashes are stunning! The major part in completing this Valentine’s look is to accentuate the entire eye area. False lashes will give prominence to any eye shape making every blink charming and flirtatious. My favorite voluminous natural go-to lashes are: Ardell Wispies.

4. Red lips! Like the cat eye, red lips too are sensual and sexy. The woman behind the red lip is fearless, upbeat and flirtatious. My favorite red lips to wear to feel confident and gorgeous are Giorgio Armani’s Ecstasy Lacquer in color 402 red-to go, Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in Color 01 Always Red, and Stila Stay All Day liquid lipstick in color Beso.

5. The finishing touch to this look, you should use the Drunk Elephant Virgin Murula Luxury Facial Oil. Add 2/3 drops of oil on your fingertips, and dab on your cheek bones for a natural face glow.

Please NOTE: this look takes into account that both your foundation and eyebrows have been applied.


Pictured, Make Up Artist, Awaka Ciera
She has worked on fashion shows for: Hérmés, Coach?, Rebecca Taylor
E-commerce projects for: Dillard’s, Belk, Reef, Brahmin, Sears, Ale By Alessandra, Gottex
Brand Ambassador for: IGK, L’Oreal, Josie Maran, Anastasia Beverly Hills, St. Tropez and more.