Valentine’s Day is coming up, and we know you’re wondering what to do with your makeup. Whether you’re going for a romantic dinner with your significant other or a night out with friends, there is a perfect makeup look for every Valentine’s Day occasion—or any other time you want to add some extra love to your look. In this article, we will give you 7 makeup looks that you can rock with confidence this year.
1) Natural - Subtle Eyes with a Skin Focus
If you want to keep it simple yet chic this Valentine's Day, a natural makeup look may be the way to go. The focus should be on skincare and subtle eye makeup. Start by prepping your skin with a moisturizer that suits your skin type. Follow up with a primer, as it will help create a smooth canvas for makeup application. Then use a foundation and concealer to even out your skin tone.
For your eyes, keep it simple with a nude or light brown eyeshadow that complements your skin tone. Use a fluffy blending brush to create a seamless effect and blend lightly. To finish off the look, add some mascara and a soft pink blush for a hint of color. Finally, choose a natural lip color like a sheer nude or pink gloss. You’ll have an effortlessly beautiful look that enhances your natural features.
2) Bold - The Pink Smoky Eye
If you’re looking to make a statement this Valentine’s Day, go bold with a pink smoky eye look. Start by priming your eyelids and then apply an opaque pink eyeshadow all over the lid, blending it up and out. Next, apply a mid-tone pink shade in the crease, blending it up and outward for a more dramatic look. For even more drama, take a black eyeshadow and blend it into the outer corner of your eyes, creating a winged effect. Finish off the look with some false lashes, and you’re ready to turn heads!
3) Flirtatious - A Hint of Pink
For a flirty and fun look, try a hint of pink! Start by prepping your skin with your favorite primer and foundation. For a natural flush, opt for a rosy blush to the apples of your cheeks.
To create this look, you'll want to start with a light eyeshadow in a shimmery pink shade. Sweep it across the lids, making sure to focus on the inner corners of the eyes. Then, blend a slightly darker pink shade into the crease of your eye and blend it outwards. To complete the look, add a coat of volumizing mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
For the lips, choose a medium-pink hue with a glossy finish. This will give your look just the right amount of shine and color to bring out your beautiful features. Add a few individual false lashes to the outer corners of your eyes for an extra pop, and voila – you’re ready for Valentine's Day!
(For a tutorial on this type of look, check out our latest Instagram post)
4) Trendy - White Angel Eyes
In case you missed our posts on angel eyes, well….now is the time to check them out. To embrace one of the latest trends that also offers a romantic flare, Valentine’s day is the perfect opportunity to give this look a try. It features an (as the name would imply) angelic eye look with a white shimmery focus and an otherwise neutral-look
Use our custom blend formula to blend your own metallic white shadow, or opt for one of our ready-to-wear shades like Mother of Pearl to put all over the lid.
5) Sexy - The Sultry Smoky
For a sexy look on Valentine’s Day, look no further than the classic smoky eye. To get this look, start by applying a light base eyeshadow all over your eyelids. Next, apply a dark shade to the crease of your eyelids and blend. Finish by adding some darker shades to your outer corners and blend them inward toward the inner corner for a dramatic and sultry look. For some added oomph, add some black or dark grey eyeliner to your upper and lower lash line. Finish with mascara and some false lashes for added glam. To keep the focus on the eyes, opt for a nude lip. This will let the smoky eyes take center stage and ensure that you’re looking your best for date night.
6) Classic - Winged Liner and Red Lip
The classic winged liner and red lip makeup look never fail to make a statement. This look is the perfect choice for those looking to capture a timeless, romantic look. To start, use a liquid eyeliner to draw a wing that starts close to the inner corner of your eye and extends outwards. Fill in the remaining portion of your lid with a neutral or shimmery shadow. Apply a few coats of mascara, then finish with a bold red lip color. You can either apply a lip liner or just directly apply the lip color. Finally, set the whole look with a light dusting of translucent powder. With this look, you will be sure to turn heads this Valentine's Day.
7) Romantic - A Neutrals With Some Oomph
Nothing says romance like a neutral elegant makeup look. To achieve this, go for natural colors with a hint of shimmer and sparkle. Start off by prepping your skin with a lightweight foundation and concealer. Then, grab some warm-toned neutral eyeshadows and apply the lightest shade all over your lids, a neutral in the crease and some warm browns in the outer corner. Be sure to blend them together to create a seamless finish. To add more depth, you can use a very deep brown or even black shade in the outer corners of your eyes. Add a light metallic to your inner corner and finish off with some healthy swoops of mascara. Finally, finish the look with a light rosy blush, soft pink lipgloss, and some highlighter on the cheekbones and bridge of your nose.