Is there anything more fun than Valentine’s Day makeup? Whatever your thoughts about the most romantic day of the year (like our relationship status, it’s complicated…), there’s no denying it’s the perfect excuse to play with new eyeshadow, lipstick and blusher shades. So, whether you’re going on a date, celebrating Valentine’s Day or Netflixing at home, spend the night with your one true love: makeup. Keep scrolling for five looks that’ll have you hooked…
1. Major Monochrome
Make your Valentine’s Day makeup monochrome by working the same first love flush on eyes, lips and cheeks. The Instagram beauty squad are obsessed with pink hues right now, and it’s no wonder: these shades suit everyone.
Step one is choosing a shimmering pink-toned shade from the Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Palette in Crimson Edition, then blending it across the entire lid, swathed from lash line to crease. Next, dip your eyeshadow brush in the deepest shade and glide it through the socket, lightly blending for a soft gradient.
Once you’ve got pink lids on lockdown, follow with the Radiance Brick on cheeks, which gives you glow and warmth in one stroke. Hello, cheekbones. Tie your tones together by dotting and blending Lasting Finish Lipstick in Sugar Plum over lips, topped with a clear lip gloss for a glassy sheen. Who said matchy-matchy was boring? And, if you do want to add a statement shade, go for it on your nails, contrasting with Super Gel Nail Polish in bold scarlet Hip Hop.
2. Punchy Red Pout
We’re living for this high-pigment red lip. If two-tone isn’t totally your vibe but you still want to make a statement, one swipe of Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Fire Starter has you covered. Simply glide the liquid lipstick over smooth lips, gently blot with a tissue, then reapply for a Valentine’s Day makeup look that lasts.
And, want to know the best thing about this hue? It pairs just as well with bare lids as it does with a smokey eye, making it one of the most versatile products in your makeup bag. We’ll be wearing it with gold eyeshadow, FYI, but literally anything goes.
3. Rose-Tinted Eyeliner
Say ‘yaaasss’ to this Valentine’s Day-ready liner look, featuring a rose-tinted eyeliner with a twist. All you need is a sweep of our Wonder'Swipe 2-in-1 Liner to Shadow in Mega Hottie. First, glide the metallic liquid along the upper lash line, extending out to the edge of the brow to create a bold wing. Then, stroke a thin, floating line through the crease, mirroring the length and curve of the eyeliner below. Bring the two lines together in a point at the outer edge of the wing, and finish with two coats of Volume On Demand Mascara for volume.
4. Two-Tone Lips
When it comes to makeup, red and pink are the ultimate power couple. Bring them together in this two-toned statement lipstick, created with our high-intensity Stay Satin Liquid Lipstick. Apply the red shade, Radical, to your top lip first, making sure you pay extra attention to the Cupid’s bow. Then, veil your bottom lip in the bold fuchsia, Obsession, and keep lips parted while the two colours dry.
For a love that lasts, finish by gently blotting each shade with a tissue, then apply a second layer of lipstick. Wear with a simple stroke of Wonder’Ink Ultimate Liner.
5. Statement Blush
Fall head over heels for this blush draping look. Featuring fresh pink blusher and eyeshadow in one, this is bold Valentine’s Day makeup at its finest. Start with an intense pink on cheeks using Maxi Blush in Wild Card. Sweep in a ‘C’ shape, starting from underneath your cheekbones and moving upwards to the brow bone. Blend into the hairline and to the edge of your eyebrow.
Next, using an eyeshadow brush, apply the blush onto eyelids, blending up to the brow bone and out to the cheekbones for continuous colour. Repeat on the other side of your face, then frame eyes with Scandaleyes Volume On Demand Mascara on lashes to finish.