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…
Rose-Tinted Eyeliner Styles
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 Rimmel 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 your favourite mascara.
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 winged liner to let your lips do the talking.
Make your Valentine’s Day makeup monochrome by working the same first love flush on eyes, lips and cheeks. Step one is choosing a shimmering pink shade from the Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Palette Crimson Edition. Blend the colour across the lid in a rounded shape from lash line to brow bone. Then, get a glow by swirling Maxi Blush in Exposed on the apples of cheeks, blending up towards cheekbones and the temples. Tie your tones together by dotting and blending Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick in Pink Bliss over lips for a long-lasting, velvety, kiss-proof finish. Who said matchy-matchy was boring?
We’re living for this metallic lip. If you love all things rose gold, Lip Art Glitter in Party Gal is your new go-to for a date night look. Apply this glittering top coat over a base of Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Mwah. The combination of nude-pink and sheer gold creates the high-shine, rosy pout of dreams. Want to really glow? Finish your look by blending gilded tones from the Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Palette Nude Edition over lids, then sweep Radiance Brick, a multi-tonal bronzing powder, over the tops of cheekbones.
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 WOW Wings Mascara on lashes to finish.