Woo your Valentine’s Day lover with soft, romantic makeup
Valentine’s Day is upon us, and whether you’re looking forward to a night out with your significant other or hurrying to make last minute plans, it’s always a fun excuse to experiment with a new beauty look to spice-up your daily routine. Even if you’re a self-proclaimed Valentine's Day grinch, we've got you covered on a few Valentine’s day inspired makeup ideas that will have you looking irresistible in no time.
Violet Valentine's Day smokey-eye
Turn up the heat on your special day with this sultry smokey eye. This look is perfect for any occasion. Whether you're going to the movies to see friends or have a hot date with that special someone, you'll be sure to impress.
How to get the look:
Moisturize your eyelid area to hydrate your skin. After finishing your general face makeup, apply a bit of foundation to your eyelids, and make sure to keep the coat light. When applying eye color, this will allow the colors to stand out and stay fresh longer. Start your smokey-eye look by drawing a thick line of eyeliner on your upper lash line with a black kohl pencil. Using a back and forth movement, take a blending brush and smudge the liner slightly all the way up to your eyelid crease. Take a medium purple shadow and layer it on the outer part of your eyelid. Make sure to blend the corners and integrate it into the black kohl liner. Apply the heaviest shade on your outer eyelid crease, and adjust accordingly depending on how dark and intense you want your look to be. On the inner part of your eyelid, apply a light purple or soft pink shadow. Blend the two colors lightly, and make sure to re-apply the darkest shadow to the outer areas of your eyelid. Finish your look off by adding a light swipe of the medium purple shade to your lower lash line. Finish off with eyeliner and with a dust of silver shadow on the inner corners of the eye. Don't forget your eyelashes! If you're like me and are not blessed in the lashes department, top off this look with false eyelashes to make your eyes pop.
Nobody likes dry, cracked lips on any occasion. Everybody will want to give you a big smooch if you listen to us.
How to get the look:
Keep your lips smooth, hydrated and super kissable. For beautiful lips, ultra-matte lip color is all the rage. Matte lipsticks are especially useful for Valentine's Day because they're rich in pigment color, long wearing and did I mention kissable? Liquid matte lipsticks are fabulously easy to apply. Start at the middle of your lips and spread the color outwards on both sides, taking care not to over line your lips. You could always opt for a classic red lip, but we’re recommending a sweeter, less intimidating look. I recommend a nude mauve or soft-pink lip color. If you're into the glossy look, finish off with a coat of clear gloss. Beware — this might interfere with the quality of the matte color. For a smooth finish, remember to exfoliate your lips before applying.