There is something about Valentine’s Day, whether you’re single or partnered up, that inspires soft, hazy, beautifully romantic makeup. Valentine’s Day makeup should ultimately be makeup that you feel fabulous wearing. Romantic makeup can take many forms, it could be the perfect date night makeup, day date makeup, or even solo date makeup where the only person you’re interested impressing is yourself. If you want to show yourself some love this year, there’s no better time for indulgent pampering. Wrap yourself in comfort with Almond Coconut Serum Body Cream or relax with Ambre Vanille Aromatic Bath & Body Oil.
Whatever your plans are this year, we have a Valentine’s Day makeup tutorial for you.
Valentine’s Day Makeup Looks
Classic Date Night Makeup
You could argue that a bold red lip is the epitome of Valentine’s Day makeup or date makeup. A red lip is a classic for a reason, and with the right application technique, anyone can wear it.
Choose a long-wearing matte shade if your plans involve eating or drinking so the color remains perfect. Apply your base first and then start on your lip. Try High Vibe Lip Color in 181 Rush, it’s an electric shade of orange red that contrasts beautifully against all skin tones. Use the edge of the bullet to first line the perimeter of your lips before filling in the entire lip with the color. One layer will give you a bold, opaque finish but you can layer up for added intensity.
When wearing such a bold shade on your lips it’s a good idea to apply it first so you can see how much blush and bronzer you need.
Stand Out with This Modern Makeup Look
A silky gloss worn on lips offers a softer take on Valentine’s Day and date night makeup. New Laura Mercier Glacé Bouquet Lip Glacé Duo features two full-sized Lip Glacés in Rosé, a pale pink, and Sugar Plum, a warm plum with gold pearl. Wear separately or combine a light layer of the two, with Rosé focused on the plumpest part of your bottom lip. The formulas deliver 24-hours of moisture and improve hydration over time, leaving them soft and kissable. Enhance your luminosity further with RoseGlow Liquid Highlighter pressed onto the tops of your cheeks. Prepare to look radiant!
More Date Night Makeup Ideas
Of course, romance isn’t limited to Valentine’s Day and any night can be date night and for that you need a date makeup tutorial.
A Pop of Pink
Why not try a flash of pink on lips instead of red? High Vibe Lip Color features supercharged pigments and vivid pearls for impactful, vivid color that shimmers in candlelight. For something barely there try the shade Joy, a Pale Rose, or build up intensity with Blaze, a warm pink. Pair with a hint of pink on your cheeks courtesy of Blush Color Infusion in a matte or sheen finish.
Make it monochrome
Matte shades and subtle definition will ensure your eyes do the talking. Apply Caviar Stick Eye Shadow Matte in a shade that contrasts against your eye color, over your entire lid and blend out with a fingertip or brush such as Finishing Pony Tail Brush. Sketch Caviar Tightline Eyeliner in a matte shade like Tuxedo, a rich black, or Cocoa, a red brown, or Dark Plum, a rich plum black, along the roots of your lashes, keeping the pigment as close to your lash line as possible for maximum definition. Lastly, apply a coat of Caviar Volume Panoramic Mascara.
Day Date Makeup
Romantic makeup for the day should feel like a soft-focus veil of perfected skin and it must withstand the harsh light of the day. Here’s what you need to know.
Sometimes the most flattering makeup is a look that just focuses on one area. In this instance, it’s cheeks. Apply your base and then pat Tinted Moisturizer Blush along the tops of your cheeks. One layer will give you a subtle healthy flush, but it can be layered to deliver a bolder shot of color. As the name implies, Tinted Moisture Blush takes its inspiration from our iconic Tinted Moisturizer, so it nourishes skin with weightless hydration plus Raspberry Seed and Prickly Pear.
Good to Glow
A healthy glow looks great at the best of times, but it’s even better worn on a date. Apply your base and then blend RoseGlow Caviar Stick Eye Shadow in your favorite shade over your entire lid, and blend out. Apply a touch of the shade Wild Rose, a shimmering champagne rose, into the inner corners of your eyes to open them up. Blend RoseGlow Blush Color Infusion onto your cheeks in a sweeping circular motion with Cheek Color Brush and finish by patting RoseGlow Liquid Highlighter onto your cheeks.