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Valentine’s Day is arguably the most romantic day of the year, at least if you’re all coupled up. (For the singles, it’s another story…) If you’re headed on a date this February 14th, you’re going to need a stunning Valentine’s Day makeup look for the big day. It’s the perfect excuse to break out the flirty pinks, luminous skin and bright lippie.
Whether you go natural or feel like these products from our favourite brands are sure to satisfy. Keep on reading to discover an assortment of makeup items that’ll help you create a stunning Valentine’s Day makeup look.
Give the skin a natural, dewy look with the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. Although this foundation is very lightweight, it still packs a punch when it comes to coverage if you build it up using a dense foundation brush. If your skin is already glowing and perfect (lucky you) then opt for one layer, or apply a few thin coats if you need fuller coverage against blemishes or redness. It’s ideal for any Valentine’s Day makeup look, as it’ll give you that lit-from-within vibe without a heavy feeling on the skin.
Hide any imperfections still peeking through with the PIXI Undercover Crayons. Four unique shades act as either colour correctors or concealers, working together to balance and brighten up the under eye area. Use the shade Perk-Up Peach to neutralise blue, purple or grey tones under the eyes. Then, go in with the concealing shade of your choice, layering lightly over the colour corrected area. The formula of this product by PIXI is creamy and pigmented, making it a dream to blend over the top of foundation.
Doing our brows can sometimes feel like a chore, but when you’re equipped with the right tools, everything seems to fall into place. Whether you love a structured brow or prefer to let your natural hairs run free, the Garbo & Kelly Brow Pomade is sure to be a hit. Sketch out defined lines using an angled eyeshadow brush, or mimic additional hairs to add fullness. This pomade is long-wearing, comes in multiple shades and is even semi-waterproof. Perfect for your Valentine’s Day makeup, especially if your bae has something outdoorsy planned like a boat trip or beach day.
If you’re an eyeshadow kind of girl, you’ll need a few trusty products on hand to help you create a gorgeous, flirty Valentine’s Day makeup look. Featuring nine stunning shades, theBalm Appetit Eyeshadow Palette is perfect for a pink, neutral or cool-toned grey look. We think that the pink and champagne-toned hues would look stunning for a flirty date night, whereas the rust toned colour would act as a fiery pop of colour for a fun day out with your SO.
Looking to make a statement with your Valentine’s Day makeup look? One of our favourite ways to stay on trend this February is with metallic eyeliner, which we’ve seen grace major runway shows and on the eyes of celebs. It’s a struggle finding pigmented, luminous liners, though — at least, it was ’til we found this formula from Eye of Horus.
Ideal for a pop of colour or shine on the lid, we love silver shade Ancient Pewter to complement pink looks. Go for Alchemy Gold for a warm-toned colour scheme with brown or green shadows, or try Imperial Bronze to liven up an otherwise-neutral look. The formula of these babies is intensely pigmented and stays on all day, so you’re set even if you aren’t sure what your plans will be.
We’re sure you plan on fluttering your lashes at bae this Valentine’s Day, so you’ll be in desperate need of the best mascara in the biz. If you’re into a volumising, lengthening formula, our pick of the crop is the ModelCo Fat Lash Volumising Mascara. Blacker than black and housed in the cutest hot pink packaging (perfect for in your purse!) this formula is seriously thickening. Your lashes will look lush after just one coat, but if you’re feeling even flirtier, try two for unrivalled volume.
Want to take your lash game even higher? Why not slip on a pair of luxe false eyelashes from one of our favourite lash brands, ModelRock. They carry a huge range of lashes, but we love the Kit Ready Lashes in #217 because they’re ultra natural and just give your real lashes a subtle lift. Plus, they’re practically the same price as a cup of coffee — it’s a win win. Grab your favourite lash glue and apply, gently resting on the lash line before adjusting with tweezers.
Last up is a touch of colour on the lips, AKA the part of your makeup routine where you can go as wild or as mild as you like. Our favourite shades for our Valentine’s Day makeup are (naturally) pinks, but you could also take the big day as an opportunity to wear a bright red or a berry. Whatever hue you choose, we’re pretty certain you’ll be able to find it in the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon, a creamy and pigmented formula that glides onto the lips with ease. Go for Leche for a subtle baby pink, or Rosehip for a bold firetruck red. Framboise is a stunning berry pink.
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I'm a journalism grad and avid makeup fan with an unhealthy addiction to buying nude lipsticks, no matter how similar they all may seem. I love chatting to anyone who will listen about my new favourite products, skincare dos and don'ts and practically any other beauty-related topic under the sun. That doesn't mean I'm frivolous with my recommendations, though--you can count on me to give you the nitty gritty on all your wishlist products. In my spare time, you'll find me binge-watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls or at brunch with a large iced coffee in my hand.
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