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Get Inspired: Valentine's Day Makeup Tips

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. That means it’s time to plan now for your perfect night. Whether you’re preparing for date night, a Galentine’s Day celebration, dinner with family, or treating yourself to a date night for one, enjoy your evening by putting on a stunning outfit and tying it together with some cute and easy makeup looks.

From your face to your eyes and lips, we suggest finding fun ways to incorporate the Valentine’s Day color palette — shades of pink and red — into your look.

Creating Your Valentine’s Day Makeup Look

Valentine’s Day is a fun excuse to pull out all the stops, try something new, and get outside of your comfort zone, if that feels right to you. Playing with your makeup is also a great way to lean into the romance and lightheartedness of the day.

  • Skin. The first place to start in creating your perfect makeup look is with flawless skin. We recommend scheduling a facial to clear up any breakouts, remove dead and dry skin, and brighten and even your skin tone. Your face is your canvas, and your makeup will be the most flawless if your skin is clear and looking its best. Consider getting a facial to get date night-worthy skin.

  • Face. Consider using modest makeup for your face. You should use concealer and foundation as needed, add some highlighting and contouring, and pink-toned blush. The makeup you use on your face should be more understated because the best date night makeup looks have more emphasis on the eyes and lips. Think understated, natural, and dewy.

  • Eyes. Go bold with your eye makeup this year! A smokey and sultry eye is always in style and is always perfect for Valentine’s Day. Blend black, gold, and burgundy to play up your Valentine’s Day color palette. If you’re bored with eyeshadow, you can opt for a bold eyeliner instead. A bold and crisp line is another fun and classic look to try. Looking for some drama in your eye? A classic cat-eye is another look that’s always in style. We suggest using some pink or fuchsia eyeshadow if you want to add a pop of color. If pink and red tones aren’t for you, you can always try purple or orange tones instead. And if you’re feeling extra bold, you can create hearts for your eyes by using liquid eyeliner or blending eyeshadows. But if you’d like to keep it more simple and subtle, you can opt for low-key shadow and use rose gold or neutral colors, or skip eyeshadow altogether and stick with bold mascara or dramatic lashes.

  • Lips. Finish off your perfect makeup look with a fun pout! The options are endless when it comes to lip color for Valentine’s Day. To make a statement, go with something bold, like cherry red, hot pink, or fuchsia. To add a touch of drama and intrigue, think dark colors: crimson, violet, or dark red are all great choices. For a look that’s more subtle, however, peach, berry, and baby pink are all great picks that draw just enough attention to your lips, but not too much. And if a pop of color isn’t your thing, we love nude lipstick or simply adding a little bit of gloss instead.

Date Night Makeup Styles

When playing with makeup and finding the perfect cute Valentine's makeup look, it's important to highlight your best features and choose colors and styles that you feel most confident in. The styles we love the most for date night are:

  • Classic. A classic date night look includes subtle face makeup, a lightly lined eye, and a timeless red lip. Keep your face and eye makeup understated to draw attention to your pout. A classic look is simple, modest, and can easily transition from day to night.

  • Bold. A bold look includes heavier face makeup. Think bright blushes, face contouring, and highlighting a dramatic eye; smoky eyes and cat eyes; and a daring color like crimson, fuchsia, or dark red for the lips. A bold makeup look calls for attention and makes a statement.

  • Natural. A natural look is achieved using very little makeup and highlights your natural features. Think nudes and other soft and subtle colors — a "woke up like this" look. A natural look is carefree and easy.

Planning your makeup for Valentine’s Day or date night can almost be more fun than the actual night out itself. Your makeup is the best way to tie together your whole look, and it starts with a little creativity, confidence, and our list of best options for your big night. To get more beauty and makeup tips, get in touch today!

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