It is that time of the year again. Love is in the air and regardless of your plans; the most fun thing to do on Valentine’s Day is playing dress-up. If you are looking for makeup inspiration to kick the night off with a bottle of bubbly and your significant other, we have some trending looks to play around this V-Day:
Neutral NudesNeutral Nudes
Whether you are heading out on an intimate dinner date or planning to paint the town red, neutral hues always look on point. A super easy and understated look for the night, subtle nude is one of the biggest trends making a comeback from the 90s and looks flattering on anyone.
To get this look, prep your face with a good hydrating primer, and use a foundation in the right shade and conceal. Once the base is done, bake the makeup with a pinch of setting powder. Highlight and contour those cheekbones to shine through the night. Add a little bit of dull gold eye shadow and a dab of nude lip tint; and you are all set for the night.
Dramatic with a pinch of extra, smoke show is a gorgeous look for a wild night out. A well-done smokey eye never goes out of style. Keep your ensemble and hair simple to match the bold black hues of the eye shadow.
Prep your face with a hydrating face cream and under-eye serum. Since the eyes are in focus, make sure you conceal fine under-eye lines and start with a generous serving of kohl on the upper eyelid. A graphic smokey eye is achieved through blending and blending it well. Swipe on light brown eye shadow on the upper crevice of the eye and finish it off with a dab of glitter. For a smouldering effect, use a long-lasting matt lipstick in shades of deep red, burgundy or nude.
To achieve that inner radiant beauty use hues of pink. Bright, flirty and full of sugary fun, pair a sparkly light pink eye shadow with a vibrant pink lip colour. Highlight your cheekbones in a C to complement your shimmering eyes. This self-proclaimed Barbie-pink look is sure to be a showstopper for the night. While it is a look that primarily utilises one colour, remember that you can always use different shades of pink in this style.
A classic red and pink makeup is always a safe bet because it works really well. However, for an offbeat mix of colours, use unconventional shades such as purple. While bold purple and burgundy lips may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it sure is a striking colour theme.
For this look, use a mix of soft pink and purple eye shadow to highlight the lids. Use mascara to define those luscious lashes and ditch the kohl. A nude palette for the cheeks with a creamy purple lip tint will add just the right amount of sass to your Valentine’s Day look.
A soft, mellow take on the monochrome peach is perfect for days even after Valentine’s. Use the same eye shadow, lipstick and blush for an even undertone of peach. Soft eyes with a tint of peach over both lids and under the eyes add a subtle tone of old-world glam. An ideal look for magical candlelight dinners, rosy cheeks and soft blush lips will give you a magical glow all through your romantic evening!
For a head-turning bold look, don’t shy on going all out with your makeup. The combination of a dramatic winged cat eye and bold dark red lips is just drop-dead gorgeous. Keep your face clean and blush minimal. Highlight your cheekbones and nose for a stunning V-cut. Use a creamy red lipstick that will stay with you as you pout through the night. With a look so bold, keep your hair combed back slick and jewellery minimal.
Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of glamour on V-Day? But instead of going the extra mile with all things glittery, stick to a modern romantic, metallic look. A soft pink palate for the cheeks will pop under the highlighted cheekbones. Use the same shimmer near your tear ducts to make them pop. A soft pink and brown metallic eye palate will accentuate well against a deep black liner on the upper eyelids. Use a glossy pink lip-gloss to finish off your modern Valentine’s Day look.
A Royal Touch
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to bring the big guns out and play with glitz all the way. A contemporary approach to a traditional smokey eye, this look involves mixing colours like blue and purple.
Vibrant blue eyes blended with a tint of violet will create a striking look. Use a generous layer of kohl to highlight the eyes and mascara to add definition to the lashes. Make sure you keep the rest of your makeup minimal to really highlight this look. Keep the lips shiny with a nude lip-gloss or go for a subtle pink.
This look is all about the eyes. Dust on some white eye shadow to prep your lids as you begin. Swipe a shimmer of white glitter around the tear ducts and slowly blend hues of pink and orange throughout the lids. Add drama to your lashes by curling them out and keep your makeup minimal. Finish off the look with soft pink lips for the night.
If you love all things dark, go with dark makeup this Valentine’s Day. One of the trickiest of the lot, dark makeup can often go horribly wrong if overdone. Focus on your eyes and lips with deep earthy tones to bring out the nocturnal look. You can achieve this look by using lipsticks in dark shades such as navy or black. However, make sure that you don’t overdo your makeup. All you need to complete this look is kohl-rimmed eyes!
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