Woman with bold red lipstick for Valentines Day

Hot date on the cards this Valentine’s? Or maybe you’re staging a boycott and going out with your besties? Whatever your plans, our beauty senses are telling us you’re going to be on the hunt for a stunning makeup look to rock for your Feb 14th plans. So we’ve got not one, but three, stunning Valentine’s Day makeup ideas to help channel your inner temptress.  

1. Classic Romance

A blush of pink here and there and you’ll be looking as loved up as an old romance blockbuster. Think Casablanca meets The Notebook.

What Will I Need to Create this Look?

  • Brown eyeshadow
  • Eyeshadow brush
  • Mascara
  • Pink blusher
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Step 1 – Create a brown eyeshadow look

Woman applying mascara

We’re going easy on the eyes for this look, so start with a soft brown eyeshadow and sweep across the eyelids. Focus on adding definition across the eyelid crease, getting darker towards the outer corners. Add a little eyeshadow underneath the lower lash line too. Finish the eyes with lashings of mascara.

Step 2 – Go for pink on the cheeks & lips  

Woman applying highlighter to cheeks with fan brush

Apply a pink blush to the apples of your cheeks. Dust a little highlighter above the cheekbones so that you’re look catches the candlelight beautifully. Pick up on the blushing hue by finishing your look with a matte pink lipstick. 

2. Smouldering Eyes & Kissable Lips

We’ve taken a super-hot smokey eye and partnered it up with a kiss-me-quick lip.

What Will I Need to Create this Look?

  • Kohl eyeliner
  • Eyeshadow brush
  • Mascara
  • Bronzer
  • Blusher brush
  • Highlighter
  • Fan brush
  • Red lipstick
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Step 1 – Blend kohl eyeliner along lash line

Woman applying kohl eyeliner to her eyelids with an eyeliner pencil

Take your trust black kohl eyeliner and draw along the upper lash line. There’s no need to be neat with this because as soon as you’ve drawn your line blend it out with an eyeshadow brush. Add definition with your mascara.  

Step 2 & 3 – Define contours & apply red lippie

Woman applying bronzer to her cheeks with large makeup brush

Apply bronzer under the cheekbones, across the forehead, chin and down the nose. This is a way of softly contouring without the need for a complete 10-step Kim K-inspired process. Next, dust highlighter along the top of your cheekbones, tip of your nose and Cupid’s bow.

Select a seductive shade of red lipstick and apply to your lips. For bonus precision points use a matching red lipliner before to help you keep inside the lines.

3. Oh So Sultry 

If you want to set the mood for romance from the second they lock eyes on you, then this sultry look is the one for you.

What Will I Need to Create this Look?

  • Black gel liner
  • Eyeshadow brush
  • Black kohl eyeliner
  • Brown eyeshadow
  • Mascara  
  • False eyelashes
  • Nude matte liquid lipstick
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Step 1 – Create a dark smokey eye

Woman creating smokey eye before Valentines Day date

Apply black gel liner across the lids and blend using an eyeshadow brush. Blend in a dark brown eyeshadow along the eyelid crease to add a little warmth (and fire!) to your look.

Take the dark eyeshadow underneath the lower lash line and draw with kohl eyeliner along the waterline to add definition.

Step  2 & 3 – Apply falsies & nude lippie

Woman applying nude lipstick to her lips with lipgloss

To get your lashes flutter-ready with a magic wave of a mascara wand and go full-on glam by following up with some false eyelashes.

We want the smokey eyes to take centre stage, so finish with a neutral nude liquid lipstick to let the eyes do all the talking.