We’ve all heard the laundry list of unnecessary things you’re supposed to do on February 14th: inhale boxes of chocolate, go out with your “galentines”, select the perfect gift for your S.O., put on too-expensive lingerie… and these are just the first four Valentine’s Day pitches in my inbox. On the beauty side of things, we’re usually told to doll up for the person lucky enough to go to a romantic dinner with you.
But there is no such thing as “Valentine’s Day makeup” — nor is there really “date makeup,” for that matter. It’s all just makeup, whether you use the occasion to wear more, less, or none at all.
Still, the night can serve as an opportunity to play with new hues, textures, and techniques — and we’re always down to do that. Ahead, we rounded up ten examples of beautiful makeup you can wear on V-Day… and whenever the hell you want.
Copy Priyanka Chopra’s standout look and wear violet tones on your lids and lips. The color may seem intimidating, but it’s actually super-flattering on almost all skin tones.
A swipe of pink underliner spices up an otherwise no-makeup makeup look on blogger Zolee.
Pair a bold lip with a soft, barely-there eye like Yara Shahidi. Simply grab your favorite eyeliner pencil and apply it close to your lashline. Then, use a smudge brush or your finger to lightly diffuse the color.
Lily Collin’s dusty lilac eye may be simple, but it packs a romantic punch when paired with soft waves and a pale pink lip.