3 Best Valentine Day Makeup Looks to Try This Year

February is the month of celebrating love. Yes, we are talking about Valentine’s Day and the excitement and joy it brings with it. Now you may have already started planning a romantic dinner at a restaurant, or booked reservations for a weekend getaway, or cook for him a surprise dinner at home. But amidst all this planning, you may have missed out on one important task - creating a perfect Valentine’s Day makeup look. In this piece, we have compiled three amazing Valentine’s Day makeup ideas for you. Check out these makeup ideas and surprise your special someone, and we’re sure he won’t be able to take his eyes away from you.

3 Valentine’s Day Makeup Ideas

Makeup helps you to express yourself and brighten up your mood. On this note, let’s look at these three simple Valentine’s Day makeup looks. Try any of these and express your love for your special one:

1. Double wings

Let your special one fall in love with you again by creating a bold Valentine’s Day makeup look. Create the base makeup by following the regular routine - primer, liquid foundation, and concealer - and then jump straight to the eye makeup. To create a bold Valentine’s makeup for your eyes, take an eyeliner and outline the lash line. Glide the eyeliner as close to your eyelashes as possible and start from the inner corner of your eyes and slowly move the eyeliner to the outer corner. Create a cat-eye look by using small strokes at the end of your upper lash line. Next, apply the same eyeliner on the inner corner of your lower lash line. Make sure the lower and upper inner corners join to give a sharp look. Keep the middle of the lower lash line empty and then start dragging the eyeliner and extend the wing on the outer corner of the lower lash line. Since your eye makeup is heavy, you can go for a nude lipstick. Pair your Valentine’s Day makeup look with a pink or black dress and a beautiful clutch.
Our recommendation: L'Oréal Paris Super Liner Superstar Duo Designer Eyeliner (Black), L'Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara (Waterproof, Black), L'Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Liquid Lipstick (105 I Rule)

Super Liner Superstar Duo Designer Eyeliner (Black)

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Volume Million Lashes Mascara (Waterproof, Black)

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2. Reverse Cat Eyes

This Valentine’s Day, experiment with your eye makeup and create a reverse cat eye. Reverse cat eye makeup is the upside-down version of the traditional winged eye liner. To create this dramatic Valentine’s makeup look, take a pencil eyeliner and apply it on your lower lash line. Drag the liner beyond the outer corner of your eyes but in an upward motion. Don’t forget to line your waterline. Next, take a flat makeup brush to smudge the eyeliner. Finish the look with mascara and voila! For lipstick, you can pick nude shades or any lighter colour! Go for a high bun and pair this Valentine’s makeup look with a white or silver outfit and the same-coloured earrings.
Our recommendation: L'Oréal Paris Flash Cat Eye Eyeliner – Black, L'Oréal Paris False Lash Superstar Mascara - Black, L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick 354 Nudist

Flash Cat Eye Eyeliner - Black

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3. Orange eye makeup

Look drop-dead gorgeous this Valentine’s Day by doing an orange eye makeup. You can minimise your effort and fire up your look just by swiping the orange eye shadow on your eyelids. You can add some drama to your Valentine’s Day makeup by applying eyeliner or skip it and apply only mascara. You can add some highlighter in the inner corner of your eyes. This year, choose the colour orange as Valentine’s Day eyeshadow and let your eyes do the talking. For your lip makeup, go for a nude shade. You can pick coral or orange outfits to match the colour of your dress with your eye makeup.
Our recommendation: L'Oréal Paris La Petite Eyeshadow Palette (Maximalist), L'Oréal Paris Lash Paradise Mascara-Black Waterproof, L'Oréal Paris Les Macarons Infallible Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Les Macarons (822 Mon Caramel)

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Now that you know about these alluring and easy Valentine’s Day makeup looks, you can create one and make Valentine’s evening more special. However, before starting your face makeup, you must prep your skin and try to follow the skincare ritual mentioned below:

• Prep your skin
To get the flawless base for your Valentine’s makeup looks, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Cleanse your face:
  2. Before starting the Valentine’s makeup look, deeply cleanse your face. Choose a gentle foaming cleanser that would exfoliate the skin, remove impurities, and give you a radiant glow after every wash. We recommend you to use the L’Oréal Paris Glycolic Bright Daily Foaming Face Cleanser.

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  3. Hydrate your skin:
  4. To get a hydrated Valentine’s Day makeup look, nourish your skin with a hydrating face serum. A serum makes sure your skin absorbs all the makeup products optimally. We recommend you to apply the L’oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum that would help to get hydrated skin in no time!

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  5. Take care of your under-eye area:
  6. Your eye area tends to get dry. Hence, you must apply an eye cream to moisturise your eye area and keep your Valentine’s Day eye makeup all day long. We recommend you to use the L’oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Action Transforming Eye Cream.

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Pro tip: Put your face in ice water to control natural oils and minimise pores to ensure your Valentine’s Day makeup stays longer (but try this with caution). Surprise your loved one with these easy Valentine’s Day makeup looks, and watch him fall in love with you all over again. If you are not so sure about the ultimate outcome, you can try these looks virtually. Wondering how? You can utilise the L’Oréal Paris Virtual-Try-On tool that allows you to try various products virtually from the comfort of your home.