Can you believe Valentine’s Day is right around the corner? I know it seems a little early to start preparing for it, but today I want to show you the makeup I’ll most likely be wearing on Valentine’s Day this year. It’s fun and flirty and perfect for V-day, whether you spend it on a hot date, with your girlfriends or staying at home this look is fun for anyone. Keep reading to see how to do it.
Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial
Keep in mind this is my very first attempt at a makeup tutorial and it was a little harder than I expected due to getting the right camera angle and all that jazz!
I always start out by applying a primer to my eyes no matter what look I’m doing, it just keeps your eye shadow on all day without creasing. Here I am using MAC’s Paint Pot in Stormy Pink ( a gray/purple shade)
1 // Apply the dark purple cream shadow to the lid in a patting motion with your finger. Using your finger with cream shadow will apply more of the product to the lid than a brush would do. I’m using the Milani Fierce Foil Eye Shine Quad in Rome (these are amazing by the way)
2 // Blend out the cream shadow by applying a light matte brown ( I used Naked 2 from the Naked Basics Palette) to the crease area and blend blend blend. You don’t want any harsh lines here. My favorite brush for this is the Sigma E35 Tapered Blending Brush.
3 // Apply the lighter purple/pink to the inner corner of the eyes to give them a pop, doing this will make you look more awake and youthful. Here I mixed the two lightest shades in the palette but you could just stick to one.
Apply a highlight shade under your brow to pull the look all together, I usually go for a matte-little-lighter-than-skin-tone shade. I typically apply this with my finger too.
Then, I line my waterline with L’Oreal Smoldering Liner in Black and apply liquid liner on my lashline with Jordana Fabuliner in Black.
Lastly I apply my mascara, this day I decided to stack two mascaras for more drama, I mean it’s Valentine’s Day duh! :) I used Too Faced Better Than Sex and Maybelline Lash Sensational
You can’t forget your lipstick, my inner 80’s child wanted to use my favorite neon pink Candy Yum Yum, but I toned it down so it’s more wearable. But just pick your favorite pink and you are good to go. This is Pink Plaid by MAC.
This is the finished look, I hope you enjoyed this, and will recreate your own Valentine’s Day Makeup. What are your plans for V-day?
Are you planning on getting creative with your makeup on V-day?
Let me know if you would like to see more makeup tutorials in the comments below ( I hope I did okay)
Sarah @ Seriously, Sarah?
Valentine’s day is the perfect time to play with eye makeup! I also think it would also show up better with glasses, too.
Do you think you could do a tutorial on makeup with glasses sometime?
Yea I will definitely try to do a tutorial with glasses since that is what I wear all the time! :)
I did see your Question about my glasses when I asked for Q&A’s and I will be answering that this week, on Wednesday in fact so definitely come by for that!
I love your product shots. If I hadn’t read that it was your first tutorial I would have never known!
Pam | Pam’s Life
Aww thank you so much for saying that, that is definitely nice to hear! I will for sure do more tutorials in the future! :)
I really love that purple on you , I wonder if I would suit it xox
Sure!! You should totally try it! :)
And thank you so much girl!!
Shireen L. Platt
I think you did a great job with the tutorial and I honestly love the eye makeup. What a gorgeous look for a special day, love this! Hope you’ll do more makeup tutorial posts in the future, really enjoyed this one.
Shireen | Reflection of Sanity
Aww thank you so much Shireen!! That was super sweet of you!! Yea I really need to do more in the future, especially since I’ve gotten a good response from my first one! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by! :)
Love this look! Purples look great on you!
Aww thank you so much!! :)
Thank you so much!!! :)
I love it! Very elegant. –Hanna Lei
Thank you so much!! :)
Creative Mama Renee
Super pretty eye look!
Thank you so much!!! :)
Jenna @ A Savory Feast
Please do more makeup tutorials! I always love your product posts, and tutorials are great for showing me how to use them. I love getting new ideas for how to do my eye make up. This one is really pretty! I need to try it soon.
Aww thank you so much for saying that! I will definitely start doing more, and the more I get the hang of it the better they will be. Thank you, those Milani shadows are gorgeous and they last all day long on the lid! I love them!!
The tutorial was great — great pictures and clear instructions. I know what you mean, though, I posted my very first tutorial a few months ago and I found it a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. :-) But you did great!
I haven’t thought about what I want to do with my makeup for Valentine’s Day….but I would probably do something with purple in it. Purple is a really gorgeous color :-)
Thank you so much!! Yea it is definitely harder than I thought because I had to keep checking my camera to make sure I got a good shot. I think it turned out pretty good though!
Purple is definitely my favorite color and I love to wear it on my eyes, it’s pretty flattering on everyone too! :)
pretty makeup look :)
Thank you so much!