Flirty and Fun Valentine’s Day Makeup That Will Turn Heads
Aptly named the day of love, there’s so much to love about Valentine’s Day. The color schemes, the flowers, the heart décor, the candy, and of course the outfits and Valentine’s Day makeup ideas that arise every February. The best part about Valentine’s Day makeup is that it’s forever changing along with new makeup trends thought up by some of the internet’s most talented beauty influencers. If you’re looking for some fun Valentine’s Day makeup looks that would impress Cupid himself – look no further!
- Nothing quite says Valentine’s Day makeup like incorporating a pop of the color red, pink, purple, or white into your look.
- An easy way to add more flirtiness to your makeup look this year is wearing bold lashes. Whether they’re dramatic in length or color, a pair of the right eyelashes can change a look.
- Don’t be afraid to be bold on Valentine’s Day and play with shapes and graphic liners.
Who said eyeliner needs to be black? Playing with the color red screams Valentine’s Day makeup and can be incorporated in so many ways. Anything from red eyeliner to red eyeshadow to some red jewels would make your eyes pop and keep the onlookers lookin’.
2. Be Bold
Looking for something bold and memorable? Take your Valentine’s Day makeup to the next level and wear your heart on your face – not your sleeve. This look by popular makeup artist Antoinette is so fun because it combines bold makeup with a flirty flapper character from the 1920s. It makes for great costume makeup if you happen to be heading to Valentine’s Day party this year.
Not into playing with eyeliners and all the extras? Going for a pink eyeshadow look this Valentine’s Day is sure to turn heads. Especially if you play with multiple shades of pink, your look has the potential to be as simple or as bold as you like.
Sure, every year around Valentine’s Day there’s pink, white, and red décor everywhere – but there’s one underrated color that is just as fun and flirty. Purple! It’s a more unique color that you don’t see often used for Valentine’s Day makeup looks, which is perfect if you’re looking to stand out with your look or even just change it up from last year.
One of 2021’s biggest makeup trends has been uni-liner or using eyeliner on the space between the eyes to dramatize eye makeup looks. With uni-liner, makeup artists are able to play with more space for their makeup looks and make a bolder impact with their eyeliner – especially since graphic liner has been such a huge trend this year as well.
6. Heart Eyes
The idea of being in love is commonly portrayed in the media as having heart eyes. Just take a look at your recent emojis! So, why not play into the hype and decorate your eyes with gorgeous mini hearts? These looks are super versatile in the way that you can draw hearts around your eyes in about a million different ways. Drawing hearts around your face with eyeliner in different shades (or even in the typical Valentine’s Day colors) is a foolproof way to sport a creative makeup look while still paying homage to the holiday.
Hearts don’t only have to go around your eyes, though. Check out this trend that was floating around TikTok in 2021. While this TikToker only shows the application of one heart, she helped spread the trend of creators drawing heart freckles across their noses and cheeks last Valentine’s Day. Why not bring it back again this year? On top of looking adorable, this makeup trend is very simple, as all you’ll need is a mini heart stencil, some eyeshadow or blush, and cotton swabs to clean up any misshapen edges.
Just like eyeliner – your eyelashes don’t have to be a basic black for a Valentine’s Day makeup look this year. In fact, you can play with a pop of color by wearing red, white, purple, or pink eyelashes and taking flirty and fun to the next level. Eyelashes in a variety of colors are not only versatile and unique, but they can elevate even the simplest of makeup looks. In other words, you could wear a no-shadow look this year and still have a bold look with your lashes. It’s a great alternative if you want something bold but aren’t feeling a full face of glam.
Want to take your Valentine’s Day makeup further out of the box? Choose a fun character that can be associated with V-Day and embody them with your makeup look. In this case, this TikTok star chose the Queen of Hearts and created an out-of-this-world look using glitter, graphic liner, dramatic eyelashes, colored contacts, and REAL pieces of cards from a deck. On top of that, she also included fake blood to make it seem like the cards were coming out of her skin, which is perfect for all of the spooky makeup-lovers out there that like to find a balance between glam and gore.
The revolutionary 1960s Mod model known as Twiggy was well-known for her distinct makeup that always included a pronounced cut crease. Typically, this style is worn with black eyeliner or blue tones. But, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, opt for a pink or red cut crease to change it up.
If you like the look of a cut crease but don’t want to throw it back to the 1960s – don’t fret. There is a more modern technique of cut creasing today that is more well-known and widely used amongst makeup artists today. A cut crease with pink tones and glitter on the lid like this look from YouTuber iamShelly would be show-stopping this year.
Not everyone is into wearing bold colors on their lids, which makes it hard when it comes to Valentine’s Day, since the color scheme revolves around such vibrant and bright colors. Instead of feeling overwhelmed with color, there are simple and sultry makeup looks that are perfect for a night on the town for date night. Take this look from Rachel Tee Tyler for example – minimalist eyeliner and a bold red lip complete the look.
Written by Selena Ponton