Valentine’s day is just around the corner and love is in the air. Whether you are going out with your best girlfriends for a leisurely brunch or are staying indoors and celebrating it over a video call dinner date with your boo, here are some stunning Valentine’s day eye makeup looks you can try that will steal the show (and your partner’s heart!)
Before starting any eye makeup look, remember to prime your eyelids with an eye primer or concealer to cancel out any redness or pigmentation on the eyelids.
1. Keep It Simple With Soft, Shimmery Pink Eyelids
If you are a beginner and don’t experiment with makeup often, this Valentine’s makeup look is perfect for you. Look pretty in pink with a soft, shimmery pink eye makeup that exudes romance.
a. Use the lightest shade from the Maybelline Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette to set the concealer in place and create a clean canvas for you to begin.
b. Using a small, fluffy blending brush, pick up the beige/cream colour from the palette and run it in back and forth windshield wiper motion across your crease to add a transition shade.
c. Deepen the transition shade by adding a soft pink eyeshadow in the outer half of the crease. Blend the 2 colours together till there are no harsh lines.
d. Using your finger, pick up the pink shimmery eyeshadow from the palette and gently press it onto your lids. Go in one more time to increase the intensity. Now using a medium sized fluffy brush, use the light brown eyeshadow and apply it on the outer corner of your eyelid to add some extra dimension.
e. Use a flat, angled brush and apply the same light brown powder eyeshadow on your waterline as well.
Never tried pink eyeshadow before? Try the eyeshadow colours on your eyes before taking the plunge with the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool. The virtual makeover tool lets you play around with different Maybelline face makeup, eye makeup, and lip makeup products so you can mix and match different textures, shades, and styles with zero commitment!
2. Go Bold With A Sultry and Smokey Red Eyeshadow Look
Love your classic smokey eye makeup? Switch things up and make it Valentine’s day appropriate by creating a bold, red smokey eyeshadow look.
a. Start by applying a cool toned brown eyeshadow shade from the Maybelline Nudes Palette in your crease using a light hand.
b. Now use the black shade from the palette and apply it all over your eyelid, leaving a little space right in the middle. You can also draw lines across the eyelid with the Maybelline Colossal Kajal to and then smudge it all over to create the same look. Take your time in blending the eyeshadow well as this creates the main base of your smokey eyes.
c. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, pack on a red glitter eyeshadow in the center of your lid. Continue blending till the red and black eyeshadows are seamlessly blended.
d. If needed, go over the outer corner of your eyes with the black eyeshadow to deepen the look.
e. Outline the tight line and waterline and define your eyes with the Colossal Super Black Kajal to add more drama to your eyes. Use the Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara and get bold, dramatic lashes to finish the look.
3. When In Doubt, Become A Bronzed Goddess
Don’t worry if pink and red are not your colours, you can create a gorgeous Valentine’s day makeup look without those two shades as well. Neutral eyeshadow looks with gold and bronze colours are perfect if you prefer a subtle style.
a. Apply the gold creamy eyeshadow shade from the Maybelline 24K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette all over your lid. Use an angled brush to apply it along your bottom lash line as well.
b. Use the dark bronze shade from the same palette and apply it on the outer half of your eyelid and your bottom lash line.
c. Add more depth and dimension to your look by adding a dark brown or black eyeshadow on the outer one-third of your eye lid and blend to diffuse.
d. Complete the eye makeup look by smudging the Maybelline Colossal Kajal across your top and bottom lash line. Use the Maybelline Volum’ Express Hyper Curl Waterproof Mascara to get long and curled lashes and you are all done!
Here is a quick makeup tip for beginners – apply your face makeup after doing your eye makeup as this will make it easy for you to wipe away any mistakes without smudging your foundation and concealer. Another tip is to use a concealer one or two shades lighter than your skin tone on your eyelids to make the eyeshadows you apply on top appear more vibrant. If you are not sure of your concealer shade, answer a few questions on the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool to find your exact match.
From absolute beginners to complete makeup pros, anybody can try these three easy to create Valentine’s Day eye makeup looks that are guaranteed to turn heads in this season of love.