Valentine’s Day comes knocking and I’m probably way too excited for it: Not only is there chocolate everywhere you look (heaven! XD), it’s also a great opportunity to dress up and enjoy some quality time with our loved ones :). Whether you have a hot date, a night out with your significant other or an amazing girl’s night out planned, I’ve got a list of makeup ideas to get you inspired for that special day!
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Cut crease is trending like crazy right now and for good reason: it’ll turn any eyeshadow look into the epiphany of sexiness (it also deepens the crease giving the illusion of bigger eyes). All that’s needed to recreate this look is to apply your eyeshadow as you would for a smoky eye, but don’t blend the color out so much when getting closer to the lid (we want that sharper edge). You can keep the look sweet by using matte shades in soft pinks or neutrals, or you can turn up the heat by going in with darker colors, sparkles, liner and even falsies!
Halo Eye Shadow
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If you’re tired of doing a smokey eye over and over again, but are a bit scared of messing up a new technique, then halo eyeshadow is the solution for you (it’s a nice refreshing look that will brighten up your eyes and make them look bigger)! The key here is to focus the darker colors on the outer and inner corner of your eyes while placing a bright color (and even sparkles if you want ;P) on the center of the lid making sure the shades are nicely blended. This look is so versatile: you can get super colorful or tone it down for a sexy neutral look.
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Pastels are going to be a must this year and it’s the perfect opportunity to let your inner artist go wild! The possibilities here are endless! You can go full out pastel or mute it by mixing in some brown shades (for more pastel inspirations, check out my previous article).
Bold Eyes and Lips
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Warmer tones on the eyes (hello burgundy!) and perfectly sculpted lips are all over Instagram right now and as it should: This look screams glamour! It's sexy, badass and will definitely get the attention of that special someone ;).
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Whether it’s with a vampy plum or a classic red, putting the focus on your lips is never a bad idea. Keep your skin looking natural by covering redness and under eyes with some concealer, go very light on the eyeshadow (if any), put on some mascara, and rock that color on your lips (so classy XD)!
That’s it! I hope this helps you decide on what look you’ll be sporting this Valentine’s Day (or that at least it got you inspired and pumped up for this chocolatey heaven of a day XD)!
Which of these looks will you be trying? Let me know in the comment section bellow!
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