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Since Valentine’s Day falls on Sunday this year, what better way to spend the day than going on a fun afternoon date with the special person in your life? I thought it would be fun to prepare ahead of time with a little day date appropriate makeup just in time for the big (or small, depending on how you feel about Valentine’s Day) holiday.
While we’re never ones to go over the top with celebrating, I’ll take any excuse to find a new outfit, don a fun makeup look, and enjoy my company on a fun new adventure. Regardless of what you have planned for the day, be it a Galentine’s Fete, a special night out, or just chilling at home, I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong with a lovely blush toned eye and a red lip. So grab a couple of your Maybelline favorites like The Blushed Nudes Palette & the Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara and let’s get started!
Valentines Day Makeup Tutorial
First things first, we’re starting right where we left off on the everyday contouring tutorial! That will be our base for this look, so if you haven’t mastered that one, I’d recommend starting there. Don’t worry, I’ll wait. ;)
Now that you’re all prepped and ready, let’s jump into Maybelline’s The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette. There are some absolutely gorgeous pink shades infused with rose gold pigments that are perfect for a Valentine’s Day look, but also work well for everyday wear too. I’m going to be using some of my absolute favorites in this look.
First up, we’ll be using the second from the top right matte pink shade all over the lid as the base. Next, we’ll be transitioning the base color with the taupe shade found in the bottom left center. This will work as our transition. With a fluffy blending brush, I then used the darker pink-red shade on the bottom, second from right. This color is beautiful and adds a great pop of color. I also brought this out and along the outer half of the lower lashline with the same blending brush.
After that, we’ll be adding some detail to the eye look. With a pencil brush, pick up some of the dark purple shade found in the lower right corner of the palette. Blend this into a v shape on the outer edge of your eye. With a fluffy blending brush, blend this into the outer corner and the crease, picking up more shadow to deepen the look, or not if you’d prefer something more demure. With the bronze shade in the lower left corner of the palette, run this along the inner lower half of the lash line with a small brush. Tap off the excess and with the same brush, grab some of the light pink shimmer shade on the top left, second shade in. Pop this into the inner corner of the eye for a little extra highlight. You can also run this along the brow bone as a highlight.
With your Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara, give your lashes a coat or two, depending on how soft or dramatic you’d like your lashes to be. This mascara does a great job at both plumping up lashes and holding them in place.
After the mascara has had a chance to dry, grab your Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Liner and using your lashes as a guide, run it as close to the lashline as possible. We’re not doing a super dramatic wing on this look since it’s a daytime look, however if ultra glam is more your style, get it, girl.
For the final touch, we’re going to add a real pop of color on the lips. I’m using Maybelline Color Sensational LipColor in Red Revival. If softer is what you’re going for, I love Romantic Rose as an alternative, but there are plenty of brilliant shades to choose from!
And with that, you’re all ready to go for your Valentine’s Day date. Your significant other will definitely be all heart eyes emoji when they see you!
Best of all, this makeup doesn’t break the bank. All found at your local Walmart, the total cost of the items used in this tutorial is about $30! (Probably even cheaper if you use coupons, just saying.) You can find them in the cosmetics aisle, but don’t blame me if you end up finding a few extra things to throw into your basket too. That cosmetics aisle is dangerous!
What do you have planned for Valentine’s Day? Are you planning a special makeup look for the day or are you going casual this year? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments, and if course if you recreate this look I’d love to see it!
I’ve been wanting to try the Blushed Nudes palette, it’s such a great buy! Thanks for sharing!
Laura | Laura Aime Vous
You’re so welcome, Laura! It is a great buy for the price! :)
Beautiful look! I love the lip & the blushed tones of the eye shadow palette. Thanks for sharing! You are stunning!
Thank you so much Anna! You’re too sweet!
Oh wow, love this look on you!
Thank you so much Christine!
Valentine’s Day will be simple for me! This look is nive though!
Thanks so much, Alix!
You look beautiful! the mauve tones are really flattering on your skin tone!
Aw, thank you Courtney!
That eye shadow palette is gorgeous! I love this girly and romantic look :)
Thanks so much Cristina!
Ooooo I love the lippie color you chose for this look! I think Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to wear bright lipstick!
Thanks Chelsie! Agreed, I love a bright lip for special occasions! :)
This is a fabulous makeup look for Valentine’s Day!
Thanks so much Anna!
Gosh, I swear. Eye shadow can be the hardest part to get right. Thanks so much for the tutorial.
Sara Kate Styling
You’re so welcome! Hope it helps! :)
I have been eyeing the Maybelline Blushed Nudes palette for awhile now. Hmm…perhaps I’ll purchase it in March. Then again, I already own the LORAC Unzipped & CoverGirl Rosey palettes — both with rose tone eye shadows.
I’m going to be doing a similar makeup look for Valentines, except I might go with a nude lip since I will be eating Italian food at a party. ;)
Hope you had fun at your party on Valentine’s Day! The Blushed Nudes palette is great, but there are a lot of great rose tone eyeshadow palettes at the drugstore now too! :)
That lipstick shade is so pretty! Love it!
Thanks so much, Kayleigh!
Great tutorial. I love the lipstick!
That is such a pretty lip colour!
This is a lovely Valentine’s Day look. I’m happy Valentine’s day falls on a Sunday this year!
Thanks so much Jordyn!
That’s such a fun lip color!
This is such a gorgeous look!
Thanks so much Alexandra!
I’ve got to check out that red lipstick! Gorgeous :) My boyfriend and I are having a belated celebration, and I’m excited to put on a little more makeup than usual and get all dressed up.
XO, SS || Seersucker Sass
How fun! I hope you guys had a great time celebrating!
Love the maybelline blushed nudes palette!
Glad you love it, it’s an awesome little palette!
You are so gorgeous naturally you don’t even need face paint doll! xo
Aw thanks Shane! I just enjoy playing with makeup, so it’s just fun! :)
Really cute and subtle makeup!
Thanks so much Kay! :)
Your look turned out so cute! And who can pass up good prices on makeup? Certainly not me!
Aw, thanks so much Tiffani!