Valentine’s Day 2024: Whether you’re planning a romantic night in or going out with your date on February 14, there’s no better way to commemorate the day than looking stunning in makeup. It can help set the stage for a romantic evening, complete your date night ensemble, or simply add some sparkle to a typical workday. This day of love is the perfect occasion to showcase your most romantic and enchanting makeup looks. Whether you are celebrating with a significant other, or friends, or simply indulging in self-love, these four romantic makeup looks are sure to make hearts flutter. From soft and ethereal to bold and glamorous, there’s a look for every mood and style. So get your makeup pouches ready and let’s get started! (Also read: Valentine’s Day 2024: 9 dreamy bedroom makeover ideas to transform your space into a romantic haven )
Trendy Valentine’s Day makeup looks
Avleen Bansal, Head of Training, Make-up Studio shared with HT Lifestyle some trendy makeup looks that are sure to win the heart of your date.
1. Ethereal glow
For a dreamy and ethereal look that will have you feeling like a goddess, start by prepping your skin with a radiant base. Opt for the foundation that evens out your complexion while still allowing your skin’s natural glow to shine through. Next, focus on creating soft, romantic eyes by blending neutral matte eyeshadows in shades of soft pink, taupe, and champagne. Add a touch of shimmer to the inner corners of your eyes to make them pop. Define your lashes with a few coats of mascara and finish the look with a pair of false lashes for an extra dose of romance.
For the cheeks, choose a soft pink or peachy blush in the shade of sweet pink to add a flush of colour to your complexion. Highlight the high points of your face with the highlighter to enhance your natural radiance. Complete the look with a sheer pink lip gloss for a soft and kissable pout that ties everything together. Spritz on your favourite floral-scented perfume, and you are ready to enchant anyone who crosses your path.
2. Bold and sultry
If you are feeling bold and daring this Valentine’s Day, why not opt for a sultry makeup look that commands attention? Start by creating a flawless base with a full-coverage foundation and concealer to perfect your complexion. For the eyes, go for a smokey eye look using rich, jewel-toned eyeshadows in shades of burgundy, plum, or deep bronze. Blend the colours seamlessly for a sultry gradient effect, and add a touch of shimmer to the centre of the lids for added dimension.
Define your eyes by creating a subtle wing for a flirty touch. Finish off the eyes with several coats of mascara or a pair of dramatic false lashes for added drama. For the cheeks, opt for a sculpted look to contour the hollows of your cheeks and temples. Add a flush of colour with a bold blush in shades of berry or rose. To complete the look, choose a deep, vampy lipstick in a rich berry or plum to add an alluring finish. Keep the rest of your makeup minimal to let your bold lips take centre stage, and prepare to turn heads wherever you go.
3. Classic romance
For those who prefer a timeless and elegant look, a classic romantic makeup look is always a winning choice. Start by prepping your skin with the smooth canvas for makeup application. Opt for soft, romantic hues for the eyes in the shades of a classy champagne, copper rose, and mauve twist. Blend these shades together for a soft and romantic effect, focusing the darker shades on the outer corners of the eyes to add depth.
Define your eyes with a thin line of black fluid eyeliner, keeping the wing subtle for a classic finish. Curl your lashes and apply several coats of mascara to open up your eyes and add a flirty touch. For the cheeks, choose a soft pink blush to add a natural flush of colour to your complexion. Highlight the high points of your face with a Lumiere highlighter to enhance your natural glow. Finish off the look with classic red lipstick in a flattering shade that complements your skin tone. Opt for a creamy formula with a satin finish for a timeless and elegant look that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day.
4. Glittery glam
For those who want to make a statement and sparkle all night long, a glittery glam makeup look is the way to go. Start by priming your skin with a mattifying primer to ensure your makeup stays in place all night. For the eyes, create a dazzling look with jewel tes or glitter eyeshadow. Pack the glitter onto the lids for maximum impact, blending out the edges for a seamless finish. Define your eyes with black cream eyeliner, creating a dramatic wing for added glamour. Finish off the eyes with a few coats of mascara of dramatic false lashes to make your eyes pop.
For the cheeks, choose a soft peachy blush to add a touch of warmth to your complexion. Highlight the high points of your face with the highlighter for an extra dose of radiance. Finish off the look with nude lipstick to balance out the sparkle on the eyes. Use a setting spray to lock in your makeup ensure it lasts all night long, and get ready to shine brighter than ever this Valentine’s Day.
Remember to have fun and embrace your unique style, no matter which makeup look you choose to rock this Valentine’s Day. Whether you are spending the day with a loved one or celebrating self-love, these radiant makeup looks are sure to make you feel confident, glamorous, and ready to conquer the day.