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Valentine’s Day Makeup Essentials

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Don't miss out on these makeup essentials for Valentine's Day.

The 14th of February is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about new Valentine’s Day beauty ideas. Whether you’re going out on a date with your Valentine or watching SATC on repeat with friends, it’s the ideal time to switch up your makeup routine. We’ve put together the Valentine’s Day makeup essentials that will make an impact, whatever your plans are.

Valentine’s Day Makeup Essentials 2023:

1. Sultry Eyes

Valentine’s Day Makeup: Sultry Eyes | MUA: Shani Baruch / IG: @shanibaruch_makeup

Want to create a head-turning look for Valentine’s Day? Kiko Milano’s Water Eyeshadow, which can be used wet or dry, provides mesmerising shimmer that instantly elevates a smoky eye. Makeup Artist Shani Baruch created this stunning smokey-eyed look using Kiko’s Water eyeshadow in shade 203 Burgundy.

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2. Mesmerizing Shimmer

Valentine's Day Makeup - Mesmerizing Shimmer, RÓEN
Valentine’s Day Makeup: Mesmerizing Shimmer | RÓEN 11:11 Palette

You don’t have to be a makeup pro to create a dazzling eyeshadow look for Valentine’s Day. Luxurious, high-pigment shimmer shades will help you create a flawless finish at home. If you need to amp up the wow factor, RÓEN’s 11:11 Eyeshadow Palette is a great investment.

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3. Next Level Glow

Valentine's Day Makeup Ideas: Next Level Glow
Valentine’s Day Makeup: Next Level Glow | Kehaulani Anares / IG: @kehaulani

As we approach spring, it’s time to ditch your strobe-lit highlighter from the holiday season. Instead, replace it with a luminizer that provides a chic “soft focus” glow (that means no intense glitter). And if you need to dial up the glow from time to time, buildable highlighters will easily meet your requirements.

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4. Blushing Beauty

Valentine's Day Makeup Ideas: Blushing Beauty
Valentine’s Day Makeup: Blushing Beauty | MUA: Lorélen Coriton / IG: @lorelencoriton

Applying blush is like adding life back to the skin. It’s the final touch that pulls the look together, whether you’re working with bare skin or a full-coverage base. These cream-based blushers make cheeks, eyes, lips, and the bridge of the nose romantically rosy. Take a deep dive into 9 of the Best Cream Blushes to Lift Your Winter Complexion.

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5. The Lip Topper

Valentine’s Day Makeup: Kissably Soft Lips
Valentine’s Day Makeup: Kissably Soft Lips | RÓEN

We won’t accept anything less than kissably soft lips on Valentine’s Day (or any day, for that matter). ROEN’s Kiss My Liquid Lip Balm is a skincare hybrid lip gloss with zero stickiness. It’s also packed with nutrients and hydrating plant-based botanicals to nourish and protect lips throughout the day. Add it to your lip routine for a gorgeously kissable pout.

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