For some unforgettable makeup tricks that would look stunning on their own or even if you put a few together, these 7 easy-to-recreate-at-home looks will have you Valentine’s Day ready and looking on-point for anything you’ve got planned…

1. Smoky Eyes

There’s nothing more intense than smoky eyes. It grabs everyone’s attention instantly and is sure to keep all eyes on you. Go for the traditional smoky eyes with a black colour palette or try out different colours from pinks and blues to purples and bronzes. Match your smoky eyes to your outfit for that extra oomph.


Smoky Eyes Makeup

2. Red Lipstick

This one is a must-have on Valentine’s Day! It’s always on-trend but more so on Valentine’s Day that calls for that perfect pout. Experiment with different shades of red to find the right one for your skin tone. From deep red to bright crimson or matte to glossy, pick a colour that you can call yours for this special occasion.

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3. Vibrant Eyeshadow

It’s not just about smoky eyes. A little bit of eyeshadow can go a long way too. Create a romantic look with light-coloured eyeshadow palettes like pinks and reds or something more playful with hues of blue, green and more. Colouring your lids will never go unnoticed. You could also try something quirky like drawing little hearts into your eyeshadow.

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4. Mascara

Mascara has been a staple in makeup and it’s no secret why. A simple stroke of mascara will brighten up your eyes and make them look bigger. It also accentuates the shape of your eyes. Add a touch of eyeliner on your upper and lower lids for added effect.

Mascara FACES CANADA Ultime Pro Heavenly Lashes Mascara

5. Red Nail Polish

A nice addition to red lipstick is having matching red nail polish. Bright colours will brighten up your outfit and give you a fun, playful look. If red is not your style, experiment with other colours that would match your outfit. Another pretty way to match your nail polish to your look is by wearing the same colour accessories.

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Red nail polish

6. Highlighter

A well-done highlighter will leave your skin looking younger and give it a luminous touch. Highlighter on your cheekbones will make them look sharper and give your face a more angular look. It’s not just your skin that benefits from highlighter. A touch of it around your lips will sharpen the shape of your lips and make them look fuller while highlighter around your eyes will make them look bigger and brighter.

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7. Glitter

From glitter eyeshadow to glitter lipstick, this is one trend you can go crazy with! You can light up your eyes or cheekbones with shimmering glitter particles. A new trend is glitter brows and when done right, it adds that something extra. Glitter is just the over-the-top look you want for an occasion like Valentine’s Day.

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