Flirty Pink Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial

I wanted to create a dramatic and flirty makeup look for Valentine’s Day, and this is what I came up with!

I don’t think there’s a better time to pull out those bright pinks and reds and put them to good use. This eyeshadow look really isn’t that hard, it just takes a bit longer than your everyday makeup. Check the pictorial and instructions below for steps, or see my video tutorial here!

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For this look, I used the 88 Matte Palette, you can grab one here. I prepped and primed my eyelids with the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk.

  • 1. Apply medium purple in the crease and blend
  • 2. Apply dark purple or burgundy on top of purple in crease
  • 3. Blend it all together nicely
  • 4. Grab a hot pink or red and apply on both the outer and inner lid
  • 5. Apply a dark brown to the outer crease to darken and blend
  • 6. Apply a light pink to the center of the lid
  • 7. Highlight your brow bone with a shimmery nude or light pink shade
  • 8. Underneath your eye, apply a gold. For more intensity, wet your brush first.
  • 9. Apply black eyeliner on your lower lash line and smudge it out with the same dark brown
  • 10. Apply liquid liner to the top, extending the line on both outer and inner corners. Also apply white eyeliner to your waterline.
  • 11. Apply mascara to top and bottom lashes
  • 12. Pop on some falsies to the outer half of your lid only

You’re done! I just love the vibrancy of this look and the gradient effect on the lids. Here’s the look put together, perfect for a Valentine’s day date:

On my lips I used Rimmel lipstick in Airy Fairy in the center, and Elizabeth Arden lipstick in Ruby on the outer parts to match the gradient effect of my eyes!

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By Dana Fox

Founder of the Wonder Forest blog and brand and bestselling author of the Watercolor With Me book series.

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