This Might Just Be Our Favorite Valentine’s Look Ever

February 07, 2024

Romantic makeup never goes out of style and what better time to wear it than Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day? Softly diffused pinks, subtle glow, defined brows, and petal soft finishes make for the perfect date night makeup or even first date makeup. It’s the kind of makeup that ensures you still look like you.

So, if you’re looking for inspiration for makeup for a first date or, we’ve got you covered with this pretty in pink Valentine’s Day makeup tutorial.

First Step for Face Makeup

Petal-soft skin requires a matte but nourishing foundation. Apply BAREPRO 24HR Wear Skin-Perfecting Matte Liquid Foundation Mineral SPF20 to the center of your face and blend outwards. Available in 40 shades, it delivers long-wear coverage in a formulation fortified with upcycled Pomegranate Peel Extract and Mineral-based Powders to help even out skin tone in just 7 days**.

Touch of Blush for Date Night

Beautifully flushed cheeks are a date makeup or first date makeup essential. Buff a small amount of GEN NUDE Highlighting Blush onto cheeks with Seamless Shaping & Finish Brush. The powder formula contains blurring mineral microspheres that blend easily into skin and enhance glow.

For a soft, natural-looking highlight try our makeup artist approved method of mixing a little COMPLEXION RESCUE Tinted Moisturizer with GEN NUDE Blonzer on the back of your hand, before patting the blend onto the tops of your cheekbones.

Romantic Eye Makeup Advice

Maximize eye contact with simple definition and all focus on lashes. A soft wash of pink over your eye lids will instantly make your eyes appear brighter and more alert. MINERALIST Rosewood Eyeshadow Palette is the perfect palette for dipping your toe into pink eye shadow. Blend the shade Burnt Rose across your lids – this mauve rose looks beautiful on all skin tones and can be quickly layered up to build intensity. If you have pale skin, blend the shade Primrose through your eyes’ natural crease, if you have a medium skin tone opt for Blossom, while the shade Sepia is ideal for richer skin tones. Lastly, dust a touch of the shade Marigold on the inner corners of your eyes. Finish with a coat or two of MAXIMIST Phyto-Fiber Volumizing Mascara applied to lashes.

Loving Lip Looks

Take your lips in one of two directions. For an understated look ideal for day date makeup apply MINERALIST Lip Gloss-Balm in the shade Clarity. This translucent light pink makes the most of your lip’s natural coloring with sheer pigment and a glossy shine without the stickiness.

Or raise the stakes with MINERALIST Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick in Courage, a fiery classic red that looks striking against all skin tones and perfect for date night makeup. Apply directly to your lips from the bullet, using the tip to create a crisp edge. Unlike some boldly pigmented lipsticks, MINERALIST Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick is not drying, in fact, containing moisturizers and with a creamy satin finish, the opposite is true.