Valentine’s Day Looks That Aren’t Pink & Red🖤

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Every year I want to create super cute Valentine’s Day looks but then I remember that pink and red almost ALWAYS look awful on me. I have created some looks using those colors that I like and if you’re interested in more stereotypical Valentine’s makeup, check out my post from last year here. However, this year, I wanted to do something different. All of these looks are ones that I think are appropriate for the holiday but they don’t’ scream Valentine’s Day. Let’s get into it!

  1. I set my primer with R & R (matte pale pink) and applied it on my waterline.
  2. I blended Solitaire (matte mauve) above my natural crease.
  3. I blended Tongue Tied (metallic rose) into my crease.
  4. I deepened my crease with Marquee (matte plum). I also applied it on the outermost part of my lid and smudged it on my lower lash line.
  5. I applied A La Mode (metallic mauve) on my lid.
  6. I applied Bicoastal (metallic pink) in my inner corner and on my brow bone.

I know this is a pretty average look that could be worn anytime BUT if I’m actually going out, like many do for Valentine’s, I want something that is fool proof. I used the Lorac Mystic Oak Palette (read my review here) but you could get this look with almost any palette. The shadow on my lid is on the lighter side but the sparkle and shine make it pop.

  1. I applied Magic (soft copper shimmer) all over my lid and blended it into my crease.
  2. I applied Mist (champagne shimmer) in my inner corner.
  3. I applied Frost (pearl shimmer) on my brow bone.
  4. I smudged Thorn (black matte) on my lower lash line and applied it in my water line.

This look is basically identical to the previous one but the lid shade is deeper. I prefer this one because even though there is just one shade on my lid, it still provides depth. If you take a mid-tone satin shade, apply it on your lid and blend it up into your crease, you’re going to have a quick and easy look that doesn’t require any mattes. The palette I used for this, Undone Beauty Curator Eye Palette in Soft, has been discontinued but you could use almost any palette. I personally recommend the Undone Beauty Curator Eye Palette in Bare.

  1. I set my primer with the First Left (matte cream) shade.
  2. I applied the Second Right (metallic taupe brown) shade all over my lid.
  3. I applied the Third Left (metallic icy pink) shade in my inner corner and on my brow bone.
  4. I smudged the Fifth Right (matte black) shade on my lower lash line.

If the mauve look above wasn’t quite deep or smoky enough, I suggest something like this. I’m not sure how to really describe these colors except for as a muted, mauvy berry look. I used the Lorac Fairytale Forest Palette (read my review here) and the L.A. Girl Shockwave Lip Liner in Mauve on my water line.

  1. I used Earth (matte cream) to set my primer.
  2. I blended Rosewood (matte eggplant) into my crease.
  3. I deepened my crease with Woodland (matte reddish brown). This shade is also smudged on my lower lash line.
  4. I applied Wildflower (shimmery plum) all over my lid.
  5. I applied Northstar (shimmery pink) in my inner corner and on my brow bone.

Here’s another super simple look that combines mauve and brown; a color combo I really enjoy. I used the Undone Beauty Curator Eye Quad in Outfit Optional, which I haven’t reviewed yet, but you could get this look with any light mauve and brown shades.

  1. I set my primer with a matte cream; not included in this particular quad.
  2. I blended the satin/matte mauve into my crease. I also put this shade on my water line.
  3. I applied the shimmery taupe brown over my lid.
  4. I applied the shimmery pearl in my inner corner and on my brow bone.
  5. I smudged the shimmery mid-tone brown on my lower lash line.

Last but not least, is the most unique of these looks and the only one that actually includes a red shade. All of the powder eyeshadows are from the Tarte Tartiest Pro Remix Palette and on my lid is the Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Rooftop Cocktails. I haven’t reviewed either of these products yet. I like this look because it combines the red with blue/green shimmer and that’s something I don’t typically do.

  1. I set my primer with Mixed Media (matte cream).
  2. I blended Graffiti (metallic red) into my crease.
  3. I applied Create (rusty red with a blue/green flip) on my lid. I then topped Create with the Rooftop Cocktails Super Shock Shadow. These two shadows are basically identical but the Super Shock Shadow is more shimmery.
  4. I applied Flow (metallic champagne) in my inner corner and on my brow bone.
  5. I lined my water line with Beat Drop (black with silver sparkle).
  6. I smudged Ink (matte black) on my water line.

Final Thoughts:

I hope you enjoyed and got some inspiration from my take on Valentine’s Day makeup! Let me know how you plan to do your makeup for the holiday. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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