BEAUTY
Subtle Yet Stunning Makeup Looks To Duplicate For Valentine’s Day
By KELLI CATANA
Go Natural
If you prefer a more simple and subtle look, or you’re not so confident in your makeup skills, you can’t go wrong with a natural look. Keep things neutral and soft, and go for a smokey eye, nude lip, and natural flush on the cheeks for a gorgeous look.
Bold, Red Lip
Valentine’s Day is perfect for a red lip, and red lipstick tends to be dramatic enough that the rest of your look can be softer and more subdued. Add a few coats of mascara, a hint of blush, and a light brushing of neutral eyeshadow to make your lips the star of the show.
Smokey Eye
Makeup Artist Ash K. Holm’s tip for creating a smoky eye is to use “softer, smoky tones like matte grays and taupes for the crease and foiled textures in gray or taupe on the eyelid.” To embrace the holiday, you can add some pink and red shadows using the same technique.
Shimmer And Shine
Use a shimmer or chrome eyeshadow to focus on the eyes for a dramatic effect, and use metallic eyeliner to get maximum shine. Give your face an allover glow by using highlighter on your cheekbones, forehead, and nose with a full gloss on the lips.
Soft Glam
According to makeup artist Neil Scibelli, “Valentine’s Day makeup is really about bringing forward an elevated version of yourself,” and one of the best ways to do that is with a soft glam look. Choose muted colors that blend well for a look that enhances your natural features.