Since face masks are covering the lower halves of our faces these days, it’s time to let our eyes do the talking! Plus, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. That means it’s time to bust out our eyeshadow palettes again and level up our eye makeup game! With so many celebrity makeup artists taking to social media to show off their romantic eye makeup creations, here are our favourites to inspire your upcoming Valentine’s Day lewk!
- 1. Dreamy purple smokey eye by Hung Vanngo
- 2. Lilac liner by Lisa Eldridge
- 3. All over blush by Patrick Ta
- 4. 90s supermodel cut crease by Tatiana Rose
- 5. Fiery red cat eye by Celine Bernaerts
- 6. Shades of love by Katie Jane Hughes
- 7. Fairytale rose shimmer by Pat McGrath
- 8. Pillow talk eyes by Charlotte Tilbury
- 9. Monochromatic mauve by Allan Avendano
- 10. Vampire diaries by Robin Black
1. Dreamy purple smokey eye by Hung Vanngo
This smokey purple hazy eye by Hung Vanngo on Jodie Comer just screams chic sophistication! To recreate this iridescent look, opt for two shades of purple – one with a matte finish and the other with a touch of shimmer. Then, apply the matte purple shade as a wash of colour. Gradually, build up the intensity of this eyeshadow onto the outer corners of the crease for some definition. Next, take a black kohl pencil and run it along your upper and lower lash and water line before diffusing it with a pencil brush dipped in the purple shade from before. Finally, finish off your romantic eye makeup look by pressing on a shimmery purple eyeshadow onto the centre of your eyelids.
2. Lilac liner by Lisa Eldridge
Are you a makeup minimalist? Then you’re going to love this fuss-free lilac liner look by Lisa Eldridge! Besides defining your lash line, it’s also a fun and easy way to add a flirty peek of colour to your eyes. Plus, the colour lilac looks amazing on all skin tones and stands out particularly well against a deeper complexion. Since the lilac shade is quite a light pastel shade, we recommend going in with lashings of black mascara to create a frame for your lilac liner. Alternatively, you can opt for an electrifying red or purple-coloured liner if you prefer a more bold pop of colour.
3. All over blush by Patrick Ta
What would Valentine’s Day be without a splash of blush or two? Since we’re entering the spring and summer season, the all-over blush trend is seeing a huge comeback early this year. The trick to perfecting this look is to opt for a blush shade that complements your skin tone beautifully. On one hand, soft pastel pink shades look great on fairer skin tones while apricot and peachy pinks complement olive skin tones wonderfully. On the other hand, jewel-toned pinks and brilliant fuchsias look absolutely amazing on richer skin tones! For more versatility, we recommend using a cream blusher because you can apply it onto your eyes, cheeks as well as lips.
4. 90s supermodel cut crease by Tatiana Rose
Channel your inner 90s supermodel with this glorious brown cut crease look by talented self-taught makeup artist Tatiana Rose. To recreate this look, opt for matte eyeshadow shades and create the shape you want with a pencil eyeliner. Once you have traced out the shape of your cut crease, diffuse any harsh lines with a pencil eyeshadow brush dipped in a matte brown eyeshadow. Then, create a sharp contrast to your eye makeup by applying a light beige shade underneath the cut crease. This little step helps your cut crease to stand out more. Finally, finish your sultry eye makeup look with false lashes and pair it with a matte brown lippie.
5. Fiery red cat eye by Celine Bernaerts
Turn up the heat and go big or go home with this firecracker red look by Celine Bernaerts! This look is certainly not for the faint of heart and is a brilliant way to make a bold statement for Valentine’s Day. Here, Celine used a combination of red and orange eyeshadows to create an ombre cat eye effect. Unlike the other softer and more romantic eye makeup looks, this one is certainly more edgy and daring – perfect for when painting the town red with your besties!
6. Shades of love by Katie Jane Hughes
Can’t decide between pink and red for your Valentine’s Day look? Then why not go for both? Here, makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes pairs a matte splash of girly pink on the eyes with a bold red lippie. Since both the eyes and lips are matte, keep the skin looking fresh with creamy textures and only powder the T-zone to keep the shine in all the right places.
7. Fairytale rose shimmer by Pat McGrath
We love a good fairytale romance look, and this one by Pat McGrath ticks all the boxes! It’s dreamy, pretty and downright ethereal with a good use of both matte and shimmery pink shades. To recreate this look, take a matte pink eyeshadow and apply it onto the inner corners as well as the outer corners to create a magical halo effect. Then, take a glittery rose gold and press it right on to the centre of your eyelids and apply a little of it onto your brow one for a subtle highlight. Finally, define your upper lash and water line with a brown eyeliner pencil and finish off with a coat of volumizing mascara.
8. Pillow talk eyes by Charlotte Tilbury
Get Charlotte Tilbury’s iconic pillow talk eyes with sultry shades of peach and a champagne gold shimmer on your eyelids. To further accentuate this romantic and sexy eye look, create a subtle foxy eye by accentuating the outer corners of your lash line with a brown eyeliner. Since we want to keep this looks quite natural, skip the falsies and go in with a volumizing black mascara on your top and bottom lashes.
9. Monochromatic mauve by Allan Avendano
If you love plums or mauves then this is one romantic eye makeup look to try this Valentine’s Day! To keep things fuss-free, choose one plum or mauve shade of your choice and apply it as a wash of colour on your eyes, cheeks and lips! For long-lasting colour, try using a matte liquid lipstick as it usually delivers amazing colour payoff and long-lasting wear. For a touch of sparkle, highlight the inner corners of your eyes and opt for bold brows to keep the look fresh and youthful.
10. Vampire diaries by Robin Black
Who says Valentine’s Day should be all about pinks and reds? If you’re into a more minimalist yet goth eye makeup look, then try out this spidery lash-y eye look with several lashings of black mascara on both the top and bottom lashes. To keep the look modern and fresh, keep the skin looking natural and dewy and pair your bold lashes with an equally bold black lippie!
Image Credit: Unsplash and the makeup artists’ respective Instagram accounts.