13 Super Cute Makeup Ideas for Any Type of Valentine's Day Adventure (2024)

Bold, red lipstick galore!

By Sam Escobar and Katie Bourque
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Red lipstick? Check. Pale pink blush? Got it. Soft peach eyeshadow? You know it. No matter what your personal style is, there's a way for everyone to get in on the fun with these simply stunning makeup looks. Regardless of what you're planning to do for Valentine's Day, the most fun thing about this sweet holiday is getting ready — apart from eating all of the best Valentine's Day chocolate, of course. Once the paint from your Valentine's Day manicure has dried, it's time to get to the fun part: makeup. With bold red lips, baby pink eye shadow and of course plenty of dramatic eyeliner, these makeup looks are a hopeless romantic's dream.

Whether you're zooming your gal pals or something a little more intimate, an on-point makeup look will take your Valentine's Day outfit to the next level. Don't worry though, because these stunning looks are actually super easy to recreate at home, with the right products. For some unforgettable Valentine's Day makeup ideas, check out these inspirational Valentine's Day beauty looks.

True Red Lips

Don't fear this bright and bold shade of lipstick — if there's anytime to wear it, it's Valentine's Day. With a color this attention-grabbing, go easy on your eye makeup to keep your look fresh and natural. Bonus points if you have a bright red manicure to match!

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Bold Eyeliner

Tired of your eye shadow palette? There's another way to add a pop of color into your look: colorful eyeliner. Regina King's flattering teal eyeliner is the perfect example of how to rock playful makeup without overdoing it.

Very Berry Lips

Red may get all of the attention and fanfare when it comes to lipstick shades, but a berry shade looks incredible too. Plus, the contrast will instantly brighten your smile!

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Bubblegum Pink

Bright and flirty, Jenna Dewan's makeup look is all sorts of sugary sweet fun! Pair sparkly pink eye shadow with some light pink lip gloss to channel this style.

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Dramatic Cat Eye

This rose pink and fuchsia eyeshadow combo is gorgeous, but it's that striking winged eyeliner that's going to steal the show.

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Show-Stopping Dark Lip

While it may not be for everyone, a dark red, almost black lip like this one is certainly striking. Pair with a winged eyeliner and some dark nails to complete the look.

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Bold Nude

This '90s trend is back in a big way and thankfully, we're not talking about frosted tips. In the right shade, a nude lip is one of the most flattering makeup trends.

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Just Peachy

Using the same shade eye shadow, lipstick, and blush gives a soft, understated take on the monochromatic trend. It looks great with any color, but we like this pretty peach shade.

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Crimson Red Lips

Heads will definitely turn with a bold, wine-red lipstick like this one. Don't forget the lip liner to keep your pout in place all night.

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Sultry and Smokey

A smokey eye never goes out of style. Blend the gold and burgundy shades from your trusty eye shadow palette to recreate this smoldering look.

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Sweet & Radiant

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This simply glowing look highlights your lovely, natural features. Add some highlighter on your cheekbones, a little blush, and a dab of pink lip gloss and you're ready to go!

Glamorous & Romantic

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Who doesn't love a dark lip on V-Day? But instead of going for a typical red, try a bold berry instead. This shade used here is Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Strumpet. Try using a a lip brush for extra precision!

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Bright & Fun

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This look is all about the eyes. Dust some pearly white eye shadow to your lids for a to make them look larger, then complete the look with some liquid eyeliner on the outer corners of your eyes.

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Sam Escobar


Sam's enthusiasm for makeup is only rivaled by their love of all things relating to cats. In their spare time, they enjoy watching scary movies, putting avocado on everything, and seeing how many shades of the rainbow they can dye their hair before 30.

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Katie Bourque

As an Editorial Fellow for Good Housekeeping, Katie covers health, beauty, home, and pop culture. Outside of the office, you can find her killing it on the karaoke machine or listening to true crime podcasts.

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