15 Makeup Looks That Are Perfect For Valentine's Day

Getty/Iryna Veklich
Getty/Iryna Veklich

  • Valentine's Day makeup doesn't have to be focused on pinks and reds.
  • Ahead, we've rouned up ideas that are out of the box but still gorgeous.
  • Keep scrolling to check out Valentine's Day makeup inspiration that's anything but boring.

Have you recently walked into a drugstore, only to be ambushed by giant teddy bears, red ribbons, and candy? Or maybe your emails are now flooded with new love-inspired flash sales and "exclusive" gifts? This can only mean one thing: Valentine's Day is here. Ah, yes. The day for romantic gestures, heart-shaped everything, and pink galore.

Occasionally, we long for a simpler time: remember when Valentine's Day meant getting crafty and winning over your classmates with handmade cards? This Feb. 14, we're channeling our inner kid and embracing our DIY skills, but instead of breaking out the doilies, we're pulling out all the cosmetics in our kit. If you're looking for a head-turning, drawer-dropping, eyebrow-raising makeup look, that isn't your classic Valentine's Day makeup — something without all of the pink and hearts, this one's for you. Whether you're in a relationship, single, or the many combinations in between, Valentine's Day presents an opportunity to try out a new makeup routine — and it doesn't have to be limited to reds and pinks! If you're ready for some inspiration as to how to get your adult-style Valentine's Day creativity on, check out the makeup inspiration ahead.


Valentine's Day Makeup Look: Muted Smoky Eye

Ditch the pink without sacrificing any of the glam for this Valentine's Day makeup look.


Valentine's Day Makeup Look: Soft Makeup

This soft Valentine's Day makeup look created by celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta is absolute perfection.


Valentine's Day Makeup Look: Green Eyeshadow

This green eye makeup look is taking things in a different direction from classic Valentine's Day makeup.


Valentine's Day Makeup Look: Classic Red Lip

A classic red lip is a perfect addition to simple Valentine's Day makeup.


Valentine's Day Makeup Look: Glittery Eyeshadow

Looking for extra-glam Valentine's Day makeup? This eyeshadow look has you covered.


Valentine's Day Makeup Look: Subtle Browns

This Valentine's Day makeup look is subtle, classic, and perfect for anyone with brown eyes who wants to accentuate their natural eye color with makeup.


Valentine's Day Makeup Look: Smoky Eye

We're obsessed with this smoky-eye Valentine's Day makeup look.


Valentine's Day Makeup Look: Nude Lip

This easy nude Valentine's Day makeup look features soft eye makeup and a nude lip.


Valentine's Day Makeup Look: Dark Eyeshadow

Push the boundaries this Valentine's Day with a smoky eye or a vampy lip. If you're feeling really edgy, go for both.


Valentine's Day Makeup Look: Vampy Lips

This deep lip color is the perfect vampy Valentine's Day makeup look.


Valentine's Day Makeup Look: Nude Lips

A classic smoky eye paired with a nude lip makes for the perfect glam Valentine's Day makeup look.


Valentine's Day Makeup Look: Pop of Blue

This Valentine's Day makeup look features dark eye makeup with a pop of blue and a deep plum lip.


Valentine's Day Makeup Look: Berry Lips and False Lashes

Take your Valentine's Day makeup look to the next level with a set of super-long falsies.


Valentine's Day Makeup Look: Heavy Eyeliner

We love that this Valentine's Day makeup look features eyeliner in the waterline.