7 Valentine's Day Makeup Ideas To Try for Date Night

By Carly Cochrane -
valentines day makeup

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means one thing…

Date night.

Whether you’re out indulging in a candlelit dinner with your S.O, meeting a Tinder match for the first time or going full force for Galentine's, this so-called holiday is the perfect time to showcase your best makeup looks yet.

To get you in the mood (and so that you have plenty of time to practise), take a look at our top-rated Valentine’s Day makeup ideas from your favourite beauty gurus.

1. Pretty in Pink

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to dip into all of your pink-hued powders and lipsticks. Sweet like a rose, this pretty pink look is perfect for the romantics.

Beauty guru and YouTube phenomenon EMAN gives us a breakdown on how to achieve the perfect pink Valentine's Day makeup.


NYX Professional Makeup Face & Body Glitter

NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss

2. The Romantic Red Lip

A classic red lip is the perfect way to turn the heat up on your date. From Russian reds to ruby valentines and dark crimsons, this is one sure-fire way to make your lips the centre of attention.

Check out our favourite Latina, Evettexo, as she shows us how to achieve a killer red lip.


Rimmel Exaggerate Automatic Lip Liner

MAC Matte Lipstick - Ruby Woo

MAC Matte Lipstick

£14.85 £20.00 (26% off)

3. Soft Glam

This cross between your everyday and full-on glam is the perfect option for a date night. Dazzling and effortless, it’s a makeup look that's perfect for a candlelit dinner.

Follow beauty guru MsRoshPosh's instructions below for a soft glam look that will have you looking fire all night long.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

£15.30 £18.00 (15% off)

4. Full Glam

If there's any reason to get glam, it's Valentine's Day. Glitter lids, false lashes, a bold lip and snatched contour; we're bringing out all the stops.

Below, Irania Rivera provides a fab tutorial on how to achieve a full glam look for Valentine's Day that will steal the limelight.


Benefit The POREfessional Primer

Benefit The POREfessional Primer


Morphe 18t Truth Or Bare Artistry Palette

KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

5. The Sultry Smoky Eye

Smudged, smoky eyes aren’t just for the mornings. Give off sultry vibes with this subtle eye look, which makes it seem like you made an effort – but not too much.

Watch how the beauty and YouTube OG Aylin Melisa creates her sexy, smoky makeup look.


Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

Benefit Hoola Bronzer Powder

Benefit Hoola Bronzer Powder


6. Glossy & Glowy

A warm glow touches the heart, right? If the natural look has become your go-to, then give the glowy skin and glossy lip and lid combo a go.

Check out beauty-obsessed vlogger Katy and her super easy dewy makeup routine.


Lancôme Skin Feels Good Hydrating Skin Tint SPF 23

NARS Cosmetics Liquid Blush

NARS Cosmetics Liquid Blush

Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick - Gold Flash

Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick


7. The Last Minute Look

Model (and our all-time girl crush) Emily Ratajkowski fills us in on her flawless five minute routine, in case you've been caught off-guard with a romantic date.


Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette


Now that we've prepped you with seven gorgeous makeup looks, it's time to strike out on your date with the confidence that you'll capture hearts.

If you're looking to gift your Valentine with something special this year, take a look at our selection of the Best Valentine's Day Men's Grooming Gifts for Him, the Best Valentine's Day Beauty Gifts for Her and even the Valentine's Day Beauty Gifts to Buy Yourself.

Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

As the Senior Content Editor for Cosmetify, Carly is the go-to for all the latest (and greatest) beauty tips, tricks and trends. With over six years of experience in the industry, she knows all the ins-and-outs when it comes to health, beauty and wellbeing. 

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