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

By Carly Cochrane - 4 months ago | Updated
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With the U.K still under tough lockdown restrictions, it looks like restaurants and romantic date spots are unfortunately off the cards this year.

Spending Valentine's Day in a national lockdown might come as music to some ears but for the lovebirds and hopeless romantics, it’s a straight-up heartbreaker.

With that being said, there's no reason as to why date night can't still go full-steam-ahead at home with loved-up breakfasts’, candlelit dinners and at-home spa experiences. And, if you and your beau live in separate households, movie and game nights over FaceTime are always a winner - where there is love, there's a way!

To help set the mood (and bring back some normality), we’ve rounded up the best Valentine’s Day makeup looks that’ll make you look good, feel good and dazzle your partner (in person and through the phone). So come on, less moping, more makeover-ing. It’s time to jump out those jammies and get glam.


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.


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Revolution Glitter Bomb - No Excuses

Revolution Glitter Bomb

£4.00
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NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss - Eclair

NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss

£5.20
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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.


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Rimmel Exaggerate Automatic Lip Liner - 024-Red Diva

Rimmel Exaggerate Automatic Lip Liner

£4.99
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MAC Mini Lipstick - Ruby Woo

MAC Mini Lipstick

£9.60
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3. Soft Glam

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

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


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Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette

£46.00
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Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

£17.00
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4. Full Glam

If there's any reason to get glam during a lockdown, 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.


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Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation

£4.75
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Morphe The Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette

Morphe The Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette

£39.00
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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour - Uniformly Fabulous

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour

£15.20
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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.


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Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

£32.00
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Benefit Hoola Bronzer Powder

Benefit Hoola Bronzer Powder

£12.75
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6. Glossy & Glowy

A warm glow touches the heart, right? If the natural look has become your go-to throughout this lockdown, 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.


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Lancôme Skin Feels Good Hydrating Skin Tint SPF 23

Lancôme Skin Feels Good Hydrating Skin Tint SPF 23

£21.20
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NARS Cosmetics Liquid Blush

NARS Cosmetics Liquid Blush

£20.00
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Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick - Gold Flash

Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick

£36.00
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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 at-home date.


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Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

£28.00
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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

£48.80
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Now that we've prepped you with a bunch of date-worthy makeup looks, it's time to get glam and head on down to the living room (or bedroom, or wherever the night takes you).

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

Carly is a beauty editor at Cosmetify and has been a part of our family for three years. She has over five years of experience in health, beauty and wellness writing.