The 13 Cutest Valentine’s Day Eye Makeup Ideas

Get ready to fall in love with these eye makeup ideas

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to try out a new eye makeup look—whether it’s for a night on the town or a night taking selfies. (Both are equally worth the effort in our book.) We rounded up 13 easy, gorgeous celeb-inspired eye ideas to take your V-Day makeup to the next level.

1 Bold Berry

As Nina Dobrev proves with her stained raspberry eyeshadow and lips, there’s nothing wrong with doubling up on one gorgeous shade.

Try: Make Up For Ever Artist Color Eye Shadow in M-847, $17, sephora.com.

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2 Matchy-Matchy

Don’t think for a second that red only belongs on your lips. We love how makeup artist Nick Barose swept a shimmery red eyeshadow along Lupita‘s bottom lashline in this bold beauty look.

Try: Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil Extreme Longwear Eyeliner in Brique, $23, lancome-usa.com.

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3 Graphic Shimmer

Your date won’t be able to look away from this one, courtesy of makeup artist Hung Vanngo. Vanngo combined lines of coral eyeliner, black eyeliner and ultra-shimmery shadow for an artistic effect on Lily Aldridge.

Try: NARS High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner in Broadway, $24, nordstrom.com.

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4 ’90s Beige

Light brown shadow like Naomi Scott’s isn’t just on-trend right now, it also flatters every skin tone it touches.

Try: MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Soft Brown, $17, ulta.com

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5 Pink Goes Punk

Pink for Valentine’s Day is hardly groundbreaking. But if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Reach for a pretty pink metallic shade for some shimmer.

Try: Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette, $49, urbandecay.com.

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6 The New Cat-Eye

You can never go wrong with a cat-eye. Thicken the wing to add a fresh update to the classic look.

Try: Esteé Lauder DoubleWear Infinite Waterproof Eyeliner in Kohl Noir, $26, saks.com.

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7 Liner Only

A deep wine liner color is so striking on its own that you just need to trace your upper lid with it and you’re done. Layer on some black mascara to define your eyes if you want something more dramatic.

Try: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Alkaline, $21, ulta.com.

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8 Pop of Color

Flip the script and line your lower waterline with a bright teal or cobalt for an easy going-out look.

Try: Milk Makeup Long Wear Gel Eyeliner, $22, sephora.com.

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9 Negative Space

When in doubt, reach for your trusty black eyeliner (or a thin liner brush) and create a winged, negative-space liner look.

Try: Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense, $33, nordstrom.com.

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10 Golden Hour

Can’t decide on a shadow color? Only use one: gold traced all around the lid, with a touch of golden highlighter at the inner corner of the eye, is a monochromatic look we can get behind.

Try: Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in The Vintage Vamp, $53, sephora.com.

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11 Subtle Sultry

You don’t need loud colors to make a statement. If bright and bold colors aren’t your thing, reach for muted nudes blended with rose-pink eye shadows for a sultry look.

 

Try: Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Glambition, $49, sephora.com.

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12 Pretty In Pink

Pastels look pretty on everyone—even those of us who prefer a palette of nude and black. A shimmery pink shadow traced across the lid looks cool—not cutesy—when paired with a lip color and blush in a similar shade.

Try: Clinique All About Shadow Shimmer Eyeshadow in Bubble Bath, $18, nordstrom.com.

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13 Keep It Monochromatic

No need to mix a bunch of different shades or color schemes when you’ve already got the perfect color. We’re loving this unusual burnt orange shade to bring some warmth to your face — even when it feels like zero degrees outside.

Try: Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette in Inflame, $62, dior.com.

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This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.

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