Regardless of your relationship status, February 14 is the ideal excuse to deck out your face with gorgeous makeup—because why not? Whether you’ve got a hot Bumble date, are having a romantic dinner with your longtime love, or eating chocolate and pizza with your roommate, smoldering eyeshadow and a bold lip can transform your evening. (Yes, even yours, staunch Valentine's Day hater.) And to prove it, we picked out 13 stunning—and actually doable—Valentine’s Day makeup tutorials for you to try yourself.
Subtle Smokey Eye
Believe it or not, there's a way to do a smokey eye in a subtle way. Without going full-on grunge queen, try this natural approach instead. Use a brown eyeshadow instead of a black or charcoal color. Then blend, blend, blend until you can't anymore.
A feline-flicked liner is flirty, fun, and easy to execute. Just extend the wing as much as you'd like and use a q-tip to clean up the line if you struggle with a steady hand. Glam up the lewk even more with lashes because why the hell not?
The darker the lip, the sweeter the night. The texture of your lipstick on date night is important. You don't want to have to run to the bathroom every few minutes for mirror checks or touch-ups if you don't have to. Opt for a super-matte, long-lasting liquid lipstick that'll show up and show out on your lips.