Not everyone’s Valentine’s Day plans follow the stereotypical formula – dinner date with high heels, chocolates, etc. If that’s your vibe we support – but there are so many ways to celebrate love in your life on V-Day. From self-love to a total girl’s night, just don’t forget that your Valentine’s Day makeup should include a totally killer lip. Forget about full makeup ideas for date night and focus on the pout. Sexy and glossy? We got you. A power red? Yup. Maybe you even want to take into account how much *ahem* kissing will be happening, because in that case something comfy and long-wearing is key.
Morphe’s Head of Education Ryane Michaels has created these four lip looks that will have you feeling yourself all day and night. Let your V-Day makeup look start with the lips – we’ll show you how to prep, plump, and then build the best pout for February 14th.
It’s a First Date
First of all, bold move to plan a first date on Valentine’s Day. But we love and applaud, so let’s dive into your lip look. The Morphe Soulmatte Velvet Lip Mousse in shade Wifey is the perfect cool-tone nude – a little pop that’s subtle enough and long-wearing enough to last through a cocktail or plate of pasta. To add some high shine shimmer, top the lip mousse with the new Aurascape Dripglass in shade Stargaze.
Then you can decide if a second date is in the cards.
You’ve Been Together for Years
So what if it’s your tenth Valentine’s Day? All the more reason to go all out and create a special V-Day makeup look. Start by lining the outer corners of your lips a third of the way in with the SoulmatteFilling Gel Lip Liner in shade Compatible for a rich plum outline. Fill that section in to create dimension. Then fill the rest of your lips in with SoulmatteLip Liner in shade Other Half, a brown brick, and blend the two shade
together. Finish this perfect ‘90s lip look with Dripglass Drenched High Pigment Lip Gloss in shade Naked Dip.
Are we hitting a club? Getting a little wild? Dancing on some tables? We support that kind of V-Day, so create a V-Day makeup look to match. It’s bold, it’s red – it’s everything you want in a V-Day lip. Let’s go. Start by slightly overlining your lips with the SoulmatteFilling Gel Lip Liner in shade First Kiss, then fill in lips with the Soulmatte
Velvet Lip Mousse in the same shade. Let this dry down – this is an important tip.
Then tap the center of your bottom lip with Make It Big Plumping Lip Gloss in the pink shade Bang Bang Glow. Pack the gloss in your purse for post-drink touch-ups.
"From self-love to a total girl’s night, just don’t forget that your Valentine’s Day makeup should include a totally killer lip."
You’re Self-Caring Solo
So what if your V-Day plans consist of takeout and your fave comfort watch? You still wanna feel cute for those couch selfies. Keep it cozy and neutral by lining your lips with the SoulmatteFilling Gel Lip Liner in shade Dearest, a pink nude staple. Then top with the Dripglass Glazed Lip Gloss in shade Shatterproof Mauve. You’ll be as obsessed with this look as you are with yourself (for good reason).
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