Valentine’s Day make-up looks that will make your client’s heart swoon


With issues like masking and stressed skin, make-up might have been the last thing on anyone’s agenda over the past few months. However, with things more normal this year, we all are slowly dipping our toes back into make-up waters, by experimenting with the season’s biggest beauty trends. Now, since Valentine’s Day is round the corner, it’s time to start prepping for new Cupid-approved make-up looks for your clients.

Regardless of how your client is planning to spend the day, it’s time to celebrate love and capture the romantic spirit of the day with trending beauty looks. From soft glowing cheeks….to bold lips, StyleSpeak gives you a quick roundup of gorgeous celebrity make-up looks to get you inspired, along with products that will help you achieve them.

Bold Hued Pout

There’s no denying that a bold lip shade will stand out in a romantic candlelit room. High shine, shimmer, or matte, the power of a red lip is undeniable. From Russian reds to ruby valentines and dark crimsons, this is one definite way to make your client’s pout the centre of attention. You could either take inspiration from Selena Gomez’s classic red lips or give the usual reds a skip and opt for a fabulous plum-lip-look like Tara Sutaria that is perfect for the spirit of love.

The bright red shade of Smashbox – Be Legendary in Bing and the organic, nourishing lipstick shades from Ruby Organics have a long-lasting formula and are flattering on all skin-tones.

Soft Gold Glow

A warm, soft glow touches the heart, right? You can totally skip the pink and red tones all together this Valentine’s Day and opt for a soft, golden glam look, like Zendaya. An ethereal take on full-glam make-up, this trend is perfect for a special date night. The key to pulling off this perfect golden-hour look lies in a combination of a good colour correcting concealer, traceless foundation, liquid highlighter, caramel eye shadow, some blush to add a natural flush to the cheeks and a touch of lip gloss.

The colour corrector palette from NYX could be the next worthy addition to your make-up kit, along with Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Liquid Highlighter for a radiant look.

Sunset Eyes

A subtle twist on a smoky eye, the sunset eyes trend is stunning and perfect for a special occasion. The blend of colours such as bronze, gold, peach, dusty pink, orange, red, and coral creates the most fabulous make-up look that resembles a sunset. You could stick to mattes or get creative with different textures. No matter what you decide, sunset eyes will get your clients all the attention they deserve this Valentine’s Day. Take inspiration from Alia Bhatt’s look and use shades of orange and pink to create a refreshingly warm visage.

The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette and Maybelline Nudes of New York Eyeshadow Palette, has a collection of scorched hues that are ideal for creating this look.

Winged eye-liner

If glitzy make-up or bright red lips is not what your client seeks, a simple cator winged eye liner can completely elevate a look. A rose-pink or fuschia eye shadow, paired with striking winged eyeliner will steal the show. If you choose to add

some drama to the look with mascara and kohl then Janhavi Kapoor’s look or Bella Hadid’s subtle cat eyes should be your top pick.

The L’Oréal Paris Flash Winged Eyeliner has a super flexible nib to perfectly trace a wing. You could also choose the MAC Liquid Eye Liner in Boot Black which is a staple in every make-up artist’s kit.

Voluminous Lashes

A dramatic fringe will make for some romantic eye contact on Valentine’s Day. Amp up the Valentine’s Day make-up look with a few coats of mascara or a pair of lash extensions. Give your client lashy, defined eyes by putting on a coat of mascara before applying the falsies, like Jennifer Lopez, or skip the falsies and help your client flutter those lashes like Kim Kardashian, by using a lengthening, volumizing mascara.

Try the Loreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara, as it is clump-free and waterproof or opt for the Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara for its curved wand that sweeps all lashes in a couple of swipes. Both mascaras have a great thick consistency.

Classic Neutral

If your client prefers a more low-key vibe for Valentine’s Day, a minimal base with a natural finish is proving that less is more. Take cues from Aditi Rao Hydari or Zoë Kravitz with this super-neutral look. All you need is a lightweight foundation, a warm-toned blush, black liquid liner, and a barely-there lipstick to pull it all together. You may add a few spritzes of make-up setting spray to give the complexion a refreshing boost.
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick in nude pink and the MAC Powder Blush – Gingerly are great products to achieve this look.

Monochromatic Make-up

One of the most trending looks – Monochromatic Make-up, is the most favoured look among celebrities and everyday people alike. From bold oranges and rosy pinks to brown hues, this look has options for everyone. Using the same shade eye shadow, lipstick, and blush gives a soft, understated take on the monochromatic trend. Show off your monochromatic make-up skills by giving your client frosted eyes and lips like Ananya Panday, or go for earthy tones with a beautiful peachy brown make-up look like that of Kriti Sanon.

To ace this look you could try multitasking products like the Milani All Inclusive Eye, Cheeks and Face Palette, GLOSSIER Cloud Paint or the ILIA Color Haze Multi-Use Pigment, to blend together an effortless glow.

Now that we’ve prepped you with a bunch of date-worthy make-up looks, it’s time to take your client’s glam-quotient a notch up, with beautiful bold lips and winged liner or a more minimalist look with muted very peri mauves. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong with these trends. Let the phrase “New Year, New You” be your guide to a fresh start.