Smoky Glam Valentine’s Day Look

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maybelline valentines day look

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought I’d share how to achieve a quick and easy smoky-glam look for Valentine’s Day.  Whether you’re going out for a date night, or a night out with girls, this look can be easily reproduced, and only adds a few simple steps to your routine once you’ve applied your base.  The keys to the look I’m about to walk you through are soft smoky eyes and classic red lip.  So let’s get started!

Smoky Glam Valentine’s Day Look Tutorial

Base – Foundation, Concealer, Contour, & Brows

STEP 1.  First, apply your base, including your foundation/concealer, brows, and a soft contour.  For this tutorial, I used an everyday ‘base’ routine that you can find here.

maybelline red revolution lipstick

Now it’s time to add some drama and color to your look in four easy steps.

Eyes – Shadow, Eyeliner, & Lashes

STEP 2:  Use the The Rock Nudes Palette, a 12-shade eye shadow palette filled with smokey and shimmery shades that can be used to create an edgy, sultry, or daring look – whatever mood you’re in!

maybelline the rock nudes palette

maybelline the rock nudes palette

Here’s how to quickly create a soft smoky eye: Sweep the nude shade (bottom, 2nd in from the left) all over the eyelid for a nice base. Then use the deep purple shade (bottom, 3rd in from the left) in the crease and outer-v to add depth.  Finally, grab the nude shade again and use it all over the crease to blend everything in.

maybelline unstoppable eyeliner pencil

STEP 3: Apply a black eyeliner to the top lash line, and add a slight wing to the end.  I used the Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx.

maybelline pump up drama mascara

STEP 4: Curl your lashes with a lash curler, and then apply the Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara.  What’s cool is that it has a ‘push up’ cup brush with cup-shaped bristles that actually scoops and lifts lashes.  It also uses a new creamy ‘plumping’ formula that adds instant volume and holds lift in place.

maybelline pump up drama mascara

Now that we’re all done with the eyes – including winged liner, flirty lashes, and a soft smoky look – let’s move on to the lips!

Lips

maybelline red revolution lipstick
STEP 5: Apply the Maybelline Color Sensational LipColor in a bright red shade like ‘Red Revolution’ for some real glam.  Or, tone it down with a softer pink like ‘Hibiscus Pop’ (which I’ve reviewed here).  I personally love this lipstick (my obsession started back when the RebelBloom shades came out!) – the color is so rich, and the formula is creamy and moisturizing thanks to the nourishing honey nectar.

maybelline red revolution lipstick

Soft, smoky eyes, a soft contour, and bold lips make up my date-night look this Valentine’s Day!  Be sure to check out Maybelline’s page, or stop by the Maybelline section at Walmart to explore more great products that you can use for your Valentine’s Day look!

maybelline at walmart

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  • Brianna

    great lip color. very pretty.

  • Love this look!

  • I’m a sucker for a bold lip and natural eye! LOVE this look on you… gorgeous!

  • I love this look!! It is beautiful and yet still natural looking! I love how you winged out the eyeliner with that kind of eyeliner (I struggle to find any “wing” tutorials that don’t use liquid)…I’m going to have to try it with mine 🙂

    • Thank you! 🙂 Yeah, I rarely liquid for my winged looks, strangely enough! I think the trick with pencils is just to keep them nice and sharpened!