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With Valentine’s Day just over a week away, I thought it would be fun to share some of my very favorite rose, romantic or Valentine’s Day-inspired makeup faves.
These must-have makeup ideas will be perfect for your date night out or in. Alternatively, if you are celebrating Galentine’s Day instead, these pretties would make the perfect gift.
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Urban Decay NAKED Cherry Palette
I’ve been obsessed with the NAKED Cherry Palette as soon as I tried it late last year and this 12-pan eyeshadow palette has become a staple in my makeup bag; I use it all the time. These BEAUTIFUL cherry-hued neutrals will help you to create the sultriest, most tempting eye looks for Valentine’s Day and beyond. Buy it here.
IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Romantics Eyeshadow Palette
Naturally pretty? Yes, please! I talk about IT Cosmetics and their award-winning anti-aging formulas a lot, but not enough about the eyeshadows; they are GOOD! The formula is silk-infused and actually diffuses the look of lines and wrinkles on your eyes and lids. I love that! This palette feature 14 super pretty matte shadows plus a "Transforming Pearl" shade that instantly creates a new pearlized color when added over any of the others. The colors are rosy and romantic and will take you from day to night. Buy it here.
BECCA x Khloé Kardashian & Malika Haqq Glow Letters
These XXX, OOO and heart shaped highlighters are not only super cute, but when you blend a fluffy brush over them and apply them to your face, you’ll get the prettiest soft focus glow on your skin. I love using these Glow Letters on both my eyes and cheeks over a bit of bronzer. I think this makes the perfect gift for your bestie. Buy it here.
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This is a given, no matter how you wear it. Lips, cheeks, highlighter… you name it, NARS has the perfect Orgasm product for you. I have had NARS Orgasm Blush in my makeup bag (and replaced it numerous times) for years. I use the Illuminator or Multiple when I am self-tanning and I am obsessed with the Afterglow Lip Balm. I also have had the Satin Lipstick and Lipgloss rolling around in my makeup drawer and reach for it time and time again. And if you are into super-glossy lips like I am, the limited edition Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer will give your pout that perfect glossy shade. Buy any of these at NARS here.
Too Faced Better Then Sex Mascara Limited Edition Diamonds
Well, Diamonds ARE a girls best friend, so it’s time to treat yourself! I love this mascara and why not gift yourself a fab mascara with a limited edition “diamond” packaging. It’s just some type of glitter but it’s super cute and makes me feel extra fancy. Buy it here.
NARS Ignited Eyeshadow Palette
I can’t get enough of this beautiful eyeshadow palette from NARS either; it creates the prettiest sparkling night out eye look. It’s one of those palettes that you will reach for over and over when you go out. Read my full review of the NARS Ignited Eyeshadow Palette here. You can buy it here.
IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Palette
Again. I don’t think I talk about IT Cosmetics makeup products beyond my favorite CC+ Cream or concealers. The eyeshadow palette above and this Complexion Perfection Palette are both great for not only Valentine’s Day, but year-round and this palette especially is a regular product for me. This face palette contains four must-have, talc-free powder formulas — Sunshine in a Compact Matte Bronzer, Perfect Lighting Luminizer, Bye Bye Pores Blush, and Bye Bye Pores Pressed Poreless Finish Airbrush Pressed Powder/ They work together to enhance and brighten features, while giving skin that perfect finish. Buy it here.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
With the name sultry in it, you know it just has to be perfect for Valentine’s Day, right? Well, it is with 14 shades that range from golden mattes to bronzy metallics — they blend together to create the best smoky eye with ease. I love the pigmentation and bold color pay-off that I instantly get with ABH shadows and that is especially important when you are using the more bold shades like those in this palette. Buy it here.
Juno & Co Microfiber Rosé Velvet Sponge
This sponge has literally changed the way that I apply, save and see my makeup. Really. I use about 1/3 of the product and my skin looks more flawless. This sponge is why. It is SO velvety, does not absorb the product like typical sponges and just smoothes on makeup better than any other sponge that I’ve ever tried. Juno & Co has put together a few Valentine and Galentine packages like the Be Mine Bundle or the Galentine Squad Bundle. The sponge itself is only $6 and when bundled the savings are even greater. Don’t pass up this little beauty! Buy the sponge here.