Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to try out a new eye makeup look—whether it’s for a night on the town or a night taking selfies. (Both are equally worth the effort in our book.) We rounded up 13 easy, gorgeous celeb-inspired eye ideas to take your Valentine’s Day makeup to the next level.
1.Bold Berry Valentine’s Day Makeup
As Nina Dobrev proves with her stained raspberry eyeshadow and lips, there’s nothing wrong with doubling up on one gorgeous shade.
2. Matchy-Matchy Valentine’s Day Eye Makeup
Don’t think for a second that red only belongs on your lips. We love how makeup artist Nick Barose swept a shimmery red eyeshadow along Lupita’s bottom lashline in this bold beauty look.
3. Graphic Shimmer Valentine’s Day Makeup
Your date won’t be able to look away from this one, courtesy of makeup artist Hung Vanngo. Vanngo combined lines of coral eyeliner, black eyeliner and ultra-shimmery shadow for an artistic effect on Lily Aldridge.
4. ’90s Beige Valentine’s Day Eye Makeup
Light brown shadow like Naomi Scott’s isn’t just on-trend right now, it also flatters every skin tone it touches.
5. Pink Goes Punk Valentine’s Day Eye Makeup
Pink for Valentine’s Day is hardly groundbreaking. But if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Reach for a pretty pink metallic shade for some shimmer.
6. The New Cat-Eye
You can never go wrong with a cat-eye. Thicken the wing to add a fresh update to the classic look.
7. Liner Only
A deep wine liner color is so striking on its own that you just need to trace your upper lid with it and you’re done. Layer on some black mascara to define your eyes if you want something more dramatic.
8. Pop of Color
Flip the script and line your lower waterline with a bright teal or cobalt for an easy going-out look.
9. Negative Space
When in doubt, reach for your trusty black eyeliner (or a thin liner brush) and create a winged, negative-space liner look.
10. Golden Hour
Can’t decide on a shadow color? Only use one: gold traced all around the lid, with a touch of golden highlighter at the inner corner of the eye, is a monochromatic look we can get behind.
11. Subtle Sultry
You don’t need loud colors to make a statement. If bright and bold colors aren’t your thing, reach for muted nudes blended with rose-pink eye shadows for a sultry look.
12. Pretty In Pink
Pastels look pretty on everyone—even those of us who prefer a palette of nude and black. A shimmery pink shadow traced across the lid looks cool—not cutesy—when paired with a lip color and blush in a similar shade.
13. Keep It Monochromatic
No need to mix a bunch of different shades or color schemes when you’ve already got the perfect color. We’re loving this unusual burnt orange shade to bring some warmth to your face — even when it feels like zero degrees outside.
14. Red Lipstick