3 Romantic Valentine’s Day Looks to Set Your Heart Alight

Whether you’re catching up with friends or spending the night with that special someone, we’ve got you covered with 3 Romantic Valentine’s Day looks to set your heart alight.


With February 14th just around the corner, it’s time to start planning an extra special look to rock this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re meeting up with a potential beau, your long-term sweetheart or just hitting the town with your gal pals, we’ve put together a list of 3 super romantic looks to get you in the mood for love.

#1 Sultry but Sweet in Soft Pink


When we think of Valentine’s Day, a delicate pink palette immediately springs to mind. For a subtle pink look that effortlessly flatters every eye colour, try this sweet, soft pink eye shadow combo. The beautiful plum colour on the outer v adds a hint of sultriness to this otherwise girly look.

Step 1: Start by priming your eyes with an eye primer to keep your shadows from creasing. Then, apply a soft, shimmery pink colour (think theBalm’sStubborn) to the inner third of your lid.

Step 2: Select any champagne coloured eye shadow and dab it onto the center of your lid, blending it with the pink colour.

Step 3: Fill in the outer third of your eye with a cherry, brown-plum hue. Blend it until it transitions smoothly into the champagne lid highlight colour.

Step 4: Using a crease brush, work a plum-esque taupe colour  into your crease. Start at the outer v, so that the density of the colour decreases as you work your way inward. Sweep whatever’s left on the brush under your lower lash line, connecting the line to your outer v.

Step 5: Pick back up your shimmery, champagne coloured eye shadow on a fluffy blending brush. Sweep it back and forth just above your crease until the two colours are seamlessly blended. Add a hint of this colour to your inner corner to brighter up your eyes.

Step 6: Now, highlight your brow bone using a white or very light nude colour. Blend this with your champagne colour above the crease.

Step 7: Using a black (or brown for a softer look) eyeliner pencil, tightline your upper lid and line your waterline.

Step 8: Apply a generous coat of mascara and false lashes if you so desire.

Complete this look with a gorgeous, pearlised cherry brown coloured lip product.

#2 Foxy in Flamingo Pink


If you took one look at our first suggestion and thought ‘booooring’, Foxy in Flamingo Pink is probably right up your alley. This fierce pink look is perfect for gals who are a little more confident with makeup application and aren’t afraid of standing out for all the right reasons. Get this bold Valentine’s Day look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Prime your eyes with your favourite eye primer to keep your eye shadow from fading and creasing throughout the day. Then, pick up a flamingo pink eye shadow and pat it all over your lid. Optional: Make the center of your lid shimmer by dabbing it with a shimmery, pastel pink highlight.

Step 2: Apply a matte, dark brown colour  to your outer v. Drag the colour gradually inwards, sweeping it across your crease until it fades out. This should give definition to your lid without overpowering the pink eye shadow. Apply a thin line of this colour just beneath your lower lash line, linking it up with the outer v.

Step 3: Using a matte white or light champagne eye shadow, highlight your brow bone. Switching to a fluffy blending brush, use the same shade to buff out any harsh edges left by the dark brown outer v and crease colour.

Step 4: With your favourite liquid eyeliner or eyeliner pen in black, line your upper lid. Extend the line outwards into a wing or cat eye shape. If you have trouble with this step, you can use a piece of sticky tape to help you create the perfect sharp angle.

Step 5: Switch to an eyeliner pencil and line your waterline. Then, get out a glittery, pink liquid liner  and use it to highlight your tear duct and the inner corner of your eye for a hint of bling.

Step 6: Apply mascara to your top and bottom lashes. Using a zig-zagging motion will keep your lashes from clumping together. If so desired, you can also apply false lashes.

Finish this beautiful flamingo pink look with a touch of shimmery pink gloss.

#3 Playful in Purple


For a bold and playful Valentine’s Day look that’s perfect for dates after dark, try out this breathtaking purple and plum combo.

Step 1: Prime your lids to ensure you’ll get maximum wear and colour pay off from your eyeshadows. Then, apply a shimmery boysenberry colour  to the inner two thirds of your lid.

Step 2: Apply an intense, dark plum colour to your outer v and along your lower lashline (skip the inner corner and highlight that with your boysenberry shade).

Step 3: Take the same dark plum colour and work it into your crease. Then, switching to a fluffy blending brush, blend the colour outward to create a winged shape from your outer corner.  Keep blending until you’ve achieved soft edges. If necessary, redarken the outer v to intensify the colour.

Step 4: Highlight your brow bone with a matte white eye shadow and open up your eyes by dabbing just a hint of the same colour onto your inner corner, near your tear ducts.

Step 5: Tightline your eyes and go over your waterline with a black eyeliner pencil.

Step 6: Apply a volumising black mascara and fake lashes if desired.

Complete this sexy look by painting your pout in a shimmery, berry coloured lip gloss.

Armed with your most gorgeous smile and one of these three simple, romantic looks, you’re sure to win some hearts this Valentine’s Day. Good luck!

5 Amazing Romantic Meal Ideas

Whenever you want to prepare a romantic meal, there are a lot of things to think about. It’s not just about the good food, although it is the most important part; you need to think about the atmosphere, about setting the mood and all the other things. We are bringing you 5 amazing ideas that guarantee you a successful romantic meal.

1. The Introduction

flowers at the table

Let’s say you want to prepare a romantic meal for your boyfriend or your husband. It would be a great idea to make a small introduction into the evening that he should be expecting.

For example, you’re preparing a romantic dinner while he’s at work, you can text him something like “I’m preparing a special treat for you tonight, come home soon”. The whole point is to tease him the whole day so that he wishes to come home as soon as possible to see what you are preparing. Send him a couple of text messages, maybe even a multimedia message of the food you’re preparing or the dress you’re planning to wear. On the other hand, don’t give away too much, leave something for his imagination.

2. Set the Mood

romantic red candles

The second most important thing about a romantic meal, right after the food itself, is the atmosphere. We all know a recipe for a romantic atmosphere – dim the lights, light up a couple of scented candles, put some soft music on. That’s pretty much enough, try not to overdo it, you don’t want your dining room to look like a brothel. Make sure you finish all the preparations before your husband comes home, so that you can both enjoy the meal and each other’s company.

3. Take Care of Yourself

Beauty luxury woman with and mirror

You need to prepare yourself for having a romantic meal too. You can’t cook all that great food, set up a romantic mood and then greet your husband in a sweat shirt. Take care of yourself.

Put your best dress on and combine it with a nice pair of shoes. You can’t wear a dress and slippers after all. You want not only to look sexy, but also to feel sexy – put on your best lingerie, because even though it can’t be seen, just knowing that you’re wearing it will make you feel a lot sexier.

Put on same make up and some good jewelry. Do your hair and your nails. Prepare yourself like you were going out to some really fancy dinner. Show your husband that you care, not only about preparing a good meal, but also about how you look. He will surely appreciate it and you will feel amazing.

4. The Food

delicious dessert

And now we’ve came to the most important part of your romantic meal – the food. It would be a good idea to prepare a complete meal, with a light appetizer, a tasty main course and a delicious dessert. It’s better to make it all light, so that you both can try all three courses and you don’t want to feel like a blown up balloon after you’ve spent all day preparing a romantic meal.

Remember that complicated things aren’t always the best, after all, no dessert can top fresh strawberries dipped in melted chocolate, right?

5. The Drinks

glasses at the dinner table

Every good meal is accompanied by good drinks, so make sure to add some romantic drinks into the mix of your romantic meal. Choose your drinks both depending on what you like and on what you are cooking.

Chicken, fish or generally white meat for main course, calls for some nice white wine. On the other hand, if you are preparing beef or pork or any stronger meal, red wine goes better with it. Of course, you can never be wrong with some champagne, either at the beginning of your dinner, or at the end, over dessert.

Whichever drink you choose, make sure not to have too much of it, because there’s nothing romantic or sexy about either of you being wasted. If you don’t drink alcohol, choose a simple sparkling water, root beer or ginger ale or make a non-alcoholic cocktail.

Now you have 5 basic things you need to know about making a romantic meal. Remember them, use them and make a romantic meal every now and then. It’s not only about the food; it is also a great way to revive that old passion between you and your partner.