Makeup Tutorials

Makeup Tutorial: Soft Pink Valentine’s Day Makeup Look

January 18, 2012

Looking for makeup ideas to impress your date or significant other this coming Valentine’s Day? Try this soft pink makeup look you can whip up in just 10 minutes. Step-by-step tutorial after the jump!

Soft Pink Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial

Step 1. After prepping the eye area with a base (I used Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in Shore), line the upper lashline with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero.

Applying Urban Decay 24/7 in Zero

Step 2. Before the eyeliner sets, smudge it with NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow to soften the look.

Applying NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow

Step 3. Using a fluffy brush like MAC #217 Blending Brush, sweep the medium pink eyeshadow from NARS Douce France Trio Eyeshadow onto the eyelid. Blend past the crease.

Applying medium pink shade from NARS Douce France Trio Eyeshadow

Step 4. Sweep the lightest shade from NARS Douce France Trio Eyeshadow onto the brow bone.

Applying NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow

Step 5. Line the lower lashline with Urban Decay Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero.

Applying Urban Decay Zero on lower lashline

Step 6. Again, soften the line with NARS Lhasa.

Smudging the line with NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow

Step 7. Apply a few coats of black mascara on top and bottom lashes. Add a pair of full fake lashes like Piccasso Eyeme Premium Fake Eyelashes in S30.

Applying Eyeme Fake Lashes

Step 8. Smile big and apply the medium pink shade from NARS Douce France Trio Eyeshadow onto the apples. Blend towards the temples.

Applying NARS Douce France as blush

Step 9. Finish the look with a warm pink lipstick like NARS Satin Lipstick in Bilbao.

Applying NARS Bilbao Lipstick


Valentine's Day Makeup Look with NARS Douce France
Valentine's Day Pink Makeup Look

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  • Reply Julie January 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Love the look, very pretty & natural looking.

    • Reply Phyllis January 19, 2012 at 8:17 am

      Thanks Julie πŸ™‚

  • Reply Danielle January 18, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    This is so pretty on you!!!!!!! You should do more of these step by step tutorials πŸ™‚

    • Reply Phyllis January 19, 2012 at 8:18 am

      Will do – thanks!

  • Reply Channing January 19, 2012 at 3:13 am

    I like this a lot. I don’t prefer VDay looks that scream pink and red, this understated pretty is quite lovely.


    • Reply Phyllis January 19, 2012 at 8:20 am

      Thanks Channing. I just figured guys in general prefer softer makeup (I do like bright colors tho!) *lol*

  • Reply Bea January 19, 2012 at 3:56 am

    Love this. Can u post an updated Skincare pls??

    • Reply Phyllis January 19, 2012 at 8:22 am

      Sure Bea! The post will go up this week.

      • Reply Bea January 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm

        Thanks!! Been having problems with my skin. I was told it was congested. N I just need to exfoliate. But been exfoliating it for few days now n I don’t see any difference. Just have a lot of reddish bumps. I would love to know what u do with ur skin to get that clear. Love ur blog btw. Just got into make up recently. Planning to get that nars douce France.

  • Reply Yishi January 19, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Wow, this is suck a nice look! Really subtle and feminine…I want to try it out but it isn’t V-day yet hehe…my excuse will be to practice the look!

    Yishi x

    • Reply Phyllis January 20, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks Yishi! Practice makes perfect =)

  • Reply Betsy January 27, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Hi!! I found this site by accident, and I’m already hooked!! I’m only 14 but these tutorials make it super easy to follow and create GORGEOUS looks! I was wondering how old you are ( a little strange I know) but only because you look so young. πŸ˜› love this look in particular, can’t wait till my boyfriend sees it on V-day!! Good job!

    • Reply Phyllis January 27, 2012 at 8:47 am

      Haha thanks so much Betsy. I’m a LOT older than you (turning 30 this year but don’t tell anyone!!!) *lol*

  • Reply Courtney February 12, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Wow, so pretty! This is a great, soft everyday look too. If you feel like it, you should share your step-by-steps with us at: We’d love it!

    • Reply Phyllis February 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks Courtney!

  • Reply Jenn February 17, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    omg! i love those lashes. Where would would i be able to get a pair?

  • Reply Bella June 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Wow this look is beautifull πŸ˜€ !!!
    I love the lashes do you know where I can get natural ones I can wear to school off the Internet or something hehe :)?

    • Reply Phyllis June 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks Bella πŸ™‚ If you’re looking for natural-looking fake eyelashes, I highly recommend Ardell or the 700 series from Jealousness. You can get them at my store.

  • Reply Christina November 17, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Hi! I know this is an old post but I’m just seeing it! What foundation/concealer are you using in this tutorial?? It’s so beautiful! Thanks πŸ™‚


    • Reply Phyllis Li November 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      Thanks Christina. I wore Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in #120.

  • Reply Jenny December 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Hi Phyllis,

    What camera do you use?

  • Reply Sarah October 4, 2013 at 9:19 am

    HeY gurl u look sooooo beautiful n flawless. .n all your tutorials are so easy to follow. I was able to carry smokey eyes for the first time in my life..Thanks a lot dear..keep up the good work…u got a new follower..lots of love from India

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