Makeup Tutorial: Soft Pink Valentine’s Day Makeup Look

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

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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  1. 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

  2. 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. 😛 love this look in particular, can’t wait till my boyfriend sees it on V-day!! Good job!

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

  4. 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 :)


  5. 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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