People view makeup in different ways. Some argue that it’s only used by those who feel insecure about their appearance, while others believe it is a way to impress others. Then some think of makeup as a societal pressure that must be upheld to ‘fit in.’
Interestingly, most of these assumptions don’t ring true for real women. In reality, makeup isn’t a mask but a tool that makes you feel confident, self-assured, and empowered. For example, a classic red lip can instantly make you feel more in control and powerful. Similarly, a soft glam look can change your mood entirely, making you feel pretty and ready to be courted.
That said, makeup gone wrong can turn you drab from fab in seconds. But don’t worry, as we share attractive and trending makeup looks that you can rock this Valentine’s Day.
Double winged eyeliner
If you thought winged liner had run its course, get ready to meet its hot cousin: the double-winged liner!
Fun fact: This isn’t a new eyeliner style but one that dates back all the way to the ‘60s. But, it has made a major comeback with other previously-loved trends like bouncy blowouts, smoky eyes, and brown lip liner.
Lately, the double-winged eyeliner can be seen on runways and red carpets everywhere. We have also seen it making rounds on TikTok as well as on celebrities like Devon Lee Carlson, Charli XCX, and Dua Lipa.
So what exactly is this trend, and how can you achieve it? Let’s make it easier for you to follow.
Essentially, this look features one line on top of the lash line and another extending from the bottom lash line. This trend is a winner because you can play it up or down according to your mood. So, if you’re aiming for a soft, almost-there look, you can settle with a small natural flick. But if you are in a full prowess mood, you can go the extra mile with a dramatic wing.
A cool variation of this look is where you draw a winged line below your eyebrows and another on your upper lash line. This one requires a bit of practice and a steady hand. So, if you plan to sport this eye look on a date night, it’s better to give it a shot before the big night.
Whichever variation you go for, one thing is a must: a precise and super-pigmented eyeliner pencil or liquid!
There was a time when peach makeup looks were associated with spring and summer. However, it has now become a staple regardless of the temperature outside. Why? Because it looks fresh, pretty, and fabulous!
Peach is everywhere! We have seen it take the form of bright rims of eyeliner, vibrant blush, abstract eye shadow, and whatnot. The reason it has become so popular among makeup artists is that it looks incredible on everyone. Whether you have a fair or deep complexion, peach color can instantly brighten your face and give you a warm glow.
While red is usually associated with Valentine’s Day, peach is a cuter alternative to try for an endearing look. You can start with a peach-brown smoky eye look for a night out with a special someone. Adding some champagne pressed glitter on top is an excellent idea too. Don’t forget to add a lot of peach blush. If you’re unsure where to place it, target the round part of your cheeks and apply generously.
Finish off your date look with the perfect shade of peach lipstick; whether you opt for a sheer lip oil or a bold matte lip, it’s up to you. Whatever you do, don’t go overboard on the peach makeup trend, or you may end up looking like a peach cobbler.
As a general rule, lighter skin tones should go for softer hues of peach. In contrast, deeper skin tones look flattering in darker shades of peach. If you’re unsure which color best suits your skin, apply some product on the inside of your wrist to be sure.
In the same way, you associate a deep burgundy lip with the fall season, pink makeup gives spring and summer vibes. Although everyone is guilty of sporting a monochromatic pink look when they were younger, the trend was slowly forgotten with time. Fortunately, it is back on the trend radar, and we can’t get enough of it this season.
If you’re hesitant about diving in with an all-pink makeup look, we’re here to show you just how wearable it can be. The first step is selecting a pink shade that best complements your skin tone. As a rule, the deeper your skin tone, the more vibrant pink you can pull off with grace. Medium skin tones look best in rosy and berry-toned pink, while lighter skin tones can get away with pale and soft pinks.
Monochromatic looks are usually characterized by no-frills eye makeup, so grab a fluffy eye brush and apply your favorite pink hue on your entire eyelids. Remember to add some along the bottom of the lower lash line for a more natural and flushed appearance. You can add a clear coat of eye shimmer for some extra sparkle.
Next, add the same color to the apple of your cheeks. More a more sculpted shape, you can use the draping technique and place the blush along the temples and any areas where you’d usually apply contour powder. This helps create a lifted effect.
Finally, swipe on the same gorgeous shaded of pink on your lips to complete your monochromatic look. It’s best to keep a light hand when applying a pink color because you don’t want to draw attention from other parts of your face. A pink lip tint or cream can be your best friend when trying to create a soft, flushed effect.
Remember when skinny brows were all the rage, and most women were over-tweezing their brows to match the crowd? Thankfully, that era is over.
Instead, fluffy and full brows are trendier than ever, and we can’t stop drooling over them. When we say fluffy, we don’t mean an out-of-control bushy mess but a fuller shape that accentuates your facial features.
This Valentine’s Day, you can take a similar approach and focus on a brow that’s fluffy at the start with a full arch, gently tapering down to a clean point at the end. Remember to highlight a clean lift and structure with hairs slightly feathering out.
Let’s break down the look into simple steps you can follow:
- Clean up the extras, and don’t forget less is more when pulling our stray eyebrow hair.
- Brush your eyebrows upwards and trim them to get the perfect brow length.
- Lift your brows upwards with a gel-covered spoolie. Do it enough so you can see the skin underneath.
- Use a pomade or eyebrow pencil to fill in your brows. Avoid harsh streaks by keeping a light hand.
- Lock it in with brow wax or hair spray.
- If you want to accentuate the lift even more, clean the bottom with concealer or apply a highlighter.
Strokes Beauty Lab
Creating perfect eye makeup can be intimidating, especially if you lack experience and expertise. Fortunately, the right technique combined with the right products can help you achieve any look you want without much effort.
Strokes Beauty Lab understands the struggle regular women face with makeup application and has therefore designed high-quality products to make application effortless. Starting as an eye beauty studio, the brow mastery expert Momoi, the company’s founder, took a bold step to introduce a line of cosmetic products based on his knowledge.
Today, these high-quality products are readily available to millions of beauty enthusiasts around the globe. So, if you’re looking for staple additions to your eye makeup arsenal, Strokes Beauty Lab is the right place to start.
Strokes Beauty Lab is one of Atome’s partner merchants
Updating your makeup bag can take a toll on your monthly budget, but luckily, that doesn’t have to be the case anymore. Strokes Beauty Lab has partnered with Atome to offer its users flexible payment options. It means you can buy any products you like from their store and split your bill into three parts instead of a single upfront payment.
Isn’t that an exciting new way to shop? Continue reading to find out more about Atome and how it works.
What is Atome?
Headquartered in Singapore with over 15,000 partnered merchants, Atome offers its users the choice and convenience of flexible payment options for a variety of products and services. The app allows shoppers to split their purchases across flexible interest-free monthly payments by scanning a partner retailer’s in-store QR code or upon website checkout. By splitting their payments, Atome users will be able to better manage their budget while making quality products and services more reachable.
Using this service, you can manage your monthly budget and make smart shopping decisions. You can enjoy this empowering shopping experience by registering an account through Atome’s app (Get the app). Once your payment details are verified, you can make purchases without stressing about hefty upfront payments.
So, download the app today and explore all the exciting local and international brands available to you through Atome.
How to pay with Atome
- Scan the QR code from Atome’s app for in-store purchases.
- For online shopping, choose Atome as your payment partner at checkout
- Enter your user credentials and continue. If you’re new to the platform, you will be encouraged to set up an account before proceeding.
- Pay one part of your bill and forward the other two parts over the following months.
Create exciting makeup looks this Valentine’s Day!
Everyone loves experimenting with different makeup looks on special occasions. The only problem is that buying various palettes and single makeup products can be expensive. However, with Atome, you can shop for all the things you want effortlessly without overspending your budget. All you have to do is download the app and set up an account to get started.
So, what are you waiting for? Start exploring beauty brands with Atome today!