Whether you have a date planned or just a night-out with pals, you’ll definitely want to be the one everyone notices. From bold red lips and tousled waves, Shaan on smokey eyes and sexy updos — this Valentine’s Day makeup tutorial guide has everything you’ll need to complete your look. For all you eternal romantics it’s that time of year again! There’s love in the air and everyone’s busy making elaborate plans to celebrate their love. Celebrity makeup artist and our Guest Editor of the month, Shaan Muttathil shares some expert tips on how to get ready for this day of love. Especially useful if you’ve figured out your outfit but not your makeup.
The no-makeup makeup look is on its way out. Having said that remember to highlight one feature only.” He further adds “My favourite look would be to keep the eyes nude with red lips.” Have to say we’re over the moon since we love all things red!
Add a swipe of shimmer—not glitter—on the eyelids, and then complete the look with lashings of mascara, says the makeup whiz kid. You could pick NYX Professional Makeup Velvet Matte Lipstick - Blood Love for your lips, Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara for voluminous lashes and pick your fave from Maybelline New York’s The Blushed Nudes Palette for lids.
But what if red is too bold for you? “Opt for pink instead,” suggests Shaan. Since it’s a lighter hue, you’ll need an eyeliner to add some drama to your look. Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick - Nice To Fuchsia is a great pick to get this look along with the Nykaa Get Winged! Sketch Eyeliner - Black Swan for that winged line!
Let your natural hair rule. “Keep it simple, but not messy. It should seem like you’ve made some effort,” he chuckles. “A blow-out or straightened hair works well for most faces.”
Now go woo your Valentine!