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7 Valentine’s Day Makeup Looks for Under $40

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Quick! There’s not much time before Valentine’s Day. Get ready for your date night, or if you’re planning on celebrating solo, rock your best makeup look that will dazzle everyone around you. These beautiful Valentine’s Day makeup looks are all red-carpet worthy and are all less than $40. Need we say more?

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The Classic Red Lip

Let’s start with a classic that will never fail you. Find your best red lipstick, dress up your eyelids with the blackest eyeliner you can find, and finish it up with a soft blush on the cheeks.

Lipstick: Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncensored, $25.

Eyeliner: KVD Vegan Beauty Ink Well Long-Wear Matte Eyeliner in Trooper Black, $10.

Blush: elf Monochromatic Multi-Stick in Glistening Peach, $4.

Total Makeup Look: $39.

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The Neutral Smoky Eye

If you want a sexier makeup look, go for this low-key neutral smoky eye. Keep the eyeshadow soft and dewy, bring on the power with your eyeliner, and finish it with a soft blush color on the lips.

Eyeshadow: elf Sculpting Silk Eyeshadow in Smoke Showstopper, $5.

Eyeliner: KVD Vegan Beauty Ink Well Long-Wear Matte Eyeliner in Trooper Black, $10.

Lipstick: BECCA Ultimate Lipstick Love in Bare, $24.

Total Makeup Look: $39.

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The Soft Glitter

One of the biggest trends last year keeps taking the spotlight this year. The angel glitter eyelid look makes your eyes the center of attention. Forget about eyeliners or false lashes, just add a soft lip gloss and let your eyes shine.

Eyeshadow: Glossier Glitter Gelée in Firewalk, $14.

Lip Gloss: Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Diamond Milk, $19.

Total Makeup Look: $33.

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The Romantic Blush Look

An all-pink makeup look might seem too cheesy. But, when done correctly, it can be a soft and romantic look that can take you from the office to your date night in no time. The best part? All you need is a lipstick and your favorite blush.

Blush: elf Monochromatic Multi-Stick in Glistening Peach, $4.

Lipstick: Aether Beauty Radiant Ruby Lip Crème in Peachy Nude, $28.

Total Makeup Look: $32.

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The Eyelashes Focused Look

Another easy-to-do makeup look is to forget about all the eyeshadow and make your look about your eyelashes. Find a set of fabulous false eyelashes and finish the look with a dewy lip gloss. Your date won’t be able to take their eyes off you.

Eyelashes: Huda Beauty Classic False Lashes in Scarlett, $20.

Lip Gloss: Glossier Lip Gloss in Holographic, $14.

Total Makeup Look: $34.

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The Lilac Lids

If an all-pink makeup look is not your style, try this lilac alternative that’s both romantic and fresh. Choose a soft lilac eyeshadow, add white eyeliner to brighten your look, and complete with soft nude lips.

Eyeshadow: NYX Prismatic Shadows in Whimsical, $6.

Eyeliner: elf No Budge Retractable Eyeliner in White, $4.

Lipstick: Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in Soft Touch, $18.

Total Makeup Look: $28.

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The Perfect Cat Eye

Another classic staple that can’t go wrong. Go for old Hollywood glam with a bold cat-eye. All you need is your favorite eyeliner. Then choose your overall look. For a sexier style, try red lips, for a modern play on this classic look, go for nude lips instead.

Eyeliner: KVD Vegan Beauty Ink Well Long-Wear Matte Eyeliner in Trooper Black, $10.

Lipstick: Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in Red Velvet, $15.

Total Makeup Look: $35.

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Geraldine is a GR8NESS Contributing Editor who writes about self care, clean makeup and beauty, mental health, and relationships – as well as natural remedies and fitness. She’s a coffee enthusiast with Venezuelan roots, a former ballerina, and the sunscreen patrol. Most of the time, you can find her working on her skincare routine or trying a new dance workout.
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