Hello everyone! Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and I want to take out some time to do some posts specific to this holiday of love and roses. If you haven’t already, you should check out my other Valentine’s Day posts:
Today we will be interrupting out regularly scheduled programming, Palette Roulette, for a Valentine’s Day special. While I am not a person that really celebrates Valentine’s Day, I love to use it as an excuse to cover myself in pink, including the makeup that I wear. I always love pink eyeshadow looks, but it is extra fun around this time of year, especially with spring just around the corner!
So for today’s post, I have chosen six eyeshadow palettes that I feel are the epitome of Valentine’s Day, in one way or another. Then, to give you an idea of what these different palettes can offer, I have created one look. As usual, I will tell you which shades I used where, so that if you already own one of these palettes, you can recreate it! And if you don’t own some of these palettes, hopefully I can convince you to love them as much as I do.
Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes
This eyeshadow palette is an all matte palette that offers shadows ranging from neutrals to warm berry tones. Recently, I featured this palette in my series Palette Roulette, so check that out for more looks if you haven’t already!
Just Peachy: Transition/crease.
Peach Punch: Transition/crease.
Peach Sangria: Transition/crease.
Just Ripe: In crease and all over lid.
For the lower lash line I blended all of the same transition shades in the same order, ending with Just Ripe.
Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
This eyeshadow palette includes a mixture of 6 mattes and three shimmers all within the rose and plum families. The mattes are pretty nice and very blendable. The only thing that I would say about some of Huda’s matte shadows is that they could be more pigmented. But as they are, they are very user-friendly, because they are buildable. The shimmers are gorgeous though!
Unfortunately the shades in this palette do not have names, so I will refer to the shadows as 1-9, with numbers going from left to right (1 being the top left shadow, 4 being the center left shadow, and 7 being the bottom left shadow).
9: Outer corner and lightly into crease.
3: All over lid after cutting the crease with concealer. These metallic shades definitely worked best when pressed with your finger onto a tacky base.
Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette
This is another great Huda Beauty palette that includes four different textures of shadows: 8 mattes, 6 pressed pearls, 3 duo-chrome toppers and 1 pressed glitter. Again, the mattes are a bit dusty and some are less pigmented, but they blend so well and can definitely be built up. This palette is also so versatile. I think when first looking at it, you wouldn’t necessarily relate it to Valentine’s day. But I definitely think you could create multiple romantic looks, along with some neutral ones!
Desert Sand: Transition/crease.
Amber: Outer corner and lightly into crease.
Oud: Outer corner.
Angelic: All over lid after cutting the crease with concealer.
For the lower lash line I blended all of the same transition shades in the same order, ending with Amber and Oud concentrated on the outer corner of the lower lash line.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
A classic. I think most people think of this palette when they think of Valentine’s Day, with its romantic shades ranging from neutrals to berries. This palette has 9 ultra-mattes, 2 metallics and 1 shimmer. All of the shades are very pigmented, but are still a dream to work with.
Raw Sienna: Transition/crease.
Burnt Orange: Transition/crease.
Realgar: Very lightly into transition/crease.
Love Letter: Packed on in the inner and outer corners and blended slightly into the crease.
Vermeer: Pressed on to the center of the lid after applying concealer in that region.
Tempera: Brow bone.
For the lower lash line I again applied all of the same shadows in the same order to mirror the lid.
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette
This eyeshadow palette includes a mixture of mattes, satins, and metallics. The best part about this palette is how incredibly versatile it is. This palette has got to have one of the most diverse colour stories out there, allowing you to do neutral, girly or smoky looks.
Peaches ‘N Cream: Transition/crease.
Summer Yum: Outer corner and into transition/crease.
Candied Peach: All over lid after cutting the crease with concealer.
Bellini: Applied wet with a brush to the inner third of the lid.
White Peach: Brow bone.
Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eye Shadow Palette
Just looking at this palette, how can this not be the perfect Valentine’s Day palette?! Inside and out, it is so cute and reminiscent of love. This eyeshadow palette includes a mixture of mattes and metallics. The shades are mostly neutral, but there are also pops of pinks and purples to spice up your looks. This palette also includes quite a few cool toned shades, which is kind of rare these days, so I really appreciate that.
Almond Truffle: Transition/crease.
Sprinkles: All over lid after cutting the crease with concealer.
Totally Fetch: Placed right in between where Sprinkles ends and Bordeaux begins. I love adding a little pop of colour to this area.
Divinity: Brow bone.
Well, that’s all I have for you today! Which look was your favourite? What kind of looks will you be creating? Comment down below!