Valentine’s day is a few days away, and we’re pretty sure you've already planned out the perfect date and the winning outfit, but there’s one thing that you probably didn’t put much thought on: makeup. 


While you already know what works for you, it surely wouldn't hurt to tweak your usual look. So before you resort to your tried-and-tested sweet and feminine pinks, consider switching things up and wow your S.O. with these classy looks that call for other, just as romantic tints: 

Bold red lip 

Heading straight to a date after work? Even if you're not sporting a full face, swiping on a striking crimson hue on your lips can easily make you look sophisticated. Team your red pout with a winged flick and brushed up brows. 

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TRY: Revlon Superlustrous Matte is Everything collection, P262.50 (from P350) and the Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick, P262.50 (from P350); both are on sale in department stores until February 14

Feathered lashes

Let your eyes do all the talking (and the flirting). If you don't have the time to put on eye shadow, you can apply as many coats of mascara as needed (wiggle the wand starting from the roots for fuller lashes), or opt to wear false eyelashes to add a hint of drama. Keep the rest of your face clean and simple; apply concealer or foundation only to areas that need the coverage and finish off with barely-there lips. 


TRY: Bohktoh lashes, available in Robinsons Departement Stores

Bronzed glow 

Want to effortlessly glow on your date? A neutral, beach-inspired glam look is your best bet. Go for a relaxed wave for your tresses and all-neutral hues to warm up your entire face—from the eyes, to your cheeks, down to your lips. 


TRY: Beach Born Sea Salt Spray for hair, P180, at

TRY: Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Crème, available at department stores 

Sultry gaze

Make your eyes pop with classic smoky makeup that will look striking by candlelight. For an easy and quick way to achieve this, sweep dark brown shadow on your entire lid and blend the color upward to the crease. You can build up the product, depending on how intense you want it to be. Since your eye makeup is already bold, keep the rest of your makeup light to balance it out. Finish off with a coat of mascara, a sweep of bronzer on the cheekbones, and a swipe of nude lipstick. 


'90s brick lip  

Channel your inner '90s girl with a brown lip, and go for matching brown hues for the rest of your makeup. Like the classic red lipstick, chocolate-hued lippies can add depth and drama to your look. What's more, it's is bold enough to be worn by night but subtle enough to be rocked by day. Gotta love its versatility! 


Peach all over 

Instantly look fresh with the help of 2019’s hottest hue: living coral. Wear it all over, from your lids, cheeks, down to your lips for a monochromatic makeup look that won’t take you hours to do. Peach contains every undertone under the sun of  “a mix of pink, orange, red, and yellow”, shares makeup artist Joseph Carrillo with Allure, which makes peach incredibly flattering on all skin tones. Whether you’re a morena or not, it will provide you with a gorgeous warm glow for your date. 


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