Makeup can set the mood for just about anything. Think about it: That black t-shirt and leggings can be edgy, soft, classic, or even romantic. All you need is the right makeup. Today, we're rounding up our Top 5 Makeup Must-Haves for lips, eyes, and skin to create that subtle Valentine's Day blush.
Our hands down winner in this category is the Urban Decay Vice lipstick in Backtalk. It's a perfectly matte mauve-nude pink shade that makes your lips looked like they were just kissed. Some other favorites include Velvet Teddy for a more neutral blush, this gloss in Midnight Cowgirl or Obsessed, and this surprisingly affordable formula in Rosey Glow.
Our favorite blush making palette is the BackTalk from Urban Decay. Unfortunately, you can only find them used these days - snag one if you find it from a seller you trust! A good alternative is this mini On the Run palette in Shortcut for under $10. For your brows, we highly recommend this goof-proof pencil. We don't always line our eyes here, but when we do, this 24/7 pencil is what we reach for. It comes in 38 colors, glides on smoothly, and stays put until you take it off. For dramatic eyes, we recommend this primer/mascara duo. If you're looking for something a little softer, this mascara has a brush that gives you soft, long, romantically curled lashed in one swipe.
For that perfectly flushed, dewy glow we love this backlight primer. For a softer finish, try mixing it with a drop or two of foundation then apply. To add a little rosy glow, our favorite blushes are this peachy pink and this easy to apply blend that comes in 9 colors and two finishes. We finish everything with this candle glow setting powder and a spritz of our favorite setting spray.