There's something about a romantic makeup look that always makes us feel sultry and confident. It could be because of the big, bold lashes and perfect red lip or perhaps it’s the act of getting all dressed up and enhancing your eyes with brown smokey eyeshadow. Whichever it is, we love it and as Valentine's Day approaches we’re thinking about different romantic looks that we can try, specifically on our eyes. They’re the star right now, so dress them up in their best. Need some recommendations? We’ve got you covered. Be inspired by these nine Instagramable romantic eye looks. We’re giving you tips and the affordable products you can use to recreate them.
Bright + Neutral Shimmery Eyes
If you’re looking for an easy eyeshadow makeup look, try this soft-eyes look with a bit of shimmer. Grab the L'Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette and sweep on the medium shimmer brown shade as the base. Then highlight the inner corners of your eyes and brow bone with the shimmery ivory shade for a subtle pop. Then coat your lashes using the L'Oréal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara, Lightweight Mega Volume Washable in Blackest Black. Finish the look with a few layers of a classic red lip. We love the L'Oréal Paris Colour RicheSatin Lipstick in British Red.
Brown + Pink Smokey Eyes
This look offers a unique way to create the perfect smokey eye using lighter colors instead of the traditional black and gray. Using the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Avenue Des Roses, blend the brown shade into your crease and across the bottom lid. Then apply the bright pink shimmer shadow onto your lids. Apply a light dab of the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Metallics Eyeshadow In Rose Chrome to the inner corners and brow bone to complete the eye look.
Neutral Nude Eyes
A soft and sweet makeup look is always a win in our beauty book. This one lets your lashes bring the heat. You can recreate this look using a nude or light brown matte eyeshadow shadow all over the lid; our pick is the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in 304 Matte It Up. Highlight the brow bone using a light touch of the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Paris Beach Matte. Complete the look by creating a glossy pout using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8 Hour Pro Lip Gloss, Hydrating Finish in Dulce De Leche.
Dark + Sultry Eyes
Give sultry babe vibes using just mascara, liner, and eyeshadow. Start off by blending in the warmest brown shade in the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude in Nude, into the crease and bring it up onto the brow bone as well. Then pat on the darkest shade onto the lid and highlight the inner corners and brown bone with the ivory shade. Create a cat eye winged liner using the L'Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner in Black. Finish off with long and feathery lashes using the L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara in Blackest Black.
Subtle Nude Cut Crease
This cut crease technique has become a popular eyeshadow trend recently, and it’s so gorgeous we hope it stays. For this look use the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in French Biscuit. Use a light hand to brush on the matte brown shade along the crease and extend it up onto the brow bone lightly. Then “cut the crease” by patting on the lightest nude shade in the palette. Finish off the eye look by creating a small smoked out winged liner with the darkest shimmer shadow.
Editors Tip: Complete this look by adding a sexy lip combo using a liner and lipstick. Try pairing the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Liner in Matte-stermind with the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Creamy Matte Lipstick, Rich Hydration in Legiti-Matte Pink.
Pop of Color
Romantic eye looks don’t always need to be super smokey to look good. Switch things up by using bright shimmery colors instead. Start by sweeping on a light amount of the L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24 Hr Eye Shadow in Glistening Garnet into the crease and pull it out higher towards the brow bone. Then use your fingers to lightly tap on an orange-y shade like the L'Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Precious Lava onto the entire top and bottom lid. Complete the look by lining your waterline with the L'Oréal Paris Le Liner Signature Easy-Glide Mechanical Eyeliner, Waterproof in Noir Cashmere.
Editors Tip: Don’t forget about your lashes! Go for a super defined and voluminous look by using the L'Oréal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara, Lightweight Mega Volume Washable in Blackest Black.
Pretty ‘n Pink Eyes
If you’re new to the makeup game and want to start with something light, this one shadow look will be perfect for you. Brush on a few layers of the L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24 Hr Eye Shadow in Always Pearly Pink onto your upper and lower lids. Then add a pop of color to your cheeks using the L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Radiant Satin Blush With Camellia Oil in Marigold, and add a neutral colored gloss to your lips. We love the Nude Petal shade from the L'Oréal Paris Infallible 8 Hour Pro Lip Gloss, Hydrating Finish collection.
Neutral Matte Eyeshadow
White and gold are stellar colors when paired together, and for this look, these shades will draw major attention to your eyes. Recreate the look using the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Boudoir Charme. Apply the darkest shimmery brown eyeshadow into the crease to add some depth. Then blend the shimmery gold-brown shade onto the center of the lid, and use the light ivory shade to highlight the inner corner and brow bone.
Ombre Pink Eyes
This light and dark pink eyeshadow color combo is stunning and easy to achieve with the right eye makeup. Grab the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Mademoiselle Pink Matte and the L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24 Hr Eyeshadow in Glistening Garnet. Start off by applying the light pink matte shade all over the lid and brush it lightly into the inner crease. Then pat on the darker shadow on the eyelid’s outer corner and blend it out into the center of the lid. Be sure to brush the same two colors onto the bottom lid as well. Complete the look by creating an extended straight-winged liner with the L'Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof in Black.
Editors Tip: For a fun twist to this look, use the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner in White to go over the black eyeliner and create a small outline at the inner crease of your eye.
All of these romantic eye looks can be dramatically enhanced with customizations for your eye shape, and when you use the right mascara or false eyelashes. When it comes to makeup romantic looks can be whimsical so have fun and play with it.