2 Valentine’s Day-Inspired Beauty Looks & How to Achieve Them

Before you head out to celebrate Valentine’s Day, take a peak at two Valentine-inspired beauty looks you can easily achieve at home, or at one of our store’s beauty counters!

By: Maija | February 10, 2017

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, we cannot get our minds off of chocolate truffles, candy hearts, and of course DATE NIGHT! If you’re one to get excited about getting all dolled up for the holiday like us, we have something fun in store for you today. No need to search through millions of photos on Pinterest, we went to the experts at Sephora and BareMinerals to help us out with our V-Day beauty routine.

Whether you’re looking for something on the sweet side for that girls night out (or in) or even a first date, or want something more glamourous – perfect for the girl who loves the classic, romantic and alluring look ofa smokey eye and red lip – you’ll love these two fun and flirty Valentine’s-inspired looks…

Sweetheart Look: BareMinerals

When it comes to a subtle, sweetheart look, we headed over to one of our favorite places for beauty products – BareMinerals! To create this look, we started off with our skin care prep and our base layers, including moisturizer, foundation, concealer and powder.

Next, the artist used a simple, shimmery, neutral shadow to brighten up the eye and give the lid a little color. For this eye look, our artist used the colors, Soft Focus Pure, Nude Beach, Rapture, and Bare Skin. 

And of course we finished off by coating the lashes with their most popular mascara, Lash Domination.

Up next we went in with their go-to blush and highlight to give some definition to the cheek area and to add that natural looking flush that we all adore. For this they used their signature blush in color Beauty and Pure Radiance Highlighter.

Last but not least, it couldn’t be the sweetheart look without an elegant, pink lip. We finished off with lip liner in the color Borderline, and lip gloss in color Forbidden.

The finished look

Classic Glam: Sephora

It’s not every day we have an excuse to rock the smokey eye and sultry red lip, so there’s no better time to flaunt it than Valentine’s Day! For this look we handed it over to Sephora to help us achieve this classic, glam-inspired look. After our base layer had already been completed with a skincare prep foundation, concealer and powder, our artist went in with a beautiful bronze and blush to warm up the cheek area. For this contoured look, the artist used the Hula bronzer from Benefit, a popular blush from Nars, and Champagne Pop highlighter from Becca. 

Next, she created the eyes using the famous Smokey Palette from Urban Decay. These dark and bold colors help to define the eyes and create the perfect date night look. She then finished off our smokey eye look with a classic winged liner from Stila.

For the finishing touch, we went for a classic and elegant deep red lip. How gorgeous is this lip color, Charolette by Nars? To complete the look, we finished with the Mist & Fix setting spray from Makeup Forever, to ensure our look would last well into the night!

The finished look

Although these gorgeous Valentine’s Day looks can be easily done at home, if you’re not as confident in your skills, both Sephora and BareMinerals, are here to take the stress of your hands!

Make an appointment at Sephora to receive a 45 minutes makeover with any purchase of $50 or more! During these custom makeovers, the Sephora artist will walk you step by step on how to apply each product, to not only make it a fun makeover, but also a learning experience. In a rush but still want to achieve your date night look? No worries! Sephora also offers FREE 15 minute makeovers (no appointment needed) – the guilt-free way to treat yourself this Valentie’s Day.

At BareMinerals you are able to have an artist sit down with you and walk you through how to use the products and what colors would work best for you. This is perfect for the girl who wants to learn more about the world of makeup and try new products! Take some time out of your busy schedule to have a sit down consultation with one of the many talented artists, to learn more about how to achieve any beautiful makeup look.

Thank You Ilhan from Sephora and Jenna from BareMinerals for your beauty expertise and talent!


I have the privilege to be a part of the West Acres marketing team, as the Social and Digital Marketing Intern. I work closely with Niki, our Social Media Manager, and together we come up with creative and unique content for our social media accounts and this blog! I am very humbled to be able to assist Niki in this field, as I am currently studying Strategic Communication at NDSU (Go Bison!). When I am not working in the West Acres office, I enjoy being involved in musical theater, shopping, spending time with family and friends, and being a mom to my beloved bunny, Nora.




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