It’s no secret that Valentine’s Day will look a bit different in 2021, with less reservations at fancy restaurants and more chill nights in with heart-shaped chocolates and a rom com. But the one thing that hasn’t changed? The joy of seeing your partner’s face when they unwrap the gorgeous Valentine’s Day gifts you got them - especially when it’s under $50 beauty products inspired by the holiday of love. There’s always the classics like red lipstick and pink eyeshadow palettes, the best Valentine’s Day gifts for the makeup lover in your life, but you can also get a bit more creative with a glowing skin elixir that’s the symbol of Skinimalism. Or a diamond highlighter in a ring box that’s the next best thing to a real-life proposal. Whether you’re shopping for your significant other, best friend, mom, sister, or all of the above…these are the best Valentine’s Day gifts under $50 on MIRA BEAUTY.
A lightweight, illuminating formula that’s basically a love potion in a bottle? Sounds like the perfect Valentine’s Day skincare gift to us. Skin Love Glow Elixir is as magical as it sounds, formulated with BECCA’s Glow Nectar Brightening Hydra Complex to boost radiance with a lineup of 100% natural ingredients. Molasses brightens the complexion and puts the “glow” in the name of this serum, Sodium Hyaluronate and Licorice add hydration, and a blend of Honey, Algae, and Peony extract nourish the skin and keep away the redness, dullness, and irritation that we all love to hate. Valentine’s Day isn’t just about pink blush and red lipstick (though there’s plenty of that to come!), it’s also about complexion perfection - especially if you’re having a virtual date night and want your glowing skin to stand out on Zoom. And this serum for glowing skin by BECCA is the best addition to your lovely lineup of skincare products. Our community says the Skin Love Glow Elixir is gentle, pore minimizing, hydrating, anti-aging, and brightening!
A rainbow of prismatic, dazzling color is coming your way on Valentine’s Day - and if you saw Too Faced in the title, you know that one of those colors is pink. Diamond Light is a gem of a highlighter, wrapped up in one gorgeous, ring box-inspired package. It’s available in three shades, and Diamond Fire is an exquisite blend of blue, pink, and yellow to give your skin an iridescent glow, wherever you go. Besides the one-of-a-kind color, this creamy highlighter is also infused with real crushed diamond powder and light-reflecting pearls for extra luxury. Because if you’ve seen the Too Faced pink palace and collection of girly and glamorous eyeshadow palettes - you know that the brand is all about opulence. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, shine bright like a diamond (as Rihanna once said,) diamonds are forever… all the sayings are true, especially on Valentine’s Day. And even if you aren’t expecting an actual diamond ring from your beloved on February 14th, this Valentine’s Day makeup gift under $50 is the next best thing. 96% of MIRA guests say that this highlighter (and pink makeup essential!) is long-lasting, while 100% agree that it’s lightweight and does not have fallout.
Let’s just talk about Rihanna. Like, even more than we already do. Her brand Fenty Beauty is loved in the beauty community for their sparkly highlighters and glossy lippies, but they also make one of the most pigmented, pretty yet sexy red lipsticks that makes you simply ooze confidence. Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored is the ideal addition to your Valentine’s Day makeup collection, putting a RiRi twist on the classic red lipstick. This universal red has rich color, major hydration, and feels ultra-lightweight on your lips no matter how long you’ve been wearing it. It will stay put through your dinner date and all the kisses from your partner, and the MIRA ratings prove it. One of our favorite reviews? “This lipstick is my holy grail. Goes on smooth, doesn’t dry out my lips, stays ALL DAMN DAY even after eating a big meal.” Speaking of that last part, you’ll go from eating snacks to being the snack on Valentine’s Day once you get your hands on Stunna Lip Paint.
Finding the best blush for your skin tone is never easy, especially one that matches your red lipstick when doing Valentine’s Day makeup. That being said, peaches and pinks never go out of style. And you can enhance your naturally rosy radiance with the Cheek to Chic blush by Charlotte Tilbury. The shade Love is the Drug has both of these colors, peach and pink, to create a custom flush of color - as this compact features a two-toned blush design for buildable, beautiful coverage. The outer shade is a softer pink that you can sweep across your cheekbones for structure, before using the peachy color in the center of the compact to highlight the apples of your cheeks for a customized, lovely glow. Or just use each one however you’d like to fit your favorite Valentine’s Day makeup looks! Peachy, sculpted blush works beautifully with nude lips, while a swipe of pink matches the best pink eyeshadow palettes for a monochromatic makeup look. Each blush compact features color-rich pigments and Light Flex Technology, capturing and re-emitting light to enhance your luminosity on Zoom date nights.
Sure, this Urban Decay eyeshadow palette just barely makes it under the $50 mark when shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts. But we promise you that it’s worth every penny. Naked Cherry isn’t just one of the best Urban Decay beauty products, and an essential part of the brand’s set of Naked eyeshadow palettes, it’s also the ideal pink makeup palette for your Valentine’s Day looks. These 12 cherry hues are extremely versatile and able to create anything from a hot pink halo eye or cut crease to a simple wash of peach across the lids. Your V-Day vibe is all you, babe. A few standout hues? The metallic rose shimmer Turn On, sparkling rose gold Bang Bang, and warm peach Juicy. Pair them with ivory and taupe transition shades to get next-level pink makeup looks that really pop on your Zoom date. 96% of MIRA guests wrote that the shades in this pink makeup palette are very long lasting and pigmented, but you can go even further to lock in looks with the Eyeshadow Primer Potion by Urban Decay!
If there was ever a time that you wanted your liquid lipstick to not budge at all, it’s Valentine’s Day. Between all the delicious food you’ll be eating and kisses from your beloved, you need your lips on lock for the entire night… and that’s exactly what you’ll get with the Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick by Maybelline. Not only is this cult favorite drugstore product ultra-affordable, it has as much staying power as the name suggests. You’ll get flawless color in just one swipe of the doe foot applicator, which stays in place for up to 16 hours without any fading, smudging, or drying. One MIRA guest says it best. “This is my go-to lip product! I’ve purchased 8 shades so far and all are equally as lovely and amazing as the last. They smell like coconut, they go on thick which limits mistakes, and they dry down to a barely-there finish but oh boy is it there and it will stay there!” We couldn’t have said it better, ourselves! Choose from the 40 shades ranging from pink and red to nude and blue - and know you’re always covered for pink makeup looks with this Maybelline favorite that 97% of MIRA guests say is long-lasting and delivers precise application.
The only thing that screams “Valentine’s Day makeup” more than this luxurious pink-and-black tube? The ultra-long and flirty lashes that you’ll get when using it. Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara by Benefit is everything you need to top off your collection of Valentine’s Day gifts, with a Hook ‘n’ Roll™ brush that features tiny custom-designed hooks to catch, lift, and curl lashes of every length. That’s right, even those with stick-straight lashes can curl to the extreme with this top-rated mascara. It doesn’t just lift your lashes, either… it keeps them in place all night! The curve-setting formula holds for 12 hours, and contains provitamin B5 and serine for lash-conditioning benefits. After a year like 2020, you may not be in the mood to wear falsies with your Valentine’s Day makeup, and that’s totally okay! In fact, this mascara by Benefit may just be even better. Our MIRA guest writes, “I’ve been using this product for the past year and I’ve bought two different tubes. This is the best mascara for curling BY FAR. My eyelashes always tilt down and this works better for me than any eyelash curler.” What’s not to love?
Glam is a state of mind. It goes beyond your makeup collection and invokes feelings of empowerment, elegance, and even being just a little bit extra… and all of these things are possible when you add Glam Reflection: Smoke by BH Cosmetics to your Valentine’s Day gifts. The brand is known for their palettes, brush sets, and lipsticks that provide high quality at a low cost, and you won’t be disappointed with this stunning collection of matte and shimmer shades. Deep charcoal, flashing silver, and gem-like sapphire and emerald work together to create a brilliant selection of smokey eye looks, with each shade providing blendable, long-lasting color that won’t leave fall out. This eyeshadow palette is a bit more on the sultry side, and made for those who want to skip the pink makeup and look hot on Valentine’s Day with a cobalt blue cut crease.
While we’re totally obsessed with the Cheek to Chic blush we told you about earlier, you may be in the mood for something a little more cute and simple for your Valentine’s Day makeup looks. And that’s the ultimate vibe with the Cheeky Stamp Blendable Blush by KAJA. There are plenty of reasons why this K-beauty favorite is one of the top trending beauty products on TikTok. Besides the super-cute heart shape that you can leave as is or blend out to a crush-worthy flush, the buildable formula lets you stamp once for a natural sheen or twice for a pretty pop of color. There’s seven shades that work for a variety of skin tones - you may want to try Bossy for medium and Spicy for deeper complexions - and you can top off your cutest makeup looks with this cushion blush that’s perfect for your stash of Valentine’s Day gifts.
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