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Valentines Day Gifts for the Makeup Lover In Your Life

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Jan 26, 2021
Valentines Day Gifts for the Makeup Lover In Your Life

Look rosy and radiant for V-Day with these gifts

Is there anything better than unwrapping your Valentine’s Day gifts to find your favorite lipstick inside? Especially when you swipe it on, smooch your babe, and see that the color doesn’t fade or transfer at all? We didn’t think so. And that’s why your beloved needs to check out the best Valentine’s Day gifts for the makeup lover in their life - AKA, you. You see, Valentine’s Day makeup doesn’t always have to mean smokey eyes and red lipstick. Don’t get us wrong, you can’t go wrong with this date night classic, and we would never stop you from becoming the ultimate vixen. You do you, babes. But with date night happening over Zoom this year rather than the fancy restaurant you’re used to, you can go a bit more casual with your look and choose products that are kind to your HD laptop camera. Think naturally glowing skin, peachy blush, and pink eyeshadow palettes. So many pink eyeshadow palettes. As we prepare for the romantic night of the year, these are the best makeup products on MIRA BEAUTY for your Valentine’s Day gifts.

Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette by Too Faced, $49

Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette by Too Faced
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This eyeshadow palette puts a twist on traditional Valentine’s Day makeup. It’s still girly and all kinds of glam, the Too Faced way, but doesn’t limit you to simply pink eyeshadow or smokey eye looks. Instead, you’ll get 18 versatile hues for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift that lets you look simply peachy. The brand calls Sweet Peach a “new take on neutrals,”  and this palette features corals, bronzes, purples, and pink makeup that you can layer on your lids for a sweet treat. Blend browns like Puree and Summer Yum into your crease as a transition shade, and pack shimmers like Bellini and Candied Peach into the center of your lid… or keep it matte with favorites like White Peach or Peaches ‘N Cream. And then there’s the fact that each of the 18 shades in this makeup product smells like peaches, which is just an added bonus in a practically perfect (and peachy!) palette. Your collection of Valentine’s Day gifts and pretty makeup just got sweeter!

MatteTrance Lipstick by Pat McGrath Labs, $38

Only the best Valentine’s Day gifts from the Mother of the makeup world. Pat McGrath Labs has legions of famous supporters, from NikkiTutorials to Violet Chachki, who are simply obsessed with the MatteTrance Lipstick. And you will be too, because it’s seriously gorgeous. Pat McGrath is known for her runway-ready products that incorporate elements of the fashion world, and this matte lipstick is a runway favorite. One swipe embellishes your pout in creamy, ultra-pigmented  color that feels light-as-air on your lips, yet leaves a modern matte finish that will have all eyes on you. If the smooth and hydrating formula and black-lacquered couture case didn’t convince you to buy this cult product as a Valentine’s Day gift, just know that the red and pink shades are everything for your pretty makeup looks. Omi is a mid-tone rose that’s named for supermodel Naomi Campbell, a good friend of Pat McGrath, while Obsessed and Elson are the fiery reds that fit perfectly with your smokey eye looks. MatteTrance has tons of glowing reviews from the supermodels and influencers, and our MIRA community loves it just as much. 94% of MIRA guests say it’s long-lasting, and 88% agree that it’s hydrating.

"So Extra" Mykonos 3D Mink Lashes by Lilly Lashes, $30

"So Extra" Mykonos 3D Mink Lashes by Lilly Lashes
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Let’s be honest, there were very few excuses to wear glam makeup in 2020, let alone falsies. And after a year of staying inside in your sweatpants, you deserve to bring the drama with a luxe set of false lashes. Like the "So Extra" Mykonos 3D Mink Lashes by Lilly Lashes. They really are so extra, in the best way… as you can always count on CEO and founder Lilly Ghalichi for a glam moment. She’s a style icon who never leaves her Los Angeles mansion without Instagram glam and her enviable sense of confidence and style, and you can do the same for date night with So Extra. Ideal for deep set eyes, these mink lashes have unique “V-shaped” clusters to add volume, length, and extreme definition to your Valentine’s Day makeup looks. A simple wash of fuschia eyeshadow, smokey emerald cut crease, a red-and-pink party…even the most impeccable blending isn’t complete without a good set of falsies, and “So Extra” Mykonos will literally take your Valentine’s Day makeup looks to great lengths. Since they can be worn up to 25 times, these lashes make the perfect gift for the dramatic makeup aficionado who’s been known to rock falsies for all occasions.

Love Eyeshadow Palette by Natasha Denona, $65

Love Eyeshadow Palette by Natasha Denona
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“Love is just simply beautiful; it is more pricey but I say it's worth every penny,” one MIRA guest says about this Natasha Denona pink eyeshadow palette. “The colors are so beautiful, it blends like a dream, and the pigmentation is there!” You loved the Gold Eyeshadow Palette and Lila Eyeshadow Palette by Natasha Denona, but now it’s time to take it down a notch and blend out your eyes with Love. Literally. This pink eyeshadow palette is practically made for pretty makeup looks on Valentine’s Day, with a collection of sweet and stunning hues that match every mood. Love features 15 shades - including peach, champagne, dusty rose, and many other forms of pink to give a whole new meaning to the term “heart eyes.” Each shadow has a lovely name like commitment, valentine, pure love, intense and lifetime… and if that doesn’t just scream “Valentine’s Day makeup,” we don’t know what does.

Sheer Glow Foundation by NARS, $47

 Sheer Glow Foundation by NARS
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While it’s still a luxury makeup product, the Sheer Glow Foundation by NARS is an incredible luxury makeup dupe for the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. You’ll get the same sheer, dewy, and dreamy complexion that you’re used to from the cult favorite Giorgio Armani, while still being able to save a few bucks… and look lit-from-within for your pretty makeup looks on Valentine’s Day. Sheer Glow is infused with Vitamin C for a boost of brightness and reduction of dark spots, plus Turmeric to enhance radiance and even out skin tone. Your skin will be softer, smoother, and more balanced as you blend out this medium-coverage foundation makeup. MIRA reviews say that Sheer Glow Foundation is “great for dewy makeup look! Very glowy and dewy!,” while 96% give it major kudos for staying power, glow factor and buildability. It’s the ideal foundation makeup for those that love a dewy finish, and want to keep up with the makeup trends for 2021 while giving off a subtle shimmer for V-Day.

Heart Melter Lip Gloss Stick by KAJA, $17

Heart Melter Lip Gloss Stick by KAJA
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You’ve heard about heart eyes, but what about heart lips? That’s exactly what you’ll get with the Heart Melter Lip Gloss Stick by KAJA, a TikTok-approved beauty product that will have you feeling the love. Besides the super-cute heart shape that melts effortlessly into your lips for a gorgeous, glossy finish - this formula is also packed with Argan and Plum Seed oils to keep your pout feeling soft, moisturized, and plush. You know, the ideal canvas before your swipe on your favorite lipstick for your Valentine’s Day makeup looks. It’s available in 8 pink, red, and brown shades… but our top pick for February 14th is Too Hot. This flirty, cherry red looks rosy with nearly any eyeshadow look, and is the ideal mix of sweet and sexy for your date with babe. 100% of MIRA guests agree that Heart Melter Lip Gloss Stick is pigmented and lightweight, and 93% say that it’s mega-hydrating.

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush by tarte, $29

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush by tarte
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Nothing says “romance” quite like rosy cheeks, and you can achieve a healthy glow with one of the best tarte products - the Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush. This powder blends flawlessly and melts into skin, delivering a healthy and silky application that looks like a radiant flush of color, not the clownlike look we’ve all encountered at least once with the wrong blush. Ugh. Use it to create the sculpted blush look that hugs your cheekbones and looks runway-ready, or give yourself a simple touch of color that could easily trick people into thinking you just got back from a facial massage. The Amazonian Clay in this blush delivers blendable, lightweight, and long lasting color without fall out, while mineral pigments soothe and soften the skin and Vitamin E provides antioxidant protection. The best Valentine’s Day gift by tarte for both makeup and skincare junkies!

The Original Beautyblender by beautyblender, $20

The Original Beautyblender by beautyblender
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If we had to choose just one universal symbol of the beauty community, it would be the beautyblender. This egg-shaped sponge has been beating faces for years, and “now I’m going to go in with my damp beautyblender!” is basically a catchphrase for any makeup tutorial, ever. Give the gift of perfect, pretty makeup for Valentine’s Day with The Original Beautyblender, which is a hot pink hue that will give your complexion the love it deserves. This tool is the secret to flawless makeup application that creates an airbrushed, Instagram-worthy finish. Just wet the sponge before dipping into your favorite liquid foundation (or concealer, or bronzer), and start dabbing across your face with the ideal amount of product, without the fear of fallout or excess. A beauty blender is designed to absorb water without soaking up your favorite products with it, so you’ll be able to create a smooth and even finish that won’t look cakey on camera. Talk about the ideal tool for your virtual Valentine’s Day!

Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter by Fenty Beauty, $36

Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter by Fenty Beauty
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“I love the Fenty Beauty highlighter. The pink tones are the best for just shine, while the gold one will leave sparkles everywhere.” This MIRA review doesn’t lie. Valentine’s Day is your time to shine, literally, and the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter will take your luminosity to the next level. The cream-powder hybrid simply melts in the skin, and comes in a variety of colors to match your Valentine’s Day makeup style. Trophy Wife is the iconic gold shade that you’ve seen on nearly every influencer, and will light up your look with metallic radiance. And then you can also go natural with Girl Next Door/Chic Phreak, a pinky-peach duo that pairs effortlessly with your pink eyeshadow looks - a Valentine’s Day makeup classic. There’s nine hues to choose from, handpicked by RiRi herself to ensure that these shades look radiant on all skin tones… and you’ll want to collect them all after you’ve received Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter as a Valentine’s Day gift.

Rosé All Play Eyeshadow Bouquet by Physician’s Formula, $18

Rosé All Play Eyeshadow Bouquet by Physician’s Formula
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Makeup-skincare hybrids aren’t just for face makeup products, guys. And you can give the gift of gorgeous eyeshadow and nourishing ingredients with the Rosé All Play Eyeshadow Bouquet by Physician’s Formula. These shades are just as pretty as the bouquet of flowers your significant other is sending you on Valentine’s Day, with 14 matte and shimmer eyeshadows in delicate rose designs. With pops of taupe, purple, pink, and glitters that combine all of the above… you can apply these colors either wet or dry to make a statement with pretty makeup. Did we mention that each shadow is infused with Rose extract to soothe and calm your fragile lid skin, plus antioxidant-rich Goji and brightening Kakadu Plum - the richest vitamin C source of any fruit? Physician’s Formula always takes care of your complexion, and you can apply your eyeshadow guilt-free with this nourishing and ravishing eyeshadow palette.

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