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Super simple date night makeup tutorial for the perfect for V-Day look

Ivy Boyd is a beauty blogger and a makeup artist who has previously worked for Sephora and as a graphic designer. She studied art in college and brings that approach to her makeup artistry and YouTube tutorials. Ivy loves everything from...

Date night makeup that looks sexy without trying too hard

Valentine's Day is date night on steroids. When you want to sex up your makeup look and wow your honey bunny, look no further than this tutorial. These sultry plum hues will make your eyes stand out without overwhelming them with a heavy gray or black. The shadows have subtle shimmer to catch the candlelight but nothing that screams next Bachelor contestant. We've paired the eyes with a pinky nude lip that you won't have to worry about bleeding or constantly touching up all night. 

Date night makeup that looks sexy without trying too hard
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Step 1:

Date night makeup that looks sexy without trying too hard
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Apply a rosy mauve matte shadow like Urban Decay’s Laced to your crease.

Step 2:

Date night makeup that looks sexy without trying too hard
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Press a silvery purple shadow like Urban Decay's ACDC all over the lid.

Step 3:

Date night makeup that looks sexy without trying too hard
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Using a pointed brush, place a deep purple shadow onto the outer "v" of the eye. This is Root’s Pressed Eyeshadow Pigment in Pixi.

Step 4:

Date night makeup that looks sexy without trying too hard
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Drag that same deep purple along the lower lashline.

Step 5:

Date night makeup that looks sexy without trying too hard

Line your top lashline with a black pencil liner like Julep’s When Pencil Met Gel in Blackest Black.

Step 6:

Date night makeup that looks sexy without trying too hard
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Grab a smudge brush and smoke the line out before it sets.

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Step 7:

Date night makeup that looks sexy without trying too hard
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Line your waterline with that same black liner.

Step 8:

Date night makeup that looks sexy without trying too hard
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Add a pop of shimmer at the inner corner of the eye like Urban Decay’s Sin.

Step 9:

Date night makeup that looks sexy without trying too hard
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Apply mascara to top and bottom lashes.

Step 10:

Date night makeup that looks sexy without trying too hard
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Now apply a nude pink lip color. I mixed Urban Decay’s Sheer Revolution Lipsticks in Ladyflower and Walk of Shame.

Finished look:

Date night makeup that looks sexy without trying too hard
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Now enjoy a night on the town with your love and don't be surprised if they can't stop gushing about how hot you look!

More: How Men Really Want to Spend Valentine's Day

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