8 Eyeshadow Palettes to Use for Your Valentine’s Day Look, According to MUAs

February 09, 2021
Samantha Holender
By: Samantha Holender | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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Whether you have a long-time significant other or plan on celebrating solo (with some chocolates to keep you company), having the right eyeshadow look on Valentine’s Day is a sure way to spice things up. From a little sparkly shimmer popped on the lid to a pink or red smoky eye, playing up your eyeshadow is bound to heat things up in the middle of winter. To help you figure out which eyeshadow is best for you, we asked professional makeup artists to share their go-to eye makeup to use on February 14th. Trust us, you’ll fall in love at first sight with these shadows. 


L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude 1

“This is a go-to eyeshadow palette that I love. It has a great variety of shades to help sculpt and define the eyes. There are key colors in the palette for everyone and you can create so many different looks.” Sir John, Celebrity Makeup Artist 


Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Liquid Shadow

“This Armani liquid shadow is a staple in my kit and a personal favorite for a quick fresh look and skill-level zero application. With a shade for every skin tone and mood, the ease and longevity of the wear is perfect for a night in or out this Valentine’s, and every day!” Ashlee Glazer, Celebrity Makeup Artist

Jason Wu Beauty Flora Prickly Pear Eyeshadow Palette

“For a sultry smoky eye, I pack on the deep raisin shade with my Omnia Brush in BOM 401. The synthetic bristles pick up enough product for one easy swipe. To bring more drama, pack on the burgundy matte shade onto the outer corner of the eye. I finish off the look by smudging the burgundy shadow along the lower lash line to carve out the eye shape. I then dip into the champagne shadow and pop that onto the inner corners of the eyes. This trick will awaken the eyes instantly.” Dominique Lerma, Omnia Brush Executive Artist

Viseart Paris Nude Eyeshadow Palette

“This is my absolute favorite palette! The soft dreamy tones all throughout scream romance. I have yet to meet a person who can’t wear these tones. You have the option of using the darker tones to smoke up your eye look, or you can use the lighter tones to add a soft wash of a neutral tone over the eye area for something less dramatic.” Savannah St. Jean, Beauty Expert and Owner of Savannah Rae Beauty

Juvia's Place The Berries Eyeshadow Palette

“This is great for Valentine’s Day because it has so many amazing pink and berry tones. You can do a matte smoky look using the deep ruby shades or go for a more vibrant pop with the shimmery pink tones.” Jonet Williamson, Makeup Artist and Grooming Expert 


Makeup by Mario Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette

“Your significant other usually loves the natural you! The best way to enhance your natural beauty is with a palette that mimics your skin tone so you can shape and shade your eyes. This palette has the most amazing collection of colors for every skin tone. And if you want to add something a little more sparkly, you can pop some glimmer from in the inner corner with the Master Crystal Reflector.” Ashlee Glazer, Celebrity Makeup Artist

Kevyn Aucoin Something Nude Eyeshadow Palette

“This palette has beautiful, soft warm tones and has a sample of both matte and shimmer tones. The colors themselves tend to be a bit more deeply pigmented and so can be used to bring a little more drama to your look.” Savannah St. Jean, Beauty Expert and Owner of Savannah Rae Beauty

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership Rose Decadence Eyeshadow Palette

“This palette is for the hopeful romantics. It's just the right balance of punchy color and soft glam with the most gorgeous rose and wine shades.” Jonet Williamson, Makeup Artist and Grooming Expert 


Photo: Chaunte Vaughn, Design: Hannah Packer

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