Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you are celebrating this year as a single pringle, I have an idea to make the best of it. Yes, you can still enjoy the fun that V-day festivities offer — like taking yourself out for dinner or getting together with your single BFFs for a Galentine’s Day instead. And since it is a fun girls’ night out, I wanted to create a very girly, soft and oh-so-romantic makeup look that you can pair with your sexy evening wear. Check it out.

The perfect makeup look for your 2021 Galentine’s get together

Step 01: Primer

Start by applying the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer on thoroughly cleansed and moisturised skin. The lightly tinted formula helps cover up any minor imperfections like fine lines, wrinkles or discolouration on your skin. The primer will also make your makeup last for long hours!

Step 02: Foundation

Next, go in with the Lakmé Absolute Skin Natural Mousse foundation to keep the base light and avoid looking cakey. Take a small amount in the back of your hand, dot it all over your face and blend with your hands for a natural finish. Make sure to take your foundation down to your neck to create a seamless look.

Step 03: Concealer

Use the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer to brighten up the area under your eyes. Create two inverted triangles under your eyes and blend with a damp blender. Apply the concealer to your eyelids to prep them for the eyeshadow.

Step 04: Powder

Before you move on, mattify your eye area, plus the T-zone. With the help of a fluffy brush, lightly dust the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation to any shiny areas you notice on your face.

Step 05: Eyeshadow

For your eyes, dab the light pick shade from the Lakmé 9 to 5 Eye Color Quartet Eye Shadow - Desert Rose all over your lids. Then, take a brush to apply the mauve shade on the outer corner. Use a blending brush to create a seamless eyeshadow look. Follow this up by adding the same dark mauve on your lower lash line with a pencil brush. For the finishing touch, take the gold pigment from the palette and dab it on the inner corners of your eyes to brighten it up!

Step 06: Eyeliner and mascara

Finish the eye look with a subtle cat-eye drawn on with Lakmé Absolute Gloss Artist Eye Liner. For added drama, use the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara to open up your peepers.

Step 07: Eyebrow pencil

Opt for a natural yet striking brow look with Lakmé Absolute Precision Eye Artist Eyebrow Pencil. Use an upwards and outwards motion to fill in your brows; start from the tip to the front to maintain an even fill. Brush up with a spoolie to finish up the brow look.

Step 08: Blush

Skip the contour or bronzer for a subtle hint of colour with the Lakmé 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher - Peach Affair. Drape the blush from your cheeks and the outer eye area and make sure to blend well.

Step 09: Highlighter

For that ‘have been dancing all night’ glow, use the Lakmé Absolute Highlighter - Moon-Lit palette to highlight the top of your cheeks, brow bones, the bridge of your nose and the cupid’s bow.

Step 10: Lippie!

For the final step, create a dramatic, bold lip with Lakmé Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color With Argan Oil - Rose Pink to elevate the entire look and bring a lot of focus to your pout.

Finish with a setting spray, and you are good to go for the night!