Valentine's Day Makeup: Neutral Eyes & Red Lips

Valentine’s Day Makeup: Neutral Eyes & Red Lips

The boy and I went out last night for our Valentine’s Day dinner (early, I know–that’s how we do it!), so I had to pull out Chanel Dragon for a little night out on the town! 🙂  Every time I wear it, I feel like I’m totally made out of awesome, LOL.  I still love it to bits.

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Soft Ochre paint pot as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Ricepaper eyeshadow on the inner third of the eyelid. Next, apply Wedge eyeshadow on the middle third of the eyelid and lightly blend with the inner corner. Darken the outer third of the lid with Cork eyeshadow with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. Lightly blend Mystery eyeshadow, with the 226, into the outer crease. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep Ricepaper eyeshadow as a highlighter on the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Bourbon eyeliner on the lower lash line and sweeping lashes with Exceptionnel mascara.

For cheeks, apply Sugarbomb blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Dragon rouge allure laque with a lip brush for the perfect red lip.

Check out more photos!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!


Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

finally!!!!!!!! a look/tutorial that has bright lips!! for vday

I don’t think there should be rules,

but your lips should stand out!

esp. with red or pinks! 🙂

Very nice! I think I would have preferred a tad brighter cheek, but this way Dragon is truly the star of the show. It is positively gorgeous on you!

I think it’s so cute you and the BF celebrate early. 😀

Next Tuesday is our 3rd anniversary, but SO and I usually celebrate it and Valentine’s Day jointly somewhere in between the two. This year I’m going up to SF for grad school interviews the Th/F before Valentine’s Day though, and he decided to come with me so we can spend that Saturday in SF together. I’m super excited but I totally haven’t decided what to wear yet! Hope you’ll be doing some more Vday looks for inspiration. 😀

Thank ya, Catherine! 🙂 Yeah, I really wanted Dragon to pop, so I was going neutral/light everywhere else.

Ohh, fun! Happy anniversary to you two! I’ll try to squeeze in a few more between now and then…

Hi Cristine,
I’m from the Netherlands and after so many great post about chanel dragon, I bought it.
But the mine is not hot red but it’s much darker red then on your pictures. It’s much darker!
Do you know what is is? Is it’s a difference in wich country ypu live?
I bought Chanel dragon rouge Allure laquer, so not a lipstick with the same colour name.
Hope you can help.
Great look by the way

unbelievabally gorgeous ….. no other words i have

my hubby is coming next week n i will also try this look with my russian red or estee lauder’s classic red ….
loved the look so much my god do tell us ur boyfriends comments next time….
and what special present did he gave u 🙂
just kidding

Thank you, Rashmi!

Aww, you must be so happy to see your hubby soon 🙂

My boyfriend enjoyed the look! We always do a really expensive dinner in lieu of gifts, just ’cause we can never think of stuff we want!

thats cool …
my hubby also tells me to go for a good dinner but u know what i always ask him to let me shop rather then dine outside hahahha and i cook special meal for him
coz u know whenever we go out he is never satisfied so why spend money hahaha
m happy coz he is coming but u know he is coming for our son (right now m at my mom’s place “jaipur” and will be going back in feb end )

That Dragon looks amazing on you, but it just doesn’t looked the same on me. =( see how it is so vibrate on you? It looks darker on me and it dull’s my face.

I love this lipstick. The applicator makes it possible to create an even finish on the lip line, which is so hard to do especially with red lipstick.

I think you are responsible for this lipstick selling out at so many counters!

It looks perfect on you.

You’re so frikin beautiful i’m so jealous! Your smile and your lips are amazing…ok i sound a little weird, but it’s true. I love your look and your my blogger!

you look very beautiful and the look is so timeless and classic. love the chanel dragon rough allure laque, it is a beautiful red color that i have ever seen. my fav red lipstick so far. do you think it looks good on a tan skin tone?

Wow, this look is gorgeous :O That lipstick is just STUNNING. But the price…oh, the price! Is there a cheaper alternative to a great red like that? I don’t have red lipstick, and if I buy one, I want it to be fantastic 🙂

this look is gorgeous on you!!! think that red dragon is the best part but definitely going to try something like that… love your cheeks… well, guess I like everything!!!! think you would look in the mirror and see that your lips are ON FIRE!!!! lips have got to go sweety..unless u want the look of a 2 dollar stripper!

That wasn’t a nice thing to say. It isn’t constructive critism either, pretty much an insult. Surely you could’ve worded it differently to get the message across that you didn’t like it.

I agree, you are amazing at blending eyeshadow. Is the secret to take a little sweep of shadow and do multiple layers?…. Or do a lot of product and just blend/buff away?

I never get the great tonal transitions you do! Oh well.

Thank you, Diane! Hmm, it’s not really multiple layers, but I don’t blend a lot — really. I tend to lay it down, then lightly overlay part of the next eyeshadow onto the first.

You look absolutely perfect here. Those lips are to die for. If I ever do search for a nice red lipstick, I’m certainly going to remember to check this one out.

You look very classy. I love to see the looks you do with Dragon. I bought 2 of the laques, but wasn’t brave enough to try this one, yet. You look so gorgeous with it on, I’m putting it on my wish list:)

ooh this is pretty….I still say these posts need a “like button” ha ha. I still have no idea what to do for valentine’s day make up because bf is being secretive LOL but thanks for all the great ideas. 🙂

hello christine i thought i will post a comment here only ….

i did this yest. with ricepaper , soft brown and espresso … can u pls tell me if this can be done ? or should i need to buy any of the e/s u mentioned above… i have only 2 browns espresso and soft brown pls tell me do i need to have more ?? m ordering fig 1 and star n rockets to do the makeup u posted few days back …
i will wait for ur reply and then only go ahead
love u soooo much for this look
if i will set my hands on this i will stick to this look only for my red lippies …
m gonna buy 2 or 3 chanel lipsticks on my b’day which is in april hahahha already decided …

Sounds so lovely, Rashmi! I think it can be done 🙂 You could get maybe Wedge or Cork for a more medium brown, and then I think you will be fine!

To be honest I’m not really feeling this look. Maybe it’s the choice of eyeshadow and the black of your hair/top, but it looks almost gothic. I think the foundation you used is not quite right for your complexion (too pale). Overall, everything is still perfectly done, from your eyes, to your face to those amazing red lips, but as a whole it doesn’t quite click for me. Sorry!

Christine, Christine, Christine! For almost a year now, I’ve been meaning to get Chanel Dragon (mostly because of you, haha) and I just never got around to it. My husband bought it for me for Valentine’s Day!

It is one of the only beauty products I have that actually lives up to all its hype. It really is the perfect red. I would never have known if it wasn’t for you, so thank you!!

Wow, this is probably the best look I have ever seen on you, it looks amazing! I wish I could rock a red lip….by the way, I’ve noticed that your skin has been looking really good in your latest posts. Have you changed something in your routine?

I’m pretty new to your blog but I have loved what I have seen so far. Im from Puerto Rico and even though I leave in an Island I dont have that tan look so it is easy for me to copy your looks and to top it all we have very similar eye color. keep up the excellent work.

you look so sexy.. 😀
ah your makeup looks made me confuse which one to choose on my brother wedding day.. every shade looks pretty.. ♥

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!