Kiss on the Lids

valentines day beauty

There’s one problem with the heavy kiss-me-now lipstick we usually don on Valentine’s Day dates: the kissing part. This year, makeup artist Maxine Leonard suggests trying a new twist: apply water-coloresque flushes of pink, purple, and peach lip colors to eyelids instead. It’s a seductive look that’s truly smooch-friendly.


Apply MAC Tinted Lipglass in Cultured to eyes. Emphasize with Tom Ford Eye Defining Pencil in Bruise.


Softly blend MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass in Lasting Achievement onto upper lids. Add a faint touch below the lower lashline and a barely-there amount to lips.


Gently dab Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Long-Wear Lip Colour in Pimpante into the crease of upper lids and add a hint of the peachy shade on the lower lashline. Try just a smidge of color on the lower lip.

Hair by Edward Lampley at D+V Management for TIGI Haircare; makeup by Maxine Leonard for Nars at Jed Root. Model: Daga Ziober at the Society.