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Valentine's Day: Makeup Tips to Match Your Hair Colour

Finally, January is over, which means one thing; Valentine’s Day is coming! This time of year, either brings feelings of euphoria or absolute dread. If you’re part of the former, that may include going on a fancy date or an anti-valentine’s day girls' night out. Either way, it’ the most romantic day of the year so it’s no brainer to get dolled up and look the part. But fear not, we've done the work for you and rounded up some hair and makeup combos that will inspire the romantic in you.

We have chosen some of the most worn lipstick colours at Valentine’s day to help you match your hair extensions with your makeup and inspire cupid to give you the best Valentine’s day ever. 

The Silver Fox

Valentines Day Makeup Tips to Match Your Hair Colour grey hair lipstick

Silver or grey hair do’s have become more and more popular over the last few years. Is it any wonder? Who wouldn’t want to rock it like Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada? From Soho to Brighton, this hue has been worn by those who want to add a little more edge to their style and are not afraid to be noticed. If you have hair this light, choose a deep colour for your lips. A light smokey eye or mauve, purple or charcoal with deep Iris shaded lips work so well with a rocking silver beehive. Heart-breaker style sorted!

Light Blonde and Sweet

Valentine's Day: Makeup Tips to Match Your Hair Colour


The light blonde is a gorgeous shade and often adds a touch of femininity to any look. As much as we love bright colours to contrast with such a cool shade, going really deep and bright with your lips can look more spooky than sexy – so keep the simple with nudes and light pinks. 

Beach waves look the best this this hair tone, so grab your curlers, or rollers for a heat free style, and boost up that volume. With the lips, a subtle magnolia colour looks perfect and goes with almost any outfit. Classic and stunning. Who could ask for a better date?


Tall, Dark and Sexy

Valentine's Day: Makeup Tips to Match Your Hair Colour


Ok, so we can’t make you taller but if you have black or brunette hair, we can help you out with the sexy. There is no image as sort after as a sultry 90’s Angelina Jolie or Ruby Rose, why? Their stunning locks and ruby red lips. There is something magical that happens when you match a current toned lipstick with luscious dark locks.

This combination screams 1920’s inspiration, with all the glamour and Gatsby appeal. Even if you aren’t dressing up ready to hit the Ritz, the red and dark hair combination are all you need to make even a simple outfit look spectacular.

Valentine's Day: Makeup Tips to Match Your Hair Colour

There is a reason in the 30’s and 40’s the only thing a girl on rations would save up for is a red lippy. It is a winner in every way. So if you want to turn up the heat this valentine’s day, tint your lips a current tone.

Red, Hot and Fiery

Valentine's Day: Makeup Tips to Match Your Hair Colour

With such a bold and fierce hair colour such as red hair, aiming for a well-balanced make-up look is important in order to achieve a romantic look that doesn’t look too intense. Whether you have copper red tresses, striking ginger red hair or subtle strawberry blonde locks, the key to picking a makeup look that best complements your look is to take your undertone into consideration.


If you have warm redhead, yellow- or peach-based shades in foundation and concealer work best, while a neutral foundation or concealer complements cooler tones.

 Valentine's Day: Makeup Tips to Match Your Hair Colour

For lips, go for natural shades like coral, peach, apricot and rose add warmth and bring out the depth of a redhead's skin complexion. Same goes for blush, it adds warmth and looks classy.


However, that is not to say redheads can’t rock red lipstick, in fact, a deep red lip looks spectacular when you keep the rest of the make-up is understated.


Captivating Cool Colours (Vivid Hair)

Whether you have unicorn pink hair, or neon green tresses, the key to achieving a romantic look for Valentine’s Day is to have subtle make up and letting it come secondary to your hair. As your hair is bold already, the best thing is to work around complementing your hair with your choice of hair – to support your statement hair rather than having everything strong and bold. This will likely wash out your whole look, or just look super intense.

 Valentine's Day: Makeup Tips to Match Your Hair Colour


It’s best to avoid too much colour on your face and instead, better to add some texture to you skin, for example going for matte lips. Should you wish to add colour, you should go for the same family colour on your cheeks, lips, and eyes. So, if you have cool shades, opt for soft pale pinks, peach or beige tones for your eyes, lips and cheeks. Either that or pick a colour for only one out of the three.


However, if you’re wearing a paler hair colour, like a pale or pastel pink or light mermaid turquoise, then a statement lip will look delightful.


Which look will you be going for this Valentine’s Day? Or do you have some cool tips we’ve missed out? Let us know! And of course, don’t forget to hashtag #WearCliphair on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to show off your looks.


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