Valentine's Day Gifts for Makeup Lovers - QC Makeup Academy

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s or Galentine’s, if you’re searching for the perfect gift for a makeup lover, then you’ve come to the right place! It may seem like a simple gift, but once you start shopping around, you’ll begin to realize just how hard it can be. There are so many different makeup brands, each with their own vast line of products, so it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

But don’t worry! We searched through all the Valentine’s Day must-haves to create a list of the most sought-after and luxurious products. Read on for gift ideas perfect for the makeup lover in your life.

Valentine's Day makeup with heart


Highlighters to the makeup world is like water to the real world – it’s a necessity. Some want the “I woke up like this” subtle glow, while others prefer a bolder look that says “I just painted my face with glitter and I love it”. But, no matter the makeup style, every makeup lover loves highlighters!

Cover FX’s Custom Enhancer Drops Vault is a limited edition highlighter set including all seven of their shades. Made with ultra-refined pearls, these products both look and feel expensive. This highlighter set comes at the steep price of $275. But, this gift is sure to have your significant other feeling as special as the pearls it’s made of.

The Cover FX highlighters are also free from the five harmful inflammatory ingredients. This means that they’re perfect for those with sensitive skin! Bonus – you can control the amount of shimmer by mixing it with your favorite moisturizer. If you’re on a tight budget, you can also buy the shades individually.

Valentine's Day gifts for makeup lovers

The Too Faced Diamond Light Multi-Use Highlighter also makes the list as one of the great highlighters to gift this Valentine’s Day. This powder highlighter is a mix of gold, pink, and blue tones. Swirl it together for a holographic shine! It also comes in the prettiest pink and gold oversized compact. Your Valentine will fall in love with the product before even trying it… and hopefully fall in love with you too!

MILK is a company that knows about everything sparkle. MILK’s Glitter Stick is the perfect highlighter for the glitter-obsessed makeup lover. MILK makes this rainbow holographic highlighter with rich coconut oil, so it’s completely vegan! A gift like this gives an out-of-this-world glow, perfect for a Valentine’s night out!

If the makeup lover in your life also loves Rihanna, then her Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick will make for a perfect gift. It not only creates a dewy glow affect, but also comes in a wide range of colors, so there’s an option for every skin tone!

Valentine's Day skincare gifts for makeup lovers


At QC we proclaim 2018 to be the year of great skin! We can’t stress enough that every great makeup application starts with great skin! To celebrate the launch of our new Skincare course, here are our best skincare recommendations for makeup lovers!

Tatcha is a skincare brand promising to deliver the secrets of ancient Japanese beauty. Their gorgeous products and packaging embody timeless beauty. The Tatcha Silk Cream, one of their bestsellers, is a rich yet weightless gel cream. This lotion gives skin the look and feel of pure silk. What could be more appropriate for Valentine’s Day?

This product is also made from pearl extract. While gifting actual silk and pearls may seem more appropriate, trust us! When dealing with a makeup lover, there is no better gift than makeup and skincare products! This moisturizer is appropriate for any skin type, so you don’t have to worry about irritation or breakouts.

Pro tip: Want to avoid offending your Valentine? Don’t gift anything that says anti-aging, rejuvenating, or pore-minimizing!

Gift blush makeup for Valentine's Day


If you’re planning on doing Valentine’s Day the traditional way – dinner reservations, flowers, and late nights – that may be just enough to keep your date blushing all night long.

However, no makeup lover turns down a great blush. Especially not one like Lancôme’s limited edition La Rose Blush Poudrer! Inside the beautiful box you’ll find a fabric rose. The petals come dusted in a light highlighter blush. So delicate, this blush is said to give a look defined as Parisian glowy chic.

Definitely the most instagram-worthy blush to ever hit stores, getting your hands on one of these is a sure way to win the best date award.

Eye shadow makeup palette gift for Valentine's Day

Eye Shadow

There’s a reason they say the eyes are the most sensual part of the body. With looks like the smokey eye, there’s really no better way to send the message – I like you.

If you’re looking to gift an eye shadow palette to your Valentine, try the Bobbi Brown Nude Drama Eyeshadow Palette. Available on Sephora’s list of V-Day recommendations, this palette comes with 12 rich, earthy nudes. A variety of pinks and browns in both matte and shimmer make this palette perfect for many dates to come! The formula is high in texture and easily buildable, so you can go as subtle or intense as you like!

Valentine's Day gift red lipstick for makeup lovers


Eyes may be the most sensual part of the body, but the lips are equally important on this special night. For a sure fire win, we recommend sticking with the classic favorites. Anything MAC or KAT VON D are go-to crowd pleasers for makeup lovers. Try MAC’s Ruby Woo for a classic retro red lip. However, if your date is a die-hard makeup lover, this may already be part of their collection. For something more special, try Viva Glam, which is part of Sia’s line for MAC. If your date prefers a more subtle look, then go for Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Terra Cotta Nude.

Valentine's Day gift for makeup lovers - online makeup course

Online Makeup Course

While we don’t recommend this option if you’re going on a blind date, it can be the perfect gift for a long-time friend or loved one. Has your significant other or best friend been dying to start makeup classes? Enroll them in one of QC’s ten online makeup courses and help them follow their dreams! There is a course for every skill level and career goal!

With QC’s online flexible training, the makeup lover in your life can build their own schedule and learn at their own pace. They’ll have up to three years to complete a course and can access course materials from anywhere on any device! Did we mention that some courses come with a FREE makeup kit? Help turn their dream into a reality!

Comment below and let us know what you’re gifting your Valentine this February 14th!

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  • Melanie Noe says:

    This is such a great idea. I have loved makeup for so long but I’m not the best makeup artist. I can do my own makeup and love it. Thank you for sharing this. I need to learn alot more.

    • Corina Wan says:

      Thank you for your comment Melanie! Can I provide you with more information about our online makeup courses? 🙂

  • @audiesmama says:

    I love ALL of these ideas! How fun!

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