Heart-Shaped Lips: A Cute Little Makeup Idea For The Valentine's Day Enthusiast

I took a cue from cupid and made my lips plump with love, and you can too!
Publish date:
February 14, 2014
chanel, lipsticks, How-To, sephora, lip pencils, valentine's day

My feelings on Valentine’s Day are similar to my feelings about Christmas: I love it. In fact, I love pretty much any holiday that gives me an excuse to wear more sparkle, dress up extra pretty, and attend cute parties. I don’t like St. Patrick’s day, though (green just isn’t my colour).

Though I’m a pretty natural disciple of cupid with my pink hair, attraction to romcoms, and generally lovey-dovey demeanor, I’ve been looking for ways to take my Valentine game to the next level.

Last year I made mini conversation heart piñatas and made Emmett paint my nails to match, which obviously set the bar very high for 2014. What was I to do this year?

A few months back, I found this picture and pinned it to my Pinterest beauty board. I had no idea when I would find an appropriate time to paint my lips into a big red heart, but when there’s a will there’s a way right?

And predictably, I found myself coming back to the photo over and over as February approached. Yes, the look is totally impractical, but it could still be cute to try right?


I carefully drew the heart shape onto my mouth with lip liner, then filled it in with Chanel 01 “Velvet.” Needless to say, it did not look good in any capacity, at all. It was clownish and creepy and a little bit Alexander McQueen giant lips-ish. Scary stuff.

Though the look was a disaster, I wasn’t quite ready to give up. I consulted with my tiny conversation heart pinata, and we came up with a second, better plan for dainty, sweet heart lips that don’t make you look like something that hides under the bed at night.

Step 1.

Using a lip pencil, draw two half circles at the cupid’s bow of your upper lip. This should look like the top of a heart. I used Sephora’s Retractable Waterproof Lip Liner in The Red.

Step 2.

Draw a “v” in the center of your bottom lip, making sure the part closest to your top lip matches with the “m” shape you’ve made at your cupid’s bow. When you close your lips, you should be looking at the outline of a heart.

Step 3.

Fill in the heart with your lip liner. If your lines are matched up properly, it will really look like a heart at this point.

Step 4.

Using a lip brush and your favourite red lipstick, fill in the heart. I used a Holika Holika lip brush and same Chanel lipstick as before.

Step 5.

Leave little heart shaped kiss marks on everything.

Are you changing up your makeup for Valentine's Day? Show me how!