Valentine's Day makeup inspiration
In case the giant heart window displays and influx of larger-than-your-average-human-sized teddy bears on store shelves weren’t clues enough, Valentine’s Day is coming!
Yep, the time for lovebirds is but a mere few days away, and if you haven’t had the obligatory eyebrow/leg/bikini wax then it’s time to get on it. Because once the boring stuff is out of the way, you can focus on your date night make-up. Yay!
VALENTINE’S DAY DATE LOOK #1: SIMPLE AND UNDERSTATED
If you (and your man) prefer a look that’s more low-key and fuss-free, then this look is pure perfection for your Valentine’s Day celebrations. The subtle winged liner adds a touch of fanciness to an au naturale look.
Tip: add some extra intensity to your winged line by coating your lashes in a volumising mascara.
Star product: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner.
VALENTINE’S DAY DATE LOOK #2: SHIMMER AND SHINE
If you plan on having a few smooches after your date and would hate to see your lipstick all over his face, then it seems like a dazzling eye look is just what you need to jazz up your date night make-up.
Tip: silver (or any other light coloured metallic) on your inner corners will help open your eyes and make you look more radiant – so stay away from any dark eyeshadows!
Star product: Maybelline EyeStudio Hyper Diamonds Eye Shadow in Charcoal Diamonds.
VALENTINE’S DAY DATE LOOK #3: SULTRY AND SEXY
If you see Valentine’s Day as your day to pull out your sexiest, most drool-worthy look, then girl, you go for it. This brown smoky eye and red lip combo is just the thing to have you feeling like a million bucks (and him feeling a little bit chuffed to show you off).
Tip: a matte lipstick will complement this smoky look gloriously.
Bonus tip: it might be a good idea to remove your lipstick pre-kissing so you avoid that whole lipstick-on-his-face thing mentioned above.
Star product: NYX Matte Lipstick in Pure Red.
Side note: if you’re single and spending your Valentine’s Day night out with your gal pals and some cocktails, then you DEFINITELY want to wear look #3. Nothing will make the men in the room swoon more.
Which look would you wear on a date night? Which look would your man prefer you wear?