Valentine's Day means flawless makeup. No matter what story you seek to tell - angelic, natural or au courant - it's imperative on the most romantic day of the year to keep lashes in place, lips perfectly rouged and flaws cleverly obscured. We got you covered with these beauty tips that will instantly boost your wow factor. Cupid, ready your arrow!
EVEN YOUR SKIN TONE
With a sponge, apply a sheer/luminous foundation on the entire face, blending well. This will eliminate any redness and give a healthy glow to create the perfect base for your look. Don't forget to use a creamy concealer to soften and fade any shadows at the inner and outer corners of the under eye area and on top of the eyelid.
Nothing says irresistible like a provocative rosy glow, so sweep a happy booster glow or a rosy blush on the apples of the cheeks for a perfect flush. Bonus: natural plant extracts in this powder formula mimic the effect of endorphins for an instant mood lift.
MAXIMISE YOUR LASHES
Transform stubby lashes into borderline falsies with a coat of any voluminous mascara. The ultra-nourishing base strengthens and protects, while the top coat forms tiny tubes around lashes for smudge-proof wear.
PUMP UP THE VOLUME
Beef up wimpy strands with a triple-threat product that gives hair hold, long-lasting body and shellac-like shine. Any good volumising hairspray will do the trick!
SPRITZ A SENSUAL SCENT
Choose an ultra-romantic scent of lush florals or sweet aromas of vanilla and amber. Remember to spray fragrance on your pulse points (wrists, inner elbows, behind the ears, etc.) for maximum effect.
ROCK SOME RED
Punch up your pout with a sexy crimson shade that’s sure to get you noticed. For a true femme fatale look, try something ultra red in nail colours too. Not so daring? Try other rosy and pink shades which will give your lips a super-sheer stain and high shine.
TRY A PLAYFUL PLAIT
Here’s the thing. Ever since braids made their comeback on the red carpet, the humble style has been getting increasingly more complicated. But it is worth trying on the V-Day.
COP(PER) AN ATTITUDE
Some nights call for a statement less serious than a full-on-smoky eye. Like, for instance a copper shadow. Not only is the mellow metallic universally flattering, but it’s exponentially more forgiving. Do rim eyes in black or charcoal liner to anchor the look.
SLIP INTO SATIN
Satin-finish lipstick, that is. Here’s a little secret: Matt lips scare men. And so do ultra glossy ones. Try any raspberry shade for a truly translucent effect. Do not blindly follow the latest fashion when it comes to lipsticks. Make sure you choose a shade flattering to your skin tone.
WEAR YOUR STYLE
You’ve got to bring on the bling! Slip into a sassy red number uplifted by a pair of strappy sandals and a stylish black clutch with gold pyramid stud details. Cap off this sweetheart look with a soft pink makeup palette.