Valentine’s Day beauty tips
Looking your best is one of the most important aspects of your V-Day celebration. Here’s how to get that killer look.
Whether you are going to a restaurant or spending a romantic evening in, looking your best is one of the most important aspects of your V-Day celebration. Here’s how to get that killer look.
For the bright and bold look Even your skin tone
With a sponge, apply a sheer/luminous foundation on the entire face, blending well. This will eliminate any redness and gives 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.
Define your brows and lashes
Fill in your eyebrows with a soft taupe brow pencil to frame the face and add balance to a strong lip colour. Gently work the pencil throughout the brow, from the bridge of the nose outward. Use vertical strokes, following the same direction as the hair growth. Use a brow brush to blend the pencil up and out of the brow. It should look soft and subtle.Finish with a coat of clear brow gel.Apply two coats of shiny, black mascara from the lash roots to the tips. Apply liberally, but never messily. You don’t want your lashes to steal the focus away from your bright lips.
Use a highlighter
Add a sheer, light reflecting cream or powder to the apple of your cheeks and down the bridge of your nose to enhance your natural bone structure, and create some reflectivity. Make sure you choose a lightweight formula, smooth in texture and without any obvious flecks of glitter. The perfect highlighter gives a subtle glow rather than appearing overtly glittery or shimmery.
Add a pop of colour
When dinner by the fireplace and hours of cuddling are a part of your Valentine’s Day plans, expect your lips to be the focus of his attention.Do not blindly follow the latest fashion when it comes to lipsticks. Make sure you choose a shade flattering to your skin tone. Whether it’s bright pink, brick red or tangerine, always go with your gut. If you love how it looks, he will too.If a bright lipstick makes you feel a little bit outside your comfort zone, simply dab the lipstick onto your lips with your fingertips. This technique will control the amount of pigment, softening the look and allowing you to create a custom lip stain.