Plus one or not, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to pamper yourself and look fabulous - ‘coz when you look good you feel good. So we’ve put together some perfect beauty tips for the occasion to help you look amazing and feel fantastic on your date or girl’s night. Get ready to channel some flirty glam on love’s biggest night of the year!
1. Flutter-Worthy Lashes
What’s more seductive than long, dramatic lashes?! Start by curling your lashes starting from the base of your lashes; gently move the curler down the length of your lashes while squeezing it at intervals for a couple seconds. Finish off with generous sweeps of mascara - remember to apply it in a zigzag motion to avoid clumps.
2. Light Up Your Face
Get that lit-from-within glow by adding a bit of highlighter or luminizing lotion to your moisturizer or foundation for some gorgeous radiance. It’s a pro trick to help you look like you eat leafy salads for every meal and down beetroot, spinach and carrot juices every day. Hello, gorgeous!
3. Get Kiss-Ready Lips
A soft, plump pucker and V-Day basically go hand-in-hand. Prep your pout by exfoliating it with a soft toothbrush dipped in warm water before apply a moisturizing lip balm. Apply a creamy lipstick, there’s never a better day to wear red lipstick than this. If you don’t want to go with classic red lips, pinks and deep berries also go well with the flirty theme.
4. Smell Like A Knock-Out
A sexy smelling fragrance is the quickest way to feel ultra sensual and is pretty much irresistible. Spritz your fave fragrance onto your pulse points (your wrists, your inner elbows, behind the knees and behind the ears), which give off heat and help diffuse the perfume.
Want incredibly smooth and soft skin? Use a moisturizing body scrub to exfoliate away dead skin cells and leave your skin extra smooth. Before you step out of the shower, apply baby oil and simply rinse off with water. Your skin will be silky soft, perfect for flaunting those legs in a pretty dress.
5. Soft, Soft Skin
6. Flaunt That Flush
You’ll be amazed at the power of a good blush for giving you a pretty flushed glow. Rosy pinks (for fairer skin tones) and deep corals (for duskier skin tones) work best for a beautiful flush. Cream blushes and cheek tints are the most natural-looking, but remember not to go overboard with it.
7. Fresh, Gorgeous Eyes
Wake up tired eyes by splashing your face with cold water or by gently running ice over the eye area. Then help them look brighter by lining your waterline with white eyeliner and dabbing a bit of shimmery white eye shadow on the inner corners for a dewy look. Remember that black accentuates those dreaded dark circles, so swap your regular liner for a pop of colour. Greens, blues and plums are great for bringing out the whites in your eyes, making them look brighter, while pink can add to the romantic charm.
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Published on Feb 12, 2016