You’ve nailed the dress, wrangled the shoes, and snagged a stunning date. Well done! You are three-quarters of the way to a picture perfect Valentine’s Day. Now that you’re in the home stretch, it’s time to get serious about your beauty routine, the final piece in the Valentine’s puzzle. To serve the smolder this year, we’ve got a few tips for the big night.
When you think “Valentine’s Day,” red and pink are most likely the shades that spring to mind. This year, though, the new hue on the block is plum, and it’s leaving its mark on the holiday. Bold burgundy lips, mauve shadowed eyes or violet varnished nails, these unconventional Valentine’s Day options are vampy and vivacious.
The eyes are the windows to the soul, and nothing screams romantic soul like a rakish whip of ink across the eyelid. The blacker the better, the wing tip or cat eyeliner look is a must for a sizzling evening eye. Pair with that plum lip for a full blown glamour-puss appeal, or let it be the star of the show with minimal accompaniment for a doe-eyed vibe.
The eternal, internal struggle over wearing your hair up or down has been rendered moot by the chic but messy hair trends of the season. It’s a best-of-both-worlds situation, leaving down touchable tendrils while still showing off that glowing skin and on-trend makeup look. Effortlessly elegant, try a retro half updo, a wispy sideswept basic braid, or a hasty looking topknot.
The finishing touches can make or break the perfect V-Day look. With a little make-up magic, you’ll be ready for your close-up come February 14th.
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