The month of February brings with it romance, fantasy and drama as love unfolds amidst candle-lit dinners, concerts and parties with friends and loves ones. We bring you three Valentine make-up looks to suit every personality, age and relationship status. Try these unique looks through the month and spare no thoughts to doubt or self-consciousness. Remember, adventure is the key to igniting romance as well as keeping it alive!
Eyes that electrify and lips that entice, this look is not for the faint hearted! Balance this look with a subtle, pastel outfit with flowing waves and minimal accessories.
Face: A glowing, radiant base is a must-have this Valentine. Use a good primer and apply a hydrating foundation. Gently sweep a soft, peach blush on the apples of your cheeks.
Eyes: Go bold with metallic green or blue eye-shadow all over your lids with a touch of metallic black for contouring on your crease area. Draw eyeliner on the top and bottom lash lines for a soft, cat eye and finish with dollops of mascara.
Lips: Let your lips do the talking in flaming shades of lip colour.
Timeless Hollywood sophistication at its best, this is a look for brunches and oh-so stylish soirees with your love. Flaunt this season’s full skirt and gold accessories trend with this look for maximum impact!
Face: This look demands a porcelain look so go for a matte base that gives flawless coverage. Gently sweep a soft, beige blush on the apples of your cheeks, contouring them with a bronzer to create cut-glass cheekbones.
Eyes: Go for a soft, gold shadow all over your upper lids and layer with a gold eyeliner on both the upper and lower lash lines. Using a gel liner, run the brush very close to your upper lash line and smudge. Crimp your lashes and apply three coats of volumising mascara.
Lips: Layer 2 coats of matte red lipstick for that Hollywood bombshell effect. Make sure you wear a lip balm underneath so your lips are irresistibly kissable!
Sultry yet sweet, wear this look over cocktail dinners with the blues playing. Go all out and match the look with a sequined outfit and an up-do or a deconstructed braid.
Face: Use a primer and top it with a whipped foundation for that soft, buffed look. Gently sweep a soft, pink blush on the apples of your cheeks and contour with a bronzer across your cheekbones, forehead, chin and jaw line.
Eyes: Go for a soft, vanilla shadow all over your upper lids and pink eye-shadow on the outer half of both, top and bottom lids in a butterfly pattern. Now, line your upper lash line in thin strokes of black liner and sweep kohl over the bottom lash line. Finish with volumising mascara for a butterfly effect that sets his heart aflutter!
Lips: This look demands a flirty, fuchsia or bold pink lip. Make sure you exfoliate your lips for that smooth, creaseless look.