Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine Beauty Must Haves

1) Kissable Red Pout

This method of the red lip is perfect for Valentine's Day because it won't transfer onto your boyfriend's shirt or his lips! Not to mention how sexy it is! Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub is the yummiest way to smooth out dry, cracked lips and take off the top layers of dead skin. Next, line and fill in the lips with Mac's Lip Liner in Redd to create a lipstick stained effect. For a more inexpensive option you could also use Rimmel London 1000 Kisses Stay On Lip Liner Pencil in Red Dynamite.  Because there is no real lipstick to this look (just the illusion of it), the color will not smudge off or get on your teeth.  Top off the lips with either a gloss, like Jessica Alba did for a more glamorous look, or for a more natural look use a tinted lip balm like Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Rose. 

2) Sweet Tips

OPI's Bastille My Heart  is a gorgeous deep red wine color that gives off a sexy, sultry vibe.
American Apparel's Coney Island is such a fresh, feminine light pink that is beautiful on every skin tone.
Essie's A Cut Above is just fun and playful in every way. It's like a pink disco ball in a glass bottle! 
OPI's Big Apple Red has become my go to red nail color. It's a perfect classic red.  

3) Glowing Skin

The best look for Valentine's Day is glowing, dewy, youthful skin.  The key to this fresh look is a lightweight, creamy foundation like Cover Girl's NatureLuxe Foundation.  Always lightly dust a loose setting powder after foundation so your foundation doesn't slide off throughout the day/night.  Then top off the face with Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights shimmering powder. You can use this as a bronzer, blush, and highlighter to give a beautiful brightened glow to your skin. A cheaper alternative is Physician Formula's Shimmer Strips, which gives a great glow as well.

4) Romantic Fragrance 

Estee Lauder Sensuous Noir is my all time favorite fragrance. Spritz this on if you are looking for a romantic, rich, sexy scent that will literally last all night long.  Sensuous Noir is a mysterious scent that men will absolutely adore.  This scent is great for everyday use, but will be especially great for Valentine's Day because of it's exotic scent. 

5) Pretty, Soft Eyes

For romantic eyes, go for a soft, shimmery look with your eye makeup.  Go for natural colors in shimmering pinks, soft golds, and warm browns. Try to avoid too much color or too much of a smokey eye, because that will be too harsh for this innocent look.
You want to look feminine and pretty but still sexy and alluring.  The Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette - Saint  is perfect for this look.  Each shadow is highly pigmented and infused with rose extract to hydrate and moisturize.  Many men are attracted to women's eyes, so play up your eye colors to draw the attention directly to you.  For blue eyes go for golds and warm browns.  For brown eyes, go for shimmery browns, gold, and vanilla shadows.
For green eyes, go for chocolate browns and warm copper shadows.  A matte or shimmering pink can complement all eye colors if applied sparingly. 

6) Sexy Voluminous Hair

Nothing is as sexy as big, beautiful, voluminous hair! For your Valentine date try a tousled look with lots of volume like Jennifer Lopez's locks.  Spray some Big Sexy Hair Root Pump directly onto the roots of damp hair.  Blow dry hair upside down and curl small sections of hair without making it look 100% perfect. Then run your fingers through the strands of hair to give a more unpolished look. 
For a lot of extra volume in the roots, use got2b Powderful Styling Powder.  Use this product on dry hair to add mega volume to your do.  

 7) Sweet Talk

Philosophy Sweet Talk makes a great Valentine's Day gift or just a "treat yourself because it's Valentine's Day" type of gift.  This is a trio of a three-in-one shampoo/body wash/bubble bath, body lotion, and a pink sheer lip gloss.  This set is the perfect combination of sweet and tart.

8) Rosewater Toner

Burt's Bees Rosewater Toner is infused with natural rosewater, aloe vera, and glycerin.  It gently removes dirt, oil, and make-up as well as even out the tone of the skin.  The smells of the rosewater is very aromatic which will relax you as well as do your skin wonders!

9) Yummy Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Giovanni Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub not only leaves skin soft and moisturized but it also fills the room with the heavenly aroma of fresh brownies.  This scrub removes layers of dead skin cells, revealing fresh beautiful skin. This is a great way to get your V-day chocolate fix without all the calories!

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