Valentine’s Day is almost here for all you lovers. You might be spending the night dining out at your favourite restaurant with your long-term bae, doing something adventurous with your new found flame or organising a picnic in the park with your closest girlfriends. No matter how you’re spending it, we guarantee you’ll find your perfect Valentine’s Day makeup look here. We have every activity covered.
Dinner or drinks? Maybe both.
A classic Valentine’s date calls for a classic Valentine’s Day makeup look. If you find yourself heading out to a fancy restaurant opt for quintessential glam. Channel this makeup staple by swiping on your finest red lipstick and teaming it with a natural base. Choose a super long-lasting lipstick as this will minimise the times you will have to reapply. Add some mascara and blush to make your eyes and cheeks pop.
Exercise – running, rock climbing and the like.
Getting physical on February fourteenth? Plan your glam around product longevity. The beauty market has spoiled us with long-lasting, lightweight and breathable products. Winning! Keep your Valentine’s Day makeup look low-key and choose a tinted moisturiser (SPF – always), cream or liquid blush, brow gel and a li’l bit of waterproof eyeliner and mascara.
Spa night – bath, candles, mood music. YAS!
Nothing says sultry romance like a spa night with your bae. However, there’s nothing romantic about mascara running down your face and sweat bubbles cracking your foundation. Similarly to exercise dates, hot and steamy conditions call for sweat resistant foundations. Add a little bit of waterproof mascara and a titch of lip balm and you’re good to go. Forget the blush and highlight, the natural heat from the bath will take care of that.
Painting or pottery class – time to get your Picasso on.
Whether you’re attending a painting class or hitting a ceramic studio, we’ve got you crafty queens covered. Usually, the lighting is bright in these spaces so keep your base clean. Painting on a light to medium coverage tinted-moisturiser or foundation will do the trick. Blend, blend, blend. Now focus on the lashes – these activities will require you to (unintentionally) flutter them all night long. Bring the va-va-voom to your Valentine’s Day makeup look with a volumising mascara or take it one step further and apply some falsies!
Sunset picnic – Let’s get lit!
A sunset picnic is a perfect occasion to get your glow on. With ample natural light, we guarantee your highlighter will be poppin’. As the sunlight can emphasis skin texture issues, opt for a matte foundation. This will minimise the appearance of any bumps. In regard to ‘glowing up’, choose a super pigmented powder, liquid or stick highlighter. For ultimate lit-ness, use a liquid illuminator followed by a powder one. Another tip is to spray a fan brush with a setting spray, then applying your highlight as normal.
Netflix and Chill – Let’s do something but nothing (because ‘Valentine’s Day is lame’).
For all our low-key ladies who like minimal fuss and are planning on a li’l Netflix and chill session with bae, we have the perfect look for you. We’re thinking ‘girl next door’ subtle glam with a hint of transfer resistance (white bed sheets – DUH!). Go natural with a light coverage foundation for a no-makeup makeup base. Alternatively, you could use a medium coverage foundation, just sheer it out. Add a little mascara, an all-in-one eyeshadow crayon to make your eyes pop, some brow product to frame your face and a touch of blush for a hint of health.
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