February… Season of Love

For some of us, Valentine’s Day is either the most beautiful and magical holiday there is, or a dreaded moment. Regardless, if you have met your soul mate, you are searching and in the dating social scene or single, proud and owning it, Valentine’s Day is a perfect moment to “deck the halls” with make-up and get glammed up!

If you are an enthusiastic or novice of make-up, a woman or a man (we have seen, recently, men breaking the barriers of make-up) you deserve to look your best. A natural look, which brings out your most special features (like: your lips, eyes or cheek bones) or a more dramatic look with strong colors, can be your choice of make-up for this holiday.

If natural is the way to go for you, do your make-up like you would normally do. To spicy things up, throw on a red lip (which is always classy) or use a gravity defying highlighter to show up that Valentine’s Day glow!

Here are some ideas of our top recommendations of lipsticks and highlighters that would give you that extra sparkle:

Nars Semi Matte Lipstick in Jungle Red $28 at Nordstrom
M.A.C Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo $19 at Saks Fifth Avenue
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored $24 at Sephora

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make-up tip: if you have in your make-up kit, predominant matte lipstick, you can buy a clear lip gloss and swipe it over and BOOM! you have a shiny shade.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand $38 at Charlottetilbury.com.
Too Faced Love Light Highlighter in Ray of Light $36 at Sephora.com
Paese Cosmetics Highlighter Illuminating Powder Number 02, Fresh Pink $17 at Ebay.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Put on a double highlighter layer, if you are feeling extra!

*** All above availability and prices, depend on your local stores.

On Valentine’s Day, you may feel pressured to invest in fancy makeup to impress (my opinion is you should do this every time you feel like it) but there is no need to blow-up your bank account; the local drugstore can produce truly excellent results for a fraction of the price.

If you feel feral and want to bring out that predator in you, a dramatic look is the way to go. Make an impression with a smokey eye or a cat eye, to make your eyes pop.

Here are out top picks for smoky eyes and “panty dropper” eyeliner:

Pupa Kosmetik Eyeshadow Palette $36 at Pupa.it
Kat Von D – Tattoo Liner $20.00 at Sephora.com
Make Up Forever – Artistic Smokey Eye $33 at Makeupforever.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember babes! You can do your smokey eye with all sorts of colors, not just black!

Here is our recommendation for Valentine’s Day make-up:

Romantic vibes and a crossover of natural and daring looks!

XoXo
Your Professional Make-up Artist
Nova