A coat of mascara and a slick of lipgloss work great on most days, but this Valentine’s Day you can up the ante! It’s definitely not too late to work on a new look for the year, so why not start with the most romantic evening of the year? Here are five tips for a stunning look to last all through the night.
1. Prep Your Skin for Success
Use a resurfacing product like Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Elixir. Remember to always remove any leftover makeup to continue to keep your skin clean and moisturized.
Tip: Be sure to drink plenty of water — hydrated skin is healthy skin!
2. Conquer Colour
The colours we choose in our makeup can convey energy, playfulness and anything beyond. This Valentine’s Day, set aside greyness and focus on more colourful eyeshadows and more intense lipsticks.
3. Start with the Right Step
Carefully prepare the base, as colour looks best when applied to smooth and primed skin. Best results are achieved by applying foundation — an essential product for perfect makeup.
Foundation is not just a beauty product, it’s a protective and healing product too. New formulas are enriched with active ingredients to hydrate, revitalize and prevent wrinkles and blemishes.
4. Intensify Your Eyes
Your eyes capture attention and deserve properly applied makeup. Start by tracing a line of eyeliner in black, charcoal grey, midnight blue or bottle green and blend it in with a matching dark shadow. With a light shadow in pinky beige, gold, salmon or pale pink, create a highlight on the inner corner of your eye extending toward the bridge of your nose to create a shimmery effect and brighten up your face.
Put on a few applications of mascara to add greater depth to the eyes. For an even more sensual eye, finish the makeup with black kohl pen applied to the waterline.
5. Create a Show-stopping Smile
Nothing is more glamorous than a red lipstick — it is the most on-trend colour. Wear it on a mouth perfectly lined by either a matching liner or one only a shade darker than the lipstick used. Red works on everyone — you just have to find the right shade!