February 14th is fast approaching, and if you have a Valentine’s Day date planned with a special someone, chances are you’ll want to look and feel your absolute best. Of course, finding the right outfit is important—should you take your favorite, flattering LBD out of your closet or should you shop for something sparkly and new? Whatever you choose, we’re sure you’ll look amazing! Equally essential to your fit is how you should do your hair and makeup for the romantic occasion.
From wearing a kissable lipstick to playing up your lashes for a flirty fringe, Valentine’s Day is all about going for a romantic vibe that will make you feel your most confident. Ready to have the best date night ever? Follow these five beauty tips for the perfect Valentine’s Day look!
BEAUTY TIP #1: MAKE SURE YOUR SKIN IS HYDRATED
The first step in your date night prep routine? A flawless-looking complexion, of course! Moisture is key for glowing skin, so don’t skimp on applying a moisturizer before moving onto makeup. Look for one that’s formulated for your specific skin type. The L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Normal/Oily Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Normal/Dry Skin, and L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Extra Dry Skin are all formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water to help provide long-lasting hydration. Smooth your moisturizer of choice on post-cleansing.
BEAUTY TIP #2: ROCK A RED LIP
It’s time to pucker up! Does anything scream Valentine’s Day quite like a classic red lip? Seriously, red is the color of love. Don this gorgeous shade on your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain in I Am Worth It—complete with limited-edition Valentine’s Day packaging that’s available exclusively in-store at CVS and Walgreens. The lipstick, which makes us think of all things love and hearts, delivers the high color impact of a liquid lip with the no-makeup feel of a stain, which sounds pretty perfect for your V-Day kiss.
Before applying lipstick, exfoliate your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Cocoa Scrub to slough off any dead skin cells, then apply a lip balm to hydrate and prep your pout. Next, outline and fill in your lips with a matching lip liner. Finally, coat your lips in red and get ready to pucker up.
BEAUTY TIP #3: BOOST YOUR LASHES
Think your Valentine’s Day makeup look needs something more? A voluminous, lengthening mascara is a must for any date night beauty routine. Enter our limited-edition L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara, which couldn’t be more fitting for the occasion with its heart-adorned tube. (You can pick up the Valentine’s Day exclusive in-store at Target and Walmart!) Besides the aesthetic win, the mascara’s soft wavy bristle brush and more than 200 bristles make it easy to catch every lash in a single swipe for a dramatic volumizing effect that will be ideal for batting your lashes at your date.
BEAUTY TIP #4: COVER UP YOUR GRAY ROOTS
Are you stressing about finding the time to color those gray roots that are starting to grow in? Relax! Use a temporary root cover-up spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up. This lightweight temporary cover-up spray dries quickly and lasts until your next shampoo. It’s available in blonde, red, brown, and black shades, so you can pick the one that’s closest to your hair color and keep your roots undercover. To use, shake the can well, then hold it four to six inches away from your hair and spray it directly onto new growth and lightly through the rest of your mane to blend in the color.
BEAUTY TIP #5: CREATE ROMANTIC WAVES
On Valentine’s Day, it’s all about wearing your hair in a soft, loose hairstyle that’s totally lovely. One of our favorite Valentine’s Day hairstyles would have to be voluminous curls—and the good news is, this is one look that’s easy to create. Spritz on a heat protectant and reach for a wide-barrel curling iron, curling one-inch sections of hair. Gently brush through your strands with a wide-tooth comb to soften your curls and really up the romance factor.
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