February is the month of love, but it isn’t only about celebrating your love for your significant other — it’s also the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation for your best gal pals. While February 14 is traditionally reserved for romantic date nights, February 13 — otherwise known as Galentine’s Day — is your chance to have a blast with your favorite ladies.
Whether your besties are your roommates, your weekend brunch mates, or you have to host a virtual party because they’re scattered around the country, you can make it a night to remember. And we’ve got exactly the products you need to create an equally memorable look that will rival your Valentine’s Day makeup.
Check out our favorite products to help you create a stunning Galentine’s Day beauty look. The best part is that you can add to your cart for yourself and stock up on a few more for your beloved Galentines and you still won’t bust your monthly beauty budget.
1. Mauve Lipstick
Red lipstick is a staple that everyone needs in their beauty arsenal, but if it’s your go-to color for the day of love, switch it up with a stunning mauve shade for Galentine’s Day. The on-trend winter shade is a welcome change from the traditional pink or purple and looks great in any finish and on any skin tone. When you’re ready to give it a try, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Intense Volume Matte Lipstick in Le Mauve Indomptable.
2. Lengthening Mascara
A mascara isn’t worth the application process if it doesn’t take your lashes to envy-inducing lengths. That’s why you need to outfit your makeup bag with the L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Instant Lift Waterproof Mascara. New to the Telescopic mascara family, this lengthening mascara lifts lashes while plumping up their volume and elongating their appearance. It’s a must for your celebration look — just don’t forget to bring one for each of your friends so they're not tempted to use yours.
3. Gel Eyeliner
Whether your go-to celebration look is a classic smokey eye or you want to try the new siren eye makeup look flooding your TikTok For You Page, you’ll need to enlist the help of a gel eyeliner with an easy-to-use grip. That’s where the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Mechanical Gel Eyeliner comes in. Available in six shades — including an unexpected turquoise — this easy-glide liner makes creating fun, romantic, edgy or whimsical eyeliner look simple. Since it’s waterproof, transfer-proof and smudge-resistant, you won’t have to worry about it wearing away before you’re even popped the celebratory Galentine’s Day champagne.
4. Skin-Like Foundation
Even the most pared down no makeup makeup look calls for foundation, and one with a skin-like finish just elevates any face. That’s why we love L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation — it may have new packaging but it still has that same quality color match. The medium, buildable coverage locks in moisture so it wears comfortably all day without clogging pores. With 47 shades available for warm, neutral and cool undertones, there’s truly a match for everyone.
5. Liquid Highlighter
Since lady love day happens during one of the coldest months of the year it’s important to have products with the right consistency and finish, including ones that offer hydration or radiance. A liquid highlighter like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer offers both and can be worn alone or layered with your liquid foundation. Just be mindful of where to apply your highlighter so that it enhances your features without making you look shiny or oily.
We can’t, in good conscience, offer up highlighter without also mentioning bronzer. Not everyone is a contouring pro but just in case you get the desire to break out your brushes for this special occasion and give the technique a try, we’ve got you covered. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Soft Matte Bronzer comes in eight shades and has a lightweight formula that won’t clog pores. It’s perfect for a variety of skin types and skin tones — especially the ones that love a product that stays put all day.
7. Temporary Hair Color
Don’t forget that your hair is a canvas when playing with color for a Galentine’s Day beauty look. But we get it, committing to a new hair color is a lot for a one-day celebration. That’s why L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray is the perfect match for your quick mane change.
The temporary hair color washes out with one shampoo session so you can explore a daring, perhaps not work-appropriate hue for one night and wash it out before your first virtual call the next morning. If you really want to get into the festive mood of the holiday, try it in Rose Gold or Hot Pink.
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