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8 Tips for Celebrating Galentine's Day

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8 Tips for Celebrating Galentine's Day 8 Tips for Celebrating Galentine's Day 8 Tips for Celebrating Galentine's Day

February isn’t all about celebrating your love for your significant other—it also provides the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation and love for your best gal pals. While February 14th is traditionally reserved for date nights, February 13th—otherwise known as Galentine’s Day—is your chance to have a blast with your BFFs (no boys allowed). As for how you should spend your Galentine’s Day, we have plenty of ideas. From sharing your favorite face masks with your friends to experimenting with wash out hair colors, we’re sharing eight tips for making the most of your Galentine’s Day celebration. 

GALENTINE’S DAY TIP #1: BREAK OUT ALL THE FACE MASKS

You’ll be spending the day showing your girlfriends how much you care, but there’s plenty of love to go around, so why not show your skin a little TLC, too? With the help of a face mask or two, you and your friends can do just that. Take your pick from one of our five clay face masks below, or grab a few to multi-mask! To use, apply an even layer to clean, dry skin. Leave the mask(s) on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water. Use two to three days a week for best results.

L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Face Mask: Formulated with eucalyptus leaf extract, this face mask works to help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils, and reduce the appearance of excess shine. Your skin will be left looking clean and clear.

L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask: Harsh environmental factors such as pollution and debris can damage skin over time, leaving your complexion looking dull and tired. Formulated with charcoal, this face mask can help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and pollution, and reduce the look of dull skin. Your skin will be left brighter with a gorgeous glow.

L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask: Formulated with red algae, this mask helps to draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils, exfoliate dead skin cells from skin’s surface, and smooth imperfections. After using, your skin texture will appear refined and look smoother.

L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clarify & Smooth Face Mask: This face mask addresses your complexion concerns for smooth, even, and resurfaced skin. Formulated with yuzu lemon extract, it clarifies tone and improves skin texture. 

L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask: Formulated with seaweed, this face mask can help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils, reduce the look of imperfections, and gently cleanse stressed areas. Your skin will feel refreshed, comfortable, clean, and rebalanced.

GALENTINE’S DAY TIP #2: LOAD UP ON SWEETS

What’s a Valentine’s Day-adjacent holiday without something sweet? Grab your favorite candies and chocolates to indulge in—or pick a few delicious dessert recipes to try! We’re fans of the latter option since it can also be a fun activity for you and your friends.

GALENTINE’S DAY TIP #3: SWATCH FUN LIPSTICK SHADES

Just because you don’t plan to smooch anyone doesn’t mean you can’t paint your pout in a standout color! After all, aren’t your best girls the people most likely to appreciate that bold red lip or on-trend coral color? Take your pick from any of the 12 shades in the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature, Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick line. For Galentine’s Day in particular, we’re really feeling I Rebel and I Don't!

GALENTINE’S DAY TIP #4: BINGE WATCH YOUR FAVORITE CHICK FLICKS

The ultimate Galentine’s Day involves binge-watching your favorite films—preferably ones with female leads. Whether you choose to amp up the romance in honor of the time of year or opt for girl power flicks that everyone can get behind, we recommending watching with a glass of wine in hand. 

GALENTINE’S DAY TIP #5: TREAT YOUR TRESSES, TOO

Don’t leave your mane out of the Galentine’s Day fun! Give your locks some love by using a hair mask with your gal pals. For something extra fun, introduce your friends to the convenience of hair sheet masks, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Intense Repair Hair Sheet Mask and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Deep Moisture Hair Sheet Mask.

GALENTINE’S DAY TIP #6: CATCH UP ON THE LATEST GOSSIP

Can you really get together with your friends without dishing a little gossip? Use your Galentine’s Day celebration as a chance to catch up on all the latest buzz—whether the hot topics have to do with your personal life or a celeb’s. This is also a prime opportunity to share all your best beauty picks with your besties. This year, we're recommending two products we've deemed product soulmatesL'Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Base/Primer and L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara— to all of our BFFS. Whether you see your friends almost every day or are meeting up with your friends for the first time since the holidays, there’s no doubt you’ll have plenty to chat about.

GALENTINE’S DAY TIP #7: TRY A FUN NEW HAIR COLOR

Feel the need for a spontaneous hair color change? With friends to lend a hand (not to mention a little encouragement), that’s no problem! You and your soul sisters can give each other mane makeovers that will wash out in time for any Valentine’s Day dates to come. Choose a few shades of the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup 1-Day Color and paint each other’s strands, then, when you’re ready to go back to your original ‘do, simply wash the hair color out with your regular shampoo.

GALENTINE’S DAY TIP #8: SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP

A little retail therapy never hurt anyone! You and your girls can hit the shops or stay in your PJs and find all the best online shopping deals. It’s Galentine’s Day after all, and you deserve to treat yourself!

BONUS TIP: UPGRADE YOUR SELFIE GAME WITH FREE LIGHTROOM PRESETS

Undoubtedly, Galentine's Day will provide a photo op or two, and you'll want to share the resulting pictures on social media. Our suggestion? Take those pics to the next level with presets for Lightroom CC by Adobe®. L'Oréal Paris is offering free Lightroom presets right now—think of it as our Galentine's Day gift to you! Download the presets here and have fun making over your Instagram feed.

Note: Lightroom is available from Adobe and subject to their terms, conditions, and privacy policy.

Planning to celebrate Galentine's Day out of the house? Here's How to Do Your Makeup and Hair for a Girls' Night Out.