Valentine's Day is fast approaching! How many of you really celebrate V-Day? For me, the only thing I love about it is the heart-shaped chocolates! My husband and I don't go all out like we used to now that we're married - not to say that we don't have any romance - but we don't need one day to show how much we love each other because we show each other everyday. Go ahead and gag but we really do! I do, however, love to make it fun for my son. So, it will be heart-shaped cookies and cupcakes for him (who am I kidding - and for me too!).
If you still love wooing your special someone or looking to lock hearts, you'll need to decide if you want to look flirty, girly or seductive (or all 3)!
A flutter of the lashes can get any guy all hot and bothered! However, you might not get the same reaction if your lashes are close to non-existent. Give your lashes a boost with some flirty falsies. Right now, I am loving Ardell's #110 Demi Black lashes. They are similar to my go-to Quo #803's. I think feathery looking lashes are super sexy and flirty and also really natural looking. The separated style also makes it ideal for creating a customized look. Cut in half and just add to the corners for a Marilyn-esque vibe. The separation of the lashes also allow your individual lashes to mix in with the fake lashes.
For a step-by-step on how to apply lashes check out a past post here.
Nothing makes a gal look more girly than a youthful pink flush on the cheeks. I really love Kristen Bell's pink cheeks in this photo. It just looks so fresh and pretty.
Benefit Posietint swatch
I love to layer liquid and cream blushes underneath a powder blush. Your blush lasts longer and pumps up a sheer blush. Benefit Posietint is lovely pink liquid blush that gives a sheer girly flush. On my skin tone, I have to apply a few layers for it to show, but I love the soft pink glow it leaves on my cheeks. If you're going to be doing a little smoochin', it also doubles as a lip tint so kiss away!
Benefit Posietint and Stila Custom Color Blush on top
When I want the colour to be stronger, I love to layer Stila's Custom Color Blush on top of Posietint. Stila claims that this blush is a one-colour-suits-all by customizing the perfect shade of pink based on your skin's pH. I was skeptical but at IMATS Toronto the bright pink caught my eye and had to have it. I've only tried it on my skin tone so I don't know if it really creates the perfect pink on everyone but I love the shade of pink it makes on me! Word of caution: the blush is highly pigmented so start with a light application and wait a few minutes before applying another layer. I found that it would go brighter after adjusting to my skin.
With red, pouty lips like these it'll be hard for him to focus on anything else. When I wear a red lip, I instantly feel more confident and sexy. If you've never worn a red lip before, but are contemplating taking the plunge this V-Day you might want to work your way up to full bold lip.
mark. Gloss Gorgeous Lip Stain in Lolli
My lips are typically on the drier side and most long-lasting lip colours can be a bit drying. I adore mark. by Avon Gloss Gorgeous Lip Stains because it brings the best of both worlds together: lip stain and gloss! Can't get any more perfect than that! These fabulous lip pens apply sheer at first but layer a few more swipes and you get full-colour glossy goodness! Lolli is a juicy red that works for all skin tones. After the shine wears off, you'll still have a beautiful stain left on your lips. What's even more to love? The $10 price tag! I snatched up all 4 shades and love 'em!
Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Always Red
This one is for all you gals who love to get a rise out of people. Sephora's Cream Lip Stains are serrrrrious! Full, bold, rich colour that won't budge. Always Red is a beautiful matte true red. I definitely recommend lining the lips first and applying the cream stain with a lip brush for precise application. The wand can get a little messy - clown lips are not pretty. Dab excess colour off with a tissue and your colour will not kiss off all night.
Combine the red lips, pink girly cheeks, and flirty lashes for true glamour this V-Day or go for some hot come-hither smokey eyes! Happy Valentine's Day!
Ardell Lashes and Sephora Cream Lip Stains were sent for editorial consideration.