The LAsting thrill
After a while of dating, you become more comfortable around your partner. They become your confidant as they start to see even the little things about yourself only you can see and they stay with you—building your confidence, too. So this Valentine’s Day is a great time to experiment and switch things up, especially with your beauty looks.
Start off with the hair. You’ll want your hair feeling soft to the touch and smelling good so the scent lingers as you pass by. Wash and condition your hair with your favorite Himawari products to nourish your beautiful tresses. Then, comes the styling—and as creative looks go, this is the time to go big. Achieve gorgeous, big, and bouncy curls with Vidal Sassoon Swarovski 38mm Curling Iron. Add a touch of Phyto Phytolaque Soie - Light Hold for a long-lasting hairstyle that stays soft and manageable.
For your makeup look, start your base off with a glow that lasts. It’s important to match a primer with the formula of the foundation you’re using. For example, if you’re using a full coverage foundation with a matte finish, you’ll want a primer like jane iredale Smooth Affair® Facial Primer & Brightener that’s more hydrating as it helps your skin retain more moisture so your makeup doesn’t look caked on. If your foundation is more dewy, a mattifying primer like Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Mattifier helps to prevent excess shine.
When you want to achieve a perfected radiance from within, Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation is perfect for this as it leaves your skin looking radiant and flawless. Further conceal with Clarins Instant Concealer to hide any dark circles and blemish scars for a perfected canvas. Sculpt your face further with Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour to add depth to your skin. Once you’ve applied your liquid and cream products to your skin, set the base with a loose setting powder like MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Perfecting Powder. Add a gentle sweep of a more neutral, natural blush like Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush in Alluring Rose to keep your look balanced.
Whatever your brand of adventurous creativity for Valentine’s Day is, as you feel more comfortable with yourself and with your partner, we highly encourage you to go for it. For this look, we went with something a little bolder in the lip department—after all, it is Valentine’s Day and what better way to attract attention to your most kissable feature? Swipe on a darker lip color like the and warm it up when you top it with MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour for an irresistibly bold color.
When you’re finished with the main star of your look, keep the rest simple so that your focal point remains unmatched. Line your eyes with a slight wing to make your eyes naturally look wider and brighter. Curl your lashes and swipe on a few coats of Kanebo Natural Framing Mascara to get your eyes looking more awake. When you’re happy with your makeup, lock it all in place with a generous spray of Clarins Fix Make-Up. For good measure, put on a few sprays of Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse® Florale Beauty Dry Oil for an added glow that leaves a lingering, seductive floral scent that lasts through the night.
Going for a bolder and more creative look on Valentine's day adds a little bit of extra thrill, which keeps things with your partner refreshed and keeps you both excited for Valentine's day dates to come.