This Valentine’s Day, whether you’re going on a hot date with your boo or enjoying an evening with your girlfriends, I have great beauty products to complete your look. These are some of my favourite products that are pretty, sensual and sexy.
It’s no surprise that Tarte Cosmetics’ Tarlette in Bloom is the perfect palette to complete a natural or even smokey eye look. A balanced mélange of matte and glitter pigments, you’ll be able to complete a daytime or evening look.
These are my absolute favourite liquid matte lipsticks by Smashbox. From nude hues to a red carpet red, I love how easily this product applies on to the lips and how quickly it dries for a long-lasting look. Whether you’re looking for a subtle finish, you can opt for ‘Stepping Out’ or ‘Babe Alert’, but for a bolder look, go for ‘Bawse’.
On the nails, my favourite polishes are these from Essie, L’Oréal and CND.
Blush pink is my all-time favourite colour and this polish exemplifies this hue perfectly. You’ll need 2-3 coats for a truly opaque finish, but it’s beautiful and versatile to go with any look. Rather than a classic French manicure, I opt for this clean and classy look.
Just like a red carpet red lipstick, I find it difficult to find a rich red nail polish without being too orange or too deep red wine. I love L’Oreal’s Color Riche collection for many reasons. The first being that it’s so rich that you can achieve an opaque look with only one coat. So if you’re late for your date and still haven’t done your nails, you can quickly apply this on with its round and wider brush for maximum coverage with just one stroke and have it dry in a couple of minutes. It’s also made with 4 precious oils (rose, camellia seed, lotus flower and argant), so the colour is very vibrant and leaves a great shine when dried.
CND is a brand that I recently discovered and I immediately fell in love with their polishes. The colours are beautiful and the formula is so long-lasting. The top coat is my new go-to because it dries so quickly leaves a smooth shine. Field Fox is a softer and warmer tone that screams sophistication. The brush provides great coverage in one stroke for an opaque and matte look.
Perfume is one of those typical Valentine’s gifts, but I also think it’s a hit or a miss because scents are so subjective. If you’re looking for a slightly musky and romantic scent, Ralph Lauren’s Romantic is what you’re looking for. I’ve been wearing it for years and constantly get compliments. To me, it’s one of those timeless scents that can be worn year-round. It’s equally perfect for daytime and evening wear.
If you’re looking for something with a little more floral tones, Marc Jacobs’ Daisy Eau So Fresh is a great choice. I spritz this one mainly in the spring and summertime because it has a fresher, lighter and slightly sweeter smell that’s great for those summer days or BBQ evenings.
For a little subtle yet sensual scent, Nuxe’s Huile Prodigieuse is a multi-purpose oil for your face, body and hair. Spray some on your body for skin softness and in your hair to restore shine while making you smell fabulous. Although the scent may be acquired, it leaves a trail of elegance. So whether you’re wearing a dress that shows off your legs, shoulders or both, just a little Huile Prodigieuse will give your skin that irresistible glow.
Whether you’re searching for a gift for someone or yourself, you can never go wrong with lingerie, especially lace. I love bralettes, maybe it’s because I’m petite and don’t have much to flaunt and bralettes are comfy, but they’re great to wear under almost anything. I love this one from H&M, not just because it’s blush, but because it has such a pretty lace look with delicate straps.
Whatever you’re doing on Valentine’s Day, enjoy, love, laugh, you’re beautiful darling!