As Valentine’s Day rolls around, we spend hours getting ready (75% to make ourselves feel flawless, 25% for our special someone) for the perfect makeup look that doesn’t move, budge or smudge across our face.
While a perfect manicure or a nourishing facial can make us feel good, we think makeup is the cherry on top to get us from day to date just right. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, check out our best essentials to keep your makeup on point and your bae falling over their feet all date night.
Use a facial oil to perfect your base.
Before your makeup even begins, we recommend mixing 1-2 drops of your favourite facial oil in with your moisturiser to achieve that lit from within, natural dewy appearance. Applying your skincare right after your shower will lock in moisture, ready for your primer and foundation. Remember to let your skincare settle into your face for at least 10 minutes before applying your makeup.
We recommend using Image Skincare’s Vital C Hydrating Facial Oil, enriched with grapeseed oil and antioxidants to refresh and revitalise your skin for that ultimate glow.
Have your setting powder on hand.
For last minute touch ups, or an excuse to go ‘powder your nose’ during your date night, you want to control that shine without mattifying your glow with a lightweight rice powder that will set your foundation for the night and give your skin an airbrushed look.
We opt for our handbag friendly Pressed Rice Setting Powder to lightly dust across our t-zone and keep our skin looking its best, even after a few proseccos.
Become a lash queen.
Big, fluttering lashes are trending at the moment, and we know your bae will fall in love with your batting of those voluminous eyes with sweeping, long black lashes all night long. To avoid clumping of your mascara, zig-zag from the base of your lash to the tip, ensuring you cover each and every little hair, elongating and separating them.
We always choose our Mineral Lengthening Mascara to get our eyes looking bigger and more dramatic, the absolute essential to your makeup look.
Matte is the word.
Where there is a possibility that you may be eating an oily (but so worth it) meal in front of your bae, the last thing you need is your punchy lip shade slipping and sliding across your mouth. For the perfect pout that won’t move, even after desert, go matte but steer clear of liquid formulas for date night as these can wrinkle over time and dry out your lips.
We recommend our NEW Matte Lip Crayons, which are as hydrating as they are pigmented.
SHOP our Valentine’s Day Essential Kits with these beauties in them before the big day!