For taken ladies, the most anticipated date night of the year is here. Achieving the right look is essential, so we’re sharing a few of our beauty favorites.
Of course Valentine’s Day is the time to go bright with your lip color, so for a standout, long-lasting, romantic redish hue, go with Boots No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Berry ($9.99, boots.com). For a hydrating, sweet pink shade stick with Palladio Lip Pop Shine Brilliant Lip Stain in Pinky, available at Sally Beauty ($6, 1106 Old Country Road, Riverhead www.palladiobeauty.com).
As your date gazes into your eyes, make sure your lashes are coated with Merle Norman Fat Lash Mascara ($16, www.merlenorman.com), which fattens, volumizes and increases natural lash density with its ultra-rich, jet-black pigment, because we all want a show-stopping, flirty flutter.
While when you have a bold lip, you’re supposed to go minimal with you’re shadow, we love the neutral yet beautiful look of Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow in Half Baked ($19, www.urbandecay.com). It’s understated in a bold but not over the top way.
If you want a natural flush of color, make sure to sweep on it cosmetics CC+ Vitality Brightening Crème Blush ($24, www.itcosmetics.com). The innovative CC+ blush features anti-aging peptides, collagen, silk, antioxidants, and most importantly, Drops of Light Technology, which instantly diffuses the look of imperfection to give you a glow that can’t be missed.
Did the big night leave you tossing and turning? Look like you’re fully rested by applying derma e Soothing Eye Gel with Pycnogenol ($21.50, dermae.com). The refreshing, fragrance-free gel soothes under eye puffiness, as well as helps visibly diminish fine lines, and crow’s feet.
Looking for a classic yet sophisticated scent? Try Clean Reserve Blonde Rose ($90, www.sephora.com), which is a sexy blend of rose, jasmine, and peony.
In need of a skincare pick me up? Before you start the pampering process, apply OROGOLD 24K Bio-Brightening Pigment Balancing Mask ($378, 11 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, www.orogoldcosmetics.com) for a restoration of radiance. Sit back and relax for a bit as the mask reduces the appearance of age spots, sun damage and the imbalance of skin tone.
With winter here, we’re all about luxurious skincare that locks in moisture. If you’re in need of some extra hydration, add BeautyCounter Lustro Face Oil 2 ($68, www.beautycounter.com) to your routine. You won’t regret trying the blend of pure plant oils that adds that extra lift needed during the colder months.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Bobbi Brown released its romantic Red and Pink Collection, which features Nail Polish in Cherry Tomato and Pink Peony, available at Macys ($15, 190 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com). If you really want to embrace the duo of colors, pick one shade for a mani and the other for a pedi.