Look Your Best for Valentine’s Day

Woman at Valentine's Day

There is not long to go until Valentine’s Day, meaning that now is the perfect time to begin planning your look. Whether you want to look sweet and flirtatious or sexy and mysterious, here are some hair, makeup and outfit tips to help you to look your very best.

Woman with beautiful updo.

Hair
If cute and feminine is the direction that you are wanting to go in, then an updo is absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day. There are many that you could opt for, although this does depend on your skill level and the amount of time that you will have. A French twist is a timeless hairstyle, and this can be created in a slightly messier way than usual, to make it more relaxed for Valentine’s Day. A chignon is also elegant, and is actually one of the easiest updos to put together, while a braided bun will give your hair some extra texture. For those of you who are going for the sexy and mysterious look, cascading waves are perfect for this, and can be easily achieved with a curling iron, but be sure to also curl the roots of your hair in order to give your look the right amount of bounce.

Woman applying makeup

Makeup
For a sweet and flirty makeup look that perfectly sets off the updo that you have created, begin by applying a bronze cream eyeshadow to your lids, before adding a shimmery champagne powder to your inner eyes and just below the brow bone. Line your eyes with a brown eyeliner before swiping on a few layers of mascara, and then apply some bronzer to your forehead, cheekbones and jaw bone to give your face a warm glow. Finish the look off with a rosy pink blush and some pink lip liner and gloss, as this will sweeten up your look even more, but in a subtle way. For a more dramatic but vintage-inspired makeup look, winged cat eyes drawn along the top lash line are beautifully sultry, and should be followed up with quite a few coats of mascara to emphasize this. Use a matte bronzer to contour your cheekbones, and go for a vibrant, bold red for your lips.

Woman wearing a pastel dress

Outfit
When it comes to choosing an outfit the flirty, girly look, there are many options to pick from, but a printed dress featuring sugary pastels will work perfectly with your hair and makeup. Alternatively, opt for a ruffled skirt, but pair this with a toned-down top so that it does not distract from the ruffles. If you have decided to go for the sexy and mysterious look, then you need to be careful with your outfit choice, as your hair and makeup are already quite bold. A classic little black dress is a great garment to consider, as this is timeless and will allow your hair and makeup to really stand out. To give your outfit an extra pop of color, look for a bag or other accessories that make a statement.

Everybody wants to look their best for Valentine’s Day, which is why it is always a good idea to spend some time planning your look. From your hair to your makeup to your outfit, each element needs to be carefully thought out in advance so that it can all be perfectly brought together on the day itself.

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