It's that time of the year again, when we see red and hearts and cupids all over. Be it in a restaurant, in the movies, at school, and even in the offices.
So, yeah, it's what I usually dub as the "V-day". Back in lawschool, February 14th was the day of the year when we do a lot of fundraising activities for our sorority. We sell flowers, chocolates, and even arrange for somebody to serenade your sweetheart right in your classroom. Basically, anything cheesy and romantic.
For couples and singles alike, it's that night where we all choose to go out. Be it on a romantic date, or on a singles night out. Whichever path you choose, a girl should always look gorgeous, or in the least, "date-worthy".
Hence, what look are you going for? Here are some ideas:
1. Purple eyes and full lashes
Nothing spells flirty than long pretty lashes and made-up purple eyes. Make sure to wear a complimentary lip color, like a nude lipstick, or a baby pink gloss. The highlight here is all in the eyes, so remember to keep everything else tame.
|wearing the eyeshadows in the NYX Runway Palette in Versus|
2. Full-on red lips
Oh yeah, let's stick to the classics, shall we? Make sure to choose a shade that compliments your skin tone well. Since your lips are already bold enough, minimal eye makeup is key to achieving sexy, and not slutty, when sporting red lips. A simple cat eye would do, with mascara and neat eyebrows.
|try MAC Ruby Woo|
|or you can try burgundy or wine lips like Anne Hathaway|
3. Soft smoky eyes
If you're going for dramatic, make sure it's also romantic. Smoky eyes are always safe looks for night outs, but why not try to make it a bit softer? Try champagne or brown smoky eyes instead. Add some nude lipsticks, lots of gloss, and a pretty blush.
|Scarlett is sporting champagne smoky eyes with nude lips|
4. Tangerine lips
Sure, tangerine isn't the color of the year anymore. But still, you can wear it on your lips, for a different take on the bold lips look. Like red lips, make sure you have the right shade to match your skintone.
|wearing MAC Scarlet Ibis|
|Solange's lips speak sexy|
5. Lilac or pink lips
Similar to sporting loud colored lips but going a little on the soft side, why not try pink or lilac instead? It's instant sweetness without being too girly.
|wearing Revlon Just Bitten Stain in Cherish Devotion|
In the end, whatever look you choose to wear, or whether you want to create your own, remember, it's all in how you wear it with confidence. Let me know what you came up with.
have a happy week ahead!
*images and post from Allure.com