Dear Cupid: You are a fickle friend – and with Valentine’s Day looming ahead – we here at Beauty Coach can attest to the range of emotions that the cherub’s favorite holiday evokes. From amorous to contemptuous, we each feel strongly about our chosen standpoint – and we’re not likely to budge one way or the other.
But we can all agree on one point: showing ourselves some love! And there’s no better time than Valentine’s Day to do it. Whether you’re planning to spend the day with your sweetheart, or you intend to hide out until the 14th has come and gone, we’ve rounded up a few great ways to show yourself how much you care – about you!
From at-home beauty treatments, to red-carpet looks that we couldn’t help but steal, this ultra-pampering list will have you seeing Valentine’s Day in a whole new light. So sit back, relax, and get ready to get V-dazzled – the Beauty Coach way.
Tip 1: Achieve a red carpet worthy pout. Take a cue from 2018’s red carpet beauties – and make your pucker the stand out look of the night.
How to do it. Consider your skin’s underlying tones, and choose a shade that makes you feel confident. Opt for a stay-put formula such as Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick, which comes in a variety of show-stopping colors. For a feather-free application, plus added pop, choose a long wear lip-liner such as Dior Rouge Contour Lip Liner.
Tip 2: A wear-anywhere cat eye. The power of a cat eye is undisputable – just ask style icon Margot Robbie, who wore a chic version at the 2018 Critics Choice Awards. Though applying one requires skill, you can master the technique with practice, and a still hand. And whether you’re rocking jeans and a tee shirt or a little black dress, a cat eye will look smart.
How to do it. Steal Margot’s look with a budge proof liner, such as Chanel Calligraphie De Chanel. It’s even texture, matte appearance and longwearing formula lend to a classic and versatile aesthetic, perfect for elevating any ensemble. Compliment the look with a nude lip. We love Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Nude Kate.
Tip 3: Tresses that are flirty, fun – and utterly unique. For this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards, actress Diane Kruger wore a fresh, textured bob – and it definitely impressed! The best part is that you can steal this look in a snap.
How to do it. This red carpet look is relaxed – yet it hits all of the right style notes. To achieve it, start with a dramatic side part. Next, reach for a style extending, texture boosting product, such as Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. Finish by adding effortless texture and volume with the GHD Contour Crimper.
Tip 4: Energize skin with an at-home mask. Winter weather can cause dehydration, congestion – and lackluster skin. This Valentine’s Day, revitalize your complexion with a radiance boosting mask. We like Bobbi Brown Radiance Boost Mask, which is formulated with extra-fine walnut grains to help boost circulation. Your complexion will look instantly brighter in as little as five minutes.
By focusing on confidence boosting techniques, you’ll find that Valentine’s Day takes on a whole new meaning. So choose one (or several!) of the tips included here, and spend the day remembering what always matters most: Love.
Beauty Coach Team