5 Rules For Valentine’s Date Night
IF you go all out for Valentine’s Day, buying flowers and heart shaped candy, making reservations at an expensive romantic restaurant and shaving your legs or do you think Cupid’s stupid, but still want to celebrate an anti-Valentine’s Day? Regardless of where you weigh in on the V-Day meter, these beauty rules apply. people’s beauty editor has the hair and make-up rules you need to abide by to feel beautiful and confident on the date night of the year.
WE’RE here to tell you a tale of two lipsticks. One, sultry and dark, the other sophisticated and barely there. Both are appropriate for date night or drinks with the girls. The choice is really yours. There’s a myth that says girls with thin lips need to avoid dark lip colours, however if you use a lip plumper along with your dark lippie it can help to make your lips look fuller.
Matte Pigment Lipgloss In Frisky: R69.95, By L.A Girl, Dis-Chem And Lipstick in Love In Bloom: R230, Bodyography
Rule #2: Brighten Eyes
HANNAH DAVIS‘ subtle eye make-up adds just enough shine without looking too glossy. The key is to choose soft, subdued shades close to your natural skin tone to make eyes look brighter. To make lashes stand out, apply three coats of mascara, but comb through the mascara while it’s still wet with a clean, dry spooley brush.
4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette In Rosewood: R535, Clarins And Waterproof Lash Lover: R345, Mii Cosmetics
Rule #3 Hair
YOU spend an hour doing your make-up before a big night out, but then cover it up by styling your hair to fall in front of your face. Talk about counterproductive! Opt for a style that shows off your hard work! Gigi Hadid did this with big and voluminous and slicked back hair. Think glamorous Old Hollywood waves and add an almost wet finish for an update on the look.
Happy Campers Leave-In Moisturiser: R365, EVO And Dry Styling Oil: R169.95, By Marc Anthony, Clicks
Rule #4: Smile
The road from stranger to soul mate starts even before you say hello. It starts when you first make eye contact, that’s why smiling is crucial. Your smile says that you’re friendly, non-threatening and happy. To feel confident enough to keep smiling, you need pearly whites. Invest in high quality teeth whitening systems that not only whitens, but also works to strengthen enamel and remove plaque.
Advance Teeth Whitening Kit: R799, Brilliant White And Instant White Plus: R59.99, Pearl Drops
Rule #5: Stand Out
MANY women find that on Valentine’s Day (and other special occasions) they enjoy disregarding their normal make-up routine in lieu of a more upbeat or edgy look. Trying something new can putt a twinkle in a person’s eye and a glow in the cheeks, and even boost confidence. Add a colourful glitter cat eye to your usual smoky or temporarily change your hair colour.
Beautiful Color Bold Defining 24HR Liquid Eye Liner: R265, Elizabeth Arden And Glitter Eye Palette: R60, By Claire’s, Clicks