Infographic How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year when everyone’s mind is on one thing: Valentine’s Day, February 14th. If you’re in a relationship, you may be thinking how to gage the situation and what to do to make your loved one feel special, and if you are set to spend it alone you may be thinking of how to cheer yourself up or make the most of single life.

The flowchart below can help eradicate the stress of deciding just how to while away that wonderful, or terrible day. Perhaps you’d like to treat your partner to a meal out and a movie, or for a more serious thing a short break might be preferable.

Alternatively, if you are single on this day then you might consider drowning your sorrows inside a bargain bucket with your best lonely buds.

Whatever the flowchart decides, there’s an answer for any dilemma and should see you having the best day appropriate without the accompanying headaches.

Valentines Day Infographic

Infographic produced by Basekit

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Valentines Day Makeup Tips

It’s February, which means that holiday of pinks, reds, hearts, and cupids is almost upon us. For those of us with a hot date to look forward to that night, choosing the outfit, the hair-do, and, perhaps most importantly, the makeup for your big night out is always a fun challenge. With that in mind, let me make life a little simpler for you. Here are a few fantastic makeup ideas for that special evening, from the minimal to the hot pink.

Valentine's Day Makeup

 

1. Keep It Simple

Let’s be honest: most men want to see their beautiful date rather than the pound of makeup on her face. This look is special without veering into the territory of circus clown. The most important step to me is always making your skin look as glowy and flawless as possible. This means using a fantastic moisturizer followed by your foundation of choice. Personally, I prefer just a bit of Fresh’s Supernova Radiance Pen under the eyes and Face Luster on my skin. Finding a blush for that natural glow is just as important. Crème blushes like Tarte’s cheek stains give you a very natural look and when they’re paired with a great highlighter. My favorites are from Benefit. All of their highlighters are great, but at the moment I’m loving Watt’s Up in a “C” from the brow-bone down over your cheeks or just a light dusting of One Hot Minute over the cheeks.

Some soft eye shadow in a color that makes your eyes pop goes a long way. I’d recommend a shimmery base color with a darker contouring color in the crease of the eye and a highlighter just under the eyebrow. To define the eye, a small wingtip with black liquid liner always looks classic. Finally, since it’s Valentine’s Day: a red lip is absolutely appropriate. Of course, you also want a look that won’t smudge all over the place when your date kisses you! A great lip tint like Tarte’s Lipsurgence is the perfect solution: it will give you great color, keep your lips soft and moisturized, and it will stay in place when you’re eating dinner or getting that goodnight kiss.

2. The Smoky Eye

If you’d like a little more oomph in your look, a classic smoky eye is a perfect way to do it. One great thing about the smoky eye look is that you don’t have to stick with just black or brown shadows. A smoky eye in any color can look fantastic, especially if the color you choose makes your eyes pop.

The easiest way to a great smoky eye is to apply your primer over your entire lid. This will give your look staying power. Then take a pencil liner and line all around the eye, connecting the upper and lower lash lines. Then take a brush and carefully smudge the lines you’ve just created. For shadow, you’ll want a medium shade, a dark contouring shade, and a highlighting shade all in complimentary colors. Your medium shade should go on the outer portion of your upper eyelid, essentially going in the crease. Then take your lightest shade and apply it to the inner portion of your upper eyelid.. Finally, apply your darkest shade to the areas where you’ve applied eyeliner, intensifying until you are satisfied with your smoky eye. Then you can apply your highlighting shade to the brow bone and inner corners of your eyes, put on a couple coats of your favorite mascara, and you’re good to go! With a strong smoky eye, it’s best to keep the rest of your makeup simple: a bit of blush and a neutral lip is all you need.

3. Hot Pink

I know when I think of color for Valentine’s Day, the first one I think of is pink. There are all kinds of ways to incorporate pink into your Valentine’s makeup, from a subtle shadow or lip gloss to in-your-face hot pink eyes or lips. The above look is obviously a strong pink, but it still works! The most important thing to remember is to have fun with your look. If your Valentine’s Day date happens to be a night out with the girls, all the more reason to choose a bright color and play around with it.

Hopefully you found some inspiration here for your Valentine’s Day look. The most important thing to remember is that your date thinks you’re beautiful for your own lovely face, not the makeup you’re wearing. So just have fun with it and remember that your smile will be your most important accessory.

Anika Guldstrand put this makeup guide together for HalloweenCostumes.com, which sells cute costumes for women for any holiday.

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How To Have Perfect Makeup This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you are one of many lucky women that has a Valentine, then it is important that you look your very best on the date. Since the holiday is filled with the color red, many might consider having a red makeup theme. But take care! Never go over board on the color red, as you don’t want your Valentine to think you look like a tomato. Makeup is all about compromising with the holiday and at the same time trying to keep your personnel makeup style, and more subtle look can often be the best one for a romantic occasion. Want a great makeup look this Valentine’s Day? Try the guide below for something soft and romantic.

Valentine's Day Gift

A Step-By-Step Tutorial On How To Achieve The Perfect Valentines Day Makeup Look

-Foundation and concealer

Before you apply any makeup, make sure that your face is clean and that you apply base so that your makeup will last longer. On this romantic holiday, you want to have perfect radiant skin not only to impress your Valentine, but to also look and feel your best. When you are applying foundation, make sure that you go in a downward stroke, because the hair on your face is facing down. By applying your foundation in a downward stroke, it will appear more smooth and natural. With your concealer, make sure to conceal all of your imperfections and of course any eye bags. Once your skin is completely flawless, make sure that you apply press powder all over your face and neck so that the foundation and concealer doesn’t slide around and to create a pretty matte look.

-Eyebrows

Your eyebrows may not seem like such a big deal, but it’s actually one of the most stressed out part of the face. Make sure that the eyeliner or eye shadow you use on your eyebrows is three shades lighter than your hair so that it’ll soften your entire face.

-Eye makeup

The eyes are one of the first things people look at the moment they first glance at a person, which is why you need to make sure that your eyes are perfect. First, apply a light pink, champagne, or neutral eye shadow all over your lids and brow, then apply a slightly darker and complimentary eye shadow on your lid to the crease. Afterwards, apply a brown, gray, deep plum, or other deep shade of eye shadow in your crease and on the edges of your crease. Make sure that you apply eyeliner to line your eyes and demi lashes to make your eyes appear more romantic looking, but avoid black as it can look to harsh. A soft brown is a usually a good choice. Line your water line with a light  eyeliner, and then make sure to carefully mix the eyeshades together. Never mix the eyeshades too much because it will end up looking a bit muddy and messy.

-Lips

With your lips, consider wearing a light red lipstick or a sheer red instead of a strong red, as too right of a red can make you look a bit strong. Or, try a pretty berry pink shade. After you apply your lipstick, apply a little bit of shimmer on the top and bottom part of your lips, for a nice pout.

if you want to look and feel your best on this romantic holiday, try going soft and easy with your makeup look, as it’ll make you appear even more beautiful and romantic.

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