Valentine’s Day is nearly here! Whether you have a first date, a date with your husband or even a date with your best mate, it is the perfect excuse to get dressed up and make yourself look and feel that extra bit special.
For me Valentine’s day is all about the colours pink and red. I love wearing these colours on my lips, nails, my clothes and even to decorate my home. I visited Centre Court to find out what new products they have ready for Valentine’s Day.
I love the beauty section in Debenhams, with so many of my favourite brands to pick from you can get all the latest products, and they have something for everyone.
I decided I wanted to create a romantic makeup look for this Valentine’s Day, as for date night I like to go for more of a soft romantic feel rather than going out make up.
If you are having a romantic evening in, then I think it should be all about sexy eyes and kissable lips. You want your date to be able to look longingly into your eyes, rather than be a bit scared by too much eyeliner!
I love Benefit‘s mascara to create this look, and this one is called ‘Too Faced Better Than Sex’ so a perfect name for Valentine’s Day. Team this with a glossy lip, like this brand new glow collection from Dior to create sexy, kissable lips that you don’t have to worry about smudging from too much kissing.
Lips are going to be the most important feature for Valentine’s Day and in Debenhams there are so many new ranges of yummy lip products. Find the perfect lip colour for you, we have seen lots of matte lips in the press recently and I love this YSL Matte Stain.
If you haven’t visited Debenhams for a while then you have to visit the Chanel counter!
I tried on the perfect pinky red colour from their new spring collection which is all based on an Italian inspired theme. I also used from the new collection a soft pink blush, which gives that rosy cheeked healthy glow. If there are any guys reading this blog, remember we want Chanel not chocolates! If my husband is reading this, then I would like this perfume ‘Chance’ – it is a sweet soft smelling perfume, perfect for Valentine’s Day.
If you are going out for Valentine’s day and want to create a more dramatic look but still keep it romantic then the Dior ‘5 colours glow addict’ eyeshadow palette is perfect for this. I love these mini palettes because they have everything you need to create a whole look, and this one is called ‘Flirt’ another great name for Valentines’s Day.
Use the middle colour all over the eyelid, this will act as a base for what goes on top. Then use the pink on the main part of the lid, use the purple colours on the outer corners of the lids to create shading and go even darker with the black shadow. Lastly use the lightest colour as a highlighter, below the brow and in the corners of the eye. You can read my blog all about how to create a smokey eye to get more tips.
It isn’t just lovers who deserve gifts on Valentine’s Day, why not treat your friend or colleague? I love these hand creams by Body Shop, plus they smell divine, and as long as they are pink they are perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Do not forget your nails this Valentine’s Day! I have chosen this Red by Chanel.
Also Boots have a great selection of reds and pinks, I love No.7 range ‘Coral Crush’
So whatever you do this Valentine’s Day make sure you head to Centre Court first so you can look and feel amazing for your special night.
Written by Becca Gray