Ahhhh Valentine’s Day. I just love the feeling of romanticism around this time of year! Drew and I always make it a point to spend quality time together on Valentine’s Day, and this year will be no different! Since love is in the air, I wanted to share a classic romantic look that would be perfect for your Valentine’s date night! The best part? You can probably recreate it with products you already have. Keep reading for the complete steps to nailing this look!
To start this look, apply your every day makeup sans mascara and a lip color. Keep eyeshadow neutral, but be sure to add a bit of pink blush! Highlight and contour as usual. Curl your hair, and be sure to curl all the way to the end to get a more romantic, bouncy-feeling curl. Second or third day hair is best for this hairstyle!
Next, hold up your top layer of hair and spray a texturizing spray. I use Amika’s Un.Done Texture Spray. If you’re not familiar with a texturizing spray, it’s the perfect product for adding volume and hold without having to tease hair! Amika’s version doesn’t make hair sticky or weigh it down. I use this product all of the time- whether I need to add just a little volume to my every day curls, or if I need a good base for an updo.
Pull It Back
Once you’ve got some texture and hold, pull the top third of your hair back into a bun in the center of your head. Secure with a few bobby pins, and don’t worry about it looking too perfect. Be sure to pull out any front pieces you want to frame your face! Loosen the bun to keep it soft and finish with a touch of hair spray and you’re good to go!
Add Some Drama
Next up, makeup! Start by lining your eyes with a liquid liner on the top lash line only. Liquid liner can be tricky to master, so that’s why I’ve been loving Eyeko’s Skinny Liquid Eyeliner. The brush is almost like a marker, so I can get an exact line without trying too hard or worrying about stray brush hairs. Flick the liner up at the outer corners to get a glam cat eye! Once the eyeliner is dry, add two coats your favorite mascara to top and bottom lashes.
A Lovely Lip
The last step to achieving this classic romantic look is a red lip. Everyone has a different preference when it comes to lip color, so I believe a lip stain, liquid lip, or classic lipstick would work with this look! My lips have been super dry this winter, so I went with a tinted lip conditioner. I used Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner in Arabian Knights. I almost can’t believe this is just a lip conditioner because the pigment is so beautiful. Since it is conditioning, it actually looks better the longer you wear it!
The Finished Product
Your final look should be soft, yet a little bit dramatic. The sexy cat eye and beautiful red lip are the perfect classic complement to a romantic half-up hairstyle. Be sure to customize these tips to fit your hair texture and makeup preferences! Add a dozen roses and you’re Valentine’s Day ready. 🙂
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The Most Romantic Day of the Year
What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Drew and I usually stay in and make dinner together. We love to try a new recipe and then split of bottle of wine! Whatever your plans, have an amazing day celebrating love!
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