Valentine’s Day Beauty Tips

Beauty expert Shahnaz Husain talks about how one can look their best on Valentine’s Day, to make it even more special

love it or leave it- Valentine’s Day, the holiday of love is right around the corner. It is one of the most special days of the year, and it’s time to look your prettiest best. It doesn’t matter if you are going on a special date, romantic night out, looking for one, or just a walk with friends and family, you want to look and feel your absolute best with amazing healthy and rosy glow vibe on the special day.

Whether you are going for a romantic sojourn with your beau, attending a live show, enjoying dinner for two, or dancing the night party, Valentine’s day is the perfect opportunity for you to bond and reconnect with your partner and loved ones. If you’ve got a new boyfriend, a hot date, or a tried-and-true love, this day gives you the perfect excuse to pamper yourself to look romantic, sweet, presentable, and attractive with flawless looking radiant skin with youthful glow .

Here are a few perfect make up tips on how to get your skin in tip-top for you and your loved one on special day, popularly remembered as Saint Valentine’s Day.

Water based moisture is key for glowing skin. Moisturisers provide a good base before applying any makeup. The ones which are formulated with shea butter, dimethicone, ceramides, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water help provide long-lasting hydration. Hydrate and nourish your skin every night before sleeping.

If your skin is clear, leave out foundation during the day. Use baby powder, or compact power. Pay more attention to the oily areas of the face, like nose, forehead and chin. Press the powder all over the face and neck, with a slightly damp sponge. This helps it to set and last longer. If you want to use foundation at night, choose a water-based one. Add a drop of water for a lighter coverage. Before applying foundation, apply astringent lotion if your skin is oily, or moisturizing lotion for dry skin. Wait for a few minutes to allow the skin to absorb it.

For the eyes, use a brown eye shadow on the eyelids. Use the same brown shadow under the lower lashes, instead of eyeliner or kajal. Take a darker brown eye shadow and apply it on the upper lid, close to the upper lashes. The entire effect will be natural. If you want to line the eyes, use an eye pencil. Give your eyes a light touch of mascara. Make sure the lashes do not stick together. Wear a sun block for outdoor events during the day, this acts as a shield and also works as a good under base for your foundation accelerating its performance. Exfoliate your lips the night before date night with a gentle lip scrub to remove dead skin cells to soften your pucker and improve the look and application of your date night lipstick.

Wear a light flowery or lemony fragrance, nothing too overpowering. Always be kind and confident. I think these two traits together make someone beautiful. As a last step, touch up your nails, smooth your strands, and spritz on some perfume. You’re ready to go!