Perhaps more than any other day of the year, Valentine’s Day is an occasion when you want to look and feel your best. Whether you have a special date or plans to go out with friends, follow these beauty tips to liven your look and make a good impression.
For a soft yet sexy look, go curly. A curly hairstyle can look carefree and natural with plenty of body that falls into place on its own. Due to their curved nature and relaxed appearance, curls offer a romantic look perfect for your Valentine’s Day coif.
Generally, styling requires some product to keep curly hair settled and styled. Try René Furterer’s Vegetal Styling Mousse for structure and volume. Then naturally set your style with Vegetal Finishing Spray to add a satin-looking final touch.
For those with naturally curly hair, a stylist who understands and respects your curls is invaluable. “Cuts for curly hair can be especially tricky,” Manolo said. “It’s important to find a cut that flatters your face and to find a length that will allow the curls to grow beautifully over the next several weeks.”
Valentine’s Day is also the perfect time to show off ultra-feminine, fresh makeup looks. Start with bright eyes – always beautiful and never boring. Curl your lashes, and apply either black or brown mascara, taking care to not use too much. Brush white eye shadow along the inner corners of your eyes for that instant twinkle-in-your-eye look.
To perfect your pout, exfoliate your lips before applying any color to remove the dry, dead skin covering the beautiful soft lips underneath. For a soft, romantic look, opt for a soft pink lip gloss with brown undertones. This shade is pretty, subtle and looks great on everyone. If you prefer a more vivid, sexy look, shiny red lips match the theme of the day. Be sure to line your lips with a pencil liner close to your natural lip color before applying color.
Also, consider treating yourself to a manicure and pedicure the day before Valentine’s Day. Of course, red and pink are go-to shades for the holiday, but don’t be afraid to try this spring’s interesting, textured nail trend. OPI’s spring 2013 Mariah Carey Collection includes four new Liquid Sand lacquers that feature groundbreaking technology for a textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle.
Finally, finish off your Valentine’s Day beauty plan with your signature fragrance, an outfit that flatters and fits well and a great pair of shoes. Off you go to dazzle and delight!
For more information or to consult with a professional stylist about your own beauty plan, contact Manolo Salons.