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Valentine’s Day Beauty Tips: Get Ready for the Big Night!

Valentine’s Day Beauty Tips: Get Ready for the Big Night!

02.07.13

By Elma

You found the perfect outfit and planned the perfect date, but no Valentine’s Day venture is complete without the right makeup and hair. Play up your eyes, accentuate your lips and polish your mani to set the tone for your day of love. 

Celebrity hairstylist and Senior Stylist at Warren Tricomi, Marc Mena breaks down his top Valentine’s Day hair trends to match makeup looks using glō·minerals, Duality Cosmetics and Nail·Pak.

  • Pop of Red

    Add a little spice to your look with a pop of red to your lips, cheeks or nails. Never out of style, a bright red lipstick is sure to vamp up any look. Glide on Lipstick in Siren ($17) for standout lips that will be sure to mesmerize your date. If you’re more of a gloss gal, Poppy ($16) is the perfect choice for infinite shine and color. Create a rosy cheek with the Powder Cheek Stain in Rosy($26) to achieve a natural flushed, wintry look. Top off with a fiery nail using the Nail·Pak in Michelle or Rosa ($15).

    Bonus Hair Tip: Rocking red is for the bold, worn by ladies who aren’t afraid to be a little daring. Mena suggests pulling hair back into a sleek ponytail to bring more attention to the face.

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  • Bright and Bold

    Red doesn’t always have to scream bright and bold. A growing trend is the use of deep red tones that make for a mysterious element. Dramatize with Lipsticks in Bordeaux and Cabaret ($17), two stand-out shades for ultra-chic lips. A seasonal favorite, vampy nails complete this look. Nail·Pak shades in Bethany and Gabriela ($15) leave your manicure prominent and polished.

    Bonus Hair Tip: For a dramatic look, Mena suggests going pin straight. With such bold lips and nails, playing up the hair too much will be overload. Sleek, silky strands will go a long way with already bold cosmetics

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  • Pretty in Pink

    Another popular route for Valentine’s Day is pink, inspiring a babydoll-esque look. Lipsticks in Pink Sugar or Rose Petal ($17) produce light tones for a more playful feel. Because these shades fall on the sheer side, pair with a lip pencil for added definition. The Precision Lip Pencil in Petal ($17) is perfect to enhance your lip shape and color. Add luminescence and highlight your best features with the Cream Colour for Cheeks and Lips in Sweet Pea ($14.50). Dress your digits with a NailPak in Maya or Faith ($15).

    Bonus Hair Tip: Pink is a great partner for soft, subtle waves. Still very sexy, creating waves around the front of your face will exude a sweet innocence to your overall look.

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  • Brighten Up

    Want to really stand out on Valentine’s Day? Take this bold alternative with hot pinks that are fun and flirty. Lipstick in Raspberry ($17) gives color to lips that lasts all night long. Pair with an even more intense nail for shock affect! The Bermuda NailPak ($15) is a fitting shade for your digits – the brighter the better!

    Bonus Hair Tip: Mena likes to pair hot pink hues with a fun braid. Braid side-swept bangs and pin up with bobby pins or create a faux headband by braiding strands from the right temple to the left.

    Products can be purchased at www.gloprofessional.com and www.dualitycosmetics.com.

    [Images: Thinkstock; Product images courtesy of Entertainment Fusion Group]

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  • Pop of Red

    Add a little spice to your look with a pop of red to your lips, cheeks or nails. Never out of style, a bright red lipstick is sure to vamp up any look. Glide on Lipstick in Siren ($17) for standout lips that will be sure to mesmerize your date. If you’re more of a gloss gal, Poppy ($16) is the perfect choice for infinite shine and color. Create a rosy cheek with the Powder Cheek Stain in Rosy($26) to achieve a natural flushed, wintry look. Top off with a fiery nail using the Nail·Pak in Michelle or Rosa ($15).

    Bonus Hair Tip: Rocking red is for the bold, worn by ladies who aren’t afraid to be a little daring. Mena suggests pulling hair back into a sleek ponytail to bring more attention to the face.

  • Bright and Bold

    Red doesn’t always have to scream bright and bold. A growing trend is the use of deep red tones that make for a mysterious element. Dramatize with Lipsticks in Bordeaux and Cabaret ($17), two stand-out shades for ultra-chic lips. A seasonal favorite, vampy nails complete this look. Nail·Pak shades in Bethany and Gabriela ($15) leave your manicure prominent and polished.

    Bonus Hair Tip: For a dramatic look, Mena suggests going pin straight. With such bold lips and nails, playing up the hair too much will be overload. Sleek, silky strands will go a long way with already bold cosmetics

  • Pretty in Pink

    Another popular route for Valentine’s Day is pink, inspiring a babydoll-esque look. Lipsticks in Pink Sugar or Rose Petal ($17) produce light tones for a more playful feel. Because these shades fall on the sheer side, pair with a lip pencil for added definition. The Precision Lip Pencil in Petal ($17) is perfect to enhance your lip shape and color. Add luminescence and highlight your best features with the Cream Colour for Cheeks and Lips in Sweet Pea ($14.50). Dress your digits with a NailPak in Maya or Faith ($15).

    Bonus Hair Tip: Pink is a great partner for soft, subtle waves. Still very sexy, creating waves around the front of your face will exude a sweet innocence to your overall look.

  • Brighten Up

    Want to really stand out on Valentine’s Day? Take this bold alternative with hot pinks that are fun and flirty. Lipstick in Raspberry ($17) gives color to lips that lasts all night long. Pair with an even more intense nail for shock affect! The Bermuda NailPak ($15) is a fitting shade for your digits – the brighter the better!

    Bonus Hair Tip: Mena likes to pair hot pink hues with a fun braid. Braid side-swept bangs and pin up with bobby pins or create a faux headband by braiding strands from the right temple to the left.

    Products can be purchased at www.gloprofessional.com and www.dualitycosmetics.com.

    [Images: Thinkstock; Product images courtesy of Entertainment Fusion Group]

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