Beauty Math: Hot-Date Edition!

Ah, the agony of date-night primping. You want to strike a beauty balance with your hair and makeup — one that showcases the real you, but also sets the tone and message you’re trying to send. Is this a getting-to-know-you kind of night, or more of an affair to remember? Is getting frisky in the cards or is this just a low-key hangout? Pair that lipstick with this eyeliner, and your date may just get the wrong idea.

As the big V (as in Day, you pervs) rolls around, we’ve been giving a lot of thought to how to knock it out of the beauty park on the greeting card industry’s most romantic night of the year. So we focused our arithmetic skills this go-round on adding up the perfect looks for six different types of dates, from those just looking for a fling to the devoted couple trying to put the spice back in their relationship. We’ve got the hair, makeup, and scent must-haves you need to create just the right mood on your romantic night out. Is that a mascara wand in your pocket, or are you just happy to see us?

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Tresemmé Keratin Smooth Smoothing Serum, $4.39, available at TargetAerin Multi Color For Lips & Cheeks in Sweet Pea, $42, available at AerinNarciso Rodriguez L’Eau For Her, $104, available at Saks Fifth AvenueUrban Decay Naked Basics, $27, available at Urban DecayFresh Sugar Petal Tinted Lip Treatment, $22.50, available at Sephora.

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Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Heart, $24, available at NordstromTopshop Eye Palette in Prism, $32, available at TopshopOribe Shine Light-Reflecting Spray, $36, available at OribeHourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood, $45, available at Hourglass; Boss Hugo Boss Nuit Pour Femme, $75, available at Hugo Boss.

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Coach Love Eau de Parfum, $72, available at Macy’sShiseido Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer Lipstick in PK301, $25, available at BarneysL’Oréal Ever Curl Sculpt & Hold Cream-Gel, $8.99, available at Drugstore.comLancôme Blush In Love in Reds, $49, available at Lancôme; Avon Super Drama Mascara, $9.50, available at Avon.

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Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto Eau de Parfum, $82, available at Yves Saint LaurentOscar Blandi Hair Lift Thickening Mousse, $23, available at UltaBecca Beach Tint in Papaya, $25, available at BeautyhabitBite Beauty Cinnamon Plumping Lip Oil, $22, available at SephoraToo Faced Boudoir Eye Shadow Collection, $36, available at Too Faced.

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Lather Almond, Milk & Honey Body Butter, $22, available at LatherDavines Dede Delicate Replenishing Leave-In Mist, $20, available at Drugstore.comBenefit Fine-One-One Sheer Brightening Color For Cheeks & Lips, $30, available at BenefitMaybelline Color Sensational Color Whisper Lipcolor in Lust For Blush, available at UltaMAC Veluxe Brow Liner, $19.50, available at MAC.

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Deborah Lippmann Lipstick in Call Me Maybe, $22.50, available in mid-February at Deborah LippmannLe Métier De Beauté Indelible Inks Eyeliner in Artemis, $28, available at Neiman MarcusBare Escentuals Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer, $28, available at SephoraSalon by Sally Hershberger 24K Texturizing Paste, $32, available at HSNJuliette Has A Gun Citizen Queen Eau de Parfum, $135, available at Luckyscent.

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