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?
Tresemmé Keratin Smooth Smoothing Serum, $4.39, available at Target; Aerin Multi Color For Lips & Cheeks in Sweet Pea, $42, available at Aerin; Narciso Rodriguez L’Eau For Her, $104, available at Saks Fifth Avenue; Urban Decay Naked Basics, $27, available at Urban Decay; Fresh Sugar Petal Tinted Lip Treatment, $22.50, available at Sephora.
Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Heart, $24, available at Nordstrom; Topshop Eye Palette in Prism, $32, available at Topshop; Oribe Shine Light-Reflecting Spray, $36, available at Oribe; Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood, $45, available at Hourglass; Boss Hugo Boss Nuit Pour Femme, $75, available at Hugo Boss.
Coach Love Eau de Parfum, $72, available at Macy’s; Shiseido Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer Lipstick in PK301, $25, available at Barneys; L’Oréal Ever Curl Sculpt & Hold Cream-Gel, $8.99, available at Drugstore.com; Lancôme Blush In Love in Reds, $49, available at Lancôme; Avon Super Drama Mascara, $9.50, available at Avon.
Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto Eau de Parfum, $82, available at Yves Saint Laurent; Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Thickening Mousse, $23, available at Ulta; Becca Beach Tint in Papaya, $25, available at Beautyhabit; Bite Beauty Cinnamon Plumping Lip Oil, $22, available at Sephora; Too Faced Boudoir Eye Shadow Collection, $36, available at Too Faced.
Lather Almond, Milk & Honey Body Butter, $22, available at Lather; Davines Dede Delicate Replenishing Leave-In Mist, $20, available at Drugstore.com; Benefit Fine-One-One Sheer Brightening Color For Cheeks & Lips, $30, available at Benefit; Maybelline Color Sensational Color Whisper Lipcolor in Lust For Blush, available at Ulta; MAC Veluxe Brow Liner, $19.50, available at MAC.
Deborah Lippmann Lipstick in Call Me Maybe, $22.50, available in mid-February at Deborah Lippmann; Le Métier De Beauté Indelible Inks Eyeliner in Artemis, $28, available at Neiman Marcus; Bare Escentuals Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer, $28, available at Sephora; Salon by Sally Hershberger 24K Texturizing Paste, $32, available at HSN; Juliette Has A Gun Citizen Queen Eau de Parfum, $135, available at Luckyscent.
Illustrated by Emily Shaw
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