We at Ellis James Designs know how exciting Valentine’s Day is! We also know how difficult it can be to juggle the desire to look your best by playing it safe with your usual makeup routine, as well as wanting to be adventurous and bold by trying out a new look. This Valentine’s Day, we’re giving you the power to look amazing while also trying out something new and different. No matter what you’re doing this February 14th, you can make that special someone go “wow!” as you make your entrance with any of our top looks.
When someone says Valentine’s Day one of the first images to pop into mind is that of a brilliant bunch of bloomy red roses. Emulate the romance of a bunch of these most iconic flowers by using a warm pink blush on your cheekbones. We recommend NARS – the ultimate authority in blush – and especially love their “Desire” shade which provides a natural and healthy-looking glow.
Continue emulating the gorgeous red rose, by experimenting with shimmery eye shadows spread over the entire eye lid. Colors including gold, bronze and pink instantly exude quintessential Valentine’s Day romance. For this, we love Fenty Beauty Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette.
Best of Black
Thick Cleopatra-inspired, Kohl-style eye liner to create sultry, come-to-bed eyes. Try Make Up For Ever’s Aqua XL Eye Pencil if you want to create the most luscious, languid eyes, and best of all, it was voted allure magazine’s Best of Beauty Award Winner in 2016.
There’s so much choice with your make up base these days. When you’re deciding on your ideal complexion for your Big Night Out you could go for either dewy skin or matte skin. Dewy skin has got to be the ultimate in sexy skin as it makes you glimmer and glisten like a glorious, bright, young thing when the light is reflected. We love Benefit’s High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer for the ultimate in a golden glow.
Your nails are such a crucial element of your look and Valentine’s Day, like Christmas, Halloween or Easter, is a time of the year where you can get super creative and really go wild. Glitter is still really in at the moment, so a pink glittery nail would look striking, and we love OPI’s Princesses Rule! for its delicate and subtle shimmer.
Show Me the Sparkle
The sparkly lip is so in right now! The likes of Naomi Campbell and Taylor Swift have been spotted rocking glittery lips so twinkling pink lips would really be on trend for your special night in or out. Try MAC’s Lipglass in Candy Yum-Yum to re-create this wonderful look. Or, go for something bolder with a bright ruby red. We love Ruby Woo, also from MAC Cosmetics.
Finish off your look with a splash of your signature perfume. And remember that screen goddess Elizabeth Taylor famously said that she ‘never faces the day without perfume’ so don’t set out on your special Valentine’s Day without a final luxurious spritz.
However you spend your Valentine’s Day, we at Ellis James Designs hope you have a fabulous one with the person you love most.