"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul." – Judy Garland.
Valentine's day is the most romantic day of the year and love is everywhere! Flowers, candles and wine (maybe a proposal!!) all set the stage for a wonderfully enchanting evening. So, whether you're going out for the night or making dinner at home, these romantic hair and makeup looks will have your sweetheart's eyes focused only on you.
1) Loose, Soft Waves
I'm not sure there's anything sexier than lightly tousled, touchable bedhead. It's universally flattering and always inviting. To achieve this look start with clean dry hair, mist with a little texturizing spray, like Blow Pro Beach Blow, and wrap small sections of hair around a large barrel wand such as the 1 1/2 inch Remingtion TStudio Large Pearl Ceramic Professional Styling Wand. For a finishing touch use a dime sized dollop of Bumble and Bumble's Brilliantine cream to create soft, piece-y waves.
2) Dewey Glowing Skin
Achieving this look is unbelievably quick. Simply add an illuminating cream to your moisturizer and your b.b. cream/foundation. This layering effect gives a natural lit from within look. My current favorite is M.A.C.'s Strobe Cream. Mix equal parts of the illuminatiing cream into your moisturizer before applying it to your face. Repeat the process with your foundation and finish the look with a light dusting of bronzer along your forehead, under the cheek bones and along your jawline.
3) Sexy Pout
For perfectly kissable lips this Valentine's Day I suggest using lip stains. These stains give lips a pretty wash of color that stays put. So feel free to wear that sexy red or a flirty pink and know it will stay on your lips only. I love Smashbox's Limitless Lip Stain & Color Seal Balm in Sangria or Petal. The stain side gives 8 hours of immovable color while the balm gives a sheer bit of color that can be worn on top of the stain or alone and leaves your lips pillow soft.
Melissa Perez, protegee of Anastasia of Beverly Hills, is the go to brow girl at Blow Dry Southport turning perfect brows and youthful eyes into essential accessories. Melissa's areas of expertise are makeup applications, lash and brow tinting, lash application and facial waxing.