Romantic Make-up

Romantic Makeup for Day and Evening

5 Simple Ways to Change Your Look
Whether you're planning a night out with all the single ladies (cue the Beyoncé!) or spending the day with your main squeeze, you'll want a look that takes you from day to evening without changing a thing. Here are some subtle changes you can make that are sure to send Cupid's arrow soaring in your direction — whether you're a glam girl who loves to go all out or a natural beauty who wants to spice up her everyday look.

Start With a Clean Canvas
Before you start putting on any makeup, make sure your skin is clean and smooth. If you're dealing with dry winter skin, use a gentle exfoliating mask or scrub to smooth away flakes. If you have acne or rosacea, use a color-correcting primer. These are primers made specifically to even out your skin tone before you put on foundation.

Say Meow With Cat Eyes
Want to make your eyes pop? A sophisticated cat eye will add a touch of retro glamour to any evening. All you need is your eyeliner, either pencil or liquid — whichever you're more comfortable with. To get the look, follow your lash line from the inside outward, extending the line out past your eye and slanting it slightly upward. The trick is to make sure the length of each line is even. The longer the line, the more dramatic the effect. On the bottom lid, be sure you follow the lash line all the way to the outside corner of the eye, meeting the top line.

Want to up the flirt factor? Try falsies — eyelashes, that is. Apply half strips of fake lashes to the outside of the eye to make the cat effect even more dramatic. For a romantic, fairy-tale vibe, try to keep it more Taylor Swift and less Amy Winehouse (you know why).

Pucker Up With Ruby-red Lips
Think you can't pull off red lipstick? Think again. Follow celebrity makeup artist Vincent Longo's advice for the perfect red lip.

For warm skin tones, choose a warm red with yellow undertones, like a brick red.
For cool skin tones, try a blue red, like cherry red.
Those with neutral skin tones should explore red corals.
Grab a girlfriend and hit Sephora! With so many options and shades out there, take some time to really test them out and find the one that looks best on you.

Indulge in Some Metal Mania
Don't break out your old Metallica or Poison records just yet — we're talking nails here, girls. Shimmery, metallic nails are perfect whether you're dressed up or down — they complement nearly every outfit and every skin tone. Try radioactive colors that really stand out — like metallic baby pink, red, graphite, or silver.

Splurge:China Glaze's Metallic and Minerals collection (price varies) has some great options, but it's available only in salons.

Give Your Hair a Break
If you're planning on blow-drying, straightening, or curling your hair, give your tresses a treatment first! A deep conditioner or hot-oil treatment is like a jolt of amped-up conditioner, taking your hair from dull and frizzy to shiny and healthy in 30 minutes or less! Then dress up that shiny, beautiful hair with accessories like decorative clips, barrettes, or a headband.

The 10 Best Valentine's Day Beauty Ideas

All you need is the right mascara and these tips from makeup artist Dick Page:

1. Start by curling your lashes. Gently pinch lashes at the roots and then move along the length, making pulse-like squeezes as you go. (The Shu Uemura Eye Lash Curler is the gold standard, and it even comes in actual 24-karat gold, if you're feeling fancy.)

7 Eye Makeup Tips For A Romantic Date

Romance is in the air. So what are you wearing for your date?

A sexy dress with a plunging neckline?
Jeans and a pretty top?
A feminine dress that his mom might approve?

How about your makeup? You could look more stunning than ever with the right makeup. Now what would be appropriate for the date?
What does he like?

If naturally pretty types appeal to him, goth makeup would turn him off. Natural looking makeup would be your best bet.
If he likes girls that are sweet and soft, dragon lady makeup might scare him off. Something soft and pretty would work.
If he prefers dangerous women, sultry lips or smokey eyes for that vamp look would probably work.

In any case, you could wear your regular makeup, or you could try something different.
The eye makeup is the toughest to do, so this article would focus on your eyes.
For a romantic date, go for the radiant, pretty look, rather than ice lady or goth, unless, he is a goth boy or someone who prefers ice to warmth.

Valentine's Day Ideas for Singles

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If you plan ahead, stay positive and enlist the help of your friends and family members, you can come up with a variety of memorable Valentine's Day ideas.

Treat Yourself

Romantic Ideas for Valentine's Day

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Even if the words "Valentine's Day" strike fear in your heart, coming up with romantic ideas for Valentine's Day for your sweetie needn't be an impossible, nor an overly expensive, task. With a little thought and effort, a romantic Valentine's Day is well within reach.

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Difficulty: Easy
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