Sure, gourmet chocolates, pricey flowers and mushy-gushy social media posts are all fine and good, but that's not what we mean. In our books, the 14th of February is simply another excuse to look Selena Gomez-status. Whether you're rolling solo or have a hot date on the big night, you're going to want to look the part (a.k.a. sophisticated, carefree and too-hot-to-handle all at once).
So how can you spice up your V-Day makeup to look different than usual? According to celeb makeup artist Mai Quynh, it's all in the details.
Tip 2: Define your features, starting with your eyes. "You can't go wrong with black liquid liner. It just makes you feel elegant and polished," noted the pro. Keep eye shadows neutral and natural, too. "If you want, you can add a light pink or white highlighter shadow."
Tip 4: Aim for a subtle glow. "I love a cream highlighter because it melts into the skin," revealed Mai. You can either add it on top of the foundation or put it on first before foundation if you just want a hint of iridescent shimmer. "Just stay away from crazy glitter and contour," she said.
Tip 6: Don't be too matchy-matchy. "I love a red lip for Valentine's Day, especially if you're wearing neutral colors like black or white," she elaborated. If you're already wearing a red dress, however don't go there. "I would do something more neutral on the lip if that's the case."