The Plan: Romantic Dinner
You've got the perfect red dress all picked out, but what about your beauty look? If you and your significant other are planning a special evening out this year, you'll want your makeup to look extra romantic. Focus on your sexiest assets: eyes and lips. Need help? Check out this makeup tutorial.
Liquid Liner: He's going to be staring into your eyes all night, so you want them to be smoldering. Go for drama with some liquid eyeliner and create a cat eye for a sexy, winged effect.
Longwear Lipstick: Lip gloss requires a lot of reapplying, and the sticky texture isn't ideal for kissing — which we assume is what you’ll be doing. Instead, go for lipstick with a long-lasting, kiss-proof formula and a matte finish. Choose a color that's rich, like a deep berry or wine red.
Perfume: Scent is powerful, so don't forget your sexiest fragrance before you head out. You probably only spray on your wrist and neck, but try this trick: spritzing a little behind your knees. And bring a purse-sized roll-on perfume for a mid-date powder room touch-up.
The Plan: Wine With the Girls
If you're hanging with the girls for a "Galentines Day" shindig, then you want to go for a low-key but polished look. No need to fuss over false lashes. All you need to worry about is which wine pairs best with your appetizers. You can keep your beauty look cute and simple with some rosy cheeks and tinted lip balm.
Cheek Stain: A cheek stain will give you a fresh, flushed appearance without looking overly made up. Opt for a pretty peach or peony shade.
Sea Salt Spray: Play up your hair's natural texture with some sea salt spray. Scrunch a few mists into damp hair and let air dry. You can wear it down or throw it up in a pretty messy bun or textured pony.
Tinted Lip Balm: Skip the statement lip and go for something more subtle. A tinted lip balm gives just the right amount of color for a low-key look.
BB Cream: In case you have to answer the door for the pizza guy or random visitors, try a little no-makeup, makeup look. Slap on some BB cream to give your face some light coverage and moisture.
Hand & Foot Treatment: February can be a rough month on hands and feet, leaving them dry and cracked. Take this time to give 'em some extra love and use a moisturizing hand and foot cream.
Nail Polish: Now that your hands and tootsies are all hydrated, it’s mani/pedi time! A night in is the perfect occasion for testing out a new nail polish shade. Go ahead, love yourself.