If there’s any day of the year you want your makeup to stay perfectly intact, it’s Valentine’s Day. But creating the perfect smudge-proof, will-last-you-through-dinner-and-a-movie makeup look is hard, so we rounded up the products we know will get the job done — whatever V-Day activities you throw at them..
Whether your skin is super dry, super combo or oily, this 24-hour waterproof foundation will completely change your foundation game should you chose to add it to your regimen. For a special day like V-Day, though, we definitely recommend stippling this on for a completely smudge-proof finish.
Valentine’s makeup is all about a little shine — that’s why we added this Molten Rose Gold highlight by Maybelline into the mix. Tap a little of this onto your cupid’s bow, dust it onto your temples and down your nose for a glowy pink V-Day inspired sheen.
If you’re more of a neutral type of gal who appreciates a little sparkle, the Maybelline Python Lip Kit in Provoked is the perfect Valentine’s lippie for you. Start by dabbing on the matte nude-pink lip color, and then go in with the sparkly goldy-bronze on the center of the lips.
To really make your eyes pop this V-day (and create a look that will truly have your date mesmerized), add a pop of Urban Decay liner in Distortion to your inner corner or lower lash line. This glitter will add the perfect iridescent sheen to an already colorful eye makeup look — or add a little unexpected pow to a neutral eye.
The number one rule for your lipstick this Valentine’s? It’s got to be seriously budge-free. The Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink is going to be your savior here — and we love the new Un-Nude shades in Ruler and Seductress for this —it’s so good your date will thank us later.
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.