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.
Photo Credit: Chaunté Vaughn