From top to toe with our pick of the best make-up for Valentine’s Day
Whether you’re going out for a slap-up dinner or staying in for an M&S meal deal, you’re bound to want to make a bit of an extra effort this Valentine’s Day. It’s always a treat to splash out on some new beauty products whatever the time of year, and we’ve done a round-up of some of our favourite Valentine’s Day make-up to help add some glam to your day.
The eyes have it
Who doesn’t love a bit of glitter, especially when it actually stays in place and doesn’t end up all over your face after one tube journey? WUNDER2’s Super-Stay Liners are highly pigmented and easy to apply, and come in some fab metallic shades. Available in 15 shades including White Gold, Rose Gold, Glitter Emerald and Essential Black, there’s a colour to match every mood and every occasion.
Burt’s Bees has an extensive range of lip products; balms, oils, crayons, all made with the lovely natural ingredients we have come to expect from such a well-established brand. With plenty of shades and finishes to choose from, there is something for every style of pout.
We are quite new to Ecru New York, but this Velvet Air Lipstick has us sold. Gorgeous shades, and a lovely, indeed velvety, feel when applied, this lipstick stayed put throughout a whole evening of eating and drinking.
It’s all in the prep. Before you even think about applying your lipstick, give your lips a treat with the appropriately titled WunderKiss Valentine’s Lip Kit; Lip Scrub, Plumping Gloss and Lip Satin Oil. This holy trinity will exfoliate, hydrate, plump and protect.
Hard as nails
Dr.’s REMEDY is a NEW line of vitamin enriched nail care created by New York based board certified podiatrists, Dr. Adam Cirlincione and Dr. William Spielfogel. Dr.’s REMEDY Enriched Nail Polish contains a patented blend of (vegan-friendly) naturally occurring, nourishing ingredients not found in traditional lacquers which can minimise the appearance of dry brittle nails, hydrate nail cuticles and improve the wear-time of your nail colour, providing a high shine. We put this varnish through its paces and it didn’t chip for ages, so we are sold! UK stockist: www.feetlife.co.uk
Lest we forget, a spritz of a favourite perfume is essential. Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum by Viktor & Rolf, with its floral notes including rose and jasmine, makes us think of Spring, which in this freezing weather is a blessing.
Finally, we love the name of this shower gel duo; Noble Isle’s Two Entwined. Two very different scents from the opposite ends of the spectrum; one woody and and spicy and the other more floral, these are a perfect little introduction into the Noble Isle range, and a great gift idea too.