If you want to break out of a beauty rut for a special date – Valentine’s or otherwise – look no further for inspiration. Whether it’s rocking a bold lip (with conviction), finally nailing that sultry smoky eye, or channelling classic sex kitten vibes – let these make-up pros demonstrate how.
From pretty pink eyes via Pixiwoo to Brigitte Bardot-beauty courtesy of French it-girl Violette, match your make-up to your mood with these how-tos that are easy to follow.
1. Easy eyes and lips
Make-up artist Lisa Eldridge provides endless inspiration for playful make-up looks, but we love the simplicity of this tutorial on easy smoky eyes and rosy lips that proves you can break the beauty rules and wear both – in a gorgeous, grownup way.
2. Classic red lips
Red lipstick screams killer confidence – which is as sexy as it gets. To find The One for you, follow our guide to getting the shade right to complement your colourings, and then enjoy beauty blogger Teni Panosian demo how to execute a stunning loud mouth with ease.
3. Bardot beauty
Classic 60s sex kitten make-up, made famous by Brigitte Bardot, will always allure and who better to help you master it than French it-girl and major make-up artist Violette? No one.
4. Pretty in pink
Millennial or otherwise, pink is in – which is very appropriate for February 14th. Match your eyelids to your lips with this pretty pink make-up tutorial by Pixiwoo’s Sam Chapman, which she describes as “exactly right for date nights”.
5. Soft cat eyes
A dramatic eye paired with neutral lips is a winning combination, whatever your colourings. To ace the ultimate smoky cat eye make-up with ease, follow pro Sona Gasparian’s know-how in this tutorial.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK