For years we’ve been putting all focus on the smokey eye for Valentine’s Day, but this year, we’re all about a statement lip. It’s a bit daring for a date night – we know – but it’s going to a) get his attention; b) give you a boost of confidence and c) make you stand out from the crowd. So why not give it a go?
The four shades we recommend to capture your date’s attention are:
The most risky of all the shades, an eye-catching red is extremely sexy. Plus, it shows a lot of confidence. Plus, red is flattering on all complexions, especially very dark and very fair skins. We recommend MAC Lipstick in MAC Red, R195.
If you’re not quite brave enough to go for all-out red, why not opt for a beautiful dark pink instead? It’s feminine and romantic, and works with just about any fashion look you choose. We like Clarins Rouge Eclat Lipstick in Pink Fushia, R270.
This shade definitely isn’t for everybody, but if you can pull it off, it looks magnificent. Stick to neutral eye make-up if you’re wearing this daring shade, and try find a peach / orange based blusher to match. We recommend Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Vibrant Mandarin, R114.95.
Nothing beats a soft, classic pink lipstick. Whether you’re fair, medium, dark, or very dark, a soft pink a few shades darker than your natural lip colour will brighten up your complexion, and allow for a classic smokey eye or statement eyeliner. We love Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Candy, R89.95.