If you’re not so keen on the cliche of Valentine’s Day and all that comes with it, that’s okay (we totally get it). But, we can’t resist any opportunity to try out some pretty hair and make-up looks. And we know you can’t either. So give one of these looks a whirl and let us know how it goes!
Sleek and sexy
A refined, glamorous look, perfect for a romantic dinner date or night at the theatre.
Hair: You want it to be gorgeously glossy and poker-straight with not a flyaway in sight. Try TRESemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo, R96,99 and Conditioner, R96,99. After blow-drying, apply Colab Luxe Shine Glossing Hair Fragrance, R129,95.
Make-Up: Think flawless skin with rosy cheeks, strawberry lips and luscious lashes. Pick a foundation that will give you a smooth, long-lasting finish, such as L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24hr Matte Foundation, R199,95. Blend Bodyography Creme Blush in Flirt, R250, over your cheekbones and go for a soft pink gloss that shouts, “Kiss me!”. We love Rimmel Provocalips 16hr Kiss Proof Lip Colour in Dare to Pink, R119,95 and Wet n Wild Megaslicks Lipgloss in Strawberry Ice, R36,95. Finally, finish off the look with lashings of black mascara from Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Cat Eye Collection Mascara, R244,95.
Nails: A look this glamorous is never complete without a slick of red nail polish on your hands and feet. Revlon Nail Enamel in Revlon Red, R110, is a classic.
Tousled and natural
A barely-there look that will suit a laid-back sunset picnic or a romantic night in.
Hair: The more volume the better. Give your hair a boost and tousle it up for that perfect “big hair, don’t care” trend. We love Hannon More Hair Shampoo and Conditioner, R162 each. Ensure the style stays put with Hannon Style Lock Super Hold Spray, R162.
Make-Up: The more natural your skin looks, the better. Dab concealer on any troublesome areas, try Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer, R320. It contains light-diffusing optics to help soften any fine lines. Then use Hannon’s Sun Kiss Blusher, R200, for an all-over bronzed, dewy complexion. Use a mascara that will give you maximum effect, such as Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara, R149,95. As a finishing touch, add a burst of colour to lips with Yardley Stayfast Liquid Matte Lip Vinyl in Engine Red, R119,95.
Nails: For nails that are as fuss-free as your look, try out the new Wet n Wild Step Wondergel Nail in Don’t Be Jelly!, R79,95.