7 Valentine’s Day Beauty Tricks to Make You Feel Great
Let’s be real: Getting ready for Valentine’s Day isn’t just about looking good for your date. It’s about all the little getting-ready rituals that make you feel beautiful and confident, too. The good news is, when you’re relaxed and happy it shows on the outside, making feel-good beauty tips an essential part of your February 14th routine.
We’ve rounded up seven tricks that immediately boost your mood (and your hair) no matter what your plans are. Solo evening at home? Romantic dinner? Night out with friends? Wella Professionals has got you covered…
Start with a bath, and add a blend of essential oils that leave a trace of fragrance on your skin. Try rosemary for first-date confidence, or blend sandalwood and neroli to create a romantic vibe. If it’s a hair-washing day, lather up in the shower first with Oil Reflections Luminous Reveal Shampoo, then apply Oil Reflections Luminous Reboost Mask through the mid-lengths of your hair. To give it the mask boost, squeeze the excess water out of your strands, mix the mask with Luminous Reveal Conditioner, then wrap a warm towel around your head and let it sit while you soak in the tub. Rinse for smooth, luminous, easy-to-style locks that are ready for any Valentine’s Day look
LOVE IS IN THE HAIR
Follow the mask with a drop or two of Oil Reflections Light Luminous Reflective Oil, and massage it into the ends of your hair with fingertips. It will boost the shine in your hair and add condition that doesn’t feel heavy, so it’s easy to create a frizz-free blowdry with plenty of volume at the roots.
GET A GLOW
While the Oil Reflections mask and oil will ensure your hair looks luminous, a clever makeup hack will get your skin looking just as bright and glowy. First, pump two drops of liquid foundation onto the back of your hand, then delicately dip a buffing brush into a lightweight facial oil. Dip the same brush into the drops of foundation and blend into skin for a second-skin effect. The finish is ultra-dewy, fresh and natural-looking.
To enhance your complexion further, apply a brightening, blue-toned red lipstick. Red is as romantic as it gets, and it just so happens to make teeth appear whiter, too. Finish your glow by swirling a pink blush with a subtle golden shimmer on the apples of cheeks, which will instantly lift your cheekbones and add a soft highlighting effect.
NAIL DATE NIGHT LOOK
Nothing makes you feel more polished than a pristine manicure, so paint your nails the night before Valentine’s Day in a glossy shade that goes with everything. OPI Nail Lacquer in Big Apple Red is the perfect true scarlet, while OPI Nail Lacquer in Mod About You is a pale pink that flatters all skin tones. To make the color last longer, prep your nails with the OPI Base Coat, then seal your chosen shade with OPI Brilliant Top Coat for unparalleled shine.
FANCY A FLUTTER?
Give lashes a coquettish curl for extra wide-eyed volume this Valentine’s. Take your mascara wand and plant it right at the root of your lashes, wiggling the brush in small, zig-zag motions whilst combing upwards and out. Once at the tip, hold the brush in place to lock in your curl. Repeat until all lashes are covered for a flirty finish.
CATCH A WAVE
A loose curl is romantic enough for a hot date and glamorous enough for a night out with friends, making it the ultimate failsafe style to wear on Valentine’s Day. To get the look, plait hair as soon as you’ve finished blow drying, and leave the braids in place while you do your makeup or enjoy some down time. Release the braids after approximately 30 minutes, then wind lengths around a curling iron for texture with extra hold. Finish with a spritz of EIMI Mistify Me Light to set this beautiful look in place.
SCENTS AND SENSIBILITY
There’s a smarter way to wear perfume. Instead of simply spritzing it over your wrists, apply your fragrance in three places: behind your ear lobes, at the base of your throat and on the backs of your knees. Focusing on these pulse points allows the notes to react with your body heat, so that irresistible fragrance will linger on your skin all day. For extra intensity, apply a matching fragranced body lotion. It’s a fact that perfume lasts much longer on skin that is well hydrated.
For more Valentine’s Day beauty inspiration, check out the @WellaHair Instagram, and be sure to tag us in your own date night looks with the hashtag #WellaHair.
Happy Valentines Day!
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