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Prepare To Be Kissed

We’ve created the perfect beauty look for every type of gal this Valentine’s day. Whether you prefer an angelic mien, Hollywood siren, or even a ’90s grunge-inspired look — we’ve got you covered.

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THE COQUETTE

Perfect for those who want to achieve bambi eyes and a soft angelic glow.

Face: Prep your skin with a hydrating mask so your skin looks plump and dewy. To achieve the no-makeup glow, apply a tinted moisturiser or BB cream to your entire face. Don’t forget to conceal any undereye circles and imperfections.

Blush: Choose an illuminating blush that contains shimmer so it can add a beautiful sheen to the skin.

Eyes: Using an eyeshadow similar to your skin colour, apply a light layer over your eyelid as a base. Follow with a shimmery eye shadow applied generously over your eyelid, focusing on the inner corners of the eye for an extra brightening effect. You can lightly apply the same shimmery eye shadow to the areas that light would naturally hit your face (bridge of the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin) to further illuminate the skin. Finish off with a few coats of mascara to give you a doe-eyed look.

Lips: To keep this romantic look modern, add a bright pop of colour to the lips. This not only draws attention to your puckers but will also help hide any signs of fatigue. We recommend bright pinks, corals and magentas!

Hair: Keep your hair ladylike with loose waves or a loose bun. Try using a nourishing hair mask and hair oil so that your crowning glory is shiny and soft.

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THE HOLLYWOOD SIREN

A bold option for those wanting their inner divas to shine through. We recommend this as an evening look.

Face: Start by exfoliating your skin to prep. As this look requires a flawless finish, coat skin with a pore minimising primer, followed by foundation — applied with a brush in a buffing motion — all over the face.

Contour: Using a colour a few shades darker than your skin tone, dab your contour blush or bronzer on the hollows of your cheeks, across the jaw line and along the sides of your nose to instantly slim down the face for that Kim Kardashian chisel.

Eyes: Look for eyeshadows with gold and brown shimmer to bring warmth to the eyes. Draw a sexy feline slick following your lash lines, both top and bottom.

Lips: Create a sexy pout with bold red lips. We recommend using a lip liner first to draw the desired shape of your pout before filling it in with an eye-catching red lippie.

Hair: Complete the ultimate bombshell look with movie siren-like waves. Don’t forget to use a heat protectant spray before curling your hair! For added volume, add some root lifting spray before curling. These curls can either be left down or pulled back in a glamorous bun.

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THE TEMPTRESS

In the sea of pinks and reds this Valentine’s day, why not stand out from the crowd with a bold dark lip?

Face: After using a mattifying primer to smooth out the skin, apply a powder foundation all over the the mien to achieve a matte veil.

Blush: Look for a plum-y blush to apply to the hollows of the cheeks, then work your way up to the corners of the ears. This will help chisel out your cheek bones while adding a hint of colour.

Eyes: Look for eyeshadows with hints of red or bronze in them and apply all over the lid. Apply this to your lower lash line as well. For a more defined look, line the inner rim of your eyes with a black eyeliner and smudge. Choose a volumising mascara, focusing on the base of the lashes, for a fuller lash effect.

Lips: For that ultimate grunge seductiveness, look for deep-coloured lipsticks to really draw attention to your puckers.

Hair: This looks complements textured straight hair. Apply some dry shampoo to your roots for volume and lift, then comb through your locks for that bed hair chic look. Tousle your hair into a messy bun and you’re good to go.

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