6 Cheerful Valentine’s Day Beauty Tips

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate your affection for others, and there’s no better way to show friends and family a little love than by gifting them with a sweet beauty treat. To help you look your best on Valentine’s Day we’ve spoken to the owner of a local salon to find out the latest looks and trends as well as tips on how to try them.

The Most Effective Beauty Tips for Valentine’s Day

  1. Exfoliate those weathered, winter lips with a natural homemade remedy of brown sugar and honey, then apply a lip balm to layer your lips with a hydrating coat.
  2. Deepen Your Blush: Re-create a first-date flush by using a cheek color that’s one shade darker than your everyday hue. “Blush should be more dramatic for evening, especially if you’ll be in a dimly lit place.
  3. Two popular new trends from the Spring/Summer 2014 catwalks for nails are floating half-moons and modern French Manicures. To achieve these simply use different colors rather than traditional shades or even try glitter.
  4. Maximize Your Lashes: Transform stubby lashes into borderline falsies with a coat of L’Oreal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara. The ultra-nourishing base strengthens and protects, while the top coat forms tiny tubes around lashes for smudge-proof wear.
  5. Use a red colored pencil to create a wall for your pout, and make sure it fits your lip hue of choice.
  6. Hold the Hairspray: Nothing is a bigger turnoff than helmet head. “You want your hair to be touchably soft, even if it means a few strands are out of place,” says hairstylist Chaz Dean, creator of Wen hair and body care.
If you have a larger budget, blowouts are always a good idea. Stopping into a salon before a big date can transform your look. A full list of recommendations are coming Wednesday.