Valentine's Day: The Beauty Edit
Beauty Editor and celebrity makeup artist Olivia Todd gives us her expert, tried and tested beauty tips to help you look like the best version of you for the biggest date night of the year…get ready to fall in love this Valentine’s!
The Perfect Tresses
Olaplex is an absolute saviour when it comes to bringing your hair back to life. Often when you colour your hair regularly, a normal shampoo and conditioner just won’t cut it and I’ve found in the past they quite often strip the colour from your hair but the Olaplex products are made to replenish your hair for luscious, vibrant looking locks. For the best date night result, wash your hair with Olaplex shampoo and conditioner and then brush through to detangle and then through the lower lengths of your hair use a small amount of the no 6 bonds smoother to repair and hydrate.
Super Model Brows
By Kitty Brows is Hampshire’s eyebrow guru. She offers highly in-demand microblading services and has added another string to her bow by offering an exciting and innovative treatment to achieve possibly your best brows ever; brow lamination.
There is no other way to describe this look than the ‘supermodel brow’ as laminating your brows gives you that lasting, full and feathery look seen sported by models on editorial shoots or on the catwalk. It’s the perfect treatment for unruly brows, gaps and hair loss or for those who want that groomed, brushed up look…perfect for looking your absolute best and date night ready!
Glo32 Teeth Whitening kit – this is a clever device created to give you the perfect pearly whites in just 20 minutes. It is a quick and instant fix and you can use the stilo pen or teeth whitening strips for effective stain removal.
Glow to Go
Face Matters ‘All About Face’ Balm is the best multipurpose balm out there to prep your skin, brows, lips before applying makeup. Or if you’re feeling like going all out for your special night, book in a facial with celebrity facialist Sally Curson, the wonder woman behind the Face Matters Clinic in Alresford ….I cannot recommend the Bespoke Techy One enough… this is a true workout for the face, that will leave you looking totally revitalized with flawless looking skin and a gorgeous glow to go.
Get the Look
The true shades of seduction are what make up this look, think soft and sultry eyes to mesmerize, full and luscious “just kissed” lips and radiant, goddess-like skin.
The ultimate date night palette has got to be the brand new Pillow Talk eyeshadow palette by Charlotte Tilbury, made up of 4 dreamy date night looks to suit all skin tones. Adorn your eyes with champagne, tawny and rosy pink tones for a romantic alternative to your standard smokey eye.
The Delilah Underwear Primer provides the perfect silky serum that makes your makeup last longer ( it really does work). I suggest applying this first and then adding your base, a gorgeous full coverage, but light and breathable base is the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream and for that goddess of love radiant complexion, mix with a couple of drops of liquid highlighter. By Terry Brightening Cellular Rose CC Serum not only smells divine but gives you that fresh glow.
For all day and night perfection, use a fixing mist all over your makeup to keep your finished look in place. I love the seductive scent of the Cherry Blossom Fixing Spray By vegan and cruelty-free brand 3INA. It will definitely put you in the mood for some romance.
For soft kissable lips I love the Baume De Rose Lip Balm By Terry. Then, for total lip lustre apply Green People, Matte Velvet Lipstick in shade Damask Rose…the perfect shade of pink to last from dawn to dusk. To enhance and accentuate that cupids bow add a pop of highlighter, I love this one by Laura Mercier in shade seduction (how fitting!).
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