Reds and pinks! Cupid’s haphazard arrow! Hearts and roses and CVS cards! it’s all a proclaimed representation of love. And today is the very day. On this 2019 Saint Valentine’s day, the dating to the dateless, to the in between, the Galentine’s Day celebrators looking to praise all the lives in their lives, or the ones looking to match the theme of every holiday, can find a little cosmetic fun between boxes of candy and heart-themed everything. With a few quick makeup make ups, some great cosmetic products, a colorful imagination, and a quick trip to your local Sephora, you can make this Hallmark holiday your own at a reasonable price.
The sultry, the sinister and the mysterious all dawn the smokey eye look. Urban Decay’s Relish eyeshadow for $20 does the job best, but Kat Von D Beauty’s Swoon Shadow at $19 that was recently re-released is a great alternative. For a shimmery option, go with Milk Makeup’s Eye Pigment in a light pink at $24.
Milk Makeup is also known for their on-the-go products, including their $12 lip vinylin deep berry or hot pink, or their demi-matte lipstick for $11. The makeup company has even created a look book for those searching for a fluorescent inspired holiday. Rihanna’s FENTY beauty line also provides some deep red shades, including their $24 Stunna Lip Paint in perfect universal red or vivid pink, as well as another go-to with Glossier’s Generation G Lip Matte in crush or poppy red for $18. And for a much cheaper product, try Elf’s $3.00 matte lip tube in rich red, dash of pink or berry sorbet—all of which you can easily find at your local Target store.
Milk Makeup strikes again! their heart shaped $12 temporary tattoo stamps are a great touch to your lovely look. Swipe on some of their Really Lip + Cheek and you’re ready to go in ten minutes. Kaja’s $24 Cheeky Stamp Blendable Blush and have a palette of soft pinks for fair skin, while JOUER Cosmetics’ $42 Bouquet De Amour, FENTY’s Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter at $34 and Too Faced Cosmetics’ 16-hour lasting $23 Love Flush has a shade for everyone.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all!