Just when you thought you’d recovered from the dizzying heights of sugar-laden Christmas treats, desserts and many a mulled wine, the New Year only goes and throws a whole new holiday right in your freshly detoxed complexion. Yep, that’s right girls, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and with it will come, as per usual, more clichés than a Cadbury’s Milk Tray. But fret not fellow Graziettes, as whether you’re single (or taken); we reckon V Day is the perfect opportunity to embrace a flirty beauty look. Whether you want to make the most of your lashes, cheeks, lips or hair, we’ve pulled together the ultimate kiss-me-quick make-up looks that’ll have you totally smitten.
1. Luscious Lashes
Mulberry SS14 (Jason Lloyd Evans)
Enchanting the opposite sex is much easier when you’re rocking a stellar pair of flirty lashes- trust us on this one. Transform stubby lashes into borderline falsies with a coat of L’Oreal Paris’ False Lash Flutter Mascara, £10.99 which seriously impressed us beauty ladies. L’Oreal Paris’ first-ever double-winged butterfly brush, together with special fibres to lengthen the look of lashes to a whole new level will guarantee some real fluttery volume. Got some cash to splash? Then stock up on Guerlain’s amazing Noir G Mascara, £36- the first-ever refillable mascara with an integrated mirror. We love!
2. Red Lips
MSGM SS14 (Jason Lloyd Evans)
Punch up your pout with a lip-smacking shade of red. Guaranteed to turn some heads, this look is totally gorgeous and easier than you think to pull off- just keep the rest of your make-up clean and simple to really highlight your lips. Think a little blush, a thin sweep of black eyeliner and a coat of black mascara. The classic reds? We love MAC’s Ruby Woo, £15 and Lipstick Queen’s Sinner 90 Percent Pigment in Red Sinner, £20. Just remember the golden rule and prep your lips beforehand to ensure total kissability. Try Bliss’ Fabulips Sugar Lip Scrub, £16 which is a sure-fire way to a polished pout.
3. Get Cheeky
Caroline Herrera (Jason Lloyd Evans)
Nothing says provocative more than a rosy glow so make like the models at Caroline Herrera and arm yourself with a stellar blush to really make your skin pop. A cream formula will create the most natural-looking glow and the application is foolproof thanks to a sheer and blendable formula. To find your best shade, gently pinch your cheeks and match your blush to the colour you see. Try Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush, £7.99- a real Grazia beauty fave.
4. Get Plaiting
Moschino SS14 (Jason Lloyd Evans)
Potentially the ultimate in romantic hairstyles, the effortless plait just oozes come-get-me-ness and will really highlight your cheekbones to boot. What’s more, with a whole host of ways to wear the style, it’s the perfect look for long and short haired ladies alike. The best bit? Come the following morning, simply unravel your plait to reveal naturally textured tresses- totally gorgeous!
Click through our gallery and check out the best red lip looks from the SS14 shows...