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Five Best Valentine’s Day Beauty Ideas for Women

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1. Maximize your Lashes

Whether you want big bold dramatic lashes or a more natural yet noticeable look, applying mascara is the key. To apply mascara, start by curling your lashes. Gently pinch lashes at the roots and then move along the length, making pulse-like squeezes as you go. Next, apply mascara by wiggling the wand back and forth at the roots to deposit as much of it as possible before pulling the wand straight up. Finally, to make lashes look long and separated, apply three coats of mascara—but comb through the mascara while it’s still wet with a clean, dry spooley brush. If you are not getting a dramatic enough look, you can always apply false lashes.

For those of you who want a longer lasting effect, you can always try getting an eyelash tint or Lash extensions. Lash tints work best on people with lighter colored lashes because the lashes fade at the ends and when they are tinted, they can seem a lot longer. The eyelash tinting treatment will last about four to six weeks. Lash extensions are a rapidly growing trend in which synthetic lashes are glued on, one by one, to individual lashes. They last until the natural lash falls out, which occurs every 60-90 days. Some women return for refills every 20-30 days. Others get them done for a big event and then let them grow out

If all this is not enough, you can always try Latisse, a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis, the condition of having not enough or too-thin eyelashes. Latisse® is used to encourage eyelash growth, making them longer, thicker, and fuller. Latisse® is a drug, and you will need to book a consultation with the doctor to see if you are a candidate to use the product.

2. Get Smooth Full Kissable Lips

Full, beautiful lips are a great way to get your date’s attention. Exfoliate your lips by using a lip balm/product with a touch of alphy hydroxy acid, such as Alyria’s Lip Volumizer, moisturize your lips and add a bit of colour and fullness with a Lip Plumper. If that’s not enough, you can always try some Dermal Fillers such as Radiesse, to achieve the fullness you desire.

3. Refresh your Complexion

For a bright, glowing, radiant complexion, lifestyle, exercise and diet play a major role. Remember to stay hydrated and eat well. Skincare products that contain glycolic, alpha hydroxy or salicylic acid will help exfoliate your skin and after the first peel, your skin will look shinier and more taut. Getting regular facials will also help rehydrate and replump your skin from within. The right kind of massage can restore the nutrient flow and elasticity of the tissues, and re-boot the production of collagen, elastin, and natural moisturising substances that are all there in your skin naturally. For a more aggressive approach, you can try microdermabrasion or BBL Fotofacial.

4. Get your Smoothest Skin Ever

Shaving- Choose a razor with five blades, once you’re in the shower or bath, wait three minutes for warm water to soften hair. Instead of soap (it clogs your razor), use a shaving cream or gel (it creates a smooth barrier between your skin and the blades). In a pinch, hair conditioner or a creamy body wash can work.

Waxing- Your hair has to be long enough, about a quarter-inch, for wax to work so book your appointment accordingly, about every two to four weeks. Prep your skin to get the closest wax. Exfoliate with a body wash containing salicylic acid before your appointment, but don’t apply any lotion. And if you need to manage your pain, ask the aesthetician to tackle small areas at a time and if you get red bumps afterward, apply aloe lotion or hydrocortisone cream.

Laser Hair Removal- If you are looking for more permanent hair reduction, then laser hair removal could be an option worth considering. Be sure to verify the technician or doctor you visit and be prepared to invest in 4-6 treatments.

5. Get a Fresh Flushed Look

The most important thing in creating a natural look is to find the right color for your skin and the best place to color match is along your jawline. Have a makeup artist help you find your perfect foundation colour and using a large kabuki brush apply a loose mineral powder (Youngblood’s Loose Mineral Powder) sparingly in a circular motion to achieve a natural, fresh look. Next, apply a great blush. You want to match pink cheeks to your natural flush so you don’t look too doll-like. To find your exact-right hue, pinch skin—the color your cheek turns is your best blush.

Winter Makeup Trend: "No Makeup" Makeup

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Winter makeup is not all about dark colours, it’s more about taking care of your skin to really bring out the beauty. The foundation to a great look is great skin, so proper maintenance with cleansers, moisturizers, serums and of course sunscreen is essential. Here are some trends for this winter season.

No Make Up

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With no makeup makeup making a comeback again this season, it’s all about finding your perfect base. The most important thing in creating a natural look is to find the right color for your skin and the best place to color match is along your jaw line. Have a professional makeup artist help you determine what is the best shade for you. Remember to prime/moisturize before applying your concealer. Follow with foundation, using a large kabuki brush in a circular motion and sparingly. You can always add more.

Bold Brows

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If you haven’t started growing out your eyebrows, now is the time! This trend isn’t going anywhere so make sure you have the perfect eyebrow shape. Bold doesn’t mean bushy so keep your brows well-groomed with a brow-set gel and comb. Add a little colour and definition to your brows with a powder or pencil product. If you are having a hard time shaping, go see a professional who can make sure your brows suit your face shape and enhance your features.

Lips

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Vampy lips, Wine-stained lips, Red lips, Pink lips, Plum lips and dark berry tones are great for the winter holiday season.

Pink And Peach Blush

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A hint of colour on the cheeks is a great choice for this cold season to brighten up your face. The key to wearing peach or pink blush is not to go overboard. Apply a sweeping of pink to the apples of cheeks while smiling for a flush of colour.

So remember to protect your skin from getting overly dry by using a moisturizer every day and applying lip balm to your lips. Apply your foundation lightly but ensure it covers everything to give you a natural, flawless look.