Play the Valentine card with your S.O by making all the right moves. Frankly, even un-romantics seem to feel the pressure. And turning to doe-eyed romcoms for inspiration, candlelit dinners or seductive scents (though arresting) is seldom enough. Fashion designers, on the other hand, have been speaking the language of love for eons now. Take a sneak peek at their Spring/Summer 2018 shows to wear your heart not only on your sleeve, but face and hair too.
This Valentines Day, fall in love with these six beauty looks fresh off the runway and sweep your beau off his feet. The game is on.
First sight: Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Sies Marjan
Love stroke: Half your battles won if your strands graze thy knee. The longer it is, the more beguiling it gets. Stay nonchalant about your natural texture and wear it with a middle parting. Or you could fake it with hair extensions.
First sight: Alberto Zambelli, Brock Collection, Dennis Basso
Love stroke: Think a shade that gets your heart racing and go for it. Swipe a thick coat of it on your lids and lips. Multipurpose a product for uniformity in shade. As for the rest of your face? Aim for that alabaster complexion.
Crazy about: NYX Professional Makeup Super Cliquey Matte Lipstick
First sight: Christian Siriano, Preen, Novis
Love stroke: Reshape your basic ponytail. Tie a braid around your pony, rope in two ponies into one with geometric sections or twist and twirl strands into a half-bun-half-pony statement. Now comes the fun part: you can achieve all this in under two minutes.
Crazy about: Toniq Bow Down Pastel Shade Rubber Band Set
First sight: Jason Wu, Lanvin, Zimmerman, Oscar de la Renta
Love stroke: Tired of rimming your eyes with black kohl but nothing else seems to cut it? Dash the outer corners of your eyes with kohl but don’t go all the way. Add drama by winging it like a cat eye, with sparkly specs or even contrasting streak of colour underneath a la Oscar de la Renta.
Crazy about: Innisfree Bold Kohl Kajal
Twinkle in your eye
First sight: Emporio Armani, Delpozo, Tadashi Shoji
Love stroke: To max out on impact, go matte and metallic at once. How you do it, is totally up to you. So long as you dont blur the lines or your shimmery shadow doesnt spill over. Thats the only one to look out for.
Crazy about: Australis Shimmer Pigment Pot
A hot line
First sight: Phillip Lim, Club Monaco, Tibi
Love stroke: Nail art, move over. One basic line rules the roost (and the runway). Horizontal or vertical, thick or thin, black or not this is proof that less goes a long way. Lazy buffs and the un-romantics, this numbers up your alley.
Crazy about: Paese Cosmetics Nail Polish in 109