Amidst all your heart-fluttering excitement, it’s good to anticipate all the things that could go wrong during your Valentine’s Day date with your man and align your makeup routine accordingly to steer clear of those potential mishaps. Here are some precautions to take before you go on your V-date so your makeup wouldn’t get in the way of your special moments with Mr. Valentine!
Cleanse and moisturise
A face that’s full of impurities serves as a poor base for makeup as it gives rise to irritation and dulls glow, so you’ll need a superior yet ultra-gentle cleanser that purifies the skin. To help you with that, try the Bioderma Sensibio H2O.
You’ll essentially be using purified water with molecules biologically compatible with your skin to effectively remove accumulated dirt and impurities from the environment while remaining gentle to even sensitive skin, without having to wash it.
This is available at SGD28.90 for 250ml in major Guardian and Watsons stores, Unity, Robinsons, National Skin Centre, and Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
Healthy glowing skin underneath makeup allows you to look gorgeous even way up close! The multi-tasking Laura Mercier Infusion de Rose Nourishing Oil (SGD98) is infused with Rosehip and sunflower seed oils to deeply nourish skin, smoothing down fine lines and giving it a radiant glow.
To lock in all that goodness and more, you could additionally apply Laura Mercier Infusion de Rose Nourishing Creme (SGD105)! Mango and Shea butters from this moisturising cream deepens the facial oil’s penetration into the skin, providing long-lasting hydration and protection from environmental pollution. He’d be so drawn to your naturally radiant and healthy skin he won’t be able to take his eyes off you!
These are available at all Laura Mercier counters in Singapore.
Conceal imperfections to radiate a lively glow
Yes, you can totally get rid of your skin imperfections yet look completely natural and radiant for your date! The First Light Priming Filter from Becca’s Glow Collection refreshes your complexion by concealing signs of fatigue, dullness, dehydration, puffiness, and fine lines, leaving it clear, bright, and glowing. It also works for any skin tone due to its translucent sheer finish!
This will retail at SGD58 in Sephora stores from 16 March.
And if you feel more secure adding another layer of coverage, Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation gives you the most long-lasting, barely-there, vitamin-enriched flawless foundation finish that powerfully eradicates any remaining signs of fatigue, as well as imparting 70% more radiance to your skin. It comes in six different shades to suit a variety of skin tones.
This is available at SGD29.90 for 30ml in all major Watsons and departmental stores.
Make your eye makeup smudge-proof
You might laugh too hard or get all sentimental during your date and tear up a smudge, which is enough to cause your eyeliner to slide, so you’ll want one that stays put through the ups and downs of your emotions. Clio Kill Black Waterproof Pen Liner offers an intense matte black that is so smudge-resistant and waterproof that you won’t care about your emotions welling up in your eyes.
This is available at SGD25.90 in major Watsons stores.
Enhance your lashes
Mascara tends to flake and smudge apart from irritating your eyes and you don’t want that happening during your Valentine’s Day activities. Reflections Organics Infinity Lash Mascara is not only smudge-proof and water-resistant, it’s also made from organic fruit pigments and all-natural ingredients that won’t sting your eyes like many other mascaras do.
Your lashes will also be lengthened and thickened so look forward to spending a good long time batting seductive eyelashes that feel natural and comfortable at your date!
This is priced at SGD28 for 7.5ml on Reflections Organics online. Click here to shop!
Wear kissable colour on your lips
Kissing and pigment-rich lip colour never seem to get along as we’re always having to sacrifice one for the other because of how messy it tends to get. Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint effectively marries the two by going on opaquely matte with 20 different shades to choose from while being completely transfer-proof, so your man can kiss your lips without getting lipstick on his!
Its mineral-rich formula even softens your lips over time, doesn’t dry up or feather, and moves with your lips so you get the best kissing experience with a beautiful lip colour on!
This is available at SGD32 in Sephora stores.
Lock your makeup firmly in place
No matter how much staying power your foundation has, a makeup setting mist secures it there for even longer so you can have a peace of mind during your romantic date. Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Setting Mist is a weightless micro-mist spray that keeps your makeup looking fresh and polished for up to 24 hours and soothes your skin, be it oily or dry, with cucumber complex to further prevent potential irritated reaction to the makeup on your face and dirt from your surroundings.
This is available at SGD40 in Sephora stores.
Be equipped to remove makeup on-the-go
There’s no saying where your date, both the human and the event, might take you. A romantic dinner by the beach might transition into a spur-of-the-moment dip in the sea and you’d want to remove your makeup as fast as possible so as to not spoil the moment.
Nivea 3-in-1 Care Cleansing Micellar Wipes effectively lift even waterproof makeup and excess sebum from the skin with gentle wipes that involve no rinsing, while still keeping the skin’s hydration levels balanced. This is done using micelles that cleanse thoroughly and organically without disrupting the skin’s natural oil and moisture balance.
This is available at SGD10.90 for a pack of 25 sheets in Cold Storage, Giant, Guardian, NTUC Fairprice outlets, Watsons and other major retail stores.
The day might eventually end on a more intimate note at home where it would feel fitting to wash your makeup, dirt, and grime off with water so your face can feel completely unmasked and back to normal before him.
Bioré Cleansing Gel Makeup Remover actually melts away thick layers of makeup by dissolving it from deep within pores simply without the need for rubbing or tugging on the skin. Its mild white floral fragrance soothes your senses, settling you down for some heartfelt intimacy with your one and only.
This is available at SGD9.70 in all pharmacies, hypermarkets, and supermarkets.