How to Achieve the Classic Valentine’s Day Look

The most romantic night for couples is just around the bend and while this past year has been about extreme beauty looks becoming de rigueur, we here believe that sometimes, classic looks are the best. This would be one of those times. Save your deep purples and heavy contouring for the rest of the year – we’re going for red lips, smoky eyes and subtle elegance. Time to get your romance on, lovers – in real style.

The Classic Red Lip

There’s nothing quite as timeless as that classic red lip on a girl on a date. Chanel’s Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour in Rouge is the epitome of all classic reds with its richness in both colour and texture. A coolly hued deep red that compliments all skin tones and a slickly designed case makes for the perfect lipstick to sexily whip out and reapply in between martinis.

A Sultry Smoky Eye

The red lip is a sweet classic – but the smoky eye is where we smoulder. We’re all over Dior’s 5 Couleur’s Eyeshadow Palette in 034 Gris which contains all the shades needed for that come hither look. Use the lighter shades all over the eyelid and the darker charcoal to define your outer lids. Finish the look with Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear Gel Eyeliner and be prepared to knock ‘em dead.

A Feminine Blush

Yes, we know, we know. Contouring the face is an art form in itself nowadays. But we know that our gorgeous readers need not apply a million layers and shades in order to look beautiful. We’re suggesting using just one (gasp!) highlighter product to make that face glow. NARS does blush better than the best, and their hyper popular shade Orgasm is such for a reason. A delicately shimmery pink that gives any girl that perfect peachy glow is just what we’re looking for this Valentine’s Day. Airy, feminine perfection.

The Sweetest Scent

Okay, we’re going with Chanel again, but I mean, it is Chanel we’re talking about here. And there is absolutely nothing more eternally romantic when it comes to fragrances than the much-lauded, forever-entrenched-in-haute-beauty-history than this perfume. The bottle itself is elegance epitomized. A sweet and luxurious scent that will have you seeing through rose-tinted lenses with one whiff (like your favourite Tom Ford sunglasses, right), we couldn’t think of anything better to spritz for Cupid’s night out. Chanel No. 5!