I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love Valentine’s Day. I always look forward to the holiday of all things pink & sparkly, as I like to describe it, and I absolutely eat up all the new releases around the big day…especially lippies. No matter how you’re spending your evening, I’ve rounded up 5 of my favourite products that are just perfect for your chosen activity.
Here’s what to wear if you’re spending your night…
In Sweats with Chick-flicks & Popcorn
Having a Galentine’s Day evening with your friends? Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons
deliver a burst of moisture that’s couch-worthy while adding a pop of opaque colour to your sleepover look. At about $10 each, they’re also the perfect little present for your girls – bring them as party favours for extra good karma.
On The Prowl
Spending the evening out with friends looking for love (or maybe just some sweet tunes)? Be bold with a swipe of a highly-pigmented lipstick like NARS Audacious Lipstick
. Set with a dusting of translucent powder over a tissue to give it that extra staying power, whether you’re dancing until dawn or kissing a handsome stranger.
Enjoying a Romantic Dinner
Want to spice things up with a lip colour that’ll last through dinner and well into your goodnight kiss but don’t want to spend your night touching up in the ladies’ room? Pick a transformational formula that’ll progress as the night does, like Sephora’s Cream Lip Stain
. This innovative lippie starts off as a cream lipstick but wears down to a long-lasting stain – perfect for that smear-free goodnight kiss.
(Maybe) Having A Sleepover
Not sure if your Valentine’s date will last until the next morning? Slip Nudestix Lip + Cheek Pencil
in Love into your clutch to guarantee that you’ll wake up looking just as sweet as you did when he picked you up at 8. Swipe the pencil across your lips & cheeks (blend 3 stripes in for a seamless glow) for an easy morning-after look with staying power.
Staying In to Make Out
Think prix fixe menus are overrated? Slip into something a little more comfortable and dab Dior Lip & Cheek Glow
onto your lips & cheeks for a fresh flush that’ll last through the steamiest evening. The glow is subtle but the pinky stain screams romance. Bonus: the gel’s minty scent & tingle will cool you down before hot night in.
Let me know which of these goodies you’re planning to pick up before the big night! I’d love to know what you have planned for Valentines, so be sure to drop me a note in the comments telling me what you’re up to. Mike & I have our final floral appointment for the wedding in the morning and then will be spending the day together before heading out for dinner at our favourite restaurant. I can’t wait!
Extra credit: Snap a pic of yourself wearing your new lippie and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #SmoochSelfie and #Kisses4CANFAR to help kiss AIDS goodbye by raising awareness about HIV/AIDS in Canada and reducing stigma. Your photo will help to raise awareness and spread the love through messages of inclusivity, eliminating stigma and HIV prevention. In Canada, 26.5% of all positive HIV test results are among youth aged 15-29 – crazy, right? Find out more at www.kisses4canfar.com.