Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and whether you’re planning a romantic date, an evening with the girls, or a solo outing, wet n wild has got you covered with quality makeup tips using products that don’t break the bank.
Plus, when you stock up on your favourite wet n wild products, you can receive a gorgeous limited edition Valentine’s Day coffee cup! Here are five of the most popular (and classic) makeup looks to try on Valentine’s Day:
The red lip
There’s a reason this classic look never goes out of style. The red lip is timeless, elegant and sexy, and it suits everyone (it’s true – there really is a perfect shade of red for every complexion!). The best way to wear a red lip is to keep the rest of your look simple. Let your lips be the main focus (otherwise they’ll compete for attention with the rest of your makeup).
Red lipstick looks best on soft, moisturised lips. Before applying your lip colour, gently exfoliate your lips (you can use a lip scrub, or make your own by mixing a bit of sugar with olive oil) to remove any dry skin from the surface. Follow with a hydrating lip balm and you’re ready for colour.
Try wet n wild MegaLast Lock ‘n’ Shine Lip Color + Gloss in shade Red-y For Me. This dual-ended lip colour and gloss features a high colour payoff lip colour on one side and a clear gloss on the other. Formulated with ingredients like vitamin E acetate, jojoba oil, and antioxidant-rich passionfruit seed oil, this two-in-one dream come true is sure to leave your lips looking and feeling radiant. Plus, if you needed more convincing, it recently won an award in the coveted Glamour Beauty Awards, so you know it’s a goodie!
The eyes really are the windows to the soul, and there’s nothing as pretty and flirty as long luscious lashes. Don’t worry if you don’t have long or thick lashes naturally – there are good quality mascaras available with amazing volumizing and lengthening capabilities.
To ensure your mascara covers the full length of your lashes (and achieves maximum results), try to apply mascara looking down. This works best if you have a mirror placed face up on a table. Look into the mirror from above, and with your one hand, gently lift and hold the skin below your eyebrow, lifting your lashes. With your other hand, apply as many coats as you desire, sweeping the brush from the lash line to the tips, all while looking down into the mirror. This ensures your lashes are coated from root to tip.
Try wet n wild Big Poppa Mascara, which delivers outrageous volume, length and lift. Infused with castor oil, this dramatically lengthening and intensely black mascara makes even the shyest of lashes stand out.
A pop of colour on the cheeks transforms the complexion, giving you a healthy flush of colour and a flirty edge. Make your makeup look pop by choosing a pretty shade of pink blush for Valentine’s Day.
For an overall healthy flush and easy application, apply blush to the apples of your cheeks. The easiest way to place the product is to smile at the mirror while applying, and with a blusher brush, gently apply the colour in circular motions to the apples of the cheeks. Don’t forget to tap the brush after you’ve lifted blush from the compact, as you want to start off with a little and build more colour gradually.
Try wet n wild Color Icon Blush in shade Bed of Roses, a pretty pink that suits all complexions. This longwearing, highly pigmented pressed powder blush is velvety soft and buildable, allowing you to control its intensity.
A dewy glow
Thick, cakey makeup is out, and a natural glow is in. Season after season we’re seeing the beauty industry celebrate a more natural approach to foundation, and we’re here for it! It’s no longer about hiding your skin under a thick veil of foundation, but rather about showing it off, and enhancing it with a lightweight product designed to let your skin shine through.
A lightweight dewy foundation is the perfect choice for Valentine’s Day because it ups your confidence and blurs imperfections while allowing the true beauty of your skin to show (hello, freckles!). Find a formula that offers sheer coverage and a dewy finish for a healthy glow.
Try wet n wild PhotoFocus Dewy Foundation. A weightless, super-nourishing formula, it delivers natural all-day wear and blends seamlessly, blurring imperfections and minimizing the appearance of pores for a smooth and dewy finish.
The smokey eye
The smokey eye never disappoints! Whether you’re going subtle or dramatic, a little bit of black eyeliner and moody eyeshadow is a failsafe look for Valentine’s Day.
When choosing a smokey eye, keep the rest of your look simple. Start off with a nude colour across your eyelid, and follow by blending a darker shade into the hollow of your eye and the outer corners. Line your top eyelid (as close to the lash line as possible) with a soft khol eyeliner and use a small brush to smudge the line into your eyeshadow.
Try wet n wild Color Icon Khol Liner Pencil in Baby’s Got Black. A must-have in your make-up kit, this long-wearing liner offers rich, hyper-pigmented colour and oh-so-smooth, oh-so-creamy application (making it super easy to smudge!).
For your smokey eyeshadow, try wet n wild Color Icon 10 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in shade Nude Awakening. Don’t be fooled by the name – while the palette contains nudes for everyday wear, it has the addition of darker shades and two shimmery colours that allow you to create the smokey eye of your dreams… Each shade offers high colour payoff and soft glide application.
Try one of these classic makeup looks this Valentine’s Day and step out in confidence!
When you spend R250 or more on wet n wild products at selected Clicks stores, you’ll receive a gorgeous limited edition coffee cup. Now is the time to stock up on your favourites (or treat yourself to something new!). The promo is valid between 12 – 23 February 2024, but stock is limited, so don’t delay.