Valentine’s Day is upon us once again. Some of us love it and some of us loathe it. Whatever your take on Valentine’s Day, take this opportunity show your makeup bag a little love.
Adding a deep, pink lipstick is a wonderful way to add color to all the dreary days here in Seattle. But does lipstick dry out your lips? That’s not the case with Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Lipstick in Pink Red ($39). This lipstick contains Jojoba Seed Oil, Squalane, and Shea Butter to leave your lips moisturized and colorful. No need to use lip balm and lipstick, this is an all-in-one product.
If your eye area is looking dull, puffy, dark and/or dry, add an eye cream to your routine. I love Zelens Triple Action Eye Cream ($120). It’s packed with peptides, antioxidants and plant extracts to moisturize and combat aging.
Long, luscious lashes never go out of style. Mascara is an inexpensive way to instantly make you look wide-awake. My current favorite is L’Oreal Voluminous Millions of Lashes ($9).
If your skin is looking dull, throw away your full coverage foundation. Go for a sheer, hydrating foundation with sunscreen. Koh Gen Do’s Aqua Foundation with SPF 15 ($62) is a hydrating formula with an illuminating formula that softens the appearance of irregular or uneven skin tone and texture. It doesn’t even feel like you’re wearing foundation!
Last by not least, adding a bold color or pattern to your nails can make you smile. Sally Hansen’s Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips ($10) are dry nail polish that you apply to your nails. They come in solid colors and different patterns. These also last much longer than nail polish!