Can you believe January is already OVER?? With February just a few days away, it’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day. It’s the perfect time to glam it up with a bold red lip or a sultry, smokey eye. KB and I usually keep the 14th pretty low key, but I know some of you guys have big plans in the works. Whether it’s a romantic date with your SO or a night on the town with the girls, I’ve put together some of my favorite red products for this month’s Sona Selects to help you celebrate V-day!
Is it just me or does it seem like blush is becoming a thing again? I’ve been seeing the fresh flushed faces all over the red carpet, magazines and my Instagram feed. I love it! When picking a blush I find it super helpful to match your blush to the color of your naturally flushed cheeks (think the the color your cheeks turn after going for a run!) I usually use a matte or semi matte blush like the Make Up Forever HD blush. It’s super blendable and will help you achieve that natural, rosey flush (no cardio necessary!)
Keeping with the whole red theme in honor of Valentine’s Day, I love using ‘Audacious’ from my Identity Palette. It’s the perfect matte, rust-toned shadow that’ll compliment a statement red lip. You can create so many different smokey eye looks by blending ‘Fearless’ with almost any color in the palette. If you’re in the mood for something bolder, this MAC metallic eyeshadow will definitely give you a cool-girl edge!
Lately, I’ve been super into a bold lip. Nothing makes me feel more confident and sexy than pairing red lipstick with soft and natural makeup. Even when I’m wearing jeans and a tee, a red lip makes my whole look feel elevated. I love this YSL satin lipstick for a feminine, yet edgy take on the classic red lip. It has a bit of orange to it, which is perfect come springtime. If you’re more into a matte color that’ll stay put all day, I love the Smashbox Always on Matte Liquid Lipstick. I’ve also linked a few of my favorite affordable options below!
PS. If applying red lipstick makes you nervous, here are 4 easy steps for applying red lipstick!
Who doesn’t love a good red mani? No matter the time of year, I love painting my nails red because it feels sexy, classic and modern all at the same time. Essie has tons of different reds, from deep bordeauxs to bright crimsons, but I always keep coming back to this true red. For a quick-drying nail polish that’ll last over a week without chipping, Sally Hansen’s Insta Dri in Rapid Red is a great one to pick up. Even if you’re anti-Valentine’s day, you really can’t go wrong with a red mani EVER.
And because I know you will all ask about my outfit, I have linked all the products I’m wearing below! I’m obsessed with this shaggy cardigan from & Other Stories. I threw it on top of this festive tank from Aritzia, but it’s sold out in this colorway so I picked a few similar styles below for you guys! And of course, I’m wearing my favorite Levi’s. I literally don’t take them off!
So there you guys have it! These are some easy and fun ways to get festive this Valentine’s Day. These Sona Selects makeup favorites will pair perfectly with a flirty dress and you’ll be cupid-approved from head to toe.
What do you guys have planned for Valentine’s Day? Let me know if you have any ideas for my hubby KB and I to celebrate!