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17 ways to get gorgeous this Valentine's Day

Author: Elle Canada

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17 ways to get gorgeous this Valentine's Day

 

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17 ways to get gorgeous this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day beauty guide: Eyeliner

Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes Precision Longwear Eyeliner will set you up for a #nofilter #selfie thanks to the liner's ultra black tip and inky black formula. The best part? This liner will thicken the appearance of your lashes. Now we’re talking. tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes™ Precision Longwear Eyeliner ($24), at sephora.ca. READ MORE: Best black eyeliners you need to try

By: Monika Markovinovic Source: tarte Credits: ELLE Canada

17 ways to get gorgeous this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day beauty guide: Love potion

If you're anything like me, you probably thought "love potion" was just an urban myth created by teen girls trying to fall in love with Harry Styles. Well, it's actually a thing. Tata Harper has created an aromatic blend to focus the energy of your body and mind on feelings of love while heightening overall attractiveness. Blending ten of the world’s most compelling aphrodisiac essential oils (including jasmine to awaken sexual energy and ylang ylang to boost confidence and reduce nerves), this liquid love has alluring powers once applied to pulse points. May the odds be ever in your favour this Valentine’s Day. Tata Harper Love Potion ($90 for 10mL), at www.beautymark.ca. READ MORE: Date night beauty must-haves

By: Monika Markovinovic Source: Tata Harper Credits: ELLE Canada

17 ways to get gorgeous this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day beauty guide: Body lotion

Give your skin some love this Valentine’s Day with philosophy’s Loveswept Body Lotion. Enriched with heavenly goodness, (AKA olive and macadamia nut natural oils and shea butter), this delicate lotion contains a gorgeous blend of vitamins E and C to deliver antioxidant protection and a firming ingredient to help tone the skin. philosophy Loveswept Body Lotion 480mL ($44), at sephora.ca. READ MORE: 11 most comforting products for your body

By: Monika Markovinovic Source: philosophy Credits: ELLE Canada

17 ways to get gorgeous this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day beauty guide: Lipstick

Snag this lipstick from makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury. We're mad for the cherry red ‘Love Bite’ shade which contains a tropical secret ingredient extracted from ‘the Lipstick Tree.’ Oh la la! With this rich red shade, get ready to be K.I.S.S.I.N.G your date all night long. Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Fallen From The Lipstick Tree – Love Bite ($32), net-a-porter.com. READ MORE: Charlotte Tilbury's best spring runway makeup looks

By: Monika Markovinovic Source: Net-A-Porter Credits: ELLE Canada

17 ways to get gorgeous this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day Beauty Guide: Bath bomb

Talk about a heartbreaker. Lush’s Love Locket Bath Bomb is full of Valentine’s Day surprises once it hits water (don’t worry, it’s totally okay to break this heart). Get ready to have a luxurious soak in paper hearts, shiny red agar seaweed hearts and a sensual blend of vanilla, jasmine and neroli essential oils. All you're missing now is a glass of pinot noir and Netflix. Just don't drop your iPad into the bath.  Lush Love Locket Bath Bomb ($11.95), at lush.ca. READ MORE: 8 energizing spa treatments in Canada

By: Monika Markovinovic Source: Lush Credits: ELLE Canada

17 ways to get gorgeous this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day beauty Guide: Compact

Public touchups are totally acceptable if you're pulling out this Kate Spade New York compact and freshen up in front of your date. Think of ‘kiss and tell’ as your not so hidden message. Kate Spade New York Holly Drive Compact Kiss and Tell ($35), at Hudson’s Bay, thebay.com. READ MORE: Facelift facials to lift, firm and detoxify

By: Monika Markovinovic Source: Kate Spade New York Credits: ELLE Canada

17 ways to get gorgeous this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day beauty guide: Mascara

This famed mascara will make you blush—if not for the name but for the compliments that will rain down on you each time you wear it. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara's volumizing mascara boasts an extreme black formula with an hourglass-shaped brush (inspired by the curves of a woman’s body, natch). They say three coats of this bad boy and you’ll achieve the most intense, multidimensional lash possible.  Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($30), at sephora.ca. READ MORE: 12 easy ways to get gorgeous lashes

By: Monika Markovinovic Source: Too Faced Credits: ELLE Canada

17 ways to get gorgeous this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day beauty guide: Self-Tanner

Fake like you just got back from a spa vaca in the Maldives with Victoria’s Secret Self-Tanning Tinted Lotion. You might even fool everyone into thinking you’re a VS Angel with that instant glow (watch out, Karlie. The avocado-laced lotion develops within a few hours. Wait—is that your agent calling? Victoria’s Secret Self-Tanning Tinted Lotion ($18), at victoriassecret.com. READ MORE: Victoria's Secret angels share their beauty tips and tricks

By: Monika Markovinovic Source: Victoria's Secret Credits: ELLE Canada

17 ways to get gorgeous this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day beauty guide: Makeup stick

Get ready for the best all-in-one makeup stick. It’s a Valentine’s Day miracle! NARS The Multiple is a beautiful cream-to-powder that highlights and sculpts the face. With its effortless formula in an array of shades, from sheer nude to deep bronze, this stick warms the cheekbones and eyes instantly. Trust us when we say this will be the quickest you ever get ready for any Valentine's date. NARS The Multiple in Orgasm ($46), at sephora.ca. READ MORE: Get the natural beauty look

By: Monika Markovinovic Source: NARS Credits: ELLE Canada

17 ways to get gorgeous this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day beauty guide: Massage Oil

Grab your special someone, a bottle of Veuve, Escents’ Love Bath & Massage Oil in Rose & Jasmine and run the tub. Enriched with almond and jojoba oils, your skin will be left super smooth after this rub down. The brand claims the oil 'unveils true and hidden feelings while produces strong affection and profound oneness'. Talk about getting hot and heavy. Escents Love Bath & Massage Oil in Rose, Jasmine ($15.95), at escents.ca. READ MORE: The most rejuvenating body oils

By: Monika Markovinovic Source: Escents Credits: ELLE Canada

17 ways to get gorgeous this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day beauty guide: Shampoo

Want that big, sexy and bouncy hair this Valentine’s Day? Let Drybar handle the heavy lifting. The Texas Tea Volumizing Shampoo takes your hair to new heights with its gentle cleansing to protect and smooth hair.  Drybar Texas Tea Volumizing Shampoo ($23), at sephora.ca. READ MORE: 8 ways to revitalize your hair

By: Monika Markovinovic Source: Drybar Credits: ELLE Canada

17 ways to get gorgeous this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day beauty guide: Lip Treatment

You’ll be forgetting all about that bouquet of roses you received earlier in the day once you get your hands (and lips) on Fresh’s Sugar Rosé Extreme Tinted Lip Treatment. The limited edition cult-favourite is enriched with sunscreen SPF 15 rose oil moisturizers that will leave your lips bathed in the prettiest rosy flush. And you can kiss those wind-battered lips farewell. Fresh Sugar Rosé Extreme Tinted Lip Treatment ($26), at sephora.ca. READ MORE: The best lip balms and treatments

By: Monika Markovinovic Source: Fresh Credits: ELLE Canada

17 ways to get gorgeous this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day beauty guide: Lip Colour

Dedicated to the characters in Tom Ford’s life, the ‘Lips & Boys’ limited edition collection is sexy and steamy. You can easily keep track of all your Valentine’s Day crushes in the range of fifty shades all named after men. Have a Peter in your life? There's one in here too. Richard? Yup, it’s a rosy pink. Jack? A shade of lovely fuchsia. But move fast. These shades are flying off the shelves. Tom Ford Beauty ‘Lips & Boys’ Lip Colour ($35), at holtrenfrew.com. READ MORE: The best lipsticks for Fall 2014

By: Monika Markovinovic Source: Tom Ford Beauty Credits: ELLE Canada

17 ways to get gorgeous this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day beauty guide: Scrub

Give your skin a little Valentine’s Day skin smoothing with this beautiful lavender scrub from Toronto-based green beauty brand Leaves of Trees. The scrub is made up of an array of nourishing ingredients including turbinado sugar, argan oil and vitamin E. Leaves of Trees Lavender Sugar Scrub ($22 for 110mL), at leavesoftrees.com. READ MORE: The 11 most luxurious beauty products

By: Monika Markovinovic Source: Leaves of Trees Credits: ELLE Canada

17 ways to get gorgeous this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day beauty guide: Bath oil

Light those candles and slide into a bath with a heaping dose of Jo Malone London ‘Red Roses’ Bath Oil. This bath oil blends seven of the world’s most exquisite roses and fills the air with a romantic aroma and is enriched with sweet almond, jojoba seeds and avocado oils. Jo Malone London ‘Red Roses’ Bath Oil ($75), at holtrenfrew.com. READ MORE: The 5 best comforting beauty rituals

By: Monika Markovinovic Source: Jo Malone London Credits: ELLE Canada

17 ways to get gorgeous this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day beauty guide: Nail polish

I’m not sure if you’ve heard but this little known book was made into a film and it’s being released on Valentine’s Day. OPI has teamed up with the hotly anticipated film, Fifty Shades of Grey, to create a limited-edition line of glittering and gleaming nail lacquers in cool silvers and gray crèmes. With colours like 'Embrace the Gray' and 'Romantically Involved' OPI captures the film’s passion, luxury and power into one little bottle(s). OPI Fifty Shades of Grey in Romantically Involved Nail Lacquer ($11.50), at Professional Salons. READ MORE: Best nail polish colours for Fall 2014

By: Monika Markovinovic Source: OPI Credits: ELLE Canada

17 ways to get gorgeous this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day beauty guide: Fragrance

Let me intoduce your new guilty pleasure. Get a little naughty this Valentine’s Day with the limited edition Gucci Guilty Diamond, Gucci’s new fragrance that symbolizes intense passion. The scent summons with aphrodisiac notes and seduces with a suggestive hint of patchouli. It's time to unleash your inner temptress, ladies. Gucci Guilty Diamond Limited Edition Pour Femme ($80), at holtrenfrew.com. READ MORE: Scarlett Johansson’s star scent

By: Monika Markovinovic Source: Gucci Credits: ELLE Canada
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