10 Ways To Become The Perfect Valentine

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Valentine’s Day is a day filled with love, lust and for a lucky few; a proposal. Many invest in chocolates, cards and roses, but it’s time you treat yourself in order to treat your other half. Some opt for lingerie, but we’re here to say that buying a Valentine’s gift that’s more for you than them is the way forward. What’s better than them seeing you look your best?

If you suffer from sensitive skin, then scented lotions, makeup, hair dyes and other products you’d use to get ready for your evening plans can often irritate your skin. We understand it can be hard to find sensitive skin care and other products that both feel and smell amazing as well as being kind to your skin, so we’ve done the legwork for you.

Here’s 10 Valentine’s treats for YOU that your other half with love to help get you ready for your hot date:

1.Nothing is more attractive than a woman with confidence. Ensuring your skin is clear, hydrated and perfectly smooth will give you added radiance and glow to get your Valentine’s date hot under the collar. Using Charlotte Tilbury Multi-Miracle Glow on your face, cuticles, elbows, knees and any other areas in need of repair, your skin will benefit from the anti-wrinkle, nourishing effect that this magic balm can offer. This wonderous sensitive skin care product is a multi-use miracle that can act as a balm, an overnight mask and a cleanser to achieve baby soft, plump, glowing skin ready for your date.

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2.Keeping your skin spot-free is important when you’ve got a big date coming up. Shiseido’s Pureness Balancing Softener will help get you clear skin in time for your romantic date by balancing the skin’s natural pH and defend it against blackheads, blemishes and shine. This hydrating sensitive skin care product is refreshing, non-oily and is suitable for all skin types.

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3.Whether you’re going all-out glam or nice and natural with your makeup on Valentine’s, getting the right primer is essential for keeping your makeup in place all day and giving you added luminance to your skin. Adding Estée Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer to your makeup routine will bring instant brightness and help achieve a fresh, flawless finish to last all night long. With added vitamin E, rice bran extract and shea butter to calm and nourish angry, irritated skin, those with sensitive skin needn’t worry about redness whilst being serenaded. Unless you blush that is!

4.Hoping to seal the deal with a kiss (or two)? Get perfectly glossed lips for the occasion with the gorgeous YSL Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain in Rogue for sultry, sexy lips your other half won’t be able to resist. With the texture of a gloss and the longevity of a stain, your lips will be perfectly puckered for a night of passion and romance.

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5.Those ‘come-hither’ eyes and fluttery lashes will be yours for Valentine’s after using Clinique’s Lash Power Long-Wearing Mascara. Smudge proof and able to withstand rain, tears, sweat and humidity, you’re safe from getting panda eyes on date night and instead, have long, thick, fluttery lashes for 24 hours. Remove easily with warm water and cotton wool before bed.

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6.Smelling sweet enough to eat is another way to drive your other half crazy with lust. Chopard Wish Eau de Parfum has topnotes of honeysuckle, strawberry, gooseberry and coconut making this scent sweet and intoxicating. Smell beautiful and feminine with just a few spritz of this on your neck, wrist and other pulse points.

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7.If you’re planning on wearing a low-cut top or even revealing a little bit more that evening, NIP + FAB Bust Fix will be your must-have beauty buy to firm, tone and smooth your chest and decolletage for a plumped up, fuller look.

8.Those that suffer from sensitive skin know the pain and redness that occurs after your regular shave. Blunt razors, irritating products and friction burns may be commonplace, but not for Valentine’s. For your special night, use Veet Spray On Hair Removal Cream for Sensitive Skin. Simply apply, wait 5 minutes and scrape off with the accompanying spatula for silky smooth legs, underarms and bikini line, no razors needed! Follow up with some moisturising sensitive skin care products to get your pins glistening.

9.A long-lasting, chip resistant, high gloss manicure is your best friend when it comes to date night - a sexy, seductive red is an absolute must to achieve with Leighton Denny High Performance Nail Colour in Paparazzi you’ll be showing off your perfect mani all night, hopefully with a glistening ring to add to it!

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10.Last, but certainly not least, the most important product for a Valentine’s date… hairspray! Tame your flyaways, fight frizz and keep your ‘do in place with a natural blend of algae, aloe, jojoba, henna and rosemary to intensify shine, this Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine Super Spray provides intense hold and body, ensuring no wind, hail or rain can destroy your perfectly styled hair whilst boosting shine for a thick, glossy look.

For help finding the perfect products to address your skin concerns and help you look your best for Valentine’s Day, take our beauty quiz to get unbiased personalised recommendations, just for you.