The Beauty Bag: February

Oh hello February, you little beaut of a month. Aren’t you just cracking? But it’s not just romance that I’m thinking about; the seasonally apt makeup for the month has to be one of my favourite selections of the year. Red lips, rosy cheeks, shimmery peepers and bold just about anything; there’s the one and only occasion to get makeup planning for: Valentine’s Day – just one day provides more than enough justification that a beauty bag shakeup is required. So here’s what I’ll be shifting to the top of my makeup pile for the next 28 days.

OK, let’s talk face. Valentine’s Day means photos. So it’s time to pull out the big guns that keep you looking fresh, flawless and non-disco-ball-esque when the flash photography comes out. I’ve got a few to pick from in my face base arsenal, but the Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation (I have the shade Warm Nude), is a good all-rounder. A subtle looking coverage that stays in place all day with no SPF dose that doesn’t cause flashback and a finish that never looks too shiny. I’d prescribe this for dry and oily gals alike. Speaking of complexions, ’tis the season for no-fuss, non-interfering blush. You know the kind of colours that work with whatever eye/lip combo you decide to pull off? My favourite is MyGlamm Chisel It Showstopper; a dusky peach that pairs perfectly with the rest of your look and I predict will come in very handy to perk things up once the late nights start kicking in.

For eyes it’s time to turn up the drama a few notches. Lashes? Check. Liner? Check. Sparkle? Check. First up lashes and when it comes to the faux flutter it’s all about Inglot’s offering. I think I’ll be digging out their 16N ones come Valentine’s. For liner I suggest going full whack with Kiko Milano’s Smart Colour Eye Pencil in 05, which easily takes the award for the chunkiest eye liner I own. Perfect for graphic lines or feline flicks, I’ll be using it to add in some extra definition for party season. Colorbar’s All Day Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick in Goldshow brings not only the smoke, but also the sparkle. The gold shade gives off some shimmer. I’ll be sporting it as a centre-of-the-lid sheen.

Valentine’s lips may be predictable, but I ain’t gonna fight it. You gotta loove a red lip. One that I’ll be dusting off is MyGlamm’s Lipstick in Night Out. You must know this one? A blue-toned red it makes your pearly whites look exactly that and a formula that doesn’t budge means that it’s a good candidate for smooches and Valentine’s dinner indulging.

Beauty bits packed – bring on February. Oh and heads up, keep an eye out for the next time the first of the month rolls around as I may just have something a little different up my sleeve…

P.S) The Weekend Post has taken a hiatus this month, but have no fear as next month there’s something very special coming up. Oh two teasers at the end of post? I am feeling cheeky.