Should you go for pink or red on Valentine’s Day?

Where red signifies passion, pink signifies romance. That’s why you need to find the right shade of pink or red for your lips and cheekbones that will blend in perfectly with your skin tone. Here are some tips and tricks to ensure a wildly attractive look on February 14.

Lipstick

Ideally, pinkish tones work best on fair skin, while warmer tones go best with olive and dark skin.

If you have fair skin, a delicate pink like Pink Sugar from the Joli Rouge Brillant line by Clarins will suit you to a tee. Bright and hydrating, it’s long lasting and has a pleasant fruity scent to it.

If you have olive skin, a vibrant and intense red like Red Passion from the Colour Rich line by L’Oréal, will brighten up your look and keep your lips hydrated, as well as making them smoother and more supple.

If you have yellow teeth, avoid reds that have orange or violet hues to them—instead opt for a blue-tinged red like fuchsia. Annabelle’s retractable pencil line, TwistUp, has a gorgeous bright and vibrant pink: Fuchsianista.

Blush

A must for a healthy-looking complexion! Whether it’s a powder, cream or stick blush, you must always be sure to choose the shade that works best with your complexion. A pale pinkish-beige or coral blush goes well with fair skin, while more pigmented or bronze-tinted colours are perfect for olive and dark skin.

To get that perfect shade, use a palette with several tones that can be blended together or applied one after the other to sculpt the face. A good option: the Blush Subtil palette, by Lancôme, with its three shades of powder available in four different tones—perfect for enhancing a variety of complexions. Paler skin will react well to the Rose Flush palette, whereas darker skin tones have the choice of Plum Elegence, Nectar Lace or Pêche Savvy.

To bring out your cheekbones, opt for 3-in-1 cream powder makeup – lips, cheeks and eyes by Jouviance, in Émoi shade.

Blush Subtil Powder Blush, 5.1 g
Lancôme

Blush Subtil Powder Blush, 5.1 g

Nail polish

For Valentine’s Day, you can match your nails to your lipstick. You’ll have no problem finding a red, pink or fuchsia nail polish similar to your lipstick with the selection of polishes available from Sally Hansen, Essie and Revlon.

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Should you go for pink or red on Valentine’s Day?

Where red signifies passion, pink signifies romance. That’s why you need to find the right shade of pink or red for your lips and cheekbones that will blend in perfectly with your skin tone. Here are some tips and tricks to ensure a wildly attractive look on February 14.
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