Valentine’s Day 2022: 7 New makeup essentials you need for the prettiest (foolproof) date night look
PSA: The most romantic night of the year is fast-approaching (we’re talking T-10 days til V-day, people!), so if there was any time to get yourself together, now would be it. Why? Well, for this year’s Valentine’s Day, you may actually find yourself out and about in society for the first time in two years—our point being that whether it’s a stroll in the park or a dinner date for two out on the town, there is finally reason to dress to impress.
Naturally, any pretty dress needs a good beauty beat to go along with it, which is where our nifty little guide comes in. Ahead, we’ve compiled the hottest launches in makeup to hit BURO’s beauty desk so you can look your best while you’re dressed your best this Valentine’s Day.
Whether you’re hoping to keep your skin matte all night long or you want our tried-and-true secret to perfect red lips, we’ve got you covered. Ahead, here’s what we’re adding to cart for date night:
Sérum De Beauté Fluide Matifiant, RM245
Every long-lasting look starts with a good base—that’s where Gucci’s new mattifying primer comes in handy. Formulated to keep your foundation looking fresh while keeping your skin beautifully hydrated, this gel primer is a must-have on date night.
It controls shine throughout the night thanks to its the sebum-regulating complex of Moambe Jaune Tree extract, salicylic acid, and bamboo powders, and primes your skin with soothing rose centifolia distillate as well as hydrating hyaluronic acid and glycerin.
Available at the Gucci Beauty KLCC Store, Gucci Beauty Boutique at MidValley, and Gucci Beauty counter at Sogo Southkey.
Neo Foundation, RM170
Following the success of the best-selling Neo Cushion, the latest launch by Laneige is the Neo Foundation. Formulated to deliver on the latest makeup trend, cloud-skin, this new creation delivers a demi-matte finish with a subtle glow.
Available in both matte and glow finishes, the foundation also offers 48 hours of long-lasting coverage, anti-oxidation technology, and anti-pollution protection. Needless to say, even if your date ends up running overtime (wink wink), you can rest assured that your base will stay intact!
Limited Edition Love Affair Radiant Creamy Concealer, RM120
The brand’s cult-favourite concealer now comes with a brand-new makeover. Packaged in a glass tube and decked out with an exclusive gold-and-red heart top, you’ll be in the mood for love with just one swipe.
The formulation offers buildable medium coverage with a stunning dewy finish—the perfect companion for covering up pesky breakouts and blemishes. Your date will never know what you’re hiding…
Les 4 Ombres in Méditerranéen, RM276
Inspired by the villa that once belonged to Gabrielle Chanel, La Pausa, the palette includes four earthy shades that perfectly capture the Mediterranean landscape: An iridescent platinum, a gold highlighter, a beige copper, and a brown khaki. These romantic shades will draw attention to your peepers in a sultry, yet subtle way—the perfect companion for those flirty gazes you’ll be throwing out, eh?
Major Dimension Precision Gel Eye Liner, RM120
This creamy gel pencil liner is the perfect companion for date night—applying with full coverage and setting to a completely budge-proof finish, it offers all the versatility of a liquid eyeliner in a more convenient pencil form. No smudgy lashlines or panda eyes at the end of the night.
The perfect pout is undoubtedly the most important part of any Valentine’s makeup look, so a good lippy is crucial to have on-hand for the evening. Our pick? The latest launch by Dior Beauty.
The Limited Edition New Look Rouge Dior collection comes in six stunning shades, including the velvet finish 100 Nude Look, 720 Icône, and red 999 in addition to the satin finish 312 Incandescent, the metallic finish 525 Chérie, and the matte finish 772 Classic.
TIP: Use this lippy as your blush for a beautiful monochrome look!
Anastasia Beverly Hills
The latest launch from ABH is a must-have for any date night look—in lieu of a lippy (or, better yet, used with a lipstick), these pigmented, long-wearing pencils are a dream companion for kissable, mask-proof lips. Just use the pencil to sketch out your lip shape and fill in the centre, then either leave it be, add some gloss, or top up with a swipe of lipstick.
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