This Valentine's Day, whether you're single or attached, embrace your inner Venus and pamper yourself with a special day of beauty. Try to book a massage or treat yourself to a shopping trip in the daytime, then hang out with your loved ones in the evening. And of course, because it's the day of beauty, whatever you do, you gotta do it looking smoking hot!
We can help you out with this—just check out our gorgeous hairstyle and makeup ideas for Valentine's Day 2014!
Christine Teigen has the perfect V-Day look going on here with a wavy tousled bob and sexy red lipstick. Her hairstyle is perfect for oval, oblong, square, and diamond shaped faces, and suits a straight or wavy hair texture the best. To get this look, dry your hair with a centre part (or side part, depending on what suits your face shape better) and then use a flat iron or curling wand to create kinky waves.
If you aren't familiar with how to use a flat iron to get this look, simply place the iron 1-2 inches from the roots, turn it 1/4 - 1/2 of the way around and then pull it down towards the ends.
To finish, use a comb to backcomb the roots and mid-lengths to add some body and volume like Chrissy has done here. Finally, use hairspray to keep it in place.
For the makeup- you can copy Chrissy's look by using dark brown or black eyeliner to create a smoky effect around the eyes. Then, bronze up those cheekbones and top it all off with a cherry red matte lipstick. This is the perfect look for a Valentine's Day singles party or a fun night on the town with your man.
If you are searching for a look that is more formal, check out this beautiful hair and makeup on Christina Applegate. This hairstyle will work on medium to long hair of all textures. If you have straight hair, you can add soft waves throughout to give it some texture before you pin it back. Women with wavy and curly hair can follow their usual styling regime before styling.
To style, leave some layers of your long fringe out and sweep the rest of the hair into a low bun or chignon at the nape of your neck. You can do this at the back or to the side like Christina has done here.
Her makeup is the perfect thing for V-Day—soft and feminine. Use soft pink eye shadow followed by deep brown eyeliner and lots of mascara. Keep it rosy on the cheeks and lips and you are set! This is a great look for a swanky dinner or other special Valentine's Day events.
If you have short hair, check out Ming Na Wen's 'do for some Valentine's Day inspiration. Her bob has been curled in ringlets (using either rollers or a curling iron), resulting in a super-girlie hairdo. Ming has left her curls in tact, but you could also brush them out a bit for a softer, wavier look.
Ming's makeup is a classic look that will work well for warm complexions and dark eyes. She has used earthy warm brown tones on the eyes and cheeks, while topping off the look with a glossy brick red lippie. This sophisticated look is perfect for a formal V-Day celebration at a top restaurant or other classy venue.
Whatever look you choose to flaunt this Valentine's Day, we hope your day is full of love, beauty and romance!