Whether you're spending Valentine's Day with your special someone or with friends, look your best for the occasion by choosing the right tools. Here are a few recommendations to help you get glamorous and glowing for Valentine's Day!
For Valentine's Day makeup
What beauty tools are in your makeup kit? One thing's for sure: you probably have a few brushes, and each has its specific function. These are some of the most common brushes:
- The foundation brush
The perfect accessory for applying foundation precisely and evenly across the face. Choose a flat brush to get to harder-to-reach areas and use broad, continuous strokes to avoid creating harsh lines.
- The powder brush
If you're using powder foundation, it's best to use a wide, soft brush to distribute the product more evenly over the entire face.
- The eyeshadow brush
Putting on eye makeup is a very delicate operation. That's why a thin, narrow brush is the best choice for the eyelids.
- The angled brush
For all finishing and precision work, opt for an angled brush. It will help you maneuver in less accessible areas. This type of brush is especially useful for applying or evening out eyeliner.
- An eyebrow comb
This little tool is perfect for putting the finishing touches on your Valentine's Day makeup! On one side, you'll find an eyebrow brush, and on the other, a comb to separate your lashes. Simple but effective!
Personnelle — Set of 5 bamboo brushes
Get these five must-have makeup brushes in one set! What's more, products in the EcoBambou range are designed to be environmentally friendly. Each brush has a handle made of bamboo, a renewable material, as well as animal-friendly synthetic bristles and a ferrule made of 100% recyclable aluminum.
For the eyes
It's not always easy to pull off flawless eye makeup quickly! Especially since application techniques vary greatly depending on the shape and colour of your eyes. Fortunately, our team of cosmetic specialists can recommend the best product for your needs. Here are just a few examples of beauty essentials for enhancing your eyes on Valentine's Day.
Personnelle – Relaxing and Refreshing Mask, Fresh Look, 1 unit
The hydrogel pads in this eye mask relax your facial muscles, slowing the appearance of wrinkles. This refreshing mask also provides intense hydration to fine lines around the eyes. Use it twice a week to see results!
La Roche-Posay – Toleriane Volume Mascara
Specially designed for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers, this mascara intensely thickens lashes without ever weighing them down or irritating the eye area. What more could you ask for?
PUPA Milano – Vamp! Mascara, 9 ml
Volume and length: that's what this mascara gives your lashes. Thanks to its special blend of polymer waxes, it confers an ultra-rich texture and deep restructuring action. Apply several coats until you get the volume you want. Hello, gorgeous!
PUPA Milano – Extreme Eyeshadow, 2.5 g
Available in 24 shades, this long-wearing, water-resistant eyeshadow instantly adds a pop of intense colour to your lids with minimal risk of an allergic reaction. Take advantage of its highly pigmented formula for an all-evening (or all-day!) glow.
For the complexion
If you know how to choose the right foundation and apply it properly, you'll have a product that will make your natural beauty shine every time! These two beloved products will help you do just that.
Marcelle – 2-in-1 Soothing Foundation + Concealer
Certified by the Canadian Dermatology Association, this multifunctional and hypoallergenic product is packed with hyaluronic acid, a great moisturizing and anti-aging ingredient! Enriched with prebiotics to boost your skin's natural protection, this two-in-one foundation also helps soothe sensitive skin and redness.
Maybelline – Dream Radiant Liquid Hydrating Foundation, 30 ml
Available in 20 different shades, this lightweight foundation with hyaluronic acid and collagen hydrates and smoothes skin while creating a natural, radiant look. It provides up to 12 hours of hydration!
For the lips
The thin epidermis of your lips makes them fragile and vulnerable to many environmental aggressions (wind, sun, pollution, bitter cold, etc.). Not to mention all those times they get wet or bitten! In short, your lips, too, need pampering on a daily basis. Fortunately, it's not difficult to get beautiful lips and a radiant smile. Here are three examples of products that might suit you.
ARC – Teeth Whitening Pen, 4 ml
Chocolate and red wine, two Valentine's Day staples, can stain your teeth. To counteract this issue, there are whitening products you can easily apply, even on the go. This whitening pen is one of them! It contains hydrogen peroxide, the same whitening ingredient used by dentists. Rub this clear gel on your teeth twice a day after brushing and flossing for dramatic results. Brush and smile!
PUPA Milano – Volume Lipstick, 3.5 ml
Get fuller, more moisturized lips from the first applications of this lipstick thanks to an innovative formula designed to increase lip volume. This is the perfect choice for bright, full lips that won't go unnoticed.
Karine Joncas – Pepti-Collagène 3D, 15 ml
Specifically formulated for the lips and lip contour, this smoothing, plumping serum gives you instant and lasting results when applied daily. In addition to adding a touch of shine to your lips, it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. And to top it all off, this serum is made up of 96% natural ingredients, such as collagen and hyaluronic acid (again!).
Did you know that it's also possible to exfoliate the lips? Exfoliating not only gets rid of dead skin, but also makes it easier for your lips to absorb the moisturizers in your lipstick, maximizing the benefits.
Treat yourself to a home manicure for beautiful, immaculately painted nails, an essential part of any good beauty routine. Here are a few product recommendations to keep your nails looking their best!
Looky – 3 in 1 Gel Polish – Valentine's Day Special Set
The unique feature of this gel nail polish is that it doesn't require a protective base or top coat. It's an all-in-one formula that makes application much easier. Simply apply the first coat, let it dry for one minute under an LED/UV lamp, then repeat as needed. Plus, with this special set, you can choose the perfect colour for Valentine's Day!
Looky – LED-UV Lamp, 24W
With its 12 strategically placed LED lights, this lamp dries polish in no time! It also has a lifespan of about 50,000 hours, so you can count on it working for a long time.
Don't forget to use a nail polish remover to wipe off any colour from your nails before applying a new coat.
For makeup removal
At the end of your Valentine's Day evening, the last thing you need to do before going to bed is take off your makeup. Although makeup removal is an essential step in any beauty routine, it's often tempting to skip it, especially after a long day. But try not to do that! Removing your makeup is necessary for unclogging your pores, letting your skin breathe, and preventing imperfections. Here are two recommendations for removing your makeup quickly before bedtime!
La Roche-Posay – Respectissime – Eye Makeup Remover, 125 ml
To effectively and instantly remove any type of waterproof makeup, here's a makeup remover you can count on! Fragrance-free and paraben-free, it removes makeup without causing irritation, making it the perfect choice for even the most sensitive eyes.
Personnelle – 3 in 1 Make-up Remover Lotion, 500 ml
Do you know what micellar water is? It's a cleansing and makeup-removing solution composed of micelles, small translucent particles that remove sebum, makeup residue, and other impurities. Whatever your skin type, you can quickly remove makeup from your face, eyes, or lips with this fragrance- and paraben-free micellar water, no rinsing required.