Valentine’s Day is around the corner and whether you’re having a date night or just having a night out with the ladies, it is a must that you look your absolute best. You’ve found the perfect outfit, the perfect set of heels, the perfect handbag, but what finishes it off is the perfect make-up look. With so many options to choose from, no matter what look you decide to go— top it off with the perfect glow.



If you’re looking to complete your Valentine’s Day look, a luminizer is the way to go. They are best used all over the face making your skin looking softer and younger. Luminizers are mostly shimmery and are meant to attract more light to the face. For a more-soft natural look you should go with a liquid luminizer. If you are looking for something more dramatic, it is best recommended to use an illuminator in a powder form. When purchasing a luminizer, the colors gold and bronze shades are best for olive and dark skin tones, for fair skin use colors such as pink and pearl.

Ex: La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Fusion, Tom Ford Skin Illuminator Fire Lust



The purpose of a bronzer is to darken your skin complexion. It is best to select a shade that is at least two shades darker. If you have fair skin you should purchase a honey-colored bronzer, for a medium complexion you can purchase a rose color. Bronzer are best applied after your face make up such as foundation, powder, concealer etc. but before you put on blush. The purpose of a bronzer is to add overall glow to the face.

Ex: Chanel, Tom Ford Ultimate Bronzer


After you have applied your foundation and concealer you can add highlight to your face for a more natural look. You can apply it to the top of the cheekbones, on the brow bone, above the eyebrow, down the nose and the mostly favored, right on the bow of the lip. Highlighting is an alternative to contouring where you can create the angles you desire and add depth to the face.

Ex: Becca, Chanel, Elizabeth Arden


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