Date Night Beauty Essentials: Valentines Day Edition

BY JENNY JUNG

How to avoid detrimental date night mishaps with these must-have items.

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09 FEB - 2022

It’s that time of the year again. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day or Galentine's Day, any occasion is a fun opportunity to try festive makeup looks. Red and pink lips, smokey eyes, no-makeup-makeup- You know the drill. However, I thought that we should switch things up a little. As such, I'm dedicating this year's V-day edit to the raunchier side of romantic dealings.

If you're planning on a last-minute Tinder date, preparing for a fling with your sneaky link, or just simply spending the night with your lover, these are date night beauty tips from your local single gal.

All jokes aside, Valentine’s Day can lead to unpredictable events. So if you're curious about the beauty front of date nights, stick around.

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'@Romandyou

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'@Meccabeauty

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Kevyn Aucoin: The Volume Mascara

Okay, people, what's the most difficult thing to remove at the end of the night? Usually, it's mascara. I have been sent too many morning Snapchats from my girlfriends in an unfamiliar bedroom with mascara smudged all over the eyes. If you have been in this situation before- please get the Kevyn Aucoin Volumizing Mascara, and just worry about yourself, sis.

The Kevyn Aucoin Volumizing Mascara features a latex-based tubing formula. You see, traditional mascaras are usually wax or powder-based, which leads to smudging and flaking, whereas a tubing formula absolutely will not. Not to mention that you only need warm water to remove it!

Suppose you ever find yourself in a bathroom without your usual skincare routine. In that case, the Kevyn Aucoin Volumizing Mascara will be your best friend: excellent resistance during physical activities and easy removal.

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Kevyn Aucoin Volume Mascara, $46 NZD

“Kissproof”?

One answer: Lip Tints.

I have never really understood why liquid lipsticks became the face of long-wear lip products. They can be drying, barely lasts through a meal, and don't even get me started on the white ring that forms on the lips.

If you are new to the lip tint game, the Rom&nd lip tint range will provide you with the perfect formula whether you like matte or glossy. Yes, you heard me right; there is such a thing as glossy, long-lasting, transfer-resistant lip products.

The Glasting Water, Juicy Water, and Zero Velvet Tint are must-haves in everyone's lip wardrobe. The lasting power is insane, and touching up is so effortless- attributes that are hard to find with a liquid lipstick.

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Rom&nd 'Bare Grape' Juicy Water Tint, $18 NZD

Morning Hair Solution

Single ladies will understand that sleepovers are not easy when not with an actual significant other. Mornings can be awkward. The least we can do is make sure our hair isn't all over the place.

The Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder dry shampoo mini is the quintessential overnight item. Don't be intimidated by the powder formula, as it blends seamlessly into the hair. The mini size also means it will fit into even the tiniest of bags.

Pret-a-Powder is equal parts dry shampoo and style extender, which means whatever hair-doo you had going on the night before might have a chance of staying around in the morning.

Added bonus: No loud aerosol spray noises blasting at 7 am.

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Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-powder Collection

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