Romantic Beauty

The day d'amour is imminent, and even singletons are jumping aboard the Love Boat. While the loved up gals are glamming up for a special night with their partners, one in 10 sexy singles are planning to out on the prowl, according to Max Factor research.But whether it’s a new date or cosy night in lined up for February 14, make sure your beauty regimen turns up the seduction factor.

:: AT FIRST SIGHT

While it may be nerve-wrecking, there’s no doubting the thrill and excitement that comes with the first date. Keep your look fun and flirty for meeting up with the new man on Valentine's Day.Nothing says sexy more than soft, just-bitten lips."

For the perfect pout wear a seductive red or hot pink lip shade. The result is irresistible kissable lips," advises celebrity make-up artist Daniella Novak.

TRY: POPbeauty Lip Lust in Flirty Fuchsia, $29.95; Philosophy Kiss Me lip gloss pink or red, $24.00.

:: BEDROOM EYES

You're at the stage where you've decided on baby names (in your head) and picked out a wedding dress (but not told anyone). Yep, you're in deep.When it comes to the ultimate seductive look, the eyes have it. Keep the focus on them by accentuating their shape and amping up their flirty side. Go for this look by making sure your lips are pared back with a glossy nude shade.

"For a soft romantic look, the number one rule is to make your eyes do the talking," Novak says."Mascara is key to achieving luscious lashes - concentrate on building up the colour on the outer corner of your lashes. Use small massage movements and get as close to your lash line as possible for extra lift."

TRY: Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara, $24.95; Bobbi Brown Brightening lip gloss, $40.

:: ALL LOVED UP

You and your man have gone the distance and had more romantic nights out than Elizabeth Taylor in her dating heyday. Up the romantic vibes by indulging yourselves in a blessed-out bath.Light a sea of flickering candles around the bath and take a long luxurious soak in the tub together. Afterwards, spoil yourselves in a sensual massage with body oil to put you both in the mood.

TRY: Jo Malone Red Roses Bath Oil, $100; India Hicks Island Living Spider Lily Bath Salts, $49.95; Crabtree and Evelyn Aromatherapy Distillations Body Massage Oil, $29.95.

:: TOGETHER FOREVER

When it feels like you've been together for eternity, it's even more important to make an effort and feel like a new woman.Whether it’s a romantic night out or a cosy evening at home, a mini makeover will do wonders for your look (and your self-confidence!).Breaking with your usual make-up routine might be hard at first, but the rewards – and his jaw-dropping reaction – will be well worth it."Try a more dramatic look by applying a shimmering shade all over the eyelid in a shade you’ve been dying to try," Novak suggests."Compliment the shimmer shade with a liquid eyeliner on the top lash line. Once you reach your outer lashes, extend the eyeliner slightly further into a flick for a sultry 'Cleopatra' effect."

TRY: Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner, $37.00; Nars The Multiple in Palm Beach, $89.
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