Whether you are heading to work and need a subtle hint of color or you're ready to steal hearts with a full-on glossy mouth, celebrate Valentine's Day with five kissable looks straight from the spring runways.
Oscar de la Renta's Pale Pink Lips
Kick off Valentine's Day with day-friendly makeup. Whether you're heading to the office or on a romantic rendezvous, a hint of pink on your lips is all you need to get this day started. For inspiration check out this pale pink pout seen at Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2013 collection. To keep your lips looking pinkishly fresh way after consuming your morning coffee, look for a long lasting color that promises to stay for up to 8 hours. Insider tip: Rather than reapply, keep the color put and your lips lusciously soft with a balm.
If pink is your tune but you would rather a more vibrant sound on the big V-Day, then channel Giles' femme fatal with a more electric pink shade. Keep the focus on your lips by only adding a bit of foundation, luminizer and mascara. Mod but with an 80s twist, this electric pink shade stands out in more ways than just one, so prepare to keep everyone on their toes.
For an even bigger statement, give your lips, not one, but two Valentine's Day inspired colors to show off. Take inspiration from Holly Fulton where models showed off the beauty of an ombre pout. When picking your combination, make sure to choose contrasting yet complementary shades. Coral-red and fuchsia pink make for a great Valentine's Day pick.
Nothing is sexier than velvet looking lips in a bold color, which is why your Valentine's Day style, calls for nothing less. Seduce your date with bold red lips, as seen at the Barbara Bui runway, that claim both sophistication and sultriness, thanks to a matte finish. To make any lipstick appear matte, dab a bit of foundation on your lips first, then apply a coat of lipstick. Now blot with a tissue. Keep applying lipstick and blotting until you have reached your desire level of matte.
If you're planning on making so much more than just a statement on Valentine's Day, then we suggest this gorgeous glossy pout that stole our attention at Issa's Spring 2013 collection. High voltage color in bold shades like fuchsia and violet coupled with a glossy finish is bound to make you and your mouth stand out.
Jennifer Davidson joined theFashionSpot team as Managing Editor in November 2010. In addition to overseeing the editorial content of the site, she shares her fashion, beauty, and pop culture obsessions in her weekly column The Love List. Prior to joining the tFS team, Jennifer produced fashion segments for television, and is also the co-founder of StyleBakery.com.