There is something about getting glammed for a date that heightens a sense of excitement and anticipation. When you look and feel your best, candle lit dinners, a night out on town, or even a low key evening at home turns into precious moments.
For this Valentine’s Day special, consider an effortless look. The idea is to convey a sense of ease, elegance and spirit of spontaneity on an evening when possibilities are endless.
HAIR. An exaggerated side part creates an aura of mystery. It is also extremely sexy. Let your locks frame your face just enough so that eyes seemingly “peek through” your hair. Think Marilyn Monroe in a modern, just-got-out-of-bed context.
Expert Hair Tip: Thoroughly wash hair and scalp the night before, and condition only from mid-length to the tips. To create volume, flip hair over and blow out. Twist and tie hair in a high bun, loosely securing it with a clamp. This creates natural curls and ultimately, volume. Let loose and style as desired.
MAKEUP. Consider a subtle smokey eye, especially when getting glammed for a night out on town. You may also want to add a pop of color with a nude lip color and gloss over. Just remember that when doing a makeup look for date night, a radiant flawless base is key.
Expert Beauty Tip: If you want lips to be the focal point of your Valentine’s Day look, go bold with a delicious shade of red.
After an illustrious career as a makeup artist and stylist in the Philippines, Chechel Joson briefly relocated to Australia. There, she lent her expertise and beauty know-how to the creation of various beauty looks for Project Runway. The global beauty expert soon set up base in Los Angeles where she worked her magic on countless Hollywood celebrities–Sam Smith, One Direction, Hillary Duff, Brooke Shields, and Liam Hemsworth, just to name a few.
Apart from makeup artistry, Chechel is also a wellness and nutrition expert. She creates customized vegan meal plans and other healthy treats (read: delicious cashew-based breakfast Tiramisu) through her food concept, MYLKED BY CHECHEL. To find out more, follow her on IG @chechjoson