Valentine’s Day Beauty Guide

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love it or hate it, V-day is a great excuse to get your flirt on, enhance that romantic glow, and embrace the season’s girliest shades. Here are my picks for the best of Valentine’s Day beauty…

Violent Lips Queen of Hearts Set


Violent Lips carries tattoos for every occasion! I wear these all the time and I absolutely love them. They are totally fun and unique. Everyone will wonder how you did it, too! The Queen of Hearts set contains two different prints perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Adored


Infused with natural clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun, this nutrient-rich blush benefits all skin types for a fade-free flawless finish. This perfectly pink cheek color is especially perfect if you’re running right from the office to your dinner date. The awesome stay-put formula keeps your rosy glow going for 12 hours!

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl



This is perfect for creating a glossy, sexy pout. It’s a champagne grape-infused lip vinyl with a shimmery wash of lust-worthy, sheer-coverage color. This lightly pigmented, plumping formula is infused with antioxidants, essential oils, and a hint of effervescence for a perfect pout with the highest shine.

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette


The Naked palettes reached cult status almost instantly. The latest in Urban Decay’s collection is the Naked3 which features neutrals that are on the rosier side – perfect for creating soft, romantic looks.

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick


Seriously, it’s hard to go wrong with a classic red lip on Valentine’s Day. Rihanna’s answer to the Viva Glam lippies is the perfect shade, a bold blue-red, for the job. And like all of the Vivas before it, every cent of its selling price goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Too Faced Sweetheart Beads Radiant Glow Face Powder


This has V-Day written all over it! Enhance that romantic glow with these multicolored heart pearls. This stuff sets makeup and provides just a hint of shimmer. Inspired by nature’s most flattering pink and golden-dusk colors, this face powder also illuminates and brightens for a romantic lit-from-within finish.



This limited-edition on-the-go brush set and case features exclusive Izak Zenou designs. This set of five brushes covers all the basics and comes in a stylish soft case, making it the perfect grab-and-go organizer.

NARS Nail Polish in Jungle Red


This is one of my absolute favorite classic reds. It’s perfection and wearable for any day, not just Valentine’s Day. Need I say more?

Lancome ‘Rouge in Love – French Ballerine’ Lipstick Rosy Rouge


God, I love me some Lancome. This collection of radiant, high-potency colors, with up to six hours of wear, is feather-light and offers serious comfort. I love Rosy Rouge, a petal pink. (And I think everything sounds more romantic with a French accent.)

Philosophy My Heart To Yours Set


A sweetly scented trio featuring a three-in-one formula, rich body lotion, and high-gloss, high-flavor lip shine. All three are scented with a sweet citrus vanilla scent. Together, this pleasantly scented trio makes the perfect gift for any sweetheart!

The Makeup Show Orlando Preview


Next weekend, some of the biggest names in the makeup industry will flock to the Peabody in Orlando for The Makeup Show. The two-day event, produced by Metropolitan Events & Production, features over 75 pro-focused brands as well as educational speakers, seminars, and workshops in a truly artistic setting. I had a blast last year at the Orlando debut of the Makeup Show and I can’t wait to attend again this year!

I’m also looking forward to all of the new product launches and fall collections that will be highlighted at the show next week!

NARS will introduce Eye Paint, a must-have for beauty lovers who want to elevate their eye look.  This versatile product will be available in 10 shades and can be used as an eye shadow, eyeliner, or even as an eye primer to intensify looks when layered with a powder shadow.

NARS Eye Paint group shot

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics will be showcasing their new fall color collection too!  This collection consists of six new Lip Tars and six new Nail Lacquers. Definitely make sure to stop by the OCC booth. I have a feeling these new shades won’t last!


I’m also excited to check out the exclusive brush set designed by Crown Brush and Oscar award winning artist (and one of my biggest inspirations) Ve Neill.


For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, visit

Now, who wants to go with me?!

I am delighted to let you all know that I’m running a Makeup Show ticket giveaway! One lucky winner will receive free entry to both days of The Makeup Show. See below to enter. The ticket giveaway will only run until Wednesday, so don’t wait too long. See you next weekend!
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