It's gonna get sappy up in here.
Ah, Valentine’s Day. In the spirit of this lovely (pun definitely intended) Hallmark holiday, I have been thinking a lot about love. And wine. Okay, mostly wine. I love wine.
This Valentine’s Day, I will celebrate my love for wine by drinking it, and also wearing it on my face. Okay, wearing wine-colored makeup on my face.
This is my favorite blush at the moment. I absolutely love the color — a deep mauve-ish red — and think it would work well with any skin tone. It's Revlon Powder Blush in Wine Not ($10.49 at ULTA) not to be confused with Hilary Duff’s early alt hit “Why Not” (love you, girl).
Some other great wine-tone blushes to try:
This lipstick is also Revlon: Super Lustrous Lipcolor in Wine With Everything.
I was big into bright-red lipstick for a while, but I have recently transitioned to deeper reds. I think the darker color complements thinner lips and helps them to appear a tad bit plumper. I will take all the plumpness I can get. This lip color would also work well with all skin tones (and lips of any size).
Other wine-colored lipsticks to check out:
This is one of my favorite nail polishes ever, and I’ve been wearing it all winter. Also Revlon, in Red Raven. (Yay Revlon! Cheap and pretty!)
A bit subtler than a bright red or a bright pink nail polish, this color is perfect for all events and all seasons. I also love OPI Classic Nail Lacquer in Malaga Wine ($9.50 at ULTA), and Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Wine Stock ($9.99 at ULTA).
The best part is, you don't have to limit a wine color to just one element of your look — it looks great simultaneously on lips, cheeks, and nails.
What are your favorite wine shades? Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? Do they involve wine?