Valentine’s Day is here and we’re now officially in the season of Love. To celebrate love this season, I believe giving our beauty look a pop of red, pink, or burgundy is the way to go. In as much as I feel that reds, pinks, and burgundies are to be celebrated on our lips, I don’t think wearing the red and pink valentine’s day theme is the way to go when it comes to our style looks just because it’s ‘2022’.
If you don’t know what I mean, check out the 2 valentine’s day style looks to give a try this season. Going for a winter wonderland-inspired style look and then adding a pop of red, pink, or burgundy lips is the way Val. should be celebrated this season.
In addition, wearing nude eyes is the best eye look, finish the eye look with gold or any nude glittery/metallic eyeshadow will do. And if you don’t think wearing metallics on your eyes this season is the way to go, then go for an all-matte nude eye look and finish the look with a pop of red, pink, or burgundy lipsticks.
When it comes to opting for the best lipsticks in these colour categories, I believe wearing lightweight but long-wearing liquid lipsticks will be perfect, it can either be matte or creamy the choice is yours. Moreso, long-wearing lipsticks nowadays are not limited to only liquid lipsticks, the old fashion ‘stick’ lipsticks can do the same job.
Wearing matte lipsticks this winter season should be done with care, because of the dry humid weather. Celebrating matte in a dry weather condition can encourage dry lips (although some matte lipsticks nowadays are very hydrating) but I will suggest topping the matte lipstick (either liquid or stick) with a lipgloss to add a bit of shine and moisture – Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Cream Lipgloss will do that for you while the new Nars air matte lip color liquid lipsticks will be perfect for the matte lipstick.
There are also some lipsticks that are cream, silk, or even both (cream silk) – ( Jouer Longwear Lip Creme is a perfect cream liquid lipstick and Patrick Ta Monochrome Moment Liquid Lipstick is a perfect example of a cream silk formula), meaning they can be long-wearing and hydrating as well. Opting for a liquid lipstick as part of your beauty look this Valentine’s Day season, is the best choice because you want to wear a lipstick that can stand the test of time, without smudging or coming off too quickly and liquid lipsticks are known for that. They tend to stay longer on the lips after dining and wineing even kisses too, all you need is to continuously touch them up with lipgloss to add a shine.
Nevertheless, whether you’re opting for a matte, cream, silk, or cream silk liquid lipstick, the important thing to look out for is their ingredients, do they contain hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic, aloe vera, e.t.c. (humectants)? do they contain natural essential oils and fatty acids like argan oil, mango butter, shea butter e.t.c. (emollients & occlussives)? that can prevent moisture loss, protect and nourish the lips? all these are what to look for when looking for your holy grail lipsticks.
With all being said, Covet has put together 10 pink, red, and burgundy lipsticks that are perfect for a valentine’s day makeup look. They range from cream, matte, silk, and cream silk, there are also nude pinks should you fancy the nude pink lips instead of the bold pinks for your Valentine’s Day plans, discover them below: