So you bought new lingerie, ironed your date dress (Low back, thigh-high slit. Check!), and invested in a pair of strappy stilettos for your fancy dinner, huh? Getting ready for the 14th is always fun (and slightly stressful), but how you prep your body matters, too. If you think the only way to seduce your man is with a leather mini, think again!
We put our heads together and listed down the sexiest beauty products (and services) to help bewitch your guy to stay for the night.
Pretty When Pinched
If there’s one thing men hate, it’s a heavily made-up face. Your date would rather see you au naturel, which is why we’re crazy over NARS’ Blush in Orgasm (P1,450). It mimics the cheeks’ natural flush after you-know-what, and looks great on absolutely anyone.
Get Body Beautiful
The secret to every Cosmo cover girl’s shimmery shoulders and Victoria’s Secret supermodel-like legs? Benefit’s Bathina Body Balm (P1,600)! Just ask makeup artist Jigs Mayuga, who applied this luxurious body blush to Bea Alonzo’s décolleté and legs during her February cover shoot. When applied, the wax gives the skin a dewy finish, like you’ve been under the sun for hours.
Smell So Delicious, He Can’t Resist!
It’s not called DKNY’s Be Delicious for nothing! Spirtz on this lightweight perfume, which combines the scent of apples, exotic flowers, and woods, and your man just might not want you to go home…alone.
Erase Those Wrinkles
No, you don’t need a trip to your dermatologist for this. Avon’s newest Anew Clinical Pro Line Corrector is a unique anti-aging cream that helps release untapped collagen in just 72 hours. Expect less wrinkles and fine lines in seven days—without going through surgery.
Glowing Skin in an Instant
For a flawless finish that’s worthy of a second (or third, even fourth) look, apply L'oréal’s Lucent Magique Liquid Foundation (P845) all over your face. Forget a matte finish; the foundation is made out of 40% water, so your face will show the right amount of shine, as if you’re lit from within.
No time to wax your legs? No problem! Head to the nearest supermarket and get the Super-Max 3 Disposable Razor (P60). The unique three-blade razor is enriched with aloe vera, tea tree oil, and vitamin e to eliminate irritation and moisturize the skin. We love the guard bar just below the blades so you can say goodbye to those nasty nicks and cuts.
Have a Facial
Your everyday commute can wreak havoc on your skin, so it’s best to apply a hydrating facial mask once a week. We’re obsessed with Mukti’s Vitamin Earth and Mineral Masque (P2,750) which gently removes dirt and grime, and keeps our face moisturized.
Slather on The Body Shop’s Body Butter Duo in Macadamia over your skin’s driest areas like knees and elbows. The yummy scent stays forever—and your skin will stay soft all night long, your beau won’t be able to stop touching you.
Open Your Eyes
What’s the fastest way to wake up tired and sleepy eyes? Curl your lashes! Shu Uemura’s classic eyelash curler gets a twist with red silicone padding and a cute mon shu girl charm. The Karl for Shu Eyelash Curler (P1,250) is the newest “It” tool: the grip is firm enough to curl lashes without breaking them.
Seduce your man with fuller lashes that don’t seem over-the-top. Max Factor’s 2000 Calorie Mascara is an absolute beauty must-have—even Madonna swears by it.
Goodbye, Frizzy Hair!
Styling your hair on V-Day? Spritz on Cream Silk’s Detangling Spray (P299) before curling or ironing your locks. It’ll protect it from the heat, plus, give it some shine.
Girl on Fire
Red polish is sensuous and oh-so-luxe, so get fired up with a classic shade like Revlon Red. It’s packed with pigment, so you don’t need a second coating.
Go Bare Down There
A Brazilian wax is one of the most painful things a woman has to go through, but trust us, it’s so worth it. Don’t resort to a do-it-yourself treatment at home! We suggest heading to a waxing salon like Flirt Waxing Lounge for an almost-painless first session. The waxing technicians work really fast, and keep you comfortable all throughout.
A steamy make out session calls for kissable lips. Ditch the red lip (you wouldn’t want to get that all over your face!), and use an unscented moisturizer like Carmex’ Soothing Lip Balm (P109.75). It glides on like silk and doesn’t feel greasy at all.