Whether you’re celebrating friendship or romantic love this week, give yourself one or two good reasons to love yourself and show off your gorgeous makeup on your lips, cheeks, and lashes.
“BEING DEEPLY LOVED BY SOMEONE GIVES YOU STRENGTH WHILE LOVING SOMEONE DEEPLY GIVES YOU COURAGE.”
– Lao Tzu
Although one of those reasons started off as a fictional micro-holiday created on the hit show Parks and Recreation, Leslie Knope’s Galentine’s Day soon grew into a cultural phenomenon; a celebration of female friendship the day before Valentine’s day. As for the second reason, Valentine’s Day had its origins in ancient Rome as a festival welcoming the coming of Spring called Lupercalia. Eventually, in the 5th century, this pagan celebration transformed into the more traditional observance of romantic love. #TheMoreYouKnow, right?
“LOVE IS WHAT YOU’VE BEEN THROUGH WITH SOMEBODY.”
~ James Thurber
On that note, you’ve probably been through as much with your makeup as your love interest. So as your minimalist love counselor, among other things, Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day celebrations are a good opportunity for you to take a look at how you honor those you love and even the things you love.
For most minimalist adepts, love is grounded on quality, not quantity, and the same should go for your go-to minimalist makeup kit. Using the highest quality multifunctional products that respect the earth and your skin goes without saying. That’s why we want to let you in on our two makeup LOVE-favorites that you can and will always be able to count on to be there for you through thick and thin, in good times and bad, in sickness and in health…
All for love and all-in-one
Whether you’re doing date night with your significant other or Galentine's day with the girls, this palette will keep your lips and cheeks dewy and full of subtle, flirty color. While most beauty consultants would recommend you go bold on the LOVE holidays, we are suggesting just the opposite. So, don’t use your lipstick as eyeshadow. Instead, subtlety in your lips and cheeks will actually make you stand out from the rest because it is truer to who you are and should reveal the real and natural you. There’s no need to hide in love.
With that in mind, our first must-have is our 3-in-1 Lip to Cheek cream palette. Our multitasking palette has three formulas that allow you to choose the right opacity for every part of your Valentine’s day look. Use the opaque to set the tone on your lips. The medium will add the right level of rosiness for the season, so use it on your cheeks. The light formula will give the rest of your face the dewiness it deserves. This on-the-go palette will keep pace with you for all your touch-up needs to getting those lips primed for what’s to come.
Long live love and long lashes
If your eyes are the window to your soul then give them a gorgeous balcony from which they can perch by adding visible volume to your lashes; especially on a day where it’s perfectly expected for you to bat your eyelashes with every look across the room.
Our Laze Lash Glaze mascara actually conditions your lashes while its applicator brush separates every lash giving your eyelashes a fuller look. Its multitasking formula acts as a gloss for your lashes and has categorically rejected lumps and clumps so you’ll never have to deal with those losers ever again. All kidding aside, you’re going to love how this little mascara can up your Valentine’s Day look in a couple of strokes.
“THERE IS NO REMEDY FOR LOVE BUT TO LOVE MORE.”
– David Henry Thoreau
No matter how you celebrate those you love, keep loving yourself to make space for the rest.
– Undone Beauty