As much as we all love the perfect date night dress that makes you feel like a million dollars, sometimes it’s not just about what we wear on the outside. In the same way the right makeup products combine to create the perfect beauty look, the right lingerie builds the foundations for sexy style.
Even if you can’t see it, you’ll know it’s there!
With this in mind in the lead up to Valentine’s Day, I’ve paired my favourite beauty products with City Chic’s line of sultry intimates to help you steal the spotlight, whether you are coupled up or flying sexy solo.
Smokey & Dark
Just like the naughty but nice contrast between black and white lace lingerie, a touch of darkness contrasted against a nude base in your eye makeup marks the perfect dose of ‘come hither’. Better than a full smoky eye, which can become a little messy if not properly set, line just above the upper lashes and create a signature sex-siren flick with a fine tipped dark eye pencil. I like the Eye of Horus Charcoal Eye Pencil. It’s not too dark, and totally smudgeable if you prefer a more blended look – just use the soft smudge tip to soften your line.
Shimmering & Soft
Even if you plan on covering up (after all, keeping some things to the imagination is the ultimate when it comes to being sexy) don’t forget to keep your skin soft and smooth. Even if it’s just a bit of bared ankle, arm or even thigh in City Chic’s intimates stockings – Oh la la! – remembering to shower your skin in some TLC will help this small bit of skin to shimmer and shine, and leave you feeling special. Try the golden tones of Prtty Peaushun (pronounced pretty potion) body cream. It not only helps to tighten and refresh skin, it adds a very subtle shimmer and touch of colour – perfect for those who are anti-fake tan, but like just a suggestion of golden glimmer.
Pretty in Pink
Pink instantly draws femininity to mind, but doesn’t need to be too sweet and girly. Whether it’s in the soft silk of your intimates, or a touch of pink on your tips, pink will help you get into the mood for romance. Try a pretty pastel mani with the Jacqueline Burchell Lacquer in – Star of the Show. Best of all, it’ll also leave you free to keep your ‘outside’ look mostly monochrome, but experiencing with a softer look underneath.
So whether you plan on gracing your other half with your sexy beauty (lucky them!) or indulging in some TLC and treating yourself to some beauty and lingerie gifts this Valentine’s Day, keep these handy tips in mind for that sexy style that is guaranteed to steal the spotlight.