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Make a kissable, touchable night your top priority for Valentine’s Day‏


Valentine’s Day marks the perfect excuse to re-vamp your beauty routine and ensure a kissable, touchable night on February 14th. Even better, get the goodies at your local drugstore with highly rated products that perform without a high price tag. Recover from seasonal forces that impact the skin and lips whether you’ve got a date with a hottie or a date with a comfy couch.

Here are some simple and inexpensive solutions (all found at your local drugstore) that will make you look and feel great:

Step 1: Lather up: A quick way to smooth skin with a yummy smell is with this bar soap that exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time. Yardley’s Oatmeal and Almond soap mixes almond and real oatmeal to smooth skin for only $1.49!

Step 2: Get a Little Closer: Shaving is best after soft exfoliation, so grab a razor and get to it. Try using the Schick Quattro for Women to get a close, smooth shave without bumps or nicks. ($9.99)

Step 3: Lock it in: Choose a shampoo and conditioner that is designed for your hair type. Finesse offers options to moisturize, create volume or curls, smooth straight strands and everything in between for loveable locks. (Starting at $4.49).

Step 4: Afterglow: You know you have to moisturize to keep skin soft, so why not add a little radiance to your skin with Jergen’s Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer. ($8.49)

Step 5: Pucker Up: Prep your lips for gloss or lipstick with a lip balm that isn’t sticky or waxy. LypSyl LypMoisturizer lasts for hours and smells slightly minty, making lips supple and kissable! ($2.99)

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DIY Red Carpet Beauty! Lea Michele’s radiant glow!


“I wanted to create an old Hollywood meets new Hollywood vibe,” Michele’s makeup artist Melanie Inglessis says of the Glee star’s look at the SAG Awards. “Lea and I agreed that a glowy, shimmery look with a little smoky eye was the way to go.”

How to Do It

1: Perfect complexion with DiorSkin Airflash Spray Foundation.
2: Define eyes using Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Beige Messai, followed by a sweep of Chantecaille Le Stylo liner and two coats DiorShow Blackout Mascara.
3: Dust apples of cheeks with Chantecaille Cheek Shade in Wind followed by a touch of Chantecaille La Baleine Blanche illuminator on cheeks and brow bones.
4: Create a glamorous neutral lip with Chantecaille Super Lip Sheer in Eclipse.


Get the Look With People’s StyleWatch!


Hairstylist Ted Gibson wanted to “show off [Greene's] fantastic neck and face” with a sleek updo for the Sherlock Holmes premiere in N.Y.C.
Four Easy Steps
1: Use Build It blow drying spray and Hairsheet for volume and texture on wet hair.
2: Blow dry straight and go back with a large barrel curling iron to add movement and texture.
3: Pull hair back into a chignon with Tame It shine lotion.
4: Finish by spraying with Beautiful Hold hairspray.



InStyle’s Daily Beauty Tip!


Recently at the launch of her new fragrance, In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon, the star decided that when it came to her makeup, less was more. To go the low maintenance route, skip foundation, add just a touch of liquid highlighter on your forehead and cheekbones, and shade the apples of your cheeks with rosy blush. If you feel strange with totally bare eyes, dab mellow gold shadow around your lids for a little extra light.

Reese is beautiful with little makeup on. She looks great in InStyle’s November issue!