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Get The Look: Valentine’s Date Night With Benefit Cosmetics

Get The Look: Valentine’s Date Night, With Benefit Cosmetics

This look is all about giving your make up that little Valentine’s glow… after all: there’s no such thing as too much pink! Check out our video with Benefit Make-Up Artist Amy-Louise to see how it’s done: 

Get The Look:

Step one:

Start with a finished base (foundation, concealer). Apply They’re Real! Mascara to top and bottom lashes, wiggling the wand from the base upward. Use the ball to seperate lashes for an even more dramatic look!

Step two:

To create a rosy glow, sweep Rockateur Cheek Powder across the apples of your cheeks for a romantic look.

Step three:

For cheekbones that glisten in the candlelight, apply Watt’s Up! Highlighter to cheek bones, nose and Cupid’s bow and blend to create a subtle, glowy look.

Step four:

To finish the look  and create gorgeous, fuller lips, sweep They’re Real! Double The Lip 2-in1 lip liner and lipstick to lips. Mwah!

You can shop the entire Roller range from Benefit Costmetics at allbeauty.com!

WIN! Tickets To Valentine’s Cinema Screening At The Natural History Museum In Collaboration With Luna Cinema

WIN! Tickets To Valentine’s Cinema Screening At The Natural History Museum In Collaboration With The Luna Cinema

Looking for some alternative plans for Valentine’s Day this year? Look no further! We’ve teamed up with the Natural History Museum in collaboration with The Luna Cinema to give you the chance to win 1 of 3 pairs of tickets to the Valentine’s Cinema in London…

Following a sell-out Halloween season in October, the Luna big screen is returning to the main hall (underneath Hope the blue whale!) at the Natural History Museum for three evenings of incredible Valentine’s cinema from 14-16th February.

With four Valentine’s-themed events, including Golden Globe award-winning ‘A Star is Born’, the romantic classics such as ‘The Notebook’, ‘Pretty Woman’, and ‘Love Actually’, and two anti-Valentine’s screenings –  ‘Kill Bill Vol. 1’ and ‘Thelma and Louise’ – there’s something for everyone.

Luna Cinema Valentine's Movie Sceenings allbeauty blog competition

So whether you’re looking for a classic romcom to snuggle up to, or the perfect antidote to all the sentimental mush, you grab the popcorn and we’ll take care of the rest!

Your Chance To Win!

To be in with a chance of winning 1 of 3 pairs of tickets to the Valentine’s Cinema event at the Natural History Museum, simply answer the following question:

Which animal will you be sitting under at The Luna Cinema, in the Natural History Museum?

  1. Shark
  2. Blue whale
  3. Goldfish

Enter via the form below. Entries close at 11:59PM on Wednesday 6th February 2019. Full T&Cs below.  Good luck!

For more information about Movie Nights At The Museum, or to book tickets, visit www.thelunacinema.com. 

Setting The Mood For Romance – Our Tips

Setting the mood for romance is key to a great night in!

Whether you’re snuggling up to a favourite film or cooking a meal for two, here are our tips on setting the mood for romance…

inner calmAmbiance – Fill your home with a beautiful aroma and for a great twist, how about a massage oil candle like NEOM Organics Intensive Skin Treatment Candle? If you’re using scented candles, make sure you trim the wick first to 5mm and light it around 1 hour before your evening begins. And don’t forget to put it out before you retire!

Music – Set up your playlist now: don’t leave things to chance, put together a selection of your favourite tracks and leave it on repeat. Head to YouTube for inspo, or, for a relaxing evening, check our Pamper Night Spa Music.

Fragrance – Make fragrance last longer with matching body lotion and shower gel. Layering is key to making your scent last, so treat yourself to the fragrance set. And when you do apply your fragrance, make sure you put it on every pulse point – anywhere that warms up will project your signature scent.  A great way to make your scent last is to apply a little Vaseline to your pulse points, then spray your fragrance over the top.  And if you can’t find the matching bath or shower gel, add a few sprays to your bath water – it really does work! Don’t wear fragrance? Perfumed hair mist is a great alternative.  We love Miss Dior Hair Mist, a blend of fruits, caramel popcorn and patchouli

Lighting – Dimming the lights is of course de rigeur, but if you don’t have the option then fairy lights add a magical touch (no, they’re not just for Christmas) and unlike tea lights, there’s no need to worry about putting them all out!

Gifting – A surprise gift is a must, but it doesn’t need to break the bank. A small fragrance for him or a bath and body treat for her (it doesn’t have to be flowers or chocolates!)

Women’s Perfume Gift Guide – How To Choose

Our women’s perfume gift guide takes you through the main fragrance groups, showing you how to choose the perfect scent. Plus we pick some great gift options from each group.

Use our women’s perfume gift guide if you want to shop fragrance but don’t know where to start! Ideal for birthdays, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

Floral Perfume
The easiest fragrance to spot! If she loves the smell of roses, freesias, daisies – in fact any florals, then a floral perfume is the one to choose. There are so many options to choose from here, but let’s play it safe and choose scents that will appeal to most. We adore Ghost The Fragrance – in a bottle shaped like the female form, it’s a soft, floral fragrance that any woman will adore. From just £19.95 it’s also very affordable.

women's perfume gift guide

Possibly the most famous floral perfume, Jimmy Choo Eau de Toilette (be sure to choose the EDT!) is a massive seller. With a bottle inspired by Murano glass and created by the Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon (you can read our full guide to Jimmy Choo scents here). It’s glam, glam glam! We’ve linked to the 100ml but there are even more savings to be had in smaller sizes, notably the 40ml which makes a fabulous stocking filler.

women's perfume gift guide



Oriental Perfume
Does she prefer heavier scents? Musky cinnamon, spicy fragrance, warm and sugary scents with vanilla? If the answer is yes, then oriental scents are the ones to choose. A word of warning: unless you’re really sure these are for her, then choose another group. They’ll really be too heavy for anyone not into oriental fragrance. The bestseller in the oriental perfume group is Calvin Klein Euphoria Eau de Parfum.

women's perfume gift guide

For something a little different, Laura Biagiotti’s Roma is a very affordable treat. A blend of crisp and fruity resins and evening flowers with base notes of vanilla and musk.

women's perfume gift guide



Woody Perfume
If she loves a scent with mossy, earthy notes, then a woody fragrance is the one to choose. Think cedarwood, sandalwood and vetiver. Chopard’s The Wish is an immensely popular scent, an elegant, refreshing, woody fragrance that contains a blend of woodsy and spicy florals, with notes of patchouli, incense, sandalwood and amber.

women's perfume gift guide

Thierry Mugler’s Alien is a modern woody scent. Jasmine Sambac and a hint of orange blossom combine to give a unique fragrance that’s often described as “sexy, sensual and uplifting”!
women's perfume gift guide



Aromatic Perfume

Does she love the scent of grass and herbs (think lavender, rosemary, basil and sage)? Then aromatic fragrance is a great one to choose. We love Penhaligon’s Lavandula Eau de Parfum.

women's perfume gift guide

For a more affordable option, Burberry Brit Rhythm has top notes of English lavender, with pink pepper, orange blossom and cedar.

women's perfume gift guide



Citrus Perfume

Does she love the clean, zesty scent of lemon, orange and mandarin? Or maybe she’s not a fragrance fan at all?! Then citrus scents are a great choice! Universally popular, they’re fresh and subtle. Davidoff Cool Water Woman is a very clean fragrance suitable for all, and at very affordable prices. Notes of citrus and pineapple blend with the scent of fresh, ocean air.

women's perfume gift guide



Fruity Perfume

Does she love the scent of apples, peaches, blackcurrants – in fact, any fruit? Then a fruity fragrance is for her. We adore Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire (if in doubt, choose the eau de toilette) – we don’t think any woman would be sorry to receive this beauty! With a fruity, blackcurrant scent, this is sophistication in a bottle:
women's perfume gift guide