14 Beauty Essentials You Need For Date Night

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Photographed by Alena Saz for MOJEH 113

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. While the focus of the Hallmark holiday is usually extravagant dinners, gifting and curating the perfect wardrobe, beauty can’t be overlooked. From the perfect night-before prep to a stay-all-day lip colour, these are the beauty heroes you need to know this Valentine’s Day and beyond.

The Skin

Wishful Eggplant Exfoliator

As with most things in life, preparation is key when it comes to flawless makeup application. Wishful’s brand-new Eggplant Exfoliator utilises antioxidant-rich eggplant extracts and a trio of hardworking acids to tighten, brighten and reduce the appearance of pores, ensuring a smooth foundation and lit-from-within glow. Shop now

La Prairie Platinum Rare Haute Rejuvenation Mask

The latest scientific breakthrough at La Prairie sees the launch of the Platinum Rare Haute Rejuvenation Mask, a needle-free alternative to skincare treatments. Apply the night before your big date and wake up to a plump, rejuvenated complexion due to a combination of hyaluronic acid, collagen and ceramides.  Shop now

The Face

Huda Beauty Pretty Grunge Face Gloss

Staying in for date night, but still want to look your best? Take a walk on the subtle side with Huda Beauty’s highlighting gloss that glides onto the skin and offers a luminous sheen that slowly morphs into a blush according to your skin. The non-sticky, lightweight formula makes it a perfect addition to at-home evenings where no-makeup makeup is preferred. Shop now

Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation

Your skin, but better. Isn’t that what foundation is really all about? Highlight your skincare routine’s hard work with this foundation by Rare Beauty that marries the coverage of a foundation with the weightlessness of a serum. Lotus, gardenia and white water lily come together to nourish the skin, while the doe-foot applicator controls coverage. Shop now

Charlotte Tilbury Pinkgasm Beauty Light Wand in Pinkgasm Sunset

Charlotte Tilbury’s best-selling liquid highlighter in this peachy-pink shade is a must for date night, thanks to its subtle flush and celebration-ready sparkle. The easy-to-blend formula is infused with treated pearls to wash your cheekbones in a soft-focus finish that complements – rather than overwhelms – your natural beauty. Shop now

The Eyes

Pat McGrath Daring Desire Eyeshadow Quad

Celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath has released a limited-edition eyeshadow quad for Valentine’s Day which boasts a shade for every event. Going out-out? Opt for the opulent Amethyst Noir shadow to sweep your lids in a deep-purple hue. Having an intimate dinner? The iridescent sparkle of Galactic Glow will shimmer in the candlelight and will no doubt leave your date transfixed. Each of the shadows are creamy, blendable and can be used wet or dry. Shop now

Asteri Supermassive Black Kohl Eyeliner

Nothing says seduction quite like kohl-rimmed eyes. Asteri, the Saudi-born beauty brand, plays on Arabian traditions with a luxurious take on kohl. The creamy, ultra-black liner utilises clean ingredients that won’t irritate your eyes (say goodbye to the racoon-esque days of troubled youth) and will stay put all night long. Shop now

The Lips

Chanel No1 De Chanel Lip And Cheek Balm

If you would rather forgo a full-on lip for Valentine’s Day, reach for this nourishing tinted balm from Chanel. Formulated with skin-friendly ingredients – including the emblematic Camellia flower – and enriched with plant wax, this ultra-hydrating formula enhances the lip’s natural colour in an effect that is both striking and subtle. MOJEH loves the oomph offered by brand-new winter shade, Purple Energy. Shop now

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Velvet

For a full-coverage lip that won’t budge through dinner, look to Anastasia Beverly Hills’ brand-new Lip Velvet. A seductive, velvety texture available in six nude shades, this matte-finish formula will never stand you up thanks to its wear-everywhere versatility. The highly pigmented formula leaves the lips with a plump, cushiony appearance and weightless wear despite its long-lasting formula. That sounds like a win-win to us. Shop now

Herrera Beauty Fabulous Kiss Satin Lipstick

Valentine’s Day makeup is not complete without a red lip and Herrera Beauty came through with a romantic, limited-edition iteration for the occasion. The iconic Carolina Red 310 shade is revamped for date night with engraved hearts adorning the bullet. Achieve long-lasting, highly pigmented colour in one swipe, while lip-loving ingredients supply hydration for up to eight hours. Get matchy-matchy and complete your lipstick with the limited-edition Love Beats lipstick cap. Shop now

The Body

Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Rose Gold Shimmering Body Oil

Why stop your beauty ritual at the neck? Pamper yourself this Valentine’s Day with the luxurious shimmering body oil by Tom Ford. Infused with its floral yet sensual Soleil Blanc fragrance – key notes are Ylang Ylang and Cardamom – and a subtle golden shimmer, it makes for an ideal base layer for your finishing fragrance (plus, the shimmer perfectly complements a strapless dress). Shop now

Rituals The Legend of the Dragon Fragrance Sticks

Designed around the notion that power comes from within and released as part of Rituals’ Chinese New Year collection, the limited-edition fragrance sticks fill your home with comforting notes of cinnamon, plum blossoms and amber, setting the tone while you get ready for a romantic evening ahead. Shop now

Lush Posh White Chocolate and Rose Body Wash

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, this chocolate and roses-inspired body wash is as decadent as they come. The silky-smooth vegan formula marries creamy coconut butter with rejuvenating rose water to soothe even the most sensitive skin, while Australian sandalwood oil and vanilla envelop limbs in a romantic scent. Shop now

The Finishing Touch

Chloé Atelier Des Fleurs Fragrance in Cedrus

What better than a prestigious fragrance collection celebrating the art of floral composition for Valentine’s Day? This musky Cedrus fragrance plays on the bouquet-building concept with woody notes that provides an ideal base for lighter scents (the collection’s Jasmanium Sambac fragrance adds an unexpected brightness) and works beautifully alone for a seductive night-time spritz. Available in Bloomingdale’s Dubai Mall, Dubai

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  • Words by Savanna Smith