Ah, the agony of date-night primping. You want to strike a beauty balance with your hair and makeup — one that showcases the real you, but also sets the tone and message you're trying to send. Is this a getting-to-know-you kind of night, or more of an affair to remember? Is getting frisky in the cards or is this just a low-key hangout? Pair that lipstick with this eyeliner, and your date may just get the wrong idea.
As the big V (as in Day, you pervs) rolls around, we've been giving a lot of thought to how to knock it out of the beauty park on the greeting card industry's most romantic night of the year. So we focused our arithmetic skills this go-round on adding up the perfect looks for six different types of dates, from those just looking for a fling to the devoted couple trying to put the spice back in their relationship. We've got the hair, makeup, and scent must-haves you need to create just the right mood on your romantic night out. Is that a mascara wand in your pocket, or are you just happy to see us?
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