Blushing after a cute compliment from a certain special someone is nice, of course. But you could also try a swipe of the sweetest blush color ever: honeysuckle (which just so happens to be Pantone Color of the Year). It’s a reddish-pink that complements any skin tone—if you’re fair-skinned, use a lighter touch or tap your blush brush on a tissue before applying.
A textured half ‘do like this one on Glee star Dianna Agron is great because the waves soften and frame your face and the height of the crown elongates and flatters at the same time. When copying this cute hairstyle, try using a sparkly clip or hair-color-matching bobby pins to secure the updo instead of your usual plastic claw clip.
Sure, Natalie Portman has learned a thing or two about gorgeous ballerina buns from her performance in Black Swan, but if you want a romantic way to wear the look offstage, place your hair bun closer to the nape of the neck for a soft, pretty dateworthy hair idea. Pair with a swipe of black eyeliner and a bright matte lipstick for a simple and sexy look that’ll get two thumbs up.
If you’ve ever wondered what to do with that spongy thingamabob end of your eyeliner pencil, print out Amber Stevens’ eye makeup look for inspiration. For this soft but still dressed-up look, outline only the upper lash line with liner, then gently smudge up the outer half with the spongy tip of your pencil. It creates that lovely cat-eye effect without your having to keep redrawing the tricky winged edge. Score!