Hey Preggers Mamas! It’s time for Valentine’s Day, which probably means it’s time to dress up your bump for a romantic night out with your Valentine. And if this little bundle-to-be is your first baby, it may be awhile before you have this kind of alone time. (Veteran mamas know what I’m talking about!) So, you’ll want to pull out all the stops for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day babymoon date.
You’re probably up-to-date in the latest nursery trends and the coolest baby gadgets, but you might have fallen away from reading about what looks are gracing the faces of fashion these days. We get you! Being a mama, and even a mama-to-be, has a way redirecting your attention. But, leave it to Preggers, to help you choose the perfect makeup style for your last Valentine’s Day before motherhood increases your family size. We think these trends would look beautiful on our Preggers mamas!
According to Elle.com, gloss is back for lips! Matte lips had been the trend over the past few years, but beautiful shine is the new look for 2017. Make sure you have some new beautiful glossy shades, or add a clear gloss over your current colors.
The latest liners for 2017 don’t extend the full length of the eye lid. Only the center part of the lid is lined leaving an unfinished look. Fully-lined eye lids are so 2016!
Another liner trend for 2017 carries over from lips – shine! Use a liquid liner for a gleaming, shiny look.
I think I must be a boring mama when it comes to makeup because I’ve never thought of using anything but black mascara. But, elle.com suggests that 2017 is the year for burgundy. The key to using this red hue on your lashes, though, is to use a dark enough burgundy color that it only shows when it catches the light.
Again with the glossy. Harpers Bazaar says that along with glossy lips and liners, glossy eye shadows are being seen on the lids of this year’s fashionistas. Several brands actually make glossy shadows, but Harpers suggests you can get the same effect by sweeping some clear lip gloss over your normal shadows. Better make sure you have plenty of that lip gloss this year!
Gone are the days of a subtle blush. In 2017, blush is meant to be seen. So, load up your brushes and apply, apply, apply! Whether you opt for a more obvious look or you’re not ready to dive all the way in and hold to a little subtle blending, choose colors that defiantly show up and accent your cheeks.
And for your nails, try painting on metallic colors, furthering that “things that shine” trend.
Are you ready for this? Welcome back to the 1980s with blue eye shadow and colorful shades of blush. Did anyone else think those colors would never make a reappearance?
Yep. Glitter is still here, so layer up your eyes, lips, cheeks and nails in glitter dust.
And don’t forget to throw on some Preggers legwear on your way out the door. You’ll want your legs feeling great for your night on the town!
Goodness! I can’t wait to try a few of these 2017 trends. It’s a huge upgrade from the lovely look of baby spitup. 😉 Happy Valentine’s Day, Preggers mamas!
**Fashion photos from the following sources: amuser; glamour; harpers bazaar; nicades; temptalia; glitterbugcosmetics; marieclaire; elle; makeupand beautyblog; pinterest; wikihow; gcastd; yves-saint-laurent; cuded; and jamienelson.