The Beauty Insider:
Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day: it doesn’t matter how you’re planning to spend it this year (with a group of pals, your significant other, or simply flying solo), because, we say, there’s one person always deserving of a little extra spoiling, and that’s you. Cue our top 10 beauty gifts, guaranteed to make anyone feel like a million bucks.
LANCÔME – Heart Lipstick
Yes, this heart-shaped lipstick is almost too pretty to use, but the two vibrant shades will make smoothing the silky, hydrating formula onto lips irresistible.
MFK – Gentle Fluidity Eau de Parfum
The moment we had a sniff of this new scent from Maison Francis Kurkdjian, we knew we had to have it. It’s spicy and woody – in other words, the kind of perfume that makes everyone you hug say, ‘you smell soo good’.
SISLEY – Black Rose Skincare Set
If you ask us, getting just one product from Sisley’s iconic Black Rose collection would be an utter delight, but to receive two? Boasting both the Cream Mask and Skin Infusion Cream in one set, it’s such a stellar skincare treat, we challenge you not to keep it for yourself.
SKIN GYM – Rose Quartz Facial Roller
When it comes to a true beauty fanatic, it might be time to think outside the box. So how about Skin Gym’s facial roller? Made with rose quartz (a crystal that supposedly helps attract love, btw), this bestselling tool helps to reduce puffiness and inflammation by simply rolling it in an upwards motion over your face. The gift of good skin with the added bonus of possible romance – we say, what’s not to love?
DIPTYQUE – Damascena Candle
We’re all for a big bunch of red roses on Valentine’s Day, but this year, we say, skip the flowers and treat them to Diptyque’s limited-edition rose-scented candle, instead. Not only will it last longer, but once the candle is finished, they can use the pretty pink votive to hold their eyeliner pencils or make-up brushes.
LA MER – The Lifting and Firming Mask
For those nights when your skin feels in need of some proper attention (hello, every night in winter), La Mer’s Lifting and Firming mask will provide some much-needed TLC. Packed with heavy-duty hydrators, plus the brand’s iconic Miracle Broth, the mask-like treatment lifts, firms and hydrates your skin, all while you sleep.
HOURGLASS: Confession Lipstick Set
What makes this lipstick different from all the other ones they’ve been hoarding? Well, it’s super-slim and has a flat tip that makes it easy to outline your lips – not to mention the matte formula, which is both long-wearing and non-drying. This limited-edition set is a wonderful introduction to the range as it features the two bestselling shades from an otherwise 30+ line-up.
YSL - Limited-edition Touche Éclat
We dare you not to fall in love with YSL’s new heart-adorned Touche Éclat. Boasting the same iconic formula as the original, the concealer-and-highlighting hybrid brightens skin (primarily the undereye area) in one single swipe. It was one of the first of its kind, and years later, we’re still smitten with it.
IT COSMETICS– Love is a Foundation Brush
Not only is IT Cosmetics’ foundation brush guaranteed to perk up any dressing table (how cute is that red glitter-heart handle?), but it also just happens to be a pretty brilliant make-up tool too. Great for both cream and powder foundations, the large brush head is super soft and even works well with loose powder and blush, too.
GUCCI – A Song for the Rose Eau de Parfum
With the faint promise of spring on the horizon and a whole lotta love in the air, what better way to treat yourself than with a fabulous new perfume? More than just a pretty bottle, this foolproof pick for any floral-fragrance fan is infused with aromas of rose and musk. Spring fresh and gloriously feminine, we reckon it will win over even the most ardent V-Day cynics among you.
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