13 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Beauty Lover in Your LifeFebruary 02, 2023
Shopping for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift can be intimidating. After all, it’s a holiday about celebrating the people you care deeply about, so you want to get them something they’ll really love. But luckily, regardless of who you’re shopping for — friends, moms, sisters or a beauty-obsessed significant other — there’s no shortage of beauty gifts that are guaranteed to give anyone major heart eyes. Forget Cupid — find the perfect Valentine’s Day beauty gift yourself, ahead.
The Best Valentine’s Day Beauty Gifts 2023
You’ll fall in love with the creamy, non-drying formula of the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Intense Volume Matte Lipstick. Infused with hyaluronic acid, it delivers vibrant, pigmented color that feels comfortable — and stays looking great — all day long. The range of pink and red shades is perfect for V-Day.
On the hunt for the best red nail polish to channel your flirty side this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than the limited-edition U Wish shade by Essie. Even the name is cheeky. This true red has a shimmery finish for a little extra flair.
If you’ve been on Instagram lately, you know that lip oils are all the rage in the beauty world right now. We’re currently crushing on the NYX Professional Makeup Fat Oil Lip Drip, a seriously shiny lip gloss that gives you a perfectly kissable pout. It comes in clear and tinted options.
Sparkly eyeshadow, like this stunning offering from Giorgio Armani Beauty, is a classic date night beauty vibe. This eye tint gives your lids the prettiest wash of shimmery color with just a swipe or two. Apply it with the doe-foot applicator brush and blend it out with your fingertips.
The Prada Paradoxe Eau de Parfum is a warm floral fragrance with notes of neroli, amber and musk. Aside from smelling divine, this fragrance would look gorgeous on any vanity or shelf with its pink color and striking right-angle bottle.
If matte lipstick or sheer, shiny gloss aren’t your thing, try the Vinyl Ink Longwear Liquid Lip Color. It’s a super-pigmented longwear lipstick with an unbelievably shiny, vinyl-like finish. The Nude Shock shade range has tons of wearable colors to spice up your everyday makeup, such as Captivated, a light blush nude.
This mini eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay has all of the rosy neutrals you need to create the breathtaking eye makeup looks of your dreams. Plus, it gets bonus points for the fierce pink packaging.
You’ll be batting your volumized lashes all night long after a few coats of the Lancôme Le 8 Hypnôse Mascara. Our favorite thing about this mascara is the serum-infused formula that nourishes your natural eyelashes as you wear it.
The Valentino Beauty Limited Edition Go Clutch Highlighter and Mini Lipstick is two pocket-sized presents in one package. With a gold chain strap, the highlighter compact doubles as a stylish designer clutch. It doesn’t get more glam than this.
Red lipstick is practically synonymous with Valentine’s Day. Bring on the romance with the YSL Beauty Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick Balm. It's a shiny lip color with the nourishing benefits of a hydrating balm, thanks to the essential-oils-packed formula.
The name of this sweet, fruity fragrance says it all — it’s the perfect date night perfume, inspired by a romantic evening in a Provence vineyard. It features notes of ripe grapes, wild roses, bergamot, blackcurrant liquour and patchouli.
Boy Smells is the Los Angeles-based cool girl candle brand with a chic, minimalist packaging aesthetic. With dark berry and bergamot notes, LES is one of the brand’s best-selling scents. Indulge in some self-care this V-Day by lighting this yummy candle.
Get instant, naturally beautiful lip and cheek color on-the-go with the Westman Atelier Squeaky & Cheeky Lip and Cheek Duo. We absolutely adore how the swatches on the packaging form a heart shape.
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