Photography Courtesy of Tom Ford Beauty
Because you deserve it!
Date February 7, 2022
We all know that the most important relationship you have is with yourself, and while we are certainly not ones to shy away from buying ourselves flowers, chocolate or a beautiful dinner to prove it, there’s just something about a gorgeous new Valentine’s Day beauty treat that just feels right. Whether you’re going out or staying in, celebrating love with your S.O. or friends, or soaking up the vibes solo, we can bet there’s a new candle, fragrance, swaggy DIY mani or face mask that might just take your evening to the next level.
Click through for our best Valentine’s Day beauty picks and go ahead and #treatyoself.
Available in three new unisex scents including Sunset Riot, Metal Wave and Incense City, these chic candles in concrete vessels are the perfect accompaniment to a cozy night in.
Rimbaud Eau de Parfum
Dreamt up by Hedi Slimane, Celine’s sophisticated new scent is a modern take on a classic lavender spritz, with added notes of iris, wheat and vanilla.
Phyto-Rouge Shine Lipstick in Sheer Red Love
($80, Sisley Paris )
If you want to try out a red lip but the hue seems too tricky to master in practice, this sheer formula from Sisley Paris might be for you. The light pigment and shiny finish are forgiving but still deliver on head-turning colour. Plus, moisturizing moringa and jojoba oils, and the luxe gold (refillable!) tube are all a serious bonus.
Eye Reviver Patches
Designer duds need not be saved for braving the outdoors. Instead, these limited edition under eye masks are infused with a potent eye serum for an instant pick-me-up whether you’re planning a night on the town or on the couch.
Private Rose Garden Collection
($344, Tom Ford)
Inspired by rare blooms from his own L.A. garden, Tom Ford is releasing three new romantic, rose-based Private Blend scents including Rose D’Amalfi with Italian bergamot and mandarin, Rose de Chine with peony and myrrh, and Rose de Russie with spicy white pepper oil.
Gold Profection22 Mask
($117, Ambari )
Made with 22 per cent AHAs, this clinical strength mask from Canadian skincare brand Ambari (Kourtney Kardashian is a fan) is a one way ticket to getting spa results at home. Antioxidant reishi mushrooms, hyaluronic acid and vitamins e and b all combine to give you a gorgeously glowing complexion (just be sure to use this powerhouse no more than once a week).
This effortless balm delivers a slightly shimmering wash of colour that flatters and nourishes lips simultaneously. Made with 92 per cent naturally-derived ingredients and available in five other shades, it’s a perfect lippie for under-mask wear.
If you’ve been plagued by dry skin all winter, prep for your spring awakening with this luxe rose oil containing Damask roses, ultra-hydrating squalane and antioxidant rosehip seed oil. Smooth it on your complexion (and any other spots that need a little love, such as your cuticles) then make like Cleopatra and wait for your admirers to come calling.
Nail Art Stickers
($24, Gucci )
These limited edition nail art stickers could not be more fun. They’re guaranteed to instantly upgrade your DIY mani even if you’re less than stellar with a polish brush.
Silk Hair Wrap in Wild Leopard
($119, Slip )
This double-lined, reversible silk head-wrap (the other side is black) helps maintain and protect your hair while you rack up your beauty sleep. Especially great for textured hair, the wrap effectively prevents breakage, tangles and frizz.
No.1 Lip and Cheek Balm
($61, Chanel )
This new multitasker from Chanel contains 86 per cent naturally-derived ingredients, including hydrating red camellia oil. Available in six shades, it’s a chic little addition to your handbag so you can nourish lips and cheeks with a hint of healthy colour throughout the day.
This spicy unisex scent has warm and sexy notes of ginger, cinnamon, Sicilian cedar and black tea. To make it an especially memorable gift, you can have the refillable bottle engraved with initials or a special date.
Valentine’s Day Edition Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder
($50, Nars )
Show your makeup bag some love with this special edition of Nars’s much-loved setting powder. The microfine formula gives your makeup longwear while also adding radiance and comforting your skin with glycerin and vitamin e.
Very Rose Lip Balm
($19, Nuxe )
This all-natural, vegan balm will delight your pout with its non-sticky formula which is lightly scented with vanilla and contains protective shea butter and rose extract.