In the words of Lil’ Kim in the iconic feminist anthem “Lady Marmalade”, when it comes to shopping, we always say, “Why spend mine when I can spend yours?” But Moulin Rouge puns aside, we know shopping for Valentine’s Day can be a stressful time for your man, because, well, they cannot read your minds. Put your man out of his misery but putting some gift ideas in his head instead. Here, eight beauty products you’ll definitely love to have.
YSL Beauty Volupté Plump-In-Colour in 01 Mad Nude, $52
Can a lipstick be any cuter than this? It has a heart-shaped core, which is packed with hydrating and nourishing ingredients to soften and plump your lips. At the same time, it also dresses lips in a sheer yet vibrant wash of colour of an ultra-kissable pout.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Naked (Cream), $31
Get naked with this universally flattering pinky-beige shade. One swipe delivers saturated pigments while its super creamy texture is enriched with botanical oils and butters to keep lips soft and smooth.
Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Valentine’s Edition in 368 Rose Lancôme, $49
Your favourite creamy lipstick just got even more irresistible! As a limited edition release for Valentine’s Day, it’s now available in a heart-shaped bullet. That’s not all, it also comes with a special case that has pink hearts embossed on it, which you can re-use over other L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks you have.
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Dior Miss Dior EDT, $196 for 100ml
Keeping to the multi-faceted personality of the original Miss Dior scent, Dior’s Perfumer-Creator Francois Demachy retained the Grasse Rose as the key ingredient of this fresh-floral scent. To give it a further dose of freshness, he adds in Lily of the Valley, a sparkling and airy ingredient that brings the scent to new heights. There’s also a hint of mandarin zest, making this a feminine yet fresh scent that perfect for humid climates.
Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick – Limited Edition Valentine’s Day Set, $120
Presented in a limited edition packaging, this Valentine’s Day set features two brand new shades which includes an orangey red and a coral shade. Ultra-creamy and saturated in pigments, they give you immaculate and perfectly sculpted lips that stay put and lasts all day long. And besides, who can resist this when the shades are named “All Of Me” and “Loves All Of You” respectively?
Herbivore Botanicals Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme, $72 for 50ml
Perfect for those with combination to oily skin, this lightweight moisturiser does the job without leaving skin shiny or sticky. Made with rosewater, aloe water, sodium hyaluroniate, white tea and rice extract, it locks in moisture and helps soothes redness as well. Bonus points goes to how beautiful it’ll look sitting on your shelf.
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Diptyque Damascena Candle, $100 for 190g
This candle features the voluptuous notes of Damascena rose, which is mostly grown in Bulgaria and Turkey. Unlike the Centifolia rose which is fresher and lighter, the Damascena rose gives off a richer, headier scent which makes it perfect for seduction. Plus, the exquisite candle jar also makes for a perfect decoration on your vanity.
NARS Liquid Blush in Orgasm, $52
If you loved NARS’ cult classic powder blush in Orgasm, you’ll definitely love this too. Featuring the same universally-flattering shade, this liquid formula is infused with monoi and tamanu oils so that it melts seamlessly into skin for a natural-looking, post-coital flush.