Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day Picks
Whether February 14th to you is more Galentine’s or Valentine’s, the beauty world is filled with ways to treat someone special (including yourself!) this month. From sparkly spritzes, to poppy pink lipsticks, and even a better night’s beauty sleep, here are five ways to say “I love you” in stores now. — Moriah Campbell
For the beauty fan who wears her heart on her sleeve (or in this case her lipstick) these four flirty shades make a statement while the 65 percent oil-based formula keeps pouts plump and moisturized all V-day long. (Make it extra special and order it engraved.)
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Heart & Arrow Collector Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick, $45, Yslbeauty.ca.
For the woman who appreciates the finer things, nothing beats perfume. From the Alchemist’s Garden collection, this floral fragrance is the ultimate indulgence in art and femininity. The alluring blue bottle houses notes of Bulgarian rose, sweet musk and woods, which will bring out inner beauty in any circumstance.
Gucci A Song for the Rose Eau de Perfume, $368, exclusively at Holt Renfrew.
For anyone who’d rather snooze through Valentine’s Day than endure its OTT declarations, here’s your new best friend. This pure long-fibre silk pillowcase is proven to absorb less face cream and create 43 percent less friction which can reduce frizz, so you can sleep smoothly through the obnoxious Instagram posts.
Slip for Beauty Sleep Slipsilk Pure Silk Pillowcase, from $119 at Shop.Nordstrom.com.
These six special-edition Essie shades are perfect for those who want to celebrate their love loud and proud. Show off and share the unique, fun-loving designs on each bottle or layer the shades together to create countless statement looks all month long.
Essie Valentine’s Day 2019 Collection, $9 each, at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Date Night Essential
For the low-key lover, this collection of velvety shadows is a breath of fresh air. The perfect combination of neutrals and warm tones, this palette is romantic without being too pink and pretty and features matte, satin, silk and metallic textures to give the eyes depth and dimension on a discreet date night.