Thanks to lockdown, this year Valentine’s Day will be different…
No romantic trips out with loved ones; missing out on the chance to rekindle an old love or start a new one. But looking at the bright side, we can use this opportunity to be our own Valentine and take the time to love ourselves. One way is to pamper and treat ourselves to a few new beauty products.
Here are a few that caught our eye with their cute Valentine’s inspired packaging – we hope they will bring joy in your own heart when you are using them.
A Lovely Finish
YSL TOUCHE ÉCLAT works wonders in disguising dark circles and provides a natural luminous finish. Perfect for those virtual business meetings or catch ups with friends when you don’t want to wear full foundation but just need a little coverage here and there. Their Heart & Arrow Valentines Limited Edition will also bring a smile to your face every time you use it. What’s not to love about cute glittering red hearts and arrows?
Price £26. Available from Boots.
Too Faced Love Light Highlighter is inspired by the ethereal glow of someone in love. It creates a strobe stopping glow by using a Prisma Shine patented technology enhanced with a luminosity boosting agent. Another one for those virtual catch ups.
Encased in a shiny rose gold heart shaped compact, this highlighter will put you in a glamorous mood from the get go.
Available in two shades – Ray of Light and Blinded by the Light.
Free from gluten and parabens. Cruelty free and vegan.
Price £25. Available from LOOKFANTASTIC.
Radiantly flushed with love? No it’s benefit’s ‘Love Tint’ Fiery-Red Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain. Slowly build up the fiery red hue on cheeks and lips until you have the shade you desire. Also smudge proof so can be worn under your face mask too.
Price £15.50. Available from LOOKFANTASTIC.
Prefer to go lipstick free? Those natural lips still need a dab of tender loving and moisture.
Vaseline has partnered with Dani Dyer (winner of Love Island 2019) to create the Limited Edition With Love x Sweet Cherry Satin Lip Balm.
Enriched with Vitamin E the cherry fragranced lip balm moisturises and also gives a glossy shine finish with a non sticky feeling.
Price £5.99. Available from Boots.
Vegan Valentine (2)!
Give your skin some love and wipe away make up, dirt and impurities with Revolution Skincare Make Up Remover Cushions – Hearts. In passionate pink these heart shaped microfibre make up pads have been designed to be used with just water or your favourite cleanser. These hearts may be delicate on your skin but are tough enough to be washed and used again and again.
Price £8. Available from BEAUTY BAY.
Smooth and caress your complexion with Kora Organics Rose Quartz Heart Facial Sculptor. Rose quartz is known for its soothing properties. It is used in the beauty world to help calm the complexion, cool a puffy face in the morning and help to encourage circulation and blood flow to uplift tired complexions. Use on clean skin.
Price £52. Available from LOOKFANTASTIC.
Vegan Valentine (3)!
Vegan Valentine! Spread your love to include mother earth with Love Beauty and Planet Delicious Glow Body Butter.
Ethically made from the Rose Valley of Bulgaria the body butter includes no parabens or dyes and the brand’s goal is to have a carbon footprint so small that it’s like they weren’t even there.
Infused with Muru Muru butter and rose leaving your skin luminous, soft and lightly scented.
Price £9.99. Available from Boots.
Work that love from the inside out with Hairburst Hearts Chewable Hair Vitamins. Not only do they look cute and taste sweet with a strawberry and blackcurrant flavour, they will help to increase hair strength and elasticity.
Love ingredients include: Biotin for longer thicker hair, Zinc to help reduce hair loss and Selenium to help reduce dandruff and clear the scalp.
Price £19.95 for 60 capsules. Available from BEAUTY BAY.
This Valentine’s Day may be short on kisses but that doesn’t mean you should neglect those pouty lips. Keep them nourished and ready for the time when we can go out celebrating again.
Place a big smacker on your lips with this mask to help transform your dry or chapped lips to feel softer and hydrated. The mask is infused with strawberry, blue berry and blackberry extracts to soothe and plump the lips,
Price £4. Available from BEAUTY BAY.
Vegan Valentine (4)!
Just because you are staying in for Valentine’s doesn’t mean you cannot add some sparkle to your night in. Shimmer and shine at home Valentine’s Day with Revolution Skincare’s Face Off! – a Pink Sparkle Peel Off Face Mask.
Don’t worry the glitter is plastic free, all ingredients are vegan and cruelty free.
This glitzy treat is infused with soothing antioxidant jasmine extract and hyaluronic acid to help keep skin hydrated.
Price £6. Available from Beauty Bay. BEAUTY BAY.
Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is Eclipse Magazine’s Fashion & Beauty Editor.
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