They say Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year. But rather than it just being about showering your SO in affection, it should be about celebrating all kinds of love, whether for your other half, your gal pals or yourself. Below, check out our list of amazing beauty gifts you’ll want to pamper and spoil the object of your affections this V-day.
Louboutin lippies are already coveted by beauty lovers all over, but these limited edition gift boxes (HK$1,050) feature a brand new collectible design by Christian Louboutin, with whimsical hearts in red or soft pink. The Rouge Louboutin features the classic red nail colour and a Loubilaque Lip Lacquer in a matching shade; the Coffret Nude features a mini nail colour in La Favorita, a pale pink shade, and a sultry “my lips but better” shade of dusty rose for the corresponding Loubilaque Lip Lacquer. With the boxes embellished in gold and with a signed inscription by Christian Louboutin, they’re sure to be the number one item on any Louboutin fan’s wishlist.
Roses are synonymous with the romance of Valentine’s Day, but for the practical beauty lover, a bouquet of rose-scented products is sure to go further than any handful of blooms would. The Valentine’s Day Rose kit (HK$990) is a collaboration with The Cakery, including a limited edition rose lip balm, a rose and aloe hydrating toning mist, a green tea and rose hydrating face serum, a rose and apricot day cream, and a sweet rose-shaped meringue pop by The Cakery.
The Valentine’s Day Rose Kit is available through 14 February.
Chanel’s exalted Rouge Allure lipstick (HK$300) is dressed in red and gold for the lucky CNY season, but it’s also the perfect bold red to hype up your confidence for Valentine’s Day — whether you’re single or attached. A satiny, luxurious red with fine gold sparkles, it’s just the thing to dress up any outfit.
To start the Year of the Pig on the right foot, a new skincare regimen featuring luxury clean beauty products is essential. This Clean Beauty Kit (HK$1,000) includes 16 products that rejuvenate from head to toe: from Gloss Moderne’s nourishing hair mask to Aromatherapy Associates Polishing Body Brush, Susanne Kaufmann’s deeply hydrating and protecting Cold Cream to Indie Lee’s CoQ-10 Toner, not to mention hydrating mists, body scrubs, pillow sprays to sheet masks and face oils galore. It’s the perfect home spa indulgence with full size bottles and travel sizes alike.
The perfect gift for any eco warrior, Milan-based ethical and sustainable beauty brand Frame Cosmetics is all about high quality, organic and GMO-free raw materials grown in the southern regions of Basilicata and Calabria. Adopting a tailored approach to skincare, starter kits aim to provide lifelong solutions that help you age gracefully, with products changing dependent on your habits and skin age. Uniquely for Valentine’s Day, Frame is offering an Essence of Love set (HK$1,800; original price HK$2,340), which includes a nano-mist diffuser and thyme and basil essential oils. Thyme is known as an antibacterial, while basil as an antioxidant has potent calming and purifying effects. It’s an ideal gift for the office worker who has to deal with skin-drying air-conditioning every day, as well as those who want naturally glowy skin around the clock.
The Essence of Love set is available through 1 March.
Having a luxury lipstick is like having a high quality pen — both resonate with confidence and capability. Even more so when you’re topping off your look du jour with a powerful red lip. Guerlain’s Chinese New Year limited edition Rouge G de Guerlain Double Mirror Cap (HK$130) and unique lipstick shade (HK$250) matches together in a unique firecracker red, and makes it easy for reapplying on the go. Designed for CNY festivities with a creamy formula featuring red metallic flakes, it’s equally stylish for Valentine’s Day.
Not many of us like to spend ages on our hair in the morning, and GHD’s latest launch is a godsend for lazy perfectionists who want to tame their tresses in as little time as possible. The Glide heated brush (HK$1,580) helps to smooth dry hair, and also eliminates frizz and adds gloss thanks to the built in ioniser. It’s also perfect for straight hairstyles that still want some natural movement. For those of us who want to fake the extra effort put in our ‘do — especially before a big romantic date — the GHD Glide is a game changer that adds no extra hassle to your getting ready regime.