Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air and with all the passion comes great hair, makeup and skincare. Check out our Top 10 brilliant beauty products that will give you the most bang for your buck on this romantic holiday.
1. Philip B. Lovin’ Pomade and Leave-in Conditioner
February is the month for love, so love your hair with the Philip B® Lovin’ Leave-In Conditioning Crème and Lovin’ Pomade. Revive and restore your glossy, gorgeous hair and you will be sure to beckon someone to run their fingers through your silky locks.
Price: Pomade, $26.00; Leave-in Conditioner, $24 at www.philipb.com
2. Forever Red Collection
An empowering blend of luxurious, rare, carefully curated ingredients, Bath & Body Works’ Forever Red Fragrance is the ultimate Valentine’s Day accessory. The scent combines red-inflected notes like Brazilian red pomegranate, fiery marigold, peche de vigne, and the sensual yet delicate red osmanthus for an alluring feminine effect.
Price: EDP, $44.50; Shower Gel, $18; Body Lotion, $20 at www.bathandbodyworks.com
3. Mark Glimmer Shine Lip Gloss
Enjoy some champagne with a side of kisses. This luscious lips shade in Nude Glimmer shines like a jewel on your lips. Pucker up baby!
Price: $12 at Meetmark.com
4. Irresistible Sun Bum® Flavored Lip Balms
If your perfect date is more about catching rays and waves than dinner and a movie, Sun Bum’s flavored Lip Balms are for you. This Valentine’s Day keep your lips kissable, soft and protected with these flavored Lip Balms in Banana, Key Lime, Coconut, Mango, Pink Guava and Pomegranate. All flavors offer SPF 30+ protection, so your most sensitive skin is protected while you live and love in the sun.
Price: $3.99 at www.trustthebum.com
5. Streekers in Red & Pink
A touch of romance for hair. Roses are red; violets are blue; Streekers are the perfect hue (for Valentine’s day). This February 14th, give hair a lift with Streekers in pink and red. Streekers are easy-to-use, temporary hair colors that allow you to add vibrant, unique hue to your hair whenever you choose. Available in eight colors - including the holiday's signature shades, pink and red. They let you express your personality and have fun with your style without fear of commitment. Washes out after just one shampoo.
Price: $11.95 at www.ulta.com
Forget chocolates – this Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with a BeautyBar.com gift card for your sweetie. Whether she’s a lipstick queen or all about the smoky eye, BeautyBar.com is the ultimate online boutique to find tried-and-true essentials and discover new favorites from the most exclusive, chic domestic and international brands. With convenient 1-2 day shipping (same day in Manhattan if ordered before 10 am), free samples with every order, and a no-questions-asked, year-round return policy, Beauty Bar merges lux, premium selections with customer care in the convenience of a virtual boutique.
Price: TBD at www.beautybar.com
7. L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Mist
To let the light reveal all of skin’s youth, L’Occitane has extended its Immortelle Brightening rage with a new product, formulated with the same rigour and exacting standards as the most advanced anti-aging creams. The NEW Immortelle Brightening Mist is an alcohol-free mist that refreshes, softens and brightens the complexion. Also perfect for spraying over make-up to help it stay fixed all day! It combines the unique properties of Immortelle essential oil with Bellis Perennis to keep skin young-looking, radiant and even-toned. The Immortelle breathes youth visibly into the skin, helping to correct wrinkles while the Bellis Perennis acts to help visibly reduce the appearance of pigmentation marks.
Price: $26 at usa.loccitane.com
8. ATOPALM Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam
Whether you have a date with the man of your dreams (or the moment) or your best girls, you want to put your best face forward on Valentine’s Day. Atopalm is a cult-favorite, top seller in Korea (the land that brought us BB creams!), and can help you do just that. This rich, moisturizing, paraben free cleanser for extra dry and sensitive skin. A gentle, non-greasy, moisturizing, foaming cleanser that is perfect for everyday use. It helps maintain the natural pH balance of the skin, and the rich foam gently and efficiently melts away makeup and pollutants.
Price: $18 at Atopalm.com
9. güd Natural Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner
Who needs to add those extra calories with a box of chocolate? Indulge and dip into these deliciously scented body and hair care treats to satisfy your cravings in a güd and healthy way this Valentine’s Day…With the lush scent like Red Ruby Groovy, güd’s new hair and body care essentials combine natural formulas with indulgent experiences, so you can have it all. Red Ruby Groovy lavishes skin and hair with the lively scent of grapefruit and wild thyme. Discover that wild thyme isn’t just an ingredient, it’s a promise.
Price: $7 each
10. Orly Nail Lacquer Flash Glam FX
Prepare to send shimmer through the stratosphere because bling just went overboard. Introducing Flash Glam FX, the new full spectrum sparkle collection from ORLY. Impossibly prismatic lacquers. High-intensity holographs. Hyper-reflective glitters in every color of the rainbow combine in a staggeringly glam assortment of 22 chunky glitters juxtaposing multi-dimensional particles for a fierce 3D effect.
Price: $10 at Orlybeauty.com