Don't know what to give your lover this Valentine's Day? Why not help him or her reach their beauty potential? These love-inspired beauty gift ideas are perfect for any woman or man!
Nothing screams “look at me!” like Vault’s Lip Gloss in Red Carpet. Her bright and shiny kisser will be ready to pucker up big time.
Leonor Greyl’s Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice gives glamorous ‘80s volume that will inspire her to dance all night.
From the graphic black box with a gold dandelion silhouetted on the front to the promise of “artisanal luxury,” May Lindstrom Skin’s Youth Dew surpasses any and all expectations for a hydrating serum that works on her face and looks awesome on her bathroom counter.
Who knew nail polish could be so hot? Illamasqua’s rubber-textured varnish in Aorta (scorching red) and Devotee (passionate pink) will make his heart race and temperature soar.
It’s time to rediscover Crabtree & Evelyn’s timeless and elegant way with a beauty product. The Tarocco Orange Body Souffle, a lightweight yet potent moisturizer bursting with vitamin C-rich blood orange extract, silk-ifies skin beautifully.
The Vanilla Notes Palette by Melange, a cunning package of four solid perfumes to mix and match, will charm the pants off any girl with a soft spot for romance and chivalry.
Your girl can multi-task her heart away with Earth Tu Face’s Face + Lips + Body. This balm soothes all parts and fits neatly into a purse, or even a clutch.
Some girls never stop yearning to be royalty, and Jouer’s Blushing Beauty Palette gives a natural yet stunning aura that’s an absolute necessity. Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella would be jealous.
Nothing screams glamour like lipgloss fortified with 24-carat gold leaf. Belmacz’s Glow will make her lips glisten and her heart sing.
With a portion of the proceeds going to support survivors of trafficking, through the Polaris Project, Julep’s “Blues for a Cause” will make you feel virtuous. The beauty of the trio of colors - a gray-blue, ocean-blue and sparkly red- silver-blue - will make her want to party.
Amber and Rose, two sensual and romantic scents, take center stage in Nemat International’s perfume oils. With just one drop to the wrist, the scent seamlessly melds with her body chemistry, leaving a seductress in her wake.
Without the suffocating feeling of some make-up, Everyday Minerals lets her skin breathe. A dusting of the Happiness Bronzer transforms her skin from winter “blah” to post-vacation glow.
Ingenious: Lotion Lab’s Moisturizing Wipes hydrates her skin while on the go. A quick swipe distributes the cream evenly and without greasiness.
Earthlust’s reusable water bottle utilizes stainless steel and non-toxic paint to keep her safe, and the adorable designs will make her want to drink up.
Brazil’s hottest brand for nail color, Impala, stops traffic. Its myriad of shades range from Dengo’s frosty pink to Maria Flor’s stoplight red.
Manic Panic, known for crazy hair colors, now has a plethora of great products that are perfect for those who walk on the wild side. Its lipsticks, in colors like Purple Haze and Hot Hot Pink, are saturated, blaring neon that make her stand out in a crowd.
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Lipstick Queen’s Jean Queen Lip Gloss gives the perfect not-trying-too-hard glow for the girls who like a natural look with just a subtle hint of sexy.
Not many things are more romantic than a beach stroll. B. Witching Bath Co.’s Sea Glass Foaming Bubble Bath evokes the experience perfectly, sans sand.
Without unnecessary frills but with all the perks of a great product, Kate Somerville’s Goat Milk Cream moisturizes naturally and effortlessly without harsh ingredients.
Much less bulky than most electric toothbrushes, Slim Sonic’s version looks sleek and does the job. With 22,000 brush strokes a minute (!), this little guy will keep her teeth and gums sparkling while the color and texture options (snakeskin!) keep it fun.
Solid and black with nary a girly frill in sight, Erno Lazlo’s Sea Mud Soap suits just about anyone. It cleans the face without drying the skin and even minimizes blackheads. Plus, it just looks cool.
More attractive than the average men’s product, Yum for Men’s Blue Chamomile Cleanser with Milk Thistle is an alluring shade of gray/blue. It’s a wonderful way to clean skin without stripping it of needed moisture.
Another hot ingredient, coconut gets the royal treatment with Geo F. Trumper’s Coconut Oil Shaving Cream. Masculine and handsome, this historic English company knows how to groom without too much fuss.
Unique and easy to use, Ursa Major’s 4-in-1 Face Tonic appeals to the man-on-the-go. Able to clean, heal, exfoliate and tone, this super product simplifies any routine.
Another great multi-tasker, Turo Skin’s Multi-Active Shave scrubs, conditions and protects from the rigors of daily razor use. His cheeks will thank you.
Preserve’s Triple Razor is completely recyclable. The punchy colors, from Pear Green to Sky Blue, turn a bunch of these quotidian objects into a pretty bouquet.
To be able to wash his body without drying it out is an ongoing quandary. SebaMed’s Spa Shower goes so far as to calculate the proper ph for his skin (5.5) and use moisture-binding properties, like water lily extract, to keep skin hydrated even while cleansing. It also “deodorizes biologically.”
Equally useful for skin and hair, Lucky Tiger’s Men’s Shampoo and Bodywash hails from the exotic locale of Spain. The peppermint fragrance invigorates, amping up the daily shower.
If your love is wired, why not invite him to relax with Everyday Shea’s Moisturizing Shea Butter Bubble Bath?
Avocado and olive oil work well as ingredients for healthy hair. Giovanni’s Eco Chic Hair Care Line Ultra-Moist Shampoo and Conditioner promises to infuse hair with necessary shine and gloss, and it delivers an added bonus of eliminating harsh ingredients that have been linked to hair thinning.