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Image / Style / Beauty

The self-gifting beauty guide to Valentine’s Day


by Holly O'Neill
02nd Feb 2021

Read time: 5 minutes

You might not be filled with love right now, or drowning in dates, but if anyone deserves a gift, a bit of attention and to feel a bit spoiled right now, it's you. These new little luxuries will pick you up and give you some much-needed indulgence.

Tom Ford has extended his Rose Prick perfume into the most beautiful collection you ever did see. There are lipsticks, an eyeshadow quad, a cushion compact and a gorgeous candle in Rose Prick’s retro matte baby pink. You’ll never want to light it but you should; just like Rose Prick, it’s made with a trilogy of beautiful roses. There’s Bulgarian rose at the heart of the scent, one of the rarest varieties of rose in the world, with over a million blossoms required to make one kilogram of rose oil. There’s Rose de Mai, found in most of your favourite luxury rose-based scents, and the fruity Turkish rose.

In more beautiful candle launches, Jo Malone London has released a Valentines set of miniature candles in their crowd-pleaser best-selling scents; there’s Grapefruit, English Pear & Freesia, Peony & Blush Suede, Nectarine Blossom & Honey and Pomegranate Noir.

For Valentine’s Day, Dyson has released a special red edition of the Supersonic, the hairdryer that’s good for your hair, in a beautiful presentation case.

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a slew of fragrance launches. Gucci’s iconic Guilty now comes in limited edition, romantic pastel packaging, while remaining the smell of spring in a bottle. Jimmy Choo has launched the brand’s biggest fragrance in ten years with I Want Choo, a feminine, floral blend of citrus, peach, jasmine and vanilla.

In make-up news, Bobbi Brown has released three limited-edition shades of Extra Lip Tint, the ultra-moisturising lip stains that nourish the lips.  Nars have released the elegant Claudette collection, named after the mother and muse of Nars’ founder François Nars. The collection is inspired by 1970s Paris Rive Gauche, and there’s a chic blusher, an eyeshadow palette of everyday essential shades and a wardrobe of lipsticks in Gallic shades from rose nude to scarlet red. If gloss is more your thing, Shiseido’s glassy Shimmer GelGloss lipglosses are Juicy Tubes for grown-ups. A blend of shea butter, oils and reflective pearls work hard to make lips hydrated, reflective and nourished while a transparent blend of colour gives lips a mirror shine finish.

And finally, if you all you want to do this Valentine’s Day is put your feet up, Seoulista Rosy Toes are sheets masks for your feet, infused with a powerful serum blend that includes vitamin C and Bulgarian rose oil for soothed heels, softer skin and hydrated nails and cuticles.

Photography by Tom Ford.

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