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Kiss And Tell: Luscious Lipsticks and Sensual Scents To Treat Yourself (Or Your Beau) On Valentine’s Day

Give the gift of beauty — because if you can’t pull off a cliche during Valentine’s Day, then when can you?

Kiss And Tell: Luscious Lipsticks and Sensual Scents To Treat Yourself (Or Your Beau) On Valentine’s Day

Gifting on Valentine’s Day is always a tricky situation. Do you go for the overpriced flowers? Chocolate, which usually never goes amiss? A little bling bling? In case none of those options suit, there is always the option of treating your significant other to a little beauty indulgence. Because as cheesy as the saying sounds, you can never have too much beauty in your life.

Here, we’ve rounded up some of the latest releases from the beauty world for you to pamper your significant other (or yourself, if you’re happily single, or just want to love yourself a little more — because why not?). And while some of these products may be limited edition, you can remind your partner that your love for them can never be so limited.

Dior Limited Edition Rouge Dior
This Valentine’s Day, Dior has created special editions of its beloved Rouge Dior, where each lipstick bullet is literally carved with love. The lipstick is available in two shades — 520 Feel Good (pictured) and 999. Now you can always have love on your lips.

Tom Ford Beau de Jour Fragrance

The latest edition to the Tom Ford Signature Collection, Beau de Jour is an aromatic fougère that would be at home in any man’s fragrance repertoire. Clean notes of lavender give way to a heart of herbaceous rosemary and oakmoss, while patchouli and amber create a solid base.

YSL Beauté Love Shades Collection
YSL Beauté’s Rouge Pur Couture lipstick now comes in four new versions of red to celebrate the many different shades of love — hence the name of the collection, which is limited edition. We’re particularly fond of 120 Take My Red Away, which is a true neutral ruby red.

Byredo Unnamed Limited Edition
In 2016, Byredo founder Ben Gorham created this nameless limited edition fragrance to celebrate the brand’s 10th anniversary. As a surprise twist, Gorham decided to relaunch this fragrance once more for Valentine’s Day 2020. Those with good noses will be able to pick up the spicy fruity notes of pink pepper, the icy gin accord, and the green undergrowth of iris, moss, and balsam fir.

Hourglass Confession Refillable Lipstick Duo Limited Edition Valentine’s Day 2020

This super creamy high-intensity lipstick now comes in two limited-edition shades created exclusively for Valentine’s Day. Only You is a tawny brick red, while I Hope We is a blue-toned pink nude. Plus, we like how the lipstick is refillable so that you can stay sustainable, one kiss at a time.

Dior Homme Eau de Toilette
The soft woody scent of the newly-recomposed Dior Homme Eau de Toilette is like being hugged by Robert Pattinson — or, you know, being Robert Pattinson. Expect fresh notes of bergamot and pink pepper, as well as rich cedar and earthy vetiver.

Cle de Peau Lip Glorifier
If there’s one lip product that’s really great for using on Valentine’s Day, it’s Cle de Peau’s Lip Glorifier. Not only does it ensure that your lips remain lusciously hydrated, but the light tint of colour means that there won’t be any evidence of transfer, if you know what we mean. Comes in three different shades.

Hera Black & The Signature Eaux de Parfum

This pair of his and her fragrances from Hera would make the perfect gift exchange between you and your beau. The masculine Black Eau de Parfum has refreshing citrus and sensual amber notes, while The Signature Eau de Parfum has unexpected notes of blackcurrant, opium poppy, and white woods.

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