Shopping for a beauty enthusiast? Let us tell you who’s the best people to give you some gift ideas – us, because as beauty junkies ourselves, we speak beauty.
Whether you’re looking to treat yourself or are getting a gift for your significant other, read on to discover everything that’s on every beauty fanatic’s wishlist.
Sunday Riley Pink Drink Firming Resurfacing Essence
Besides it having a pink shade that screams Valentine’s Day, the Sunday Riley Pink Drink Firming Resurfacing Essence is also one of the best anti-ageing products out there that every skincare addict worth their salt would recognise.
Infused with peptides and fermented honey, its formula gives skin a plumping effect while balancing the skin’s natural surface layer.
Besides giving her the gift of good skin, your partner will appreciate that this look great on her vanity.
Sunday Riley Pink Drink Firming Resurfacing Essence retails for RM225 at Sephora.
Dior Capture Totale Discovery Firming Skincare Set (Limited Edition)
If she’s been using luxury skincare products, then she’s probably no stranger to the Dior Capture Totale range. The brand has just added a new serum – the Capture Totale Le Sérum – to the line.
She’d be happy to be presented with this set that includes the brand new serum along with other Capture Totale products, to offer her a complete firming and anti-ageing skincare routine.
The set includes the Intensive Essence Lotion (50ml), Le Sérum (10ml), Firming & Wrinkle-Correcting Creme (15ml), and Super Potent Eye Serum (5ml).
Dior Capture Totale Discovery Firming Skincare Set (Limited Edition) retails for RM455, available at Dior.my.
Bybi Beauty Milk Melt Vegan Oat Cleanser
Whether or not your significant other uses makeup, everyone needs a cleanser that gently removes impurity build-up on the skin.
We recommend this from vegan brand Bybi, which has a rich jelly consistency that turns milky upon application. With the oat kernel extract it features, the cleanser melts away makeup, dirt, oil, and any other impurities accumulated on the skin.
Your skin’s natural moisture won’t be stripped away either. With oat milk and aloe vera included in its formula, dehydrated areas of your skin will be relieved as moisture gets locked in, revealing baby-smooth skin.
Bybi Beauty Milk Melt Vegan Oat Cleanser retails for RM81, available at Lookfantastic.
Fresh Deep Hydration Duo
Tired of gifting roses on Valentine’s Day? Give them in the form of skincare instead, which is more practical! This kit includes two mini-sized products from Fresh’s iconic Rose Deep Hydration line.
You can anticipate dewy and hydrated skin with the Rose Deep Hydration Oil-Infused Serum (20ml) and the Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream (30ml).
Both products work hand in hand to provide a hydrating skincare routine. Quench parched skin with the serum before sealing everything in and strengthening the skin’s barrier with the face cream.
Since they’re both mini-sized, they’re travel-friendly too!
Fresh Deep Hydration Duo retails for RM126, available at Sephora.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Facial Oil
Here is another substitute for roses in the form of skincare. Pick up this soothing facial oil that’s lightweight yet jam-packed with nourishing ingredients.
The facial oil is packed with rose damascena, the brand’s exclusive English rose oleo extract, rosehip seed oil, as well as roaring water kelp, coastal extract, and padina pavonica.
One drop of this well-rounded formula delivers deep nourishment without leaving behind any greasy or oily residue. As the oil gets absorbed into the skin, you’ll be left with a dewy and plump complexion that’s wrinkle-free.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Facial Oil retails for RM360.50, available at Lookfantastic.
Trixie Cosmetics Heart Sponge With Case
Declare your love for your special someone with this adorable makeup sponge.
Appearance aside, its shape actually is practical as it helps reach every crevice of the face. The rounded sides cover larger surface areas while the pointed end can reach spots in smaller corners.
Its material is also designed for blending out cream products without any creasing.
After using it, your partner can simply put it into the glittery casing that it comes with – a hygienic and adorable way to bring the sponge with them wherever they go.
Trixie Cosmetics Heart Sponge With Case retails for US$12 (~RM51.12), available at Beautybay.
Kylie Cosmetics Valentine’s Day Lip Balm Set
Pucker up and get ready for lots of kisses after giving your loved one this highly-coveted limited-edition set from Kylie Cosmetics.
This set includes three scents: Strawberry, Candy Heart, and Cherry that will make your lover’s lips look even more irresistible.
The formula is non-greasy and nourishing with a glossy finish. One swipe and your partner’s lips will be left feeling soft and smooth while looking super juicy.
Kylie Cosmetics Valentine’s Day Lip Balm Set retails for US$14.50 (~RM61.77), available at Ulta Beauty.
Kaja Cheeky Stamp
The Kaja Cheeky Stamp is loved for its adorable packaging and amazing formula. Each blush comes with an applicator that lets you stamp the blush onto your cheeks – as a heart!
Don’t worry about looking ridiculous; the product is easily blendable so simply blend it out with a brush or your fingers to achieve a natural-looking flush.
Kaja Cheeky Stamp retails for RM65.24, available at Shopee.
Holika Holika Heart Crush Lipstick Velvet
Give your lover the gift of a full and strong pout with this lippie that delivers vivid lips and a budge-proof finish.
Made with olive oil, almond oil, and argan oil, the airy mousse-like formula glides over the lips smoothly.
The collection features nine vivid shades that look seductive, perfect for this romantic season.
The heart-shaped bullets don’t just make it apt for Valentine’s Day but also are a practical way to make sure you can apply smoothly along the curves of your lips.
Holika Holika Heart Crush Lipstick Velvet retails for RM33.02, available at Yesstyle.
Danessa Myricks Beauty Infinite Chrome Flakes in Cupid
“Foil eyeshadow” is the new makeup trend that every beauty fanatic is gearing to hop on to. Give your special someone a helping hand to jump onboard this bandwagon.
Light up their eyes with these lightweight chrome flakes that are easy to apply. One tap or swipe and their eyelids will be dressed in a gorgeous veil of shimmer.
Since they’re self-setting, no adhesive product is required to keep them in place. Pick from the 13 dazzling shades available or opt for shade Cupid that features a lilac pink hue with a rose chrome to strike the arrow of love through their hearts.
Danessa Myricks Beauty Infinite Chrome Flakes in shade Cupid retails for US$25 (~RM106.50), available at Beautybay.
Mermade Hair Mermade Mist
All your partner needs to do to solve their flat or frizzy hair problems is spritzing on this volumising hair mist.
It offers up to 230°C heat protection and is also designed to define and contour curls.
Aside from its defence against thermal breakage, this mist also provides a hydration boost. Its formula features argan oil to impart a glossy sheen so that she can achieve shiny and healthy hair that has volume.
To top it all off, the mist takes on a pink hue, perfect for the romantic vibes of Valentine’s day.
Mermade Hair Mermade Mist retails for RM54, available at Lookfantastic.
Christophe Robin Instant Volumising Leave-In Mist with Rose Extract
Does your partner love the scent of fresh roses but hate how fleeting the flower’s lifespan is? Get this leave-in mist for her instead.
This delicately fragranced spray gives her tresses a boost in volume and hydration. Its formulation boasts 96% rose water to impart a natural hold at the roots all while nourishing and softening the frizzy ends.
It even helps to prevent oxidisation and maximises the colour vibrancy of hair dye so you really need to get this for your partner if she’s constantly switching up her hair-do.
Christophe Robin Instant Volumising Leave-In Mist with Rose Extract retails for RM161.50, available at Lookfantastic.
Mermade Hair Blow + Wave Kit
This duo of hair styling tools includes the Mermade Pro Waver 32mm that has been popping off on TikTok and Instagram.
Everyone has been singing praises about how this styling tool has the ability to create soft, beach wave curls.
Not only does it come in the sweetest baby pink shade, it is also being sold in a bundle that includes the Pink Heat Protecting Glove, Pink Comb, and the Mermade Hair Dryer with two additional attachments, all at a 50% discount.
Snag this deal and gift your partner the freedom and ability to style and tame her locks with ease.
Mermade Hair Blow + Wave Kit retails for US$73.50 (~RM313.11, U.P. RM626.22), available at Beautybay. This is accurate at the time of writing.
Bodycare & Fragrance
Scent Journer Lover’s Scent-sation Set and Wanderlust Couple Set
Get matching fragrances with your significant other from Scent Journer. You can opt for their Lover’s Scent-sation Set that includes two 50ml Eau de Parfums for S$288 (~RM032.78, U.P. ~RM1088.24) or the Wanderlust Couple Set that features two 10ml Eau de Parfums for S$88 (~RM285.01, U.P. ~RM297.97).
Whichever set you pick, there are four scents for you to opt for; The Blooming Jewel, Dancing Blue Bees, Clouds in Heaven, and Starlit Spell.
While all fragrances have a clean, fresh, and floral scent, we’re slightly biased towards The Blooming Jewel.
Nothing says romance like roses and this fragrance boast notes of roses to make anyone feel pampered and luxurious.
Scent Journer Lover’s Scent-sation Set (S$288) and Wanderlust Couple Set (S$88) is available at Scentjourner.com. Shipping cost is estimated to be S$48 (~RM155.46).
Jo Malone The Roses Collection
You can never go wrong with roses on Valentine’s Day. Jo Malone knows this better than anyone, which is why they’ve launched a fragrance collection that’s packed to the brim with rose scents.
The three limited edition fragrances are: Red Roses, Rose Blush, and Rose Water & Vanilla.
Red Roses has a citrus twist to it with a tinge of lemon that makes for a fresh and clean scent. Opt for a softer floral fragrance with the Rose Blush that features notes of lychee and basil. For a sweeter option, Rose Water & Vanilla is definitely the right choice with its vivid notes of vanilla.
Red Roses Cologne (50ml, RM470), Rose Blush Cologne (50ml, RM470), Rose Blush Home Candle (RM350), Rose Water & Vanilla Cologne Intense (50ml, RM470), and Velvet Rouse & Oud Cologne Intense (100ml, S$332) is available at Jomalone.my and in-stores at Jo Malone (view all outlets here).
Essie Valentines Day 2023 Nail Polish Collection
If you know your favourite beauty junkie isn’t looking to expand their makeup collection for now, why not pick a nail polish collection instead?
Featuring six rich colours ranging from reds to purples, this collection has shades that suit every kind of skin tone and personality.
Let your special someone dress their nails in a seductive red with the shades Burning Love and U Wish or gift them more elegant hues like Licence To Thrill that features a deep cobalt blue.
Essie Valentines Day 2023 Nail Polish Collection retails for US$10 (~RM42.60), available at Ulta Beauty.
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