‘Tis the season once again — and this time, we’re talking about the season of love. Cliché, commercialised, or utterly romantic, whatever your take on Valentine’s Day, you’ll want to peek some of these beauty limited-editions we’re crushin’ on. A rosy scent as a symbol of your eternal love? Or a long-wear matte lipstick that definitely won’t transfer when you lean in for a kiss? Here are some choice choices.
1. Tom Ford Beauty Cinematic Love Collection
This Valentine’s, Tom Ford Beauty offers the stuff of movies, with the ‘Cinematic Love’ collection that recalls the displays of undying romance and devotion that we’ve seen countless times across the silver screen.
The Eye Color Quad in Honeymoon, is a particular standout, of shimmering peach, sand, plum and dark purple in a limited-edition red palette. The Powder Blush will have you blushin’ as well with its warm peach shade of Love Scene. All of these feature a big, bold heart embossed on their powder formulas as well.
2. Miss Dior Mini Miss Eau de Parfum
This is one we’re currently obsessed with. Dior Beauty’s Mini Miss solid perfumes are designed so exquisitely that they easily double up as fashion accessories, while allowing for elegant on-the-go application. Two of the house’s signature scents — Miss Dior Eau de Parfum and Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet — are faithfully translated into soft, translucent fragrance sticks that contain highly-concentrated yet alcohol-free formulas.
You can tell they thought about this as well, as the scents are presented in jacquard cases featuring the famous houndstooth motif, refillable too, in a pearl grey for the Miss Dior Eau de Parfum, and soft pink for the Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet.
$128 for the Miss Dior Mini Miss Eau de Parfum, and $104 for the Miss Dior Mini Miss Blooming Bouquet. Available at Dior Beauty boutiques and counters, and online.
3. Pat McGrath Labs Mothership XI: Sunlit Seduction
For a palette that screams Taylor Swift’s Lover, we’ll have to refer to the pink sunset hues all over Pat McGrath Labs’ latest Mothership eyeshadow palette. The famous makeup artist lives up to her reputation with some of the most silky-smooth and blendable powder textures in the market, while there are certainly multidimensional shimmers and glitters shades meant to bring heavenly sunlit hues to the eyelids as well. This perfect treat for the makeup-obsessed contains 10 couture colours in 5 finishes, in order to create all kinds of sensual looks.
$202, available at Sephora stores and online.
4. Jo Malone London Roses Collection
The British fragrance and lifestyle house is coming up roses with this Valentine’s Day series of scents, which, you guessed it, see three limited-edition rebellious rose scents. Meant for the romantics who’re unafraid to wear roses on their sleeves, each interpretation shows off a slightly different facade to the typically feminine rose scent, housed in graphic bottles that match that rebellious attitude.
Rose Blush is charming and modern when infused with notes of basil, lychee and a soft white musk; Rose Magnolia is sensual and mysterious, featuring both Rose de Mai and Rose Damascena draped in patchouli and amber; while Rose Amber features the Tudor rose, a royal flower that, alongside spicy clove and amber, adds to the scent’s sense of grandeur.
$175 (50ml) each, available at Jo Malone London stores and online.
5. YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture VDAY Limited Edition
Go for bold with the special-edition YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture, where the all-time favourite satin lipstick is wrapped in a gorgeous red hue, with gold hardware, for the occasion; similarly, the Touch Eclat Glow-Pact Cushion case and The Slim lipstick sees the same luxurious treatment as well. This year, the beauty brand also introduces a build-a-kit concept where you can pick out a couple of beauty items for a personalised Valentine’s Beauty Kit, and receive a limited-edition Love Loud Couture set while at it.
$63, available at YSL Beauty stores and online.
6. Diptyque Baies and Roses Duo
Things can’t get more romantic than a Diptyque candle, so how about one adorned with a heart? This limited-edition set features the Baies and Roses candles, where the brand’s iconic oval brand logo is doubled and joined together to form a heart, as a play on the fantasy world of love. Light them both up for a delicate harmony of tenderness and passion; one sees tangy green accents of freshly-picked berries and florals, while the other is akin to a wild garden of blossoming roses.
$210, available at escentials stores and online.
7. Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Drama Matte
Amp up the drama with a luxurious edition of Lancôme’s L’Absolu Rouge lipstick, which, this Valentine’s Day, takes inspiration from the French iconic fabric known as “pied-de-poule”. You’ll find hearts all over its new velvet fabric finish case, while the graphic heart pattern is then replicated on the powdery matte bullet of the lipstick too. The lipstick is available in two limited edition shades — #196 French Touch, a timeless carrot-red with a tint of orange, and #277 French Tea, a delightful pink infused with milky brown.
$61, available at Lancôme counters and lancome.com.sg.