Get ready for romance, because Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Be sure to pamper yourself or find something to make you feel and look unforgettable and beautiful. For those seeking something more alluring than a bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates, continue reading on what some of the best of the best of beauty to pamper yourself and that very special person in your life.
1. Burt's Bees showcased it's new Lip Collection recently so you can pucker up just in time for Valentine's Day! It's coming out with two must-have lip products, Natural Lip Glosses and Natural Lip Shines for natural shine and tint to lips, as well as, adding more beautiful shades to its Natural Tinted Lip Balms Collection. Burt's Bees partnered recently with celebrity makeup artist, Katey Denno, who only uses green beauty products, and recently used Burt's Bees Lip Colors on Hollywood A-Listers at the Golden Globes. The luscious, vibrant, opalescent glosses offer great color, shine and hydration for lips, as they're infused with moisturizing botanical oils, beeswax and formulated with 100% natural ingredients. These glosses ($8.99) are available in 12 shades: Autumn Haze, Fall Foliage, Sweet Sunset, Sunny Day, Ocean Sunrise, Rosy Dawn, Spring Splendor, Summer Twilight, Evening Glow, Ruby Moon, Nearly Dusk and Starry Night. The Natural Lip Shines ($6.99) are available in a breakthrough formula that pampers lips in sheer, glossy color and moisture. These Natural Lip Shines are available in six shades: Whisper, Blush, Wink, Flutter, Pucker and Smooch. Finally, Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balms ($6.99) are even better than ever before, as they enhance lips with sheer color and hydration. They're currently available in six shades, and will be adding additional irresistible shades: Sweet Violet, Petunia, Caramel Daisy and Blush Orchid. Check Gabby's (PR Manager for Burt's Bees) sneak peak on Burt's Bees' latest and greatest collection for its 2013 Lip Glosses, Lip Shines, and Tinted Lip Balms, all 100% Natural and will be available March 2013!
2. Ko Gen Do is for those who are looking for a special makeup that's both skincare and makeup in one. The high end make up brand, Koh Gen Do, is a make up artist's best kept secret, and is usually sold at at Barney’s New York, and then select locations began carrying the line in 2010. The products, created specifically for hi-def cameras, have been used backstage for hundreds of productions (including major Hollywood films) and are cherished by actresses and makeup artists worldwide. Celebrity make-up artist, Jo Strettell gave Golden Globe Winner Lena Dunham a stunning natural look at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards recently. You too, can achieve this look for Valentine's Day with the products below:
- Face: Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation, Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Concealer and Light dusting of the Koh Gen Do Premium Pressed Powder setting
- Eyes: Koh Gen Do Mineral Eye Shadow, with layers of the Koh Gen Do Long Lush Treatment Mascara
- Cheeks: Koh Gen Do Cream Tint Blush
- Lips: Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Lipstick in Coral Pink
3. mark Cosmetics is prepared with a flawless 4-step plan for all the ladies out there to look and feel amazing on their Valentine’s Day dates! Check out the brand new beauty and fashion products below, which are all available at www.meetmark.com!
- Step 1: So fresh and so clean! Smell great = feel great with mark’s bath and body, and fragrance products – all under $30
- Step 2: Flawless face: Guys like a natural look; highlight your natural beauty with the right products – all under $20
- Step 3: Emergency touch-ups at-the-ready! Be prepared with touch-up concealer, a small compact mirror and lipstick, and fragrance pencils to keep you looking and smelling great – all under $25
- Step 4: Get dressed and out the door! Some fun, chic apparel and accessories for your Valentine’s Day outfits – all under $35
4. Mineral Fusion products are for those who seek beauty and skincare that are free of gluten, parabens, SLS, phthalates, artificial colors, synthetic fragrances. All of its products are 100% Vegetarian, and most are 100% Vegan. Renowned film and television actress, Emmanuelle Chriqui joins Mineral Fusion’s mission toward natural and healthy living. Smoky eyes are so incredibly sexy, that it will never go out of style. For Valentine's Day, Mineral Fusion has the perfect Smoky Eye Kit! It comes with everything needed to achieve an easy, elegant look, in an easy to apply, 3-step Golden Touch Smoky Eye Kit. It offers the sexy sophistication of gold and bronze tones with a touch of shimmer, and stays on all day and night. The Kit includes: Graphite mascara, Touch Eye pencil, and Espresso Gold eye shadow trio
5. per-fekt Beauty Lip Perfection Gel is for those who needs fuller lips without having to undergo lip injections. It's currently having a Valentine's Day special on its amazing lip perfection gel, which is one of the best lip plumbers out in the market today! They are offering the "lip trio" which includes three lip perfection gels (buy two, and get one free) for only $48. This wonderful set features the shades Paramount, Melrose and Hollywood. These lip plumbers will make lips pucker-ready for Valentine's Day because these are plumpers, hydrators and super shiny glosses all-in-one, and even formulated with natural spearmint for a cooling, sweet mint finish for fresh breath. The packaging is even pink, which is girly and feminine - perfect for Valentine's Day.
6. Smashbox, founded by renowned photographer, Davis Factor, is know for their inspiration which comes from their own creative compound known as Smashbox Studios, where the world's top makeup artists, photographers, celebrities, and models meet to shape and inspire future trends. The latest and greatest launch is its "Love Me" collection, by renowned artist Curtis Kulig, who's message is "Love is Universal." The collection (available at Smashbox.com, Sephora.com and Sephora stores) consists of a red lipstick, lipgloss, blush (all three have "Love Me" embedded on the products), eyeliner which looks like the paint pens Curtis uses, and the eye shadow palettes comes with a "Love Me" canvas. The "Love Me" collection is not only perfect for Valentine's Day, but for every day, because love is truly universal. To learn more about the collection and how it got started, check out this video.