You don’t need to be in a relationship to get glammed up for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re in a serious relationship or just hanging out with your girls, you can celebrate yourself by investing in some new beauty products. We can’t get enough of these 11 gems, which are all fittingly named and themed. Once you test them out on V-Day, you’ll want to keep wearing them year-round, too.
1. Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish in Poison Apple
Nothing screams sex appeal like striking red nails, and there’s no better time to wear this color than Valentine’s Day. We especially love this Marc Jacobs nail polish, which is a ruby red with with subtle shimmer. Don’t worry, there’s no childish sparkle here.
2. Tarte Sex Kitten Eyeliner
As you get ready to go on your date, allow your beauty products to shine. Tarte’s Sex Kitten Eyeliner, for example, is sure to make your peepers pop. Having this sexy little secret in your makeup bag is a seriously smart move.
3. Ciaté London Pretty Stix Murumuru Butter Lipstick in First Love
Ciaté London’s lipstick in First Love is so fitting for February 14 that we absolutely had to include it in this roundup. The kiss marks on the silver lipstick tube turn this handy product into an legitimate accessory. You’ll love showing it off when you pull it out of your handbag.
4. Bodyography Lip Pencil in Pink Crush
This lovely pink pencil from Bodyography is a favorite product for professional makeup artists, so if you want to look like you’ve walked straight off the red carpet, you’d be wise to have it in your collection. We love this pencil’s rich, rosy pigment and that glides on smoothly to help define your pout.
5. Wander Beauty On-The-Glow Blush and Illuminator
Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, which means you’ll likely need to get ready quickly. If you need to glam up in the back of a taxi or at your office bathroom, you’ll want to have Wander Beauty products at the ready, especially this dual-hued product. It’s the perfect color enhancer that also provides you with essential vitamins, hydration, and natural illumination.
6. Too-Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush
This adorable compact looks like it was designed by baby Cupid himself. Our favorite hue, I Will Always Love You, will give you a lovely coral tint that promises to last 16 hours, and it’ll look fitting on your vanity as you get ready to see your special someone.
7. Kopari Coconut Body Glow
The problem with this particular holiday is that it takes place in the middle of February, when everyone is at their palest and most sallow. To give yourself a healthy glow, use Kopari’s Coconut Body Glow for flattering illumination with a stunning pearly pigment. This coconut oil-based product will leave your skin silky smooth, which will really come in handy if you get affectionate later in the evening.
8. Chloé Love Story Eau de Toilette
To make yourself smell completely irresistible, spritz Chloé’s Love Story Eau de Toilette onto your neck and wrists. Your date won’t be able to keep away from this gorgeous, fresh, and floral scent. And if we’re being honest, we love the charming bottle it comes in.
9. Lancôme Rouge in Love Lipcolor in Sweet Embrace
While red lipstick is a classic choice for Valentine’s Day, it isn’t very kissable. It you want to wear a pretty lip color without constantly worrying about smearing it all over your love’s face, reach for this pink lipstick. This soft shade looks practically nude, so it won’t stain your teeth or your partner’s cheeks. You’ll both be grateful it exists!
10. Marc Jacobs Beauty Object Of Desire Face and Eye Palette
If you can only carry one item in your purse on Valentine’s Day, it has to be this Marc Jacobs Beauty palette. This all-encompassing palette has everything you need, from blush and bronzer to eyeshadow and highlighter. As a bonus, it comes in a chic, gold carrying case.
11. ILIA Multi-Stick in A Fine Romance
Since Valentine’s Day is occurring midweek this year, you’ll likely want to freshen up at the end of your workday. Thankfully, ILIA’s Multi-Stick is full of natural and healthy ingredients to give your cheeks and lips a sheer, glowy shine. The pretty pink color doesn’t hurt, either.