Our Experts Share Their Picks for Valentine's Day
Looking for a last minute gift for the person you love, deciding what to wear on date night, or simply treating yourself? Our experts share their favorites in honor of the love-filled day.
Ash K Holm, Celebrity Makeup Artist
Product picks: Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in shade 773 & Dior Contour Lip Liner in shade 760
"My current lip favs are Dior Rouge Dior lipstick shade 773 & Dior lip liner 760. It's a bold, powerful red lip that makes me feel confident and makes a statement with a clean makeup look."
Monika Blunder, Celebrity Makeup Artist
Product pick: Kosas Weightless Lip Color in shade Electra
"My favorite lipstick for Valentine’s Day is of course a red shade. I love a pop of color and on that day when we celebrate love with our loved one, I for sure go for a red!"
Molly Stern, Celebrity Makeup Artist
Product picks: Armani Lip Maestro in shade 400, Armani Ecstasy Mirror Lip Gloss in shade 101, L’Artisan Parfumeur Nuit De Tubereuse, & a Diptyque Feu De Bois candle
"I love this Lip Maestro lipstick because the color is perfectly classic and the variety of finishes I can create are many. Blotted down it’s a perfect stain, or it can be worn boldly and more opaque. Plus it wears amazingly! I love the gloss's formula because it’s long-wear. It allows you to take a glossy look you love from a beautiful photo and make it more wearable and incorporated into real life."
"My husband bought the perfume for me on our honeymoon in Paris 20 years ago and I’ve never looked back. It’s spicy and naturally floral. Perfect combination. And I love how this candle smells like a campfire or fireplace burning. Feels like comfort. Not too fragrant either. It becomes part of the room, it doesn’t take over."
Yolonda Frederick, Celebrity Makeup Artist
Product picks: Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick in shade Elson 2, HIGHR lipstick in shade Chiltern, Uoma Beauty Badass Icon Matte Lipstick in shade Tina, & Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb in shade Mauve Wives
"This deep and vibrant red Pat McGrath lipstick embodies the spirit of Valentine’s Day. I love the sensuous vibe that Elson 2 emanates while keeping it fun at the same time! If you’re looking for a cool and sustainable brand, HIGHR Collective offers a sexy red lippy. Chiltern not only sets the mood for romance, but 74% of its ingredients are plant-based! This bright clean lipstick also plumps and nourishes your lips at the same time!"
"Uoma Beauty’s 'Tina' is a warm, smoldering red that brings passion to any moment. This firey color will definitely ignite Valentine’s Day fun! What’s more, the staying power of this highly pigmented color will survive all the smooching that comes with this romantic holiday! For those who want to deviate from the norm, pink is the new red. Fenty Beauty’s 'Mauve Wives' is a titillating option that turns up the heat! This full-coverage cream gloss creates the perfect playful mood that can make your Valentine’s Day look magical!"
Renée Loiz, Celebrity Makeup Artist
Product picks: Pat McGrath Crimson Couture Lip Kit, Maison Louis Marie Antidris Cassis Perfume Oil, & a Wyldbnch candle
"I’m loving Pat McGrath's bold red lipstick in Elson 3 for Valentine’s Day! Its velvety texture doesn’t dry out your lips. Pair with the Blood Lust lip pencil for totally kiss-proof lips!"
"The white rose and cassis notes in Maison Louis Marie Antidris Cassis perfume oil is probably one of the most romantic fragrances you will find. Lightly floral with a hint of musk is all you’ll need to wear on Valentine's Day! Set the perfect mood with Wyldbunch’s Thé Blanc À La Rose candle, a gorgeously scented candle that reminds you of fresh-cut roses. One less thing to worry about on V-Day!"
Adam Burrell, Celebrity Makeup Artist
Product picks: Pat McGrath Lust: Lip Gloss in shade Dare to Bare, NARS lipstick in shade Orgasm, Maison Margiela Replica in scent Jazz Club, and the Tom Ford Lost Cherry candle.
"Pat McGrath Labs Dare To Bare Lust: Lip Gloss is the perfect nude and looks great on all skin tones. It’s a light pink, with warm undertones and gold shimmer. It’s pretty on its own or great layered over any lipstick, just in the centre to brighten. I also love anything Orgasm from NARS, and there is a lipstick in this shade that will always be my favourite."
"Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club is warm and sexy and I love it. And if Valentine's Day was a scent, it would be Tom Ford’s Lost Cherry. Seductive and sweet, but not too sweet."