Health & Beauty

8 Love-Inspired Makeup Products

February 2, 2024

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day just a few days away. If you’re feeling all the goosies and want to give your makeup routine some xs and os, consider indulging in some of the adorable, stylish love-inspired makeup products that are out there. From heart-shaped compacts to names and colours inspired by cupid himself, here’s a fun V-Day makeup roundup. —Jennifer Cox

Give some TLC to your lips with Urban Decay’s Vice Lipstick in the colour Love Trap ($29). This super-pigmented, long wear vegan lipstick goes on smoothly and evenly, leaving lips feeling nourished and hydrated. And you’ll love the creamy formula that is infused with both aloe vera and avocado oil for ultimate hydration.

The Love Eyeshadow Palette from Natasha Denona ($95) is a captivating vision in pink. This handy all-in-one compact has 15 pink, mauve, purple, coral, and burgundy shades in five of ND’s signature formulas. Create multidimensional effects or more simplified glam – these colours are super blendable for a custom look every time.

Love longer, fuller lashes? Sephora’s own Love The Lift Curling and Volumizing Mascara ($9) may come in a mini size, but it’s big on impact. This product features a double-sided silicone brush to not only lift but also to curl lashes. The secret is, it’s enriched with wax that gives an intense 12-hour volume effect. Women who used it were polled and 100% found that their lashes instantly curled, while 95% said their lashes were lifted and had buildable volume.

Say “I love you” with the Eye Love You Eye Pencil from Westman Atelier ($45). It’s crafted with ultra-clean ingredients, making it gentle enough for the delicate eye area including the waterline. The velvety-soft formula glides on easily without skipping or dragging, and its sharpen-able design makes it easy to customize any eye look. It’s available in matte black and matte brown.

Kaja’s Cheeky Stamp ($37) is a cushion blush formula with an adorable heart-shaped applicator. It blends out to a sheer-to-buildable flush of colour and comes in seven shades cheeky shades. All you do is twist the top to reveal the heart-shaped sponge, pop open the bottom, and press the applicator into the cushion compact. Stamp once for a natural-looking glow and twice for a bold pop of colour.

Also for cheeks is the NARS’ Blush in Amour ($40), a pretty matte rose pink. It delivers a weightless, natural-looking rush of cheek colour and comes in matte, satin, and shimmering finishes. Superfine micronized powder pigments ensure an irresistibly soft, blendable application, with buildable shades from sheer to bold to deliver a natural wash of colour to every skin tone.

And ensure your makeup looks love-ly when you’re done with this cute Glitter Heart Compact mirror ($30, available at Coach Outlet). It has a sparkly exterior and functional interior, combining sophistication and fun. Plus, it’s slim and small enough to fit into almost any purse, pocket, or mini bag, or take it with you when you travel.

Get set to meet the ultimate lip-loving duo of gloss and colour to leave lips looking glossy with a tint of pink! The Lottie London Twisted Heart Duo Heart Lip Tint and Gloss ($11 at features an innovative twist applicator with one side a deep rose lip tint that can be used on cheeks too, the other side a clear gloss infused with Hyaluronic Acid and Argan Oil to boost hydration. Twist and turn to reveal the ultra-cute heart, a perfect travel or handbag essential—one your lips will truly fall in love with, too!


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