Beauty favorites from Smashbox to Tarte and from Dior to Lancôme have released romantically themed product ranges for Valentine's Day. Plus: Chanel launches its transfer tattoos, and the Uk names its best beauty professionals.
MAC spring color forecast
MAC's annual 'Spring Colour Forecast Collection' (this year mostly featuring pink and purple hues as well as the trend color of the season, coral) will hit stores in February, with its 'Too Fabulous' range and a collaboration with upscale department store Liberty of London following in March.
Valentine's Day beauty releases
around February 14
Heartbreaker collection by Smashbox - The brand has released a full Valentine's Day-themed collection for the holiday, featuring candy-colored lip glosses and eye shadows, goji berry-infused cheek stain, and even a new fragrance. Prices from $19 to $34.
Flirty Girl by Philosophy - Mainly including pink and berry lip products, this line also turns your home into a spa for your date preparations with new lotions and shower gels. Prices from $12 to $35. The brand has also launched individual products for Valentine's Day, including red licorice lip gloss and cinnamon-infused body care.
Dior's lace collection - Dior's powdery and candy tones are part of its Spring Boudoir Collection, which was inspired by lace (a material that MAC previously dedicated a winter collection to). Prices from $23 to $55.
Love Your Lips by Estée Lauder - Twelve lipstick shades - of which three are new: Cherry Kiss, Pink Kiss and Coral Kiss - and four new Kissable Lip Glosses will be released as a limited edition for February, with each product packaged in heart-bearing tubes. All under $20.
Jack & Rose lipgloss by Tarte - Named after Titanic's tragic love birds, the Jack & Rose double-ended lipgloss comes with every offer over $50. Just use the code VDAY at check-out.
Magnifique Kisses by Lancôme - Lancôme has gone for a slightly different approach than the other labels, targeting the boyfriends and husbands: its Magnifique Kisses gift set contains the formula that would make any woman happy: eau de parfum, shower gel, lotion, and a stylish cosmetics bag. Sells for $68 ($92 value, according to the brand).
February 17 - 20
The natural cosmetics exhibition, attracting hundreds of organic beauty brands, is held in conjunction with BioFach, the Annual World Organic Trade Fair.
The Makeup Show
February 28 - March 1
An event for makeup professionals, the second edition of LA's Makeup Show will focus on how to use makeup in beauty photography. Workshops, keynotes, and exhibitions are are also part of the two-day fair, which also hosts editions in New York and Miami.
Chanel temporary tattoo launch
Fifty-five different transfer tattoos (first seen on the runway last fall), packaged under the name of Les Trompe L'Oeil de Chanel, will start selling online for around $75 and in international department stores such as Selfridges starting March 1. The same brand will also launch its Rouge Coco range of hydrating lipsticks in March, which Chanel called one of its biggest launches this year.
Professional Beauty Awards
The best in British spas, hairdressing, makeup, nails and men's grooming will be honored at the award show in the British capital.