With only nine days left until Valentine’s Day it’s easy to let yourself get into a stupor, but let there be no panic! Here’s some great great ideas for the lady in your life if you’re feeling a bit clueless.

CND Chic Shock Collection

Your Valentine can achieve the perfect pastel sugar high this spring with the CND Chic Shock Collection. The set of four bold shades serve a full dose of dainty, yet edgy, vibes. The fashion and beauty world has been overtaken by a new wave of youthful energy that nods to modern urban street chic and CND is answering.

The Chic Shock Collection was inspired by South Korean K-Pop culture trend, which is filled with a mix of girly and urban makeup looks, an overload of doll cheeks and plump lips dripping in sugary pinks and lilacs. CND brings this trend to life with four boldly sweet shades: Candied, Taffy, Jellied and Gummi.


Clockwise: Taffy, Jellied, Gummi, Candied €11.25 each

“This is our most tempting take on self-expression yet,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director, Jan Arnold. “Whether you have a sweet tooth, hip-hop street edge or unpredictable layers of complexity, this season, you have full permission to indulge with the Chic Shock the Collection.”

CND Chic Shock Collection allows you to mix and match with spontaneity and imagination with long-lasting shades perfect for vibrant spring looks. The collection is available in Shellac 14+ Day Nail Colour – two-plus weeks of high-performance wear  – and newly reformulated Vinylux Weekly Polish – seven-day wear, chip-resistant colour, that features caring long-wear benefits.

These new shades are available as a salon service and for retail in CND salons nationwide from February 24.

NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie

Let your Valentine slip into something a bit more seductive with Lip Lingerie, NYX’s new luxurious liquid lipstick with a plush, matte finish.


Available in the color-kissed hues you know and love – from cinnamon pink and chocolate brown, to warm mahogany red and classic nude beige – plus, 12 brand-new nudes! Each sultry shade will coat the curves of her lips with irresistibly creamy color.


Teint Idole Ultra-Wear Custom Glow Drops

The gold-standard of liquid foundations for the past twenty years, Teint Idole Ultra Wear is a real confidence-booster that puts the transformative power of makeup in the hands of women. It has evolved in response to their changing expectations, transforming into a comprehensive range of foundation products that’s ideal for creating any look you like in just minutes, to express who you are that day.

How do they work? In two ways! For a relatively natural look and to give your complexion the prettiest sunkissed gleam, mix a bead of Custom Glow Drop with your foundation. If you want a more striking effect, dab a drop of product directly onto the skin and work it into the look you want, highlighting and/or contouring for a polished and bold result… You can reinvent your foundation routine every day.


To brighten your complexion with a fresh sparkle, Champagne Glow is the way to go! Mix a drop into your foundation for a natural, subtle glow effect, or use it directly on skin for the radiant appeal of strobing, by applying on the tops of the cheekbones, the centre of the nose, and on the Cupid’s bow.

To gently emphasise facial contours and warm up the complexion, the delicacy of Rose Glow is just the thing. Mix a drop with your foundation to add a slight rosy flush that brings out the skin’s freshness and healthy bloom. For darker skins, use Rose Glow as a highlighter to add gentle definition to your features.

To add bright radiance with a warm touch of sunshine, Golden Glow gives the best result. Mix a drop of product with your foundation to get a sun-kissed complexion, and if your skin is olive or darker, you can use it as a highlighter for guaranteed impact!

To sculpt your face and be Queen of the Scene, Bronze Glow is just what you need! Those with darker skins can mix a drop of product with foundation to illuminate their complexion, while medium and light-skinned women will find it perfect for creating subtle and elegant contouring!