Get the bubble bath going, order a heart-shaped pizza just because, and hop on the self-love train because we’re going full steam ahead into the season of l’amour. The beautiful thing about ~love~ is that it can come in a million different shades, but the formula remains the same: An emotional bond to someone or something. So this month, we’re inviting you to foster those relationships (to friends and fam, to a total stranger, to yourself!) by sending a little love. Maybe it’s leaving a sweet sticky note for your S.O. or complimenting your barista’s mani—when it comes from the heart, there’s no wrong way to say it.
And because love and beauty go hand in hand, we’ve got a lineup of must-reads to scroll through while you enjoy that much-deserved bubble bath.
As we build on our commitment to amplify Black voices, brands, and stories, we’re highlighting and celebrating the Black perspective in beauty.
For those with melanin-rich skin, treatments designed to address acne often ignore their unique needs—potentially making matters much worse. Beauty writer Kindra Moné profiles her personal journey to clear skin with safe, derm-approved solutions.
From vibrant, non-toxic polishes to award-winning skin and hair care, hear the stories behind the Black-owned brands we’re obsessed with *and* exclusive offers to shop directly and support.
In Beauty Through The Black Lens, influencers, dermatologists, models, makeup artists, and more share their experiences as Black people of color in beauty. While the industry is changing, these inspiring stories prove there is still a lot of work to be done.
Whether it’s a Galentine’s on Zoom, cooking a romantic dinner for two, or getting cute for you (and maybe the ‘gram, too), we’ve got the swoon-worthy inspo to help you find your perfect V-Day aesthetic.
In our opinion, Valentine’s Day has the dreamiest color palette. Case in point: These lovey-dovey looks featuring shades of rosy pinks, soft lavenders, and flirty reds.
Some wear their heart on their sleeves, but us? We prefer ‘em on our nails. Kitschy-cute, chic, and everything in between—meet the Valentine’s manis to try your hand at this month.
We get it—there’s a lot of pressure to make this day picture perfect. These expert-approved styles (that you can totes recreate at home) will keep your stress levels low while your hot tools turn up the heat.
Sure, dating is great...but have you ever found a new product that totally transforms your complexion? Yeah, you’ll want to swipe right on these.
To all the serums we’ve loved before...it’s not you, it’s us. We’ve fallen in love with these brightening, tightening vitamin C serums and there’s no going back. Get ready to make some room on your skincare shelf.
You stayed up ‘til 3 a.m. sobbing to This Is Us and all you got were these lousy under eye bags! These Ipster-loved picks will help depuff, plump, and get those under eyes back to pre-cry in no time.
Detoxifying clay masks have stood the test of time because they work. Now you can finally say Thank U, Next to all dirt, debris, exes, bacteria—anything that dulls your glow.
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