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Full Hearts: Swipe Right On February’s Theme And Must-Reads


There may only be 28 days in the month, but what February lacks in length, it makes up for in reasons to fall in love—from celebrating the joy and creativity surrounding Black History Month to the romance and rose-colored hues of Valentine’s Day. This month’s theme, Full Hearts, is your invitation to feel alllll the feels. Rekindle your self-care routine, swipe right on the things that make you happy, and put on a V-Day-themed look (we’ve got your inspo below!) to be your own muse.

So while you cozy up for your next binge-watch, we’re filling your hearts and your scroll with a lineup of stories you don’t want to miss.

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Beauty Through The Black Lens with Hannah Harris of @browngirlhands

With aesthetically pleasing product photography and gorgeous manicures, Hannah Harris is bringing inclusivity to the beauty industry and its sea of white hands. Get to know the personality behind the IG account and how she’s navigating activism, skincare routines, and everything in between.

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25 Black-Owned & Founded Brands You’ll Fall In Love With

From vibrant, non-toxic polishes to award-winning skin and hair care, we’re giving a much-deserved shoutout to our fave Black-owned and Black-founded beauty brands and highlighting exactly what makes them so amazing.

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Two Exclusive Make It BLACK Bundles *Just* Launched

In partnership with Sharon Chuter’s Make It BLACK Campaign, IPSY has curated two amazing beauty bundles with 100% of the net proceeds being donated to the Pull Up For Change Small Business Impact Fund. Learn the message behind this important initiative and how we’re joining in.

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The Only Date You Need Is With These 20 Valentine’s-Inspired Makeup Looks

Whether you’re a traditional type (think red lips and old Hollywood glam) or someone who goes outside the box with pops of color and glitter, these looks have something for everyone and every event—and yes, that includes ordering a pizza and streaming rom-coms.

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Introducing The Edit: Fenty—Our First Official Brand Takeover

Mark your calendars…Rihanna is coming. This limited release is making its debut with FENTY BEAUTY and FENTY SKIN. Tap to get all the deets and see a few spoilers to get hyped on this first-of-its-kind takeover.

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Niacinamide 101: This Skincare Ingredient Is Proof You Can Have It All

It helps nourish your skin barrier, ease irritation, address acne, fade pigmentation…niacinamide is the ultimate beauty multitasker. Brush up on the benefits of this classic ingredient and products that’ll add it into your own routine.

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20 Tips On How To Treat Yourself Because You Deserve It (You Really Do!)

Taking time to show yourself a little love doesn’t have to mean booking a full-on spa day. Whether you have 15 minutes between meetings or are taking a mental health day, we’ve outlined tons of ways to fit an indulgence into your schedule.

Want to discover all-new trends, ingredients, and products? Take our Beauty Quiz now to get started. Already an Ipster? Refer your friends to earn points, which you can use toward products. Either way, don’t forget to check us out on Instagram and Twitter @IPSY.

About the author
Hannah Cassidy
Hannah is a beauty editor at IPSY and has been creating content for fashion, beauty, and wellness in Los Angeles for over five years. Outside of the beauty world, she’s an avid vintage collector and dog mom to Pumpkin and Turtle.
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Article Last Updated January 31, 2022 12:00 AM