Red-Hot Beauty Buys

Roses are red, and so are our favorite products—just in time for Valentine's Day.

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CH by Carolina Herrera

Inspired by youth, CH ($73; Click to Buy) aims to reinvigorate memories of childhood with a peppy citrus top note. Then the spicy sandalwood base makes the overall scent grown up and sophisticated—much like Ms. Herrera herself.

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Nars Sheer Lipstick in Flamenco

A deep, silky red lipstick ($24; Click to Buy) provides instant polish and sophistication. Plus, the sheer formula makes it easy to wear and appropriate for any occasion: Swipe on one coat for the office, two for a night on the town.

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Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Face Mist

This hydrating toner ($28; Click to Buy) imparts a healthy glow, tightens pores and packs a potent antioxidant punch.

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Korres Wild Rose Lip Butter

Nourishing shea butter and rice wax in this moisturizing tinted balm ($12; Click to Buy) ensure that your lips will be smooth and flake-free. And the flirty red color? That's just a bonus.

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Koh Gen Do Soft Gommage Gel

Need to get a smooth complexion in a rush? This peel in a bottle ($45; Click to Buy) exfoliates and softens skin in minutes.

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MAC Powder Blush in Frankly Scarlet

 If winter has left you pale and sallow, a dusting of rosy-red powder ($20; Click to Buy) will have you blushing like a schoolgirl in seconds.

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Dior Totale Eyes Essential Serum

Did a quick drink with the girls turn into dinner and dancing? Fake a solid eight hours of shut-eye with a serum ($70; Click to Buy) that brightens and eliminates wrinkle-causing toxins.

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Voluspa Japonica Gogi and Tarocco Orange Diffuser

This diffuser ($48; Click to Buy) fills the room with a bright, sharp citrus scent. Bonus: The alluring, Oriental-inspired design works as a chic accent.

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Dior Hypnotic Poison

Warm, spicy and a just a little bit exotic, this scent ($51; Click to Buy) says "confidence." It makes a daring statement that's ideal for a date night over drinks.

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CND Shellac in Decadence

Take advantage of the two-week-long, chip-free finish of CND Shellac with a rich red lacquer ($17; Click to Buy). Brighter than the bottle appears, the polish will add a little pop into your winter routine.

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Revlon Expert Tweezer

Bright red tweezers ($6; Click to Buy) will put a little sass into your morning. They'll also turn those brows into perfectly-groomed arches.

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Sephora Collection Deluxe Antibacterial Set

If you're busy (and who's not?), it's tough to add "makeup brush-cleaning" onto the list of priorities. This set ($60; Click to Buy) lets you contour cheekbones sans bacteria with a safe and gentle disinfecting compound.

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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Voile de Blush in Carmine Veil

A sheer gel blush ($30; Click to Buy) creates a rosy, healthy flush that's reminiscent of a post-workout glow—no gym required.

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Longchamp Le Pliage Medium Cosmetics Case

Toner and serum and gels, oh my! Check your toiletries in style with a durable yet pretty makeup case ($52; Click to Buy) when you're on the fly.

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SK-II Skin Signature Mask 3-D Redefining Mask

This mask ($145 for six; Click to Buy) is a face-lift inside a little red packet. While it lifts skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, it's also incredibly hydrating.

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Nars Matte Eyeshadow in Grenadines

Don't be scared. This shade ($23; Click to Buy) is more garnet than cherry-red. Just blend it with copper or brown-toned colors for extra wearability, or flaunt it alone to make lighter eyes pop.

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Diptyque Red Tubereuse Scented Candle

Mood lighting, anyone? The sensual floral scent ($68; Click to Buy) is wildly feminine and will turn any room into a luxe boudoir.

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Oribe Shampoo for Beautiful Color

Don't give in so fast to fading color. This shampoo ($36; Click to Buy) extends the brightness and shine of color by hydrating and protecting locks. Plus, the gorgeous bottle will add a little glamorous touch to the bathroom.

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Essie in Size Matters

Power polish for a power woman: This cheerful, fire-engine red polish ($8; Click to Buy) is sophisticated and classic.

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Korres Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturizing and Brightening Cream

Perfect for parched winter skin, this thick moisturizer ($35; Click to Buy) fights hyper-pigmentation and has a subtle but intoxicating rose scent.


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First Published January 13, 2012

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