8 ways to win him over this Valentine’s Day
They’re sure-fire ways to impress
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / February 07 2018
While Valentine’s Day is technically just another day of the year where you should show your love and affection for your other half, it is a great excuse to go the extra mile to show them how much you care. Besides spending some quality time together, a nice beauty present wouldn’t go astray. Here is our round-up of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for him.
Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Shaving Cream
Elevate his shaving experience with a luxurious shaving cream, like the Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet Shaving Cream, which is scented with notes of citrus, spices and woods. “Why would he need a shaving cream that’s so over the top?” we hear you ask. Well, beyond its nourishing properties, which he’ll appreciate when he takes to his face with a razor, you only need a tiny amount at a time (about the size of an almond), meaning it’ll last him for months to come.
R+Co Trophy Shine + Texture Spray
The key to a seriously effortless hairstyle he doesn’t need to spend more than a few minutes fussing over is with a special texturising spray like this that’s so easy to use. We’ve awarded it bonus points for its clever packaging and Trophy product name, which makes it ideal for that special champ in your life.
Merkur Solingen Futur Safety Razor
The gold standard of the men’s grooming world is a tool that boasts longevity and versatility (unlike a disposable razor), which is why the Merkur Solingen Futur Safety Razor is such a genius gift this V-Day. Its special design allows you to customise the shave style from real casual to real close, it’s super sturdy and is seriously flashy.
Simpsons Synthetic Shaving Brush Chubby 2
Just like the scene where Moneypenny shaves James Bond in Skyfall, your other half can also feel super slick with a professional-looking brush like this one, which distributes shave gel around the face in a flash.
Oribe Swept Up Volume Powder Spray
Make no mistake, this is no ordinary volumising powder. Oribe’s version is lightweight, delicately scented and so finely-milled it becomes invisible once sprinkled into roots. What we also love about this product is that it offers buildable oomph without feeling too gritty, and is one we’re sure you’ll want to pinch from him often.
Tom Ford Beard Brush
Maintaining a good-looking beard is no easy feat with all the conditioning and shaping that’s required, which is why the Tom Ford Beard Brush is an absolute essential for those that take their facial hair seriously. Not only can it detangle easily without tugging too hard at the skin, it’s also a good tool to help distribute beard oil easily.
Le Labo After-Shave Balm
One of our favourite unisex fragrance brands has just launched their personal care range, and this After-Shave Balm is a definite must-have. It’s made from a blend of avocado, sunflower and rosemary to nourish and soothe, and it’ll quickly absorb into skin.
Valentino Uomo Acqua EDT
Aromatic fragrances are hugely popular for both men (to wear) and women (to smell) as they work for men of all ages and can be worn on all occasions. In Valentino Uomo Acqua EDT, surrender to sparkling notes of mandarin and citronthat have been balanced with a slightly bitter twang of green tomato and finished with some soothing white leather, iris absolute, clary sage and patchouli. Delicious.
Get the lowdown on how to spritz correctly with our guy’s guide to making the most out of your fragrance.
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in previous issues of SHOP Til You Drop, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health.