Whether you're happily single or much prefer taking control of your Valentine's fortunes (we feel ya!), these picks possess serious BCE (big Cupid energy)... To me, love from... ME! x

Everything Valentine's ought to be... and then some, Natasha Denona's {Love Palettes} will thrill any eyeshadow addict or hopeless romantic. Unashamedly pink, these sumptuous, candy-hued shadows and swoon-worthy blushers will tickle the fancy of those with a penchant for pastels, as well as cosmetic obsessives who moon over butter-soft suedes and the ritziest shimmers *le sigh*.

Receptive to having a (not necessarily) brief encounter? Escentric Molecules' {Molecule 01} has pheremon-enal powers - essential for every olfactory wardrobe, its legion of 5 star-reviews testifies to its power to boost your allure. A surefire way to initiate chats at the checkout, the bus stop... the queue for a coffee, this cult anti-perfume is basically love potion, bottled. And, as one lover discovered, it could save you money: "I was once in a cab and the driver waived the fare because he loved my perfume so much!"

Feeling a bit hot and bothered? If you've got caught pre-date jitters then make sure you're armed with the clutch bag-compatible {Loose Setting Powder} from every Parisian's fave make up maven - Laura Mercier. The secret to looking serene and exuding cool, je ne sais quoi when you're inwardly quaking, this featherweight formula keeps your skin perfectly matte so your date needn't know that your hearts doing somersaults.

A curious (but covetable) hybrid, Oskia's {Rose de Mai Massage Candle} evolves as it burns - releasing an indulgent, skin-nourishing cocktail of oils that helps strengthen your skin as the scent soothes your senses. If you're flying solo, burn it while you're in the bath then massage the warm, molten wax into skin, top-to-toe - or coax someone you fancy into doing the massaging for you.

Even those loathe to buy into the saccharine vibes can acknowledge the day in a non-soppy way... whether you've teed-up a date or are taking yourself out for candlelit dinner, a pop of bright lipstick has instant empowering impact... none more so than Laura Mercier's new {Rouge Essential} in rich 'Rouge Profond' - a deep, claret colour that cares for your kiss while massaging your ego.

No partner? No problem! On a mission to please, {The Romantic} succeeds with its debonair charm and pulse-quickening tingle that won't fizzle out with the first flush of love. Worth swiping right for, this handsome vibrator ensures 'good vibes only' (no bad dates).

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