I Asked 5 Editors to Share Their Valentine's Day Starter Packs—They Delivered

I love Valentine's Day. There, I said it. It's not about being in a relationship; in fact, I've spent the majority of them as a single person. It's about leaning into the spirit of it—even when it's kitschy. I make a point to show some extra love to the people around me, engage in some serious self-care, and buy chocolates and flowers if my heart so desires.

I also like to treat myself to a few new beauty and wellness products. Even if I'm spending my night watching a rom-com on the couch (most likely My Best Friend's Wedding), it brings me joy to do so in style. New candle? Burning. Nails? Painted. Perfume? Spritzed. There's just something about it that elevates the experience and brings me joy.

While prepping for this year's Valentine's Day, I got to thinking: What do my fellow beauty editors do to prepare for February 14? Do they have any special products on their wish lists? I decided to ask them, and let me tell you, they delivered. Ahead, five beauty editors share their Valentine's Day starter packs (including yours truly).

Kaitlyn McLintock, Associate Beauty Editor

Beauty editor product picks for Valentine's Day: Kaitlyn McLintock

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Maya Thomas, Assistant Beauty Editor

Beauty editor product picks for Valentine's Day: Maya Thomas

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Emma Hughes, Associate Social Media Editor

Beauty editor product picks for Valentine's Day: Emma Hughes

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Shawna Hudson, Associate Beauty Editor

Beauty editor product picks for Valentine's Day: Shawna Hudson

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Erin Jahns, Beauty Director

Beauty editor product picks for Valentine's Day: Erin Jahns

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Associate Beauty Editor

Kaitlyn McLintock is a skincare-obsessed beauty writer who covers everything from up-and-coming trends to product launches, in-office treatments, and more. She has over five years of experience in digital media, and her work has appeared in publications such as The Zoe Report, InStyle, Coveteur, and more. When she's not hovering over her computer writing about all things beauty, she's drinking coffee, listening to Harry Styles, or exploring her new city of Austin, Texas.