Palentine’s Day: 12 Gifts to Give Your BFFs


February 14th may be for romantic love, but the day before is a day to celebrate everyone that you love—especially the people who finish your sentences, always share the last slice of pizza, and understand you like nobody else. Yes, I’m talking about Palentine’s Day. This year, gift each of your BFFs with a thoughtful zodiac-inspired present that shows them how much you care.


Natasha Denona Pastel Plexi Glow Highlighter, $42

Forward-thinking Aquarians love technological advancement and innovation, so gift them this inventive highlighter from Natasha Denona. The gel-powder formula harnesses “drop technology” that captures pearlescent pigments in its purest form for luminous pay off. Plus, the embossed 3D surface allows for flawless pick up with a makeup brush, so the water-bearer can customize a variety of looks with a wash of shimmering pink, golden champagne, and icy mint.


Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk On the Go, $55

Pisces love to let their creative imagination run free. Give the dreamer of the zodiac a gift that makes their makeup fantasies a reality, while allowing them to create artistic looks that highlight their uniqueness. Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk On the Go lets Pisceans create mesmerizing eyes and perfect pouts with an iconic lineup of eyeliner, eyeshadow, lip liner, and lipstick in Pillow Talk shades.


LINA CHOO The Great Artist Velvet Matte Mini Lipstick Set, $55

Give the confident and courageous fire sign in your life a collection of vibrant lip shades that match their bold personality. The Velvet Matte Mini Lipstick Set offers four of Lina Choo’s best-selling, fiery shades for pint-sized color that packs a serious punch. These are sure to further empower your Aries palentine.


JILL STUART Beauty Bloom Mix Blush Compact, $38

Generous and dependable Taureans love elegance, so a bedazzled blush compact makes the perfect gift for this luxury-loving earth sign. With a kaleidoscope of peachy-pink pigments housed inside a diamond-like container, the Beauty Bloom Mix Blush Compact is beautiful inside and out—just like Taurus.


beautyblender Back 2 Basics Blend & Cleanse Set, $39

Extroverted, witty, and social, Gemini is represented by the Twins, which symbolize duality and communication. It’s only fitting that you give this clever air sign a gift that references their element’s nature. Beautyblender’s Back 2 Basics set doubles the skin-perfecting fun by delivering twin beautyblender sponges for seamless foundation application. Your Gemini pal will also appreciate that the set comes with the deep-cleaning Blendercleanser Liquid for sanitized sponges at all times.


Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick Valentine’s Day Set, $72

If you have a Cancer in your life, you’re familiar with the water sign’s trustworthy personality. Cancers give off a calming vibe that makes all who interact with the crab comfortable enough to share even their deepest secrets. Complete with gilded lipstick applicators and a heart-shaped box, Hourglass Confession Valentine’s Day Set shows how much you appreciate Cancer’s listening ear.


Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter, $48

Leos not only crave attention, they thrive off it. Give the aspiring starlet in your life a gift that’ll have them sparkling harder than a Met Gala gown. Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Glow Glide Highlighter delivers brightened, lifted, and sculpted results in 6 flattering shades. Each is inspired by natural lighting effects. Pick your pal’s favorite—you can’t go wrong!


Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Genius, $65

Natural born problem solvers, the highly intelligent and organized Virgo always has the perfect solutions. These earth signs bravely face every task head first, and they’re master multi-taskers. This year, give them a brow serum that works just as hard as they do. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Genius improves brow texture and manageability while encouraging the appearance of fuller-looking arches, so Virgo’s brows stay on point.


Glamcor Riki Super Fine in Blush Pink, $90

Libras always keep life fun and bright, so why should their makeup routine be any different? Much like your Libra pal, Glamcor’s Riki Super Fine mirror lights up a room! With its customized HD daylight LEDs, the compact light gives your Libran pals a closer look at their beauty with 7x the magnification. They’ll love the 3 stage dimming and retractable ring, so your busy friend can create makeup looks on the go.


Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes, $58

Determined and passionate, Scorpios fiercely follow their dreams. Gift these fearless water signs bold eyeshadow that magnifies their mesmerizing stares. These rich, blendable eyeshadows allow this water sign to create high-impact, multi-dimensional looks that range from soft and shimmery to dramatic and glamorous.


Oribe Fragrance Experience Set, $18

Your independent and optimistic Sagittarius friends are always on a quest to get the most out of life. Their curiosity and love of travel motivates them to venture all over the world, so gift this globetrotting fire sign a fragrance set that fits easily into their carry-on. Each gender-neutral scent transports wearers to dreamy destinations from the French Riviera to the Valley of Flowers in India. Plus, Sag is sure to appreciate that Oribe partnered with a universally-recognized glassmaker to create recyclable bottles inspired by post-modernist art and architecture.


Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Rose, $27

The best Valentine’s Day gift for a Capricorn? Lipstick that’s just as hardworking and reliable as your ambitious bestie. Nudestix’s matte lip color delivers a universally flattering, rose pink shade that won’t fade or feather all day. The budgeproof formula lasts like a temporary tattoo, so Capricorns can rest assured that their lip look will stay put as they achieve their goals.

Illustrations by Megan Badilla