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Beauty News Roundup: Benefit Lip Kits, a ColourPop collab, and tasty sunscreen

Beauty News Roundup: Benefit Lip Kits, a ColourPop collab, and tasty sunscreen

So many new launches, so little time! Our hearts are bursting, our minds are freaking out, and our bank accounts are starting to but the last quarter of 2016 is going to be one heck of a beautiful ride.

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better - Urban Decay finally gets into the highlighter game, Benefit’s Lip Kit has us puckering up, Hourglass showed off their gorgeous marble palette, and KFC has released its own sunscreen (no kidding)!

Image via Popsugar

Image via Popsugar

Urban Decay, the high(light) of the holidays!

We may soon be sporting all-matte eye looks, thanks to the upcoming NAKED Ultimate Basics palette but Urban Decay is taking the glow elsewhere. Introducing their latest baby, the Naked Highlighter Palette! Yes people, it’s finally happening- we’re about to get glowy, dewy, and oh so gorgeous! The palette will include three new powder shades that are perfect for strobing: a shimmery gold called Pyrite, a tantalizing taupe called Oasis, and a rosy pink flush called Twilight. There’s no word yet on the exact date of release but it’s expected to drop this holiday season. Forget the Christmas lights, girls; we’ll be dazzling with these babies!

Full story on PopSugar

Image via Bustle

Image via Bustle

A liquid lipstick that gives back

Crowd favorite ColourPop Cosmetics has announced that they are teaming up with model Karrueche Tran for her second collection of eye-catching and drool-worthy products this year. Following the success of her first collaboration KaePop, Tran’s new line will have three ultra lip glosses and one ultra matte lipstick, but this matte lippie is extra special. Part of the proceeds from every sale of matte liquid lipstick Saigon will go to The Green My School Program, which provides urban school gardens for inspiring students to make healthier food choices. The latest collection will be available on August 25, and will only cost you $6 a lippie!

Full story on Bustle

Image via MAC

Image via MAC

It’s Taraji’s empire (and we all just live in it)

Empire star and award-winning actress Taraji Henson is the latest celebrity to get her own M.A.C. collection! Known for her smoky eye looks and luscious nude lips, the actress is getting not just praises for her acting chops, but also for her evolving style and natural sexy vibe. The limited edition collection is set to launch online on September 6, just in time for the third season of the hit show.

Image via people.com

Image via people.com

Expect to find a matte beige lipstick playfully called Strip Me Down, a black mascara called Haute & Naughty, a Mineralize skin-finish powder called Taraji Glow, a Mineralize Skinfinish highlighter in Highlight the Truth, a black eyeliner, and a 187 Duo Fibre brush! The collection will be available in select M.A.C. stores on September 8. Products will retail from $17 to $42.

Full story on Allure

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Image via i2.wp.com

Finger lickin’ good... sunscreen?!

Yes, you read that right. The famous fried chicken house is now making its way into the beauty world with some pretty crazy products. Just earlier this year, KFC came out with their own fried chicken-flavored edible nail polish (available in both Original and Spicy flavors, of course) and now they’ve added another crazy but totally functional product: fried chicken-scented sunscreen!

The SPF30 sunscreen is part of the efforts to promote KFC’s “Extra Crispy” recipe, and the stock of 3,000 bottles was wiped out within two hours of launching in the US. Hey, if it’s going to get more people wear sunscreen, we’re all for it! Plus, it won’t have that trademark sunscreen scent.

Full story on Telegraph

Image via Benefit Cosmetics UK

Image via Benefit Cosmetics UK

Benefit Lip Kits? They’re Real!

Remember when Benefit launched their new packaging and collection for brows and we marveled at the number of brow looks that we could choose from? Well, now we’ve got even more to look forward to! The quirky brand just released some teaser pictures of their latest collection- They’re Real! BIG SEXY Lip Kit! This adorably tinned lipstick goodness features four mini dual-toned lipsticks in warm orange and red shades. The lippies have teardrop-shaped tips, making it easier to "contour" lips with.

Image via Benefit Cosmetics

Image via Benefit Cosmetics

The kits are already available in the UK, but the US will have to wait until October to get them. They will retail for $29 per kit. There is no word yet on when these will get to the PH but we are hoping it is soon. 

Full story on Bustle

Image via Be

Image via Be

A Korean love triangle

Forget metallic and acrylic nails: there’s a new beauty trend that’s taking Korea by storm - triangle nails! Combining Inca-inspired and quirky designs with minimalist bases like white or colorless polish, these nails are definitely going to help you stand out for the rest of the year. Originally a collaboration between Korean nail salon giant Unistella and Chinese shoe brand Pedder Red, the contrast of negative space and geometric designs look edgy and modern.

Full story on Be

Image via Hourglass Cosmetics

Image via Hourglass Cosmetics

So beautiful, it’s surreal!

Two things that Hourglass Cosmetics is known for: their finely-milled and gorgeously marbled powders, and their amazing packaging. Following the success of their Ambient Lighting Edit palette which featured three of their famous setting powders, the luxury brand has announced that they will be releasing something very special for Holiday 2016! There is no better name for Surreal Ambient Light Edit, a gorgeous marble palette that brings out a new finish called “Surreal”. And that’s exactly how you can expect to feel and look when the most flattering and natural soft glow is on your skin, as if the sun were hitting your face 24/7. The palette will include a Surreal setting powder, a bronzer, two blushes and a highlight.

Full story on Temptalia

Which bit of news excites you the most? Hope you stay dry today!

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