Beauty News Roundup: Jo Malone’s newest store, Happy Skin’s real-life princesses, and exciting new drops at BeautyMNL
Have you gotten any of your Christmas shopping done yet? We’ve been spotting so many new local releases, and you can pretty much find something for everyone on your gift list. Posh scents that you can customize? Check. Royalty-worthy makeup? Check. Urban Decay and Jeffree Star finally available in the Philippines? Oh yes! If you’ll be shopping this weekend, make sure to keep an eye out for these exciting new finds!
Jo Malone’s ‘Mega’ entrance
Attention all perfume lovers and scent sirens: London-based perfume brand Jo Malone now has the cutest little stand at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall! Located at the ground floor, make sure to drop by and check out the minimalist glass bottles with their trademark black grosgrain ribbon. Try on something new, mix a couple of scents to customize your own unique fragrance, and buy the perfect Christmas gift for yourself and the ones you love.
Estée Lauder made easy!
Speaking of new locations and quirky little shops, Estée Lauder also recently opened a store over at the ground floor of SM Megamall Fashion Hall, and it’s right next to Jo Malone! They have a choice selection of their best-selling makeup and skin care products, plus their 2016 Holiday Blockbuster set. If you’re an EL junkie, better not miss that because you can get P19k worth of their best products for just P4,300 (with minimum purchase of P4,500).
It's all about lips, lips, LIPS at MAC
MAC also just opened up a popup store at the Megamall Fashion Hall. Go crazy over 200+ shades of MAC lipsticks here, and have a ball trying out everything that catches your eye! We love that they installed a ring light so you can really see how the color looks on you. Of course, don't leave without a selfie! ;)
King Kylie’s empire finds a new home
It’s been fun (and crazy) trying to beat the mad rush to order online whenever Kylie Jenner drops a new release, and now she’s building an actual shopping mecca. The highly coveted Lip Kits, Eye Shadow Palettes, Liners and Glosses are getting a swanky new home right at the heart of Los Angeles. The Kylie Cosmetics Flagship Store is already in the works, and Kylie is in full swing with its construction. We’re hoping this means it will be easier for loyal customers to get their hands on their fave products, as shelves will most likely be fully stocked the whole year round.
And while you wait for more updates on the store, might we suggest you gush over Kylie’s latest collaboration with older sister Khloe? Koko Kosmetics is a collection of four new holiday liquid lipsticks in Damn Gina (shimmery champagne), Gorg (matte plum), Okurrr (matte hot pink), and Khlo$ (matte pink rose). Get the entire collection for $40 with free shipping in the US! Better coordinate your orders with balikbayans coming home for Christmas!
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Happily ever after with Happy Skin
They’re here!!! Happy Skin’s highly-anticipated Disney Princess Collection has finally landed on the shelves and in our hearts. At the launch were eight amazing women who embody all that we admire in a modern-day princess: strong, beautiful, kind, and driven! Heart Evangelista, Carla Abellana, Ylona Garcia, Karylle, Vern and Verniece Enciso, Janina Vela and Tricia Gosingtian all came out to support the home-grown brand, and of course, share the excitement of trying out the foundations and cushion blushes in this massive collection! No need to order online anymore – you can now get your own princess beauty must-haves at your favorite Happy Skin counters.
Healthy Skin? It’s that Simple
Hey, fellow sensitive-skinned gals! Did you know that British budget favorite Simple Skincare has finally made its way to the Philippines? Their formulation is famous for being gentle on the skin and eyes, so if cleaning up has been an uncomfortable process for you, it's time to switch to products that are designed for your (sensitive) skin needs.
At the brand launch, we learned that Simple Micellar Cleansing Water (P499/200mL; P799/400mL) is something of a cult favorite because of its ability to making cleansing as fast, easy and gentle as possible. Don’t want to lug a bottle while traveling? Their Micellar Cleansing Wipes (P299) are perfect for women on the go! They even have lightweight moisturizers, facial wash, and eye makeup removers which you can find in Watsons and select supermarkets. We'll post reviews soon!
Holiday bounty at BeautyMNL
We admit that we got really kilig when we saw this announcement from BeautyMNL: finally, we can lay our hands on brands and products that had been unable locally! New shop brands include Urban Decay, Klairs, Jeffree Star, Rire and A’pieu. Some of our picks? The A’pieu Airfit Cushion (P650), a lightweight but buildable foundation that’s perfect for those holiday parties, the Urban Decay Primer Potion (P750) to keep your eye looks on point the whole night, and of course the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick (P1,800)! Visit BeautyMNL before your faves get sold out!