Beauty News Roundup: Marble sponges, the golden glow, and a Tarte holiday
Now that September has kicked in, Christmas season has officially started in the PH. Expect holiday carols to start piping in through PA systems, parols for sale on street curbs, and an ever-growing wish list for Santa. Oh yes, you’ll definitely want to be on the Nice List with even more beauty releases coming our way!
Bend it like BECCA
Known for their finely milled and incredibly glowy powders, luxury brand BECCA is taking the world (and our cheeks) by storm. With the successful launch of their collection with YouTube star Jaclyn Hill, the brand has been upping their glow and highlight game ever since. Cut to their newest release, a powder that’s aimed to give you that summer bronze glow all year long: the Bronze Amber Shimmering Skin Perfector. The name’s a mouthful but it promises to deliver more of the brand’s signature luminosity. The powder is actually a combination of the brand’s Wild Honey Mineral blush and cult favorite Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector, helping you achieve that perfect darker blush glow. Retailing at $38, this lust-worthy highlighter drops at the BECCA website this week!
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Baby, Huda best!
Seriously, who hasn’t fallen in love with Huda Kattan? The makeup artist-blogger-turned-businesswoman shocked the beauty world when she first came out with her Huda Beauty range of falsies and liquid lipsticks, which not only had amazing staying power but contoured lips to pouty perfection. Well, this Girl Boss has just released yet another exciting product following her matte liquid lipstick collection- the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Edition Textured Eyeshadows Palette! The 18-piece eyeshadow palette will feature a mix of matte, shimmer and metallic shadows that would make rose gold-lovers swoon. No word on the price yet but the palettes are expected to be available at Sephora stores and online by mid-September.
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Color the holidays with Tarte
Christmas lights and lanterns won’t be the only ones sporting a dazzling display of colors this season. Tarte has just released their Color Vibes Amazonian Clay Palette, ahead of the anticipated release date. Our wallets are not ready, so who else is freaking out right now?!
The limited edition palette features four different sets with 20 different colors to fit every colorful mood this Holiday 2016. Consisting of mostly neutrals, the matte and shimmer shadows are perfect for mixing and matching, plus the formula features their signature Amazonian Clay blendability and pigmentation. Retailing at just $46, you can now get them on the Tarte website. BRB, placing in our orders!
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Sam and Nic Chapman, the geniuses behind the affordable British brand Real Techniques, are definitely pioneers in their own right. From starting out as makeup artists to becoming one of the most successful YouTubers in the UK, these women are changing the drugstore makeup tool game and we couldn’t be happier!
Following the success of their $7 Miracle Complexion Sponge, which rivaled the famous $20 Beauty Blender, comes something that’s going to make sponge-obsessed converts of all us. According to Sam, the three new beauty sponges will aid in the three Cs of makeup: cover, correct, and color. The Miracle Diamond Sponge ($10) has a marble effect that makes blending face bases so much easier and faster. Though oddly-shaped, the Miracle Sculpting Sponge ($6) is the perfect companion for highlighting and contouring with its six different sides, allowing for precision and easy blending. The adorably-sized Mini Eraser Sponges ($6) may look puny but these little egg -shaped purple sponges actually work great for final touchups and blending.
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So Guerlain, it hurts
If you’re looking to treat yourself to a bit of luxury, consider picking up one of the Guerlain Palette 5 Couleurs! With five shade options in each palette, there’s no shortage to the different looks you can do. Whether deep, rich purples to blush-toned nudes, the shadows offer well-pigmented mattes and shimmery powders. Priced at $69 a palette (ouch!), these babies are on every high-end makeup collectors’ dream team.
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Miracle Workers from Korea
The craze for Korean-made cosmetics and skincare isn’t stopping any time soon! Even Western brands have (finally) taken notice and started developing their own versions of K-beauty cult favorites.
Quirky cosmetics brand Clio just came out with their Peripera Vivid Tint Water ($8), the intensely pigmented concentrate of their cult-classic Tint Water. It packs a punch in the color department, and promises minimal transfer.
Give your skin a nice tall drink of Enature’s Birch Juice Hydro Essence Skin, the latest goodie to add to your skin care regimen. With its natural and innovative ingredients, the birch sap used in place of water gives your skin a brighter, smoother, and plumper, look and feel. Priced at $25, watch out for its availability this September.
Stick to It!
You can literally erase your face with one of the coolest products that Korea recently came up with. The Neogen Green Tea Cleansing Stick ($25) uses actual green tea leaves to exfoliate, cleanse, and polish skin. You’ll be able to remove makeup, dead skin, and other impurities just by swiping this on. Sounds nifty, right?
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Have a great weekend y'all!