Beauty News Roundup: Mascara in a pan, manicure markers and skincare-infused brushes
You gotta love how the beauty world is constantly coming up with something for us to get excited about! This week, we finally have updates on a long-awaited collection, got a mini history lesson about mascara, discovered makeup brushes that are actually good for our skin, and found markers that we can legit paint our nails with. Glad we’re taking a mini break from all the holiday collection announcements (okay, so there’s one). Here’s what captured our fancy!
I’m dreaming of these tonight!
MAC is finally giving us a full look into what’s going to be available in their Selena collection! The 13-piece collection in honor of the gorgeously talented Latina singer Selena Quintanilla will feature three lipsticks ($18), a bronzer and highlighter compact ($29), liquid eyeliner ($21), five eye shadows ($17), a powder brush ($35), mascara ($18), and an online exclusive Lipglass ($17). Each product is named after one of Selena’s songs or associated with her personal style.
The collection is predicted to sell out quickly once it hits MAC stores and the MAC website on October 6. With lipstick swatches like these, we’d definitely be going gaga, too!
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Mark(er) my words!
Did you ever try giving yourself a “manicure” with a highlighter pen or colored markers? It was one of our kiddie attempts at being kikay, and somebody has finally made it a real thing! Thanks to Ciaté London, we can forego the dip brush method and simply color our tips with a swipe of the Mani Marker. Priced at $60 for all five colors, this Sharpie-like tool is designed to help you literally marker your way to a fab manicure (or at least help you hide those pesky chips and cracks in between appointments). Plus, they’re chip-resistant and already available on the Ciaté website!
Full story on Allure
Brushes that care for your skin
Well, it looks like It Cosmetics is at it again with their revolutionary products. The brand just released two new brushes that feel great on your skin because they’re soft and also laden with skincare! Now, why didn’t we think of that earlier?
The Heavenly Skin Bye Bye Pores Powder Brush ($58) and the Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin-Perfecting Brush ($48) are both infused with anti-aging collagen, peptides, silk, antioxidants and niacin. The brushes are both fantastic at blending in products for that flawless finish, and they aid in restoring and taking care of your skin, too. Talk about a two-in-one miracle! Sold exclusively on the Sephora and It Cosmetics websites, we’re definitely itching to try this and find out what it’s like to literally brush on our skin care.
Full story on InStyle
Six new ways to glow
Looks like 2016 is the year of the highlighter but hey, we aren’t complaining! When Anastasia Beverly Hills announced their dreamy color-changing highlighters and incredible foundation sticks, we thought we were done. And then a few days ago, ABH went and teased their latest creation: the Ultimate Glow Kit.
The highlighter kit comes with six magnificently pigmented powder highlighters in a variety of finishes and shades. Hot Sand, Amber Gold, Sunray, Golden Dawn, White Sand and Snow are sure to help you glow for the rest of the year, regardless of your skin tone. Priced at $45, the palette comes out in October and will be available on the ABH website and in select stores.
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Life is like a box of… mascara?!
We all have our “can’t live without” favorites when it comes to mascaras. And because they’re meant to just be used for a few months (after which you risk giving yourself an eye infection), we go through tubes and tubes of this stuff. So it came as a bit of a surprise when we found out that the newest mascara in town actually came in a box!
Vintage-themed makeup line Bésame Cosmetics had just released their Cake Mascara and in 48 hours, it had sold out on Sephora! Apparently, the $25 product is actually a throwback to how mascara was made and used in the 1900s. Activated by water and made of a buildable formula, it’s proving to be a multi-functional product that can also be used to fill in brows and sub for eyeliner. It may also be more hygienic (and therefore have a longer shelf-life) than your usual tube-type mascara, as you can now clean the brush you use after each application.
Full story on Glamour
Old Navy: An oldie but a goodie
Though the Old Navy brand is known for affordable casual wear like flip-flops and basic tees, the famous retailer is getting some fresh attention with the launch of their very own Beauty Line! Called Kindred Goods, the line consists of a hand cream, a hair and body mist, a body lotion, a body scrub, and a perfume set. Exclusively sold in Old Navy stores, there are three scent variants to choose from: Sea Salt & Fig, Sweet Cream & Honey, and Orange Blossom & Tea. The products range from $6 to $12.
Full story on Refinery29