Beauty Roundup: 99 peso lipsticks, Ellana's all-over balm, and Fenty’s newest foundation

Oh dear, I don’t think our wallets are ready for this jelly! Things are about to get spendy but the good news is that we have options. Do you deserve to splurge? We spill the tea on FENTY Beauty’s newest launch, a reformulation of Laura Mercier’s OG makeup base, and new highlighters care of Benefit. Feeling thrifty? Check out a huge lippie sale from Ever Bilena, and stock up on beauty essentials while supporting worthwhile advocacies.

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Images via Popsugar UK

She’s a glow getter

Get ready for some major glow because Benefit Cosmetics has just announced that they’re adding a couple of deliciously splendid highlighters to their line - Cookie and Tickle! With the same formulation as the beloved Dandelion Twinkle, both powders have a light, silky finish that gives a “glow from within” look minus the cakey feel. Cookie is a champagne highlighter with tiny flecks of glimmer (no glitter chunks here!) while Tickle is more of a light pink, rose gold shimmer that would look gorgeous on darker skin tones. Set to launch on August 23, we’re ready to glimmer and shimmer our way through ghost month! Shop Benefit on Sephora PH here.

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#BeautyThatCares Sale

August 9 (Friday) marked the very first Unilever #BeautyThatCares Sale, exclusively on Shopee! Brands like Cream Silk, Dove, Pond’s, Closeup and Rexona were marked down at up to 75% off. And that’s not even the best part: the proceeds from the sale will be going to three partner organizations that share Unilever’s advocacies. 

Proceeds will be going to UNICEF and their efforts to protect and support children in greatest need. Unilever also works with the LGBT Chamber of Commerce which is composed of and supports businesses by members of the LGBT community. Finally, part of the proceeds will also go to Future Faces and their efforts to develop sustainable solutions to decrease waste production.

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Image via facebook.com/ellanaminerals

You da balm

The secret to the perfect pout can be found right here, right now! Ellana Minerals has just released their latest baby - the Beauty Balm (P399)! Formulated with Calmyang Wax from Biospectrum Korea, this blend of 10 plant extracts aims to smoothen, hydrate, and soothe dry lips and skin! Choose from two variants: Unscented and Cooling with Peppermint. Shop Ellana Minerals here

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I’ll take one of each shade

Beauty that won’t break bank? Sign us up! It may be ghost month but Ever Bilena is bringing life into our makeup bags. Until August 31, you can snag all shades of the Ever Bilena Liquid Lipsticks, EB Matte Nudes, and the EB Matte Lipsticks in Skin, Mauvey, and Vivid Violet for just P99 each! Crazy, right? Head to Robinsons Department Store’s Beauty Section and shop your heart out! 

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Image via Allure

Pon De Hydrate

We love the way she hydrates! FENTY Beauty is making sure everyone feels the makeup love with their newest baby - the Pro Filtr Hydrating Foundation. It’s the ultimate dry skin makeup product! Known for their matte bases and primers, FENTY is truly stepping up their game (and listening to their fans) with this launch. Perfect for normal to dry skin, the medium to full coverage base keeps skin looking like skin, with tons of hydration to boot. Formulated with light-reflective particles, this foundation gives a light and dewy finish. And the best part? It comes in 50 shades. No word yet on the price but get ready to look flawlessly glowy! Watch out for the launch on August 15, and shop FENTY Beauty here.  

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Image via Allure

Lovingly Laura

Let’s face it, reformulations can be scary sometimes. When a product is so iconic and well-loved, could it really get any better? Laura Mercier thinks so. After months of study and 67 rejected reformulations, the brand has finally found the perfect upgrade from their 1996 classic. The new Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen ($47) may be a mouthful to say but it’s definitely going to be a new makeup fave! 

Formulated with macadamia, kukui seed oils, and tamarind seed extract, this new tint aims to keep skin hydrated for 24 hours with antioxidant protection to boot! The SPF was also boosted up to SPF 30, and the shade range has been expanded to include 20 new shades. Perfect for every skin type, the sheer and natural finish is what made it the staple it is today (and will definitely continue to be). The packaging also looks sleeker and more modern. Get your hands on the new Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer starting September 25!

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