Beauty Roundup: A new local makeup brand, a scrubby launch reception, and a collection to wish for

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s beauty roundup! We’re serving up some fresh hot drops, new brands to look forward to, HG products getting even better, and some juicy controversies we’d love for you to weigh in on. There’s good news and bad news for the Kar-Jenners, while FENTY Beauty has introduced their first ever brand ambassador. Plus, we’ve got full deets on the makeup collection that will take you on a magic carpet ride. Happy reading!

A whole new world of beauty

Mark your calendars, PV fam, because we’re about to enter Agrabah! The MAC x Aladdin Collection will hit stores on May 22 just as the movie hits the cinemas, and we’ve got the complete product list of every gold-packaged goodie you’re going to want to grab. Inspired by the tough, passionate, and strong Princess Jasmine, the collection includes the Princess Jasmine Eyeshadow x 9 (P3,000), Rose Pigment (P1,450), Technakohl Liner in Black (P1,200), Always One Jump Ahead Powder Blush (P1,900), Your Wish Is My Command Matte Bronzer (P1,900), 3 shades of Lipglass (P1,200), and 4 lipsticks (P1,150) in 3 finishes! There’s Rajah (matte red berry), Whole New World (velvet matte blue pink), Princess Incognito (matte neutral pink rose), and Friend Like Me (amplified neutral beige). BRB, we’ll be looking for a magic lamp to get everything on our wish lists!

Pop! goes my heart

Is another Pinay celebrity is getting into the beauty biz? This photo of Sarah Geronimo with bright colored compact has been popping all over our social media feeds, and it looks like the Pop Princess is set to launch a new beauty brand on the same day as her newest album! There aren’t many details yet on what POP Studio PH is about or how the singer-actress is involved with the brand, but their social media pages tell us to watch out for a big announcement on May 31. The cherry-colored packaging of eyeshadows, lipsticks, and palettes definitely have us intrigued! More updates on this story soon.

Image via W Magazine

Image via W Magazine

A new Jenner-ation

I mean, we knew this was sort of coming our way, didn’t we? With all of her sisters venturing into different industries and businesses, it’s no surprise that Kendall Jenner is stepping up her game and broadening her reach. Since launching her oral healthcare brand Moon, people now think the supermodel might be starting her own cosmetics line, too! According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Jenner reportedly filed for the trademark of “Kendall” and “Kendall Jenner” for the purpose of a beauty line. With all of her current endorsements and campaigns, we’re not sure how this new brand will play out. Could there be skincare? Makeup? Body care? Guess we’ll just have to wait and see. How do you feel about Kendall possibly starting a beauty line?

Full story on Refinery29

Image via Allure

Image via Allure

A gigantic glow

If you aren’t a fan of their “barely there” makeup but love their skincare, we’ve got great news for you: Glossier has just relaunched their best selling Super Serums, and they’re bigger and better than ever! After taking a break from the brand’s website (yes, they actually removed the product for a time) the serums have resurfaced with an updated formulation and bigger 30mL bottle. And the best part? They kept the price at $28 each! Choose from Super Bounce (Hyaluronic serum), Super Glow (Vitamin C), and Super Pure (Niacinamide), or just grab all three for $65! All three serums have been reformulated to work faster and bring about more noticeable results. Shop the Glossier Super Serums here.

Full story on Yahoo Lifestyle

Image via Celebrity W Show

Image via Celebrity W Show

That’s harsh!

Uh-oh! Despite all the excited tweets about her upcoming skincare line Kylie Skin, Kylie Jenner is facing some major backlash with one specific product - her Walnut Scrub. According to the beauty mogul, this scrub is gentle enough to use every single day (!) and is perfect for exfoliating the skin. She even went on to say that it is her secret to a fresh face. The internet, however, is not having it. Walnuts are said to damage the skin because of the shells’ sharp edges, which cause skin damage. Several dermatologists have also weighed in on the fiasco, and the majority said that a scrub that rough shouldn’t be used every single day. Kylie has yet to respond to the backlash and violent reactions. Kylie Skin has six products (face wash, toner, serum, moisturizer, eye cream, and facial scrub) and launches on May 22nd. Would you try anything from her line?

Full story on PopSugar

Image via Variety

Image via Variety

FENTY family expansion

Aside from their founder and ultimate rockstar Rihanna, FENTY Beauty has never truly named a brand ambassador - until now. Actress and activist Amandla Stenberg has been named the first ever FENTY Beauty ambassador! Known for her roles in films like The Hunger Games (she played Rue!!!) and The Hate U Give, the 20-year-old is not only bringing fabulousness but her passion for diversity and self-love. Get ready to see her rock their social media and beauty campaigns this 2019! Congratulations Amandla!

Full story on ELLE

Image via Tokyo Beauty Book

Image via Tokyo Beauty Book

WASO awesome

It’s a skincare celebration! Japanese brand Shiseido has just announced the return of their skincare range, WASO. The skincare range packed with superfoods promises healthier, glowier, and plumper skin with their array of products. The simple and minimalist range consists of cleansers, masks, sunscreens, moisturizers, hydrating creams, and more! With ingredients like carrots, honey, loquats, tofu yuzu, and red basil, these products sound like a natural clean dream for the skin. We’re curious to try the WASO Gentle Cleanser ($30), Purifying Peel Off Mask ($32), and the Color-Smart Day Moisturizer SPF 30 Sunscreen ($40).

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