Beauty Roundup: An Asian makeup exclusive, Jaclyn Hill’s lipstick fiasco, and something beautifully sustainable
This week has all you need to know about Charlottle Tilbury’s newest launch (it’s good for the environment and our makeup bags) as well as an Asian exclusive, care of Maybelline. Brow lovers, get excited because Glossier’s latest product may be your newest secret for getting on fleek! Of course, we’re dipping into the controversy about Jaclyn Hill’s “furry” lipsticks. Mind your hands ‘cause this tea is piping hot!
Must be Maybelline!
Now here’s a quirky collection we’re living foraosmetics giant Maybelline has teamed up with New York-based designer brand Alice + Olivia to create an adorably packaged collab, and it’s exclusive to Asia! The Maybelline x Alice + Olivia Collection is a must-have for every fashionista, and anyone who loves monochromatic yet quirky prints. The collection includes limited edition Creamy Mattes Lipsticks (P329) in The New Nude, Kissed, and Stace Face Red, the Hypercurl Mascara (P249), and the City Mini Palette in Uptown Downtown Glow (P499)! Shop the entire collection online on Watsons and in select Maybelline counters nationwide. What would you grab from this collection?
Full story on Adobo Magazine
A sticky (and fuzzy) situation
This tea is piping hot, PV fam! Beauty gurus have been teaming up with makeup brands to create limited edition collabs that end up selling in minutes, which is why it’s no surprise that more and more content creators are starting their own line of cosmetics and skincare. So when Jaclyn Hill finally announced the arrival of her much-awaited makeup brand, fans were ready. But they weren’t ready for this disaster.
When customers finally received their much-awaited lipstick orders (the first product Jaclyn launched and retailing for $18 each), many voiced out their disappointments. From bumpy-looking lipsticks to cracked, smudged, dry, and even fuzzy (yes, there was white hair-like fibers on several lipsticks), the complaints poured in from fans and fellow YouTubers alike. Jaclyn was quick to defend her brand, saying it was because of the gloves the factory workers were using, but then retracted that statement and said that all customers with damaged or questionable products will get a full refund and a new batch of lippies.
Now here’s the catch: the company, however, will not be shouldering the shipping costs of the replacement lippies. Of course, this further angered people online. Some even believe that the lipsticks are already expired, or have been mishandled inside the cosmetics factory. We’re definitely keeping tabs on this developing story. What do you think about this issue?
Full story on Buzzfeed News
That’s hot (and sustainable)
We love a woman who supports a great cause! Makeup queen Charlotte Tilbury has announced an amazing new launch that will benefit not just our makeup bags, but the environment, too! After the success of her Hot Lips collection back in 2016, the British beauty mogul is at it again with the launch of Hot Lips 2, an 11-piece lipstick collection inspired by male and female “rule breakers, history shakers, and record makers.”
Not only has Charlotte pledged to donate £1 million from the sales of this new collection to Women for Women International, but each lippie will actually be refillable - making it a more sustainable lipstick choice! Set to launch some time this month, these beauties might be pricier than most lippies, but if you’re up for saving the environment and supporting a good cause, it sounds pretty worth it to me! Shop Charlotte Tilbury here.
Full story on Dazed Beauty
Brow down to the flick
Our brows will never be the same again! Glossier, the advocate for minimal makeup, has just launched the Brow Flick ($18) as the perfect companion for their Boy Brow Grooming Wax. It’s a brush tip detailing pen designed to help you draw those tiny and thin brow hairs with precision, making it a simple but effective way to achieve flawless, natural brows. Available in 3 shades (blonde, brown, and black), it is also waterproof yet easy to blend. Shop the Glossier Brow Flick here.
Full story on Harper’s Bazaar
Ready your wallets because O.M.G. things are about to get spendy! In what seems to have taken years to create, makeup artist Pat McGrath is finally set to launch the Pat McGrath Labs Sublime Perfection Foundation ($68). With 36 shades in 5 categories, this foundation is formulated with a “vita-serum complex” feel, making it buildable but at the same time hydrating.
Set to launch on July 26, the foundation is part of a trio of base products to help give you perfect skin in a bottle. The Sublime Perfection Primer ($60) is a silicone-free (!) silky primer that plumps up the skin, prepping it for the foundation. And then there’s the Sublime Perfection Setting Powder ($55), a legendary blurring powder that not only sets your makeup, but keeps it on the whole day. Shop the entire range on Pat McGrath’s website here.
Full story on Allure
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