Beauty Roundup: The battle of the Kylies, Estee Lauder’s big leap, and Karl’s beauty legacy

Umm, wait - how is June over already?! While the rains are slowly coming in, there’s been a downpour of epic beauty drops! Get ready for a roundup on all things Kylie (it’s a real beauty battle and things are about to get feisty!), and take some time to stand with Avon for a great cause. We’ll soon have the option of channeling Karl Lagerfeld’s signature style, but meanwhile let’s jump for joy at Estee Lauder’s announcement!

Images via Cosmopolitan and L’Officiel USA

Images via Cosmopolitan and L’Officiel USA

Uh-oh! It’s a Kylie Konflict!

Will the real Kylie please stand up? It looks like more drama is coming Kylie Jenner’s way as an actual beauty battle is in full force. Along with promotions for her new album, Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue launched her new makeup line KYLIE (I know, we’re confused, too)! The internet has been weighing in on the advertisements, the logo, and the shade that this move casts on the youngest Jenner.

Missed the tea? Back in 2015, Minogue stopped Jenner from trademarking their shared first name for a new cosmetics line as she had already been selling products under the Kylie name. Minogue’s team argued that it would be confusing for two different brands to have the same name, which makes sense, but things got shady when reps called Jenner “a secondary reality TV personality” (ouch). The KYLIE makeup line includes a lip oil, cheek and eye glitter, lip gloss, lip color (that can also be a blush), and eyeshadows that are all under $20. You can shop the collection on the Kylie Minogue website here. What do you think of all this drama? 

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Image via AVON

Image via AVON

It’s about time

In their never-ending quest to make this world better, not just for women but for children, too, AVON has added another beautiful piece to their #Stand4Her Campaign to help empower, equip, and provide for thousands of Filipinas in the country. The Free as a Butterfly Watch (P899) will help fund NGOs that Avon has been working, with a donation of P100 per watch sold! Symbolizing strength, beauty, and grace, this pretty timepiece is the perfect gift for yourself and the women in your life. Want to help a great cause? Now’s the time! Learn more about the #Stand4Her Campaign here.

Image via WWD

Image via WWD

Long Live Karl

He may be gone but his legacy lives on! Karl Lagerfeld is still making waves in both the fashion and beauty community even after his tragic passing back in February. L’Oreal Paris has just revealed that the fashion legend had been working on a makeup collaboration with the brand just before he passed! Channeling that rocker-chic lifestyle and effortless Parisian feel that the designer was known for, the L’Oreal Paris x Karl Lagerfeld Collection is set to launch on September 27 at the eve of Paris Fashion week. There’s no word yet on what the products look like, but we will keep you all updated once we know more!

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Image via World Animal News

Estee Lauder'’s hop for worldwide change

Now this is what I call great news! In an effort to help eliminate animal testing worldwide, Estee Lauder Companies has officially announced its partnership with the #BeCrueltyFree Campaign. Led by the Humane Society International, the initiative aims to end global animal testing and provide funds for researching alternative methods for cosmetics testing. Although Estee Lauder Companies already made a pledge to end animal testing on their products 30 years ago, they still have brands being sold in big markets that, by law, require animal testing (like China, for example).

This is a big step for the company, however, as the development of new technologies can spur a global move towards cruelty-free beauty. This also means that we can look forward to seeing the happy leaping bunny on their products! Estee Lauder owns brands like M.A.C., Too Faced, BECCA, Smashbox, La Mer, Origins, Bobbi Brown, Aerin, Jo Malone London, Le Labo, and more. We can’t wait to see how all of this unfolds! 

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Images via Sephora

Images via Sephora

Incredibly invisible

And we thought all they did were sponges and cleaners! In an exciting move to expand their beauty range, beautyblender has come out with another beauty product that we’re buzzing to try: the Invisible Selfie Shield Sunscreen ($32)! Dubbed as a “dry oil primer”, the lightweight sunscreen is suitable for all skin types and is said to be invisible on the skin. Fast absorbing and refreshing, the formula provides protection from UVA, UVB, and even HEV light - something we gadget addicts definitely need! It’s currently available on the Sephora US website, but were hoping that Sephora Philippines stocks up on it soon! Shop beautyblender here.

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