Beauty News Roundup: Clinique's DIY foundation, ColourPop's V-Day line-up, saying au revoir to Lancôme
With just a few days left to V-day, we're looking forward to heart-shaped chocolates, bouquets of red and pink, and of course, traffic. Ew. Now don’t fret because despite how crazy things will be getting in the coming days, we’ve got a roundup that’s sure to perk up your spirits and get you all giddy inside! There's so much to L-O-V-E from this week's new releases, you'll want to nudge to your bae here for gift ideas. Even love stories have endings though so get ready for some heartbreak as we say goodbye to yet another well-loved beauty brand leaving the PH.
Take a Brow
Who would’ve thought that the little patch of hair above our eyes would turn out to be one of the most important features on our faces? From eyebrow threading to tattooing, pomades to pencils, brow gels and tints, we'll do pretty much anything to keep our arches looking perfect and on fleek. So when our radar picks up a new brow product, we get very, very, very excited!
Korean-inspired brand Cathy Doll has come out with a new brow product called the REALBROW 4D Tattoo Tint. A marker-like tool with four mini spiked tips that not only promises to give you a more natural looking brow but also to make it last up to 24 hours! Available in three shades (Light Brown, Ash Brown and Dark Brown) the REALBROW 4D Tattoo Tint will only set you back P399 and is available at select 7-Eleven, Watsons, and Zalora!
Do It Yourself Coverage!
Talk about starting a trend! Clinique has just released a revolutionary product that promises to give you the exact coverage that you want from your base makeup. How? By doing it yourself or more accurately, blending It yourself! The BIY Pigment Drops is a two-phase formula that allows you to blend the foundation with your favorite moisturizer, making your skincare and makeup routine that much easier. One drop gives you a sheer, healthy finish while 2-3 drops can give you full coverage. Only available so far on Ulta, the drops cost $33 each and come in 12 shades.
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Perfectly Puckered Up
Known for making high quality brushes at affordable prices, YouTube stars Sam and Nic Chapman have come out (yet again) with a collection that have been missing from our makeup vanities. The limited edition Real Techniques Prep + Color Lip Set ($20) comes with four brushes that promise to help carve and color your pout. The Lip Smoothing Brush is for applying your lip balm, as this priming brush gently exfoliates your lips, too. The Lip Fan Brush helps you glide on your lip color down to your cupid’s bow. The Lip Lining Brush is perfect for cleaning up any edges and defining the edges of your lips. Finally, the Lip Brush is perfect for final touches - be it a touch of gloss or an ombre lip.
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It’s a Maybelline Birthday Blowout!
Get yourself the perfect gift for your special day! If you’re celebrating your birthday this February, you get an extra treat, care of Maybelline Philippines! Receive 10% off your favorite regular priced products from Maybelline in all Robinsons Department Stores nationwide from February 1 to 28. Don’t forget to bring a valid ID with a picture and your birthday on it to avail of this exclusive promo! It’s definitely time to #TreatYoSelf.
Fall (even more) in LOVE with ColourPop
Where my fabulous ladies at?! We know that February can be a tough month for some, not because they’re single but because restaurants are packed, malls are crowded, and couples are just EVERYWHERE. Well, ColourPop Cosmetics is giving us a reason to fall back in love with February with their latest launch: The Love Collection!
The Valentine’s Day themed collection features three new Lippie Stix ($5 each) in Sure Thing, Only You, and I’m Yours, which basically have every nude lippie lover dying. There’s also an awesome new tie-dye pastel pink highlighter called Tough Love ($8), a Mini Lipstick Kit ($18), Pressed Powder Eye Duo Palettes ($10), and a Yes, No, Maybe So Super Shock Shadow Kit ($18) with four pink and burgundy shadows. The collection will also feature brushes! The baby pink and rose gold beauties will cost you $6. Take your pick and snag the Blending Brush, Shader Brush, or the Angled Eyeliner Brush (or just get all three)!
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An Italian Beauty (and the Beast)
First of all, can we just talk about how amazing the trailer for the live action reboot of Beauty and the Beast is? Emma Watson makes the perfect Belle, it’s insane! With that said, some other photos have been making us hum about the tale as old as time - an actual makeup collection inspired by Beauty and the Beast! But is it real? Well, PV girls, we’ve got good news and bad news.
First, the good news is that the collection is 100% REAL! L’Oreal Cosmetics has verified the authenticity of the products, which means we can actually get our hands on these beauties. The bad news is that the entire collection is exclusively available on Amazon Italy only (insert 5,000 sad face emojis). The website does ship worldwide so you could still try your luck at scoring these enchanting lippies with matching polish.
The Color Riche Lipsticks and Color Oil Enamel Polishes have seven shades each and are all inspired by the story’s characters, down to the gorgeous packaging. The entire collection will cost you $97 (and is available for pre-order on the site) while individual lippies are $11 each and the nail polishes are at $8 each. If you have any friends or family in Italy, please get in touch with me in the comments section!
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Sneak Your Way Into Their Heart
Looking for a unique and practical V-day gift for your significant other? If they're The One you see yourself going places with, a pair of customized sneakers will carry your message across! Give them Keds that are specially illustrated by top female visual artists Paola Esteron, Anina Rubio, and Geli Balcuz. Find out how over at the Keds Facebook page or @kedsph on Instagram.
If you want to pick your design or want to be matchy-matchy, you can head over to to the Keds Glorietta 3 branch on February 12, from 11am to 2pm, to have Paola Esteron customize your sneaks. Plus, you can get a 10% discount for your purchases!
Au Revoir, Lancôme
I know, I know: we’re all still trying to get over the fact that Shu Uemura is leaving the country very soon and sadly, another amazing brand is following in its footsteps. The L’Oreal Group has just confirmed that the French brand will be pulling out of the country some time this year. Lancôme stores have already stopped replenishing stocks of their cult favorites, so if you’ve got an HG there, better hoard while you still can. Despite the recent buzz of the brand’s revolutionary customizable foundation, L’Oreal has decided to go ahead with the pull out. The exit of these brands do have us hoping that it leaves room for newer names to enter the country. L’Oreal did purchase brands like IT Cosmetics, YSL Beauty, and Urban Decay, so here’s hoping that we have better news to look forward to!
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