Beauty Roundup: A new face for Neutrogena, another purrfect collection, and the world’s prettiest highlighter
Did you feel the love in the air this Valentine’s? Well, you certainly will when you see this week’s beauty roundup! From a timeless Hollywood actress looking absolutely fresh-faced for her newest endorsement, to an iconic animated character getting her own lipstick, these stories are going to have you swooning!
You wouldn’t believe that she’s 49
Celebrities have always been a popular option for endorsing beauty products and this case is no exception. What we do love is that Neutrogena’s latest face perfectly reflects the brand’s own timelessness and reliable performance. Exuding class and a flawless look, Nicole Kidman now joins fellow brand ambassadors Kerry Washington, Jennifer Garner, Kristen Bell, and Hayden Panettiere as Neutrogena’s newest endorser! Kidman says that the key to her amazing skin is really down to three letters: SPF. Her first Neutrogena commercial will air at the 2017 Oscar Awards, and we honestly look forward to seeing what this partnership means for the brand!
Full story on Elle
Another bit of sad news, PV Girls: it looks like L’Oreal is looking to cut yet another favorite from their beauty portfolio. The cosmetics giant has confirmed that they aim to sell The Body Shop chain, which they acquired in 2006. The brand is known for using all- natural ingredients and tying up with environmental advocacies but L’Oreal has disclosed that the cut will give the brand better opportunities to continue to fully develop as a company. No word yet if this sale will mean yet another pull out in the Philippines – please, God, no! We’ve known (and loved) TBS since forever!
Full story on BBC
Add a spring to your step
We may not actually have this season here in the tropics but Althea Philippines is making us feel the gorgeously pastel season of spring! Our fave online K-beauty source is offering an additional 10% discount code on Spring collection products, which means you can get more stuff for less! I’m definitely eyeing the Missha x Frida Kahlo foundation compact (P900), The Banila Co. Prime Primer Blur (P1,060), and the Peripera Ink Moist (P430) – has anyone tried these yet? The discount only applies while stocks last, so better start filling that cart, girls!
Remember when we totally freaked out about Katy Perry’s Collection with Cover Girl Cosmetics? Well, the Pop Kitty Cat is launching yet another amazing collection with the brand, and it’s got our inner mermaids flailing with excitement! The new collection, which is set to debut some time in the coming months, is inspired by the ethereal and colorful vibes of the mythical creatures that the singer is a big fan of. The lineup includes four new eyeliners, four new lipstick shades, and two shadow-highlighter duos!
Adorably called the Katy Kat Pearl Collection, the dual-ended Katy Kat Eyeliners ($8) include a smudger tip to soften the edges of green, black, metallic black, and white liners. The Katy Kat Pearl Lipsticks ($8) are a set of magnificently pastel pearl shades like Blue-tiful Kitty (baby blue), Purrty in Pink (baby pink), REDdy to Pounce (true red), and Apricat (coral orange). What looks to be the game-changer for the collection is the Katy Kat Pearl Shadow + Highlighter ($8), a cream shadow that doubles up as the perfect metallic color on the lids and for popping a highlight on the cheeks! It comes in Tiger’s Eye (champagne) and Tiger Rose (rose gold). Is anyone else freaking out?!
Full story on PopSugar
Ruby Who? It's Betty Boop!
Oh. Em. Gee. Step aside Ruby, Betty is in town! MAC Cosmetics has just made an announcement that has all us red lippie gals bubbling with excitement – they’re coming out with a new red lipstick inspired by one of the sexiest cartoons ever, Betty Boop! Although Ruby Woo is a cult classic and constant staple in many a ladies’ purse, MAC has decided to take the red lip game a step further by bringing in the MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick. The bright cherry red lipstick promises to be flattering on all skin tones, and was released on the MAC website for $17 on V-day. I personally cannot wait to get my hands (or should I say lips) on this gorgeous beauty!
Full story on Allure
The prettiest highlighter we ever did see
This rose is pink / violets are blue / I want this highlighter / and you will, too! Lancôme’s latest creation, the La Rose a Poudrer, is hands-down the most ridiculously gorgeous highlighter in the world. Undoubtedly the star of their limited edition Absolutely Rose collection, the perfection that is this product has made us weak in the knees. Priced at $60, the powder highlighter is cleverly packaged in between those silky petals and is said to give a “lit from within” glow in a single swipe! Lancôme’s spring collection also features a cotton candy pink shadow and lip palette ($50), and a pearlescent white eyeliner ($26). I’m not personally fond of roses but this beauty would make for an even more memorable farewell purchase from Lancôme.
As you guys may know, Lancôme is pulling out, but it's pretty easy to order abroad depending on how badly you want it.
Full story on Refinery29
Pillowy soft and powdery smooth
If matte lipsticks squeeze the moisture out of your pout and leave them feeling suffocated by a heavy formula, Maybelline Philippines may just have the solution. The brand is offering a special discount on their revolutionary Powder Matte lippies! Get P100 off from February 17 to 19 exclusively at Watsons stores nationwide, and test out Maybelline’s most lightweight lipstick formula for just P199. There are 15 shades available and the nudes look really promising. Are you hoarding? Which shades will you be getting?
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