Beauty Roundup: Olive Young in PH? COSRX, and Pretty Little (Liar) Palettes!
If you still aren’t all shopped out, we’re bringing you more beauty goodies to be excited about and to add to your Christmas wishlists! From a rumored new franchise, fun gift treats, smashingly gorgeous eyeshadow palettes, and the possible creation of Kylie Jenner highlighters, this week’s roundup has everything you need to know about the latest in beauty. Let’s dive in!
We've been hearing whisperings lately about a new Korean beauty franchise coming to the Philippines. If you've been to South Korea, you may have visited Olive Young at least once! It's like Watsons, but with even more beauty choices. According to our sources, it will come in first or second quarter of 2017. We can't wait to shop there!
We love one-stop stores for beauty, especially if they’re online, and even more so when they offer special perks! Beauty Bar’s online shop is holding a cute little holiday gift exchange called the Beauty Booties, and you won’t want to miss out on these special goodie bags. A purchase worth at least P5,000 gets you a ton of even more beauty treats that include TheBalm Instain Blush, Nuxe beauty oil, Burt’s Bees lip balm, and a glam pair of falsies! It’s the perfect treat for yourself after buying gifts for everyone else, so head on over to Beauty Bar ASAP!
Cos(RX) we can
We’ve been stalking one of our favorite online stores since we heard about the Powerpuff Girls makeup collab, and now we have yet another reason to shop at Althea! Cult skin care favorite CosRX is the newest brand addition to this K-beauty haven, so you can now stock up on bestsellers like the One Step Pimple Clear Pads, the Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask, and the Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence. Plus, Althea is treating beauty lovers to an extra 20% off on CosRX products to celebrate the brand’s arrival!
Face full of food challenge?!
Think you’ve seen it all when it comes to beauty? We’ve seen the ‘Not My Hands’ challenge, the ‘Full Face of Liquid Lipsticks’ challenge, and even the different versions of the ‘Hundred Layers’ challenge that we’ve stopped squirming in our seats even after “challengers” apply yet another layer of mascara. But apparently, these memes have nothing on the newest trend to go viral online: the Face Full of Food Challenge!
Self-taught makeup artist Raychel Newton’s crazy challenge is just the thing for makeup lovers slash food fanatics, and the result is actually quite stunning. Apparently, you can look this good after applying cocoa powder, flour, gelatine, and a Snickers bar to your face! If you do decide to try it out, please don’t do it at a buffet and do tag us in your selfie. ;)
Pretty little palettes
Attention: Pretty Little Liars fans! The show may be over but we’ve got great news worth getting excited about. Show star Shay Mitchell (who is Filipino-American, btw) is releasing her very own collaboration with Smashbox! YASSS QUEEN!
The actress, model, Instagram Queen and Youtuber is set to release seven new eyeshadow palettes for a limited edition collection called Cover Shot: Eye Palettes. Save for the Matte palette, each one will have a good mix of shimmers, glitters, and matte shades that are perfect for any look. There’s a palette for everyone: Ablaze (perfect warm/burgundy), Bold (bright rainbow colors), Golden Hour (autumnal and purple hues), Matte (cool toned mattes), Metallic (gorgeous shimmery shades), Smokey (the perfect holiday palette complete with a gorgeous Emerald Green), and Softlight (baby pinks and light hues). The palettes will be retailing for $29 each and only available online at Sephora.
Full story on PopSugar
Highlight on fleek
If you’re still gushing over the new limited edition release of Kylie’s makeup brushes, we gotta tell you that there’s something else to make the Kardashian-Jenner fan in you squeal with joy! Teen Vogue has just made an amazing discovery: Kylie Jenner might just be expanding her makeup empire to include a new product. As per Teen Vogue research, a trademark was filed last June for something called Kylighter, which will cover both “face and body highlighters” as well as accompanying brushes. With her growing fashion line and flagship store nearing completion, Kylie is clearly serious about cementing her name in the industry. We’re definitely eager to see her take on a highlighter kit!
Full story on Teen Vogue
Have a great weekend, ladies! Have you got any news to share?