Beauty Roundup: The Happy Skin Brush Cleanser, Colourpop brushes, and a new NYX base

With Christmas just around the corner, all the holiday sets have already been released, snapped up, and (possibly) wiped out. Our beauty-seeking energies are now focused on finding out what exciting things are in store for 2017! We heard about some exciting new releases that are worth checking out, another addition to our list of must-visit beauty stores, and a makeup brush venture that we’re hoping will become a staple. Are you ready for this?

Image via Benefit Cosmetics Philippines

Image via Benefit Cosmetics Philippines

Happy HAUL-idays!

It looks like Santa is granting everyone’s wish lists this year. To celebrate their 5th birthday, Benefit Cosmetics is treating everyone to an amazing sale! Enjoy 20% on ALL Benefit products and start stocking up your staples. Haul enough of your favorite primers, eyebrows, and mattifying sticks to last you the whole of 2017 while racking some major savings. This is only until tomorrow so shop away, loves!

Image via Happy Skin

Image via Happy Skin

Cool, Calm and Clean

Happy Skin has always been about skin-loving cosmetics so it seems only inevitable that they come out with something that all makeup lovers need: a good brush cleaner! The Come Clean Conditioning Brush Cleanser (P499) promises to thoroughly clean your brushes while keeping them soft and in tip-top shape, so you don’t end up applying makeup with unhygienic tools. Infused with aloe vera and disinfecting tea tree oil, you should consider adding this to your makeup vanity to help prevent nasty breakouts. Check out the Happy Skin stores and grab a bottle!

Images via Colourpop Cosmetics

Images via Colourpop Cosmetics

Colour(pop) Me Surprised

Okay, let’s take a moment to first check ourselves (and our wallets). Did you get a chance to avail of the free international shipping of Colourpop Cosmetics a few weeks ago? Well, if that didn’t tickle your fancy, this might. The affordably amazing brand just announced something fantastic: they’ve started making brushes!  

Although the brushes aren’t for sale “ala carte” the brand is having a promo that allows you to receive a FREE BRUSH when you order two eye shadows. Choose between a fluffy blending brush or a precise shader brush, or get four eye shadows to receive both! Now the catch was “while supplies last” but we’re hoping that these rose gold beauties become a mainstay product by next year. To be on the safe side, better put in your orders, quick!

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Image via PopSugar

Not All That Glitters is Gold

Brace yourselves, ladies: there’s a new glitter shadow in town and it’s beyond fabulous! Stila has finally joined the sparkly bandwagon and has come out with shadows that promise to basically turn your eye lids into disco balls! Inspired by the 70’s disco era, the Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye are serum-like shadows that promise a pigmented pearl finish without the sparkly fall out of your usual glitter shadows.

There are 10 shades to choose from, but we’ve got our eye on the Gold Goddess (true gold), Rose Gold Retro, Diamond Dust (true silver), and Molten Midnight (glittery black). A limited edition violet and baby pink shadow will also be released exclusively on Sephora and Ulta! Priced at $24 each, they launch on December 26 on Sephora, and in exclusive retailers on January 7. Who’s ready to get their glitter on?

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Image via Refinery29

Just in the NYX of time

Okay, our title is kinda cheesy but this new product from NYX needs no real introduction. The super affordable and well-loved brand is launching a new line of foundations called the Total Control Drop Foundation. Ingeniously packed with a drop dispenser, you can have total control of coverage, thickness, and finish so your base can be easily customized to your skin’s current needs. And with 24 shades to choose from, this foundation can match a ton of skin tones!

Priced at $14, it is so much cheaper than the other dropper style foundations on the market. NYX will also be releasing a special synthetic curved brush ($14) to buff in the foundation. The Total Control Drop Foundation comes out on December 28, and hopefully it’ll be available in the PH by early 2017!

Full story on Allure

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Image via musingsofamuse.com

The Future is Looking Locked and Bright

Our favorite tattooed makeup maven is back with something that’s definitely going to go straight into our online shopping carts next year. Kat Von D Cosmetics has just teased another exciting addition to her makeup line – the Lock-It Brightening Powders! The complexion brightening powders come in seriously pretty shades like Peach, Petal and Golden (banana shade), which are sure to give you her signature bright under eye flawless look. Set to be released on January 10 on the Sephora website, we’ll be sure to keep our eyes open and our shopping carts at the ready!

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Welcome to Kylie’s Kingdom

It’s finally here! The much awaited, highly anticipated Kylie Cosmetics Pop-Up Store has finally opened in Topanga, California. The lines have been crazy, with people who got in line the night before opening and endured hours-long wait to get in. The shop will be open every day until December 23 so customers can get their hands on whatever Kylie merchandise they want. From every lip kit shade (see that GIANT wall of lip kits?) to her Kylie Shop merchandise, we imagine it’s hard to get out without buying anything. From caps to shirts, and phone cases to calendars, the Kylie Shop is branching out into basically, everything. Kylie has shown herself as a great talent, with the store design, layout, and concept all coming from her. Talk about girl boss!

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