Beauty Roundup: Bye, Bobbi, a cool makeup pen, and Sigma in Beauty Bar
Happy holidays, ladies! Let's dive straight to our weekly update. This week brought shocking news of a beauty mogul leaving her eponymous brand as well as an exciting story of another embarking on a new venture. There’s new products to be had for sure, including some that you can finally get from your favorite beauty source! Check out these juicy updates while waiting out your Christmas food coma.
Bobbi Brown is leaving Bobbi Brown
After 25 years, Bobbi Brown is leaving her makeup brand by the end of 2016. Considering how she redefined the makeup culture by advocating its use for enhancing one’s beauty and creating the perfect products to achieve that signature natural glow, it’s hard to imagine Bobbi Brown the brand without Bobbi! She is expected to reveal her future plans by 2017 though, so we’re hoping to hear about her getting on a new beauty or lifestyle project. Meanwhile, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics will continue to be overseen by Global Brand President Peter Lichtenthal.
Michelle’s new (ad)venture
From Youtube to Ipsy to em cosmetics, beauty guru Michelle Phan is continuing to keep herself busy with a break from her usual beauty projects. She recently finished the first season of her first webcomic Helios: Femina, a fantasy storyline featuring a young woman in a dystopian world. The best part: it’s available online for free! It’s just the thing to add to your holiday reading list, and the art is stunning. After finishing the first installment, we’re pretty eager to see what’s in store for Rhea, the heroine of the story, as it ended with a compelling cliffhanger!
Back to school with Clarins
Remember when we used to feel like the coolest kid in class because we had a pen that could write in five different colors? You can now relive those days with a grownup, makeup version in Clarins’ newest limited edition multi-tasker. The 4-Colour-All-in-One Pen contains a neutral lip liner and three eyeliners in black, brown, and royal blue. Pegged at $30, it seems like a great deal considering you’d be getting essentially four products. Plus, we imagine it’ll save so much space in our kits! The pen officially launches on January 4, 2017.
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Sigma is now in Beauty Bar!
New year, new brushes! And we know just where to go: Sigma has finally landed on PH shores! The popular brush brand was recently spotted by beauty blogger Martha Sta. Barbara being sold inside Beauty Bar although an official launch has yet to be held. We’re already plenty excited though, and already planning for which brushes we want to get!
Using oil as a primer?
A new addition to the MAC Prep + Prime collection will be released post-Christmas, and you heard it right: it’s a bottle of oil primer. Does that sound crazy? Well, MAC has devised a way to make makeup cling to essential oils, thus creating a new skincare-makeup hybrid that gives skin a gorgeous glow inside and out.
You’ll have options, too. The Prep + Prime Essential Oils will come in three different scents: Grapefruit & Chamomile, Sweet Orange & Lavender, and Yuzu. The blend of citrus and calming scents are certainly most intriguing! MAC will also release the oil primers in stick form for quick touch-ups and easier portability. No word yet when it will be available in the PH, and we’re curious to see how these products will actually perform.
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Chocolate brow-nies you’ll want to hoard
We never expected for these two of our favorite things to ever come together but Kilay has met Chocolate! As the perfect companion to their best-selling Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow collection, Too Faced has developed brow products that contain the unique pigment source. The Chocolate Brow-nie pencils are infused with actual cocoa powder and smell just like freshly-baked brownies! They’re retractable, have a spoolie on one end, come in four shades, and are said to last for 12 hours. Well, sign us up! They are currently available for $23 on HSN.com.
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