Beauty Roundup: Highlights from the Oscars (literally), new Benefit drops, and a sale for the season
Oh hello there, March! And just like that, summer is officially upon us. The weather’s gotten warmer, the sun is shining brighter, and the sales and launches are even hotter! From an epic summer sale of your fave drugstore products to a well-loved brand branching out into skincare (YASSSS), this week’s roundup will get your heart pumping!
The Great (Summer) Escape
While we got to enjoy a bit of sweater weather last month, it’s back to lots of sunshine and higher temps this March. No need to worry about your makeup melting off, though. The Great L’Oreal Summer Sale is offering up to 50% off their products, including selected items from their #NeverFail Infallible makeup line! Get the perfect summer buddies like the 16HR Pro-Matte Powder for only P300 and the Infallible Pro-Setting Spray for just P250. The sale lasts until April 2 but why risk missing out on stocks? Head to your nearest L’Oreal counter and shop, shop, shop! Find the full list of sale products here.
We’re still on Cloud 9!
The 2017 Oscars proved to be a most memorable award season (see Miss Universe 2015 final results for reference). We still can’t get over Emma Stone winning and Viola Davis’s epic speech! Also important: the red carpet was filled with some winning makeup looks from our favorite stars. It may not be immediately apparent what Taraji P Henson, Chrissy Teigen, and Reese Witherspoon have in common so here’s a clue: they all had the same blush!
Glossier decided to tease their newest product in the most epic way – at the Academy Awards! Tons of celebrities rocked their new Cloud Paint Blush ($25), a gel-cream blush that’s easy applied with the fingers and gives the most natural flush. It’s available in four shades (a coral shade called Beam, a bronze brown called Dusk, a pink called Puff and a berry called Haze) which were inspired by the New York sunset. The Cloud Paint blushes are already available on the Glossier site!
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If you’ve been saving up for Benefit’s Hoola Lite bronzer, you may want to extend your budget for these new arrivals! The adorably packaged cosmetics brand has brought out yet another set of amazing products that we can’t wait to get our hands on: highlighters! Dandelion Twinkle ($29) is the sparkly sister of the cult classic Dandelion blush. This warm peach highlighter has a pearl finish for getting a warm luminous glow. Non-powder fans can also opt for Dandelion Dew ($28), a soft pink liquid blush that suits all skin tones, and is both buildable and easy to blend. Lastly, the Dandelion Shy Beam ($26), which is a concentrated matte highlighter, provides solution for those who prefer a shimmer-less glow. The Dandelion products are currently available on Sephora.com and should be landing in Benefit stores very soon!
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Like Second Skin
As if we didn’t have enough eye shadow palettes to pine for, MAC Cosmetics has just teased every neutral eye shadow lover’s dream. The 15-shadow In The Flesh palette includes every neutral shade you could ever want: from peaches to soft browns and taupes, with a stunning collection of mattes and shimmers. 13 of the 15 shadows are limited edition, including a 2004 favorite called Beaded, which us a frosty warm gold. Valued at $240, the palette will only set you back $65! You can shop the palette on the MAC website and keep checking MAC stores for its PH release!
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No Other Liner MATTErs
When it comes to long lasting, ultra black liner, Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner is a consistent top contender among makeup lovers. Not one to rest on her laurels, Kat has been working on giving this crowd fave an awesome upgrade with an ultra matte formula! Despite the original already being quite matte, this new formulation makes the liner look like an actual tattoo when applied. We’re already excited to test out the Kat Von D Super Matte Tattoo Liner but there’s no word yet on the release date. We’ll be eyeing this new liner for a longer lasting finish!
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Off To Rehab
It’s very exciting and scary when a popular makeup brand decides to branch out into skincare - it would be a treat to continue supporting a brand you already love but it’s tempting to set extremely high and unrealistic expectations. This is exactly how we felt when Urban Decay announced that they are coming out with their own skincare line! Aptly called Rehab Makeup Prep (how very UD), the collection consists of several products that promise to scrub, cleanse, revitalize, and hydrate your skin. So far, they’ve teased six products to add to your skincare regimen. The Rehab Makeup Prep Hot Springs Hydrating Gel moisturizes and balances the skin’s pH using water from an actual hot spring (!!!) and the Rehab Makeup Prep Pretty Gritty Skin Polish uses vitamin C and rosehip seed for exfoliation.
The Rehab Makeup Prep Oxygenated Bubble Mask foams up and leaves your face clean and hydrated after it washes off, while the Rehab Makeup Prep Pore Refining Peel Off Mask helps clear breakouts and control oiliness. The Rehab Makeup Prep Lip Love moisturizes your lips with coconut oil and shea butter, and the Rehab Makeup Prep Moisture Layer Eye Roller dispenses moisture while gently massaging the eye area.
As if that wasn’t enough to excite us, Urban Decay is also bringing out the Meltdown Makeup Remover, a revolutionary way to remove your makeup. It’s available in both balm stick and spray form, which should make cleaning up a lot easier!
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