Beauty News Roundup: Bridal couture polish, an outrageous lippie top coat, and the #BandofBabes Movement
Happy Women’s Month, ladies! Let’s continue to celebrate our fabulous selves, not just this month but every single day. In line with that, this week’s roundup has a lot of fun, flirty, and 100% girl-approved goodies. From the latest #SquadGoals for your group of besties, to finding the perfect polish for your big day, we’ve got new launches and teases that will make you a proud member of the fairer sex.
Woman can and women will
Belle De Jour is more than just a planner company. They believe that women must be empowered to become a catalyst for change, and has hosted many, many events through the years to teach us important life skills and provide encouragement. This month, BDJ is holding their biggest event to date: the BDJ Women's Summit! Hear inspiring women speak about their advocacies and share their amazing stories. The key note speaker is no less than Vice President Leni Robredo. Don't miss it! The Women's Summit will be on March 25, Saturday, in SM Aura Samsung Hall. Tickets are P700 and may be purchased here.
It’s Just So Over The Top (Coats)
Since the release of the Too Faced Unicorn lipstick, we’ve been on the hunt for the next magical makeup concoction (say that fast five times). Our quest has been rewarded: Urban Decay has finally dropped what looks to be a game changer for all our lipsticks - the Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoats ($18)! It’s a totally new product that has the ability to transform the color of your lippie into a vibrant, holographic pout. Promising to be longwearing and water-resistant, the gel-cream formula contains marine collagen to make it comfortable on the lips and will be available in 12 shades.
The shades include 3rd Degree (gold glitter), Fever (rose gold), Bruja (dark berry), Circuit (emerald green), Copycat (rich pink), Litter (white glitter), Monarchy (royal blue), Regulate (purple), Reverb (purple with pink glitter), Ritual (blue gray), Seether (orange red), and White Lie (white with blue glitter). The Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoats are set to be released on March 23 on the Urban Decay site and at Sephora on March 31. Anyone else excited to look like a unicorn?!
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Please Send Nudes!
There’s nothing better than a flawless complexion complimented by a gorgeous glow, and that’s exactly what Nudestix is sending our way. The makeup stick company, best known for their tin packaging and all-purpose pencils, is bringing us their take on the highlighter. Adorably called the Nudies All Over Face Color ($30), these are matte, water-resistant pigment sticks perfect for every skin tone and every purpose. Designed to be used as a contour, blush, and even cream shadow, these sticks will be perfect for the traveling in the summer! Choose from the shades Bare Back (pink nude), In the Nude (warm nude), Naughty N’ Spice (dusty rose), Bondi Bae (sand nude), and Deep Maple Eh (deep brown).
Aside from these matte hues, they’ve also released the Bronze + Glow hues ($30), which look similar but are a far cry from being matte. These sticks will help you achieve that “just hit the beach” glow, even if you aren’t able to get away from the city. Available in Illumi-Naughty (purple pearl), Hey, Honey (gold), and Brown Sugar, Baby (deeper bronze), these balm-like formulas have a blending brush on the other end so you don’t have to pack an extra tool or worry about getting product on your fingers. Grab one (or all) of these sticks over at Sephora!
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ColourPop and You...Tube
Get ready to binge watch a new YouTube channel because ColourPop Cosmetics has entered the realm of tutorials, reviews, and online videos (YASSS!) The brand’s YouTube channel offers vlogs, new product launches (and announcements), and even Q&As! Even though the channel has been around for a while now, their latest video, which is hosted by the brand’s marketing managers Jordan Wynn and Sharon Pak, offers an insider’s look into their latest baby: the reformulated Crème Lippie Stix. We hope this means more videos in the future that will help us get a better look at products we’re excited about! or want to try. Go on and hit that subscribe button!
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Say “I Do” with Essie
If your social media feeds have been filling up with proposals, pre-nup shoots and weddings, you’re not the only one who’s taken note. Essie has set out to make “putting a ring on it” that much more special. The nail polish brand has brought out the Essie Bridal 2017 Gel Couture Collection, a set of 6 polishes co-created by the one and only Monique Lhuillier! The shades include Lace to the Alter (soft ivory), Dress is More (creamy pinkish white), Blush-worthy (peony pink), Sage You Love Me (dusty gray), To Have & To Gold (vintage gold), and Berry In Love (deep berry). Whether you’re actually getting married, a member of the entourage, or just a big fan of pretty polishes, these gorgeous hues are definitely something to be excited about. The collection also marks the brand’s first ever designer collaboration and they couldn’t have made a better choice. Set to launch on April 18, you can grab a bottle for just $11.50.
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All That Glitters is Goth
Instead of going on the same route as everyone else in the Unicorn Lipstick front, Estée Lauder has decided to wow us with something super unusual for them- gothic inspired lipsticks! The new Pure Color Love lipstick collection has three game-changer shades for your pout. Retailing at $22, there’s Moon Rock (sparkling navy), Nova Noir (shimmery purple), and Pocket Venus (ruby red). They’re dark, dramatic, and oh-so-sparkly! We’re definitely intrigued by this new direction!
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When it comes to selecting an influencer or ambassador, brands need to make sure they get a star that not only reflects their brand’s image but is a positive influence on their target markets. Leave it to Buxom Cosmetics to get today’s “bad gal” as their newest face for their #BandofBabes campaign: actress Bella Thorne. The gorgeous redhead will lead the influencer strategy as the “Queen Babe” and will be endorsing products like their iconic Full-On Lip Polish and Lash Mascara, as well as the new PlumpLine Lip Liner. The movement is about being sexy and feeling confident in your own skin, and Bella will be joined by Ashely Benson for this kickass campaign.
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