Beauty Roundup: A new beauty lawsuit, Michelle Phan's return, & more Sailor Moon makeup!
With our 9th anniversary all done, we’re looking forward to a restful Holy Week and a quick vacay. Meanwhile, the beauty world has been anything but chill - we’re watching the drama unfold over an (alleged) copycatting of brand logos, swooning over the gorgeousness of chrome manicures, and hyperventilating over the makeup that promises to keep our faces fresh through this hot hot summer!
Serving the shady
Remember when Kat Von D spoke out about that whole Palette Dupe fiasco? Well, it looks like there’s another copycat going around the makeup world, and this might actually shock you! Black Moon Cosmetics is looking to file a lawsuit against Jeffree Star and Manny MUA for blatantly copying their brand logo and causing major confusion among their customers. Apparently the logo for the much-awaited Jeffree Star x Manny MUA collaboration set looks similar to the logo of Black Moon cosmetics: a holographic crescent moon against stark black packaging.
Black Moon claims that in a series of Instagram DMs, Manny MUA praised the brands logo and design before “stealing” it for his own collaboration with Makeup Geek. The cosmetics brand is looking to sue for damages, lawyer fees, and overall customer sales confusion as YouTube star “definitely knew what their logo looked like.” What do you girls think? Does this look like a straight-out copy of Black Moon’s logo?
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If you’ve spent countless hours watching tutorials, reviews and hauls on YouTube, then Michelle Phan is no stranger to your subscription box or Instagram feed. Well, the OG YouTuber and makeup guru recently announced something super exciting about her makeup brand EM Cosmetics: they’ve come out with their very own liquid cremes! YASSS! The EM Cosmetics Infinite Lip Clouds ($16) promise to be pigmented, non-drying, long lasting, and super comfortable on the lips. With a vibrant matte finish and velvety texture, these lippies claim to be the perfect shade for every undertone, and without sacrificing color payoff as it wears into a stain throughout the day.
The shades include Crimson Red (true red), Faded Clementine (orange), Muted Mauve (dusky rose), Rose Nude (pinky nude), Spanish Earth (brown), Ultramarine Violet (deep violet), and Violent Magenta (brown maroon). The lippies launch on the EM Cosmetics site on April 17, and you can watch Michelle talk more about the Infinite Lip Clouds here.
As if we needed more adorable makeup from our childhood, Creer Beauty just announced that they’re releasing the Sailor Moon Disguise Pen Makeup Moisture Rouge Senshi Transformation Pens in four new shades! The lightweight, semi-glossy lipsticks are packaged in the cutest pen-like bullets, complete with the adorable gems and Sailor Moon designs. Choose from Mercury (cool toned pinky nude), Jupiter (beigey nude), Mars (glossy red), and Venus (bright orange). The lippies are infused with hyaluronic acid, squalane, macadamia seed oil, and sunflower seed oil, making them super moisturizing on the lips. They retail for ¥3,024 (around $27) and are available for pre-order on Premium Bandai.
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All that MATTErs!
We all love a good filter for that perfect Instagram shot but how awesome would it be to have that perfect filter that gives us flawless looking skin, with zero pores and a glow, despite a matte finish? Well, ladies, Happy Skin Cosmetics has managed to put that perfect filter into two new products! The Matte About You range consists of the Matte Of Your Dreams Oil Control Mattifying Powder In Translucent (P1,299), a finely-milled pressed powder that’s perfect for setting base makeup, touching up throughout the day, and combating shine. Matte About You Pore & Shine Control Primer In Nude (P1,299) is a liquid primer that blurs pores, keeps skin matte but hydrated, and helps makeup to last all day. Both products are currently available for pre-order at the Happy Skin website at very limited quantities so better get clickin'!
Livin’ La Vida Latex
In a world filled with matte lipsticks and anti-shine finishes, one would think that a brand coming out with a high-gloss lippie would be crazy, right? Wrong! Too Faced Cosmetics is again changing the game and offering another product that is sure to sell out and make girls go gaga! The Too Faced Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipstick ($21) offers the most amazing high shine finish, making your lips look wet, luscious, and super bold. Available in 16 shades, these super shine liquid lipsticks will be pigmented, comfortable on the lips, and give you a fun new way to rock a bold lip color. We’re excited to swatch Bite Me (deep maroon), Bye Felicia (bright purple), Strange Love (brown nude), Love You Long Time (hot pink) and, of course, Unicorn Tears (yes, the famous Unicorn lippie will now be available in liquid form!) Set to launch in June, the Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipsticks will be available on the Too Faced website.
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Ciate’s chrome-ing for ya!
Nail trends aren’t anything new in the beauty world. From vibrant reds to crazy cartoons stamped on finger nails, our manis and pedis have somewhat become another accessory to our beauty looks. From the recent rise of acrylic and gel nails, the nail world is about to get another treat, care of Ciate London. The well-loved nail polish brand has just teased what seems to be the most epic and awesome nail polish in the market - Chrome Nails! No, you don’t have to spend a fortune and get fake chrome nails anymore because with just a swipe of a brush, you can now get the most strikingly metallic nails. With no need for powders, preps, or curing lights, this polish took three years to formulate and resembles their “regular” formula. We can’t wait for more details about this revolutionary product!
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