Beauty Roundup: Rockstar liners, double duty foundations, and Revlon's new face

Just like that, the first two weeks of 2018 have already passed! We’re hoping that your year is off to a good start but just in case you need a quick pick-me-up, this week’s roundup has got a bit of everything for you. From Avon’s grandest sale in 40 years (crazy, I know!) to Kat Von D’s latest music collab, these news bits are just as exciting as the fireworks you lit for the new year. Pat McGrath’s also got a luxurious new lip product, and you can have the opportunity to make beauty your business. And that's just as well because Tom Ford Beauty is bringing in something sensual this February! 

Image via Avon Philippines

Image via Avon Philippines

Fabulous at 40

Congratulations are in order! One of our favorite brands, Avon, is celebrating their ruby anniversary here in the Philippines! It’s been an amazing 40 years of functionality, fun, and fabulousness with a brand that aims to help Filipinas all around the country become the best version of themselves. In line with this grand milestone, Avon is treating its customers to a HUGE sale! Get up to 50% off Avon True Color, Simply Pretty, Avon Care, Avon Naturals Body Care, and Avon fragrances. You can also avail of the Buy 1, Get 1 Free deal for Avon Care Baby, Avon Care, Avon Skin So Soft, and Avon Feelin' Fresh products. Shop the entire sale selection here. Happy Anniversary, Avon!

Image via Pink Sugar

Image via Pink Sugar

New Year, New (Beauty) Venture

Are you looking for something new to do this 2018? Something exciting, different, and challenging? How about sinking your teeth into the beauty world? Pink Sugar Cosmetics recently announced that they are launching their Partner Distributor and Reseller Program! Aside from being available in select SM Beauty Department, Watsons, and Landmark branches, the proudly Filipino brand is looking to tap its customers to join in on the fun. For more information, just send a message to Pink Sugar on Facebook or email them at info@mvalor.com.

Image via Instagram user @alexachung

Image via Instagram user @alexachung

Alexa Chung for L’Oreal

The New Year always brings with it new beginnings. From gym memberships to travel bucket lists, everyone loves a good change for the new year - and changing one’s hair is a pretty fun option! It’s also an exciting time for the beauty world as more and more of today’s fashion It girls are landing big deals.

Recently, fashion blogger veteran and style icon Alexa Chung became the latest beauty to land a deal with coveted brand L’Oreal. The model and social media star is the brand’s newest face for their L’Oreal Profesionnel Hair Care line. Known for her edgy brown bob and carefree style, Chung is the perfect muse for the #ParisianNudes Collection, which, according to L’Oreal is “a very new multi-tonal technique for unique Parisian style nude hair color.” And since Alexa admits that she pretends to be French a lot, this is the perfect fit. We’re honestly loving this entire campaign!

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Images via Instagram user @katvondbeauty

Images via Instagram user @katvondbeauty

Wake Me Up, When This Liner’s Here

Okay, that's not the best word play on the super popular lyrics but there’s a seriously kickass collaboration that’s coming our way very soon! Tattoo maven Kat Von D is launching a very special eyeliner with the band Green Day! Yes, our favorite punk-emo-pop band (which also sported some eyeliner back in the day) and Kat Von D Beauty are releasing a retractable liner with a built-in sharpener. Promising to be long-wear but still smudgable, this liner will definitely help you achieve that “liner smoky eye” without it traveling all over your face. Aptly named after Green Day’s 1994 hit, the Basket Case Anti-Precision Liner ($19) has already at KVD's website and is available in a shade called Insomniac Black.

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Image via Fashionista

It’s the Balm!

We’re not even going to pretend that we’re not excited about the latest development at the Pat McGrath Labs! The veteran makeup artist has decided to come out with something that’s going to help keep our lips smooth, healthy, and hydrated! Aimed to repair, restore and replenish lips, the Lip Fetish is a super luxe lip balm with a dewy, luminous finish. Whether used as a primer before your lippie or as a night time treatment, the balm pampers your pout with with anti-aging and antioxidant properties. And did we mention that it's encased in a gorgeous white and gold bullet case? Retailing for a whopping $34, you can grab your own Lip Fetish on the Pat McGrath website here.

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Oh My Glossier!

The minimalist and chic brainchild of Emily Weiss is apparently coming out with more products this 2018, and one of them is going to be a Liquid Exfoliator! As per Hypebae, the liquid exfoliator will be called Solution and uses safe skincare acids to control acne, retexturize skin, and brighten the complexion. Solution is currently being tested by gTeam member Manouska Jeantus, who has been noting her skincare journey down in blog posts. No word yet on the price or packaging but knowing Glossier, it’s going to be pink, cute, and possibly mega amazing! 

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Images via Fragrantica

Images via Fragrantica

A New Love This (FORD)bruary

Love month is just around the corner and with it comes all the usual chocolates, cards, and flowers. Valentine’s Day is a day that aims to celebrate love, making each and every one of us feel “extra special.” Well, Tom Ford Beauty has definitely got something luxe and incredibly divine to spoil your special someone (or yourself) with! The luxury brand is launching their Private Blend Vanille Fatale perfume, a deep, rich, spicy and musky scent that is sure to stir up the senses and ignite the passion! Coming to the Tom Ford Beauty store in Rustan’s Makati, the 50mL bottle will retail for P12,600, the 100mL bottle for P17,000, and the special 250mL decanter will retail for P28,900.

Images via Tarte Cosmetics

Images via Tarte Cosmetics

Shape, Tape, and Roll

When it comes to simple, “must-have” launches, Tarte Cosmetics has a brilliant way of making us want whatever it is they’re selling. Following the success of their Double Duty Shape Tape Concealer ($27), which promises to not only bring amazing coverage but be creaseless, fans can now expect something a lot more heavy duty and full face! The brand recently came out with a palette, plus a matching foundation!

Image via Tarte Cosmetics

Image via Tarte Cosmetics

The Shape Your Money Maker Eye and Cheek Palette ($32) will feature a bunch of powders for bronzing and highlighting (Slim and Flex), three shimmer shadows (Cut, Snatched, and Toned Up), and three matte shadows (Trainer, Cardio, and Reps). All of the powders are of course formulated with their longwear Amazonian Clay formula, making them smooth, buttery and pigmented. Meanwhile, the much-awaited Shape Tape Foundation ($39) drops on January 15! It will be available in both Matte and Hydrating finishes in an impressive 15-shade color range. Shop these new releases here.

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Our Kind of Gal

It’s been a couple of months since Wonder Woman hit cinemas and touched our hearts. From the brilliant cinematography to the intense fight scenes, it was truly a film that inspired and empowered women to believe in themselves and in their strengths. Lead star Gal Gadot became an international symbol for women to push themselves and #LiveBoldly, which is why Revlon has just announced that the Israeli beauty is their newest ambassador for their makeup! Gal will be campaigning for the cosmetics brand to encourage women to express themselves with passion, optimism, strength, and style. We'll definitely be watching this real-life wonder woman for inspiration and following her campaign here.

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