Beauty Roundup: K-Beauty starter kits, Aaliyah x MAC, and an in-demand mascara

This is no April Fools’ joke, PV girls. This week’s roundup has got the scoop on all things beauty and it’s insanely good! From Too Faced’s epic summer-appropriate sexy kit, to BLK Cosmetics going for hallyu glam, we’ve got kits, new-ins, and a Hollywood celebrity who’s jumping on that beauty bandwagon and possibly coming out with her own makeup line! Excited? I know we are! 

Image via Pop Sugar

Image via Pop Sugar

Peach Perfect

It should come as no surprise to all you beauty lovers that Too Faced Cosmetics is a pro at coming out with the most colorful, creative, and downright shocking collections and lines. And with summer informing the current aesthetic, their newest addition couldn’t have been released more perfectly. To further fuel our peach obsession, the brand has launched the Sex on the Peach kit (I know, we don’t feel the name too much either) and it looks pretty darn awesome. For just $45, you get four of Too Faced’s best selling products: a full-size tube of the Better Than Sex Mascara, the Peach Perfect Setting Powder, the Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray, and a mini of the Primed & Peachy Primer! Obviously just the thing to pack into your travel bag for Instagram-able selfies without the bulk. Shop the kit here.

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Image via facebook.com/lorealparisphilippines

Luscious Lashes

It’s finally here! The highly raved about mascara from L’Oreal is now available here in the Philippines! Loved by both magazine editors and online beauty gurus, the L’Oreal Lash Paradise helps you achieve lush lashes with a feathery effect. It promises to separate, volumize and hold your fringe with a 24-hour waterproof formula, and you can now snag this mascara for just P500! Find it in all L’Oreal counters and on Lazada.

Korean Craze

Who doesn’t love ombre lips and that fresh, dewy, glass-like skin? Koreans have managed to master the effortlessly youthful look, and we can’t help but want a piece of it! That's why BLK Cosmetics has decided to #bless us with three starter kits designed to help us achieve that Korean Craze Beauty Look. For just P997 each, the limited edition K-Beauty Starter kits contain the BB+CC Cream Stick, the All-Day Lip and Cheek Water Tint, and the Intense Color Liquid Eyeshadow. You can choose from the kit themes Korean Peach, Dewy Doll, and Cutie Pink! We'll be sharing reviews on these soon but if you can't wait, you can already shop the BLK starter kits from their counters and on Lazada.

Image via Glamour

Image via Glamour

The Sweet (And Glamorous) Escape

Well, she certainly ain’t no hollaback girl! Remember when we broke the news on Serena Williams possibly starting her own makeup line? Well, we’ve got the scoop on the latest celebrity jumping on that cosmetic bandwagon and we have to admit, it’s pretty exciting! Known for her signature platinum blonde hair and vibrant red lips, Gwen Stefani is the latest celeb to put down a patent for something that resembles makeup and beauty. As per TMZ, the singer laid down patents for P8NT, P8NT Cosmetics, P8NT Beauty, and P8NT by Gwen Stefani. Based on the patent, the lines will include products like lipsticks, liners, moisturizers, powders, oils, sunscreens, and more! Although Gwen has already had successful collabs with brands like Urban Decay and her very own L.A.M.B., this will be the star’s first foray into the world of makeup via her own company. We’re excited to see if she’ll bring out a signature red lippie!

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Image via BeautyMNL

Image via BeautyMNL

Get On The List!

Top online shopping destination BeautyMNL has announced that they’re bringing in the newest product addition to everyone's fave K-beauty skincare brand: the CosRX Two in One Poreless Power Liquid (P990)! It's a gentle BHA formulated with tannins to clear out congestion and minimize the appearance of pores. The liquid was launched just last April 7 and sold out in just a few hours of pre-selling, but you can opt to get waitlisted on BeautyMNL. Missed getting your hands on this? PV's managing editor Den has been testing the toner and will be sharing her review soon!

Images via In Style

Images via In Style

Rock The Boat

After months of teasers, we finally get a sneak peek of the MAC x Aaliyah Collection! Set to hit stores this summer, the collection is inspired by the late singer’s style, music, and beauty philosophy. So far, we've spotted two products to look forward to. The first is a 9-pan eyeshadow palette that includes browns, golds, and a beautiful deep violet, with matte and shimmer finishes. Meanwhile, the other has the internet buzzing with excitement because it looks like we’ll be getting the perfect nude lippie in this collection! The bullet has a warm-nude shade and a matte finish that has ogling. No word yet on product names or prices but we can expect to get our hands on the Aaliyah collection online in June 20 and in stores June 21!

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