Beauty Roundup: Shu’s last treat, Kylie’s new blushes, a Disney Princess skin elixir, and a makeup loyalty card!
We’re a bag of mixed emotions atm, thanks to this week’s roundup. We’re saying goodbye to a well-loved brand with farewell sale, and welcoming some cheeky additions to our vanities. There’s also that itch to go shopping because a brand has just released their new loyalty card, and a skin serum that promises to give a royal glow has us daydreaming. Get ready to cry, rejoice, and get the strong urge to shop with what we discovered this week!
Shu long, farewell, we’ll miss Shu!
PV girls, this is it: they’re really leaving the Philippines! Shu Uemura posted about their final sale on their official Facebook page and the reality of their departure has fully sunk in. The “Everything Must Go” sale will slash 50% off of their remaining products, giving you the chance to stock up on your favorites or finally try something from the cult Japanese brand, while you still can. From their coveted cleansing oils to their super vibrant shadows, the remaining two branches will be hosting the epic (and super sad) sale. Visit their Rockwell and SM North EDSA branches before the sale ends on March 31 and close their doors forever. I guess this is my last chance to try their Lightbulb Foundation!
Kylie’s Getting Cheeky
Okay, I honestly can’t understand how Kylie Jenner can keep up with her own life. From starring in a 24/7 reality TV show to managing three mansions and a huge makeup empire, this 19-year-old gives me major #underachievervibes considering our age difference! From her Kylighters to her new Velvet Lip Kits, she couldn’t possibly have anything else up her designer-clad sleeve, right? Wrong. Set to launch this March 24, Kylie Cosmetics is bringing in Matte Blushes, and our cheeks are sooo ready.
Available in five shades, you can choose from X Rated (peachy nude), Barely Legal (light warm pink), Virginity (hot fuchsia), Hopeless Romantic (deep red), and Hot and Bothered (coral). The names, particularly Barely Legal, have been getting a lot of controversy and that can put off many of us from supporting this line. All the same, it will still probably do well in terms of sales.
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These Girls Are Loyal
If shopping is your favorite sport, you probably have at least one loyalty card in your wallet. Be it for your favorite coffee shop, department store, or bookstore, the perks and points become quite fun to collect. Fortunately for beauty lovers (especially those looking to justify their purchases!), Maybelline Philippines has come out with their very own Maybelline Loyalty Card! A minimum of P600 entitles you to a sticker, and you’ll receive an exclusive gift for every 5th, 10th and 15th sticker you’ve collected! Gifts will be given out starting April 1, 2017 and the card is valid until March 31, 2018. That’s one whole year of fun and collecting! Check out where to get a loyalty card here.
A Beauty That Isn’t Just Found Within
It looks like Beauty and the Beast fever is going to be with us for a while! After the amazing live-action reboot of the Disney classic, loads of brands jumped on the Belle and Beast bandwagon and came out with some of the most amazing products. From an entire makeup collection to gel nails and nail wraps, roses and princesses are going to be a staple in our makeup kits for a while. Well, how about we throw in a bottle of skincare into the mix?
Skin Inc. has just launched their limited edition Beauty and the Beast skin kit ($90)! The price tag is pretty steep for skincare but you’re also getting three classic Skin Inc. serums bottled up into one magical treat. Infused with Vitamin A Serum (to reduce dark circles), Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid (ultimate hydration), and Chlorella (for refining skin texture), this gorgeous elixir promises to give your skin that Disney Princess glow. Besides, how can you resist the gold-flecked bottle and rose-gold pendant packaging? Grab it over at the Skin Inc. website.
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Pat McGrath is Out of this World
Remember when people freaked out over the highly anticipated Pat McGrath glitter lip kits? The high fashion makeup artist has just added an amazing new set of eye shadows that will take your eye look into something otherworldly. Following her work at New York Fashion Week, the statement blue galactic shadows will now be stepping off the runway and into your makeup kits! Dark Star #006 kits ($130) will come in two shades: a blue and a brown kit based on Ultraviolet Blue and Ultrasuede Brown Pigments. Each kit will contain pigments in Astral White, Mercury (beige), and Dark Matter (black) plus a black kohl liner and an eye gloss. What’s an eye gloss, you say? It’s just the thing to transform normal glitter shadow into a galactic levels of awesomeness! Presale will be available on the Pat McGrath website, and the kits are set to launch on April 11.
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It’s a Kat Von Dupe!
Known for making affordable version of high-end makeup brands, Makeup Revolution is currently under fire after the brand was accused of blatantly plagiarizing Kat Von D’s Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette. The tattoo artist-slash-makeup maven wasn’t having any of it and took to Instagram to post a side-by-side picture of both palettes. The dupe palette is called the Makeup Revolution Ultra Eye Contour Palette and retails for just $15 while the original Kat Von D palette goes for a hefty $48. Both palettes have three contour shades and nine matte shadows that are praised for their shade selection as much as their quality. What do you PV girls think? Is it an outright copy, or a well-made dupe? Which palette would you purchase and why?
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