Beauty Roundup: Matcha toners, Rihanna’s new highlighter, and a beauty buffet in the PH

Are you enjoying yet another long weekend, PV girls? Time to play catchup with what’s been happening in the beauty world! We’ve spotted a revolutionary skincare product that we’re super curious to try, and feel absolutely hyped about RiRi’s latest venture. Locally, we have the arrival of Thailand’s beloved beauty chain to look forward to, while students should check out Happy Skin’s special summer treat. Read on for the juicy deets!

Image via Happy Skin Cosmetics

Image via Happy Skin Cosmetics

An A+ Treat!

Need a solution for staying fresh on-campus? Happy Skin Cosmetics has got the perfect summer treat just for students! From April 24 until the last day of May, students can enjoy 15% off the #SkipTheFilter collection. Stock up on the Matte About You Pore & Shine Control Primer to preserve your daily face base and the Matte of Your Dreams Oil Control Mattifying Powder for easy touch-ups between classes. All you need to do is to present your student ID before paying at the counter. Head on over to your favorite Happy Skin store to avail of this awesome deal!

Image via Instagram user @mark_dy

Image via Instagram user @mark_dy

Feast Your Eyes On This!

Who doesn’t love a good buffet? With rows upon rows of delectable goodies, you can indulge to your heart’s content but it’s not so good for your waistline. So here’s one that’s even better: you won’t gain a single calorie, and it features our other favorite: cosmetics! HECK YEAH!

Famous Thai beauty chain Beauty Buffet has just opened their very first store here in the Philippines! This new beauty haven has shelves stocked full of Thailand’s cult fave products. From The Bakery Macaron Eye Shadows (P295) to Scentio Sheet Masks (P85), you can now shop for and try another aspect of Asian Beauty, which we’ve previously enjoyed via Japanese, Korean and even Taiwanese products. I’m actually really excited to try the Scentio Olive Facial Mask (P400) and the Gino McCray The Professional Make Up Mineral Water Spray (P395). Beauty Buffet’s first branch is over at Ayala Malls The 30th in Pasig but it looks like they already have plans to put up more stores in BGC and Quezon City! 

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Images via Urban Decay Cosmetics

Images via Urban Decay Cosmetics

Let’s Get NAKED (again)

Known for their suggestively brilliant names and gorgeously pigmented products, Urban Decay has been killing the makeup game since the launch of their first ever NAKED Palette. The brand has since established themselves as a game-changer in the makeup world and have us on our toes with excitement at every new launch. Well, this is no different.

Keeping it within the NAKED family, UD has decided to bring out another palette that we’re definitely going to lust over (and let’s face it, purchase): the NAKED Skin Shapeshifter. Being the first of its kind, the palette will include pans of 4 powders and 5 cream products. The multipurpose palette will enable you to color-correct, highlight, and contour, all in one sleek package. A double-ended brush will also be available for purchase with the palette for easy application. No word yet on the price or launch date but we do know that the palette will be available in two shades: Light Medium and Medium Dark. Stay tuned, PV girls: we’ll definitely keep you updated! In the meantime, you should watch UD founder Wende Zomnir’s big reveal video here. 

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Image via Allure

The Perfect Matcha For You

Anyone else love a good matcha-flavored treat? From ice cream to lattes, Japanese green tea is really having a moment and we aren’t complaining. Aside from the delicious bitter flavor, the green tea itself has loads of health benefits including improvements to the skin, which is why it’s not surprise that MILK Makeup has decided to infuse it into their skincare!

The brand is launching their very own Matcha Toner - a stick-formula toner that aims to reduce redness and clear pores, thanks to a blend of hydrating organic cactus elixir, pore-clearing kombucha, witch hazel, and of course, matcha. It’s the first ever stick toner we’ve heard of, and we’re already thinking about how its super convenient to use and carry around! Available on Sephora and the Milk Makeup site starting May 2, the Match Toner Stick retails for $26. Is that a cool idea or what? Would you be willing to try this new product out?

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Image via Allure

Sweet Like Kandee

With millions of views and subscribers, it’s no surprise that many YouTubers are now getting their own products. From skincare to makeup, lifestyle bits to huge brand collabs, the Age of the YouTuber is in full force. The latest to join this growing list is Kandee Johnson who has partnered up with Too Faced Cosmetics for her very own I Want Kandee Eye Shadow Palette! The palette contains 15 shadows in hues of pinks, purples, and nudes, making it possibly the girliest palette ever! Now these eye shadows are just the tip of the icebergs as both Jerrod Blandino and Kandee revealed that it’s not just a palette they’re releasing but an entire I Want Kandee Collection. Expect to see loads more products in the coming months as the collection finally drops on September 3rd at the Ulta and Too Faced sites!

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Images via Billboard

Images via Billboard

We Can All Shine Bright Like a Diamond

ERMERGERD, THERE ARE NO WORDS! Okay, maybe there are words but they will never be enough to express how excited I am for this! After an entire year of waiting, hoping and praying, Rihanna has basically confirmed what most of us have been dying to know: is her makeup line real? It! Is! At a Fenty Puma Pop Up event last week, the songstress revealed that a Fenty Beauty Highlighter was coming - and she was actually already wearing it!

It's a secret! Fenty Beauty is coming in September! 💄 #FentyBeauty

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Being the perfect tease and hypewoman, RiRi merely said that the highlighter was a “secret” and was coming out... in September! YASSS! The singer did sport a gorgeous glow so we can only imagine that it will be epic, flattering, and sell out in minutes. Stay tuned for more updates on Rihanna’s makeup, we gotchu!

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