Beauty Roundup: Foundation backlash, P&G's indie acquisition, and new skincare from Origins
Perfect skin and a gorgeous pop of color - that’s exactly what this week’s roundup is all about! We dive headfirst into Calvin Klein’s first fragrance in 13 years and the gorgeous Hollywood actresses who went barefaced for the campaign. K-beauty fans will swoon over 3CE’s latest collection, which will have your lids, cheeks, and nails popping! Need more? The cult fave beauty sponge has launched their very own foundation, and shopping for makeup is made ever easier with an in-store app. Read on to get full deets!
The Scent of Woman Empowerment
Talk about a step in the right direction! After 13 long years, Calvin Klein has finally come out with a new fragrance - and it’s made specifically for women! In its first collaboration with designer Raf Simons, the new scent is both woody and delicate, making it a fusion of strength and fragility, freshness and sensuality. And who better to rep Calvin Klein’s Women than strong and brilliant actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Saoirse Ronan! Set to launch on August 15, the new fragrance is already making noise online as the #IAMWOMEN movement is in full swing. We’re eager for this scent to reach our shores and our noses!
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Lay It On Me
When it comes to garnering a cult following, 3CE is a front runner in Korean cosmetics. With highly pigmented lipsticks, skin-like tints, and epic eyeliners, the brand has become a staple for many K-Beauty fans. And as with updates on our fave idols, news of their latest collection has everyone buzzing!
The Take A Layer collection focuses not just on lips, but eyes, cheeks, and nails, too! Formulated and developed specially for layering, each product is buildable, making it perfect for both “no makeup” days and vibrant vibe occasions! With super cute millennial-esque packaging, you can choose from their new Multi Pots ($24), Layering Nail Lacquer ($11), and Tinted Water ($16) for the perfect K-Pop star look! Check out (and maybe shop?) the Take A Layer collection here.
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The OG for Good Skin
Who doesn’t love a simple and effective skincare routine? Well, Origins has got us covered in that department! The brand just launched two new additions to their fan fave Original Skin range, and we have to say, they’re right up our beauty alley! The first is the Cleansing Makeup Removing Jelly with Willowherb (P1,150), a gentle yet efficient cleanser that easily melts waterproof makeup off, deep cleans, removes excess oil, and boosts glow. The shine-shy should definitely check out the Matte Moisturizer with Willowherb (P2,000), a water cream that hydrates, minimizes pores, and soothes tired skin for a glow from within! Check them out at the nearest Origins store!
The Perfect Blend?
Beauty Blender just teased over on their official Instagram page that they are, in fact, coming out with their very own foundation! That’s right! The cult fave bouncy sponge will now have its perfect match - the Bounce Foundation ($40). A whipped, liquid foundation with a matte finish, this is the first venture into makeup for the 11-year-old brand. There will be 32 shades to choose from and these velvet bases will be available at Sephora US starting July 24.
However, there is controversy surrounding this release because some bloggers on Instagram have observed that there are only a few dark shades as opposed to lighter ones. Beauty Blender defends itself, saying that the promo images were not how the shades actually look like. I guess we'll see when the line comes out in a few days!
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Dem-i Lips Tho
Have you ever wanted a liquid lippie that had that amazing glossy finish without the feathering or messy wear? Well, it looks like Huda Kattan is bringing out the perfect hybrid we never knew we needed - until now. Huda Beauty is set to launch their newest addition, the Demi Matte Cream Lipsticks ($20). With 15 highly pigmented shades to choose from, the gloss-meets-matte hybrid will bring on the same intensity as a lipstick, with the lusciousness of a gloss. Your pout will never look this kissable! It launches on July 29 on Sephora, and we’ve never been more ready!
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Bring Out The First Aid (Beauty)
It looks like Procter and Gamble can add another well-loved brand to their growing portfolio! The gigantic multinational consumer goods company has since acquired drugstore skincare brand First Aid Beauty for a whopping $250 million dollars! Lilli Gordon, First Aid Beauty’s CEO, confirmed the awesome news and is ready to further expand and grow her company with P&G’s help. Set for more product development and growing global presence, the science-based skincare brand will definitely be making bigger waves in the next few years!
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There's An App For That!
Picking out a new lip color is always fun but let's face: all that swatching can get messy! To make makeup shopping more fun, easy, and hygienic, Estée Lauder has launched an in-store app that you can access in all their stores! Hosted on a tablet device, the app allows you to digitally browse the store, watch video tutorials, and try on any and all of the EL lipsticks with just a tap. Developed in partnership with YouCam Makeup, you can use the app to apply all the different lipstick formulas, finishes and shades with a live filter. Found one that you love? You can take a photo and email to yourself for easy reference!
The app also includes features like makeup application videos, product recos, and a guide to finding the best foundation for what your skin needs. Estée Lauder hopes that this will improve the beauty shopping experience, especially for those who don't like being tailed around by an SA! The app is now available in all Estée Lauder stores.