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Beauty Updates: YSL’s Must See POP Up, the Kardashians Continue to Make Beauty News and more!

gigi hadid x maybelline collection
I’ve been a little on the down low the past week but had a few beauty headlines I wanted to share that got me excited. And some big news, Glamour asked me to judge their beauty awards for the 3rd year! It’s the start to a great month with a few more exciting things I have in the works. Happy November everyone, lets make it a productive one!

Ulta is coming to NYC this week! Mark your calendars for 11/10, the premiere location featuring a hair salon, Benefit Brow Bar, MAC Makeup applications and lessons, Dermalogica Skin Bar, Skin Laundry and more is coming to 188 East 86th Street.

ILIA launches at Spacenk

Gigi Hadid x Maybelline collection is HERE (and we’re drooling!).

Kylie Cosmetics continues its takeover – 7 pop-ups at Topshop coming soon!

Dr. Haushka launches makeup and celebrates their 50th anniversary! This is literally the first natural skincare brand I fell in love with (my mom and I swear by the Revitalizing Day Cream). The new color line is plant and mineral based, I played with them briefly at the launch event and the lipstick pigments were amazing!

Mark your calendars the limited-edition Pat McGrath LABS LiquiLUST 007 launches 11.16.17 12pm EST on PATMCGRATH.COM

Speaking of pop-ups… anyone else drooling over YSL’s first pop up shop that just opened in NYC? PS: EVERYTHING is customizable!!

Thanks to Kim K, we will all soon be smelling like Gardenia (and not complaining). She’s launching 3 new fragrances this month!

Maybe the one downfall of being royalty. An amazing read on what beauty product is not royal etiquette approved.

Adwoa Adoah is the new face of Marc Jacobs Beauty

Colourpop is at Sephora (okay this is slightly older news but needed to make sure you knew!!!).

REVIEW: BECCA Apres Ski Glow Collection Face Palette Collection

I have a not so secret long time obsession with BECCA Cosmetics. So much so that whenever I’m at the Plaza and hit the food court downstairs (which PS opened 7 years ago), I think of them, since back in the day before the space served food it had a beauty vendor which was one of the few places you could shop the brand. They’ve come so far and are absolutely killing it, especially in the highlight/bronze face category, their latest palettes are no exception!

Cate Blanchett launches Change Destiny Series with SK-II

OMG I met Cate Blanchett! And I somehow managed to not have a heart attack. As many of you know Cate Blanchett is a long time ambassador for SK-II and started using the brand 15 years when her makeup artist introduced her to their legendary Facial Treatment Essence. Considering she doesn’t look like he aged in the past decade+ you can see why many consider this product the fountain of youth.

This week, Cate Blanchett hosted the launch of the new Change Destiny Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence series in NYC. Same iconic formula available, now available in three limited edition packaging featuring the brands Change Destiny mantras – “Be the Person You DECIDE to be”, “CHANGE is in All of Us” and “DESTINY is a Matter of Choice” – individually emblazoned across all white bottles.

As a huge advocate of change, Cate talked about the campaign as well as her experience with the brand and the importance of sun protection and sleep when it comes to taking care of your skin and body. 

NARS Drops Man Ray Collection For Holiday (and we’re OBSESSED!)

If you watch my unboxings on Instagram Stories, you know I get a million packages a day. While I like to think everything excites me, usually it’s a lot of the same. Leave it to NARS to always make me gasp! The Man Ray for NARS Holiday 2017 Collection is EVERYTHING! Killer packaging, incredible pigments, innovative colors, and so much creative expression. And the sets are all $55 or under, so there are some mega values pushing through.

So let’s start at the top, who is MAN RAY? He’s a visual artist known for some pretty spectacular black and white images, which reflect throughout this incredible collection. First, the sets…

Innisfree Opens in Union Square

Renowned Korean beauty brand, Innisfree, just opened their first U.S store recently in Union Square and it is beautiful (they also have a US site)! Known for their innovative formulas and responsible green practices, Innisfree skin care products are formulated with an average of 80% naturally derived ingredients responsibly sourced from the Korean island of Jeju. They are under the Amore Pacific umbrella (think Estee Lauder or L’Oreal of Asia), so you know this is one of those K-Beauty brands to have on your radar — especially since the price point is so affordable!!!!! I’m talking beauty products from lips to eyes for under $12, and skincare under $30 reasonable. It’s also organized by skin type, with beauty products down the middle and a cushion compact wall to die for. Cases are sold separately but then you can keep using them and just buying the refills to the product.

Rihanna Fenty Beauty Launch Party

It’s finally here! Fenty Beauty officially launched at Sephora today and the collection could not be more drool worthy! I was so lucky to get a sneak peek last night at the Fenty Beauty launch party hosted by Rihanna.  I knew she was great at makeup but didn’t realize she was a makeup artist. She stunned in a yellow dress (you know I love RiRi in a train!), no bra, some good bling and a killer gold highlight, which I’m pretty sure is her Kilawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife. I ordered it at the party and they forgot to put in my bag! I’d be devastated but the collection isn’t sold out, so I’m ordering it from Sephora. And while I’m at it all the Kilawatt Freestyle Highlighters (featured below), because I’m OBSESSED!

Last nights party was epic! Guests had a bracelet which they could scan to receive one item from each collection to take home #dead. From her ad campaign to shade and color range (she dropped 40 foundation shades!), her commitment to diversity and all skintones is really impressive. It was so cute, the models were all there and they all hit up the photobooth together.

A foundation, lipgloss, highlighter, contour/concealor sticks, some brushes and a lot of oil control products, a makeover and a photo with Rihanna later I was the happiest girl in the world. Some quick notes on the product (past I love everything). It’s a great line for oily skin, which I’m assuming Rihanna is based on this assortment. She launched Pro Filt’r, which is a soft matte primer, Invisimatte which is a blotting powder (complete with brush that magnets to the compact), and Invisimatte which is a legit blotting paper that you can refil. It’s basically in a mini Saran wrap packaging, which is so cool!

Shop the collection at Sephora.com

IT Cosmetics Launches 52 New Products at Ulta!

If you’re a major IT Cosmetics fan (like me) make sure you’re sitting down, unless of course you’ve already heard the announcement, they have launched 52 new products!

Major congrats to CEO and co-founder Jamie Kern for being an absolute girl-boss and for creating products that have helped women with their beauty problems everywhere. The brand’s mega success has landed them a well-deserved “wall” of products, separated by individual beauty concerns (Dark circles, blemishes, pores, dry skin, redness…). This oh-so-amazing wall is coming to Ulta’s across the country as well as all 52 of their new products! While there are some brand new additions to the brand, there are also some exciting new extensions to their most popular and existing product lines.

Before I dive into breaking down what’s new, I seriously need to talk about how amazing the launch party was last month. I think I had fomo re-watching my Instagram story the next day, and I was there! In all of my years of attending launches and previews, I have to say that this one takes the cake for being the most creative and engaging. Guests were transported to beauty themed amusement park, complete with foundation compact swings, a giant mascara wand slide, and mascara seesaw and SO much more. Needless to say the selfie opportunities were endless. I got to play with some of IT’s new products and I’m super excited to share them with you guys. All of the products mentioned below are available now at Ulta, Ulta.com, QVC and itcosmetics.com. Here’s what you have to look forward to:

Beauty News: Tom Ford’s new fragrance, Fenty Beauty coming soon!, Chanel’s latest ad campaign…

tom ford fucking fabulous fragrances Lots of beauty (and a few fashion) headlines caught our eye this week, for starters…

We’re stalking Rihanna’s Instagram for every hint we can get on her Fenty Beauty collection launching this week — Sept 8th at 12am PT to be exact.

Speaking of things dropping this week… Karl Lagerfeld x Vans launches September 7th.

Tom Ford being Tom Ford launched a new fragrance with a very edgy name, which is no doubt Fucking Fabulous.

Charlotte Tilbury The Hollywood Collection

Charlotte Tilbury’s latest collection sent us back in time to the golden age of old Hollywood, as we joined the oh-so-fabulous makeup guru herself down in Soho to learn all about her exciting new launch. Just as exciting as the product themselves, the venue was seriously decked out, red carpet included! Guests were served platters of her latest products to swatch and play with, which did not disappoint.

Inspired by old Hollywood film stars and their timeless beauty, (Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, etc;), Charlotte claimed her newest collection has “bottled Hollywood DNA magic.” Who can say no to that?! The launch includes ten vibrant liquid matte lipsticks as well as contour and highlight wands, complete with a 2-in-1 brush.

Hollywood Liquid Lips, $34

Achieve the perfect Hollywood pout with these creamy matte contouring lipsticks. They glide like a gloss but set as a soft-matte, offering full coverage as well as a hosier-inspired texture, for the illusion of baby soft lips. These lipsticks are seriously smooth, and I love how lightweight the felt on my lips and also the shape of the wand,

Bloomingdale’s New Trend Beauty Pop-up Glowhaus

Find your new “beauty happy place” with Glowhaus, a new makeup and skincare boutique that’s coming to five Bloomingdale’s locations and Bloomingdales.com featuring some serious on trend, millennial favorite brands including Lime Crime, Cover FX, Beauty Blender, NudeStix, GLAMGLOW, Mario Badescu, The Better Skin Co, RMS, Flirt Cosmetics and more!

I hit up the launch at the Bloomingdale’s Soho location, and it’s gorgeous. I’ve only ever seen Lime Crime online so to play with it in person was great. It felt like a compilation of beauty brands and products that were insta-famous all in one section. Everything in the Glowhaus shop is under $100, and brings in around