The Beauty Headlines of the Week: What’s Kim dropping next? Why the Anastasia Palette flopped…

It may only be Monday but here are some headlines that have us seriously excited, shocked, and confused… starting with:

This explains why the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette is getting terrible reviews!

We know Kylie Jenner was a Beauty Mogul but our jaws dropped when it was released she sold $420 Million in just 18 months! Her sister, Kim is well on her way considering she sold out of her KKW Beauty highlighting and contouring sticks in 10 minutes raking in $14 million!.

Speaking of which… Kim Kardashian’s KKW Beauty is launching Powder Contour Kits and a makeup tutorial with Desi Perkins is coming soon on Desi’s channel!!!!!!! If you missed the one she did with Patrick Starr, check it out HERE.

More hints on Balmain x LOreal, Yes, Please!

Smith & Cult Founder Dineh Mohajer Gives Us a Sneak Peek at the Fall 2017 Collection

Confession: I have a major girl crush on Dineh Mohajer. She’s the co-founder of Smith & Cult but also fun fact… the original founder of Hard Candy, and those pastel square nail polishes with the gummy rings on top, which I used to compulsively buy at Urban Outfitters as a teenager — so the inner teenager in me actually freaks out every time she’s in town and I get to share the same air space as her. Since she sold it to LVMH, it’s a totally different brand now with meh packaging, she launched her newer venture of Smith & Cult in 2014. Originally a nail polish brand (their packaging is epic!), they launched lip and eye over the past year and this year expanded into face! Their top sellers are actually The Tainted Lip Stain shade, Kissing Tiny Flower, followed by 1972, the rose gold nail polish that made headlines for them (Byrdie reported it sold out in less than 8 hours for them).

I recently joined Dineh and the team in NYC to celebrate and play with their new Fall 2017 collection. This collection features all new shade extensions in almost all of their existing categories, which is super exciting. I’ve only played with half the collection, the rest I swatched at the event for sneak peek at what’s to come later this month!

Book of Sun, “Chapter 2”, $40

A blush and bronzer duo that features a rosette shade and a toasted taupe for a vibrant and glowing complexion. Full disclosure, I only played with this at the event so I don’t have an official opinion yet but I did get to swatch it!

Urban Decay turns up the Heat

Urban Decay is seriously turning up the heat on their beloved Naked eyeshadow collection with their latest ‘Heat’ palette.  The fiery eyeshadow palette includes 12 brand new shades including 7 matte colors and 5 shimmering pigments. The colors range from amber-hued neutrals, burnt oranges and reddish browns to glimmering coppers and sultry bronzes.

All about that plastic…

Melissa Shoes moved around the corner in from their location on Greene Street to the booming block on Broadway. And lets just say the new store is on a whole new level of cool. They adopted an experiential store concept that features part boutique and part art gallery. This larger flagship location is chalk full of unique and engaging decor, from the fixtures to the live green wall and my personal favorite, the infinity room — mirrors everywhere (hello selfie opportunity!).While there was no shortage of designer plastic, rain shoes, flip flops, platforms and everything in between that I wanted, I opted for the Melissa Shoes x Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Chelsea Boots at the opening and am obsessed!!!! Like their other Galeria locations around the world, the store will stock styles from Melissa’s main women’s collection, as well as their infamous designer collaborations with brands including Vivienne Westwood, Jason Wu, Jeremy Scott…