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!
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.
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…
I’ve talked about how much of a girl boss the CEO of It Cosmetics is before, but wow does she ever continue to impress. Jamie Kern Lima, co-founder, and CEO of the brand accepted the CEW Achiever Award, which recognizes the accomplishments of women leaders within the beauty industry. Jamie took her acceptance speech as an opportunity to call for change within the beauty industry, challenging the current images of beauty that are being put out in the world today.
IT Cosmetics CEO Calls Out the Beauty Industry, Calls for Change. Share this video if you agree!
Posted by It Cosmetics on Saturday, September 16, 2017
“How will these images impact your mothers and your sisters, and how will they impact your daughters?” In closing her speech she asks, “What will you do with the power that is you?” Anyone else have a minor case of chills?!
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.
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:
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’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,
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
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