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Sephora House of Beauty Sephoria LA Trip

In a world of BeautyCon, Indie Beauty, FoundersMade, Ipsy… does the world need another beauty show? The answer is YES, if Sephora is rolling out the red carpet. Last night I got a preview of the first Sephora House of Beauty SEPHORIA beauty event which takes place this weekend at the Majestic Downtown in LA. Featuring endless stands of brands carried by Sephora gifting samples, and offering one of a kind beauty experiences and endless photo opps. And the talent!!!!!! Jen Atkin, Dr. Dennis Gross, Chrissy Teigen (for BECCA), Charlotte Tilbury, Mario Dedivanovic, aka @makeupbymario (for Laura Mercier), Dr. Murad all offering masterclasses… see full list HERE.

There’s an outdoor space featuring Glamglow, It Cosmetics, Viktor+Rolf and Gucci fragrances and the giant La Mer bottle you can go inside of (it’s insane!), then go inside the Majestic for 3 floors of brand activation and mini shops, and master classes.

They’re expecting 5,000 guests this weekend, watch the video to peek inside!

Welcome to beauty paradise, well done Sephora! Check it out at sephoria.com

Buxom Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats {Review}

Buxom Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Top CoatsBuxom makes some of my favorite lip products so whenever they have a new launch, I’m all over it. While I’m not usually a gloss girl, it’s hard to escape the holographic trend and anything that promises to lip plump.

The Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats live up to their name. Available in 8 shimmery, holographic shades we have (swatched left to right):

  • Crystal (berry sparkle)
  • Selena (universal opalescent gloss that shifts from blue to green to pink)
  • Mariah (mermaid prism)
  • Ariana (gold sparkle)
  • Iris (pink prism)
  • Camila (bronze sparkle)
  • Jordan (blue with pink prism)
  • Savannah (peach pink prism)

Whats cool about these lippies is the holographic undertones are what pop, even more so then the base color on lips.

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Launches May 20th

Take a sneak peek at NARS Cosmetic’s best-selling shade, Orgasm in new form. Launching on May 20th to Sephora.com, NARS is launching the Orgasm Illuminating Loose Powder ($28), Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm ($28), and Limited Edition oversized Orgasm Blush ($39). This blush has been a staple in my makeup bag for over a decade. The universally-flattering pink shade lives up to it’s iconic status and I’m happy to see the range extended.

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Lip Gloss {Review}

Vice Lipsticks and Naked palettes have been all the rage with Urban Decay but now that spring is here they have released their latest Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses that have been making the rounds on Instagram (the mailer was pretty epic).
It’s a great price point ($20), chic packaging and 20 shades from pinks, nude, mauves and beyond to a stellar collection of glitters that look out of this world. Light/sheet to medium to medium tint they very comfortable on their own or over a lipstick or stain. The formula isn’t sticky or tacky and is laced with vitamin E and peppermint oil for a really lovely menthol smell and taste. The glitters are really fun, especially with the holographic lip being so big for summer and music festival season around the corner. Below are some of my favorites swatched!

The Sephora Holiday Sets You Should Have on your Radar

For me Sephora is the ultimate destination for beauty gifts. They have so many major value beauty and skincare sets from my favorite brands that NEVER discount past the occasional seasonal set. They also have a ton of exclusive gifts you can’t get at any other retailer. If you’re a beauty lover/hoarder there are 3 reasons you should pay attention to the holiday gifts that come out, 1) the values are insane, 2) they’re limited edition, and 3) Sephora Favorites sets are magic. Breaking down the best of all three below!

First off, if you don’t know about the “Sephora Favorites” sets, you’re missing out. They feature a range of top sellers across different brands in categories. They are a major deal and a great way to discover new products and brands you may not have tried before, mixed in with your favorites. Top of my list from their sets is the “Sephora Favorites Give Me More Lip” set which is currently on my wishlist ($68, $254 value) and features a range of 15 full and deluxe size lipsticks, glosses to lip creams, from brands including Marc Jacobs Beauty, Bobbi Brown, Dior, Laura Mercier, YSL and more.

The other Sephora Favorites set I’m eyeing is their “Skin Wonderland” ($64, $214 value).  I love to travel and this has 13 minis of so many of my favorite skincare products from Kate Somerville, SUNDAY RILEY, fresh, Dr Dennis Gross, Drunk Elephant and more. Also it comes with a mini Foreo LUNA Play! This Sephora Glow For It set also looks amazing!

Sephora holiday sets from Buxom, Kat Von D and Too FacedFor values, two sets I’m loving is the “Buxom Lips Off Leash” 15 piece mini lip collection ($59, $150 value) and “Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda” eyes, face and lip set ($58, $336 value). Buxom also has a few other really cute lip sets worth checking out. I don’t know what the value of the Kat Von D Saint & Sinner Eyeshadow Palette ($62) is but for eyeshadow lovers, this does not disappoint, the pigments are intense, it’s so good!!!!!!!!

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. 

La Prairie Invite, SEPHORA launches The Beauty Insider Community, Rihanna keeps us on our feet!

Here are some of our favorite headlines to start your week in the know!  Happy Monday!

La Prairie is hosting ‘The Art of Caviar’ public exhibition on Thursday, September 7th from 10AM to 8PM at 3 West 57th Street in New York City. The exhibit celebrates the 30th anniversary of its iconic Skin Caviar Collection – combining art, science, and beauty with a select group of contemporary artists. [email protected]LAPRAIRIE.COM

Maybelline ups their influencer game. They just dropped their first influencer collection ever with Shayla and now announced they will be doing a YouTube series with NikkieTutorials.

BITE Launches The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty has done it again with their latest launch of The Lip Pencil. I’m addicted to lip liners so this launch I’m especially excited for, although I am one to use their Matte Cream Lip Crayon to line my lips for a thicket edge. These of course offer more precision but much like their other lippies is super pigmented and the perfect addition to the line. Featuring 28 new shades, The Lip Pencil collection offers precise coverage with their super sharpened tip (just make sure to own a good sharpener!) and are easy to blend for a no-mess application.

Stellar Makeup hits Sephora

Canadian television personality, Monika Deol just launched her first beauty collection called Stellar, exclusive to Sephora. Her brand was inspired by her personal struggle to find makeup shades that matched her medium skin tone. After careful research, Monika came to the realization that she was not alone — and for real she’s not! This is something my middle-eastern skintone has struggled with as well! Her findings that the beauty industry does not effectively cater to women with medium and olive skin tones was so on point! And something I’ve spent a lot of time talking to brands about. Especially with diversity being such a hot topic, but somehow I always felt like we were lumped into the latina skin-tone category (which I find limited if you fall in the more middle eastern/Indian decent). Taking matters into her own hands, she began to create Stellar, a line that addressed all skintones but with a focus on those with overlooked skin tones in the beauty world.

The collection goes beyond foundations and concealers – Deol was determined to create other products that would flatter a range of other complexions, such as lipsticks, eyeshadows, and powders. I was so excited to meet her at the launch party (there was glitter lattes and rainbow bagels, no lie!) and played around with some of her products.

BITE Everyday Agave Lip Collection

I’m a huge fan of BITE Beauty fan, although I have to admit I was late to the game with the Agave Lip Mask, which was one the brands long time best sellers. So much so they recently expanded the line to include a new Agave Sugar Lip Scrub, and Agave Lip Balm, having the trio make up their Everyday Agave Lip Collection.