beauty news

I got an email a little over an hour ago. Cue freakout. Navigating to the Haus Laboratories site shows a countdown clock and the same image of Lady Gaga as the one in the email. Click her gorgeous face, and you’ll be watching a promotional video in which people of various races and genders dance…

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I’ve mentioned before how much I hate when brands release the same shit over and over again. It’s like they get so comfortable with their best-selling products that they don’t try anymore. One of the best examples is Benefit with their brow and cheek products, and Nars with their Orgasm blush and Laguna bronzer. Well,…

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Hey, did you hear about Lush? In a shocking move, Lush Labs has announced that they’ll soon be shutting down all of their UK social media accounts. They have 202k Twitter followers, 569k on Instagram and 423k on Facebook. I’m not good at math, but that looks like close to 1.2 million social media followers…

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I’m sure you all remember April Fool’s Day last year when Tarte announced their most interesting palette ever, the Icy Betch palette. It was gorgeous, with icy blues and cool greens, and I loved it. But it was a fucking joke. *eye roll* So here we are, a year later, and Tarte has actually released…

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I’m sure you’ve heard about #sephorasquad, but in case you’ve been living under a rock: #SephoraSquad is a different kind of beauty-influencer program. We celebrate the most authentic and inspiring voices in the digital beauty space. We value unique, unfiltered, sorry-not-sorry storytellers, no matter the number of followers they have. That’s why the program offers…

Read more Is #sephorasquad a #scam?

Makeup and candy are two of my favorite things. I really think that my love of Halloween blossomed when I learned that the whole point of the day was free candy, and the love of creepy things came way later. I also love Asian beauty companies, like Etude House. Not only do most brands use…

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Brandon Truaxe died. A few months ago he was the center of attention due to his erratic behavior and his odd posts on the Deciem’s social media. This behavior, including his attempt to completely shut down the company, led to minority shareholders Estee Lauder having him removed as CEO in October by order of a…

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A couple weeks ago I received an email from Beautylish about a new release from Sulwhasoo. I was vaguely aware of the brand; I know it’s a Korean prestige brand that has skincare and some makeup. It’a really bougie and totally out of my price range for skin care, so I’ve never really paid attention…

Read more It’s just a powder dude

I know that I don’t talk about news on the daily and that there are plenty of other ways to get your beauty news (like maybe the YouTube channel Beauty News, which I love. Those Aussie ladies are my homegirls), but in the last 24 hours there have been some stories that I found interesting…

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Back in October Rimmel announced that they’d be partnering with The Cybersmile Foundation in a campaign to combat beauty cyberbullying, employing the hashtag #IWILLNOTBEDELETED. Unfortunately, this announcement was overshadowed by one of Rimmel’s sister brands, CoverGirl, announcing that they’re now certified as cruelty-free. The news has been on my radar for a while but because I’m a…

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If you’re anything like me and mildly obsessed with Asian beauty products, you’re likely also always concerned about what’s actually in the stuff you’re slathering all over your face. Enter Allure to confirm our worst fears: apparently dangerous levels of mercury have been found in skincare products being sold on Amazon and eBay. Lovely. According…

Read more Beware! There’s death in everything!