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Beauty News & Gossip 20/02/2017: Illamasqua, Z Palette, Maybelline & More!

Posted on February 20, 2017

Hi Guys!

It’s been at least a couple of weeks since my last Beauty News update and literally SO much has happened since then. Read on to find out my highlights of the latest beauty news and gossip…

So first up, Illamasqua have taken a stand against Trump and fascism – and I’m not surprised at all. If any brand was going to do it, I think most would have predicted it to be Illamasaqua. Their ‘Anti-Fascism Pledge’ states that they ‘will never knowingly sell products to people who support President Trump’s values’ – and though I know many people will take the side of ‘this is just makeup, Illamasqua should be neutral’, I personally disagree and I love that Illamasqua are standing up publicly for what they believe in. What do you think?

In other news, you’ve probably heard by now about the recent Z Palette drama. If not, to cut a long story short, basically Z Palette have brought out a new electronic device for de-potting product, which people questioned and criticised on Instagram, and rather than replying politely and dealing with their potential customers concerns, whoever was looking after Z Palette’s Instagram went a little bit completely crazy and started spewing out insults like they were going out of fashion, leaving a lot of people very unhappy. It seems obvious that a brand should always deal with any criticism, not matter how harsh, constructively, carefully, and always treat people with respect on social sites. I think they’ve just managed to lose a LOT of customers.

Ok so let’s take a look at some exciting new and upcoming launches now. This MAC Rolerwheel Liquid Eyeliner really caught my eye this week, and I think the idea could actually be amazing if it actually works. The little roller wheel is in the style of a pizza cutter, with the wheel applying a continuous line of eyeliner. I can’t wait to try these when it launches – I think it’s either going to end up being a massive hit or a complete flop.

And following from the L’Oreal X Beauty & The Beast collaboration, it looks like Lorac will be collaborating with the upcoming Pirates of the Carribean movie. The packaging looks pretty awesome and I’m looking forward to finding out about the products, hopefully sooner rather than later.

Jeffree Star has also recently launched his latest palette – the Androgyny palette has been in the works for a long time now, and Jeffree has been hinting about it for months. Now it’s been revealed though, I I have to say feel a bit underwhelmed. I’m not sure what I was expecting exactly but I just feel this is a bit ‘meh’. What do you think?

And on that note Jeffree has also hinted on Twitter that a highlighter palette is also in the works – now this does excite me and I can’t wait to see what that looks like!

It also looks like metallic lip finishes are going to be a big thing this year. After what seems like an eternity of matte liquid lipsticks being at the forefront of trends, there’s now a load of brands coming up with intensely pigmented metallic finish lip products. Smashbox have now launched their Be Legendary Liquid Pigments across the pond, and I think the silver and blue shades look pretty awesome.

And for those on more of a budget, Maybelline will also be launching a Metallic Lipsticks collection in July. I’m not overly wowed by the look of these swatches, but maybe they’re fab in real life? I’m looking forward to finding out.

And of course MAC had to get in on the game with their own Metallic Lipsticks – and I have to say these look pretty stunning – I hope they look as good on the lips as they do on the bullet.

Anastasia are also bringing out new glow kit with Nicole Guerriero – the shades look really pretty, but I think most of them would be too dark for my super fair skin unfortunately.

Too Faced has some amazing looking products coming out in March too. There’s a massive Natural Love eyeshadow palette, three high shine Love Light Highlighters, and five new shades of Melted Matte lipsticks. I need to get my hands on those highlighters!

There’s also buzz that Too Faced will be launching some sort of holographic collection. Owner Jerrod shared some metallic pastel swatches recently which look so pretty!

On the same note, I also had to mention the upcoming BH Cosmetics BackLight Highlighter Palette. We don’t really hear much of BH Cosmetics in the UK (but they are available at Beauty Bay in case you were wondering) These swatches just look so beautiful – very much like the Kat Von D highlighter palette but with a larger range of shades. This is something I’ll definitely be picking up when I can get my hands on it.

Trendmood have also hinted at a collaboration between Pat Mcgrath and Kim Kardashian – I wonder what they could be up to?

And lastly, I was thrilled to hear that some of my favourite beauty bloggers have teamed up with L’Oreal Paris to launch a range brand new Matte Addition lipsticks. What’s especially awesome about this is that most of these aren’t your typical ‘big bloggers’ that are pretty much household names these days. These girls are ‘micro bloggers’ and just as amazing in their own right as some of the biggest names in the industry. It’s makes me so happy that smaller bloggers are now being recognised – well done girls!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

Beauty News & Gossip 14/08/16: Colourpop, Pat McGrath, Kat Von D & More!

Posted on August 14, 2016

Hi Guys!

It’s time again for the latest beauty news and gossip! Let’s take a look at what’s been happening in the land of beauty lately –

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Kylie Jenner has recently launched her birthday collection of products, which come in rather fancy re-vamped gold packaging – and of course everything sold out in about 3 seconds. Personally, the sheer effort it takes to actually purchase something from Kylie Cosmetics really puts me off the brand, but I’d be interested to hear if any readers actually managed to pick anything up from the birthday collection, and if the products are any good?

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Next, I’ve just checked up on the the Too Faced x Nikkie Tutorials collaboration kit and it will be available at Sephora tomorrow! I must admit, I originally wasn’t overly excited about the palette in the set, but now I’ve seen the swatches I think it looks really pretty!

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Too Faced are also launching a Sweet Peach Glow palette for Spring 2017 – I actually originally thought this was another eyeshadow palette in the Peach range, but nope, it’s a highlighter palette! I can’t wait to see what the shades will look like! I’m thinking warm peaches and pink tones – exciting!

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Beauty fans will know that Kailijumei lipsticks are one of the latest hot products right now – these amazingly pretty clear lipsticks change colour on application, and also have a flower actually embedded inside the lipstick bullet!

I couldn’t resist nabbing a couple of these myself! My parcel is currently winging its way to me from Kuala Lumpur –  so keep an eye out for them on the blog in (hopefully) the next few weeks.

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Sugarpill is one of those brands I often overlook, though I do have a couple of their quad eyeshadow palettes from a few years ago. If you haven’t tried them before, Sugarpill eyeshadows are actually fantastic, and have the most amazing pigmentation. Their Pro Palette is definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for bright eyeshadows with fantastic colour payoff.

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I also saw some swatches of the new Colourpop Ultra Metallic Lip products, and they just look so gorgeous and summery! I’m trying to resist but think I need them! 🙂

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I also came across this Masquerade Palette by Juvias Place which just looks amazing! Definitely another one for the wish list. There are so many amazing ‘Instagram’ beauty brands popping up now – if you know of any more I should check out please do let me know!

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We also now have details on the new Pat McGrath products! She’s bringing out three new lip product kits – Vermillion Venom, Bloodwine and Flesh, with each comprising of five products: including two matte lipsticks, a clear gloss, a metallic pigment and a loose glitter. I have to say the colours in these kits look AMAZING – and I really want all of them! They’re $60 per kit and will be available on 30/08.

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And how could I do a Beauty News & Gossip post without including Jeffree Star? 🙂 Well he has a few new skin frost highlight shades that I wanted to mention. I’m actually really liking the look of Lavender Snow!

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And lastly, Toofaced’s collaboration with Kat Von D is finally happening! This was hinted at a while ago, and I couldn’t wait to find out what they were up to! The Better Together collaboration includes an awesome looking double sided heart shaped palette, which can actually be split in two, as well as some other fab sounding products. Make sure you check out Trendmood1 on Instagran for some more sneak peeks!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

Beauty News & Gossip 21/07/16: Kat Von D & Jeffree Star DRAMA, Urban Decay, Pat McGrath & More!

Posted on July 21, 2016

Hi Guys!

Well, where to start with this week’s news! In case you’ve somehow been living without social media, there has been some MAJOR drama going on in the land of beauty, with a face-off starting between Kat Von D and Jeffree Star.

Just a bit of background info – Kat and Jeffree have been friends for many years, so when she shared the below post on her Instagram page, everyone was wondering what has happened between the two to spark this…

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Ooh err! Beauty fans waited with baited breath to see who would strike next, and what would be said…

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Kat then followed up with a video explaining what had happened…

Where she accuses Jeffree of not paying for artwork her friend BJ did for Jeffree’s brand, amongst other stuff…

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And then… it looks like Kat is opening her first ever beauty store in the UK. People have been speculating the whole thing could be a PR stunt…

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And Jeffree has now just responded to Kat’s original video…

I won’t give a summary as the 23 min vid covers quite a lot, so I’d recommend you watch it yourself.

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And lastly B.J Betts, the artist in the middle of this drama has finally spoken – with a very short and to the point tweet.

So what’s going to happen next – will Kat retaliate against Jeffree’s video? Is this the end of the drama? Keep your eyes on both Kats and Jeffree’s social pages to find out!

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In other news… Urban Decay’s Autumn launches look SO GOOD. The Razor Sharp liquid eyeliners are top of my wish list!

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And I also spotted this on Urban Decay’s owner, Wende’s IG page too. What an awesome looking vault!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx