I always get excited when I hear US retailers are expanding their overseas brands – especially stores like Target, which tend to be EVERYwhere (and therefore more easily accessible.)
I’ve been droning on about the benefits of Asian skincare for – literally – decades. I wrote a thesis surrounding the topic back in 1999, to “date” myself. It wasn’t until the last two years or so that I’ve really seen it take off…but I can assure you, I’m THRILLED, as it makes tracking such products down a LOT easier.
You can certainly find your share at Ulta (for another major retailer) and I’ve seen Asian concepts rolling out from US and European brands at mass market retailers, such as CVS and Walgreens – so the types of products (think sheet masks, cushions, essence waters etc) have become more available to the masses in general. But to have actual Asian brands carried in the US is an awesome affair.
Musingsofamuse posted here to mention a few of the items hitting shelves later this month. Mizon is an incredibly well-featured brand (for good reason too – the products live up to the hype!) so I’m pretty psyched to see it among the ranks. She’s provided the following list (which you can see by clicking her link in the text above as well) along with mention of Peach & Lily founder Alicia Yoon, responsible for this roll-out:
- Aprilskin Deep Cleaning Facial Cleanser $7
- Ariul Sheet Mask Skin Texture Improvement Facial Mask Treatment $20
- Caolion Cream Deep Cleaning Facial Mask Treatment $26
- Caolion Cream Pore Minimizing Facial Mask Treatment $20
- Caolion Cream Skin Texture Improvement Facial Mask Treatment $23
- Caolion Stick Moisturizing Facial Moisturizer $16
- Lagom Gel Basic Cleansing Facial Cleanser $17
- Lagom Spray Skin Texture Improvement Facial Tone $21
- Mizon Snail Repair Eye $22
- Mizon Snail Repair Cream $38
- Mizon Face Masks $3.50 Each
- Twenty Four Seven Cosmetic Highlighter White $22
- Twenty Four Seven Lipstick Medium $29
I look forward to seeing these in-store in the next few weeks. Definitely refreshing…and incredibly good for your beau. And that’s the thing, really…the sooner in life you start, the better off you are. In skincare – as with many things – preventative and proactive care is the BEST kind.
A few bloggers (here’s one, and another) have posted with new items that have already rolled into mass market stores – L’oreal, Garnier, Revlon among them.
I basically own an arsenal of products for my sometimes-temperamental skin but I’m always curious to see the new innovations and formulas – sometimes it’s worth switching if you aren’t getting everything you need for your skincare. I feel like newness always includes “multi-tasking” – products are no longer just targeting one problem, but often multiple. Doubtless there is SOMEthing for you!
I’m sure it’s clear from my countless posts that I’m one of those lip balm types. I don’t like heavy color, and I LOVE flavor! (I’m basically a kid in a 38 + year-old form. 😉 )
Revlon has a bunch of items coming out (some already seen in-store) – Nouveaucheap shares a selection of images on her blog, so allow me to share for those of you interested in newness.
I’m not sure if these are really pigmented or what (my favorite “type” is always PH, self-adjusting…like Dior or the new BabyLips from Maybelline.) Still, they’re named with flavors so I hope they are delicious!
I very distinctly remember – in my many years of Fashion – when “camo” would come back “in season.” It was never just about the print, mind you, but the colors themselves – you couldn’t go to a fabric or leather show with seeing a proliferation of khakis, olives, sandy browns…
I follow the Runways (a lot) less these days – at the time, it was a huge chunk of my job! But, when you see posts about cosmetic companies backing a certain hue, you can be sure you will be seeing it in everything from handbags to shoes, to apparel. So embrace your badassery and get to this borderline-grunge, sooty but sexy shade. It definitely will work for green and hazel eyes, but give is a shot – for a variation on smokey – no matter the color of your eyes.
There are LOTS of other products coming out as well from this brand, so be sure to check out Nouveaucheap’s post for pictures and descriptions! It isn’t JUST about the camo khaki for sure…
I’ve seen two or three posts about the new adds to the MAC Studio Fix lineup – for those of you who love MAC, or the cult Studio Fix-ins…check out Britishbeautyblogger’s post, complete with swatches. ReallyRee also shares swatches and comments.
The three new products are:
- MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Powder
- MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Stick
- MAC Studio Fix Fluid
These are supposed to be launching this month so keep your eyes open!
Marc Jacobs new Collector’s Edition – launching for Fall – embraces blackness unabashedly. Black in and of itself is so deliciously dauntless one might even say “THE” blackness. Ahhh….How gloriously gothic of you, Mr. Jacobs…and in ample time for my favorite day! (#halloween, don’t forget it! 😉 )
The Collection includes:
- Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Blacquer
- Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Taboo
- Epic Noir Mascara & Gel Eyeliner Collector’s Edition Set
It isn’t for the shy, for sure, but rather those who can go boldly withOUT batting a lash… I personally think it’s brilliant that cosmetic companies aren’t automatically eschewing the less traditionally “wearable.” Women are more fearless in this day and age, and it isn’t only the Manic Panics of the World who should feel free enough to offer such intrepid shades.
My Pagan heart adores you, Marc. I like your brazen nerve!
I’m one of those need-to-be-natural types, so anything that falls into that category works for me. I don’t actually have the luxury of being incredibly girly-girl to begin with, given my propensity for all things Martial Arts and sporty. But having been in the Fashion Business for many years, I appreciate those who can.
There’s a TON of hubbub about Two Faced’s Spring 2017 Peach Collection (launching November and December of this year – Merry Christmas?!) Having seen multiple posts, I thought I’d share the one that had the most images (or at least ones no one else has) – from ChicProfile.
I’ll let you click the link above for more images – sometimes a surprise makes it more fun! 😉
Sharing ChicProfile’s 2017 MAC post! Available January 2017 (Winter), but for Spring / Summer (the timing always seems so off, I know – in Fashion it was the same deal. Spring sandals out when it’s still snowing? Yep!)
The number of brands joining the cushion party is astounding…although I can’t say surprising! I’ve written countless posts about the influence of Asian skincare (here, here, here, aaaand here, as a few examples) and color cosmetics, and the trend(s) just keep forging ahead.
L’Oreal is taking a step beyond just foundations and color correction (two areas that are becoming increasingly more saturated.) Their Instagram page showed a sneak peak of six sassy, Spring-infused blush shades, suggesting that they will be rolling out worldwide shortly:
- P1 Pink Fantasy
- P2 Pink Romance
- P3 Rose Affair
- C1 Sunkissed Coral
- C2 Sunset Coral
- F1 Fuchsia Flush
The word is that they are less creamy than they are “watery,” but I think with any cushion product, you do get a lighter, sheerer texture in general. For me, that’s a nice thing because I don’t like to be heavy-handed – buildable is always a nice thing, as with such control, you can fully create the intensity you are looking for. It’s nice to have a natural, lit-from-within glow…isn’t it?
Thanks to iVoce for the images of this up and coming Chanel Collection! It will be launching in Japan on February 19, 2016, in Asia during February…and will be coming to the USA for Nordstrom in Summer 2016.
While I don’t have names of everything specifically, the Collection will include:
- Chanel Perle et Fantasy Compact Powder (the pink and white pearl embossed powder)
- Chanel Le Blanc Quattro Eyeshadow Palette
- Lip glosses (these look bright and fun!)
- Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick (in “intense” shades)
- Cream blush (looks like a medium bright pink)
- Chanel Le Blanc L’Extrait (20 ml – a whitening skincare product with a pearlescent shine)
- Coco Mademoiselle Touche de Parfum (released March 18, 2016. The product is a concentrated gel formulation and housed in a lip gloss-like container for easier application.)
- Looks like a few other items as well…eager to update…!
The pearlized powered looks divine…and anything that whitens and brightens is awesome in my book! ❤