Posts tagged Urban Decay
Beauty Roundup: BTS skincare, Vice Cosmetics brows, and Jaclyn's mysterious disapperance

Happy July! Yes, it’s a new month and we have a beauty roundup filled with exciting launches, fresh faces, and more limited edition collections. And we literally have a little of everything: from Urban Decay to Vice Cosmetics, BTS, and Jaclyn Hill. Better grab a snack ‘cause we’re bringing the tea!

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Beauty Roundup: Sephora’s pop up store in Megamall, L’Oreal x Love Marie, and more Disney makeup

And just like that half of the year is done! How crazy is that, PV fam? This week’s beauty roundup will make you look forward to the (near) future even more. The makeup world is turning into a magical one with so many new Disney-inspired collabs, while our wallets are shaking with the opening of an actual Sephora store in the Philippines (yes, really!). Meanwhile, Heart Evangelista is bringing her love for art and makeup together into an exciting new collab that actually has us looking forward to next Monday. Get ready to read up on princesses, the jungle, and an exclusive capsule collection!

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Beauty Roundup: First snaps of the GoT makeup collection, L’Oreal’s newest face, and Innisfree in Megamall

April Fools is finally over, and we certainly aren’t kidding around with this week’s beauty roundup! We’ve finally got pics and deets on the Urban Decay x Game of Thrones collab (spoiler alert: we want EVERYTHING), L’Oreal’s stunning new endorser, and another K-Beauty hub for Ortigas-based beauty lovers. Plus, Laneige’s new offering is a nod to 2002, and Fenty Beauty has dropped a summer must-have!

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Beauty Roundup: Game of Thrones makeup, K-Palette’s lip tint, and a Sunnies Face expansion

Can you feel the heat?! March may have just begun but summer’s definitely here! With the rising temperatures and scorching sun, we can’t help but feel the need to head to a beach and take a break. But in case you can’t just hop in a car and go for a quick getaway, this week’s beauty roundup may just be the iced tea you need. We’re spotted Patrick Ta’s makeup line, a new Sunnies Face in Cebu, and a makeup collection inspired by the biggest show on TV. Happy reading!

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Beauty Roundup: Beauty Bar’s big sale, a pretty Posh take, and the new NAKED Palette

Thank goodness it’s the weekend! Finally, another work week is over and we can now sit back in our jammies, sip some coffee, and get our beauty fix on! This V-week we’ve got the lowdown on Urban Decay’s newest NAKED palette (it’s beautiful), Too Faced’s skincare line, Beauty Bar’s big sale (who’s ready to shop?!), and a couple of new celebrity beauty lines in the works.

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Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway: Holy grail or wholly fail?

Whenever Althea releases exclusives, I’m always excited because they seem to marry function, form, and price points well. I was especially excited to try their new sunscreen because I didn’t want to use up my Banila Co. Hello Sunny Hydrating Sun Essence that quickly, but also hated Biore’s formulations. It all seemed perfect: petal finish, less than P500, feels like a moisturizer (and not a powder), has a cute bottle, plus it has a bunch of good reviews, too. My experience was a little different.

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Full review + Swatches: Urban Decay Born To Run Palette

I purchased the Urban Decay Born To Run Palette at the Sephora SoHo branch in New York. I didn’t enter Sephora with intention to buy ~a lot~ of makeup, but I ended up spending quite a bit inside! The hysteria is different inside a US Sephora store. I’ve been inside the stores in Singapore and Malaysia before, but the level of shopping energy is so different in New York. It’s like…ubusan ng makeup levels of excitement. It does catch.

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I tested the Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA Miracle Toner for 30 days

My patron singer Santa Mariah, along with Tita Whitney, once sang that there can be miracles when you believe. TBQH, I immediately ignore any product that claims to be miraculous. But thanks to all the persuasive marketing and my insecurity of having adult acne, I volunteered my face to try the Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA Miracle Toner.

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Beauty Roundup: Teviant Beauty, Happy Skin’s holiday shades, and a Spicy YouTube channel

Happy weekend, PV readers! Now I know you are all still trying to recover from the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday madness, but this week’s roundup might make you want to shop just a little bit more. We’ve spotted new shades from Generation Happy Skin, a K-Beauty collab with a huge fashion house, the iconic ABH highlighter, and your new YouTube channel obsession. Plus, there’s a new celebrity makeup artist collab that got us giddy with excitement! Are you ready? Let’s go!

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Here's what happened when I used fizzy water to cleanse my face

K-beauty has given rise to some pretty strange and interesting trends like applying 7 layers of toner, dunking your face in ice water to set makeup, and the use of bubble cosmetics. The last one particularly sounds like pure skincaretainment, which simply uses carbonization to create a fun and fizzy experience. But does it actually do anything for your skin?

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A 15-second face mask exists, and yes, of course it’s from Korea

It’s no secret that, here at Project Vanity, we love a good masking sesh! From sheet masks challenges to trying different types of clay and everything in between, the PV girls are always down for a good at-home spa day. There’s one problem with this, though: I often don’t have the 10 or so minutes to spare for the mask treatments. After a long day of working and attending music school, it’s a small victory that I even manage my current five-step skincare routine daily! But what if there was a mask that works in mere seconds?

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The Face Shop Ink Lasting: Is Korea’s favorite new foundation worth the hype?

Guess what my favorite lip tint, eyebrow pencil, and vitamin C serum have in common? They’re all from K-Beauty brands that I’ve discovered over the past few years! No doubt about it, I’m a fan of how a lot of Asian Beauty (AB) products fit my needs and deliver results, at very decent price points. Even then, my go-to foundation products came from Western and local brands. I dislike being biased, but I generally find K-Beauty foundations to have limited shade selections, unflattering cool undertones (at least on me), and “dewy” finishes that make my face look like a major oil slick.

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Lips No Longer Sealed: The secret lip products K-idols keep in their kits

I’m on a high from SEVENTEEN’s concert last weekend - it was AMAZING! I have been crazy for Korean pop idols for almost a decade, and seeing them perform knife-like choreography while singing AND maintaining perfect hair and makeup at the same time amazes me. K-idols are one of the reasons why I got into makeup and skincare (and particularly K-beauty) in the first place. Most of them are brand endorsers and while we PV girls have been known to buy into these endorsements, I really wanted to find out what they actually use. So, I have been on the lookout for backstage clips, shows, and news to see what products are in these idols’ kits. I’ve managed to hunt down five lip products that idols have been spotted using - and they’re all under P500!

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K-Beauty brands Neogen and Dear Klairs spotted in Watsons

One of the biggest news that shook the local beauty scene last year was the announcement that CosRX was coming to Watsons. The Korean brand has a devoted and growing following among skincare enthusiasts, and we were thrilled we could finally stock up on favorites without having to wait for our online orders. Now, we can expect to enjoy the same instant gratification with Neogen and Dear Klairs!

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Leaders sheet masks are back and ready to take on our skin issues

I’ve taken my oily skin for granted and it has bit me in the backside, hard. I feel like I’m going back to my teenage years with the way my skin is now. While I’m still trying to find the right routine for me, I learned a little bit more about my skin at the Leaders Grand Launch.

At the launch event, one of the activities offered was a skin consultation. I sat opposite the attendant, confident I’d hear the usual feedback. But as the attendee began interpreting the results, I felt my stomach knot up. And it wasn’t the coffee I had downed earlier in the day - it was dread.

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Beauty Roundup: Huda in Sephora PH, a new NAKED palette, the Jaclyn Hill brush collection, and Supreme lipstick rumors

Hello, September! With the Christmas season just around the corner, it’s no surprise that the beauty world is busting out a bunch of amazing new collections that have us buzzing with excitement. From Urban Decay’s leaked photos of a new palette (this will help you get over the loss of the OG) to Jaclyn Hill’s Morphe Brush Collection (you’ll be blending like a pro), these updates will have you smiling all weekend!

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