ColourPop Ultra Matte Lipsticks, MAC x Giambattista Vali + More / Beauty Buzz

Let’s talk about beauty, shall we? ColourPop Ultra Matte lipsticks, the company’s version of the liquid-to-matte lipsticks has been released. Many have been loving the other products from the brand and so it is not surprising that the new range has already been sold out. [ColourPop] The Mac x Giambattista Valli collaboration will be out …

Strobing Makeup Technique

A new makeup trend is taking over for contouring. Strobing is the new “it” technique, I hear. Unlike contouring, which aims to emphasize shadows while illuminating high points, strobing is all about making your face glow. Alex Box, creative director of Illamasqua explained the technique during an interview with the London Standard, saying, “It’s about …

Katy Perry Goes Semi-Naked For Moschino + More / Style Stories

  Welcome to this week’s dose of Skin Style Stories! Katy Perry is Moschino’s new muse. The singer shared the photos of her campaign on Instagram and one of them was eye-catching, to say the least. Too bad it’s not because of the clothes she was wearing; it’s the other way around. Perry showed a quarter …

Spotlight On Filipino Designers / Wedding Wednesday

Welcome back to Wedding Wednesday if you’ve already been here before! If not, hello! For the month of June, I’ve decided to share a few posts related to weddings. This week I’ve highlighted three of the many talented designers we have in the country. Veluz Reyes Veluz Reyes is, dare I say it, the Vera Wang …

Urban Decay Naked Smoky, TED x Clinique and More / Beauty Buzz

  Hello! Here are some of the things that happened in the beauty world this week. Urban Decay Cosmetics has released a smoky variety of its popular Naked palettes. It’s $54 (Php 2,421), which, to me, is ridiculous. But don’t mind me; I’m a cheapskate. If you’re willing to shell out that much, you can …

Style Stories / Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss for Mango + More

Welcome to Style Stories! Here are a round-up of fashion news items I came across this week. Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss are together again. This time the two supermodels share the spotlight for a Mango campaign. (The two previously paired up for a Burberry ad.) [Mango] Cher is Marc Jacobs’ newest muse. [Fashionista] Levi’s …

Chaotic Lashes / Clumpy Mascara: Trend Spotting

(Photo: Maybelline Volum Express Colossal Chaotic Lash mascara campaign) I usually veer away from trends. I am not the type to jump on bandwagons and follow the flock but I’ve noticed a hype about “chaotic” lashes — also known as clumpy, spidery lashes — lately and my interest got piqued. For years it has been …