i don’t know about you guys but I get insanely excited about beauty launches. When a brand drops some new awesomeness into my Instagram feed I can’t help but to get really into it. There’s the anticipation, the discussion from those in the beauty community and finally the launch and subsequent product reviews. We all get worked into an absolute frenzy which means A- brands are doing a fab job at marketing and social media & B- We are an obsessive bunch of divas. 🙂 #NoShade… It’s all love.
It’s officially Spring at we’re starting to catch the fever here. In the Midwest it could be 30 degrees all week and 60’s on the weekend or vice versa… especially when you have something to do, it never fails that we have beautiful weather on the days you are at work then by the time you can enjoy it the temps dip backdown… But yeah We’re all longing for poolside days and romantic picnics in the park, Backyard BBQ’s and Rooftop Parties… those fun, fleeting, cherished non-Adulting moments. It’s right around the corner.. Get HYPE!
So in anticpation of the goodtimes ahead the beauty community is about to bombard us with collections spiked with color & new formulas to celebrate the season. I’ve created a list of 10 Beauty Drops that in my opinion are the most original and you’ll actually get some use out of this season. Now a few of these have already launched which is AMAZING because you can get them early before all your friends and rivals (you know that chick at the office who is fake nice). Also as each of these are persumably limited edition you don’t want to miss your chance at greatness.
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Beauty Drop: Smashbox X VLADA Petal Metal Collection
This is probably the most mysterious beauty drop of the season. It literally came out of nowhere… no teasers just hey we just dropped this collection that’s pretty rad and you should check it out. Now of course as women, who are mysterious creatures in our own right, we were intrigued to say the very least. I mean just look at… It’s full of metallic rose gold glittery goodness. I literally want all of it and really wished they had released it in a vault so I could get it all in one click. I know how much you guys like to see a collection in motion, I am a little stumped at why none of the beauty gurus of YouTube have done a dedicated review of the collection yet… As it dropped on April 13th… I did find a Youtube Ad from Smashbox for you guys to get a taste of this amazing collection.
Beauty Drop: MAC Cosmetics X Aaliyah Collection
Like every other warm blooded American Girl in the 90’s I was and will always be an Aaliyah Fan. She was literally everything – Street and Sweet, Poised girl next door and the girl from around the way. Aaliyah has style sense that was Iconic… she was doing things that no one was doing in terms of fashion and makeup, yet it was what everyone wanted. I am really excited that MAC is releasing a collection inspired by the R&B Icon. No word yet on if it will be available exclusively at MAC – though I am almost positive it will be available at Ulta & Sephoras – but can’t be 100% until we get more details. The collect drops on June 21st.
Beauty Drop: Kush Mascara from Milk Makeup
I know what you’re thinking – what on Earth… Well let me just explain why you should be excited about this, Ok… So about a week ago I’m scrolling through My IG feed… giving out my obligatory likes here… a couple of comments there… then a video from Milk Makeup caught my complete attention… I’ve included it below for reference.
Needless to say I was insanely curious on A – how do you lace a product with Marijuana legally… and B – what kind of product is it? A few days ago we all found out the it was a mascara that contains CBD Oil, a now legal substance in all 50 states that contains less than 1% THC and no Psycho-Addictive effects. So – CHILLAX. 🙂 In addition to the mascara Milk Makeup has also released Merch to celebrate the occassion – 2 t-shirt designs, a pin set, and stickers… because you never have too many stickers. Kush Mascara is available at MilkMakeup.com, & Sephora
Beauty Drop: Colourpop X Shayla Collab
So who is this Shayla? She’s a very successful Youtuber 539,752 subscribers at the time of this post and over 2 MILLION followers on IG. Shayla is one of my favorite influencers as she is always poised, never involved in drama and creates stunning makeup looks. She also has a couple of widely successful collabs under her belt already so we’re sure the Colourpop Collab will be amazing. Note that I keep saying the collab and not the collection or the palette? That’s because no one has any idea what the collab actually is… Well I’m sure Shayla and Colourpop knows but they haven’t released any details other than it will be released on 4/27. This mysterious collab has us extremely interested… Judging by the pic is a nail polish – which would be cool as Colourpop doesn’t currently have nail color in their line. Is it a palette? Is it everything? (lol) We can not wait!
Literally as I was typing this post Shayla Posted a video to her Youtube Channel Showcasing the the Collab
Beauty Drop: Cake Mix Foundation from Beauty Bakerie
Beauty Bakerie is a fun brand designed to give people of color more options beauty products. We all remember the Tarte Shape Tape Foundation fiasco earlier this year.. Unfortunately the lack of shade options for people of color in the makeup community is really pathetic… it’s 2018… get with the program… Beauty Bakerie not only added a foundation that is getting rave reviews from influencersbut they’ve actually changed the way shades are ranked. In the words of the Beauty Bakerie CEO – “The shade range is dark to light. Now is a time of healing, so this is a real celebration of unity, understanding, and love.” – Cashmere, CEO & Founder
The Cake Mix Foundation just launced and is available at BeautyBakerie.com
Beauty Drop: Artist Couture X Jackie Aina Highlighters
For everyone who has been on stalking these highlighters online you have more of an incentive to go ahead and buy them… The Artist Couture x Jackie Aina collab will be available at Sephora.com – Per Jackie Aina, Beauty Guru, IG Story they will be available online only and will not be sold in stores. Period. Here’s a little taste of La’ Bronze & La Peach and why you need to care about them. I have been searching for a release date but haven’t been able to find one yet. However you can head over to Sephora and get an email notification when the products are available.
Update: Product was released over the weekend and sold out the same day. Make sure you put your notification in so you can be contacted whenever the restock happens.
Beauty Drop: Maybelline Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette
I didn’t forget about my drugstore divas! There is a lot of talk about the Maybelline Lemonade Craze Palette. I was excited about this palette when I first saw it then I got hesitant then excited again. Why? Well I love that this is a great day palette. There are a lot of wearable shades and it can go from desk to date night fairly easily. It also smells like lemons which is essentially a win IMO… Then I got to really looking at these shades and got really hesitant to buy into it… You see even though I am probably the fairest black woman you’re likely to meet these shades all look a little to light for me. I’ve recently seen swatches on deeper skin tones and I have a renewed faith in Maybelline again. Now we all know swatches lie… so I guess we will see, It’s currently available at Ulta.
Beauty Drop: Nabla Cosmetics Soul Blooming Palette
When spring calls… We answer with SWATCHES! 💃🏽🕺🏼 Don’t you love how every shade stands out in such a unique way on different skin tones? ✌🏻✌🏽✌🏿💘 ——— If you want to see how ultra pigmented and buttery every eyeshadow is, check out @mrdanielmakeup last IG post, he will show you live swatches! 🎥 ——— Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette 🌸Available from May 3, 2018 at 1 pm CEST on nablacosmetics.com and at authorized retailers! L-R: Honey Drip, Chamomile, Garden Gate, Gea, Bolero, Climbing Rose, Philosophy, Flowery, Anemone, Middle Karma, Garçon, Caravaggio #soulbloomingeyeshadowpalette #soulblooming #crueltyfree #vegan #nabla #nablacosmetics
With a release date of May 3rd this is probably the most stunning Spring/Summer Palette I have seen. The Soul Blooming Palette is a cool tone lover’s dream come true. So far it will only be available on their website. We’ll keep following this one and report back. 🙂
The quality of your brush can make all the difference in the world in you makeup looks. Quality doesn’t have to be expensive and BH Cosmetics is one of the best brands with affordable yet high quality makeup and tools. These brushes have taken the internet by storm and are worth the investment… Actually they are a STEAL! You get 10 Face & Eye Brushes for $24… SWEET! Available on BH Cosmetics Website.
I’ve said this a couple of times but I am an avid fan of Too Faced Cosmetics. The Sex on the Peach Mascara is a collection of the cult classic Better Than Sex Mascara and a few ofthe best selling products from the Peaches & Cream Collection;
- 1 full-size Better Than Sex Mascara
- 1 full-size Peach Perfect Setting Powder
- 1 travel-size Primed & Peachy Primer
- 1 travel-size Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray
The collection is selling for $45 and available on TooFaced.com