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ColourPop's Big Sephora Launch Stirs Up Confusion

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We're less than one day away from ColourPop's brick and mortar debut at Sephora! But first... ICYMI, here's a quick recap:

Since the brand's inception three years ago, ColourPop products have always been exclusively sold online. The indie brand's playful personality, affordable price tags and cruelty-free pledge has garnered a cult-like fan base and has won the hearts of big YouTube beauty bloggers like ThatGirlShaeXo and JkissaMakeup. Starting tomorrow, U.S. customers will be able to swatch ColourPop products in select stores and order from an authorized retailer for the very first time. 

Drama in paradise?

Originally, ColourPop stated that their wallet-friendly prices would stay the same despite Sephora's reputation as a high-end and luxury retailer.

Earlier this week, Sephora revealed which ColourPop items will be available just in time for holiday shopping... and some fans weren't happy.  After claiming to not inflate prices, it seems that ColourPop's statement isn't completely true. 

And of course fans took to Twitter to express their frustrations.

But there's an explanation for this decision, right? ColourPop rebutted the negative responses on social media.

Although the above statement from ColourPop is true, the only logical answer to this would be to do a cost breakdown of some of the Sephora exclusive items compared to popular items sold on ColourPop's site.

Don't worry, I did all the calculating so you don't have to. Here's the official breakdown:

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So what's the verdict?

Lip glosses, Super Shock Shadows and bundles will remain the same price. Palettes and other limited edition or exclusive items will vary.

Although ColourPop's promise to keep ALL prices low is technically incorrect, the cost per gram difference between palettes is minuscule. For beauty lovers, there are also other non-quantitative factors to consider like the items being limited edition and Sephora exclusives.

With this in mind, I wouldn't fret about the seemingly increasing price. Go on, don't feel too guilty and get your purge on!

ColourPop Cosmetics will be available on Tuesday, October 31st at sephora.com.

Rihanna Previews Galaxy-Themed Holiday Collection for Fenty Beauty

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Just one month after the incredibly successful launch of her first-ever cosmetics line launch, Fenty Beauty, Rihanna has no plans of stopping any time soon. The fashion and music icon strikes again by announcing a galaxy-inspired collection for the holidays, coming this Friday, October 13th.

Rihanna took to Instagram to show off the new Galaxy Collection which includes lipstick, lip gloss, liquid eyeliner and a 14-color eyeshadow palette all encased in dreamy jewel-toned, glittery packaging.

Here's a peek at the upcoming release:

Fenty Beauty's momentum from its epic first launch will be impossible to stop as fans show their excitement on social media:

We can already tell that this launch is going to be out-of-this-world, so don't forget to mark your calendars here.

Too Faced Faces Lawsuit from Tatcha for Packaging Infringement

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Privately held Japanese beauty brand Tatcha, has filed a trade dress claim against one of Estée Lauder's companies, Too Faced, for copying its lipstick packaging. 

On August 2nd, TrendMood posted a sneak peek of the lipsticks from Too Faced's newest Peaches and Cream collection. Several comments on Instagram mention eerie similarities to Tatcha's packaging, which was also used as evidence in the lawsuit.

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Quick! Can you spot the difference?

Tatcha 23-Karat Gold Illuminated Lipstick

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Neither company has released an official statement on the pending suit. Do you think Tatcha has a reasonable case against Too Faced?

Becca Cosmetics Reveals Its Newest Highlighter [UPDATE]

Becca Cosmetics recently invited fans to vote for the next Shimmering Skin Perfector. The contenders were 'Smoky Quartz,' a muted, dusty rose with silver tones, and 'Golden Mint,' a green-yellow base with gold reflects.

The contest began on Monday and it looks like we have a winner!

Pre-orders are open now on their site. Will this be your new must-have?

Sephora Pro Palettes Are Back in Stock!

For the first time ever, Sephora's PRO team created three new palettes for fall from wearable to bold and everything in between.

Each palette includes a whopping 28 shades with four different finishes for $68 each. These fan-favorites are exclusive and limited edition so get your hands on them before they're gone forever! 

Sephora PRO Warm Palette $68

Limited edition. Available in select stores and online at sephora.com.

Jeremy Scott Teams Up With Sephora for a Bear-y Limited Edition Collection

UPDATE #2

Sephora has officially announced the new release date via Instagram. Add this date to your calendar!

UPDATE #1

Looks like there's some confusion about the Moschino + Sephora Collection launch.

Sephora announced on Twitter that the release date has been pushed back to next week. Bookmark this page for updates!

 

Fashion designer Jeremy Scott is bringing a bear-y cute makeup line launching at Sephora today. The seven-piece collection will have limited quantities and with the popularity of the Moschino bear, it's guaranteed to sell out fast!

The collection is reasonably priced for something Moschino-branded, ranging from $18 to $58. 

Now lets take a look at the collection below!

 

Bear Eyeshadow Palette $48

 
 
 
 

Luckily Friday is payday, right?! Shop the collection on sephora.com.

Here's What You Need to Know About Sephora's New Weekly Wow Sale

Thursdays just got better thanks to Sephora's newest weekly sale. The cosmetics retailer announced that they'll be offering mega discounts, exclusive sales, freebies and samples every Thursday starting today! You only have one week to shop the week's sale or before they sell out, so snag these beauty bargains while you can!
 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit (was $40, now $20)

 
 
 

New weekly markdowns will continue until November 1st so remember to mark your calendars! Shop in stores or online until August 16th for this week's first round of deals.

IT Cosmetics Fall 2017 NYC Beauty ExhibIT Launch Party [EVENT]

A couple weeks ago, I attended IT Cosmetics' interactive showcase event to celebrate their upcoming Fall 2017 launches. It was held at Center415 in New York City with over 30,000 square feet of IT Cosmetics' latest beauty products, samples, personal makeovers, a Brow Power Powder spooley slide (seriously!), IT makeup brush swings and video/photo booths! Scroll through below!

Several product-focused exhibit rooms gave attendees a true hands-on and interactive experience from music-changing makeup compact spinning turntables to a brow pomade seesaw! Now let's take a peek at some products that launch in early August, available at Ulta.com.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Illumination $29

A talc-free, blurring illuminating powder with Bye Bye Pores Optical Blurring Technology to give skin an airbrushed and poreless effect.

Perfect Lighting Radiant Touch Wand $29

Corrects, conceals and brightens under eyes while adding lifting radiance to the face.

Heavenly Luxe Superhero Brush $29

A 4-in-1 interchangeable brush that can define brows and blend eye shadows.

Superhero Liner $24

Create thick or thin lines with the Heavenly Skin brush hair tip that won't smudge or run with its waterproof formula.

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Bye Bye Breakout Powder $28

Fight shine and blur pores while combating and reducing the appearance of blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles.

Bye Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Treatment Concealer $28

With this all-in-one concealer and drying lotion, breakouts don't stand a chance!

Bye Bye Redness Redness Correcting Powder $38

Reduce the look of redness and even out complexion with this buildable, talc-free powder.

Bye Bye Redness Skin Relief Treatment Moisturizer $48

Neutralize and sooth redness with this gentle moisturizer infused with anti-aging and skin-soothing properties.

Rounding up the rest of IT Cosmetics fall products are the Brow Power Pomade ($24), Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder Illumination with SPF 50+ ($50), Bye Bye Lines Foundation ($38), Bye Bye Pores Blush ($24), Bye Bye Under Eye Concealing Pot ($28), Confidence in a Cleanser ($28) and Heavenly Luxe Brow Power Universal Brow-Transformer Brush #21 ($24).

If you prefer to find your perfect color match in-stores, the full collection will arrive at Ulta on October 1st.