H Mart in Fairfax, Virginia recently moved to its new location on 11200 Fairfax Blvd.
I was concerned that the beauty counter tenants from its previous location would move as well. Here’s what HJ said on Nextdoor:
Yes, the beauty counters moved to the new location. Also a small pharmacy, Asian food court, kiddie play corner, a seafood section (follow your nose for that dept), and some parking in the shade are in the new location. Customers are leaving carts all over the parking lot and in precious empty parking spaces instead of pushing them back to the cart corrals, so watch out — or your or your car could hit a cart that’s out of place or rolling around.
Relieved! Naturally, I had to check out the beauty counters. It was gratifying that the beauty advisors remembered me from the old location. Here’s my haul:
K Beauty haul
Black Pearl and Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch from Petitfée: cool and refreshing. I like to put these on before I do my eye makeup.
VDL foundation brush: the saleswoman said that she used this brush to blend concealer. You might be surprised that VDL is an LG brand. That’s right: the same LG that makes flat-screen TVs, washing machines and dryers, and refrigerators also has a skin care and makeup division.
Skincare samples from The History of 후 (Whoo) and Su:m37, also LG brands. This store is great for handing out freebies!
Five-ply cotton facial pads: you can peel off layers on these pads.
FYI H Mart has a stand for lower-priced cosmetics, including Tony Moly, Bbi@, and Missha. Please note that the beauty counters are tenants, not part of H Mart.
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One frequent criticism of BB/CC/DD creams is that they come in too few shades. For foundation, I switch between It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ and Hourglass Cosmetics Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick. I was pleased to learn that It Cosmetics expanded its shade range for Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+. The six shades are: Fair, Light, Medium, Medium Dark, Dark, and Deep.
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ now comes in more shades
While it’s not the 30+ skin tones that we’ve gotten accustomed to, it’s better than the limited selection we had before.
Limited time offer: Ultamate Rewards members get $10 off It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ (normal retail price $38) through Saturday, November 10! Code needed.
Revlon has a new prestige brand in the works – Flesh
It will launch in late June, and features 40 shades of foundation, in stick packaging.
Linda Wells, the creator of Allure magazine who is now the creative director at Revlon, developed the new brand.… https://t.co/LO8QWIDFCVpic.twitter.com/blFWFcMQ8w
In addition to foundation sticks, Flesh will include highlighters, lipstick, and blush — all created to complement a wide range of skin tones.
Flesh will be available online at Ulta Beauty beginning June 24th, and will be on store shelves in July.
Will Flesh have staying power? I’m thinking in particular about the stunning failure of Vital Radiance, a line that Revlon created for women over 50.
In the 1990s, Revlon had a line targeted at African-American women: I couldn’t find the name of the line (likewise, I couldn’t find the name of the line for which 1980s teen pop star Tiffany was a model).
I’m of two minds when it comes to Linda Wells.
Con: As EIC of Allure, she ostensibly approved a hatchet job on Paula Begoun. Wow – talk about duplicity. The reporter ingratiated herself with Paula.
Did Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) go out of business? A few weeks ago, it abruptly shut down its website, its New York City store, and all its social media accounts. Sephora isn’t always kind to small brands: lawsuits between Sephora and OCC might provide some clues to OCC’s apparent demise. This story haunted me. Back when my beauty blog mattered and OCC’s only products were its Tarred (black) and Feathered (White) lip balms in tins (this was before Lip Tar), I corresponded directly with OCC founder David Klasfeld, who’s cited in the Racked article Sephora’s Lawsuit With Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Is a Staggering Case Study in How Beauty Products Are Sold. #IKnewThemWhen
In this feature Revealed: The Magic Make-up Formula for Achieving Perfect Skin at Any Age from DailyMail.com Femail, make-up artist Oonagh Connor (Instagram: @oonaghoo) describes the right ratios of foundation to concealer to use according to your age. She says that women should ditch foundation as they grow older. I just turned 60, and it looks like she’s recommending that women in their sixties wear a mask (70% foundation, 30% concealer)!
After an initial foray into bricks-and-mortar stores at Sephora, ColourPop has arrived at Ulta! The collection includes liquid lip colors, eye shadows, and highlighters. You may order ColourPop through ulta.com or select stores.
For the benefit of my readers in the DC metro area, here are the local Ulta stores that carry ColourPop: