I love me a great lippie
On Instagram (static):
I love me a great lippie
On Instagram (static):
But expect the collection to sell out within minutes, with pieces being re-sold for exorbitant prices on eBay.
Previously, Marimekko had limited edition collections with Banana Republic (the collection even included nail polish!) and H+M. It even collaborated with Avon on a limited edition collection of makeup in 2008 (see pics here).
Marimekko’s most popular print is its Unikko poppy print (not featured in its collection for Target). Dolce & Gabbana ripped it off and even tried to cancel registration of the Unikko print in the EU: to learn more, read D&G Dolce & Gabbana rips off Marimekko Unikko print. Be sure to read the comments too!
From Korea, where trends (BB cream, face masks) in skin care begin, comes the latest innovation: BB cushion!
What is BB cushion? BB Cushion is a sponge that is soaked in foundation. To apply, you press a flat pad (included) in the sponge to pick up the foundation and then press or pat onto your face.
I understand that IOPE, one of Amore Pacific’s brands, was the first to bring out BB air cushion. When I was at the Amore store within Super H mart (see Asian beauty stores in the DC Metro Area), one of the saleswomen patted a bit of IOPE Air Cushion on my hand. She said it replaced primer, foundation, sunscreen, and powder. The finish of IOPE Air Cushion suggested the presence of silicones. It also had a white-ish cast, but then, whitening products are popular in Asia.
As I mentioned, Target has entered the premium skin care market. One of the brands that it is now carrying is Laneige, yet another Amore Pacific brand. Not surprisingly, Laneige has a BB Cushion product.
So why do I say that Laneige BB Air Cushion is not worth the hype or hassle? It is difficult to apply, and it’s hard to know how much foundation to pick up. For the first couple of times that I used, I applied too much: it was obvious to my husband, who joked about it. Also, the pad doesn’t provide precision in covering spots and other detailed work. I’ll stick with my IT Cosmetics YSBB™ Your Skin But Better™ CC Cream with SPF 50+ and Beautyblender.
You may purchase Laneige BB Cushion for $34 (taxes & shipping not included) from target.com and Target stores (check online for availability in store – that’s how I found mine)
Fashionista.com has a feature about Target’s introducing higher end skin care at its stores: Target’s Beauty Department to Go Upscale: Will It Catch On With Shoppers? | Fashionista.
Call me skeptical, but several years ago, Target introduced skin and body care brands from all around the world. After a lot of fanfare, shelf space for these products gradually diminished and ultimately, Target discontinued the brands.
As for me, I hope that the new concept will succeed. One of the brands to be introduced is 29 by Lydia Mondavi. I felt honored when Lydia Mondavi called me from the floor the day her 29 Cosmetics line was launched at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco. Congratulations, Lydia, on the expansion of your brand.
Target Beauty features new offerings from NP Set, Pixi, Bodycology, Ahava, Curls Professional, Masque Bar, Pacifica, Boots no7, Boots Botanics, Eyelure, Camille Rose, Champneys, and Goody. Most products launch at Target this March.
Some, like Pacifica makeup, have already launched. JK Jemma Kidd apparently has been discontinued.
When I visited my local Target, stock for Boots was low: I thought that Target was going to phase out Boots, after Walgreens bought a 45% stake in Boots, but signs promise us that Target will continue to carry Boots. Here’s the scoop: a beauty adviser (the first one I’ve met at Target) told me that there will be new Boots no7 and Botanics products in two weeks. She also told me that Walgreens will carry Boots products at a store in downtown DC: I suspect that this is the Walgreens at 4225 Connecticut Ave NW, which houses a Look Boutique.
Check out the Target Beauty Spring 2013 Lookbook for new offerings!
Target is partnering with Truman Capote’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” to spotlight the affordable, on-trend offerings that stock [its] beauty aisle. Long-standing exclusive beauty partners Sonia Kashuk and Umberto worked alongside the production’s Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood to recreate the timeless Holly Golightly makeup and hair look, which was featured in the production artwork and will also be worn on-stage.
Emilia Clarke, the 25-year-old “Game of Thrones” actress, plays Capote’s complicated heroine and vivacious party darling. She’ll trade in loin clothes and dragons for pearls and an elegant up-do. The brunette beauty certainly looks the part. ..