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This Week in Beauty is a new beauty column created for Blush Magazine that will act as your one-stop news source for all things beauty. This beauty recap will include topics like best beauty Instagrams of the week, fashion week beauty looks, beauty launches and more.
Cardi B Goes Blonde
Queen Cardi debuted fresh blonde locks courtside for NBA All-Star Weekend. Unlike her white hot bleached lob for NYFW, this look was a more natural dirty blonde that reached as long as her waist in loose waves. Known for his bomb wigs and celeb clientele, Tokyo Stylez created the look for Cardi. Tokyo Stylez has been feeling the blonde lately after creating the long white wigs used to create Kim KW’s Klones in the #yeezyseason6 campaign.
Lime Crime Adds a New Venus Palette to the Collection
Indie beauty brand Lime Crime is best known for their liquid lip velveteens and their cult classic Venus eyeshadow palettes. The OG Venus palette was created to bring the perfect reddish-brown grungey smokey eye and the second Venus palette was a darker, more vampy version of the first. Now, Venus XL is a more ethereal take on the original Venus, also offering 18 shadows instead of the usual 8.
Bite Beauty Celebrates Pisces Season With a New Lipstick
The latest edition to Bite’s Astrology-inspired lipstick collection hit Sephora on February 19th, right in time for Pisces season. The burnt peach hue was created for the dreamy artist representing the water sign that’s ruled by Neptune. The Astrology collection comes in Bite’s award winning Amuse Bouche lipstick formula, is extremely limited edition and retails for $26.
Rihanna’s Dirty 30 Birthday Glow
Speaking of Pisces, on February 20th, we recognized the birth of goddess Rihanna (a b-day shared with fellow dreamy Pisces, Kurt Cobain). Aside from the star’s NYC birthday bash, she celebrated with the launch of an extremely limited-edition Fenty Beauty product. Fenty Beauty’s Killawatt highlight in Trophy Wife was one of the most talked about products when the brand launched because of its unique and iconic true gold hue. Trophy Wife got a makeover for Riri’s birthday. The “Dirty Thirty” version of this best selling highlight is a collectors edition with 3 X’s embedded in the pan and collectible golden secondary packaging.
Shade Range Wars
Beauty brands continue to fall short on creating an inclusive shade range of foundation that caters to a wide variety of skin tones. Since Fenty Beauty came into the game last September with a 40 shade foundation collection, other brands have been struggling to keep up. Before the dust could even settle from Tarte’s Shape Tape Foundation fiasco (you know the one where they completely disregarded women of color in their shade development) It Cosmetics debuted their Bye Bye Foundation. This foundation comes in a laughable 12 shades with only 1 or 2 that could possibly work for women of color. Cover FX on the other hand released their Power Play foundation that comes in 40 shades, showcasing the vast range on Instagram accompanied by the fitting hashtag #nudeisnotbeige.