Highlights #4 2017
It was hard to put this post off, because I feel like a lot of exciting things happened right after posting the last one. But I was patient.
MAC is now launching at US beauty midmarket store chain ULTA. It feels a little shocking? I wasn’t expecting that at all. Perhaps this is a wakeup call.
Teen Vogue is often a voice of reason, I like this article about being critical and responsible about your beauty purchases. Do you really “need it in your life”?
One of the strongest trends right now is “unicorn” everything – food, accessories and beauty, which has been picked up on by brands like Tarte, Farsali and Too Faced. With rumours of a Lisa Frank makeup collection in the works, it looks like nostalgic girlhood is entering the mainstream.
Drunk Elephant’s new investors include Leandra Medine of Man Repeller fame – but not Lauder. I really hope DE reaches european retailers soon, I’m dying to try it out.
Lancôme is collaborating with Olympia Le-Tan! (again, last time was in 2013) Here’s my only chance of affording something with her design on it. I think the caviar design would be cute on a cushion compact…
I remember the smell of play-doh very clearly (and hate it) so the fact that there’s an application to trademark the scent is hilarious.
Speaking of racism – the Urban Decay Basquiat collection doesn’t sit right with me at all. The fact that a white model is representing the collection is plain foolish, and the way Urban Decay uses drug references in their marketing and products is especially heinous considering Basquiat died of a heroin overdose. Tacky and bad, Urban Decay.
I enjoyed this piece on homophobia and male grooming from Teen Vogue. I’ve had enough of straight men and their homophobic nonsense – the other day there was an article in a major Swedish paper where a straight man complained that other men wearing perfume was “assaulting” his senses. Women wearing perfume was fine by him though – even titillating. I once had a relative go on a rant about a male celebrity wearing “too much eye makeup”. Straight men are demons. Just say you hate gay people and be done with it.