Beautyblenders will now change colour, Charlotte Tilbury translates the iconic Pillow Talk into eyeshadows, and other beauty news

Beautyblenders will now change colour, Charlotte Tilbury translates the iconic Pillow Talk into eyeshadows, and other beauty news

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Text: Emily Heng

1. The latest Beautyblender sponge changes colour when wet.

As any makeup maven can attest, the Beautyblender works best when wet — this feature is once again the winning feature of the product with the release of the Beautyblender Wave. Not only does it come embossed with the words, "wet me", it also changes colour when it comes in contact with warm water, turning from pink to periwinkle blue. Pretty and practical? We're sold.


2. Charlotte Tilbury expands their iconic Pillow Talk range with a new eyeshadow palette.

Meet the Pillow Talk Instant Eye Palette, a 12-pan wonder comprising versatile, easy-to-wear hues in the brand's signature pigmented-packed formulation. The shadows are organised into four distinct groups — each colour group is developed for a specific setting in mind. Think Day (shimmering shades of rose gold), Desk (matte copper hues), Date (smoky matte brown shades), and Dream (pinks and reds).

3. Tatcha is going on a social media cleanse.

Get a good look at the skincare brand's gorgeous feed, folks, because it'll all be gone come 31 December 2019. Founder Vicky Tsai, recently announced that this is done so the brand can start sharing content that "reconnects followers with the moment and themselves, elevating the conversation around skincare and self-care" rather than just posting a series of "eye-candy product shots."


4. New Jersey passes a bill banning natural hair discrimination.

Following New York and California, New Jersey has become the next state in the US to ban all forms of discrimination based on hairstyle and texture. The catalyst behind this decision is, undoubtedly, the recent viral video from Buena, New Jersey, which shows a bi-racial teen being made to cut his dreadlocks before entering a wrestling match.


5. Dyson's Supersonic Hair Dryer now comes in a chic new colour.

The limited edition red colourway set retails for the same price as the original Supersonic dryers, and comes with three bonus attachments: the smoothing nozzle, styling concentrator, and diffuser. Talk about value for money, eh? Snap up this bad boy quick before it (inevitably) sells out.


6. Sulwhasoo is set to debut their most luxurious range of anti-ageing products.

Enter the Timetreasure Honorstige line, which features premium ingredients such as red pine, reishi mushroom, and active ginseng cell that restore and rejuvenate while providing a decadent, luxurious experience for skin. Scoop up the goods beginning February 2020, or treat yo'self to the facial treatment option at Sulwhasoo's spa.


7. Janelle Monae dyed her armpit hair neon pink.

The songbird is getting an early start and prepping for hot girl summer by dyeing her pits pink. While she's hardly the first celebrity to apply dye there, she's definitely one of the few who's opted for such a vivid hue. Fans and fellow singers promptly flooded the comments section with their support; Kehlani expresses that she wants to "touch it" while Thandie Newton opted for a string of fire emojis.


8. Teen's affordable acne-clearing skincare routine goes viral.

High school student, Carlos David, first catapulted to fame when he posted a before-and-after picture of his complexion. The drastic results were enough to get the Internet freaking out, which only further intensified when he spilt the tea on his entire routine — it comprises affordable drugstore finds including Cosrx's cleanser and Neutrogena's sunscreen. Take notes.