Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Beauty News: The Latest Happenings in the World of Beauty


For new readers, periodically I like to give you a round-up of beauty news tidbits that I find interesting, in an effort to keep all of us in-the-know. Here's a quick look at some of the latest happenings in the world of beauty:

  • Sephora is rolling out new social impact initiatives including Sephora Accelerate (a program for women entrepreneurs), Classes for Confidence (free in-store classes "developed to help inspire confidence in women facing major life transitions"), and Sephora Stands Together (an emergency and hardship fund "for Sephora employees impacted by natural disasters, family emergency, and other unexpected events").





  • Would you pay $49 for a device that allows you to release home fragrance into your house via motion control and also via...your smartphone? Febreze is hoping you will
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23 comments

  1. I never got on the EOS train. I bought one of them awhile ago and did not care for it. I never found it really moisturizing. You should look at their FB page. The pics people are posting of their lips, its insane.

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    1. I bought into the hype and bought a few. I found out I'm allergic to the Summer Fruit flavor, but I didn't have a reaction like I've seen in photos.

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    2. I loved the original formula at first, but they started to not work for me a few years ago. I MUCH prefer the newer formula (in the striped packaging). Very moisturizing and not waxy. I have never had a negative reaction to their lip balms, but I feel so terrible for anyone who has.

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  2. I had a reaction to the EOS lip balm! I thought I was getting chapped lips until it kept getting worse!

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    1. Omg I went to a doctor and a dermatologist and never got to the bottom of the cause! It all makes sense now! It took 3 months for my reaction to clear up!!

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  3. Oh my god! I had allergies with the summer fruit one as well and when I tried a few other ones, I started getting a lot of small bumps on my lips, so had to stop using them. Thought it was with just me. Did not know this was such a big issue!

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  4. I swear, the pictures posted look like yeast infections. I got one on my face/lips from a "natural" mineral sunscreen I was using that wasn't properly preserved, and that's exactly what it looked like. I wonder if the eos balms are harboring yeast from people using them, and it's causing this, since Eos doesn't use preservatives.

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  5. Ok, now I'm going to stop using mine because I've had a chapped section on my lips that won't go away so I've been slathering this on. Time to switch.

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  6. Probably a bad batch, or any microorganisms already on the lips getting into the balm and reproducing. Also makes me wonder why someone would continue to use a product when every single cosmetic I have ever seen has warnings stating "stop use and see a doctor if problem arises". Kind of a no brainer there, then again I still see people doing full-face cosmetics from testers at Sephora and Ulta using the in bottle wands.

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  7. I never got on the EOS train either, thankfully! For those wanting to get away from it, though, might I suggest ChapStick Total Hydration. I got one in a Target beauty box a while ago, and just got another one in an Allure box (I think!). Since I've started using it, I actually find myself reaching for it less often, it's that good and it lasts! I was previously addicted to Maybelline's Baby Lips, but not anymore! Just wanted to share, it can be a pain to find a new lip balm.

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    1. Got 3 of these today. On clearance for 1.38 at target

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  8. I tried EOS way back when Michelle Phan made it popular but never worked for me. It was way waxy and I still ended up with chapped lips. After I discovered the Smith's Rosebud Salve I never tried anything else because it worked great for me

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  9. The Febreeze item sounds like just the thing for when you don't want to get up to spray a room fresher. Which, is something I'm doing often....you know....because I have a husband...and all that comes with that! ;)

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  10. If you've got horribly dry lips like I do, the only thing I've found that works is Blistex Lip Medex. It's AMAZING. It's hard to find, at least in my area, but if you do see it, grab it.

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  11. I have couple eos balms and haven't had any reaction to them. They keep my lips from getting chapped, but they certainly don't improve them. I like the sweet mint one for short term, immediate relief. I have the summer fruit as well, but I don't really care for it. It goes on very thin and dries on my lips quite fast.

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  12. I have tried a couple EOS and found them to be OK. The packaging is cute but I find I do prefer classic lip balm tubes, so I just avoid it for that reason mostly. I don't understand how people's lips can get that bad and how they'd keep using a product if they experience irritation. In the past I've had reactions to face creams that were too strongly scented, for example, and I just return it to the store for a refund.
    Many lip balms have potentially irritating ingredients, anyways, and everyone is unique.
    As for Susan Sarandon for L'Oreal, hell yes. She is all kinds of awesome, especially since she isn't trying to look like a 25-year-old.

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  13. We have to read the ingredients and go to ewg.org this site will tell you which or harmful and cancer causing. Our cosmetics are loaded with crapper ingredients. We have to be choosy.

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  14. Thanks for keeping us informed G. I love that Susan Sarandon is going to be the face of the L'Oreal. It is sad about EOS. I have been using their lip balms for about four years now with no problems. I admit that they are not the most moisturizing but they work well-enough for me and are easy to find in my bottomless pit of a purse. After reading about it I stopped using the one I had and noticed that the chapped part of my lips that never seems to go away cleared up. I had never equated that with EOS because my lips have been dry for years. But, it could also be because I started using the Bite Beauty Lip Mask instead.

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  15. After reading this article, it encouraged me to look up the EOS lawsuit on google. BTW, I looked up everything you posted, so THANK YOU! Love it! The article lead me to several videos on google regarding sites that help you figure out what's in your makeup products so you can make wiser choices on what has lower rates of toxins. I hope it's okay to share the link below for a brand that I love so much with their huge range of color.

    LOreal petition to remove cancer causing chemicals from makeup:
    https://secure3.convio.net/bcf/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=295

    I hope this is okay to share on here since you have such a large audience of women who should be aware more of what we're putting on our skin, which is the largest organ in our body.

    This is to spread awareness, not fear. I love makeup and I'm an artist as well, so I'm not going to stop using makeup, but just being more conscience.

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  16. I tried EOS a couple weeks back and for some odd reason my lips felt blistered and dry first time thats ever happened. So I stopped using it now I think I'll just stick to my good old la bello or nivea lip balms...because for me they work amazingly well. I'm thinking of trying the best damn beauty lip mask treatment, have u tried it yet or know anyone who has?

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  17. Remember when Carmex was all the rage? I still love that.

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  18. I want to take the Sephora class because I'm reentering the work place. I'll have to find out more about that. I'll report back if I can get into a class.

    As for EOS, I first heard about the lawsuit of tv. I used it they first came out. EOS didn't have enough moisture. I tried the newer striped container version and liked it. No problem. From what i've been reading some people have been using it for years with no issues. The problems seemed to have started about four months ago. So, that needs to be investigated.

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