The Weekly Brush Up – 9/7

Hey folks!

So I’ve been playing around with the idea of doing a weekly newsletter-type deal that I’m calling The Weekly Brush Up (get it, brush, like… makeup brush? *wink wink*).  In my last post about this, I said that it would be out every Saturday morning, but now I’m thinking Friday morning might be better.  The whole gist is for it to outline some of the latest in beauty, including new product/brand launches, any drama that might be going on amongst influencers, and a fun little beauty horoscope.

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As another general update, I’ve actually started a new job, hence why I haven’t been posting as regularly #adulting – I’m going to try to get back into some more regular posting again, so stay tuned!


The Brush Up

Starbucks may have released their PSL early, but Too Faced is releasing their GSP early for the holidays..


Yes, GSP, or Gingerbread Spice Palette. Trendmood1 confirmed on Instagram that this palette would be part of this year’s holiday collection with packaging similar to their Chocolate Bar and Peach palettes and a festive scent to match the name.

Naughty, or Nice?

This looks like an upgraded version of Too Faced’s holiday 2016 collection, which included three palettes with one of them being labelled “Gingerbread Cookie.”  Temptalia wasn’t too keen on these, so hopefully this new palette plays nice or it might have to go on the naughty list.


Put a Ribbon on It

By “it,” we mean a special edition highlighter featuring a stamped ribbon design that BECCA released for October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Looks Familiar

This isn’t a new shade, but rather a repackaged version of their highly popular Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal.  Like their other highlighters, the price point on this is $38, but $8 from every purchase will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation from September 1 to November 30.


“Celebrity” Family Feud

The battle between YouTube’s Jaclyn Hill and MUG’s Marlena Stell continues.

What Now?

Marlena posted a truth video about the beauty community, in which she talks about beauty influencers and sponsored content.  Thinking she was one of the influencers alluded to, Jaclyn then posted her own video, claiming she doesn’t do sponsored content.  Jaclyn’s video is about 44 minutes long, so if you ain’t got no time for that, here’s a pretty comprehensive tl;dr.

Anything Else?

Oh yeah.  A few day’s after Jaclyn’s video, Marlena also tweeted that it’s “logistically impossible” to repress eyeshadows and reship them from a foreign country in 4 weeks, making people going “hmm” all over again about the latest Morphe Vault Collection drama.


It’s ♍️Virgo Season♍️ (August 23 – September 22)

According to, Virgos can expect the following for September 7:

SEP 7, 2018: Add a smart belt to make an old dress look brand-spanking new. Play with widths and you’ll be fashion-forward without trying too hard. Extremes (super skinny or obi-sash wide) always make a statement.

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