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Top 100 Cosmetic Trends in May

From Charitable Cosmetic Campaigns to Holographic Palettes

— May 26, 2018 — Fashion
From eye-catching in-store displays to holographic palettes, this list of May 2018 cosmetic trends highlight some of the newest products to be hitting the shelves this month.

Spring is an exciting season for the cosmetic industry and the seasonal cosmetic offerings have arrived in abundance to prove that. In light of the warmer weather, L'Oreal introduced a fruit-scented palette that's packed with all the memorable fragrances of the season. Meanwhile, both Colorpop and BH cosmetics released festival-ready palettes to prep consumers for all the outdoor experiences that come with the season.

Plenty of notable collaborations occurred this month, with MAC and PUMA's being one of the most memorable. Together, the two brands joined to create a range of sneakers that are styled after the cosmetic company's most popular lipstick shades.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Season-Inspired Makeup Trios
Season-Inspired Makeup Trios
Mally Beauty's Spring into Color Pack Comes with Three Matching Items
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97
Glowing Face Makeup Palettes
Glowing Face Makeup Palettes
Too Faced's 'Natural Face' Includes Bronzer, Blush and Highlighter
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96
Milky Cleansing Lotions
Milky Cleansing Lotions
Darphin's Cleansing Lotion Melts Away Makeup and Refreshes the Skin
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95
Bronzed Eye Shadow Palettes
Bronzed Eye Shadow Palettes
Kylie Cosmetics Have Released Its 'Extended Bronze' Palette
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94
Empowering Celebrity-Branded Palettes
Empowering Celebrity-Branded Palettes
Kerry Washington and Neutrogena Collaborated on Two Palettes
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93
Milky Face Primers
Milky Face Primers
Bareminerals' Combo Control Milky Face Primer Helps Restore Moisture
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92
Breakout-Treating Concealers
Breakout-Treating Concealers
The Bye Bye Breakout Product is for Those Who are Prone to Pimples
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91
Versatile Rose Sprays
Versatile Rose Sprays
QUAI's 'Rose Hair & Body' Spray Functions as an All-Over Moisturizer
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90
Velvety Milky Cleansers
Velvety Milky Cleansers
Caudalie's Gentle Cleansing Milk Moisturizes All Skin Types
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89
Soft Matte Finishing Powders
Soft Matte Finishing Powders
Marc Jacobs' Coconut Setting Powder Avoids Dry Makeup Looks
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88
Cosmetic Eye Cleansers
Cosmetic Eye Cleansers
RevitaLash Cosmetics' Micellar Water Lash Wash Cleanses the Eye Area
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87
Makeup-Melting Facial Cleansers
Makeup-Melting Facial Cleansers
Clinique's Take the Day Off Effortlessly Removes Stubborn Makeup
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86
Reality Star Eyeshadow Sticks
Reality Star Eyeshadow Sticks
Glam Masters Winner Argenis Pinal Created a KKW Beauty Collaboration
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85
Shimmering Cosmetic Swatches
Shimmering Cosmetic Swatches
Tarte Teased a Trio of Shimmering Beauty Products on Its Instagram
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84
Versatile Tangerine Highlighters
Versatile Tangerine Highlighters
Becca Cosmetics Released a Flattering Limited Edition Highlighter
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83
Deeply Hydrating Milky Lotions
Deeply Hydrating Milky Lotions
Glow Drops by Dr. Barbara Sturm are Healthy and Nourishing
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82
Soothing Milky Lotion Cleansers
Soothing Milky Lotion Cleansers
Epionce's Lotion Cleanser Removes Dirt Particles and Soothes Skin
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81
Party-Proof Makeup Collaborations
Party-Proof Makeup Collaborations
Urban Decay and Nicole Richie Joined to Create a Waterproof Line
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80
Charitable Makeup Campaigns
Charitable Makeup Campaigns
QVC is Donating 80% of Each Purchase to Cancer and Careers
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79
Brow-Highlighting Gels
Brow-Highlighting Gels
Benefit Cosmetics' 3D BROWtones Enhances Light Brows and Softens Dark Ones
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78
Aloe-Based Facial Cleansers
Aloe-Based Facial Cleansers
Onne's Waterless Clarifying Cleanser Features Aloe Leaf Juice
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77
Quick Cosmetic Brush Cleaners
Quick Cosmetic Brush Cleaners
The 'ZOË' Makeup Brush Cleaner Cleans Up to 20 Brushes at a Time
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76
Co-Branded Setting Mists
Co-Branded Setting Mists
Supergoop and MILLY Launched a Limited-Edition Setting Mist
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75
Olive Green Lipstick Offerings
Olive Green Lipstick Offerings
'Tank Girl' is an Olive Green Shade from Kat Von D's Lipstick Line
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74
Deep Skin Tone Highlighters
Deep Skin Tone Highlighters
Becca Cosmetics' New 'Chocolate Geode' Shade is Incredibly Flattering
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73
Iridescent Unicorn Bronzers
Iridescent Unicorn Bronzers
Too Faced's 'Unicorn Tears Bronzer' Provides a Shimmering Glow
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72
Concealing Undereye Treatments
Concealing Undereye Treatments
Tatcha's 'The Pearl' Heals Sensitive Skin While Covering Circles
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71
Buy-Ahead Beauty Services
Buy-Ahead Beauty Services
Feelunique's Pre-Order Service Lets Customers Get Products Before Stores
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70
Soy Protein Cleansers
Soy Protein Cleansers
Fresh's Soy Face Cleansing Milk is Conditioning & Full of Amino Acids
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69
Shimmering Rose Gold Palettes
Shimmering Rose Gold Palettes
Nabla Soul's Blooming Eye Shadow Palette Boasts 12 Vibrant Colors
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68
Skin-Clearing Foundations
Skin-Clearing Foundations
The Infuencer Clean Foundation Prioritizes Skin Health
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67
Hydrating Citrus Setting Sprays
Hydrating Citrus Setting Sprays
Too Faced's 'Festival Refresh Spray' Creates a Flawless Finish
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66
Beauty Branded Coding Partnerships
Beauty Branded Coding Partnerships
Girls Who Code and Covergirl Collaborated on 'Code Clean'
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65
Multitasking Illuminating Primers
Multitasking Illuminating Primers
The Light Source 3-in-1 Illuminating Primer is Highly Versatile
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64
Illuminating Makeup Concentrates
Illuminating Makeup Concentrates
NYX's Away We Glow Liquid Booster Generates a Glowing Finish
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63
Affordable Beauty Boxes
Affordable Beauty Boxes
Target's Beauty Boxes Retail for Just $7
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62
Glittery Silicone Makeup Blenders
Glittery Silicone Makeup Blenders
This New Evie Blender Features a Glittery Pink Design
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61
BFF Makeup Application Sets
BFF Makeup Application Sets
BeautyBlender's BFF Set is Available for a Limited Time
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60
Chromatic Brow Gels
Chromatic Brow Gels
Benefit Cosmetics' 3D Brow Tones Come in Bold, Vibrant Shades
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59
Chromatic Jelly Highlighters
Chromatic Jelly Highlighters
The Nuest Magical Jelly Highlighters Come in a Bright Shade Range
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58
Honey-Based Skin Cleansers
Honey-Based Skin Cleansers
The Clean Bee Face Wash is able to Soothe and Cleanse
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57
R&B Star-Inspired Cosmetics
R&B Star-Inspired Cosmetics
MAC Released Details of Its Aaliyah-Inspired Collection
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56
Spring Lip Kit Offerings
Spring Lip Kit Offerings
Kylie Jenner's Lip Kits Rolled Out Three New Shades
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55
Wedding Season Perfume Samplers
Wedding Season Perfume Samplers
Sephora Has Launched a Wedding Day Perfume Sampler
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54
Expansive Metallic Lipstick Lines
Expansive Metallic Lipstick Lines
Sephora's Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick Boasts Over 90 Colors
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53
Shell-Inspired Makeup Sponges
Shell-Inspired Makeup Sponges
Sephora's 'Ocean Crush' Makeup Sponge Set is Perfect for the Summer
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52
Minimalist Retail Beauty Collections
Minimalist Retail Beauty Collections
Madewell's Beauty Section is Available Online
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51
Luxurious Rose-Imprinted Highlighters
Luxurious Rose-Imprinted Highlighters
Smashbox's Petal Metal Highlighter Comes in Two Rosy Shades
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50
Metallic Binder Clip Bags
Metallic Binder Clip Bags
Off-White's Mini Binder Clip Bag Arrives in a Metallic Rose Gold Hue
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49
Vegan Beauty Product Updates
Vegan Beauty Product Updates
Milk Makeup Products are No Longer Using Any Animal Ingredients
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48
Multi-Purpose Beauty Balms
Multi-Purpose Beauty Balms
Babe Balm Functions as a Makeup Remover, Moisturizer and Highlighter
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47
Three-Tiered Travel Cosmetics
Three-Tiered Travel Cosmetics
The Limited-Edition Snap Happy Makeup Kit is Universally Flattering
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46
Fan-Favorite Socialite Lip Kits
Fan-Favorite Socialite Lip Kits
Kylie Jenner is Bringing Back Her Fan-favorite Lip Kit Shades
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45
Smudge-Proof Glitter Eyeliners
Smudge-Proof Glitter Eyeliners
LA Splash Unveiled a Series of Colorful Eyeliners for the Summer
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44
Pore-Minimizing Skincare Pens
Pore-Minimizing Skincare Pens
Touch in Sol's 'No Poreblem Priming Eraser' Comes in a Stick Format
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43
Responsive Beauty Shops
Responsive Beauty Shops
The Shiseido Flagship Boasts a Next-Gen Counter and Consulation Mirror
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42
Collaborative Fashion House Cosmetics
Collaborative Fashion House Cosmetics
Nars' 'Strange Flowers' Collection Was Made with Erdem
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41
Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palettes
Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palettes
Marc Jacobs' Eye-Conic Collection Offers Several Palettes
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40
Illuminating Blush Palettes
Illuminating Blush Palettes
Benefit's 'Blush Bar' Palette Offers an Array of Blushes and Bronzers
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39
Specialized Eyelash Shampoos
Specialized Eyelash Shampoos
Borboleta's Lash Cleanser Product is Branded as a 'Lash Bath'
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38
Crystalline Makeup Collections
Crystalline Makeup Collections
bareMinerals' Crystalline Glow Contains Light-Reflecting Crystals
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37
Cannabis-Infused Perfume Oils
Cannabis-Infused Perfume Oils
Herb Essentials' Perfume Has Notes of Citrus, Patchouli & Dry Amber
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36
Millennial-Targeted Floral Fragrances
Millennial-Targeted Floral Fragrances
Yardley London's 'The Collection' Celebrates Flowers & Gems
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35
Tinted White Tea Moisturizers
Tinted White Tea Moisturizers
Winky Lux's Tinted Cosmetic Boasts White Tea and Pomegranate Extract
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34
Holographic Drugstore Makeup
Holographic Drugstore Makeup
This New Rimmel Collection Consists of Holographic Products
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33
Adventurous Brow Collections
Adventurous Brow Collections
Kat Von D's 'Bulletproof' Eyebrow Collection Offers Bold Looks
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32
Festival-Ready Cosmetic Sets
Festival-Ready Cosmetic Sets
Bh Cosmetics Released Its Weekend Festival Palette and Brush Set
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31
Genetic-Based Nutrition Programs
Genetic-Based Nutrition Programs
Herbalife's Gene Start Creates Customised Health Solutions
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30
Versatile Miniature Highlighting Sticks
Versatile Miniature Highlighting Sticks
Fenty Beauty Now Offers 'Lil Match Stix' for on the Go Use
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29
Teen Drama-Inspired Palettes
Teen Drama-Inspired Palettes
Peachy Queen's Clueless Eye Shadow Palette is Named 'Whatever'
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28
Hummingbird-Supporting Makeup
Hummingbird-Supporting Makeup
The New Wet n Wild Line Raises Money for Climate-endangered Species
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27
Phygital Beauty Shops
Phygital Beauty Shops
'The New Age BuY Paris Duty Free' Concept Integrates Digital Platforms
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26
Expansive Spring Cosmetic Collections
Expansive Spring Cosmetic Collections
Marc Jacobs' Spring Cosmetics are Ideal for the Warm Weather
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25
Elder Care Shower Oils
Elder Care Shower Oils
The 'DD Derpa Derma for Elder' is Specifically Formulated for Mature Skin
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24
Moisturizing Strobing Creams
Moisturizing Strobing Creams
NYX's 'Away We Glow' Cream Comes in Two Different Shades
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23
Festival-Inspired Cosmetic Collections
Festival-Inspired Cosmetic Collections
Colorpop's New Cosmetic Collection May Be Its Most Exciting
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22
Moody Grayscale Menswear Lookbooks
Moody Grayscale Menswear Lookbooks
KYLE’LYK's Promotional Images Feature Model Kamara Hakill
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21
Vegan Cannabis Mascaras
Vegan Cannabis Mascaras
Milk Makeup's 'Kush Mascara' is Formulated with Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil
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20
Eye Care Cleansers
Eye Care Cleansers
BeautyGarde's Lash & Brow Shampoo is Gentle on Eyes, Extensions & False Lashes
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19
Diversity-Promoting Cosmetics
Diversity-Promoting Cosmetics
The Cake Mix Demi-Matte Foundations are Organized Dark to Light
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18
Sponge-Cushioned Lip Tints
Sponge-Cushioned Lip Tints
Revlon's Kiss Cushion Lip Tint Provides Buildable Lightweight Coverage
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17
Solid Stick Moisturizers
Solid Stick Moisturizers
Caolion has the Perfect Solution for Hydration in a Single Swipe
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16
Oceanic Lip Glosses
Oceanic Lip Glosses
Tarte Cosmetics' H20 Lip Gloss Boasts Ingredients Sourced from the Sea
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15
Approachable False Eyelash Packaging
Approachable False Eyelash Packaging
Twinkle Eyelashes are Branded for Easy, Everyday Use
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14
Fruit-Scented Eye Shadow Palettes
Fruit-Scented Eye Shadow Palettes
L'Oreal's Cherry My Cheri Palette Smells Like Fresh Fruit
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13
Confection-Inspired Cosmetics
Confection-Inspired Cosmetics
Beauty Bakerie's New Eyeshadow Palette Pays Tribute to Instagram
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12
Sleek Athletic Toddler Sneakers
Sleek Athletic Toddler Sneakers
Balenciaga's Kid Speed Trainers Have a Sock-Like Construction
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11
Skincare-Inspired Fragrances
Skincare-Inspired Fragrances
Nivea's First-Ever Eau de Toilette Captures the Brand's Unique Scent
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10
Whimsical Multi-Colored Eyelashes
Whimsical Multi-Colored Eyelashes
Tarte's Vibrant Eyelashes Arrive in Time for Festival Season
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9
NFC Beauty Boxes
NFC Beauty Boxes
Alba1913's Packaging Reveals When a Customer Opens the Package
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8
Unconventionally Retro Menswear Editorials
Unconventionally Retro Menswear Editorials
Vrinda Jelinek Recently Lensed a Unique Photo Series
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7
All-Natural Cosmetic Retail Platforms
All-Natural Cosmetic Retail Platforms
The Cure Apothecary Boasts Sustainable Beauty and Health
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6
Magnetic Makeup Brush Sets
Magnetic Makeup Brush Sets
This Six-Piece Sephora Collection Brush Set Has a Frame for Fast Drying
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5
Summer Cosmetic Lookbooks
Summer Cosmetic Lookbooks
Dior's Summer 2018 Makeup Lookbook Has Just Been Released
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4
Updated Grunge Editorials
Updated Grunge Editorials
The Ones 2 Watch 'Marlene' Image Series Features 90s-Inspired Looks
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3
Lipstick-Inspired Sneakers
Lipstick-Inspired Sneakers
Puma and MAC Joined to Create a Range of Monochrome Sneakers
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2
Sunscreen Highlighter Sticks
Sunscreen Highlighter Sticks
Supergoop's 'Glow Stick Sunscreen' is a Hydrating Dry Oil Stick
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1
Mixed-Reality Makeup Mirrors
Mixed-Reality Makeup Mirrors
The Coty Magic Mirror Launches a Try-On Following Product Interaction
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