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Fenty Beauty embraces TikTok, Hermès’s beauty pillar is officially live PLUS everything else that’s buzzing in the beauty world.

Beautycounter celebrates its seventh anniversary with three new lipsticks

Beauty brand Beautycounter has been at the helm of clean beauty and advocating for a safer future for seven years now, and is celebrating with three new lipsticks. The Give ‘Em Lip Color Intense Lipstick trio is made up of a long-wearing vibrant red, a hot pink and a neutral pink, formulated with plant-based ingredients like jojoba esters (to moisturize, soothe and soften) and carnauba wax (to promote long-lasting hydration and shine). Beautycounter partnered with Portland-based artist Lisa Congdon to design the limited-edition packaging, which involves a paper lipstick tube. Through swapping the standard aluminum container for a paper-based tube, the brand is reducing its environmental impact by 83 per cent. Get your hands on the trio for $95, or a single one for $42.

Rihanna launches first-ever Fenty Beauty TikTok House

This week, Rihanna revealed the first Fenty Beauty House, designed solely for TikTok content creators. The reveal took place at an L.A. party celebrating Fenty Beauty’s Full Frontal Mascara, which launched back in January. “Our generation is the sickest, the illest, the most creative,” Rihanna said at the launch, explaining how she wanted to create something for the next wave of content creators. This unique Fenty Beauty House offers a beautiful space for TikTok content creators to collaborate, express, learn and build community. Plus, a makeup pantry in this house offers them the chance to create a #FentyFace.

Hermès launches it’s beauty pillar

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On March 4, Luxury brand Hermès launched its highly-anticipated Hermès Beauty. Its first collection, called Rouge Hermès, sees 24 shades of lipstick, all inspired by silk and leather. Made by hand, each lippy is refillable, making them lasting Hermès objects in their own right. In addition to the lineup of two-dozen hues, three limited-edition colours will be released bi-annually. Completing the brand’s inaugural beauty collection is a lip care balm, lip shine, universal lip pencil and lip brush. Dip into Hermès Beauty in select stores and retail outlets, as well as at hermes.com.

Shop L’Occitane’s Shea Hibiscus Solidarity Balm in honour of International Women’s Day

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L’Occitane has released a new refreshing scent for its Solidarity Balm—hibiscus sabariffa. This African scent comes from a hibiscus flower, which is printed in bold colours on the packaging of the balm. The flower design is a celebration of the women of rural Burkina Faso, whose shea butter-making skills are incomparable and generational — Shea butter is known as “women’s gold,” and knowledge about this ingredient is traditionally passed down from mother to daughter. L’Occitane has been working in partnership with women’s cooperatives in Burkina Faso for years. The brand’s commitment to them provides an opportunity for these women to own projects and develop innovative ideas through nurturing shea butter business. 100 per cent of profits from the sale of the Shea Hibiscus Solidarity Balm will be donated to the L’Occitane Foundation, in support of women’s leadership in Burkina Faso. Though this multi-purpose balm dropped in February, it is a great beauty-focused initiative to shop in honour of International Women’s Day. It is available for $8 in stores and at ca.loccitane.com.