Beauty Buzz: Memebox Delivers Korean Beauty, The “Godfather” of Makeup Passes Away, Showcase Talent With NYX Face Awards


It’s no secret that Korean beauty has been coveted and loved by beauty junkies this summer. And now, the number one Korean beauty e-commerce retailer, Memebox, has officially come to the States. Memebox is a curated box series and provide only the most trusted and popular Korean beauty products, while also allowing the customers to choose which products they desire. Two limited edition collaborations launch this week – one with style blog, The Pink Diary and the other with beloved vlogger CutiePieMarzia. There is a limited supply so don’t miss out on your chance! []

The “Godfather” of makeup, Dick Smith, has passed away at the age of 92. Smith was an Oscar-winning makeup artist who transformed actors into completely different identities for iconic films such as The Godfather, The Exorcist, and Amadeus. He has influenced and mentored many talented makeup artists, and his death is a great loss to the movie makeup world. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Beauty vlogging just got a whole lot more intense. NYX Cosmetics has announced FACE Awards, a nationwide competition to showcase makeup talent in the YouTube community. With makeup gurus like Michelle Phan and Bethany Mota who have been loved by millions, YouTube is clearly a powerful platform that has recognized beauty talent. The NYX Face Awards gives contestants a chance to win $25,000, consultations with pro makeup artists, a year’s supply of NYX Cosmetics, and the promise of a professional career in makeup artistry. Log on here to vote and show support for your favorite contestant’s videos! [NYX Face Awards]

Can Katy Perry, Linda Evangelista, and Gucci Westman convince you to wear a weird hockey mask on your face in the name of skincare? The answer should be duh. The recent addition to the tech meets beauty game is a mask complete with tiny bulbs that emit different forms of professional-strength LED lights to elicit target response within skin. It supposedly stimulates collagen, breaks up hyper-pigmentation, kills acne-causing bacteria and reduces inflammation. Talk about the whole package! [Vogue]

Rejoice, Sephora fans! Sephora has opened in another location – 60th and Lexington in New York City – and they have some exciting things lined up. You can get a Mini Makeover at the Sephora Beauty Studio, test the Color IQ service to match the perfect foundation to your skin, and even take a class that teaches you all the beauty basics. Not to mention, while celebrating the opening, all Sephora Beauty Insiders can receive and exclusive Sephora Lex at 60th tote bag with their purchase! [Glam Inbox]