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NYX Cosmetics Drops Avatar-Themed Makeup + More Beauty News

Plus, a sneak peek of Lunar New Year gifts from Oribe.

Escape to Pandora with NYX Cosmetics’s latest makeup collection  

Colourful eyeshadow palette
Courtesy of NYX Professional Makeup

After 13 long years, the sequel to James Cameron’s Oscar-winning Avatar film is due to hit theatres this month. To commemorate its return, NYX Professional Makeup has launched an otherworldly collection of limited-edition makeup to shop. Inspired by the film’s distinctly blue characters and their bioluminescent world of Pandora, this vegan and cruelty-free collection covers all your makeup bases. From the Avatar: The Way of the Water colour palette packed with 24 lush green and ultramarine shades to the Luminescent Lip Glosses in three electrifying colourways, you’ll be premiere party-ready with these NYX launches. Plus, for every social media post made using #NYXCosmeticsForAvatar, #KeepOurOceansAmazing or #AvatarTheWayofTheWater, NYX will donate $1 (up to $50,000) to support The Nature Conservancy, a global environmental nonprofit organization working to protect 10 ocean animals and their aquatic homes.

Fenty Skin drops a winter-proof lip mask 

Lip mask product
Photography Courtesy of Fenty Skin

Year after year, December’s brisk arrival reminds us why lip care is so important during these winter months. Thankfully, Rihanna’s latest Fenty Skin drop is here to save us all from another season of perpetually dry lips. This clean and cruelty-free Plush Puddin’ Intensive Recovery Lip Mask lathers lips with moisture derived from tropical coconut and castor oils, vegan pomegranate sterols, and Barbados cherry extract, which are rich in antioxidants and hydration-boosting properties. Promising a smoother and firmer pout while reducing the look of fine lines in just one week, we can’t get our hands on this product fast enough. As they say, good things come in small packages — and recyclable Fenty Skin pots. 

Sneak peak: Oribe is ready to celebrate Lunar New Year

Shampoo Gift set
Photography Courtesy of Oribe

Get ready to ring in the Year of the Rabbit with Oribe’s limited-edition gift sets, which officially drop on December 5, in celebration of the 2023 Lunar New Year. In the Signature Set, find full-sized offerings of Oribe’s classic shampoo and conditioner, plus a Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil infused with a lightweight blend of jasmine, lychee and hydrating argan oils. For carry-on-sized treats, shop the Gold Lust Travel Duo set, complete with a mini Repair and Restore Shampoo as well as conditioner. These signature products are made with centuries-old healing oils and extracts that rejuvenate hair follicles for glossier, more youthful-looking locks. Parcelled up in red boxes laced with gold detailing and imagery emblematic of the rabbit (which represents mercy, elegance and beauty in the Chinese zodiac), each gift suggests “we’re in for a year of healthy hair.” 

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