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Summer Fridays Drops a New Lip Butter Balm Flavour + More Beauty News

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Plus, a documentary exploring the creative mind of NARS founder François Nars has been released.

The François Nars documentary is here

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As Nars approaches its 30th anniversary next year, the French cosmetics company is commemorating the occasion with a new documentary film. Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Unknown Beauty: François Nars gives viewers a glimpse into the life and creative mind of Nars founder, François Nars. As we slip into the visionary world of Nars, we learn not only about how this makeup artist perfected his craft behind the scenes of runway shows and photo shoots, but also the films and fashion that inspired his vision, aesthetic, and signature looks along the way. Featuring an enthralling compilation of unseen childhood video clips, licensed footage handpicked by Nars from his favourite films, and rare backstage bits filmed at high-fashion shows from the industry’s iconic “super” era, this film is a must-watch for not only makeup enthusiasts — but anyone who appreciates art. Unknown Beauty: François Nars is available for purchase on Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube Movies, or Vimeo on Demand now.

Summer Fridays releases a minty fresh new lip balm flavour

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You can hardly scroll through TikTok or Instagram without catching a glimpse of Summer Fridays’ viral Lip Butter Balms in someone’s purse, on a vanity, or in a get-ready-with-me video. And with the launch of a new flavour, there’s bound to be even more buzz on the way. Behold Sweet Mint, the newest addition to the brand’s Lip Butter Balm lineup. As always, this vegan balm delivers the perfect balance of moisture and shine thanks to a blend of shea and murumuru seed butters — only this time, the Sweet Mint scent introduces a new, minty-fresh factor that we can’t get enough of.

Ellis Brooklyn’s NYC-inspired fragrance has arrived

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Inspired by New York City, Ellis Brooklyn’s newest fragrance, Apple Love, is a love letter to — you guessed it — the Big Apple. The eau de parfum opens with eager, hopeful top notes of apple, mandarin and peach skin, before settling into a smooth and sophisticated blend of sugarcane, vanilla, sandalwood, and musk. Apple Love tells a charming story about finding sweetness within the mad rush that is NYC.

Laneige unveils a festive new lineup of lip products

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Is it too early to start thinking about the holidays? We think not. Especially when Laneige drops two festive new lip products that we’re already hoping to find in our stockings this year. First, the lightweight Lip Glowy Balm collection has expanded to include a must-have new peppermint flavour. Then, the moisturizing Lip Sleeping Mask lineup gets a sweet new caramel apple flavour. From day to night, Laneige has got you and your lips covered.

Graydon Skincare has a soothing new cleanser

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Canadian clean-beauty brand Graydon Skincare just unveiled a new, sensitive-skin-safe cleanser labelled Aloe Milk that we think you’ll love. While this milk-textured cleanser gently removes makeup without stripping the skin down, key aloe vera, black tea, and niacinimide ingredients team up to soothe sensitive skin and keep everything in balance. With the help of Aloe Milk, pores appear minimized, the look of fine lines are reduced, and moisture is restored. It’s truly a treat for the skin.

With files from Souzan Michael Galway

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