Sephora's New Subscription Box Service, and More Beauty News

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Michelle Villett
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The biggest beauty stories this week.

Play! by Sephora Launching in Select Cities

Sephora subscription box

Sephora is launching a subscription box this fall.

Finally, Sephora is getting into the subscription box game with Play! by Sephora, a new service launching in select U.S. cities next month and rolling out across the U.S. in 2016 (no word on Canada just yet). For $10 a month, subscribers get five "deluxe-size" prestige products curated around a theme, plus bonus sample-size items and Spotify playlists. {Fashionista}

Shoppers Drug Mart Launches an Online Beauty Boutique

Shoppers Drug Mart online beauty boutique

Shoppers Drug Mart now offers online beauty shopping.

Meanwhile up in Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart has just entered the online shopping arena with, a digital version of its in-store beauty boutiques. The e-commerce site carries more than 100 brands, with free shipping within Canada on orders of $75 or more, plus the chance to earn Optimum loyalty rewards points. {Cosmetics}

Christian Louboutin is Making Lipstick Now

Christian Louboutin lipstick

Coming soon: Christian Louboutin lipsticks.

After introducing a nail polish collection last year, footwear designer Christian Louboutin is releasing a line of lipsticks in September. There will be 36 shades in three different textures (satin, velvet matte and sheer), inspired by Louboutin handbags and shoes. {Refinery 29}

Georgia May Jagger is the New Face of Garnier Fructis

Georgia May Jagger for Garnier Fructis

Georgia May Jagger is now a Garnier girl.

British model Georgia May Jagger is the new international spokesperson for Garnier Fructis, and will star in her first campaign for the brand in September. Jagger was chosen for her "rock 'n' roll attitude" and "sense of freedom." {The Kit}

Beauty Pros are Being Booked for Delivery Rooms

Delivery room beauty

Delivery room beauty is now a thing.

Inspired by social media and perhaps Kate Middleton, pregnant women are booking hairstylists and makeup artists for postpartum grooming at the hospital. New York City's Julien Farel salon has seen a 200 percent increase in such bookings in the last three months. {The New York Times}

Pear Juice Prevents Hangovers?

Pear juice for hangovers

A cup of pear juice before drinking alcohol might prevent a hangover.

A new Australian study found that test subjects who consumed just under a cup of Asian pear juice before indulging in their alcohol of choice had fewer and/or less pronounced hangover symptoms the next day, including headaches and nausea. Pear juice contains enzymes that help speed up your body’s ability to metabolize alcohol, as well as slightly inhibit absorption. {Byrdie}

The Hangover Look is Now Trendy

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The "sickly" look is trending in Japan.

No pear juice in the house? No worries, because looking hungover is the latest niche Japanese beauty trend. Known as "byojaku" ("sickly"), the look features red-rimmed eyes and dark circles. {Daily Mail}

Hair Tapestries are All Over Instagram

Hair tapestry trend

Hair tapestries are the latest festival-inspired hair trend.

British salon Bleach London is now offering a hair tapestry service, and it's all over social media. The look features colourful, intricate patterns created by weaving thread through a block of hair using a tapestry loom. {Marie Claire}

How Kylie Jenner Found Her Makeup Artist

Kylie Jenner makeup artist

Kylie Jenner found her makeup artist on Instagram.

How did Kylie Jenner find her makeup artist, 20-year-old Ariel Tejada? On Instagram, of course! The reality star sent him a direct message with her phone number, and the rest is contouring and highlighting history. {Allure}