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Brand Spanking New Beauty Finds for May

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Welcome, beauty-loving darklings, to our monthly beauty roundup. There will be some brands that may be new to you, some new treasures from old favorites, previews of upcoming releases, and whatever else catches our makeup magpies’ eyes.

Kat von D 10th Anniversary Collection

Kat von D Beauty turns 10 years old this year, and it has put out a stunning limited edition collection to celebrate. Featuring original artwork by Kat and luxurious yellow-gold colored metallic trim, the collection includes a red lipstick, an eyeshadow palette, gold Everlasting Glimmer Veil, Tattoo Liner, and a train case. Everything is also available as a signed vault set. Cruelty-free and vegan. Available at Sephora and Kat von D Beauty.

Besame Cosmetics Agent Carter Collection

Inspired by Marvel’s use of their 1946 Red Velvet Lipstick in the TV Series, Besame has created this limited edition collection showcasing the iconic lipstick, a six-shade eyeshadow palette in passport-themed packaging, and a vegan dusting powder in a gorgeous compact with the SSR emblem on it. Available now. Cruelty-free. Besame Cosmetics.

Besame Cosmetics Infinity War Collection

If Agent Carter isn’t your thing, check out the Infinity War Collection. Besame channels vintage 70s with sets of six highly-pigmented, metallic eyeshadows and fruity lava lamp lipglosses packaged in boxes inspired by the Collector’s Fortress. Cruelty-free. Besame Cosmetics.

Espionage Cosmetics RPG Eyeshadow Collection

Yes, nerds, there’s more, and you’re welcome. Gamers will appreciate this set containing four RPG-inspired eye- and lip-safe loose pigments, an applicator brush, and a cute-as-hell tack pin (dice and sword not included). Cruelty-free and gluten-free. Espionage Cosmetics//$35

ColourPop Lux Lipstick

Images via ColourPop. Lux Lipsticks in (L to R): Getty, Trill Seeker, Aeronaut, and Confetti Cake.

We are thrilled to see that new alternative shades have been added to this fantastic– and affordable– bullet-style lipstick line. Check out teal, blue, green, black, purples, and vampy shades in addition to their more traditional color line-up. Cruelty-free. ColourPop Lux Lipstick//$7 each

Makeup Monsters Illusive Lights Highlighters

Makeup Monsters has released its new line of Illusive Lights Highlighters. They’re housed in neon green compacts and are available in a rainbow of alt makeup-friendly shades including silver, yellow, blue, green, orange, bright pink, lavender, and rose. Cruelty-free and vegan. Makeup Monsters Cosmetics//$9.95 each

Feature image via Kat von D Beauty

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Rachel Runyan is a darkly inclined alternative beauty enthusiast from the Pacific Northwest. She has degrees in Journalism and English. When not writing about makeup, she enjoys using makeup, looking at makeup, buying makeup, and talking to people on the internet about makeup.

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