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Dunkin’ Collabs with e.l.f. Cosmetics for Eye Catching Makeup Collection

“Wake up, grab a brush and put a little makeup.” Wise words sung by System of a Down front man, Serj Tankian. Bet you read that quote in his voice, too. Channeling that same wake up and makeup energy, Dunkin’ has linked up with e.l.f. cosmetics.

The limited-edition makeup collection shows off an array of donut and coffee-inspired shades, shapes, textures, and scents. Check out what’s on the e.l.f. x Dunkin’ menu and see if it matches up with your tastes:

  • The Dunkin’Dozen, $16. 12 shades of perfectly pigmented eyeshadows with creamy, blendable textures — inspired by fan-favorite Dunkin’ donuts: Strawberry Frosted with Sprinkles, Chocolate Frosted with Sprinkles and Boston Kreme.
  • Donut Forget Putty Primer, $12. Features a smooth texture, sweet donut scent and soft-focus, glowing finish.
  • Coffee Lip Scrub, $6. A gentle, exfoliating sugar scrub that treats lips to smoothed and conditioned status.
  • Glazed for DaysLip Gloss Set, $12. A glossy duo of Dunkin’s iconic colors, and also mesmerizes with a sweet donut scent.
  • Strawberry Frosted with Sprinkles Face Sponge, $9. This donut-inspired sponge is soft, absorbent, and easy-to-use.
  • The Classic Dunkin’StackVault, $75. This is the complete 5-piece collection — includes a limited-edition e.l.f. x Dunkin’ reusable cup & straw-inspired brush set. Purchase this from and receive a $5 Dunkin’ coupon code.

The e.l.f. x Dunkin’ makeup collection will launch on March 31.

Seems like food-inspired cosmetics collections are becoming more frequent — remember this Reese’s-inspired makeup collection from HipDot?


HipDot x PEEPS is the Make Up Collab No One Expected This Season

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Last fall, cosmetics brand HipDot had an unexpected partnership with Tapatio Hot Sauce to launch a line of products no one imagined would have happened. 

Now, HipDot is at it again with another tasty brand: PEEPS.

Yep, those colorful marshmallow-filled birds will now be a part of an exclusive cosmetic line similar to last year’s Tapatio launch. 

Items available for this launch include PEEPS Eyeshadow Palette, PEEPS Sponge Set, and a combination of the eyeshadow and sponge set. There will also be a few other surprise items dropping sometime later this month. 

Aside from Candy Corn, I can’t think of another confection that’s as polarizing as PEEPS. Either you love them, or you hate them. 

Still, this collection’s vibrant palettes derived from the PEEPS aesthetic seem like a perfect fit ahead of the Easter season. 

You can find the collection at and starting March 2. 


Here’s 6 Times Food Was Actually Used As Makeup

Every makeup-wearing individual knows that cosmetics can get very pricey, very quickly. Lipstick, eyeliner, mascara, blush, foundation — it’ll cost you an arm before you have the chance to paint a fingernail. As a result, many beauty lovers have started to create their own makeup products to avoid the haute heartache.

But with limited access to the artificial products big cosmetic companies use in their formulas, some have resorted to more alternative ingredients. Here are a few times edible items have been repurposed into beauty products because desperate times can call for delicious measures.

Oreo Mascara


Earlier this year, YouTube makeup guru Katharine Ward showed her subscribers how to create “mascara” by mixing mashed up Oreo cookies with a bit of water and primer. Ward’s also responsible for creating eyeliner out of M&Ms, lipstick from Starburst, and lip balms made with Sour Patch Kids and Nutella. That’s the price of beauty, I suppose: candy and cookie casualties. But, hey, your makeup will look bomb!

Blueberry Eye Shadow


Blueberry flesh has a deep, purple color that’s bold enough to be a shade of eyeshadow, so why not take advantage for the sake of beauty? Mash up some BBs in a container, apply a bit to your lids, and you’re good to go. Don’t mind if the color’s a little dark; you can always claim you were going for that Violet Beauregard look.

Cacao Powder Bronzer/Makeup


With the power of rubbing alcohol, an empty compact, and 100 percent raw cacao powder, this D.I.Y. facial powder will literally leave you as sweet as chocolate. You can even add cinnamon to create a warmer hue with a pleasant tingly sensation.

Potato Finishing Powder


Apparently, taking a slice of raw potato and dabbing it to the entirety of the face—post-makeup routine—will create a matte finish that lasts for hours. Don’t tell Mrs. Potato Head…  

Kool-Aid Hair Dye, Lip, and Cheek Stain


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Kool Aid has an infamous reputation for changing the color of tongues, so it’s only natural it’d be used to change the color of other body parts. If you’re seeking a change but don’t want to commitment you can actually mix the powder with conditioner and water; it’s an easy and convenient alternative to permanent dye. Kool-Aid powder can also be mixed with water to create a lip stain (for that sweet strawberry pout), or with Vaseline (for a cherry-tinted cheek stain).  

Beer Hair Care


Who knew there were other uses for beer beyond consumption? And for cosmetic purposes, to boot. Apparently, the hops and malt within your suds contain proteins that can actually strengthen hair. You can either: combine beer with apple cider vinegar and lemon juice (to clarify oily hair); mix with egg (for extra strengthening); use with honey or avocado (to deep condition); or just rinse with beer alone.  People with oilier hair can get away with using beer straight out of the bottle, but cooking out the alcohol in a saucepan will prevent the hair from drying out.


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