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Okay, Glossier’s Birthday Balm Dotcom Actually Tastes Like a Milk Bar Cake

And more cool new things to buy, from Milk Makeup’s Pride Month highlighter to Staud’s latest (and coolest) collab.

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A lot of new stuff popped up this week in the shopping world that we’re particularly excited about, starting with Glossier’s new Birthday Balm Dotcom that split the Racked offices in two halves: people who like their lips to taste like cake and people who don’t.

And while we’re talking beauty, Milk Makeup had a fun drop of its own to celebrate Pride Month in New York City, which benefits the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. Get the scoop on those and more (see: uber-soft T-shirts!) below.


Solid & Striped teamed up with Staud to make the trendiest collab of the summer so far. Swimwear! Clothes! Accessories! The two buzzy brands dropped a ’60s-inspired collection this week that incorporates the colors and silhouettes of the era, and small details play up the retro vibe without feeling costume-y — like the little bows on cap-sleeve bikini tops and these really good wrap tops. Bikinis and one-pieces range from $88 to $168, and clothing ranges from $68 to $218. You can shop the entire collection here.

Milk Makeup made a special highlighter for Pride Month. The millennial-beloved beauty brand launched a limited-edition highlighter (the Glitter Stick, $30) that benefits New York City’s LGBTQ Community Center in honor of Pride Month. Half of the proceeds will be directly donated to The Center, and Milk also tapped its creatives to be a part of the campaign, too. You’ll find members of SNAP!!! (The Center's youth program vogueing group) in a short film surrounding the drop.

The Glitter Stick itself is made with mango butter, coconut oil, and an avocado oil-infused formula, and can be used on eyes, cheeks, lips, and body for a subtle summer shimmer. Shop it here.

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Backbeatrags High Times Hemp T-shirt, $42
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Staud x Solid & Striped Lili Bikini, $176

Glossier made a lip balm that tastes like Milk Bar’s famous Birthday Cake. (Hints of the launch have most likely infiltrated your Instagram for the last couple of weeks now). The Birthday Balm Dotcom ($12) is made with the same super hydrating long-lasting formula as the other versions, but you’ll find little specks of shimmer in this one along with the literal smell and taste of that Milk Bar cake.

BackBeatRags debuted a vintage-inspired graphic T-shirt capsule. Known for using some insanely soft (and ethical!) cotton and hemp fabrics, BackBeatRags is capitalizing on its chill, low-key feel for summer with a capsule collection of vintage-inspired tees, drawing inspiration from designer Isadora Alvarez’s personal collection. The shirts have fun phrases on them that nod to the ’70s — like “High Times” and “Livin’ Easy” — and range from $38 to $45. Shop them on backbeatrags.com.