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Insider Roundup: Adut Akech For Estée Lauder & More

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It’s Friday, Fri-yay! We had a great week, did you? Whether or not you did, we’re hoping these uplifting, feel-good headlines will boost your spirits. Take a look at Adut Akech’s first look as Estée Lauder’s global brand ambassador, Chris Hemworth’s latest post as Thor Love and Thunder wraps filming, and some updates from Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival. All that and more in today’s Insider Roundup.

Adut Akech is Estée Lauder’s new global ambassador

Adut Akech for Estée Lauder first photo

Adut Akech for Estée Lauder

Joining the likes of Ana de Armas, Karlie Kloss, and Kōki, Sudanese-Australian fashion model Adut Akech is the newest Global Brand Ambassador for Estée Lauder. She will be featured in makeup and skincare campaigns across digital, in-store, TV and print, with her first campaigns debuting next month. 

“Estée Lauder has such an amazing heritage, and the story of Mrs. Estée Lauder continues to be an inspiration to women around the world. Like her, I hope to inspire girls everywhere to never give up on following their dreams,” Adut shared in a press release. The model has also been featured in several runway shows for major brands like Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, and Prada.

Ariana Grande might come out with her own skincare line

Newlywed Ariana Grande seems to be making moves into the beauty business. Trendmood, a beauty insider Instagram account, reported that the singer filed for a trademark on “God Is A Woman”, inspired by her 2018 single. According to Trendmood, the trademark encompasses skincare, body care mousse, mists, soufflés, perfumes, shower gels and bath gels. This isn’t her first dip into the beauty world; she currently has a line of fragrances under Ariana Grande Fragrances that’s sold in major department stores in the US. However, we’d also like to see some makeup from Ari, specifically an eyeliner that will help us to recreate her signature winged cat-eye liner look. We’re keeping our fingers crossed and eyes peeled for more info in the coming months!

Skinfluencer Hyram Yarbo announces own skincare brand

In confirmed beauty news, YouTube skinfluencer Hyram Yarbro will be coming out with his own skincare brand this month. Powered by the cult-fave British skincare brand The INKEY List, Selfless By Hyram will feature five products made from responsibly harvested ingredients and priced below USD30. A portion of every sale from the brand will be given to the Rainforest Trust and Thirst Project, organisations that work to protect rainforests and provide clean drinking water to people in Eswatini, Africa. The brand will be available globally through the Sephora US site this 24 June.

Goldwell introduces the Newance by Topchic range

Newance by Topchic product shot

Newance by Topchic

Looking forward to touching up your tresses? Meet Newance by Topchic from Goldwell, a full range of sophisticated brown hair colour developed to achieve the perfect intensity, transparency and lightness that matches Asian hair. The range boasts of ultra-moisturising, oleic acid-rich Camellia Seed Oil that transform your hair to look softer and smoother. It will be available in participating Goldwell salons in Singapore starting mid-June.

Sunnies Face is coming to BEAUBIT

Sunnies Face Eyecrayon applied on eyelids

Sunnies Face Eyecrayon, SGD15.99/~USD12

Filipino beauty brand Sunnies Face is expanding its availability in Southeast Asia and beyond by partnering with Asian beauty e-commerce site BEAUBIT. Singaporean and international shoppers will be able to shop the brand’s best-selling Fluffmatte lipsticks(SGD15.99/~USD12), Airblush cheek tint (SGD19.99/~USD15), and its latest launch, the Eyecrayon (SGD15.99/~USD12) — a creamy matte eyeshadow stick — on the BEAUBIT website from 11 June onwards. The brand launched in Singapore and Malaysia through Lazada in October 2020.

Catch The PMFF x Stylem Collection exhibit at Greenbelt 5

PMFF x Stylem Collection exhibit announcement

Missed out on Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival? Don’t worry, you can still check out some of the collections that made the runway. In partnership with Ayala Mall's Greenbelt, The PMFF x Stylem Collection featured in the digital fashion show last Wednesday will also be exhibited at the Gallery Space of Greenbelt 5 from 5 to 13 June. The collection features 72 looks composed of three ready-to-wear pieces per designer that are made with fabrics from Stylem, a Japanese textile company that caters to various high street and international luxury brands.

Thor Love and Thunder wraps filming

Though most of the original movies set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe found their natural conclusion upon Endgame, one franchise that’s still ongoing is the Thor movies starring Chris Hemsworth. It looks like we’re coming closer to the premiere date of Thor Love and Thunder as the actor posted a photo with director Taika Waikiki this week, signalling the last day of shooting. We get our first glimpse of Thor, looking vastly different from the last time we saw him in Endgame, without a beard and beer belly in sight. The newest instalment will also star returning actresses Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson, and Christian Bale and Russell Crowe are also confirmed to be in the cast. Thor Love and Thunder is set to premiere in 2022.

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