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Insider Roundup: Ana De Armas For Estée Lauder & More

New collaborations and exciting celebrations

Hey ladies, how did this week treat you? No matter how chill or hectic it turned out to be, we’re here to remind you to slow down and relax as the weekend is approaching yet again. And of course, we’re here to deliver some of the latest news you might have missed while you were busy hustlin’. We’ve got the deets on Estée Lauder’s new global ambassador Ana De Armas, Coach x Sephora’s collaboration, Gucci’s partnership with EXO’s Kai, and more, in this week’s Insider Roundup.

Ana De Armas is Estée Lauder’s new global ambassador

Ana De Armas for Estee Lauder

Ana joins Karlie Kloss, Grace Elizabeth, and more as the brand's latest global ambassador.

Golden Globe nominee and TIME 2021 Next 100 honoree Ana De Armas follows Karlie Kloss, Grace Elizabeth, Caroline Murphy, and Yang Mi as Estée Lauder’s newest face. The Cuba-born actress is best known for her roles in Blade Runner 2049 and War Dogs and is currently one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents.

Ana’s story of “overcoming barriers to achieve her dreams” will “bring a new energy to the brand,” said Estée’s Group President Stéphane de La Faverie in the brand’s official statement. We can’t wait to see more of Ana in Estée Lauder’s future campaigns!

Coach x Sephora collection is here

Looking for a new quirky collection to add to your current beauty stash? Coach x Sephora’s fresh release is the one to add to cart. The collection — which consists of lip glosses, eye and face palettes, as well as makeup brushes — look fun and stunning, with accents featuring unicorns, T-rexes, sharks, and more. Each product is also embellished with the tea-rose design that’s signature to most of Coach’s bags. We totally have our eyes on the cute T-rex palette. How about you?

The collection — which retails for USD16 to USD68 — is only available in Sephora U.S. and Canada at the moment, but we’re expecting it to roll out to other regions soon.

Clé de Peau Beauté announces the launch of their SS21 Perfect Pair Base Makeup line

Clé de Peau Beauté Perfect Pair Base Makeup line

Clé de Peau Beauté Perfect Pair Base Makeup line (SGD100 to SGD190)

Luxury Japanese beauty brand Clé de Peau Beauté officially kicks off SS21 by announcing the launch of their Perfect Pair Base Makeup line. The Radiant Fluid Foundation Natural (releasing March 2021) and Pore-Refining Mattifying Veil (arriving May 2021) aims to offer exceptional foundation coverage and application while also doubling up as skincare. The products retail for SGD190 and SGD100 respectively and will be available in Clé de Peau Beauté outlets and major beauty counters in Singapore.

PAZZION introduces customisable heels for a limited time

PAZZION Buckled Pointed Suede Heels with interchangeable buckles

PAZZION Buckled Pointed Suede Heels with interchangeable buckles

In time for International Women’s Day (8 March), PAZZION introduces their limited-edition Buckled Pointed Suede Heels that can be customised through interchangeable buckles. Channel your most empowering mood through an emerald-shaped gold-gilded buckle to add a touch of glamour; a round vintage-style silver embellished buckle that exudes an old-world charm or an ornate-style rectangular-shaped faux pearl sparkling buckle to bring out a sophisticated chic appeal. You can also stick to the ‘default’ buckle that comes with the Pointed Suede Heels, which looks gorgeous with its gold square buckle surrounded with mini pearls. The pair and the buckles are now available in all PAZZION outlets in Singapore.

Gucci collaborates with EXO’s Kai for new collection

EXO and Super M fans, here’s a fashion collab you wouldn’t want to miss: Gucci x Kai. That’s right! After two years of being one of the brand’s global ambassadors, the K-pop singer is now working with Gucci’s creative director Alessadro Michele for his first ever capsule collection. The Gucci x Kai collection, which features ready-to-wear apparel and accessories — inspired by his deep love for teddy bears — for men and women, will drop on 15 April. EXO-iting!

Cha Eun-Woo and Seo Ye-Ji are in talks to co-star in fantasy-thriller drama Island

More K-wave news incoming: Seo Ye-Ji (It’s Okay To Not Be Okay) and ASTRO’s Cha Eun-Woo (True Beauty) are reportedly in the process of being cast in Island, a fantasy-thriller drama inspired by a webtoon of the same name. Both actors are fresh from well-received projects, fuelling more excitement about the rumoured project. This will be Seo Ye-Ji’s third thriller project, if ever, following Save Me and Last. As for Cha Eun-Woo, this may be his first project outside the rom-com genre. Watch this space for updates on this news!

Starbucks to release siren-themed collection for 50th anniversary

Starbucks' 50th anniversary collection champions their iconic siren logo

Starbucks' 50th anniversary collection champions their iconic siren logo (Photo from:

Hear, hear, coffee lovers! ICYMI, March marks the 50th anniversary of Starbucks (the company was founded in Seattle, U.S.A. in 1971). The world-renowned coffee company is celebrating the huge milestone with a new collection dressed in their signature green shade and their iconic siren logo front-and-centre. The limited-edition release includes tumblers, coffee mugs, sip cups, and even coffee bags.

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