Dior Addict Stellar Shine Arrives In The Philippines | Clozette


Pink is the colour of femininity and if we know a thing or two about femininity, it’s that it’s meant to be celebrated. Christian Dior subscribed to this idea, once declaring that “every woman should have something pink in her wardrobe.” While not many of us can afford a pink Dior handbag or outfit, we can have the next best thing: pink Dior lipstick. After a much-anticipated arrival, the iconic Dior Addict Stellar Shine lipstick has finally made its way to Philippine shores, launching on 7 May at One Canvas Event Place with the motto: Be Dior. Be Pink.


The Dior Addict Stellar Shine Collection


Dior Addict Stellar Shine Launch PH

Left: The Dior Addict Stellar Shine lipstick display at the PH launch; Right: The setup for the launch at One Canvas Event Place


With a plethora of pink shades, the Dior Addict Stellar Shine lipstick encourages the wearer to express her femininity freely. Supermodel Cara Delevingne serves as the face of the collection. And just like any other Dior product, the Stellar Shine lipsticks deliver on luxury quality and experience. The packaging has been given a new update: a mirrored case with the brand letters lit up in pink. Creative and Image Director Peter Philips created a luminous 24-shade palette for the collection.


Dior Stellar Shine Swatches

Left: Cara Delevingne for Dior Addict Stellar Shine wearing 976 Be Dior; Right: Some of the shades and finishes in the collection with the last two being star shades 891 Diorcelestial and 976 Be Dior 


The hues range from subtle nudes to fiery corals to seductive reds and bold plums, all of which complement the complexity of the modern woman. And since lipstick can change one’s mood, there are also three textures to add to the variety: Glazed (with a pure and luminous shine), Sparkle (with a dazzling, glittery effect), and Mirror (with a bold metallic finish).

The Dior Addict Stellar Shine Lipsticks


Dior Addict Stellar Shine 536 Lucky

Left: Dior Addict Stellar Shine in 976 Be Dior; Right: Dior Addict Stellar Shine in 536 Lucky


To highlight the different personas of Dior, four shades take centre stage in the Dior Addict Stellar Shine collection. 976 Be Dior is an iconic and universal pink which will never go out of style. Meanwhile, 536 Lucky is a bold red-pink that is ultramodern. The next shade, 673 Diorcharm, is a subtle coral pink that plays on sweetness. Finally, 891 Diorcelestial is an ethereal deep purple strewn with glitter and mystery.


Dior Addict Stellar Shine in 891 Diorcelestial

Left: Dior Addict Stellar Shine in 673 Diorcharm; Right: Dior Addict Stellar Shine in 891 Diorcelestial


While the lipsticks offer high-impact shine, they also offer eight-hour wear. In addition, the lipsticks glide on smoothly with lightweight oils in the formula, while aloe vera ensures they sit comfortably on the lips, keeping them nourished and hydrated. To cap it all off, a soft vanilla scent with a subtle sweet taste completes the addictive experience. Be Dior. Be Pink. We think those are wise words to live by.


(Cover photo from: @diormakeup)


The Dior Addict Stellar Shine lipsticks are available at the SM Makati Dior boutique, Rustan's Shangri-La and Cebu Dior branches, and the Dior SM Mall of Asia and SM Aura Premiere stores. 


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Hot stuff, coming through! End your Friday with a bang with news about Gentle Monster's new capsule collab with Fendi, the internet's reaction to the new Royal Baby, and more in this week's Insider Roundup. 


Gentle Monster x Fendi collaboration


Insider Roundup Gentle Monster x Fendi


Just in time for all your summer getaways, Fendi and Gentle Monster announce the launch of their stunning one-of-a-kind collaboration, aptly named Gentle Fendi. The capsule collection is designed by the Roman Maison in collaboration with the Korean eyewear brand and stars two unisex styles that balance stellar craftsmanship with a unique and unpredictable aesthetic. You definitely wouldn't want to strut out wearing your summer wear without these sunnies to complete the look. 


All the buzz about Meghan and Harry's royal baby



The world will probably never get tired of obsessing over the Royal Family and the arrival of Meghan and Harry's new bundle of joy proved just that. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is the first member of the Royal Family to be half-American and half-British, already changing traditions much like his parents' union. But that's not all. A lot of people also quickly noted the 'unroyalness' of the baby's name.


Of course, the internet made a lot of speculations that Archie was a reference to the Archie Comics Series, with the main character resembling Harry being a ginger. Even Star Wars star Mark Hamill joked about the choice of Harrison (in reference to his co-star Harrison Ford), saying that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could've named their child after his character, Luke, instead. The Royal Family has made no statements over the naming process, but by the looks of the snaps, even the Queen approves so who are we to judge?


Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2.0, anyone?



The CT Hot Lips collection was made to bridge beauty and philanthropy. This is by creating lipsticks in collaboration with the industry's biggest names and donating part of the profit to women-support organisations. Three years later, Charlotte Tilbury's going at it again with the arrival of Hot Lips 2.0. What's great about this release is aside from introducing more shade choices for us beauty lovers, the charity pledge also doubled with almost USD1.3 million. 


Huawei P30 and P30 Pro gets a new camera feature


Insider Roundup: Huawei P30 and P30 Pro Dual-View Camera


Huawei P30 and P30 Pro already earned the favours of many with their stellar DSLR-like camera features. And following the recent introduction of the EMUI 9.1 operating system into the phone's software, we learn that the phone's photography and videography capabilities got another upgrade: the dual-view camera mode.


This latest feature allows users to create split-screen videos by simultaneously using the phone’s primary camera and zoom lens in one go. Yes, no editing involved whatsoever. It also allows zooming in or out of desired objects via the split screen, as well as shooting in panorama and closeup at the same time. If you're still having second thoughts about giving this phone a spin, this might just be the sign you're looking for to finally take that plunge. 



L'Occitane introduces SG's first ever beauty market



From 27 June to 9 July 2019, catch Singapore's first ever beauty market courtesy of L'Occitane. Reinvent your beauty shopping experience with their farmer's market setup featuring natural and fresh ingredients that go right into your fave products. Don't forget to take Instagrammable photos when you drop by their pop-up installation right at the heart of ION Orchard B4 Atrium on the dates we mentioned! 


Missed Monday's buzz? We served them here!

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War Paint, a new UK-based beauty brand, has gone viral on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. Labelled “For Men”, the cosmetics start-up released a new ad featuring a muscled and tattooed bro going through his grooming routine before slipping on a skull ring. This did not sit well with people on Twitter, who claim the ad's very macho marketing feeds on male insecurities. A men’s makeup line should be fine — great for equality, even — if it weren’t launched in such a manner.

 

War Paint video ad tweet screenshot

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Men’s makeup made specifically for men’s skin?


Outrage tweet on War Paint's men's makeup

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On their site, War Paint details how their brand is making products that are perfect for male skin. They cite various biological differences between males and females, like how male skin is tougher and so on.  While these differences may be true to some extent, none of War Paint's products seems to be solutions for those "male-specific" needs. The use of Vitamin E, Tea Tree Oil, and more skin-caring ingredients in beauty products isn’t new. Other skincare brands have already produced tons of products to cater for all types of skin. Yes, men can actually find something in that array to solve their skin-related issues.

 


A case of fragile masculinity?


Makeup is for "femalies"  tweet screenshot

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Although War Paint claims that they're for gender neutrality, people have continued to bash them online. Makeup is already gender neutral. But because they dressed their men’s makeup products to be more palatable for masculine men, it’s sending the opposite message. It’s like saying that men can’t practise self-care if the products aren't “manly” enough.

 


An issue of cultural appropriation?


War Paint's cultural insensitivity

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Last but not least, various tweets have called out the brand's name. They think calling men’s makeup “War Paint” was being insensitive about the sacred cultural traditions of Native Americans and other minority groups. You’d think it can’t get worse, but the brand seems to be keen on owning the most tone-deaf award of the month.  


(Cover photo from: @warpaintformen)



Next, find out what's inside a man's grooming kit

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