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Insider Roundup: Fenty Beauty’s First 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette & More

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Happy Fri-yay everyone! Before you disconnect for the weekend, get to know the latest happenings in beauty and fashion — from Fenty Beauty’s first 12-pan eyeshadow palette to lululemon’s new store in Singapore. Read on to stay updated and in the know.

Fenty Beauty comes out with a 12-pan eyeshadow palette

Adding to its range of eyeshadow palettes, Fenty Beauty has revealed its limited-edition Bomb Posse Mega Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette. It features a range of matte, shimmer and metallic shadows, three of which are  inspired by the brand’s iconic Gloss Bomb shades Fenty Glow, Fu$$y and Hot Chocolit. According to the brand’s Instagram, the eyeshadow will be long-wearing and crease-resistant. The palette is already available on for USD49, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed for its availability in our area soon.

Naomi Osaka launches her own skincare brand

Tennis star Naomi Osaka announces the official launch of her beauty brand KINLÒ, which joins the growing list of celebrity-owned beauty brands. The brand’s name is a merging of the Japanese and Haitian Creole words for “gold”, a nod to Naomi’s background. The brand will focus on creating functional skincare products for people with melanated skin. Naomi shared that she also wanted to address the need for skin cancer prevention among people of colour through her brand. It officially launched on 7 September with four products, all under USD20: a tinted mineral sunscreen, a hydrating eye cream, a hydrating facial mist, and a hydrating lip balm. You can browse through the items on

Kiehl’s unveils new retinol serum

Kiehl's Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum lifestyle shot


Can’t use retinol on sensitive skin? Au contraire, dear readers! Kiehl’s is set to come out with the Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum that can be used on all skin types. Its gentle formula uses a precise concentration of pure retinol, peptides (to boost skin renewal), and ceramides (to support retinol tolerance) to amplify skin turnover and reduce sensitivity. Depending on your skin tolerance, you may even be able to use the serum with vitamin C in one application to improve your skin’s radiance. It will be available online in the Philippines starting the end of September as well as in-stores nationwide in October. It’s now available in Singapore and Malaysia too.

Japanese skincare brand LITS is now in Singapore

LITS Skincare Revival Series lifestyle shot

LITS Skincare Revival Series

While we’re on the topic of skincare, leading skincare brand LITS has officially arrived in Singapore. The brand is known for using plant stem cell technology to boost absorption efficiency of its products. It has three product ranges available: MOIST series to restore, boost and retain the skin’s moisture levels to support youthful skin; the WHITE series to brighten dull skin and attain a radiant complexion, and the REVIVAL series to combat signs of ageing and reduce wrinkles. With prices ranging from ~USD14.73 to ~USD44.05, LITS Skincare products are now available in Singapore at selected Guardian stores and Japanese Specialty Stores such as Don Don Donki and Welcia-BHG.

lululemon opens fifth Singapore store at VivoCity

lululemon VivoCity Singapore store

Lululemon at VivoCity Singapore

Speaking of launches, upgrade your workout-slash-loungewear collection by visiting lululemon’s new branch in VivoCity Singapore. The new store will offer a full range of high-performing, technical women’s and men’s products that are great to wear for workouts such as yoga, running, training, and more. It will also have a community board where you can check out the latest lululemon ambassador-led classes and events, in line with the brand’s aims of connecting its members, promoting wellness, and providing them with support in their fitness journey. You can visit the store at 1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-131/132/133, Singapore 098585.

BLACKPINK's Jennie fronts Calvin Klein’s new campaign

BLACKPINK Jennie in The Language of Calvin Klein

(Photo from: Hong Jang Hyun for Calvin Klein)

Calvin Klein returns with a new #mycalvins campaign titled “The Language of Calvin Klein”. It stars K-pop idol Jennie of BLACKPINK, model Kaia Gerber, songwriter Dominic Fike, vocalist Deb Never, and more. The multimedia campaign explores the meaning of self-expression — both in words and in style — with the models wearing classic Calvin Klein essentials. According to NYLON, we will also see new designs from the brand’s Fall 2021 collection, namely, soft cotton underwear, shirts, cropped jackets, and “90s-inspired jeans in sustainable silhouettes and embellished with the iconic brand’s monogram.” The collection will launch in-stores by 27 September.

Zendaya wows in Balmain at the Venice Film Festival

Z never fails to rock the red carpet. This time, she took the spotlight at the Venice Film Festival with her figure-hugging Balmain dress. According to Balmain’s Instagram, she wore a bespoke leather gown that “was crafted using an exact model of the stars’ bust, taking full advantage of the Balmain atelier and the house’s artisanal tradition”. The Euphoria actress attended the film festival alongside her Dune castmate Timothée Chalamet. The highly anticipated film remake premiered during the festival and have garnered mixed initial reviews.

(Cover photo from: @fentybeauty)

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