These days, Love Marie — also known by her stage name Heart Evangelista — is on a roll. From becoming a successful social media influencer to taking on the role of creative director at local clothing brand Kamiseta, this actress-socialite dubbed as a real "Crazy Rich Asian" has proved time and again that's she's more than just a pretty face. Her latest achievement? Being the first Filipina artist to collaborate with global beauty brand L'Oréal.
In an interview with Preview Magazine, Heart Evangelista shares that this particular piece is the best choice because the five women in the painting could correspond to the five shades that will be released under her lipstick collection with L'Oréal. However, we won't really get a full mini recreation of the painting in our lipsticks. Instead, the artwork will be printed on paper and wrapped on the lipstick's case to serve as the design.
She also mentioned that the shades will veer toward the classic side. Could this mean that we're getting nudes and reds? Judging on the lip colours she always wears, it's a huge probability! Because of the previous successful collaborations by the actress with other popular brands, we're expecting some really great bullets from this lipstick collection. Recently, she partnered with Sequoia Paris and the products launched were nothing but beautiful.
Would you believe we're already halfway through the year? With all the hustling, deadlines, and personal agendas we had to work through, we say a little mid-year pick-me-up is necessary. For us, that comes in the form of retail therapy, with some 'me time' on the side. Because nothing beats recharging and gearing up for what's ahead.
So what's on our mid-year wishlist? We're currently looking at these fashion, beauty and lifestyle picks for an empowering daily routine that will help us survive the rest of the busy year.
"I have to admit: cleansers are not my most favourite skincare products. But cleansing is the first step to a good routine, so surely, it should hold a bit more weight, right? So I’m putting more premium on it now and will start with the Glamglow GentleBubble Daily Conditioning Cleanser on my to-get list. Aside from its super fun packaging that’s truly hard to miss, it’s got hydrating, softening and protecting properties thanks to apple extract, vitamin E, Teaoxi Green Tea Leaf and oat amino acids — yes, all that on top of cleansing."
Features Writer and Campaign Executive
"I believe that every woman cannot leave the house without a trusty bag. And yes, you can blame it on the fact that our clothes usually don't have very reliable pockets (if they have any at all). But we've embraced the piece like an extension of our personalities and choosing the right one is just as personal as one's own skincare routine. So as soon as I saw Furla x Hello Kitty's latest collaboration, I knew I found pieces that fit my taste just right. Elevating Hello Kitty's fun and quirky vibe is Furla's chic and sophisticated aesthetic, making it perfect for kids-at-heart like me who deal with #adulting on the daily."
Features Writer and Community Specialist
Left to right: Guerlain Rouge G Matte Shades, SGD48; Guerlain Rouge G Cases, SGD31
"As cliché as it may seem, no one can deny that a red lip has unbeatable allure. The colour is bold, empowering and unapologetic — wearing one is like saying to the world that you're unstoppable. Over the years, I've tried many red bullets and now have my all-time favourites, but it wouldn't hurt to add another tube to my collection. This month, I'm eyeing the Rouge G de Guerlain in the shade Rouge Intense. The best part is that you can even customise the case that comes with it when you purchase one. So chic!"
"My eyes are suffering from fatigue a lot more lately and it makes it difficult for me to manage my daily tasks efficiently. That’s why I’m excited for Dyson’s Lightcycle Task Light, which is engineered to adjust automatically throughout the day to give you the perfect light. The desk lamp adapts to your local daylight and age, so you get the optimum brightness and temperature you need. Hopefully, when it’s released this July, it can finally reduce my eye strain and help me enjoy my night-time reading once more."
Left to right: SS19 EVISU x Keith Haring shirt, SGD1,099; SS19 EVISU x Keith Haring sliders, SGD599
"After a week's long vacation in my favourite city, Tokyo, my enthusiasm for Japanese High-Street Fashion has not dwindled. A new playful collection featuring EVISU and legendary '80s pop-art artist Keith Haring has just been launched. The collection includes a range of t-shirts, denim shorts, beach boxers, beach slippers and all other fashion items in fun and colourful prints. Throw on an EVISU x Keith Haring tee, a pair of pool sliders and be ready to indulge in an artistic and creative summer."
"I have been wanting to watch The Hustle featuring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, who star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them. Rebel Wilson, who studied law in her early days, fought in court for the rating of the movie as it was considered sexist towards men. I love such stories of women standing up for women! I can't wait to watch it."
Reinterpret vintage punk
A ton of refreshingly new beauty trends are popping up on our Instagram feeds nowadays. Still, despite our excitement for these, we sometimes miss the glamour of the looks of the past. Luckily for us, HERA decided to collaborate with renowned Italian brand Au Jour Le Jour to help us create striking looks this season. Just this last 30 May, the number one Korean cosmetics brand launched the limited-edition collection. In their boutique in ION Orchard, they held a makeup demo to show us how to achieve this classic yet edgy aesthetic.
The HERA x Au Jour Le Jour collection stays true to its 1980s punk inspiration by housing its products in glittery and bold packaging. This limited-edition collection features an all-new six-colour eyeshadow palette, two lipsticks, along with some of their best-selling products. Available in soft colours, this collab will help you create your modern take on the vintage punk look.
HERA x Au Jour Le Jour launch and the vintage punk look created during the makeup demo.
Here's a peek at what the collection offers.
HERA x Au Jour Le Jour Cell Essence in 225ml, SGD99 (source)
HERA Cell Essence is the perfect first-step to your daily beauty routine. The essence rejuvenates the skin by mimicking body fluids on a cellular level to effectively regulate moisture. With its eight skin activators, it will battle Skin Desertification and give you a clear and bright complexion.
HERA x Au Jour Le Jour Black Cushion, SGD75 (source)
Get that flawless-looking skin all day long by using Black Cushion as your base. Despite offering full coverage, the long-wearing semi-matte foundation is completely lightweight. With the help of HERA’s Ultra Fine Powder Dispersion technology, it blends seamlessly and comfortably on your skin.
Rich Curling Mascara
HERA x Au Jour Le Jour Rich Curling Mascara, SGD45 (source)
Don’t you hate it when your mascara clumps or smudges when you apply it? Define your eyelashes without struggling through all that with the Rich Curling Mascara. Because it has a slim, peanut-shaped brush, it amplifies each of your lashes from the roots. For a more interesting look, give your lashes a lift with the limited edition vintage red shade.
HERA x Au Jour Le Jour Eyeshadow Palette, SGD80 (source)
Housed in a slim, glittery case, this eyeshadow palette from the HERA x Au Jour Le Jour collection offers six shades in a variety of textures and finishes. As it has a range of versatile colours, the palette can serve more than one purpose. It’s designed so you can also use it as a highlighter, contour, or blush to match your mood.
WONDER PEARL Liquid Lip
HERA x Au Jour Le Jour WONDER PEARL Liquid Lip, SGD43 (source)
Finish your vintage punk look by saying goodbye to mattes. Available in two specially crafted colours, Lady May and Bubblegum Pink, WONDER PEARL Liquid Lip illuminates with its glittery texture. The glide-on, non-sticky formula of the liquid lipstick is infused with Vitamin E to help nourish your lips.
The HERA x Au Jour Le Jour Collection is available at all HERA counters and boutiques in Singapore.