Insider Roundup: BLACKPINK Lisa For Penshoppe & More | Clozette

Another week has passed, leaving us with a fresh list of news to dissect and mull over during the weekend. And we've got quite an exciting mix this time around. From BLACKPINK's Lisa joining Penshoppe's list of global endorsers to Facebook surprising everyone with their sudden logo change, we've got them all right here in this week's Insider Roundup. 

BLACKPINK's Lisa for Penshoppe

PH Blinks, here it is! After a ton of speculation following Lisa's BFF accidentally posting an IG story featuring a Penshoppe box weeks ago, it's finally confirmed. The BLACKPINK main dancer and first-ever non-Korean YG artist has officially joined fellow Hallyu stars Dara Park and Nam Joo Hyuk in the lineup of international ambassadors for the Filipino fashion brand. 

Feel the holiday spirit in full swing at Santa Maria Novella's holiday wreath workshop

Santa Maria Novella Wreath Workshop

Getting your holiday cheer on? Why not go all out by joining a holiday wreath workshop courtesy of Santa Maria Novella. In partnership with Ask A French-Flowers, learn how to craft a beautiful and fragrant centrepiece to complement your Santa Maria Novella candles, fully igniting the holiday spirit in your home. Happening on 30 November 2019, you can reserve your spot at two different timeslots here

Zac Posen shuts down namesake brand

Joining the list of fashion brands folding this 2019, Zac Posen bids goodbye to his namesake brand after failing to secure buyers and investors. According to reports, the label's spring collection will no longer be shipped and almost 60 jobs are to be axed given the shutdown. Sighs

adidas will start running sneaker product trials in space

Onto more out-of-this-world news — literally — sportswear brand adidas is partnering up with the International Space Station to start product-testing in, well, space. Pushing boundaries on innovation, the project is set to use the concept of microgravity to make their footwear's functionality and comfort better for both athletes and general patrons. Cool, right? And who knows? Maybe we'll be seeing more astronauts donning these sneaks on the next moon expedition.

Facebook changes their corporate logo

To put a lid on this week's Insider Roundup, we saved the most brow-raising one for last — at least when it comes to the internet's standards. We're talking about Facebook announcing their corporate logo change, which is said to be a 'bid for transparency'. Now, before you go checking your FB app to see it for yourself, it's worth noting that the social networking platform will keep its signature blue and white branding. It's FACEBOOK (yes, in caps) as a corporate entity that's making the change.

The logo — which features a cleaner typeface, bigger kerning, and a multi-colour palette — is said to be implemented and inserted in all FACEBOOK-owned platforms, such as Instagram and WhatsApp, to better communicate corporate policies and values to their users. And of course, as expected of the internet, the re-brand caused a lot of memes, with some saying that FACEBOOK's attempt to distinguish itself from Facebook is definitely like a kettle calling...well, itself, black. Others are also confused by the myriad of colours the new corporate logo now comes in — the green one, in particular, jokingly referred to by others as the 'pseudo-Grab' in reference to the ride-sharing platform's similar colour. 

Catch free Novu treatments until November 10

Thinking of getting pampered this month? All signs are pointing to 'yes' with all NOVU Medical Aesthetic Clinics' islandwide offer. You can get three free sessions of their signature treatments this month. This is in celebration of their third win in a row at the Singapore Prestige Brands Awards, earning them another Regional Brand Title, as well as a spot at the esteemed Hall of Fame. This promo only lasts until 10 November 2019, so make sure you check out the full details here.

(Cover photo from: @lalalalisa_m)

More news from early this week here



Feel like your everyday makeup is getting a little more boring? If you’re stuck in a beauty rut and have no idea how to make things a bit more unique, why not look over to our neighbours in East Asia for inspiration? J-beauty’s finally getting the worldwide attention it deserves and the quirky and fresh aesthetic of their vibrant beauty scene is totally worth copping. Go beyond your comfort zone. Instead of sticking to your neutrals, switch up your routine by checking out Japanese beauty trends that’ll add colourful fun to your day.

A different kind of bold

Like their Western counterparts, the beauty lovers of Japan aren’t afraid to go bold — glossy and striking pinks, reds, and oranges are a popular choice colour for their lips. But if in Western-style makeup, we’re used to lining the lips for a more emphasised pout, here in the East, the colour comes with a blurry effect for a more health-infused look.

Simply flushed

Add more colour to your face by applying heavy strokes of bright blush. You can go along the byojaku or “sickly” trend by applying it right under your eyes to mimic the reddish puffy skin you have when sick. But if you’re not into that, go for the subtler igari or “drunk blush” by extending your flush to cover most of your cheeks. Either of this two will give you a more doll-like appearance that’s totally kawaii (cute). 

Stick to one

Avoid rushing when doing your makeup in the morning. Instead of spending time choosing which shades to wear and blending them to perfection, go for a monochromatic look instead. This Japanese beauty trend is exactly how it sounds like — stick to just one shade for your eyes, cheeks, and lips. For a fresh and youthful look, pick a bright warm shade that goes with your skin tone.

Striking eyes

Ditch the traditional black or brown eyeliner. Sure, it’s your trusty fave for a more natural look. But if you want to be a bit more adventurous when it comes to your make up, try to outline your peepers with striking colours instead. Coloured eyeliners are one of the most popular Japanese beauty trends to come this year. Options are endless. You can go for red for a fierce look or for a blue shade for a bit of futuristic touch.

A final touch

If you want to go the extra mile, add a few embellishments to your daily look. Choose something you think would fit your vibe for the day. If you’re going for cute and feminine, stick flower-shaped details right under your eye. Or if you’re going for a more sophisticated glam, perhaps rhinestone makeup would be perfect for you. Remember to keep it subtle by sticking to small pieces so it’s still appropriate for a casual day.

(Cover photo from: @shuuemura)

Next, complete your look with J-beauty brands that are insanely chic.



Move over, jelly nails — a new trend in town is coming for your crown. Sea glass nails are the trendiest manicures among Instagram's nail-a-holics. Very reminiscent of the jelly nails trend, it gives last season’s trending manicure a sophisticated twist. The main differentiating feature: the finish. Jelly nails are shiny and glossy while sea glass nails are more opaque by using a clear matte topcoat. Ahead, some nail inspo on how to customise this trend for your personal taste.

Classic Sea Foam Green

Amp up the mermaid vibes with a classic seafoam green shade. The trick is to choose a “see-through” colour in a pastel hue to achieve this manicure. One perk of this manicure is that it’s still subtle and classy enough for work. Just don’t get distracting while typing on your work computer!

Rainbow Coloured French Tips

Yes, you can do every colour on the rainbow. From pale reds to purples, sea glass nails offer an endless host of possibilities. It doesn’t even have to cover your entire nail; take a look at this French tip iteration of the trend.

Flecks of Glitter

A sea glass manicure doesn’t have to be completely matte. You can have some subtle glitter and shine with your choice of base colour underneath the topcoat. Finish it off with some gems on the cuticles for added bling.

Iridescent Nails

Not of a fan of the translucence? Stick to your regular pastel polish, layer on some iridescent glitter polish, and seal it in with a matte topcoat. Nails any mermaid would still be proud of, in our opinion!

Acrylic Nails

If you’re one for experimental style, try this trend with acrylic nails. The added length and thickness will improve the overall look of this manicure. It also delivers that smooth, filmy quality of real sea glass —definitely a good recipe for Insta-worthy nails.

(Cover photo from: @jessicawashick)

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