Insider Roundup: Say Hello To Gentle Monster X Fendi's Collab & More | Clozette

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! 

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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


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

Outrage tweet on War Paint's men's makeup


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


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


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)

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There’s a popular saying that goes, “Asian don’t raisin.” It pertains to how most Asians don’t seem to age fast. But, surprise! Contrary to popular belief, ageing starts even before you hit the big 3-O. Once you turn 20, your skin’s collagen will deplete at least 1% yearly. This causes the skin to sag and wrinkles to form. However, there are ways to counter it — the most obvious one that must be addressed? Getting your skin to produce more collagen. But how and when do we do that?

The answer is easy: N-O-W. Before you see the common signs of ageing such as fine lines, deep forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet around the eyes, dark spots, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation and sagging, start doing measures to keep your skin’s radiance and youth — and one of them is to drink up — with a reliable collagen drink, that is. Adding a product packed with collagen to your routine is the simplest way to do this. If you haven’t yet, make sure to include the Swisse Ultiboost Golden Collagen Blood Orange Liquid in your daily regimen.

Swisse Ultiboost Golden Collagen Blood Orange Liquid

The Swisse Ultiboost Golden Collagen Blood Orange Liquid is loaded with a remarkable 5,100mg of clinically proven, low molecular weight hydrolysed collagen that’s easily absorbed and distributed in the body, which has been shown to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin elasticity in as fast as four weeks*. Plus, it’s made with blood oranges harvested all the way from Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy. Unlike oranges, these blood oranges are redder in colour because they not only contain vitamin C but also anthocyanin, an antioxidant that’s been proven to protect your skin from free radicals that damage cells. The antioxidants also help keep your skin glowing!

The Swisse Ultiboost Golden Collagen Blood Orange Liquid fits your lifestyle

The Swisse Ultiboost Golden Collagen Blood Orange Liquid is super easy to include in your daily groove, too. It’s packaged in a one-day formula that’s convenient to take with you and consume as you wish. And in case you’re wondering about its sugar and fat content… you can take it guilt-free too because it’s made with natural ingredients that are proven safe for you and it does not contain any fat. Plus, you also have the liberty to drink it as it is or mix it with water depending on your liking. Think of it as oh-so-delicious youth in a bottle!

*The testing was based on the raw material used in the drink. The claim is based on two test results on 46 and 57 healthy females. First is the “Oral Supplementation of Specific Collagen Peptides Has Beneficial Effects on Human Skin Physiology: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study” by Proksh E., Segger D., Degwert J., Schunck M., Zague V., Oesser S. Skin Pharmacol Physiology, August 2013. Second is the “Oral Intake of Specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides Reduces Skin Wrinkles and Increases Dermal Matrix Synthesis” by Proksch E., Schunck M., Zague V., Segger D., Degwert J., Oesser S. Skin Pharmacol Physiology, December 2013. For reference only. Individual results may vary.

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