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Let's cap off the week with hot stuff. From sneak peeks to new releases, here are the latest happenings in the worlds of fashion and beauty.


Hedi Slimane for Celine on Lady Gaga



It's been months since Hedi Slimane was announced as Celine's new creative director, and many have been waiting for what he would do for the brand. Well, we've finally been given the first look at his first bag for the brand and courtesy of Lady Gaga at that. 


TWO L(I)PS

The front and back of a packet of an intimate care mask

It's time you take a little bit more care of your friend down there. Cynthia Chua, founder of Spa Esprit Group, has just launched TWO L(I)PS, a luxury skincare line especially for the woman's most intimate area. Start your journey to caring more for your vulva with the help of their Blackout Mask, which is formulated with activated charcoal, white licorice, cornflower, edelberry, chamomile, ylang-ylang and aloe vera.


Can you guess?



Fenty Beauty teased an upcoming product in one of their recent Instagram posts but we can't really tell what it is. The photo features Rihanna, the brand's creator, in a costume for her hometown Barbados's Crop Over Festival. Are they launching nail polish or a new eyeshadow palette? What do you think?


The name's Barker. Benjamin Barker.




Inspired by the impeccable style of men who attend spring races, Benjamin Barker has released a collection called “To The Spring Races.” The collection has tailored suits and jackets in a palette of blue, muted greens and whites — perfect for the man in your life. Plus, they have just released their first women’s collection that’s perfect for you, too.


PUMA x BTS



Korean superstars BTS have collaborated with PUMA on a new shoe style. Meet the special edition silhouette of the Basket. 


Leaders in the Philippines



Leaders Cosmetics is now in the Philippines! Get a hold of their effective, one-of-a-kind mask sheets at Watsons, the SM Store and CNA. Plus, say hello to their ambassador, Yang Se Jong! 


(Cover photo from: @ladygaga)



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As skincare junkies, it's no secret that we love masks. Aside from their skin-enhancing properties, we just adore the relaxing and soothing feeling that comes with using them. The most popular ones are clay and sheet types, but lately, there have been new, intriguing forms of masks that have piqued our interest. One is Herbivore's Blue Tansy (SGD72/~USD52.62), which is a resurfacing clarity mask. It's a vegan skincare product with a concentrated blend of natural ingredients that can clarify acne-prone skin.



The buzz around this product may not be as big as that of products dubbed as holy grails but it's still a unique and interesting skincare item that some skincare aficionados have been raving about. So I decided to try it out and see for myself. Here's what I think about it. 


Packaging, texture and scent


Herbivore's Blue Tansy comes in an elegant, minimalist glass jar packaging. The blue formula pops against the simple design, making it very photogenic. It can feel a bit heavy but I can say that it's still travel-friendly as long as you store it correctly. There's a scoop that comes with the product so you can have a more hygienic, mess-free application.


An opened jar of liquid mask with the blue formula spread on the forearm


In terms of texture, it's a bit syrupy but it's not entirely viscous; there's also a watery element to it. Nevertheless, it feels lightweight and smooth upon application. As for the scent, it's got a very strong herbal-minty smell that can put off some people, but I still find it tolerable.


Formulation


As mentioned earlier, it uses only natural ingredients with no fillers. Which means it doesn't use any dyes or fragrances in its formula. Some of the notable ingredients are blue tansy essential oil, white willow bark and fruit enzymes, which are basically AHA and BHA. They're responsible for the brightening effect that you experience whenever you use resurfacing products. 


Application


The application can be a little tricky with the Blue Tansy. Since the product is both watery and syrupy at the same time, it can easily spill on your lap or table while you're applying it to your face. Spreading it evenly can also be a challenge. I recommend asking a friend to apply it to your face while you lie down and relax. This is the easiest and most mess-free method of application if you ask me.


A woman with her face covered in blue liquid, and an opened jar of mask with a spatula stuck on it

As you can see, Blue Tansy's texture is quite tricky to work with


Upon application, there's an instant cooling effect on the skin. After a few minutes, I felt a slight tingling, warm sensation but I wasn't too alarmed because it's totally normal for AHA/BHA-infused products. However, just a word of caution, when trying a new skincare product and you feel like your skin is burning you should wash it off right away as you may be sensitive to it. It's best to do a patch test first so you can see if it's compatible with your skin. 


Results


It's recommended to use this every other day for the first five days and then you can switch to using it two to three times per week to maintain results. I've only been using this for two weeks and while the results are not drastic, there's still visible improvements like smoother skin especially in my chin area. Within the first use, I was already able to see a slight improvement in my skin's texture. 


An opened jar of skincare


After the initial five days, I saw that some acne marks were already fading. With this product, it's a slow but sure process. You can't expect instant results but you can expect progress if you are diligent with applying Blue Tansy. After all, consistency is the name of the game when it comes to skincare.


So is Blue Tansy the next holy grail? I'd say yes because it fulfils two important criteria of modern skincare junkies. It delivers on its promises and comes in a packaging that looks like it's made for Instagram. Talk about beauty and functionality!


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It's no secret that we all want that coveted clear, glowing skin. Bless those who have won the genetic lottery! But just because you weren't born with it doesn't mean you can't achieve it. Having good skin can be achieved with a routine, plus, the perfect products for your needs of course. That's exactly what Sunday Riley products hope to give. 


Created with the mix of science and botanicals, Sunday Riley products boast of giving people "now and later" skincare benefits. From dryness and oiliness to large pores and acne, the brand has products that were crafted carefully to give both immediate and long-term results. Curious to try the brand? Take a peek at their bestsellers in the video above before you add items to your cart.

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