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Happy Valentine's Day! We're feeling all sorts of lovely and excited today. The romance filling the air is one reason, but the hot news we learned is another. Below, what you need to know right now.


Jason Wu exits Hugo Boss



After being at the helm as the brand's womenswear creative director for almost five years, Jason Wu is leaving Hugo Boss. The move is said to be prompted by the designer's desire to focus on his eponymous label. His replacement has yet to be named.


Backtalk



Urban Decay Cosmetics is not done releasing makeup palettes. After giving fans a preview of the Naked Heat Petite, the brand has teased an upcoming product named Backtalk. It features eyeshadows in the rose hue family, as well as four blushers.


Diesel sets up fake store during NYFW




Instead of putting up a store near the hustle and bustle of New York Fashion Week, fashion brand DIESEL set up shop at New York's famed fake-fashion destination, Canal Street. They sold merchandise under the name DEISEL. Shoppers unknowingly scooped up real DIESEL merchandise, which is likely to become collector's items.


MAC Whisper of Gilt is here to stay



After being released as a limited edition piece two times, MAC's Whisper of Gilt is returning once again, but it will no longer leave. The highlighter, which has amassed a cult-like following, will now be a permanent product on MAC's roster.



SM Woman The Styling Room



If you're still looking for a Valentine's Day date outfit, head to the SM Woman The Styling Room at the ground floor concourse of SM Makati and grab yourself a piece from their specially curated selections. There'll also be stylists to help you out pick the perfect date outfit. Visit them today until 18 February.

(Cover photo from: @jasonwu)


Here's what you may not have seen yet from earlier this week.

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We’re no strangers to product claims. They promise to be this or that; sometimes they live up to it, sometimes they don’t. Our curiosity never wavers, though, especially when the product promises results that are out of this world.

Benefit Cosmetics recently launched their BADgal BANG! Mascara and our Creative Director Kersie tested it out. Does the product give you a bang for your buck, and does it live up to the hype? Read on to find out.

Usage and claims




What does the Benefit BADgal BANG! Mascara claim to do? With its “gravity-defying” formula that uses aeroparticles, one of the lightest known materials derived from space technology, it promises to give 36 hours of full blast volume and length to the lashes. It also claims to be smudge-proof, flake-free and water-resistant.

As far as the product’s promises go, Kersie says she’s happy about the mascara’s ability to lift and lengthen her lashes. “With just about three coats, I’m amazed to see how lifted and lengthened my lashes are,” she says.




“I found the brush very flexible and effective,” she adds. “It’s a pretty long brush and the tapered ends help me reach the lashes in the corners of my eyes well. I can feel the mascara is quite light and fluid so it didn’t get crusty, making repeated application easy.” Kersie also says that she’s quite happy that the mascara’s formula didn’t weigh her lashes’ curls down; she didn’t need to use a lash curler at all.


Kersie likes to wear her lashes on the more lightweight and natural side, but if you’d like a more voluminous effect, you can definitely layer on the product to achieve it.



Kersie wearing the Benefit BADgal BANG! Mascara


As for its staying power, Kersie says a little caution should be practised when applying this product if your eyes are prone to getting watery especially when the weather is humid. Expect a little bit of smudging, or better yet, make sure you don’t encounter it by applying powder under your eyes.

Final thoughts


Overall, Kersie says the Benefit BADgal BANG Mascara is something she'll definitely pick up to give her eyes an instant POP. “When I apply it lightly, it gives me the feeling of having natural extensions,” she says. “And they look great on days where I go nude on my eye makeup.”



Get your own tube of BADgal BANG! Mascara at SGD42 here.

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Ah, love is in the air. It’s the season of showing and giving love — and spending special quality time with your significant other, of course. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’re sure you’re already excited to spend the day with your most special person. We’re pretty sure you’re just as ecstatic about the getting-ready part too — it’s part of the process, after all! If you’re still undecided on what look to sport, we’ve got you. Just don’t forget to enhance your eye beauty and take these looks a notch further with a pair of 1-Day ACUVUE® DEFINE® Radiant Sweet™ contact lenses.




Thanks to the unique blend of three translucent pigment layers on the lenses that enhance the depth, reflects, and enlarges the iris, you’ll be saying sweet nothings through your eyes with its natural glowy, tear-filled effect. Ahead, get glowing on V-Day no matter what type of date you’re doing with these pretty looks.

The Cuddle Date 


Model: Novita


From countless trips to numerous gastronomic adventures, you are happiest when you are with each other. This year, however, you’d like to just wind down and get cosy. The plan? Netflix and chill. No, really. Enjoy a cheesy movie on Netflix, binge on your favourite snacks, and just cuddle.

It sounds like the best opportunity to get lazy, but it’s still a special day worthy of a little sprucing and getting ready for. Trade your pyjamas for a comfy sweater. Put your hair in a nice little braid and rock a glowy nude look. Think of it as levelling up your natural look. Add a bit of gloss or petroleum jelly to your eyelids for the perfect subtle glossy eye look. Perfect the base, of course, and make sure you’re as glowing as you feel. Finish it off with a gloss for a my-lips-but-better feel and your 1-Day ACUVUE® DEFINE® Radiant Sweet™ contact lenses. The best part about these lenses is they are so comfortable that you can wear them up to 20 hours. Goodbye dry eyes and you can now cuddle with style!

The First Date


Model: Christy


First impressions can last, so making a good one on a first date is a must. Whether you’re going on a casual picnic or enjoying marvelling at art in a museum, you have to be as at ease as you possibly can. It can be quite daunting but there are some steps you can take to ensure that your first date goes smoothly. For starters, let your eyes do the talking. The 1-Day ACUVUE® DEFINE® Radiant Sweet™ contact lenses are set to impress and express your natural eye radiance. Plus, protect your eyes with the only contact lens brand with an internationally recognised standard of UV protection. Then, go for something that’s fresh and easy to maintain. Look bright and fun with flushed cheeks. Tantalise with your eyes by making sure your lashes are fluttery and wispy — two coats of mascara minimum. For the lips, inject a little playfulness and go for something coloured and glossy.

So focus on the conversation and try not to worry about fussing over your look during your first date.

The Fancy Dinner Date 


Model: Roanna


Your partner pulled out all the stops to give the both of you a night to remember. We say dress to the nines and don’t hold back when it comes to playing up the romance in your look for your fancy dinner date.

Perfect your base and contour your face. Now’s not the time to play it safe. Go for an eye look that grabs attention, but instead of a smokey eye, opt for a warm pink hue – the makeup colour of the moment – then, add a bit of shimmer for a hint of whimsy. Complement the look with a pink lipstick. Just make sure your eyes stay perky, comfy and glossy by the end of the evening. With pigments safely enclosed between two layers of lens material, be assured that your peepers are well protected all night long with the ACUVUE® DEFINE® Radiant Sweet™ contact lenses.


Let your eyes do the talking this Valentine’s Day with 1-Day ACUVUE® DEFINE® Radiant Sweet™ contact lenses. Learn more about it here.

EXCLUSIVE TREAT

This February, ACUVUE® DEFINE® is sweetening your day with a complimentary Signature Honey Toast @ Dazzling Café (worth $23.40) with min. 4 Box purchase of DEFINE®! Visit any ACUVUE® Experience Centre along Orchard Road for the exclusive treat! Read more here. T&Cs apply. While stocks last.


Credits
Models: Novita, Christy and Roanna
Photography: Vincent Ng
Makeup: Vinna Er

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