First week of 2020, done! Nine days into the new year and so much has already happened. The bushfires in Australia are still burning, the US is threatening war with Iran, and the Sussexes are taking a step back from their roles as senior royals. Welcome to the new decade, right? However, there are some pieces of lightheartedness that we could look to still. Ahead are Friday’s headlines that you should know.
Find your perfect red lip with Shu Uemura’s new collection
Painting on a classic red lip is a skill that every girl should have. If you haven’t found the ideal red lipstick for you, check out Shu Uemura’s limited-edition Rouge Unlimited Flaming Reds collection. The collection features 13 shades in three finishes: matte, satin, and lacquer shine. It also includes a limited-edition metallic lip liner in gold and bronze, which features a component decorated with gold brush strokes reminiscent of the Japanese craft of kinpaku (gold leaf). It’s the perfect beauty item to have for the Lunar New Year.
Beyonce and CL are collaborating on a fashion campaign
They are the best of both pop worlds. The Queen B and 2NE1’s CL are teaming up to represent the Ivy Park x Adidas collection this year. Ivy Park is Beyonce’s activewear line while CL is an Adidas endorser. The teaser video, which you can watch above, was just released yesterday on YouTube and racked up more than 120,000 views within four hours. The collection is set to launch on 18 January and includes a new Adidas Ultraboost in maroon and solar orange.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry take a step back
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the shocking announcement last Wednesday. Their official statement, released on the couple’s official Instagram account, states, “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.” Amid this announcement is the news that Meghan has fled to Canada.
L’OCCITANE pledges to help fight avoidable blindness in 2020
Looking for a cause that shows beauty with a heart? L’OCCITANE partnered with Sight to Sky to provide eyecare and aid in fighting avoidable blindness for villages in India and Nepal along the Himalayan belt. According to the company, 100 per cent of the proceeds from the Charity Race Packs will go to Sight to Sky’s Vision mission this year. Each charity race pack is filled with mini versions of their Shea Butter Classics. You can purchase a charity race pack for SGD16 in all L’OCCITANE stores islandwide and online.
Keeper’s Red Letter Sale is back
Ready your wallets, ladies! Singapore’s largest designer sale is back, bigger and better than ever before. The popular annual sale is co-organised by the Textile and Fashion Federation (TAFF) and will be held at the National Design Centre this year. From 10 to 12 of January, experience some sweet deals from Singaporean brands like Hansel, Carrie K, and Another Sole among the 40 brands from fashion, kids wear, furnishing and food that are participating.
Rewind to Monday's headlines.