TGIF! But before we dive into Mother’s Day weekend — have you bought your mum a gift already? — we have several news bites to share. First, former SNSD member Jessica Jung is now a global ambassador for Revlon. We’re also getting a series of comebacks with Lancôme’s infamous Juicy Tube lip gloss and a new book from Twilight author Stephenie Meyer. For a needed dose of positivity, CDG by Comme des Garçons preaches growth and kindness with a new graphic tee collection. Not only that, Singapore just launched its first of many light show displays for the #MakeItBlue campaign. Start your weekend on a good note with today’s Insider Roundup.
Jessica Jung Is Revlon’s New Global Ambassador
Jessica Jung is the latest K-pop idol to get an ambassadorship for a global beauty brand. The singer and actress made the announcement through an Instagram post captioned: “It’s official. I’m a Revlon girl! Super excited to be part of the family.” She followed it up with a sneak peek at the campaign, where she can be seen with bold brows and red lips — perfectly aligned with Revlon’s slogan of “Live Boldly”.
Lancôme brings back the Juicy Tubes
Staying in the realm of beauty, Lancôme just announced that they’re bringing back the iconic Juicy Tube lipgloss. The iconic gloss was discontinued back in 2018 when matte lips were all the rage. Now that glossy lips are back in vogue, it was only a matter of time before we saw old faves making a comeback. The Juicy Tubes will be available in the US through the Lancôme website and Sephora. We’re eagerly awaiting its arrival in our corner of the world!
Stephenie Meyer announces the official publication of Midnight Sun
As another addition to this week’s #flashbackfriday, we’re taking it back to the 2000s and the height of the Twilight phenomenon. ICYDK, Midnight Sun is essentially Twilight from Edward Cullen’s POV that was leaked back in 2008 during the release of the first movie. Author Stephenie Meyer shared the news on her website, sharing that fans of the franchise have waited long enough and that she hoped the news will make their day better since books have been her escape during these times. The book will be available in US bookstores as well as online through Amazon on 4 August 2020.
CDG collabs with Cactus Plant Flea Market
Speaking of new releases, CDG by Comme des Garçons just dropped a limited-edition graphic tee collection in collaboration with American streetwear label Cactus Plant Flea Market (CPFM). It features two shirt designs with CDG’s label and the smiley face that CPFM is known for. Preaching kindness and growth, the shirts launched yesterday on the CDG website — and they’re already sold out. If you’re thinking of copping one for yourself, keep your eyes peeled for the international release or the re-stock announcement.
Singapore joins #MakeItBlue to raise mental health awareness during COVID-19
To cap today’s Insider Roundup, we’re pleased to share the heartwarming news that Singapore is now part of the #MakeItBlue campaign. With 17 countries currently participating, the UK-based campaign aims to display solidarity against COVID-19 by turning key landmarks blue in a weekly series of light shows every Thursday at 8PM, SGT, to raise awareness for mental health. The show of solidarity is also a gesture of appreciation for the frontliners risking their health and safety to provide for the country’s essential needs.
Some famous Singapore landmarks included in this endeavour are ArtScience Museum, Esplanade, Faber Peak Singapore, Gardens by the Bay, ION Orchard, Marina Bay Sands, National Gallery Singapore, Sentosa, Victoria Theatre and the Victoria Concert Hall. The displays began yesterday evening and will continue until the end of the circuit breaker on 1 June.
(Cover photo: @jessica.syj)
Here’s a recap of Monday’s news.