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Insider Roundup: KOSÉ’s Reformulated Skincare UV Line & More

News for the modern woman

For the last week of February, we have a whole host of beauty news for you. This includes some new releases in skincare and makeup that will boost your inner confidence, new online trends that celebrate natural beauty, and empowering jewellery launches from Pandora. Let’s not forget about one of the biggest headliners of the week: tennis icon Maria Sharapova just announced her retirement from the sport. Ahead are some uplifting and inspiring news bites for your enjoyment.

KOSÉ reformulates their SEKKISEI Skincare UV range

When it comes to skincare, UV protection should be one of our biggest priorities. Without it, our skin is prone to showing earlier signs of ageing (fine lines, wrinkles) and skin damage. KOSÉ heeds the call with a reformulation of their SEKKISEI Skincare UV range. The brand shares that the new formula provides greater skincare benefits in addition to the protection from harmful UV rays. More will be revealed about the formula (including some new additions to the line) on 1 March.

TikTok users celebrate natural beauty in latest trend


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Amidst the various and bizarre beauty trends present on the platform, TikTok users started a trend that aims to celebrate natural beauty. Using old photos across history, users highlight various physical features and how these were celebrated as marks of beauty in the past. The videos open with girls ruminating on various insecurities, followed by historical photos and artwork that feature women with the same features. This trend also became an avenue for women of colour to celebrate their cultural heritage.

Maria Sharapova announces retirement

Russian tennis superstar Maria Sharapova quietly announced her retirement from the game this week. In an article written for Vogue and Vanity Fair Sharapova shares, “My body had become a distraction.” The years she dedicated to the sport had taken a toll physically. In her retirement, she looks forward to spending time with her family and enjoying the freedom outside of her previous training routine. She is one of the 10 women to have won tennis’s four Grand Slam titles, the first of which she won at the age of 17.

Estée Lauder releases the Featherlight Brow Enhancer

A photo of all five shades of the Estée Lauder Featherlight Brow Enhancer

Estée Lauder Featherlight Brow Enhancer, SGD50/~USD35.84

Estée Lauder provides the answer to your brow woes with their newest release. The Featherlight Brow Enhancer is an eyebrow pen that features a finely pointed brush. The design allows for the precise drawing of feather-like strokes to mimic your natural brow hair. It’s said to be smudge- and transfer-proof for 8 hours of wear while being resistant to sweat, humidity, and water — perfect for the weather in Southeast Asia. It comes in five shades (Blonde, Light Brunette, Chestnut, Dark Brunette and Black) in sheer, buildable colours. You can get it now for SGD50/~USD35.84 at all Estée Lauder stores.

Channel Mulan with the newest charms in the Disney x PANDORA collection

A product shot of the Pandora x Disney Mulan Dangle Charm

Pandora x Disney Mulan Dangle Charm, SGD129/~USD92.46

With the upcoming release of the highly-anticipated live-action remake of Mulan, Pandora introduces two new charms to the Disney X Pandora Collection. The new charms are Pandora’s way of celebrating women around the globe who proudly defy expectations to be their true selves. Our eyes are on the Disney Mulan Dangle Charm, engraved with the powerful reminder to “Be strong and Be yourself”. You can gift yourself with this empowering charm for SGD129/~USD92.46 when it launches on 5 March in all PANDORA stores and e-Store.

(Cover photo from: @kosesg)

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