Day one of this week: done. Mondays are usually hectic so for your weekly dose of a pick-me-up, here's a new batch of juicy headlines to rev up the rest of your week. We've got news on how much Lady Gaga's One World: Together At Home virtual concert raised for COVID-19, updates on Selena Gomez's upcoming Rare Beauty makeup line launch, news on Dr. Martens' upcoming collab with Yohji Yamamoto, and the 411 on Shiseido WASO's latest fermented skincare product. Scroll on for the scoop!
Artists unite for Lady Gaga's One World: Together At Home virtual fundraising concert
Launched by the Grammy-award winner in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and non-profit organisation Global Citizen, the campaign aimed to collect funds and pledges in support of COVID-19 initiatives. It also called for government action on effective health responses in light of the current crisis. Actors and musicians like Billie Eilish, Rita Ora, Sarah Jessica Parker, Elton John, John Legend and more joined Gaga for a series of online performances that raised over USD127.9 million for the cause. The campaign page for this initiative is still live on Global Citizen's website where the performances can be re-watched and donations can still be made.
Selena Gomez spills details about her Rare Beauty makeup line launch
A couple of months ago, the Lose You To Love Me singer confirmed that she's also venturing into beauty with her own makeup line, Rare Beauty. She's recently revealed more details about the brand in an interview with Amy Schumer. Selena said that her initial foundation and concealer release will have a 48-shade range that's also very "clean and easy" to make "people feel safe". The celebrity also shared that she'll work on a mascara that won't clump next. We're crossing fingers that the next time Selena talks about Rare Beauty, a release date will be shared.
Shiseido WASO's latest release is inspired by fermented skincare
Fermented skincare plays a huge role in Japanese beauty. So if you're currently interested in dabbling into this J-beauty territory, you might want to add this new release from Shiseido WASO to your list. Over the weekend, Shiseido introduced their WASO Giga Hydrating Rich Cream which uses fermented soybean extract and carrot cells to retain skin hydration for up to 48 hours. The product claims that, by harnessing the beauty benefits of these active ingredients, it will give you plumper and more youthful-looking skin. P.S. It comes in a nifty pastel-orange tub, too, that would look great in your most updated #shelfie!
Dr. Martens teams up with Yohji Yamamoto for its 60th anniversary
While it's not the first time the footwear brand and the Japanese designer have collaborated, there's definitely a lot of room to get excited about this collection. Yohji Yamamoto is the fourth designer to put his own twist to the Dr. Martens' classic 1460 silhouette, in celebration of the brand's 60th anniversary. Fans of the footwear will be thrilled to see the edgy pair get even edgier with Yamamoto's spider-web design running all over the boot. The orange stitching at its base also provides good contrast against the sleek leather. The leather tongue is embossed with Yamamoto's signature. So whether or not combat boots are your thing, you can't deny that the Dr. Martens YY 1460 Web Boot is a looker.
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