Celebrate International Women's Day with these beauty brands

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Text: Renée Batchelor

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Women have been having their moment in the spotlight with the #metoo movement so it's fitting that more and more brands have been paying attention to International Women's Day, which falls on the 8th of March each year. Watch Dior's video above as Charlize Theron — that's Furiosa to Mad Max fans — talks about why she loves being a woman and the tongue-in-cheek advice from the late Elizabeth Taylor.


The Body Shop Singapore meanwhile has sent actresses Fann Wong and Dawn Yeoh to Nepal to follow the daily journeys of two women, Mandira KC and Jyoti Sunwar. The two celebrities will post about their travels on their Instagram accounts, as they shadow these hardworking women. Follow Wong and Yeoh to catch a fascinating glimpse of their lives and see how they have both benefitted from The Body Shop's community trade campaigns, and how far your 'conscious' dollar can truly go.

Elizabeth Arden was a pioneer in the beauty industry, so it makes sense that her eponymous brand is working with UN Women to work towards gender equality. Purchase the limited edition Elizabeth Arden March On Beautiful Colour Lipstick in Red Door Red, $35, a brilliant creamy, scarlet, and 100 per cent of proceeds will benefit UN Women. In fact, the brand has pledged to donate US$1 million to the organisation. 

Elizabeth Arden March On Beautiful Colour Lipstick in Red Door Red, $35

And lastly Sephora — the mecca of makeup and sultans of skincare — has started a new speaker series to celebrate women, starting today. At 7pm today, at the B4 atrium of Ion Orchard, PIXI founder Petra Strand, Anna Vanessa Haotanto, CEO of The New Savvy, and Wong Li Lin, actress and motivational speaker, will be part of a three-woman panel to share their personal journeys. Head on down to get some great advice from these successful women and learn some life and career lessons along the way.