Dua Lipa is the new face of YSL Beauty, Selma Blair gets called out for wearing a turban, and other beauty news this week
1. Dua Lipa is the new face of YSL Beauty.
“Because she can be powerful and hyper-feminine. Ultra-cool and burning up. Because she embodies today’s liberated, no-compromise, write-your-own-rules YSL woman. Because her fierce brand of freedom and sensuality expresses the fiery legacy of Yves Saint Laurent,” said the brand. We agree.
2. Becca Cosmetics' Champagne Pop Collector's Edition will give you the post-holiday glow you need.
They say fake it till you make it. If you haven't had a vacay this year (we feel ya), Becca Cosmetics new collection, available at Sephora, will make you look like you just had one — until you get some well-deserved time off.
3. L'Oreal's AI-powered AR app ModiFace lets you digitally try on makeup on Amazon.
No more buyer's remorse — you can now test different shades of lipsticks using your front-facing camera on selected beauty listings on Amazon. Hit "Try Now" under the photo to choose Live Mode (video trial) or upload a new photo. You can also find a model with a similar skin tone to help you find the perfect shade if you're not feeling yourself that day. Hey, it happens.
4. A British reality dating show has its own makeup line.
Is it us, or does it seem like everyone and anyone has a makeup collection these days? Jumping on the bandwagon is British reality dating show Love Island, which has recently announced the launch of its very own makeup brand, LoveBurst, coinciding with the release of its latest season. Created by design studio Established — it had a hand on Marc Jacobs Beauty and Fenty Beauty — the collection consists of face and beauty products that help you "stand out, feel special and glow in the spotlight," said Sam O'Donahue, Creative Director of Established, to Cosmopolitan.
5. Sephora adds another natural, ethical brand to its shelves.
The Naturally Serious beauty line boasts a unique anti-pollution blend of six antioxidants — pomegranate, goji berry, grape seed, green tea, red tea, and white tea — to combat visible signs of ageing caused by UV rays, pollution, and free radical damage. The natural brand will be available from 11 June at sephora.sg.
6. The Internet called Selma Blair out for cultural appropriation on Instagram — and she fought back.
Selma Blair posted a wefie shot of herself and a friend wearing a turban... then all hell broke loose. Cultural appropriation accusation soon followed, one of which read: "This is very very alarming and ignorant". But the actress, who suffers from hair loss due to multiple sclerosis, isn't having it. She stood her ground and said she has "never ridiculed or seen ridicule of anyone I know who wears a turban or scarf". Others have come to Blair's defense as well. One Megan Kaur's comment summed it up: "As a Sikh woman who wears a turban or scarf, [I think] accusing selma with CA is as absurd as saying the Earth is flat. Muslims, Orthodox Jewish women, Christians, Sikhs, cancer patients, alopecia sufferers [etc] wear some sort of head cover. It doesn't belong to ONE group solely. So many women and men wear it. I think it looks amazing!"