Gemma Chan is the new face of L’Oréal Paris, Demi Lovato’s new ‘do, and other beauty news

Gemma Chan is the new face of L’Oréal Paris, Demi Lovato’s new ‘do, and other beauty news

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Text: Emily Heng

Image: Instagram | @gemma_chan
Image: Instagram | @lorealparis

1. L'Oréal Paris names Gemma Chan as their next International Spokesperson.

Her new job entails starring in the brand's latest campaigns; hobnobbing with other ambassadors in the vein of Viola Davis and Céline Dion; as well as spreading L'Oréal's message of self-worth and -care. Delphine Viguier-Hovasse, global brand president of L'Oréal Paris, expressed her approval of the union in a statement. "Committed to her causes with innate female strength, she's a source of inspiration beyond the screen, for young women to be the change. We're delighted to welcome Gemma to the family." Mazel tov to both parties!


2. Demi Lovato debuts a shocking new 'do...

...that is in direct contrast to the rib-grazing dark waves she sported during the People's Choice Awards. Lovato debuted her bleached pixie cut and undercut via Instagram, sparking off speculation that this was her post-breakup 'do since splitting with ex-fiancé, Max Ehrich. Talk about a drastic switch-up - all of which took two days to complete, according to People magazine. "New new," the singer captioned, before going on to thank her glam squad for making this happen. Friends and fellow celebs Lucy Hale, Ruby Rose, and Ashley Graham are all for her new look, if the heart emojis in the comments section are any indication.


3. Jennifer Lopez's beauty line will arrive on New Year's Day, 2021.

Still no word yet as to the exact product line-up, though J.Lo Beauty's Instagram account has teased a mysterious bottle half-submerged in rose gold liquid. "Beauty THAT hustles," the caption states, which is... cryptic, to say the least. In this case, we suppose patience is really a virtue. Watch this space for updates. And now, onto yet another Jennifer within the Hollywood sphere...


4. Jennifer Aniston has been named the Chief Creative Officer of Vital Proteins.

It seems Aniston has been a fan of the ingestible collagen brand since 2016 — a fact assured by Vital Proteins founder, Kurt Seidensticker. "We are teaming up together to inspire the world to live healthy, and more vibrant lives," he said in a statement. Aniston has confirmed that she will be putting her own twist on the overall brand strategy and product innovations, as well as starring in their videos, ads, and the like. First up: a day-in-the-life look at her wellness routine.


5. Dakota Johnson joins sexual wellness company, Maude, as Co-Creative Director.

The Fifty Shades of Grey star will be looking into the company's sustainable and mission-driven initiatives. Founder and CEO, Eva Goicochea, released a statement to break the news, citing Johnson to be a "clear embodiment" of the brand. "She fearlessly has taken on the subject of sex and intimacy through her work- becoming a powerful voice for inclusivity and progress," she wrote. "Her elevated eye for design and sharp sense of humor connect so seamlessly to our aesthetic."


6. Lush Australia admits to underpaying their workers by AUD$4.4 million.

An internal investigation has revealed that Lush Australia has underpaid 3,130 employees from 2010 to 2018. And that's not all — they've also breached three awards due to "inadequate workplace processes," where there was no training given to new staff or even a HR department set up. The brand has since stepped forward to announce that they will pay back the money alongside an AUD$60,000 contrition payment.


7. Kylie Jenner has accidentally become a Middle Eastern meme.

The Internet exploded just days back when Jenner dropped the campaign photos for her feline-inspired makeup range. The lewks quickly drew comparisons to 2000s Middle Eastern pop star, Haifa Wehbe, who was known for her dramatically lined peepers and slick-straight locks. This, naturally, led to a slew of tweets and TikTok videos with Jenner's face edited on typical Arab products such as Dabur Amla Hair Oil. Much like with Rise and Shine, it's likely that Jenner will find some way to capitalise on this soon. Bet on it, we say.


8. Starface is teaming up with Hello Kitty to drop new pimple patches.

Each pack contains 32 patches; comes in a reusable Hello Kitty container reminiscent of an AirPods case; and is designed to draw out pimple pus while shielding it from outside bacteria. Fun!