Nars launches their first-ever fragrance, The Weeknd’s dramatic makeover, and other beauty news

Nars launches their first-ever fragrance, The Weeknd’s dramatic makeover, and other beauty news

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Text: Emily Heng

Image: Instagram | @theweeknddirect

1. Nars releases their first-ever fragrance, Audacious, in celebration of their 25th anniversary.

The brand partnered with celebrated French perfumer, Olivia Giacobetti, on their signature scent, which pays homage to audacity through "an abstract study of contrasts." Think clean, fresh florals such as frangipani paired with musky, animalistic incense smoke. Scoop it up on


2. The Weeknd hits the red carpet with a new mane and moustache.

The singer has replaced his distinctive beard and high-top haircut with a tapered afro and horseshoe moustache straight out of the '80s. Could his sudden makeover have to do with his recent split with on-again, off-again beau, Bella Hadid?


3. Sulwhasoo is now available at selected Sephora outlets.

Good news, K-Beauty fans. You can now pick up the brand's bestsellers (e.g. the First Care Activating Serum EX) and latest range (the Bloomstay Vitalizing line) from the Ion Orchard and The Shoppes Marina Bay Sands outlets — making Sulwhasoo the third Amorepacific (after Laneige and Mamonde) brand to be available at Sephora.


4. Viola Davis is named the new face of L'Oreal Paris.

Joining the likes of Helen Mirren and Celine Dion, the award-winning actress will be featured in print, digital, and TV advertisements for the Age Perfect line catered to mature skin. Davis celebrated the news with a heartfelt post on Instagram. "What a joy it will be to not just say them over and over again...but to spread the message of worth to women around the world. It is a gift." Well said.


5. Madonna kicks off her Madame X Tour by releasing a new makeup collection with Too Faced.

The full collection comprises two makeup kits: Medellin and I Rise. Each includes an eyeshadow palette, liquid lipstick, liner, and mascara. Inspired by iconic makeup looks sported by Madonna in her latest album, the range is available exclusively at the Madame X Pop-Up Shop in New York — for now, at least. Word on the street is that it might just be released online, so don't despair just yet.


6. James Charles accuses Wet & Wild of copying his 39-shade palette for Morphe.

The beauty YouTuber took to Twitter after Wet & Wild dropped pictures of their new 40 Palette at RuPaul's DragCon. Charles criticised the brand for copying his "exact shades and layout", which prompted Wet & Wild to clap back with "we certainly didn't copy the price." Oh, the shade.


7. Victoria Beckham Beauty has arrived.

Think Posh Spice's beauty essentials, from eyeshadow palettes in earthy, neutral hues to creamy, pigment-packed kajal eyeliners. The cherry on top: its environmentally-friendly packaging, made with 100% post-consumer waste. Pick up your favourites on

8. Demi Lovato dip-dyes her hair neon green.

Billie Eilish's roots aren't the last we'll see of this slime-green hue. Lovato revealed on Instagram that she dip-dyed her tips the exact shade, captioning her story, "In case some of you forgot. Yes! Green hair."

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9. Eleven-year-old model, Ella Gross, drops her skincare routine — which is worth hundreds of dollars.

The Korean-American child model dropped her skincare routine on Instagram, showing off her trusty arsenal of La Mer creams and La Roche Posay sunscreens to her 3.4 million followers. Some of the Internet found it excessive.