TikTok stars Charli D’Amelio and Dixie D’Amelio are launching a makeup brand, Morphe drops Jeffree Star, and other beauty news

TikTok stars Charli D’Amelio and Dixie D’Amelio are launching a makeup brand, Morphe drops Jeffree Star, and other beauty news

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Text: Emily Heng

Image: Instagram | @morphebrushes

1. Charlie D'Amelio and Dixie D'Amelio are set to launch their own makeup brand.

As it turns out, it's not just celebrities who are getting some skin in the beauty scene. Next on the list: TikTok-famous siblings, Charli D'Amelio and Dixie D'Amelio, who are teaming up with Morphe to debut their very own Gen-Z sub brand, Morphe 2. The brand is targeted at a younger generation of makeup-wearers, and is designed in a way to help users "feel beautiful with or without makeup." This translates to six types of "simple yet stunning" products that entail a natural foundation tint; jelly eye shimmers; cheek and lip mousses; face and eye gloss; lip oils; and a set of brushes. Give it a whirl when the full range launches on come 30 July. And on that note...


2. Morphe cuts ties with Jeffree Star.

"Today we've made the decision to cease all commercial activity related to Jeffree Star and affiliated products," the company wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. "We expect this to conclude within the coming weeks. As we look to the future, we will continue to share updates on what lies ahead for the Morphe brand." The decision came shortly after Star came under fire for his past racist, toxic, and anti-semitic behaviour.


3. Gucci Beauty taps Florence Welch, Anjelica Huston, Susie Cave, and Jodie-Turner Smith to be their new fragrance ambassadors.

This was revealed in a sneak peek of the fashion house's upcoming campaign for their latest perfume, Gucci Bloom, the first-ever fragrance developed under Alessandro Michele's vision. The full campaign aims to "blur the lines between two universes, revealing the true heart of Gucci Bloom with an exploration of imagination and identity." Intriguing, indeed.


4. Harry Styles grows a moustache.

The reveal came when Italian restaurateur, Massimo Bottura, dropped a selfie with Styles on Instagram stories. In it, he's holding a bottle of balsamic vinegar and a copy of Bread Is Gold — chef Massimo Bottura's zero-waste cookbook — while sporting a full beard. Uh, talk about a new look, right?


5. Lana Condor is named the new face of Neutrogena.

The To All The Boys I Loved Before actress broke the good news via Instagram just last week. "I am BEYOND thrilled to finally announce I am the newest face and brand ambassador for @neutrogena!!!" she wrote in a caption. "I am thrilled to partner with Neutrogena. I've waited so long to tell you all the news and I couldn't be more excited to finally share. I have been a true fan of the brand for as long as I've known about skincare and it's truly an honor to be able to work with them! Here we go!"


6. Lady Gaga is the new face of Valentino fragrance, Voce Viva.

The scent is crafted to showcase the maison's values of inclusivity and individuality while celebrating "one of women's most intimate senses." Naturally, no one makes a better fit than the Mother of Monsters. Creative Director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, expressed his excitement over the collaboration in a statement. "Her participation in this campaign elevates the symbolic power of the project to the highest level. She is the icon of a generation." We have no doubt about that.


7. Gabrielle Union has created her hair care label, Flawless by Gabrielle Union.

Union's long-term hairstylist, Larry J. Sims, has part ownership of the "100% Black-owned, Black-led, and Black-marketed" label. Its current line-up comprises a range of shampoos, conditioners, and treatments made of naturally-derived ingredients like "Brazilian bacuri oil, Himalayan moringa oil, and African shea butter to deliver salon-quality results."


8. Glow Recipe has dropped an all-new cleansing balm.

Meet the Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm, which boasts a gel-to-milky oil formula that cleanses, resurfaces, and nourishes skin with ease. Free of mineral oils, it is said to be extra gentle to allow for easy eye makeup removal. Yes, that means no stinging, redness, or tears even after you get it in your peepers. How considerate.