This week’s headlines: Nars turns 25 with a bang, Kim K gets flamed for applying foundation over her sunburn and more


By Wei Yeen Loh

This week’s headlines: Nars turns 25 with a bang, Kim K gets flamed for applying foundation over her sunburn and more


Nars celebrates its 25th anniversary with a new lipstick collection

The iconic brand behind Orgasm blush turns a quarter of a century with aplomb while celebrating National Lipstick Day this past week. A new lipstick range comprising 60 revolutionary shades was unveiled alongside Nars’ original 12 iconic hues, with textures that run the gamut from matte to sheer. The celebratory event was hosted at Pavilion Centre Court replete with Insta-worthy spots (including an elevator that dings!) and the complete range of lipsticks for customers to swatch.

Drop by Nars’ #NoRulesJustLips pop-up at Pavilion Centre Court this weekend to explore the latest lipstick collection and gifts with purchase.

Kim Kardashian West gets flak for applying foundation over her sunburn

Trust Kim Kardashian West to market her beauty products the most controversial way possible. The reality TV star and entrepreneur recently posted a tutorial on Instagram featuring the right way to apply the body foundation from her KKW Beauty line (demonstrated by makeup artist Mary Phillips). The clincher? It was over her burnt chest.

While the before/after shots truly showed the foundation’s efficacy—and true colour match to her skin tone, some keyboard warriors have voiced their doubs about the authenticity of this tutorial, stating that she intentionally got the sunburn to highlight her product. Thoughts on her shameless plug?

Jessica Simpson gets mum-shamed over dyeing her daughter’s hair

Just when we thought we’ve seen the worst of celebrity-mum-shaming, Jessica Simpson’s latest Instagram post proved us wrong. The mother-of-three documented her 7-year old daughter’s first hair dyeing experience in a salon, which triggered a slew of comments by haters.

Her daughter’s dyed-purple tips were inspired by Disney’s film franchise Descendants, after the main protagonist Mal who has locks of the same hue. But that didn’t stop netizens from being “concerned”: “So sad to see a child this young getting her hair dyed. She looked so much prettier with her natural golden locks. She still should be a child in every sense.” Comments varied from judgmental to positive, and her daughter’s stylists also chimed in with their support for her new look.

Fenty Beauty drops a foundation range for dry skin types

Found your Fenty Beauty foundation shade but bummed that it doesn’t work well on your dry skin? Rihanna has heard your wishes with the new Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation, an all-new formula with better staying power and a natural finish. Like its predecessor the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, this new variation comes in 50 shades and is perfect for all skin tones and types.

This humidity-resistant foundation has grapeseed oil and sodium hyaluronate that gives the formula hydrating properties, allowing it to leave a comfortable layer on your skin all day long. Prep your skin with the new Pro Filt’r Hydrating Primer to keep caking and creasing at bay.

Available August 15 on and in stores.

Celebrity hair updates

Halsey goes rainbow and black

Celebs are coming in strong this week with new hair colours left right and centre. Halsey takes the top spot for most head-turning with rainbow ombré bangs (yes, just her bangs) while keeping her tresses black. 10/10 for jaw-dropping factor and her gutsy confidence in rocking it.

FKA Twigs dabbles with red

Another celeb who’s making headlines for rocking a fresh new ‘do is FKA Twigs, who debuted her flaming red curls in a close-up selfie on Instagram. But the real icing on the cake is her makeup look—feathered brows, plum lip liner and a smattering of freckles that are giving us life.

Lea Michele sports highlights of our dreams

Looking for new balayage ideas for your next salon visit? Let Lea Michele’s pre-fall hair change (she calls it a “Golden Glow”) inspire you with tones of light caramel brunette—done with finesse.

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