Beauty buzz: Harry Styles' moustache splits fans, Rihanna's new Fenty Skin ad features two familiar faces
This week we've got a little bit of everything: hair makeovers, new Fenty Skin content and Harry Styles' polarising moustache are just the beginning. For all things beauty, peruse this week's wide variety of headlines below.
This week in hair
Dua Lipa goes back to her roots
As she put it, the brown is "back by popular demand". After months of hair switch-ups, the singer has ditched her bleached (and dyed) hair and has gone back to her natural roots. Dua Lipa's hair has really been through it over this quarantine period—from her bleach breakage bangs to her pink (then peach) dye jobs, it's a relief to see her give her hair a little break for a while. Well, that is if she does give it a rest...
Lizzo goes green
Billie Eilish—move over. Lizzo's the newest queen on the green-haired scene. Lizzo has well and truly put the stars in our eyes with her latest set of snaps, and we are grateful. Green tends to be a polarising colour, but we're pleased to report that the rapper is really working it.
This isn't the first vivid hue we've seen on Lizzo either—previously, she's sported both a bright purple-to-pink ombre and a candy pink wig. Regardless, it's nice to see her switch things up from her classic jet-black tresses once in a while.
This week in skincare
Fenty Skin's latest ad features A$AP Rocky and Lil Nas X
Queen RiRi is a known advocate of skincare for all (as it should be) and her latest Fenty Skin advert reflects just that. It features familiar faces like A$AP Rocky, Lil Nas X, Halima Aden and Jazelle (@uglyworldwide) sporting unbelievably flawless Fenty-approved skin. This is what Rihanna had to say on the line:
“I’ve been working on @fentyskin for over 2 years, perfecting formulas and creating packaging that is kind to our planet!! Formulas that work, and work well with makeup!!! Everything starts with the foundation that is your skin and we all know how obsessed I am with beautiful, healthy skin- so whether you want to wear makeup, or no makeup at all, there’s always glowing skin underneath.”
The line is set to drop on 31 July, but if you're a particularly keen bean, you can cop it early by signing up to the newsletter.
This week in facial hair
Harry Styles' moustache has fans divided
Two words: We're shook. Harry Styles has gotten far more than he bargained for with his new facial hair—the poor lad is being simultaneously destroyed and gassed up by fans. For your entertainment, here are some of the highlights:
“He looks like one of Ryan Murphys characters on AHS” —@nodiggity.etc
“A Porn Star stash is always in!” — @g_o_i
“That 70's porn stache has got to go” — @coats1234
“Where’s Waldo???”— @julesmforce
This week in makeup
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics grants USD$300K to global non-profit She's The First
She's The First is a New York-based non-profit with a mission to remedy gender inequality around the world. As it stands, two-thirds of the world's illiterate population are girls, and over 130 million girls are out of school—this partnership is working hard to change that.
So far, She's The First has fostered a community of more than 150,000 girls around the world, and the generous grant from Bobbi Brown's The Pretty Powerful Fund will help this community to grow. Every girl deserves to choose her own future, and education is a crucial step towards equal opportunity.
This week in nails
Dua Lipa's French tips put a twist on the classic
The key to this reinterpreted French mani is to use a lot of crystals. The nail upgrade comes as no surprise—we all know Dua Lipa is no stranger to experimenting with her look—but this understated style is a big change from the usual nail art she usually gravitates towards.
The bedazzling set is courtesy of Mei Kawajiri, a Japanese-American celebrity manicurist based in NYC, who has an impressive star-studded clientele, including the likes of Bella Hadid, Marc Jacobs and Hailee Steinfeld.
This week in photos
Catch the digital exhibition of the Dior Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young Talents
The exhibition is available on the Luma Arles website, as well as the Luma Arles and Dior Instagram accounts. This year's competition winner is Pamela Tulizo, a Congolese photographer from the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg in South Africa.
The award is well deserved, too—the theme this year was 'face to face', and her interpretation was realised in a series of thirteen self-portraits entitled 'Double Identity'. The series explores the richness and conflict of identity in African women, as well as the nuances in beauty, femininity and strength. As a prize, she will receive a €10,000 grant from the House of Dior, as well as a creative commission.
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