This week's headlines: Kim Kardashian launches a body foundation range, Drunk Elephant is now on Sephora and more
Get the lowdown on the best celebrity summer hair transformations, the latest beauty drops—including Chiara Ferragni's collaboration with Lancôme, Kim Kardashian's foundation range, and the next cult-beauty brand that's hitting our shores:
Pat McGrath launches a trio of complexion products for flawless skin
The mother of all makeup has launched a complexion line and we can honestly say that our cups (of makeup) runneth over with the products from this range. The most exciting product from this launch is Pat McGrath Labs Sublime Perfection Foundation, an oil-free, paraben-free foundation that has anti-ageing properties and is available in 36 shades.
Fun fact: the makeup maestro tested all the formula on 250 girls of different nationalities to get shades right. "This is the real truth of how I would work with skin and these are the amounts of colors I would have for my kit if I were going to cover the world," she said in an interview. The range also includes a silicone-free primer and setting powder that's buildable for a photo-ready look.
Kim Kardashian West also launches a foundation range...for the body
Kim Kardashian West continues to expand her KKW Beauty lineup, this time with the Body Collection—comprising the Skin Perfecting Body Make Up Foundation, Skin Perfecting Body Shimmer, Loose Shimmer Powder for Face & Body and a Body Brush. In case your skintone needs some evening out, the foundations come in handy with a formula that blurs imperfections, enhances skin tone, and leaves a flawless finish on the skin.
We're skeptical about its water- and transfer-resistant claims (can't imagine how your white apparel will fare if your limbs are layered up in this), and if the feedback on Instagram is anything to go by, let's just say that there are better (and more affordable) dupes in the market for you to explore.
Chiara Ferragni's collaboration with Lancôme has dropped
The founder of the Blonde Salad and mother of one is the first ever celebrity muse Lancôme is collaborating with—read: co-designing—for a makeup collection. The Lancôme x Chiara Ferragni capsule boasts eight products for any makeup addict who loves pink (pink, and more pink). Highlights include the Flirting Palette, an all-in-one kit for eyes, lips and cheeks, the Hypnôse Drama mascara that gets a design revamp, and three brand-spanking new shades of the L'Absolu Mademoiselle Shine and L'Absolu Lacquer lipsticks. While we haven't caught wind of this collection's availability here, get first dibs on this drop here if you can't wait.
Drunk Elephant is now available in Malaysia
Wallets at the ready—Drunk Elephant's arrival at our shores (exclusively on sephora.my) means that you can now splurge your savings on its super-hyped products without waiting for a friend/family member to travel stateside and bring it back for you. For those who aren't in the loop, Drunk Elephant's selling point is its non-toxic label—its ingredient list has none of the "suspicious six": essential oils, chemical screens, drying alcohols, silicones, fragrances/dyes and SLS. Bestsellers to take note of (and add to your shopping cart right now) are the C-Firma Day Serum, Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser and Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil.
Nike's plus-sized mannequins gets some hate—which in turn spurs more hate
The Telegraph's scathing article on Nike's plus-sized mannequins has gotten on the wrong side of social media recently. Writer Tanya Gold's opinion piece suggested that "the fat-acceptance movement, which says that any weight is healthy if it is yours, is no friend to women, even if it does seem to have found a friend in Nike. It may, instead, kill them, and that is rather worse than feeling sad."
As we laud Nike's inclusitivity via its expansion of size ranges, some detractors think otherwise—that this move is making obesity "okay" and acceptable with the masses. What seems to be someone's unthinkably mean opinion (literal fat-shaming) has sparked a slew of backlash on social media, with plus-sized influencers countering that size does not determine health. Let it be known that there is no place for body-shaming, ever, and no one's body size is "worthier" than anyone else's.
The best celebrity chops of this week:
Ciara debuts her pixie cut
From her sky-high locs just last week to a face-flattering pixie cut this week, Ciara's our beauty muse for a few good reasons. The singer showed off her choppy 'do with a smouldering makeup look at the ACE Awards in New York City most recently.
Kaia Gerber's super fresh bob
Kaia can do no wrong in our beauty books, and her fresh bob is testament to that. The 17-year old model got "the drama cut" by Redken's global creative director and celebrity stylist Guido Palau and his assistant Sandy Hullett.
Kylie Jenner's twinning bob with BFF Anastasia Karanikolaou
Could the bob be this summer's most popular hairdo? Kylie Jenner also gets one of her own in tandem with BFF Anastasia Karanikolaou during the latter's 22nd birthday celebration. Her brunette chin-grazing locks looked picture-perfect as the yang to Karanikolaou's yin. The final touches? Matching Chanel outfits, of course.