Female (Malaysia) - - EDITOR’S NOTE -

A few days ago, our Beauty Edi­tor Sarah and I had the priv­i­lege of be­ing the first me­dia in Malaysia to get a sneak peek of the highly-an­tic­i­pated makeup col­lec­tion of a cer­tain Bar­ba­dian singer (no prizes for guess­ing who!). While most beauty com­pa­nies will gladly re­veal to us the next big launches from their brands com­plete with pre­view units we can try as well as swatch for our beauty pages, such wasn’t the case with this one.

In fac,tit was the most top-se­cret meet­ing we’ve ever had, but we were de­lighted that we got to see, touch and play with the range a good eight weeks be­fore it drops in stores glob­ally and si­mul­ta­ne­ously – and you’ll most likely be able to shine bright like a di­a­mond ahead of your friends in Europe and the US thanks to the time dif­fer­ences. The brand looks set to be a hit next to other big celebrity makeup like Kylie Cos­met­ics and most re­cently KKW Beauty, but what’s even bet­ter is that there’ll be some­thing for ev­ery­one, so you can start sav­ing up and brac­ing your­self for the long queues when the col­lec­tion launches in Sephora early next month!

Next to the lat­est fash­ion and celebrity news, it’s clear how talk­ing about any­thing beauty-re­lated ex­cites us women, es­pe­cially the FE­MALE team. Check out our an­nual FE­MALE Beauty Awards on pg. 101 and find out­the best hits in the mar­ket you’ve voted for and the panel of judges has la­belled win­ners.

Our list of #MySuperFemale stars ex­pands this month (pg. 183), and we’ve in­cluded high­lights from our last #MySuperFemale work­shop so you know what to ex­pect in the next one (PS it’s go­ing to be K-beauty fo­cused and a lot more fun!). If you’ve been fol­low­ing Asia’s Next Top Model ( AsNTM) Cy­cle 5 as closely as we have, you were prob­a­bly root­ing for Shikin Gomez too.

Did you know that Shikin first ap­peared in FE­MALE’s sec­ond beauty book, The FE­MALE Guide To Ex­press Beauty, re­leased last year? Well, she went on to make a name for her­self when she was spot­ted on nu­mer­ous run­way shows at Kuala Lumpur Fash­ion Week be­fore be­ing an­nounced as one of the two Malaysians com­pet­ing amongst the 14 fi­nal­ists of AsNTM Cy­cle 5 early this year. Read all about her jour­ney in the cut-throat world of mod­el­ling on pg. 179, and find out just why she doesn’t have to emerge tops to be a win­ner in our books. En­joy!

The most beau­ti­ful thing you can wear is con­fi­dence.

– Blake Lively

Yang Mei Ling Edi­tor

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