BEAUTY KNOWS NO BOUNDS
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