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Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Global Brand Ambassador for Clé de Peau Beauté (PRNewsfoto/Clé de Peau Beauté)

Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated actress, Zhang Ziyi, has been appointed a Global Brand Ambassador for Shiseido‘s Clé de Peau Beauté. In a new campaign premiering this fall, Ziyi will represent La Crème, the brand’s iconic illuminating product which moisturizes and retexturizes skin while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and laxity.  She joins Amanda Seyfried and Felicity Jones, who have also represented Clé de Peau Beauté.

Following her debut in Zhang Yimou’s The Road Home, which won the Silver Bear Award at the 2000 Berlin Film Festival, Ziyi has gone on to appear in more than 20 movies including the internationally acclaimed Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers, and Memoirs of a Geisha. Her role in 2013’s The Grandmaster earned her 12 Best Actress Awards, making her the most awarded actress for a single film.

Yukari Suzuki, Chief Brand Officer of Clé de Peau Beauté says of the collaboration: “We have long admired Zhang Ziyi for her accomplishments and her dedication. Her beauty, warmth and generosity bring radiance to the world around her. Zhang Ziyi perfectly embodies the values of Clé de Peau Beauté because of her spirit and timeless elegance.”


Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Image courtesy of Tiffany & Co. 

Now that corporations, such as Walt Disney and Starbucks, are banning single-use plastic straws by 2019, there has been a proliferation of luxury, multi-use surrogates in the market.   Tiffany & Co. has launched several varieties ($250-$350) of its Crazy Straw (pictured) in its Everyday Objects Collection, while Miansai offers simple four-piece sets ($100-$325), fabricated in silver, copper, and brass.  A more practical (and budget-friendly) option comes from Nothing But Straws.  Its eight-piece stainless set ($11) even includes a small cleaning brush.
While we wholeheartedly support the straw ban at Beauty Undercover, we still have to ask … Is the silver straw Clever or Clueless?


Thursday, May 31st, 2018
Nothing reminds us more of summer than slices of fresh watermelon.  That’s why we are eagerly awaiting the launch of Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Masks on Friday, June 1st.  Made with real watermelon, these masks are packed with antioxidants and vitamins.  Featuring centella asiatica to help soothe irritated skin and hyaluronic acid for optimal hydration, the $8 sheet masks are expected to sell-out immediately.  Curated by Sarah Lee and Christine Chang, the K-Beauty incubator, has gone well-beyond the walls of its e-commerce site.  Having launched several other products at Sephora since March last year, this will be the company’s forth collaboration with the retailer.  According to WWD, it is expected that Glow Recipe will do more than $30 million in retail sales in 2018 alone.