Media news roundup

Covering beauty, fitness, wellbeing, luxury & jewellery, discover this week’s media news roundup by the #PushTEAM …

Catherine Zeta Jones launches makeup line

“Catherine Zeta-Jones has announced the launch of her new makeup line, expanding her self-titled brand into the colour cosmetics space. The first products to launch in the cruelty-free range are the My Mascara buildable mascara and the Eye Contact long-lasting eyeliners” – Diary Directory

Artist Laetitia Ky collaborates with Marc Jacobs

“Laetitia Ky creates sculptures that celebrate her roots. Born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, the 23-year-old artist and model uses hair extensions, wool, wire, thread and needles to form large headpieces in disparate shapes […] Marc Jacobs enlisted Ky for a digital campaign to promote a line of handbags” – Harper’s Bazaar

Sunday Times Style launches competition for black writers

“Sunday Times Style is collaborating with the Black Writers’ Guild to launch a brand new competition for aspiring black fashion and beauty journalists. The winner will be chosen for their keen eye for trends, journalistic flair and a demonstrable interest in the subject” – The Times

£20k business fund to support black UK jewellers

“The Kassandra Lauren Gordon Fund will aim to provide financial support to black jewellers and those in the allied trades facing hardship. The grants will consist of £1,000 and will be made available to 20 black jewellers” – Professional Jeweller

Millie Bobby Brown creates first jewellery collection with Pandora

“Hand in hand with the artistic directors of Pandora, Millie Bobby Brown has created four charms and a unique earring which perfectly represents her vision of summer: a starfish, pineapple, flamingo, wave symbol and sea turtle” – Vogue Paris

Creightons launches sanitising hand moisturiser

“Creightons has launched what it claims is the first hand sanitising hand moisturiser. The brand’s Pure Touch Moisturising Hand Cream is said to be biocidal and kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, while moisturising and nourishing the skin” – Cosmetic Business

2020 Emmy Awards will be virtual

“The Emmys will be held virtually this year and broadcast on September 20. The news follows the nominees announcement on July 29, in which a record number of Black actors were given Emmy nods” – Harper’s Bazaar

The real reason behind the black & white selfie challenge

“If you’ve scrolled through social media over the past 48hrs, you’ll no doubt have noticed that your Instagram feed is flooded with black & white selfies […] Writing about the trend in her own feed, anti-racism educator and author Dr. Pragya Agarwal says that it began as a ‘very serious gesture of defiance in support of Turkish women'” – Stylist

Haeckels revolutionises skincare with grown-to-order face masks

“Haeckels is once again reshaping the future of sustainable beauty. The wellness brand has just launched it Bio Restore Membrane, a grown-to-order eye mask that is designed to be completely zero waste – from the product itself to the packaging it comes in” – Wallpaper*

KFC launches lipstick that tastes like hot chicken wings

“KFC has launched a hot wing flavoured limited edition lipstick and claims it will not smudge while the wearer is indulging in a portion of chicken […] The makeup was launched to mark National Lipstick Day which coincidently falls on National Wing Day” – Evening Standard

ASICS to launch reusable face masks for runners

“ASICS is set to drop its very own mask specifically for runners to keep them safe from the virus. Dubbed the Runners Face Cover, the item prevents the spread of droplets by covering the nasal passage without restricting airflow” – Hypebae

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