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Beauty News Of The Week: SK-II Teams Up With Top Female Olympic Athletes & More

ICYMI, we bring you the 411 of what's what in beauty right now. This week, SK-II works with Olympic athletes to fight toxic competition, and more happenings below.
SK-II teams up with top Olympic athletes to fight toxic competition
Ahead of the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Japanese beauty brand SK-II is teaming up with top female Olympic athletes to take a stand against competition in beauty. Joined by Simone Biles, the world’s most decorated gymnast, LiuXiang, world-record holder swimmer, Ishikawa Kasumi, table tennis player and two-time Olympic medalist, Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo, badminton duo and Olympic gold medalists, Mahina Maeda, surfer and Hinotori Nippon, the Japan Volleyball team, SK-II is starting conversations with the hashtag #NOCOMPETITION in beauty.  The whole idea of this partnership is to challenge women worldwide to shatter toxic beauty competitions and instead redefine what beauty means to them. The athletes will be taking to social media to share about their personal experiences with unhealthy competitions in beauty in a bid to start a movement for women to reflect on the true meaning of beauty and what is their personal definition of beauty. You can check it out – and even join the movement – by going on Instagram and looking for the hashtag #nocompetition.  Chantecaille gives back to the Amazonian rainforest
Chantecaille unveils a new Spring 2020 collection inspired by the hummingbird, a symbol of a thriving Amazon, to support the Amazon Conservation Team in its efforts on behalf of ASOMI, a group of female elders and healers seeking to secure stewardship of their land in the Andes Amazon.  The range consists of four Lip Chics ($80 each), two Hummingbird Eye Quartets ($123 each) and a Perfect Blur Finishing Powder ($137). Chantecaille will provide a donation from the sales of the Spring 2020 Lip Chic range to support the Amazon Conservation Team’s projects in the Andes Amazon in Colombia, on the Ecuador border.  Gucci Beauty launches a new metallic lipstick line
The new Rouge a Levres Gothique ($58 each) is a collection of nine metallic lipsticks with a unique formula that leaves an intense, deep black undertone, enhanced by a shimmery surface. The creamy lippies have a longlasting formula and is infused with special effects pigments that reflect light to create a dazzling finish and a 3D effect on the lips. Something interesting about the range is that all the names of the lipsticks are inspired by iconic Hollywood movies and characters. The star of the collection is definitely the emblematic red shade 25* Goldie Red, a favourite of Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele. Chanel’s Gabrielle Chanel goes intense
The luminous and airy Gabrielle Chanel EDP becomes solar and enveloping with the new Gabrielle Chanel Essence ($184). A more vibrant and opulent version of the original, this opens with the warmth and creaminess of Grasse tuberose. The feminine scent is rounded out by the intensity of jasmine, radiant Comoros ylang-ylang, refreshing Tunisian orange blossom and tangy red berries, before descending into a base of vanilla and white musk. While the bottle retains the same beveled square shape of its predecessor, the label in the center and stopper on top of the bottle of this modern fragrance are made with a new intense, golden hue.  Dior releases a scented bar soap
If you’re not a fan of spritzing perfume, but still want to smell good, then you’re going to love the new Joy by Dior Pearly Soap ($43). The smooth, subtly shimmering bar is created to look and feel like a pearl. It glides easily between your palms to and gives an abundant, smooth, silky lather. The frothy texture releases the iconic, floral and creamy scent of JOY by Dior, and leaves your skin clean, soft and scented.