Make-up brands bank on Chinese-style and celeb collaborations for this Double 11

Madame White Snake actress Ju Jingyi promotes a gift box consisting of make-up inspired by scenes of the West Lake.

As the world’s biggest online shopping event comes around this year, local make-up brands are getting more innovative with their attempts to capture the market. 

A look at some cool make-up collaborations between traditional Chinese culture and the entertainment world, including with  Dilraba X Dunhuang Museum,  Ju Jingyi X West Lake,  Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation.  National Chinese Geographic, and of course The Forbidden Palace.

Dilraba promotes a make-up collab with the Dunhuang Museum:

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Promos Round-Up : Please Give Me a Pair of Wings

Follow Ju Jingyi as she first breaks out of prison and then tries to clear both her own and her wrongly convicted father’s names while hiding from the law.

Prison break drama Please Give Me a Pair of Wings 请赐我一双翅膀 airs on Tencent today. Starring Ju Jingyi, Aaron Yan, Zhang Yuxi, Han Dong, Merxat, and Wang Yitong, the series airs every Tuesday-Saturdays on Tencent here today (so far not region blocked) . More stills, trailer, and a weird official plot that seems to have nothing to do with the drama here.

OP by Aaron Yan, ED by Ju Jingyi ; Insert song by Hu Shasha:

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Ju Jingyi, Song Weilong cast in remake of Sungkyunkwan Scandal

In A Class Of Her Own 云上学堂 is an adaption of Korean drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and stars Ju Jingyi (New Madam White Snake) as a girl from a poor family who earns money by writing essays for students. She impresses Feng Chengjun (Song Weilong), son of the kingdom’s chancellor, and is tricked into attending a boys-only academy. While there, she also befriends Lei Zexin (Wang Ruichang) and Han Shengzhi (Chen Yilong).

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Ju Jingyi’s The Legend of White Snake releases MV

Happy White Valentine’s Day! Hopefully your romance is more smooth than theirs.

New The Legend of White Snake 新白娘子传奇 released its theme song MV. Starring Ju Jingyi and Yu Menglong in the timeless tale of a forbidden romance between humans and demons, the series is one of at least four retellings of the story made within the past two years, but I”m not going to complain since The Destiny of White Snake and the White Snake animated feature have both been good.

The CGI background when they first meet on the bridge is gorgeous and has a Chinese watercolor touch to it. Also, where do these fictional girls find all these boyfriends who can perfectly do their eyebrows without practice? I need one.

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Music Monday: 2018 drama theme song edition

Instead of clogging up my end of year review (coming soon!), I’ve decided to create a separate post for my favourite OSTs of the year.

When done well, theme songs and instrumental music are able to draw me into the events happening onscreen, even if the acting is bland and/or the story is sub par (sometimes I find that the worse a drama is, the better its OST). I may not have watched some of the dramas on this list, but that didn’t stop me from putting their songs on replay.

I’m a fan of ancient dramas, hence my playlist is usually dominated by melancholy ballads. Which drama soundtracks made an impression on you this year?

Phoenix Street 朱雀街 by Song Bingyang (Moonshine and Valentine)

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