Watch This Video If You’re Thinking Of Getting Lip Fillers

Huda Beauty Founder Says “Lip Filler Ruined My Lips.”

Scrolling through the discover page on Instagram has me convinced that the people getting cosmetic fillers in their face are getting younger and younger. Something that we saw mostly on middle aged female celebrities is now something that we see on folks in their 20s. Huda Kattan, the founder of one of the top selling cosmetics brands, Huda Beauty, shared on Instagram IGTV her story with lip fillers and how after 10 years of getting lip fillers, she never actually got what she was looking for.

Huda Kattan is was first known for her beauty blog and her Instagram full of beauty hack videos. Now, you know her self named cosmetics company.

In the IGTV video, the almost 36 year old opens up about the first time she got lip fillers injected in 2009 after doing little to no research of her own. She talks about how, at that time, fillers weren’t very popular but she thought that she “would look more attractive” after the injections.

The Emirati doctor in Dubai who was the first person to give Huda lip fillers gave her 4 lip injections. While her lips were bigger, Huda says they had “no shape.” Over the years, she’s had them fixed and refilled by some well known doctors.

But still, Huda told her viewers that,

“Lip filler is not bad but I did not get what I was looking for.”

The filler just made her lips plumper. What that means is that any fine lines she may have had would have been stretched out and less visible. What she was actually looking for was more height to her lips.. Something she says later in the video can be ‘fixed’ with makeup. She also gives her audience and tutorial on how she overdraws her top lip to make it appear larger.

 
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Over time, the filler started to move to be between her lips and her nose making her appear older and look ‘fake’ as if she had had a ton of work done.

After being advised by a doctor to remove the lip filler because, yes, the injections made her look older, Huda made the decision to have the filler in her top lip dissolved. Which is done by, yup, another type of lip injection.

 
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Huda on the process of having her lip filler dissolved:

“I gave birth without epidural. I was super calm, I can take pain ….and let me tell you, (dissolving the lip filler) was painful.”

So after a decade of lip injections and the painful process of having them removed, Huda’s advice to those considering getting their lips altered:

“Mess around with makeup before you
mess around with a needle.”

 
 

Kisses xx

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Snoop Dogg Does A Voice Over For NikkieTutorials And It's Officially The Best Damn Video On Youtube

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Ain’t nothin’ but a beauty thang.

The last thing I expected to find while scrolling through my subscriptions on Youtube was a video bringing an OG rapper, Snoop Dogg, and an OBG youtuber, Nikkietutorials making a youtube video. That’s Original Beauty Guru for Nikkie. But, yes, it exists. And it’s exactly what the internet needed.

 
 

As the Global Artistry Adviser for Marc Jacobs Beauty, Nikkie was showing us the new Accomplice Instant Blurring Beauty Powder. There is also a demo of the Accomplice Concealer!

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Marc Jacobs Beauty
Accomplice Instant Blurring Beauty Powder

Need to know: $49, 4 shades, includes brush in compact
Shop here

Marc Jacobs Beauty
Accomplice Concealer + Touch Up Stick

Need to know: $32, 17 shades
Shop here

They took this video to new heights by featuring Snoop!

Who needs another ‘boyfriend does my makeup video.’

While it may seem odd to some, we can’t deny that Snoop Dogg is no stranger to his own beauty routine. He’s had so many iconic hair styles and the 47 year old Libra even gets his nails done! Your hair don’t shine like that and your curls don’t bounce like that unless you have an AM + PM routine.

Of course he is known for his lyrics and they way he speaks. He gives us some one-liners to remember.

“You know I got your back nik-nack”

“Put a little cream on that brizznush”

 
 

The best thing was how he chose to identify the products Nikkie was using and thus:

Primer will henceforth be referred to as ‘roots.’

 
 

He’s essentially her cheerleader throughout the video and I officially need him to release a word's-of-encouragement type of podcast that I can play any time I attempt to apply winged eyeliner.

“Nikkie you looking like a work of art, right now. Go ahead now! I’m loving this, It’s like a painting by Picasso”

Let’s just appreciate Snoop being here in a robe and smoking while doing this voice over.

Honestly, I’m petitioning that now J.Lo does a voice over for Desi Perkins. Who wouldn’t watch that!!!!!

Other Petitions:

Lil’ Wayne does a voice over for MannyMUA
Daniel Radcliff does a for Kathleenlights
Snooki does a voice over for Jackie Aina

Seeing is BELIEVING.

All Of The Best Brands From The Makeup Show

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Like a Comic Con but for makeup lovers

Meetpepperb.com took over the The Makeup Show in New York City at the Manhattan Pavilion this week! Both Pepper and I, Danyelle, attended the event in hopes of finding all the new goodies out their in the beauty sphere.

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For those who don’t know, The Makeup Show is a beauty event that caters to professionals of the industry. It’s for students, educators, artists, brand owners, and press. Every professional I’ve met in this industry raves about The Makeup Show and how it is the best of all the conventions.

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There are several seminars held where artists share their techniques. In this gif, the artist was teaching everyone how to create clean lines on your canvas’ face. She used tape to create a square around the model’s eye and the tape roll to create a sharp contour for artistic makeup looks.

Throughout the convention, you can see artists creating beautiful works of art. It’s probably my favorite part. I could watch someone apply makeup all day. I live for when a odd shapes melt into an unpredictable outcome.

You also get to discover products and indie brands you may have never come across. Here are just few of the!

Rebels + Outlaws

Wellness and beauty have been blurring their lines lately. They’ve never been isolated from one another but the two are merging together more than ever. That couldn’t be more apparent than with the brand Rebels and Outlaws

 
 

To be very honest, this was the first product of the whole day that really spoke to me and pulled me in. Rebels and Outlaws have created their Sacred Ceremony candles “to set up a sacred space and makeup station to conjure up art and service your client with good energy and great product … developed to allow artist and mystics to tap into the universe and find their muse while creating an unforgettable experience” (source).

 
 

I picked up two of their candles and had to stop myself from buying them all. They were absolutely stunning, smelled intoxicating, and it was exactly something that I’ve been needing in my meditation.

 
 

They also have sprays that help cleanse the energy in a room. If this realm of beauty speaks to you, you should absolutely dive into this brand!

Chrom Tooth Polish

If you’re a loyal reader of our B. News column, and you should be, Chrom Tooth Polish is should be a familiar name to you. We did a story on them back in February! It’s the polish for your teeth that can make them glitter, metallic, and even pastels! They had sent us some product to test out so Pepper and I went live on Instagram to show you what it looked like! It was a really fun product!

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We ran into our new friends at the event. They had their own booth where they were painting attendees teeth! They showed us how they have been making small changes that yield big improvements on their products. They’ve added mixing balls to make blending the polish together after separating a little easier. They’ve also released a pro pack collection making it easier to apply the polish to a client rather than in a vial which is more for personal use. They also totally revamped Glitterati Chrom silver glitter shade to be include more chunky glitters and be more pronounced.

Dirty Mind Cosmetics

Because who doesn’t love a dirty joke. This vegan brand is here to make you have fun in makeup again. The beauty industry is no stranger to scandalous names. Nars has Orgasm and Deep Throat as blush shades. But Dirty Mind Cosmetics goes the extra mile and I love it.

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With names like "‘Just The Tip’ and ‘BJ,’ answering the question “What lipstick are you wearing” may have you blushing. I feel a bit of kinship to this brand. Some of their shade names are inspired by pop culture films directed by Tim Burton. This is all up my ally, which should be a shade name *awkward wink*

Where Should we go next?

Our Favorite met gala 2019 looks

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….But make it fashion

Every year for the Met Gala, we gather around and pick out our favorite looks. This year’s camp fashion theme had celebrities adorning the most whimsical looks. Here are some of our faves.

 

Cara Delevingne wore one of the most fun looks of the night!

 
 

Honestly, Tracee Ellis Ross could have arrived dressed as a remote control and still have made it on to every best dressed list.

 
 

Lupita Nyong'o: from the golden fist tips of the afropicks in her hair to the feathers of her fan, there was style everywhere!

 
 

Maluma in 2019 but we better see Bad Bunny come 2020!

Janelle Monae always serves looks that erase the lines of a gendered mind. We see top hats + and an eye as her boob! I mean come one! Yes!

Tessa Thompson merged the Camp theme with a dominatrix vibe. Her ponytail is a whip!

 

Billy Porter came to play to no games. He was carried in like a Pharoh and then used his wings to take flight!

 

A red peacock had a baby with my grandmother’s comforter to create Cardi B’s Met Gala 2019 look and I”m snapping for it!

Naomi Campbell is never not stunning.

Jared Leto was his own date.

I don’t know this lady’s name, but I know she managed to make herself look like a ghost on this pink carpet. She gracefully evaporates.

Lena Waithe and Kerby Jean-Raymond suits were to remind you of who originated Camp fashion!

Harry Styles (left) made us all want to pick up a catsuit.

Elle Fanning’s nails stole her look!

C.I.A.R.A The dress. The makeup. The hair. It was just enough without being too much.

 

Lily Collins gave us 60s bridal in the best way.

who was your favorite?

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Fenty Beauty Global Makeup Artist, Priscilla Ono, Spills The Tea On Her Skin Care!

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*opens notepad. creates new shopping list*

Priscilla Ono has been holding our hand since Fenty Beauty launched just a couple of years ago. She calms us down every time we fangirl + makes sure we know how to use every Fenty product to make sure we are getting the most out of each one. But now, she has graced us with a gift of learning how to bathe our skin in luxury.

 
 

This week on her Instagram stories, Ono showed us her night time skin care routine!

She expressed concerns for her dry skin and dark circles. She’s been very busy these last few months and said she hasn’t gotten much sleep. She feel like it shows. She still so cute, though! Of course she’s tired! She just launched her fashion collab with Eloquii!

Shop her popping collab here

AND!!!!!

Fenty just announced their summer collection! Vibrant + neon lippies and liquid eyeliners!

We know there is so much more to come from Priscilla herself. She’s an artist on the rise!


Time to dive into the routine!!

Cleanse

LA MER
The Cleansing Foam

Need to know: $95
Shop here

Exfoliate

Tatcha
The Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder

Need to know: $65
Shop here

Tone

La Mer
The Treatment Lotion

Need to know: $150
Shop here

HyDration Cream

First Aid Beauty
Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration

Need to know: $32
Shop here

Beauty Oil

La Mer
The Renewal Oil

Need to know: $245
Shop here

Treatment

Sunday Riley
Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment

Need to know: $158
Shop here

Eyes

La Mer
The Eye Concentrate

Need to Know: $215
Shop here

Lips

Laneige
Lip Sleeping Mask

Need to know: $20
Shop here →

Final Touch

Caudalie
Beauty Elixir

Need to know: $49
Shop here

I’m ready to have Luxe Skin! are you?

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The Best Beauty Sales Happening Right Now! Sephora VIB + The Best Of Ulta’s BOGO 50% Sale

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It’s time for a Spring Beauty haul!

You’ve had your cart ready for a full week before Sephora’s highly anticipated VIB sale. Before you click ‘checkout,’ make sure you didn’t miss any of these beauty finds! Go through our checklist to make sure you won’t miss a thing!

 
 
 
 

High End Skincare

If not now, when!

 
 

Tatcha
The Dewy Skin Cream

New Beauty Staple

Everyone needs bronzer. Try this new one from Fenty that’s available in 8 shades!

Fenty Beauty By Rihanna
Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer

New Skincare Staple

Hydration is key to all skincare routines. Get something new.

 
 

Farmacy
Honey Grail Ultra - Hydrating Face Oil

 
 

Trending Beauty

CBD is really working for our money. Give it a try.!

Milk Makeup
Hydro Grip Primer

Fragrance!

20% off goes a long way when your perfume price tag is in the triple digits.

Tom Ford
White Patchouli

Tools

Either a new Beauty Blender or a brush will do

 
 

Tarte
Foundcealer Foundation Brush

Wild Card

Get bold. Get something that you’ve looked at but out of your comfort zone. Beauty is fun!

 

Giorgio Armani Beauty
A-Line Liquid Blush

 

Full On Splurge

Because you know that you’d never pay full price for it.

Slip
Silk Pillowcase

Serve + Protect

Your skin that is. These wild looking beauty treatments must be worth a try, right? Yes!

Beautybio
GloPro Microneedling Facial Regeneration Tool

Big Sexy Palettes

Because with these price tags, you deserve to save every drop of coin you can.

Natasha Denona
Biba All Neutral
Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Labs
Mothership V Eyeshadow
Palette Bronze Seduction

Sephora Collection
PRO Editorial 2.0 Palette

Screenshot + Shop!

Take our checklist with you when you go shopping. Tag us in your hauls on Instagram @meetpepperb // #mpbhaul

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The deals don’t stop there! Maybe you’re not Rouge at Sephora. That’s fine, honey!

Ulta’s got you covered with some amazing deals too! Time to stock up with these buy one get one half off sales!

L’Oreal

Start to finish body care.

L’Oreal
Pure Sugar Scrub Resurface + Energize Cofferr Facial Scrub

L’Oreal
Sublime Glow Daily Moisturizer

Catrice

Start to finish makeup session!

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Prime + Fine Dewy Glow Finish Spray - Illuminating

Catrice
#Insta To Go Blur Stick

Makeup Revolution

Something from the brand that has a dupe everything!

Makeup Revolution
Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold Ultra Pro Blush Palette

Makeup Revolution
Conceal + Define Full Coverage Concealer

Real Techniques

Because who ever has enough brushes + sponges

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Sam + Nic Brush Crush Ruler of the Skies Collection

Real Techniques
Blend + Blur Foundation Brush

Ecotools

Again, brushes!!!!

 

Eco Tools
Full Powder Brush

Eco Tools
Blending + Bronzing Brush

 

L.A. Girl

You already have their concealer, now try all their other goodies!

L.A. Girl
Surreal Dream Eyeshadow Palette

L.A. Girl
Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick

Maybelline

Restock on those faves!

Maybelline
X Puma SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

Maybelline
SuperStay Better Skin Concealer

Soap + Glory

Ok, I can’t even lie. This one is just because the names of these products gave me chuckle.

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Spectaculips Galatic Glaze Lip Gloss

Soap + Glory
Hocus Focus

Yuh did good, babe.

Beauty's Highly Reviewed Sun Protection May Not Be What You Expected

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You tyrna look forever young or nah?

Real talk: Are you trying to postpone wrinkles as long as you can? If you’re not engaging with SPF, you’re not doing anything to prevent signs of aging. Play games and you’ll crinkle up sooner than you think. Wrinkles make you look dignified. But when they appear at an age that some would say is too young, well, dignified becomes “Ay, bendito,” in a blink. Here is some sun protecting skin care products that have been reviewed a wild amount of time from some of your favorite retailers. Hoping this will help you get to picking the right one for yourself.

Target

 
 

Blue Lizard Sensitive Sunscreen Lotion

Reviews: 150!
Average rating: 5/5 Stars

Need to know: SPF 30, $22.99
Available at Target
Shop here

 
 

Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Zinc Oxide Mineral Sunscreen

Reviews: 218!
Average rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Need to know: SPF 50, $12.39
Available at Target
Shop here

 
 

Bare Republic Mineral Sunscreen Face Lotion

Reviews: 383!
Average rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Need to know: SPF 30, $14.69
Available at Target
Shop here

Ulta

 

Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer

Reviews: 135!
Average rating: 4/5 Stars

Need to know: SPF 30, $28
Available at Ulta
Shop here

 
 
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Olay Complete All Day UV Moisturizer

Reviews: 819!
Average rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Need to know: SPF 15, $3.99
Available at Ulta
Shop here

 

Sun Bum Sunscreen Lip Balm

Reviews: 1267!
Average rating: 3.8/5 Stars

Need to know: SPF 30, $3.99
Available at Ulta
Shop here

Sephora

 
 

Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen

Reviews: 338!
Average rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Need to know: SPF 35, $65
Available at Sephora
Shop here

Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen

Reviews: 397!
Average rating: 4.3/5 Stars

Need to know: SPF 50, $19, My favorite, great for dry skin!
Available at Sephora
Shop here

 
 

Coola Full Spectrum 360° Sun Silk Drops

Reviews: 613!
Average rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Need to know: SPF 30, $46
Available at Sephora
Shop here

 

Josie Maran Argan Daily Mositurizer

Reviews: 1,000!
Average rating: 3.9/5 Stars

Need to know: SPF 47, $34
Available at Sephora
Shop here

 

Time to Head To The Beach!

Zero Waste Skincare Brand That Is Perfect For Your Tree Hugging Bestie

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Captain Planet would be so proud.

A growing trend amongst Millennials consumers is shopping with more social consciousness. Rather than just buying from a brand that sells a product, they want to feel like they’re supporting a brand who stands for a cause. Loli Beauty is here for anyone looking to shop from a company that is looking to change the culture of the beauty industry by protecting our ever changing environment. Global warming is real, my loves. Loli Beauty is making their mark by producing products that are zero waste by designing packaging that is reuseable and compostable.

Meet Loli Beauty

 
 

Social conscious shopping isn’t a trend that is exclusive to the beauty industry. It seems that it is no longer enough for a brand to ‘round up to the next dollar’ to donte to a charity. It is becoming an expectation for a brand to voice, for example, stances on political issues.

 
 

Relatively recently, Nike made a bold statement when it chose to feature NFL player, Colin Kaepernick in a campaign. I haven’t ever watched a pro football game in my life; not even the one time I attended a Superbowl party. But, even I know that Kaepernick, now a household name, caused waves each time he knelt during the singing of the National Anthem to protest the police brutality of black people. By Nike featuring Kaepernick, they told its consumers that they support the athlete’s message.

 
 

Was Nike’s campaign for coin or was it in earnest, that’s an answer that will never truly be known. By Loli Beauty designing a zero waste company, they are acknowledging the validity of Global Warming: a topic that politicians themselves still dispute despite the overwhelming scientific evidence.

 
 

Of course, beauty isn’t new to voicing an opinion. There dozens of brands who express passion for ethical practices such as being cruelty free or fair trade. Beauty bloggers and consumers have rejected lines that neglect to have more inclusive shade ranges or do not feature people of color as regularly as white models. The world i changing and getting smaller. If these brands want to stay relevant and make money, they’ve got to adapt. Protecting the future of our environment is one of those causes. It’s why freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has gaining popularity.

The Beauty industry thrives on consumerism. So we should do it more responsibly. According to Gary Gardner, director of research for Worldwatch, said, "[m]ost of the environmental issues we see today can be linked to consumption, As just one small example, there was a story in the newspaper just the other day saying that 37 percent of species could become extinct due to climate change, which is very directly related to consumption" (source).

Consumers spend $18 billion globally every year (source). We can do more to help the environment and Loli Beauty can help you make that important first step.

Beauty is a luxury at all price points. It isn’t an absolute necessity for me to paint my eyebrows into something other than what nature gave me, but it is part of the human condition to be just a little bit obsessed with our looks. Cosmetics go as far back as Ancient Egypt; we’ve all attempted that signature Cleopatra eyeliner. So it is unlikely that these levels of consumerism will decrease. In turn, consumers need to do more to encourage brands to reduce waste.

 
 

We can be concerned with Mercury’s retrograde’s affect on us while recognizing how our treatment of the planet where we live is affected by our behaviors. And change them.

 
 

LOLI stands for Living Organic Loving Ingredients.

Loli doesn’t just want you to have products that nourish your skin but they care about what you do with the jars once the product is finished! In a article about packaging, WWD writer, Jennifer Weil, said, “green is the fastest-growing theme for beauty packaging these days.”

“From our food-grade, glass yogurt jars that can be reused for food storage , to our certified compostable labels, bags and boxes, we are thoughtful in our choices and mindful of both the planet and people” (LOLI)

 
 

As I though Loli Beauty didn’t think through how many jars a person store without concerning people, they did shut me down! They announced via instagram it;s new refill program! Keep your original jar and order a refill of your product in a compostable pouch. Plus you’ll get 30% off. Everyone wins!

 
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One of the features I love on their site is how Loli proudly displays the ingredients of each product.

 
 

And breaks down all the details you need to know about their products.

 
 

Let’s look at some products!!!

 
 

Pank Micellar Water

 
 

Need to know: $38, And there is a WAITLIST! What! Must be a good product right?

Avaiable at lolibeauty.com
Shop here

Aloe Blueberry Jelly

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Hmmm, sounds like a snack but it will actually make you the snack *sizzle sound* This moisturizer is for oily, breakout prone skin!

Need to know: $28
Avaiable at lolibeauty.com
Shop here

 
 

Purple Corn Grains

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A cleansing powder that transforms into a purifying, polishing scrub when activated with water, hydrosols or vinegars.” (source)

Need to know: $32
Available at lolibeauty.com
Shop here 

 
 

Royal Manuka Honey

“…natural enzymes, amino acids and minerals to repair damaged tissue, dissolve dead skin cells and tighten skin. Its naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide clarifies and prevents breakouts, too. Science couldn’t have done it better.“(source)

Need to know: $18 + honey is a personal favorite of mine in terms of skincare!
Available at lolibeauty.com
Shop here

It’s Not the Green New Deal, but I’m sure Rep. Ocasio-Cortez would support this zero waste beauty brand.

We can act now before our Earth strikes back.

Kat Von D Addresses Nazi + Anti-Vaxx Scandal In An 11 Min Youtube Video

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"I'm Not Anti-Semitic And I Am Not An Anti-Vaxxer"

Kat Von D is fighting to take her name back and shut down rumors that she’s grown weary of hearing. She addresses gossip that she is a Nazi and an Anti Vaxxer in a youtube video that’s amassed nearly 1,6 million views thus far.

 
 

On being a Nazi

Tattoo artist turned beauty mogul, Kat Von D, has not escaped the fate of the rumor mill. I remember when someone told me that ‘Kat von D is a Nazi.’ “But, she’s Hispanic,” was all I could say. You can’t be a Nazi and Hispanic, right? That duel identity would surely make anyone implode on themselves.

But, obviously, you can be Hispanic and Anti-Semitic. And this is the rumor Kat Von D addresses at the beginning of the the 11 minute video. She tells viewers that she was born in Mexico to Argentinian parents. She then goes on to tell us that Spanish was her first language. Just in case you didn’t believe her, she then says the statement all over again in Spanish.

 
 

While she has disabled comments on the youtube video, citing that “there are way too many trolls out there who aren't capable of having considerate conversations about topics like these” (source), she did not deactivate the comments on her Instagram post about the video. Some people questioned what being Latina had to do with the Nazi rumor.

I do not believe that Kat von D was saying “I’m Latina therefore I cannot be racist/ Anti-Semitic.” But I do think she was pointing out that Nazis glorified European whiteness. While she has pale skin, she is not European or White and therefore cannot be a Nazi. Her bringing up her own heritage was a way, I think, of addressing the fact that some people have an idea of what they believe a Latina should look like and that Kat Von D does not fit that stereotype for some people. As a Latina myself, I know how society expects Latinas to look and behave and when you don’t fit their mold, your Latinidad is challenged. But, again, being non-white does not mean you cannot be racist or Anti-Semitic.

According to 37 year old beauty icon, the Anti-Semtic rumors come from when she was a reality TV star on Miami Ink. When she joined the cast, the ratings went up and Kat Von D says that is when “hazing” began from a cast member who felt threatened. The hazing got so out of control that Kat Von D chose to leave the show. Because of her popularity, the network offered her own tattoo reality show spin off show called L.A. Ink. When she was leaving, she had left autographed photos for the production crew. Once the cast member who had been harassing Kat Von D found out about the spin off, he took one of the autographed photos to the network. In addition to her autograph, there was an Anti-Semitic comment and the scorned cast member threatened to release the photo unless the spin off was canceled. She did not confirm if the cast member wrote the message himself. There would be no way of knowing that. Kat Von D says production with L.A. Ink continued because network could tell that the Anti-Semitic comment was not her hand writing.

Kat Von D says she speaking out now because of her son. “None of this feels good to relive. But I have a son now and seeing all these awful comments and the things people are saying, I can’t just sit around and pretend like it’s gonna go away. And it sucks that over this last decade that every time this 8x10 comes up I have to, you know, be reminded of this really awful, traumatizing time. And after all this recent hate, it’s just -enough is enough. It’s time for me to finally speak up and set the record straight”

On Being Anti-Vaxx

 
 

Kat Von D struggles to talk about this subject a little bit more that than the other rumor which isn’t surprising. She is putting her family in a vulnerable space. She says, “I am not an anti-vaxxer. What I am is a first time mother.”

 
 

She explains that she is the type of mom who obsesses over the ingredients of what is going “in or on [her] baby.” When she was pregnant, she was asked if she would vaccinate her child. In the video she says she was hesitant. However, she was much or adamant in the original post.

The post where she initially shared that she would not vaccinate her child has been taken down but the caption was as follows:"And, if you don’t know what it’s like to have the entire world openly criticize, judge, throw uninformed opinions, and curse you - try being an openly pregnant vegan on Instagram, having a natural, drug-free home birth in water with a midwife and doula, who has the intention of raising a vegan child, without vaccinations." (source)

It’s a post that led to a boycott of Kat Von D Beauty.

 
 

In another Instagram post, Kat Von D wrote: “My husband @prayers and I are NOT anti-vaxxers,” she wrote. “We are not against vaccines. Just because we have hesitancies and valid concerns about injecting our baby with specific chemicals and toxins does not mean we are anti anything” (source)

 

In the end of the youtube video, Kat Von D expresses regret for having shared her and her husband’s stance on where they were at the time in regards to vaccinating their child. She says. “Since then, we have decided as parents to consult with our pediatrician and just let him educate us and guide us… Unlike before, I’ve learned my lesson and I am choosing not to make our decision or any of our baby’s health records public. And I just want to thank you guys for respecting that.”

I think some people expected her to say whether or not she was going to vaccinate her child in this video. Because she didn’t, some of the comments from the Instagram post about her video left some followers unsatisfied.

“You literally cleared up nothing??? You just danced around the subjects???

“Unfollowing.”

“Sales must really be down…”

In all fairness, that last comment may have a point. Sales may be down. Kat Von D Beauty recently released a new mascara. For the first time in its history, the brand is choosing another celebrity, other than Kat Von D, as the face of their latest product (source). Is it the first move in disconnecting the brand from it’s namesake?

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Jackie Cruz is the actress who plays Flaca on the Netflix original series, Orange Is The New Black. Now she is the face of Go Big Or Go Home mascara for Kat Von D Beauty.

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It could just be a coincidence that after a major scandal and boycott that the brand is featuring a new face. It could be that Kat Von D herself is choosing a fresher face so she can spend more time with her son.

While her video did get some backlash, many of the comments were in support of Kat Von D sharing her side of the story.

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“Don’t spend another secon on this, darling. You are an amazing person, and don’t need to defend yourself! Just live your beautiful life with your beautiful family, and don’t look back.”

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“I just watched your video and commend you for your courage to stand up to those who hate. I think you are amazing! Ps I love your makeup”

Watch the video here!

 

Where Do you Stand?

Magnetic Lashes Just Got Even Easier

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Can’t fight the magnetic pull

Magnetic lashes have been on the scene for a minute now. This innovative beauty hack has been one that I have been fascinated by. I could watch video after video of gurus mastering the magnetic lash. When they first started to creep into our social feeds, the lashes were magnetic to each other. There were two sets of lashes, one per eye, where a top lash band made a sandwich out of your own lashes with the bottom lash band. Moxie Lash just raised the bar when they thought of a way to make you the magnet!

Meet Moxie Lash

Ok, so you are not the magnet but your LINER IS!!! Moxie Lash has made a liquid and gel eyeliner that are magnetic and hold your magnetic lashes in place! You apply the eyeliner, let it dry, and then apply your favorite pair of magnetic lashes. When asked if their liner will work with other magnetic lashes, Moxie Lash says, “Absolutely! Our eyeliner works with any & all magnetic lashes!” (source)

Lashes are the final touch to any look. If you ever loved your eye makeup but wondered what was lacking in the pop factor, it’s your lashes, honey.

 
 

Magnetic Gel Liner: $32

Magnetic Liquid Liner: $45

This set of magnetic lashes is the format we’ve gotten used to seeing. The aforementioned sandwich method. I have personally tried a pair of magnetic lashes like these in the past from Ardell.

My struggle was that the magnets did not sit exactly on each other, so they always looked wrong in some way. Remember in elementary school when you first learned about magnets. Did you ever get the magnets that, yes, they pulled toward each other, but they weren’t perfectly on each other. Imagine that but eye lashes attached. I just thought maybe I got a bad pair. Moxie Lash eliminated the issue of having to align magnets right near your eye!

They currently have 3 styles of lashes each available for $35. Each lash band has 5 magnets that latch on to the liner. The Ardell magnetic lashes I tried only had three magnets. Because of that, I could not trim down the lashes to the length I needed them to be. I think with more magnets, you could make the lash more customize-able.

Classy Lash
Sassy Lash
Flashy Lash

 
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My very first thought when I heard of magnetic liner for your lashes was that your lashes would fly off with a gust of wind. But Moxie says their lashes are wind resistant and stay in place all day. They tested it out with a blow dryer. was

My next thought brought me a question of safety. Could having a magnet near your eye for a few hours a day impact your eyes? Moxie Lash says yes!

“Yes! We’ve been in business for close to a year with THOUSANDS of customers and we’ve never had any issues. In fact, Princeton Consumer Research independently studied the effects of prolonged magnetic lash use in healthy female subjects, and not a single adverse reaction was found. Rest assured that MoxieLash has officially been deemed safe for everyday use. Of course, as with any new product, people with pre-existing eye conditions should consult their doctor before using MoxieLash.” (source)

Check out their video for application!

get your flirt on.

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Top Celebrity Makeup Artists Release Their Own Products!

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Beyonce. Shay Mitchell. You.

When it comes to stalking celebrity beauty tips + tricks, I always want to know who is the name behind the face! Luckily, these days, actresses and music artists don’t shy away from giving the hands behind their signature looks a moment to shine too. These things aren’t so secret anymore.

Sir John + Patrick Ta have both been creating products!

Sir John x WBeauty

If you follow any aspect of the beauty world, you already know who Sir John’s biggest celebrity client is: Beyonce! He also is the adviser on the reality TV show, American Beauty Star. His role is like Tim Gunn’s part on Project Runway. He’s very active on social media and began running in circles with big name Youtubers like Desi Perkins. He’s hosted masterclasses around the world, including a class that was held at a Woolworth department store in Johannesburg, South Africa, where the collection will soon launch!

 

He’s even appeared in a Youtube video on Nikkietutorials’ channel where he did her makeup. In that video, he told viewers how he uses wig glue to keep Beyonce’s eyebrows in place.

 

Sir John has partnered with a department store in South Africa and released cosmetics collaboration including an eyeshadow palette, lippies, what appears to be nail polish, and cheek products. There isn’t a release date yet. It is only available in South Africa at the moment ……but I’m sure those who crave it, will have it! On Woolworth’s instagram they referred to this collection as ‘Volume 1.” Will there be a Volume 2??

Here are some screen grabs from the Woolworth’s Launch Party!

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Are you booking a flight to South Africa??

Now for Patrick Ta!

 
 

In the past couple of years, Partick Ta has been making his name more known. Especially with some social media influences. When I think of Patrick Ta’s signature looks, his client that often comes to mind is Shay Mitchell. He often works with her and shows all of his 1.3 million followers on Instagram his work.

 

Like Sir John, Patrick Ta has made a Youtube appearance on Desi Perkins’ channel where he did her makeup.

 

But now Patrick Ta is ready for his own line! When he launched Patrick Ta Beauty, his products sold out! They will be available for purchase at Sephora starting May 24th!

The Goods

 
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Setting Fan

Setting Fan

Highlighting Mist

Highlighting Mist

Lip Shine

Lip Shine

Body Oil

Body Oil

 

Whose Line are you Feeling more?

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Your Vanity Is now a Throne With This New Collection From Urban Decay

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Be a dragon.

It’s just one week until the final season of Game of Thrones begins. I can’t stop humming the theme song and crossing my fingers that my faves don’t die! Protect Arya Stark at all costs! The show is finally coming back after nearly 2 years. Urban Decay has sensed the anxiety of us fangirls and gifted us a GOT beauty collection for the throne! A girl has no name but a girl has got a beat face. As of today, no release date has been announced but I would speculate either sometime before the first episode airs or sometime during the season. We also don’t know if this will be an Urbandecay.com exclusive or sold in stores at Sephora or Ulta. Follow us on IG @meetpepperb for updates!

Book Series. Tv Series. Beauty Collection.

The Palette

 
 

This is the action figure of eyeshadow palettes. There’s a hidden Throne and the eyeshadow detaches from the box. There are beautiful neutrals and pops of color.

Need to know: $65
Shop here

Weapons of choice

 
 

GOT is half sword fight scenes half dramatic pauses. The large eyeshadow replicates Jon Snow’s Longclaw sword. The smaller one is still powerful like character’s blade is honors: Arya’s sword, Needle.

Need to know: $28 each
Shop here → Longclaw, Needle

 
 

Glitter Liners!

 
 

The 24/7 glide on pencils are actually incredible and the shimmery shades are stunning!

Need to know: $22 each
Shop here

HighLight!

 
 

Mother of Dragons highlight palette with three shades that will make your cheeks so luxurious, the Lannisters might try to steal them!

Need to know: $36
Shop here

 
 

Lip + Cheek Stain

 
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When Khaleesi commands her dragons with Dracarys, there is no escaping their flames. When you command Dracarys, you know your look will be fire!

Need to know: $26
Shop here

Kiss of Death

 
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The answer is yes. I want them all.

Need to Know: $19
Shop here

Which house are you?

Fenty Beauty Launches Bronzer Collection Worth A Gold Medal While Encountering It's First Big Scandal

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Rihanna gave us Summer when we only thought to ask for Spring!

Question: Is your scalp cold? Because Fenty Beauty just snatched our wigs. On April 5th, the young beauty beast will release some hot products that will push your makeup looks right into Summer. Spring who?

If only we could all have Rih-rih Level Confidence for a Day

Trohpy Wife is now a Body Lava!

You may not have legs for days like Ms. Fenty Beauty herself, especially us vertically challenged dames, but you can make your legs gleam like hers.

Need to know: $59, already available
Avaiable at Sephora + fentybeauty,com
Shop here

Sun Stalk’r

You already know Fenty would leave no shade behind.

Need to know: $30, 8 shades
Avaiable at Sephora + fentybeauty.com
Shop here

Whether you’ve been blessed with the utmost melanin or you are totally pale, there is a shade of bronzer that’s your match.

Don’t want to commit to a full size? THERE IS A MINI!!! and you know how I feel about minis!

A Lil Bronze Duo!? Please and thank you!

Need to know: $24, 2 shades, includes a mini Match Stix in Sinnamon
Available at Sephora + fentyybeauty.com
Shop here

Cant Forget the Glow

NEW Killawatt Highlight Duo in Afternoon Snack // Mo’ Hunny

Need to know: $34
Available at Sephora + Fentybeauty.com
Shop here

Rihanna unveiling her collection like:

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Penny4uthots

Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter

I’m so grateful that Fenty Beauty encased their brand with playfulness. They didn’t play it safe and name this highlighter somethinglike “Lucky Penny.” Cute but boring. Penny4UThots, though…. I’m HERE for it!

Need to Know: $36
Available at sephora + fentybeauty.com
Shop here

With all this glow, you might have let the gleaming light distract you from a hiccup that happened with this upcoming launch. Before it even took off, Fenty Beauty had to pull a Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter for it’s offensive name. @Trendmood1 reported Fenty removed a shade called Geisha Chic. Many followers considered it an act of cultural appropriation because it dawned the name of a part of Japanese culture while Rihanna is not Japanese. Fenty Beauty is known for it’s inclusivity so absorbing culture was offensive. What do you think about this? Let us know in the comments below!

You watched your faves on IG attending the Fenty launch party and fought the FOMO feels, too, right?

The Queen thanking her Subjects!

Jackie Aina showing us how to make the cheekbones glisten.

NikkieTutirals was all of us!

Awell of us

Summer has arrived!

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Making Bad Look So Good: Colourpop x Disney Villains

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It’s good to be bad.

Princesses are cool and all but have you tried being a little bad? It’s so much more fun. Internet beauty brand, Colourpop, has released a collection featuring some of baddest of them all. Even if Disney isn’t your thing, the colors will still have trapped in their grasp. Personally, I would’ve loved to seen a collection for Ratcliffe, Gaston, + Scar. But that’s just me. True Confession: I would love nothing more than to be cast as a Disney Villain.

Meet Disney Villains

This collection is exclusive to colourpop.com!

The Palette!

Misunderstood.

A mix of mattes and metallic shadows to make your evil glower all the more ferocious.

Need to know: $22
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The Collection:

Each collection has a pressed highlighter, a lipstick, and a gloss. It does not include the corresponding jelly eyeshadow. Each item can be purchased individually as well.

HADES

“So is this an audience or a mosaic?”

He ruled the underworld and now your makeup collection.
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Maleficent

“Well, quite a glittering assemblage…”

You may not have cheekbones like Jolie but the highlight may get you a little closer. Look at the highlight swatches!

Maleficent Collection:
Shop here

Ursula

“Don’t underestimate the importance of body language.”

Beluga sevruga, Colourpop came for my money!!!t
Shop here

The lipstick shades held me captive.