Internetty: From the people who broke the internet, a look at the week’s biggest online news, trends and social media phenomena. See all the winners, here.NoneListen to Internetty on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.NonePhoto via Instagram / Illustration: Hilton Dresden Then, Ethan D’Spain, a beauty expert at PAPER, joins to dig into all the news coming from the YouTube beauty world. Finally, Brittany Broski, the famous Kombucha meme-maker and hilarious internet personality, calls in to accept her Break the Internet Award as 2019’s TikToker of the Year. No subject is off limits, and no topic is taboo.NoneNoneOn this week’s episode of Internetty, Peyton and Justin dive into their pits and peaks to break down everything happening online.
I am sending all my love to her.”NonePAPER has reached out to both California for a comment. HERE FOR THE TEA on Instagram: “As we know, Nikkie Tutorials came out as transgender today (so beyond proud and happy for her!) but I’m sorry, it is absolutely NOT okay…”
NoneThe screenshot –– originally posted by Tea Spill and Here for the Tea –– was quickly picked up and users began calling California out for the seemingly transphobic statement. NoneHowever, in a statement to Insider, Blandino wants to make it clear that he and his company do not condone his sister’s behvior. “I do not tolerate this behavior, and she is no longer an employee of Too Faced,” he said in a statement. Period!”NoneThis isn’t the first time tensions have arisen between de Jager and Too Faced. In 2017, it was revealed that during a 2016 collaboration with the brand for a line of makeup products that netted close to $10 million, de Jager was only paid $50,000. Fans, followers and friends of the beauty community –– including James Charles and Jeffree Star –– showed an outpour of support yesterday for blogger and YouTuber Nikkie de Jager, aka NikkieTutorials, who came out as transgender in a video posted to her channel.None Related | NikkieTutorials Comes Out as TransNoneWell, all of the community it seems except for Dani California, sister of Too Faced Cosmetics co-founder Jerrod Blandino. Watch this space.NonePhoto via Instagram Soon after, she changed the top of her account to say: “Lets be clear, I love trans people & dislike anyone who lies to hurt others! A screenshot circulating across Twitter shows California, who goes by the handle @makeupprincess, had briefly changed her Instagram bio to: “Transgender huh? Apologizing for California’s hateful speech, he writes: “I would like to make sure it is understood that although I love my sister very much, the things she says or does have absolutely nothing to do with me and do not in any way reflect me, my opinions, thoughts, or feelings nor speak for me or Too Faced in any way shape or form,” adding that he is “sorry for the hurt she has caused.”NoneThe Too Faced co-founder then went on to explain that he’s proud of Nikkie and is inspired by the strength and beauty her truth has displayed: “I am sending all my love to her.”NoneUPDATE: Blandino has now fired his sister from the brand, following her transphobic remarks. “I would like to say how proud I am of Nikkie Tutorials, and how inspired I am for her strength and sharing her beautiful truth with the world. That’s not the only thing she’s been LYING about,” pointedly taking a dig at the YouTuber’s hours-old announcement.
That simple outlook, for me, is a relief.”NoneSome may question whether a straight white actress like Emilia Clarke ticks the inclusivity box, especially given she’s Clinique’s first-ever celebrity spokesperson and most competing brands now hire a diverse slate of models to advertise their products. We felt she really did that.”NonePhoto via Getty Clinique on Instagram: “She’s here! “If you don’t have the money to spend on a huge amount of new stuff that maybe next month will make your eyebrows fall off, that stamp of approval and heritage feels safer. #CliniqueiD”
None”The brand feels fresh and relatable and universal, and those are the traits I believe in,” Clarke told WWD. That sums up the Clinique consumer as well.”None As for Clarke’s personal favorite Clinique product? Head to our stories to find out more! The Game of Thrones star will primarily promote Clinique iD, the brand’s coveted hydrating system, among other cult favorites. She’s funny, she’s honest, she hasn’t shied away from being herself. Stepping away from its decades-long tradition of avoiding celebrity spokespeople, Clinique has hired its first global ambassador. That’s an absolute recipe for lifelong misery.”NoneThe actress was the first choice for the brand mainly because she is genuine devotee of its products.NoneRelated | ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Finale Recap: We Deserved BetterNone”We didn’t go with a model, we went with somebody with a human personality,” Elizabeth Nolan, senior vice president and global creative director of Clinique, explained. “She’s got such a human, emotional, real authenticity to her. “There’s so many new brands — vegan brands, scientific brands — it can be really bloody confusing when you just want something that works,” she said. And it’s none other than mother of dragons Emilia Clarke! 🙌 We’re thrilled to welcome @emilia_clarke to the Clinique family. “They’re not trying to make people look different, they’re trying to make people look like themselves, which is ideal because we can’t keep striving to be something we’re not anymore. NoneGlobal brand president Jane Lauder addressed this concern when speaking with WWD: “When we think about inclusivity and diversity, it’s not just ethnicity or age, it’s also breadth of experiences and attitudes and different ways you express yourself. It’s the Clinique iD BB gels.NoneShe added that her own approach to beauty involves believing in simple and easy-to-use products. It almost comes pre-approved, whilst still being modern.
Patent and Trademark Office. NonePhotography: Morelli Brothers for PAPER NoneAnd while one is for the use of “Kylie Kon” — which will supposedly cover the “arranging, organizing, conducting, and hosting [of] special events, exhibitions, and interactive experiences” including beauty workshops and classes — the other trademark is raising some eyebrows, as it’s supposedly for a “Kylie Museum.”NoneRelated | From Reality to Real Life: 10 Years of KardashiansNoneAccording to the filings, in addition to even more beauty workshops, the museum will also have guided tours, host special events, and contain other vaguely-named “museum services.” NoneAnd while there’s no word yet on what exactly the museum will be exhibiting, given Jenner’s business acumen, impact on beauty culture, and many, many viral moments, the possibilities are endless. That said, here’s to hoping that there’s at least one room dedicated to the “Rise and Shine” phenomenon. Like a true Leo queen, Kylie Jenner appears to be working on a literal museum dedicated to herself.NoneThat’s right, according to new reports,Jenner’s holdings company recently filed two interesting trademarks with the U.S.
None”This past year has been one of great change for me,” she said in a statement. As part of the move, the entrepreneur has sold her ownership shares to Kendo, the LVMH beauty incubator that is also responsible for Marc Jacobs Beauty and Fenty Beauty.NoneGoing forward, Kendo will have complete control of all operations and the company will reportedly be rebranded as KVD Vegan Beauty.NoneRelated | Kylie Jenner Sells Kylie Cosmetics to CotyNoneAfter more than 12 drama-riddled years at the brand, Von D said her decision was motivated by wanting to spend more time on her vegan shoe line and her singing career. As many of you know, I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, launched my vegan shoe…”
NoneLaunched in 2008, Kat Von D Beauty acquired a cult status over the years for its cruelty-free products, most notably liquid eyeliner and long lasting lipsticks.NoneDespite a successful run with products sold across 36 countries, Von D’s brand faced a lot of criticism for the makeup artist’s widely public beef with Jeffree Star, her controversial stance on vaccines, and accusations of anti-semitism by another tattoo artist during her short reality TV stint on Miami Ink.NoneNoneAlthough she eventually clarified her position on almost all of the above in a lengthy YouTube video, the string of controversies has continued to follow her throughout her career. “As many of you know, I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, launched my vegan shoe line and am now busy prepping to release my long-awaited album in the spring, followed by an international tour! As much as I wish I could balance all of this, on top of continuing my makeup line, it has become clear to me that I just can’t do everything at the maximum capacity.This was not an easy decision, but after careful consideration, I decided I wanted the makeup line to continue to thrive and grow, and Kendo is primed to do just that.”
𝐊𝐀𝐓 𝐕𝐎𝐍 𝐃 on Instagram: “This past year has been one of great change for me. Her departure signals a fresh start for the brand.NonePhoto via Instagram Tattoo artist, reality star and makeup guru Kat Von D is stepping away from her eponymous beauty label.
The Belgian designer, who was once a part of the famed Antwerp Six (a group of Royal Academy of Fine Arts graduates known for their radical design vision in the 1980s) remains known for his blend of unusual colors and use of strong graphics.NoneFor Fall 2020, his runway became stage to spiked suits, bomber jackets, colorful patterns and obscure shapes. “They’re my bones,” the pop star said at the time. This is most reflected within the innumerable amount of makeup filters that use AI to dramatically enhance facial features. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER on Instagram: “@waltervanbeirendonckofficial #fw20 @parisfashionweek…. NonePhoto via Mojo Risin Studio/Instagram “They’ve always been inside of me, but I have been waiting for the right time to reveal to the universe who I truly am. They come out when I’m inspired.”NoneNoneLikewise, in 2018, musician SOPHIE sported extremely sculpted cheeks on the cover of PAPER and also wore prosthetics in her “It’s Okay to Cry” music video, released in 2017.NoneThe surge in the trend also alludes to the changing landscape of beauty where non-invasive procedures and plastic surgeries have become disturbingly commonplace. NoneBut Beirendonck isn’t the type to shy away from the dramatic, as hair stylist Charlie Le Mindu topped off many of the spiked looks with brightly painted and colored hair in fiery shades of bright red, orange and pitch black. Instagram post by eletrikhman • Jan 15, 2020 at 3:56pm UTC
NoneDyed to resemble the color of the skin, the prosthetics was courtesy of makeup artist Inge Grognard. None Related | SOPHIE’s Whole New WorldNoneCelebrities such as Lady Gaga have time and again famously embraced the prosthetics, most notably on her April 2011 cover of Harper’s Bazaar where she appeared with horns on her forehead, cheekbones and shoulders. Amid the array of weird shapes and medley of prints, however, were sharp spikes embellished on the models’ cheeks. In some cases models emerged wearing their hair in giant and long coned shapes. Absurd shapes and political statements were at the center of Walter Van Beirendonck’s Men’s Fall 2020 presentation in Paris. #pleasedonotenter #waltervanbeirendonck #parisfashionweek #stylist #war…”
NoneOften bordering an almost cartoon-ish aesthetic, the exaggerated hair and makeup signal a mainstream nod to the recent uptick in a range of Instagram makeup artists who have embraced the weird and eccentric.NoneElsewhere on the runway, while designers such as Rick Owens have consistently employed the use of prosthetics, just last season Balenciaga sent models down the runway with hollowed cheeks and blown-up lips, also courtesy of Grogard. The ultra sculpted cheeks were balanced off with minimal to no makeup.
Ayanna Pressley revealed for the first time that she is living with alopecia.NoneIn a new video for The Root, Pressley got personal about her experience dealing with the sudden onset of the autoimmune disorder, which causes “hair loss on the scalp, face and sometimes on other areas of the body,” per the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.NoneExplaining that her hair loss “accelerated very quickly” after she first began noticing patches on her scalp last fall, Pressley said that the last of her hair fell out this past December — the day before the House impeachment vote.NoneRelated | AOC, Omar, Tlaib, Pressley Respond to Trump’s Racist StatementsNone”I was completely bald, and in a matter of hours was going to have to walk into the floor,” Pressley said. It’s about self-agency. It’s about acceptance,” she said. “I didn’t have the luxury of mourning what felt like the loss of a limb. It’s about power. So I think that means I’m on my way.”NoneWatch the entire video for yourself, below.NoneNonePhoto via Getty It was a moment of transformation not of my choosing.”NoneThat said, “The Squad” member also spoke about how she tried everything in her power in the interim to stop the hair loss, explaining that she tried everything from wrapping her hair to wearing a bonnet to sleeping on a silk pillowcase at night.None”Every night I was employing all the tools that I had been schooled and trained in all my life as a black woman, because I thought that I could stop this,” she continued — though that, unfortunately, didn’t prevent her from “waking up every morning to sinkfuls of hair.”NoneAnd while she said that she’s “making peace” with the condition as she’s still “very early in my alopecia journey,” the congresswoman explained that she felt ready to share her condition now, as she wants “to be freed from the secret and the shame that that secret carries with it.”NoneAdditionally, when faced with the reality that as “a Black woman in politics, everything I do is political,” Pressley concluded that she’s seeking to not just “occupy space,” but “create it.”None”And that’s why I’m doing this today. “Right now on this journey, when I feel the most unlike myself is when I am wearing a wig. On Thursday, Massachusetts Rep.
NoneMy most pressing reason to consider not getting juiced was a bit more personal. And, most compellingly, I’d seen fellow trans women managing their dysphoria with fillers as an alternative to more permanent surgical enhancement. “Fillers are very low commitment: if you hate it, it’s dissolvable, relatively affordable, and it can be done conservatively rather than overdoing it.”NoneNot that everyone is looking for subtlety. I may decide that I’d prefer a natural look, or undergo some more permanent cosmetic enhancements that placate or alter my dysphoria enough that lip shape is no longer important to me. For the first time in my life, my lips were huge — Angelina Jolie huge, Liv Tyler huge, Amanda Lepore huge. NoneFor Biblegirl, lip fillers helped realize an illusion she’d already been creating with drag makeup. I started to notice that I led with them — that I was always conscious of their perma-pucker. It’s something for yourself, and whether other people like it or not, it’s what I want. “Have you… There are a lot of cases of people reacting badly to the silicone, generating inflammation. None”I stick a needle full of estrogen into my thigh every two weeks,” I deadpanned. NoneThere are also more permanent lip plumping options, like silicone implants, but Dhingra doesn’t recommend going down this route. “I’ve always been confident, but it really boosted that. “They’re huge.”NoneStawecki confirms: “It’s a conversation starter, for sure.”NoneAnd not always a positive one. For my touch up appointment in May, I decided to go even more dramatic, with a full syringe in each lip — there was a movie premiere involved, and I had to stunt. fillers are a very low commitment way to get that done that requires regular upkeep, but the tradeoff is significant.”NoneWill I keep getting my lips filled twice a year for the rest of my life? I can pump it up and create depth rather than having to fake the smoke and the mirrors simultaneously.”NoneFor trans women, fillers can help achieve the kind of feminine fullness that hormone replacement therapy generates, but with more immediate and controlled results. I had a fat lip… “But after my second or third time doing it, I started to realize that this helps reframe my face and helps everything sit a little better, and makes me feel better about myself and where I focused insecurities with my skin,” she says. I was in love. “I always wanted the pursed lips Lana Del Rey has… Dhingra says that while dissolution rate varies from person to person — those with higher metabolisms will wear down faster — four months is the normal tune up period. You save up your cash and you can obtain a small but worthwhile goal.”NoneDr. NoneI’m far from alone in my experience. my face is already a little bitchy, but the pout helps,” he adds.NoneBiblegirl666, a LA-based drag queen known for her pouty lips, first got fillers in 2016, even though her lips weren’t something she’d ever been insecure about. As with any sort of cosmetic enhancement, the advent of fillers has been met with criticism, some of which is grounded in the health risks they present. “You’re too young to be injecting shit in your face.” While I love being called young, I disagreed. NoneJuvederm, the most popular filler on the market, is used to fill and plump different areas of the face. “[HRT] can do so much, but lip shape is a done deal, unfortunately,” says Dr. but bigger… Doing things for yourself is powerful.”NoneWelcome to You’ve Been Served, Rose Dommu’s alternately irreverent and incisive look at beauty, ranging from the deeply personal to pop cultural — essays, product guides, interviews with artists/influencers/specialists and deep dives into the beauty industry’s impact on internet culture.NonePhoto via Getty That means that, I’ll need a touch up at least once a year for the foreseeable future. To paraphrase Real Housewives star Aviva Drescher, the only thing fake about me are these — and I’m fine with that!None”After I started getting them done, I felt more confident,” Stawecki confesses. “SIlicone is riskier and can backfire. Unlike other injectables, its gel consistency can be molded to create a fuller look that both appears and feels natural. and, most famously, lips.NoneIn my case, it wasn’t that my lips were too small. I actually think my natural lips are on the plump side. (Dr. While side effects like swelling, bruising and infection are common and short-lived enough to be negligible, more serious side-effects do exist. “It’s kind of the old school way of doing things,” he says. Juvederm and other products like it can be used to fill laugh lines and crow’s feet, but its most popular use is to plump everything from cheekbones to sunken under eyes… Other days I look in the mirror and think they’re too big. Stawecki first got his lips filled during Pride in 2018; he went directly from his doctor’s office to Ladyfag’s queer music festival Ladyland. Of course hormone replacement therapy had softened me out, redistributing fat to soften my features, but as more and more girls around me went under the knife, I was starting to feel left out. I wanted to look in the mirror and immediately see that something about me was tangibly different.NoneThe process of actually getting fillers was both quick and relatively painless. The first time I had my lips injected with Juvederm — better known to the masses as “fillers” — my doctor asked if I wanted something subtle. For Biblegirl, “the first pump was the deepest, for sure. When I told my mother I planned to get fillers, she absolutely lost it. Nikhil Dhingra, a dermatologist at Spring Street Dermatology in NYC, has seen a marked increase in requests for lip fillers over the past two years, especially with younger clients.None”Younger people either don’t have the budget for something like surgery or the downtime [to recover], or are hesitant about doing something more permanent,” Dhingra says. But for now, I love having huge lips. And for the most part, I’ve had no regrets.NoneSome days I look in the mirror and think my lips are still tiny. Dhingra. Dhingra says that on average he’ll use half a syringe of Juvederm on a patient.) “I want to look like I just got stung by a bunch of bees,” he laughs.NoneIn the months following my first injection, my lips became the star of the show. “I’m not getting hyaluronic acid pumped into my lips so that people won’t notice it.”NoneLike anyone with an Instagram account, I’d seen my fair share of influencers tagging their go-to dermatologist in gushing sponsored posts gushing about their fillers. done something to your lips?” she asked. None”Of course not,” I told him. My doctor used a topical numbing agent on my lips, but still he was impressed by how little I flinched when he repeatedly shoved a large syringe into them. But almost three years into transitioning, I hadn’t done anything more dramatic than getting bangs to alter my face. At a family BBQ over the summer, my aunt paused from flipping turkey burgers and confronted me. A paper published in 2017 found that around 50 cases of blindness as a result of dermal fillers had been reported — the blood vessels around the nose and eyes are “in continuity” with retinal blood vessels. There is a very clear gender differences in lip fullness, the same way there are racial differences… My lips finally looked the way I overdrew and Facetuned them to be: permanently pouty, with a rounded cupid’s bow. “I’m good, babe.”NoneIn the days following my appointment, my lips were so swollen that I couldn’t rub them together to properly distribute lip balm. I’d seen actors, musicians and drag queens return from a brief social media hiatus with mysteriously fuller lips. “What are you, crazy?” she screamed. They also just look better: hyaluronic acid attracts water, meaning lips filled with Juvederm look naturally plump and juicy rather than stiff and unnatural. NoneEven the people I least expected to notice the change started asking questions. I wanted some kind of dramatic, visible change. It’s my face, my money, and I’ll do what I want with it. “I always Facetuned my lips a little bit bigger, and that’s what I wanted,” says Jordan Stawecki, a New York City club kid and twink about town, now living in Los Angeles. I was juiced.” Stawecki also went big his first time, although he says doctors in New York are more inclined to aim for a natural look and will advise smaller amounts of Juvederm. It can lead to ulceration and skin breakdown.” NoneFillers are more malleable than implants and can be easily dissolved if you change your mind — last year Jeffree Star fixed his “botch” and “deformed” lips by having silicone injections removed. “Now I have this full exterior piece and I can play with dimension, bleeding and smudging my lips. Fillers are “a fantastic option to create that subtle effect that can offer a very feminine shape. I was now a girl with big lips before anything else. NoneFor his most recent touch up, he had a syringe and a half split between his top and bottom lip. “I realized with something as minute as a change in my lip size, it was a more positive distraction. I couldn’t stop taking selfies, despite having a black eye from the botox brow lift I’d also gotten. When men slid into my DMs (or my Grindr messages), my lips were the first thing they complimented. “It brought it to a more heightened level, but it also gave me something to play with,” she says. Dr. Even after the swelling went down (devastating), I was obsessed with the results. Who knows! But after a year with pumped lips, I can’t ever see myself going back.
Fans can expect to see a new category including foundations and blushes in the next six months.NoneThe Parisian label’s ascent into cosmetics, echoes a recent pattern within the luxury fashion industry where several brands such as Burberry and Gucci have also launched their own beauty products. The lipsticks will come in 24 different shades along with two different finishes — matte in addition to the signature satin. The collection is set to launch in March.NonePhoto via Instagram With beauty now a $532 billion industry, it’s no surprise that everyone wants a piece of the action.NoneThe Rouge Hermès lipstick is priced at $67, while a refill will cost $42. It’s rare for an artistic director to think about packaging over a long period of time and not just a one-off. Its historic first product launch? BeautyMatter on Instagram: “Yes please. “The idea is a form that’s both simple and playful enough to allow it to be done and redone ad infinitum. The range of…”
NoneCrafted using natural ingredients — like beeswax and white mulberry extract — at Hermès’ laboratory in Normandy, the colors range from a deep purple and neutral rose to a true red and a bright orange.NoneAccording to the Wall Street Journal, the lipstick has been two years in the making and was carefully crafted to include a delicate custom scent and refillable packaging designed by Pierre Hardy, creative director of jewelry and shoes. For the first time in its 183 year history @hermes is in the makeup business with the launch of Rouge Hermès. For the first time in 183 years, French luxury brand Hermès is launching its own makeup. A line of lipsticks called Rouge Hermès — resurrecting the same name it used for the brand’s perfume collection in 2000.NonePaying homage to Hermès’ luxe heritage products, the texture of the lipsticks will reportedly emulate the bag’s soft leather, while the satin finish will celebrate the silk scarves. “NoneRelated | The Internet Is Upset With North West’s $10K BirkinNoneAlthough the brand did not reveal if it’ll be dropping any other products, it’s supposedly a part of its larger expansion into cosmetics, that will eventually span into skincare. “We wanted to do refillable so we could use more luxurious materials that had their own value,” Hardy told WSJ.