Kat Von D Says Beauty Is No Longer for Outsiders

“But I think that the beauty industry is changing so much and for a moment there, I felt like I did find my place in an industry and then I think the older I get, I realize that I don’t know if I fit into it anymore.”This feeling of alienation was also something she constantly felt with her family, and it’s why she wanted to use her beauty label to help build a space for others who didn’t “fit in.” “It was about making this platform for us outsiders, and we were the first brand to really voice inclusivity,” she told host Hillary Kerr. The news came after Von D announced she was selling her brand to Kendo, the LVMH beauty incubator that is also responsible for Marc Jacobs Beauty and Fenty Beauty.In a recent interview with the Second Life podcast, the influencer and tattoo artist admitted the changing landscape of beauty made her feel left out.”It’s been 11 years and I am proud of what we’ve done,” she said. Days after her unceremonious departure from her eponymous beauty line, Kat Von D is opening up about what led to her leave the beauty realm. So I feel like I stepped away from it a lot, partially on purpose.”For now, she wants to focus on taking care of her newborn, Leafar, moving into her new house, and her upcoming album.Launched 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.Despite 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.Photo via Getty ” It kind of throws me back to how I felt when I was a kid. “It was about not fitting into what’s expected, the societal ideals of what beauty is.” Related | The Break the Internet Awardsโ„ข 2019 WinnersShe also talked about how people often feel pressured to buy new products because of influencers.”It’s a culture thing now, we have influencers that are just continuously telling you that you have to buy, and if you don’t, you’re not cool or, ‘Hey, this is what “beauty” looks like!’ you know,” she says.

J.Lo Glued Swarovski Crystals to her Nails for the Super Bowl

We finished with white striping in between the crystals to set it off.”

๐™๐™ค๐™ข ๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™˜๐™๐™ž๐™  ๐™‰๐™–๐™ž๐™ก๐™จ on Instagram: โ€œWe can FINALLY reveal @jloโ€™s Super Bowl nails!! Let’s be real. Her nails are a medium length tapered square. “We did a pink, white and gold design with golden shadow @swarovski crystals on accent nails.”

๐™๐™ค๐™ข ๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™˜๐™๐™ž๐™  ๐™‰๐™–๐™ž๐™ก๐™จ on Instagram: โ€œFor @jloโ€™s after-partying we went with @versace yet again. But hours after their debut, J.Lo was seen sporting an entirely different nail set for her after-party look. This year’s Super Bowl was a joint J.Lo and Shakira concert, with some football throws and tackles during intermission. After party nails to celebrate @jlo ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป #nailsbytombachik๐Ÿ‘ฝโ€
“For @jlo’s after-partying we went with @versace yet again,” the artist revealed in a separate Instagram post. They are inspired by her finale look. This time, the ultra-embellished look was inspired by a Versace design, where Bachik decorated each nail with different gold and silver patterns. And for that, we’re so thankful. ๐™๐™ค๐™ข ๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™˜๐™๐™ž๐™  ๐™‰๐™–๐™ž๐™ก๐™จ on Instagram: โ€œVersace Versace Versace. To do this, Swarovski stones in various shapes were applied sporadically over the top like fractured glass. Doneโ€ฆโ€
The complex look no doubt took days to craft. We did a pink, white and gold design with golden shadow @swarovski crystals onโ€ฆโ€
3-D embellished manicures are quickly becoming a celebrity and red carpet norm. Just last month, the Grammys red carpet was full of super crafty and bold nail looks seen on the likes of Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Rosalรญa.While recreating these looks at home might require a skilled professional and swarovski crystals, crazy manicures are on their way to becoming a mainstream beauty trend.Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic via Getty Related | These Nails Are Perfect for Snatching GrammysBut between Shakira’s up-close tongue flicking and belly dancing and J.Lo’s return to the pole, you might’ve missed one of the most glam moments of the night: J.Lo’s custom Swarovski crystal manicure.To create this dripping-in-diamonds nail look with silver leaf running down the centre, celebrity nail artist Tom Bachlik glued down crystals and stones to the nails.”I love mixed media and dimension and @jlo loves bling and sparkle so I teamed up with @swarovski to make that happen at the highest level,” he writes on his Instagram. “I love making nails like jewelry.

James Charles Is Officially Back

“This is a year I’m focusing on positivity, new projects and connecting with my fans and getting to see them at every opportunity possible.”While this marks Charles’ first time at Vidcon, he will be joined by the likes of other “featured creators” such as Hannah Hart, Elle Mills, Joey Graceffa, LaurDIY, Brent Rivera, Rosana Pansino, Molly Burke and Summer Mckeen.In talking with WWD, the influencer also revealed his plans to unveil his own beauty line. “I’ve talked for a while about not wanting to do a beauty line, but after releasing my [Morphe] palette, I changed my mind because I fell in love with the product development process. After a long hiatus from public appearances, including his canceled tour, James Charles is making a comeback through VidCon โ€” “the world’s largest event for fans, creators, executives and brands who are passionate about online video and building diverse communities.”The beauty influencer whose internet feud with Tati Westbrook caused him to lose close to three million followers in five days has since debuted a collection with Morphe and also candidly discussed his string of controversies. Related | James Charles: Sisterhood Is Stronger Than Subscribers”VidCon’s something I wanted to do for quite a long time, but it never worked out in terms of travel or other things going on,” Charles told WWD. Now, months after the drama, one of Google’s most-searched celebs is ready to meet face-to-face at the annual convention, which starts on June 17 and is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. “Let’s be real: it’s very saturated right now and the last thing I want to do is slap my name on a highlighter or liquid lipstick and call it a day,” he said. “What’s even harder to swallow is that it’s been six months since all the drama happened. “I’m not mentally in a place where I want to be,” he said at the time. Huge news for us, Sisters. My biggest focus in creating my line is innovation and creating products that the beauty market hasn’t seen yet.”While it’ll be interesting to see the public response to his upcoming appearance, in an earlier interview with PAPER, the 20-year-old also spoke at length about the scandal and how it has affected his mental health. I thought by this time I’d be completely good โ€” back to normal, if you will โ€” and that’s not the case.”Photography: Jerioh Yanga for PAPER

Meet Barbie, the Wellness Influencer

Forget Goop, Barbie is taking over as the wellness expert. The collection is an attempt by the heritage brand to showcase, in their words, “a multidimensional view of beauty and fashion.”

Barbieยฎ on Instagram: โ€œMaking time for mindfulness with @headspace. Related | Mattel Introduces the World’s First Gender-Neutral DollThere is also the Fitness Doll, which sees the (already-unrealistically-thin) Barbie sporting workout clothes and carrying a protein bar. Related | Elton John Loves the Smell of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Vagina”The Barbie Wellness collection will introduce girls to the benefits of self-care through play,” the brand said in a press release. One such Barbie, the Spa Doll, comes complete with a range of products needed for her much deserved “me time,” including a bath brush, bath bombs and a candle. The news comes days after the brand unveiled its inclusive line of Barbies including one with vitiligo, one without hair and one using a wheelchair, among others. Here’s hoping the next iteration will include kombucha, tumeric lattes and mini jade rollers.Photo via Getty Mattel, the doll’s parent company, has announced it will be dropping a Barbie Wellness Collection, focused on beauty and self-care, including five different options. Remember to take a deep breath.โœจ #barbie #barbiestyleโ โ€
And now, with this new wellness collection, Mattel aims to “introduce girls to the benefits of skincare.” The capitalist agenda starts early. “The collection teaches girls daily routines that promote emotional well-being and includes three key themes: meditation, physical well-being, and self-care; because Barbie knows to be one’s best is to give yourself the best care.”Could this mark Barbie’s first step into becoming a wellness influencer?