In response to some fan chatter, de Jager wrote that, “If Morphe paid me for the video I would’ve disclosed. My video was not sponsored,” before straight-up saying that the company never asked her to do a review. Popular YouTuber Nikkie de Jager (aka NikkieTutorials) is responding to accusations surrounding her recent review of Jaclyn Hill’s new Morphe collaboration.Earlier this week, de Jager reviewed the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Volume II eyeshadow palette on her channel and gave it an enthusiastic thumbs up, calling it “better than her first launch.” And though de Jager said in the video that her affiliation with Morphe wouldn’t affect her review, more than a few fans speculated that she was paid by the company to help boost sales, especially given the scandal surrounding Hill’s namesake beauty label launch last year. “Every time that I hold up a product one of those icons will pop up in the corner of the video and they will tell you whether something is sent through PR, whether something is an ad, whether I’m affiliated to the brand with a code or if I bought the product with my own money,” de Jager continued. Do you really think they would accept that?””Do you really think that in the long haul I want you guys to not trust me? Just an observation.— sammy sweet (@ksammysweetk) February 16, 2020 Top YT influencer gives the @MorpheBrushes x @jaclynHill Vol 2 palette a great review – AFTER marking it a sponsored video & stating she is a Morphe affiliate. my video was not sponsored ❤️— NikkieTutorials (@NikkieTutorials) February 17, 2020 no they have not.— NikkieTutorials (@NikkieTutorials) February 17, 2020 Not only that, but de Jager also ended up discussing the speculation in her most recent video review for Jeffree Star’s Blood Lust palette, saying that, “I can’t believe I have to say this after I made everything so very clear, but I will repeat myself once more,”Explaining that the “sponsored” icon in the video is there to give viewers “more clarification on the products that I use,” de Jager said that she did the review “on my own terms” and felt comfortable enough with the product’s quality to share her affiliate code with viewers. “The number one rule when it comes to my channel is honesty and the same goes for Jeffree today.”Watch de Jager’s explanation for yourself, below.Photo via Getty I’ve been through a lot in the last few months and you think I would want to damage the trust between us? How is this review credible? “For the Jaclyn video I am affiliated to Morphe, but some people think because it’s Jaclyn and she’s been in hot weather [water] recently that she needed a little extra help and apparently it was a very slow news day because now I was sponsored by Morphe, or Morphe asked me to create this video.”Related | NikkieTutorials Knows Who Her Blackmailers Arede Jager then went on to reiterate that the review was not commissioned and argue that if Morphe asked her to do the video, “do you really think they would have allowed me to say that I think the colors are repetitive? Absolutely not,” she concluded. Also found it interesting nikkietutorials made a video days after it not selling out. I think she’ll be back because it hasn’t sold out. That there’s fall out in the pan and with one shade on my face? if Morphe paid me for the video I would’ve disclosed. She needs to make more sympathy. She’s paid (a lot $$$) for the review & receives commision if you purchase using her code. pic.twitter.com/VyPUyQCmn1— Kevin James Bennett (@KJBennettBeauty) February 17, 2020 Now though, de Jager has addressed the criticism on Twitter. I’m sure morphe paid a pretty penny for her to make that video.
But nevertheless, the queen of many things including beauty and fashion, is gifting her fans with free makeup today.To celebrate her birthday, which btw, is today, the Fenty Beauty founder is giving away the fan favorite Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter.To grab yours, all you need to do is go to the Fenty Beauty’s website and make a purchase of over $50. Shop here.Photo via Getty Ok, sure, Rihanna has not dropped any new music and really, how much longer are we supposed to wait? Just make sure you do it all before midnight Pacific time because that’s when the offer ends.You were warned!Related | Break the Rules: Rihanna Customers also have the opportunity to pick heir favorite color combos from: 7 Day Wknd + Poolside, Mimosa Sunrise + Sangria Sunset, and Sand Castle + Mint’d Mojito.If you need anymore of a push, let it be known that the highlighter has often been referred to as the “holy grail of highlights” by fans and makeup artists alike.Anyway, Happy Birthday, Rihanna! You’ll receive a free full-size Killawatt duo worth $36. And voila!
“No reason why that I can’t try to line my eyes, it feels so right.”Related | Dorian Electra Goes All the WayWhile Electra no doubt is the star of the video, it’s closely followed with another important character: the eyeliner, or as Electra calls it, the “Guyliner.” They can be literally seen carefully formulating the product throughout the song, and if you’ve been hoping to get ahold of the product that gives them the impressive cat-eye, you can now actually buy it. “I’m a guy, don’t be surprised if I take my time to glamorize,” the gender-defying pop star announces in the beginning. DORIAN ELECTRA on Instagram: “💚YES We made an actual limited edition Guyliner collectible- now available on my merch store on @thehyv (extremely limited quantity!) 🤪with…”
Electra has dropped a limited edition “Guyliner Collectible,” which is available to buy for 24 hours along with a t-shirt and pit crew hat. Throughout the new music video for Dorian Electra’s Flamboyant single, “Guyliner,” the queer artist can be seen generously “lining” their eyes. And watch Guyliner below.Photography: Charlotte Rutherford Created in collaboration with Andy Candy Makeup, “a queer owned, queer-run company,” 20% of all profits will support the LA LGBT Center.Alright, shop here!
This season, Moschino’s Fall 2020 runway in Milan was a stage for major names, including Kaia Gerber, Irina Shayk and Bella and Gigi Hadid. Models emerged sporting three-foot-tall hair looks in the shades of pink, purple, green, black, brunette and blonde. The muse? French Queen Marie Antoinette, whose famously elaborate bouffant has inspired countless hairstyles to come. “Hair looks are characterized by extreme and very high volumes,” Hanlon explained to WWD backstage. Moschino on Instagram: “#Repost @wwd ・・・ Let them wear Moschino! But the supermodels drew just as many eyeballs as the towering hairdos. Then to the wigs, which featured backcombed curling hair at its edges, he followed with a generous spray of the Final Fix hairspray. Designer Jeremy Scott, whose inspiration merged together 18th century art and a modern punk rock aesthetic, translated the vibe into the colorful pastel hairdos for the night.Related | Not a Single Jungle Print (or J.Lo) in Sight at VersaceHairstylist Paul Hanlon was the talent behind these intricate wigs, which reportedly took a week to create. The look was completed by adding rolled hair extensions and curling certain parts of the wig with an iron.Over at the makeup department, Makeup Artist Tom Pecheux complemented the dramatic hair with a set of dark cat-eyes, pink blush, black mascara and a colorful manicure. “Together with Jeremy Scott, we took inspiration from the colors of the macarons, making everything a little more punk.”To create the extremely complex looks, Hanlon started by preparing the base and blow-drying the models’ natural hair, using the Ghd Helios hair dryer. 🍰 📹: @thealexbadia #wwdfashion @ellenghr_ #moschino @itsjeremyscott #mfw…”
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“It was clear to us that we’d made the wrong choice.”As mentioned by Weiss, the product faced heavy scrutiny at the time of its launch due to the fact that glitter is made of PET — a plastic, non-biodegradable microbead that’s been banned in the UK for its negative impact on the environment.That said, Weiss went on to say that Glitter Gelée could possibly return once the company figures out how to reformulate it with bio-glitter, which she said is “a newer and more environmentally-friendly raw material.””As we embark on a new decade, we enter it with eyes wide open that sustainability is one of the greatest undertakings of all of our lifetimes,” Weiss concluded in her letter, before reiterating the company’s commitment to do better in the future. Cult beauty brand Glossier is discontinuing its controversial Glitter Gelée product over sustainability concerns.Yesterday, founder and CEO Emily Weiss shared a letter in which she detailed the brand’s commitment to sustainability and minimizing their environmental impact. Related | What Is Glossier Play?”We launched Glitter Gelée last March, and quickly heard from many of you who were disappointed that we’d created a product using glitter, which has become increasingly and deservedly controversial since it gets into the waterways and accumulates in the ocean,” Weiss wrote. And in addition to outlining the brand’s updated packaging guidelines, Weiss also announced that they would be pausing their Glossier Play sub-brand and pulling Glitter Gelée on March 2. “As a company, we’re making an ongoing commitment to the environment, our customers, and our team that we will always seek to improve and innovate when it comes to our products, packaging, and operations.”Read Weiss’s letter in full, here.Photo courtesy of Glossier