“Does she not get tired of stealing Black women? Put your hair up in a high pony and go to the fashion show like everyone else.— DaenerysSTAN ಥ_ಥ (@AlexanderRoko) March 3, 2020 Meanwhile, similar sentiments began popping up in regards to her Instagram throwback with commenters saying things like “plz not the braids jesus christ” and “Kim really said: ‘Kylie is getting too much engagement for Blackfishing not fair, it’s my turn! Related | Kim Kardashian’s New Cover Sparks “Blackfishing” AccusationsNot only that, but Kim also simultaneously posted a throwback photo of her “Bo Derek braids” — a much-derided look that incurred substantial backlash and widespread charges of cultural appropriation. | #PFW pic.twitter.com/CryLZI8vIJ— Photos Of KimYe (@PhotosOfKanye) March 2, 2020 View this post on Instagram Flash Back to my shoot with Vanessa Beecroft A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Mar 2, 2020 at 10:20am PST “This is straight up Blackfishing,” one person tweeted, while another person responded directly to Kim by writing, “Bruh why do you keep doing this? You think she’d learn. Needless to say, it didn’t take long for criticism of her new braids to surface with many accusing her of “Blackfishing” once again.Yeezy Season 8 pic.twitter.com/KGptFecHNC— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 3, 2020 Kim, North, Kourtney, and Penelope pulling up to the #YeezySeason8 show in Paris! “I do get it…In no way am I ever trying to disrespect anyone’s culture by wearing braids.”Photo via Getty Hey guys, I did it too a few months ago!” https://t.co/ZXE7hGUUkS— JO FRREY (@joanafrrey) March 3, 2020 On a related note, this particular conversation also led to some speculation that Kim was purposefully doing these things “for attention.” As one Twitter user wrote, “and kim got the braids in again cause nobody was talking about her… like clockwork.””She real wack… Does she not get tired of stealing Black women? kim kardashian is relying on Black outrage to keep her relevant and it fucking shows https://t.co/VU1KWzEqfo— JASON (@_yaysun) March 2, 2020 and kim got the braids in again cause nobody was talking about her… kim kardashian is relying on Black outrage to keep her relevant and it fucking shows.”She real wack… like clockwork.— boo boo the fool 🖤 (@amandaoee_) March 2, 2020 And though Kim has yet to respond to this latest controversy, she previously defended her “Bo Derek braids” in 2018 to Bustle by saying, “Obviously know they’re called Fulani braids and I know the origin of where they came from and I’m totally respectful of that.””I’m not tone deaf to where I don’t get it,” she continued. she posted this and then popped up with braids AGAIN… Kim Kardashian is under fire once again for her decision to wear braids at Paris Fashion Week.Yesterday, Kim uploaded an Instagram video and paparazzi photos of herself on the way to Kanye West’s Yeezy season 8 show, in which she’s wearing waist-length braids to “match” daughter North and niece Penelope Disick’s hairstyles. You think she’d learn. Put your hair up in a high pony and go to the fashion show like everyone else.”okay at first I was defending her saying she may be trying to go for the brown middle eastern look since she can pass for looking middle eastern, but this is straight up blackfishing though Kim 🥴 Dizzy @KimKardashian #kimkardarshian Kim k braids pic.twitter.com/3C9nxHoowM— Jasmine (@aladdinsqueen) March 2, 2020 YOU 👏ARE 👏NOT👏 BLACK👏— Misa Jaymes (@MisaJaymes) March 3, 2020 I can’t stand Kim k and her damn braids like bitch when are y’all gonna stop appropriating our culture.— Djeny💋 (@KvuittonD) March 3, 2020 Bruh why do you keep doing this? she posted this and then popped up with braids AGAIN,” as another person said. Hey guys, I did it too a few months ago.'”Kim really said: “Kylie is getting too much engagement for blackfishing 😫😔 not fair, it’s my turn!
Last month, Hill staged a comeback with the debut her second eyeshadow collaboration with the brand, Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Volume II. Alongside a retweet of Morphe’s statement, Hill wrote that, “I was aware that they were increasing the performance of the product (pigmentation and creaminess) but not made aware of ingredient changes.””I apologize to those of you who can not use the palette due to the fact that it’s not vegan,” she wrote. The @FDACosmetics @US_FDA @FDACommissioner and @FTC have continued to let Morphe & Jaclyn get away with breaking all kinds of laws from adulteration (those lipsticks), to ad lies.— Zadidoll (@zadidoll) March 1, 2020 So y’all surprised Jaclyn Hill lied to y’all again? THIS is why I go after Morphe & Jaclyn the hardest because it’s ALWAYS something. pic.twitter.com/tpzF6SfPxM— Zadidoll (@zadidoll) March 1, 2020 It makes me angry. If you bought a Morphe x Jaclyn Hill “vol 1” palette in 2018 or by December 15, 2019 & the box lists carmine you could sue Morphe for false advertising as they promoted it as vegan all the way into December 2019. And while she previously said in her product reveal video that she used the same proprietary formula as her 2017 palette, it turns out that both products have since been altered to include several new ingredients. @Jaclynhill … pic.twitter.com/MCbnkP7pLD— Sanders Kennedy (@SandersKennedy_) February 28, 2020 Morphe and Jaclyn Hill are chronic liars and that’s on lie-a-betes— Here For The Tea (@HereForTheTea2) March 1, 2020 In today’s episode of tweets by Jaclyn Hill that did not age well pic.twitter.com/xthOAB8WKh— Maxposed (@MaxposedYT) February 24, 2020 In the wake of the criticism, Morphe posted a statement to their Twitter, in which they state Hill was not aware of the formula changes.”Jaclyn was not made aware of the specific ingredient adjustments to her palette and was told only that we worked to improve the performance and payoff,” the brand wrote, before adding that Jen received incorrect information from their customer service representative.”We are using this as an opportunity to confirm that we indeed made formula modifications to Jaclyn’s original Morphe palette,” Morphe continued. According to Jen, she subsequently contacted Morphe, who said the formula had stayed the same. “We apologize to @jenluvsreviews and our customers for this miscommunication and will work even harder to ensure our teams share accurate information.”We have seen several concerns about our original #MorphexJaclynHill palette formula modifications and ingredient changes and want to set the record straight. Related | NikkieTutorials Responds to Jaclyn Hill Review AccusationsLast week, fellow YouTuber Jen Luvs Reviews posted a video titled “Why I Need to Take Down My Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Reviews,” in which she says she had to unlist her positive review of Jaclyn’s first collab after her sister-in-law pointed out quality differences between her newly purchased palette and Jen’s older one. “Although I am not vegan, I do understand the frustration and I am sorry to those of you.”See Hill’s apology, below.https://t.co/dViWbpzLeh pic.twitter.com/eNcneYCPa6— Jaclyn Hill (@Jaclynhill) March 2, 2020 Photo via Getty Jaclyn Hill has apologized over the fact that newer versions of her two Morphe palettes use a different formula that’s no longer vegan. At the very least contact @TruthinAd, @AGBecerra, or the @FTC. pic.twitter.com/atAZTW99BS— Morphe (@MorpheBrushes) March 1, 2020 Meanwhile, Hill shared an apology of her own. However, when she conducted a side-by-side comparison, she found that there were some big differences — something that led to the revelation that both palettes now contain carmine (a red dye made from crushed insects), as well as other ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil.Naturally, consumers were upset and accused Hill of “lying” about the quality of her products, with some even bringing up the controversy surrounding her namesake lipsticks.
Gucci has never been the kind to shy away from making a statement, and now to launch its Gucci Mascara L’Obscur, the brand has dropped a new campaign drawing even more polarizing reactions.Related | Sad Girls Wept Down the Runway at GucciShot by Martin Parr Studio, the imagery features singer Dani Miller wearing purposefully clumped mascara. Gucci Beauty on Instagram: “Challenging the conventional makeup tutorial, presenting the Two-In-One Tutorials directed by @maxsiedentopf. Referencing the 80s aesthetic…”
And if you’re not inclined to recreate Miller’s clumped campaign look, De Kluyver suggests two primary styles that can be done with the mascara.Related | Finally, Gucci Mane Is the Face of GucciFor the “classic look,” De Kluyver says to “apply with the wand positioned horizontally for a sweeping effect that sees lashes separated at the root and subtly fanned out.” For the “bold look,” he says, “Apply with the wand positioned vertically for a bold punk volumized finish where high definition meets a wing-like fan of lashes.”Photos courtesy of Gucci Featuring Gucci Global Makeup…”
“I designed Mascara L’Obscur for an authentic person who uses makeup to tell their story of freedom, in their way,” said Creative Director Alessandro Michelle. Its comfortable film is allegedly “near impossible to smudge, flake, feather or migrate once dry.”
Gucci Beauty on Instagram: “The second video from the Two-In-One Tutorial series with Gucci Mascara L’Obscur directed by @maxsiedentopf. The motivation behind the look, created by Gucci Global Makeup Artist Thomas de Kluyver, is challenging conventional standards of beauty that currently dominate the beauty industry. “When we asked the talents to do the campaign, we looked for somewhat eccentric personalities who really wear their makeup in this way. We called it L’Obscur because this word balances charm and mystery.”Related | Gucci Proves Disco Never DiedThe extremely “buildable” formula” is designed for a bold, customizable finish, and Gucci further claims a long-lasting finish of more than 12 hours.
With a lot of bigger brands, you don’t ever see a Black woman or a Latin woman or a trans person as the face. People may not know that you’re also a singer and fashion designer. They’re an escape from reality for me and I fell in love with fantasy. I can’t be too specific, but I’m starting in the accessories space. That’s why I’ve always been drawn to MAC because MAC has always been the most diverse from day one. In one of her interviews, she talks about how you had this special mushroom latte recipe. What’s your favorite comedy film?I like movies that aren’t in-your-face funny like Robert De Niro’s King of Comedy. Those are harder to come by. Maybe use that as a reference, but try to mix it up. I remember I would just sit on the floor as a little girl and go through every single magazine, so it just became part of who I was because I was introduced to it so young. I’ve been through a lot of things in my life. Absolutely! Growing up, I would never see a mixed race girl like me, so it kind of felt impossible. “It’s also important to try things. MAC More Than Meets the Eye collection is now available to shop at maccosmetics.com, and will hit MAC’s physical stores on March 5. She would take the eyeliner and eyebrows to a whole other level.As a person of color, do you ever feel tokenized by major industries like beauty? “My schools and my neighborhood were extremely diverse, so I always had friends from all different places,” she says. I always say this, but your skin comes first. These roles, it’s not that they’re easy for me to play, but I gravitate towards them. I feel like I’ve been working on music for years. We were being filmed in so many dramatic places that it just felt like a comforting warm drink. I grew up very empathetic which I think is a very nice quality, but I didn’t know how to handle it when I was younger. She would make them with an almond milk or an oat milk. The 24-year-old, who also previously held guest spots on The OA and Ray Donovan, had a tough start.Related | Angus Cloud Still Has His Head in the Sky”I’ve been through a lot of things in my life,” she says over the phone from Los Angeles, where she was raised. But getting to this point hasn’t been easy. So that’s number one. I love Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph. There’s not a lot of authentic comedies that I’m attracted to, but it’s definitely something that I’m not saying “no” to. I think the more you take care of yourself and your skin, the better your makeup is going to look. Were there any beauty icons that you looked up to? Don’t just copy what other people are doing. “With a lot of bigger brands, you don’t ever see a Black woman or a Latin woman or a trans person as the face. I would become very sad or depressed at things I saw going on in the world or to myself or to my peers. Yes! Photos courtesy of MAC It just happens that the roles I’ve done have been dramatic, so I probably will continue to play those. I also love comedy and I would love a comedy. I’m just very picky and specific, so I would finally like to share this year. In chatting with PAPER, Demie talks her MAC collaboration, upcoming projects, diversity in beauty and… I just have a lot of emotions within me. I also love Tiffany Haddish, she’s really funny. Growing up, I would never see a mixed race girl like me, so it kind of felt impossible.” Related | Barbie Ferreira: Putting Her Confidence on DisplayThis is why the entertainer has officially teamed up with MAC for their More Than Meets The Eye Collection, out now. That is where I think MAC has done an incredible job and continues to. She would warm up the milk and put all these different powders from Moon Juice and Sun Potion, and blend it all up and put some cinnamon in it. how to make a killer mushroom latte.Did you grow up interested in fashion? “With a lot of bigger brands, you don’t ever see a Black woman or a Latin woman or a trans person as the face. As part of her MAC collaboration, Demie also dropped a YouTube tutorial to help recreate some of her Euphoria makeup moments. I highly recommend the “Yin Power” by Sun Potion. I also think a lot of those roles are really well-written and well-rounded, so it feels like the right presence for me. I grew up with a flooded house of fashion magazines. It’s good to just give yourself space to just play. Demie, born to an immigrant who moved from Mexico to the United States, adds that the blatant lack of diversity she saw in early pop culture, fashion and beauty also had an impact on her choices as an artist. And I loved it! Do you think that’s a conscious choice?I think it’s both conscious and not. Even just going into the stores with my mom and seeing all the different people that would work there, and all the love and support and acceptance from everyone. I would become very sad or depressed at things I saw going on in the world or to myself or to my peers.” This mindset also translates into her on-screen characters, including Euphoria’s Maddy Perez and in her upcoming film, Waves, a drama about two couples growing up and falling in love. Will you be taking up projects related to that in the future? We found this spiritual store in Miami, and we ended up getting this powder called Yin Power that’s specifically for women and it has all these different herbs in it. Sophia Loren, Maria Felix, Sara Montiel, Cher and Irma Serrano, the Mexican singer who always had the most iconic makeup and craziest looks. I really like that movie, and Bridesmaids is a staple. What initially drew to you to MAC? We’re both really health conscious, so we bonded on that. Could you share it?She introduced me to these things because we were living across from each other while filming, so when I finally came over to her place, she had every potion and powder you could think of — moon juice and cleanse potion. You should really try it. That is where I think MAC has done an incredible job.” In other interviews, you’ve said that you tend to gravitate towards darker, dramatic roles like in Euphoria and Mainstream. It includes 36 revamped eye-shadows, a new Dazzleshadow Extreme with one-swipe molten metallic color and 12-hour staying power, and the Eye Brows Big Boost Fibre Gel. “I grew up very empathetic which I think is a very nice quality, but I didn’t know how to handle it when I was younger. Don’t just copy what other people are doing.”What’s your go-to beauty routine? That’s why with the imagery and makeup, it’s all a fantasy that I like to recreate. Demie, now the role model she never saw in beauty, can be seen in a fierce, bold campaign promoting the collection. I could have ignored those things, but I was so drawn to them and loved them. I do feel that way, actually. And I’m in the process of developing my fashion brand, so hopefully you will see that sometime at the end of this year. Since launching into the mainstream with her breakthrough role in HBO’s teen hit, Euphoria, Alexa Demie has become undeniable. I grew up in LA, and my schools and my neighborhood were extremely diverse, so I always had friends from all different places. We all have different faces and different eyes. It’s all coming. It’s also important to try things. I’m really health conscious, so I only drink tea and water. It’s organic, wild herbs for women. What’s so interesting about the different eras and times is that everyone had their own look. Yeah, I’m always working on music. You’re also in the new movie Waves alongside Taylor Russell.