We’re Launching Our First-Ever Snapchat Show!

Because every week it seems that there’s a new viral product or technique that everyone is rushing to try. From viral products to celebrity guests, we’ve shown you how to get the perfect blend of snatched and natural — but now we’re taking it even further.On September 4, PAPER will be bringing SNATCHURAL to Snapchat and launching our first-ever show on the platform with a brand new episode dropping every Saturday.While still focused on makeup, hair and skincare, our Snapchat series leans more into the internet and its influence on the world of beauty. Hi Uglies…Last year, we launched our epic beauty series, SNATCHURAL, where I (your host, XOXOETHAN) taught you all things beauty. Check out the trailer for SNATCHURAL on Snapchat, below! @papermagazine SURPRISE!!! WE LAUNCHED A SHOW ON SNAPCHAT 👻 Link in bio to see @xoxoethanofficial talk all things glam 😌#beauty #makeup #fyp #makeupartist ♬ desperado x need to know II by altegomusic – ALTÉGO Photo courtesy of Vin Riportella

Lil Uzi Vert Reveals What Happened to His Forehead Diamond

We finally know the fate of Lil Uzi Vert’s forehead diamond.In case you forgot, the rapper got a $24 million natural pink diamond implanted into his forehead earlier this year, though the stone mysteriously disappeared from his face a few months later. However, Uzi’s now opening up about what exactly happened to his infamous accessory — and, tbh, the story’s pretty gnarly.Related | Lil Uzi Vert Is Trying to Buy a PlanetOriginally, Uzi opted for the implant because he didn’t want to lose the diamond, which he spent several years saving up for. But despite this plan, the inevitable happened, and the diamond was pulled clean out of his face during his set at a Miami festival in July.”I had a show at Rolling Loud, and I jumped into the crowd and they kind of ripped it out,” Uzi recently told TMZ. Even so, the musician went on to tell the outlet that everything’s all healed up now, before adding that he’s “feeling good,” probably because he still has the diamond in his possession. Either way though, all we can say about this anecdote is “ouch.”Read TMZ’s full report, here.Photo via Getty / Dimitrios Kambouris

Getting Ready With Alicia Keys at the VMAs

I love this song!I love this braid that Nai’Vasha did for me. Keys Soulcare Skin Transformation Cream [goes] on cheeks, lips and forehead, then [I] steamed the face for five minutes for a natural from within glow.” Related | Kacey Musgraves Literally Set the VMAs Stage on FireBrown says she was “inspired by peach tones that flow beautifully with gold,” so decided to brighten the center of Keys’ face with Chanel Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick in No.22 on her cheeks and eyelids, with a dab of Chanel Rouge Coco Flash in Sunbeam on her lips. “I then applied a heavy dose of Keys Soulcare Comforting Balm on [Alicia’s] lips to create a mask. It fits the vibe of “LALA” and exudes elegance. It’s sleek, sexy and the gold butterflies give it that extra elegance. Photography: Ramon Rivas
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Makeup and skin: Tasha Brown For Keys’ eyes, Brown wanted to give them a “strong performance, budge-proof gold liner” using Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner in Or Antique. It gives me the perfect glow for the stage.One last check in the mirror before I head to the stage to perform “LALA” and celebrate my beautiful city, New York. The cooling obsidian helps soothe the skin, but also helps me feel relaxed and calm during hectic moments like tonight.This [Keys Soulcare] Nourishing Body Cream is IT! Alicia Keys had the big night at the 2021 VMAs, where the music legend debuted her new single, “LALA,” alongside collaborator Swae Lee. Before a show I always light my sage and oat milk candle, and take a deep long breathe to center! Swae on my new song, “LALA,” is such a vibe! And I love the way Tasha prepares my skin. I feel completely myself!I am a lip balm FANATIC! It’s like the best massage for the face, and helps stimulate and energize my skin. My favorite mantra is, “I shine at full wattage.” Lesss gooo!I am in LOVE with this custom Carolina Herrera by Wes Gordon dress. He brought such great energy to the song and performance at the VMAs. The top of her cheekbones were finished with Chanel Les Beige Highlighting Fluid in Sunkissed to “let the skin mimic the shine of the dress,” which Brown also applied to Keys’ hands “to highlight fingers as they danced across piano keys.” Watch Alicia Keys and Swae Lee perform “LALA” at the 2021 VMAs, above, and go behind the scenes of her getting ready process, below. I love how it feels and it smells amazing, too.I’m obsessed with the Keys Soulcare Obsidian Facial Roller. I use Keys Soulcare Comforting Balm every day to keep my lips nourished and moisturized. “I opened up the makeup to be more blendable with [Keys Soulcare] Aura Mist,” she adds. In a tribute to New York City, Keys called on viewers to celebrate its “magic and strength” during a mashup of her latest sultry track and the Big Apple anthem, “Empire State of Mind,” all while wearing a gold sequin gown made custom by Wes Gordon for Carolina Herrera and Wempe earrings (courtesy of stylists Jason Bolden and John Mumblo). Click here to shop all the products mentioned. She wore her hair pulled back in a long chunky braid, decorated with golden butterflies to match her dress and natural glowing makeup that relied heavily on proper skin preparation for Keys to feel “completely herself.” “[Keys Soulcare] Aura Mist was applied to wet skin to create calming environment,” Brown tells PAPER of her VMAs skincare routine. Every major live performance calls for a full glam overhaul, and Keys’ team set her up for success, with hair by Nai’Vasha Grace and makeup by Tasha Brown. I’m not holding back tonight!

The VMAs Beauty Looks Worth Repeating

The soft bronzed skin was done with Chanel’s famous Soliel Tan Cream Bronzer.Photos via Getty Doja CatErnesto Casillas killed it with Doja Cat’s red carpet smokey eye. Now, THAT is iconic.Megan FoxMegan Fox seemed to be the most talked-about star from the VMAs red carpet, buzzing across social media for the sheer Mugler dress Maeve Reilly styled her in. As makeup artists and hairstylists from all over the world flocked to NYC for what might be their busiest time of year, celebrities were given their top picks for the best glam squads.Overall, the makeup and hair from the VMAs red carpet were phenomenal. The bouncy mullet-shag was expertly styled by Irinel de León, who has perfected the soft natural curl look.Charli XCXCharli XCX’s bold ’60s-inspired winged liner and soft neutral skin was executed by the talented Holly Gowers. The star of this look is certainly the blush; that rosy soft pink was achieved with Pat McGrath’s Divine Blush in the shades “Nymphette” and “Cherish.” For eyes, Cherish used a mixture of the Huetopian Dream palette and the Celestial Divinity palette.Madison’s hair was expertly styled in this glamorous Old Hollywood wave by Scott King, who famously works with Lisa Rinna, styling her many wigs and alter egos.Bretman RockAn ode to Aaliyah, Bretman Rock rocked a vintage tiger print Roberto Cavalli dress, so this bronzed glam fit perfectly with the overall look. they’re only $5, you need them).The talented JSTAYREADY styled Doja Cat in this hair look. “When I saw the look for the red carpet, I knew I had to do a smoldering eye — something that reads rock and roll.” Ernesto paired this eye look with the new KISS Lash Drip Lashes in You Dew You (p.s. Bretman worked with rising makeup artist Dimitry Kukushkin, who used Makeup By Mario’s Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette and Soft Sculpt collection.Bretman has been known for makeup for so long, but his hair is finally having a moment. Her team was in-sync about creating this edgy, punk look that reminds us of Lindsay Lohan’s friend, Maddie, in Freaky Friday. Keep reading to check out — and shop — our favorites from the red carpet, from Doja Cat to Camila Cabello and Megan Fox. JSTAYREADY used GHD’s powerful Helios Hairdryer with the diffuser attachment to achieve these effortless curls and then touched it up with the Creative Curl Wand.Camila CabelloPatrick Ta and Camila Cabello have been working together for some time, but this bold graphic eye look is something new. Coming off the tail of New York Fashion Week, we already knew the fashions were going to be giving this year at the 2021 Video Music Awards. She worked with the legendary Ash K Holm for makeup, who used her collaboration palette with Buxom to achieve the muted peachy eyeshadow. Buxom is known for its plumping lip products, which gave Megan a stunning nude pout. However, her glam was next level. In my opinion, the wet hair look is extremely hard to achieve and Andrew pulled this off perfectly using Living Proof’s No Friz Vanishing Oil and Hidden Crown hair extensions.Madison BeerFor this peachy babydoll glam, Madison Beer worked with Cherish Brooke Hill who also works with Keke Palmer. She used Pat McGrath’s Mothership V Palette and Charlotte Tilbury’s Bedroom Black Eyeliner. From graphic eye looks to floor-length braids, we noticed quite a few things that might inspire trends this fall. Ta actually created the spotted eye look using L’Oreal’s Pro-Matte Liquid Lipsticks in “Red Affair” and “Framboize Frenzy.”Dimitris Giannetos achieved Camila’s sleek, modern pony using GHD’s max styler (my personal favorite hair straightener) and even took the mini GHD Unplugged styler to the red carpet to touch up any frizz. But what about the glam? The stunning violet and burgundy blend was achieved with Pat McGrath’s newly launched MOTHERSHIP IX: HUETOPIAN DREAM eyeshadow palette. Ash used the Buxom Powerline Lip Liner in “Hush Hush Henna” paired with the Full Force Lipstick in “Fly Girl” and topped off with the Plumping Lip Cream in “Dolly” only applied in the center of the lips to make them appear fuller.For hair, Megan worked with Kardashian-approved hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons on this sultry wet look.

Bushwig Served What the Met Gala Couldn’t

After moving to Maria Hernandez Park for an outdoor version of the drag festival, Bushwig returned this year to its home at Brooklyn’s Knockdown Center to celebrate 10 years of shows. From Club Quarantine’s outdoor stage, packed with sets from Alice Longyu Gao and Ceréna, to main stage performances by the likes of Chase Icon and headliner Azealia Banks, Bushwig 2021 proved to be the world’s greatest space to make weirdos to feel like superstars.Photography: Tanner Abel and Nicholas Needham A self-described hub for “drag, music, love and unity,” Bushwig brought out an international lineup of more than 200 entertainers, DJs and personalities for two days of underground queer art.

Skepta on Using His Voice and Being the Face of Diesel’s New Fragrance

Produced by perfume master Fabrice Pellegrin at Firmenich, it contains notes of bison grass accord and lavandin essence as well as hints of spicy juniper and lemon. It sounds kind of like an album.”Skepta’s earliest memories of Diesel, as with many fans of the brand, involve a lot of jeans. “I shout sometimes, but my approach to my music started as not to shout on the mic, it’s more to just talk. Their leather and denim archive is crazy.”The accompanying campaign, shot by photographer Olivia Rose, marks a return to Diesel’s Only the Brave roots and shows Skepta in a pensive yet determined look while wearing a denim Diesel shirt. The film, meanwhile, captures the rapper’s creative process where he’s seen in a recording studio surrounded by members of his actual crew, dropping beats and trying to find the right sound and perfect message.Photos courtesy of Diesel “It’s a really good name, especially for a fragrance. A lot of the stuff that I would ever see from Diesel was jeans and a lot of people were wearing them, so they must’ve been reliable. It was nice to do the shoot with them because I was able to see a lot of the archive pieces that they had before. “Growing up I used to like loud fragrances and even used to be loud in my voice,” he tells PAPER. It’s that pioneering spirit that made him the perfect for Diesel’s new Sound of the Brave fragrance, of which he’s been named its global face and spokesperson. All those other things are evolving and becoming more okay with themselves.”The fragrance has a history of being deeply rooted in street culture since the original was launched over 10 years ago. His cutting-edge flows and lyrical styles have brought the genre to the masses, a craft he’s been honing since his early days as a budding North London MC. “I knew them for their denim and black jeans when I was younger. “But growing up and becoming more comfortable, I’m accepting of a lot of things. This article is a sponsored collaboration between Diesel and PAPERSkepta’s meteoric rise in the UK music scene has made him one of the most influential artists of his generation. The bottle is a vibrant, electric blue constructed in the shape of a fist.”I feel like if you listen to my music it’s definitely about empowering people and wanting people to be brave and to be an individual,” he says, adding that it’s the most he’s ever been involved with in a project.

Everything We Know About r.e.m. Beauty So Far

Like previous celebrity-turned-beauty entrepreneurs, from Lady Gaga to Halsey, Grande developed a series of products that work for her based on her personal makeup choices.This first drop (date unknown) will be all about eyes. beauty will conduct a series of drops, in alignment with most viral brands, but not something we see too often in the beauty world. So far, we know “Chapter One” will contain liquid eyeliners, liquid eyeshadows (both matte and glitter) and mascara. See on Instagram

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In the meantime, follow r.e.m. We know we’ll be anxiously refreshing every page for the first drop — Brb, praying that “Chapter Three” includes ponytail extensions…Photo courtesy of r.e.m. __loading__ ch.1 https://t.co/wq8RCGHKKz— r.e.m. This means we can expect heavily pigmented, high-quality products across eyes, lips and face. Today, Grande teased the first few images from “Chapter One” of r.e.m. Rumor has it that “Chapter Two” will be all about lips, with both creamy lipsticks and tingly glosses. Beauty on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter. Beauty It feels obvious that she would launch her own beauty brand, especially after influencing so many to replicate her look. We’re anxiously waiting to get our hands on r.e.m. Beauty, but in the meantime here’s everything we know so far:Related | How Ariana Grande’s Birth Chart Predicted Her Massive SuccessGrande revealed to Allure that r.e.m. The brand name comes from the dream state of slumber, but more obviously pulls from the track on her Sweetener album. Ariana Grande’s signature glam is instantly recognizable: Her staple high ponytail, winged liner and soft, archless brows. Beauty has been in the works for two years and she’s working with the reputable Forma Brands, the masterminds behind Morphe.

The 5 Best Viral Beauty Dupes Discovered on TikTok

NYX Sweet Cheeks TintAlthough Charlotte Tilbury’s Contour Wands have taken center stage, the Beauty Light Wands have received equal hype. And now TikTok makeup lovers have entered the chat. The shade is called Baby Doll and, although it doesn’t give the same highlighter-infused glow, it can definitely be replicated with a soft sweep of a shimmery powder highlight on top. ELF MintMelt Cooling PrimerAh, the controversial product that is primer. 🧐🤔💖 #viralmakeup #makeupreview

Photos via TikTok Its jelly-textured formula leaves the face feeling sticky (in a good way) once applied and adheres to makeup, unlike any primer I’ve seen before.ELF released a similar jelly primer, called MintMelt, that is designed to soothe the skin while giving that same gripping effect to your complexion products. The little applicator wand must be paired with a highlighter-infused shade of pink and creamy enough to blend out seamlessly.Although not an exact dupe, NYX came out with a similar shade to Pinkgasm in their Sweet Cheeks Tint. The professional makeup artist-turned-beauty entrepreneur has created formulas that work for so many people. 🤔🤯 #makeup #beauty #makeupdupe #TakisTransformation #SimlishSessions #CompleteMyLook

MILK Hydrogrip Primer vs. Thanks to a few savvy beauty lovers though, even the viral products have viral dupes. Related | Is the Viral Kylie Jenner Dior Blush Worth the Hype?While we love getting all the hottest recommendations from our TikTok beauty girlies like Mikayla Nogueira, our wallets definitely don’t. we’re looking at you) that Kylie Jenner swears by this blush. After months of being sold out and people clamoring to get the blue-toned rosy glow, Jenner and her makeup artist both revealed that they never even used that blush.Regardless, the Dior blush is stunning. Kylie Cosmetics Pressed Powder BlushFinally, the controversial Dior Backstage Rosy Glow Blush in 001. Of course, dupes for iconic makeup products have been around forever, but there’s something refreshing about finding near-identical alternatives for all the products TikTok has sold out.Here are some of our favorite viral dupes discovered on TikTok by the best of the beauty community:Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter vs. We all know TikTok as the machine behind some of the most talked about trends and products. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Instant Perfector 4-In-1 GlowCharlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter vs. The MILK Hydro Grip primer was one of the first primers I’ve seen go viral on TikTok and for good reason. At only $15, this velvety cream comes in seven shades (compared to Chanel’s two) and offers a remarkably similar sunny look.@amandafrisch

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Chanel bronzer dupe?! Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Instant Perfector 4-In-1 GlowCharlotte Tilbury has a strong presence on the app and it’s well-deserved. Any time you see a Kar-Jenner rocking a sun-kissed glow, chances are this bronzer was used by their glam team.Makeup TikTok was quick to discover a dupe to the $50 Chanel Bronzer with SOL’s Face & Body Bronzing Balm. This might take the award for the most viral makeup product of 2021. SOL Face & Body Bronzing BalmChanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream vs. Kylie Cosmetics Pressed Powder BlushDior Backstage Rosy Glow Blush vs. The Instant Age Rewind has a similar sheer and ultra-glow formula for a “filter effect” on the skin. Someone started a rumor on TikTok (Dior’s PR team… With the same blue undertones as the Dior blush, Winter Kissed is only $18.@roseandben

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What do you think?! This cream bronzer typically stays in the world of professional makeup artists ,but a few years ago we saw an influx of beauty YouTubers trying it out. NYX Sweet Cheeks TintCharlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand vs. Some people swear by it, some people hate it, some people don’t even know what it does. The best part, it’s near 4 times cheaper!@mikaylanogueira

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A DUPE for the Flawless Filter? @therealtarnanlamb

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Dior Backstage Rosy Glow Blush vs. Six shades of highlighter-blush hybrids give a soft pinch of color, with Pinkgasm and Peachgasm leaving the skin rosy and glowing. From chlorophyll drops to Scrub Daddy sponges, the app has given us countless reasons to blow all our savings.The beauty community, in particular, has followed suit in pointing out products and demonstrating new (or recycled) techniques for viral trends, from the fox-eye look to different blush placements. The Pinkgasm wand sold out almost instantly after Madison Beer revealed that it was her favorite way to get a natural blush.I’ll admit, this is a hard product to dupe. One of her most famed products that TikTok launched into virality is the Hollywood Flawless Filter: a creamy sheer pigmented glow serum designed to be worn with foundation atop or on its own for a natural dewy look.Maybelline released a dupe that absolutely blew our minds. The kicker? Ily @mikaylanogueira for the suggestion! It’s $40.Kylie Cosmetics has a blush, called Winter Kissed, that Jenner’s makeup artist Ariel Tejada swears by. #elfmintprimer #affordablemakeup #affordablebeautydupe #milkhydrogripprimer #primerreview

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream vs. ELF MintMelt Cooling PrimerMILK Hydrogrip Primer vs. ELF even included hyaluronic acid in the formula to make sure skin stays hydrated underneath all-day makeup!@ameliaolivia09

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Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand vs. It comes in two shades: the famous blue-toned pink and a soft coral shade for darker skin tones. SOL Face & Body Bronzing BalmIf you really know makeup, you know the Chanel Soleil Tan Bronzing Base is one of the most loved products from Chanel Beauty.

Naturally, Amanda Lepore’s Lips Are Patrick Church’s Muse

Campy and fun, the entire collection feels like a reminder that sometimes, vanity is the best thing we can have.”‘Amanda to me has always been the epitome of glamour,” Church tells PAPER. In one shot, Lepore takes her throne in a barely there monokini while Church acts as her seat. “Like so many people I have a deep respect and admiration for her. Loved for his hand-painted work, Church continues to explore the compelling intersection between pop culture and high art through Lepore’s likeness.Related | Patrick Church Cast Bodybuilders to Model His Spring CollectionThe collection features skin tight bodysuits, opera gloves, swimwear and more all in a kitschy, pop-art style that’s grown to be synonymous with Church. Photography: Chelsy Mitchell
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Makeup: Esteban Martinez Playing into Lepore’s sex-symbol iconography, the star’s massive red lips, perfectly coiffed platinum bun and dramatic makeup arrives in the form of fluorescent portraits printed on clothing.The pair stars in the capsule’s campaign with the fashion speaking for itself. She is everything I loved and more and it is truly an honor that I can celebrate her.”The full capsule collection is available exclusively on patrickchurchartist.com. Patrick Church loves Amanda Lepore, and so do we.The British graphic artist and fashion designer is teaming up with the club kid blueprint on a limited-edition capsule emblazoned with artwork of the model and singer. I have always wanted to collaborate on something with her and this opportunity was really a dream.

Models at Burberry Had Huge Elf Ears

But upon closer inspection, they’re actually in line with what Creative Director Riccardo Tisci has been inspired by for years: Bambi!The beloved baby Disney deer, which fans might recognize from his Givenchy sweatshirt days, recently posed with the designer on a magazine cover with Tisci wearing the aforementioned ears. His first Burberry show also included more deer prints and a shirt printed with the phrase “Why Did They Kill Bambi?”

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Isamaya Ffrench, the makeup artist and Burberry’s global beauty director, credited prosthetics artist Francesco Fabiani with creating the surreal ear effects. Fittingly, the collection was titled “Animal Instinct” and is an ode to Tisci’s mother Elmerinda who passed away in August.According to Vogue, he wanted the models to convey the “same emotional expression that animals convey through their ears” as a nod to each human’s animal instinct that expresses when we are feeling happiness, depression or sadness. At first glance, the models (creatures?) at Burberry’s Spring 2022 digital show exude big Dobby the House Elf energy thanks to their droopy, otherwordly ears. They also add to the sense of childlike wonder Tisci has brought to the house since his official debut.Photos courtesy of Burberry

Mrs. Doubtfire Is a Balenciaga Girl

I had some working on myself to do. It is, of course, one of those “pinch me” moments when you are sent crates-worth of iconic, historic archive pieces with an archive handler.You’ve undergone many dramatic transformations before. The documentary was so emotional and, as you said, cathartic. COVID-19 complicated working schedules as it has for everyone around the world. I live my life like a live movie and that’s not something I’m willing to compromise on.”If you could do one of your signature looks on Mrs. Did you have a favorite outfit or accessory from the photoshoot?Mrs. Silicone moves and looks more realistic. Below, PAPER caught up with Stone to discuss the creative process, the love affair between makeup and fashion, and Mrs. I live my life like a live movie and that’s not something I’m willing to compromise on.Photos courtesy of Alexis Stone Overall, what do you want viewers to take away from such an ambitious project?Filming and post-production on Mrs. Slowing down mentally, recharging after investing emotionally and physically in Mrs. The fat suit was amazing, making sure the distance between my chin and shoulders was reduced was something I knew I needed with this one as it was a head-to-toe transformation into Robin’s figure.”Warping the lines between what’s real and what’s fake is at the core of what I do. I felt I had to make sure I served justice from my end in paying homage to a film that never fails to make me smile.What’s next for you? Doubtfire, and we know which one I chose. The entire reason I had her in Balenciaga was actually because of Kim Kardashian. For ’90s kids, there were few icons as comical or campy as the old British nanny — and this memory ultimately forged Stone’s young love of costume and makeup to eventually blossom into the drag queen we know today. I was mesmerized by the makeup process even at a young age.My work over the years has always had a shock factor — Is it real? Doubtfire in the original screen-used costumes was always a possibility, but Balenciaga seemed fitting, modern and a must.Talk about your physical transformation into Mrs. Every detail has been studied for years, and luckily there are some amazing original references and making of films from the 1993 classic which certainly came in handy. Working with a visionary like Demna at Balenciaga is a beloved experience and being trusted to take his work and my aesthetic and combine the two worlds is magical. Anyone that knows me personally will note the obvious changes I’ve been going through as I am in a transitional period of my life and career. What was your reaction and who do you think would win in a fight, Miss Bacardi or Doubtfire? When you tick off lots of boxes on the list of life, it’s beyond rewarding and I’ve learned that not everything has to shock the world 24/7. To bring the makeup into 2021, we designed the pieces in silicone rather than foam latex which was originally used in the film. Mrs. Do you know what, I actually had a feeling it would make her giggle once she saw it. Related | Meet Our Gentle Monster GrandpaThe doc, directed by Stone and Liam Heely, looks deep inside Stone’s transformation, following the entire ideation and creation process of ordering facial prosthetics, beating her face to the gods and posing atop a Scottish mountain naked, wearing nothing but a pink robe, oversized Black sunglasses and Balenciaga’s armoured knight boots from Fall 2021. Any exciting plans coming up this year?Honestly? Instead, the viral artist was exposed to two transformations: terrifying monsters in action films and the late Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire since I was 16, it was always the childhood dream. Tough shout, would have to be a battle of who has the moistest WAP.What is your personal relationship with style and fashion as another outlet in comparison to makeup?Fashion, as well as makeup, is there for us to embody, transform and enhance. I wasn’t trying to convince the world that Robin was alive and a second movie had been made; I simply had to do this 27 years after it originally graced our screens at the age of 27 myself. Doubtfire, you’re giving luxury fashion girl. The iconic S&M look was also a moment despite being attacked by midges [small flying insects].I saw Cardi B retweeted a video of you as Mrs. Is it fake? Doubtfire and monsters in films. Doubtfire’s online beef with Cardi B.How did this collaborative project come to be? Doubtfire. Doubtfire would’ve definitely approved. Honestly, Mrs. — the kind of projects that make it into group chats, being picked apart and trying to understand. I had what can only be described as a mental breakdown seven months ago. When I say this film and project saved my life, I mean it. Doubtfire with the incredible team at Millennium FX who I’ve worked with over the years on a handful of projects. My focus was the transformation into not only Robin, but then Mrs. She rocked up a few years back to the Met in florals [by Givenchy] and the internet compared her to Mrs. Doubtfire for a night out, which one would you do?Oh fuck, that’s a good one. It was either that, which was going to cost me $50,000 or Mrs. Alexis Stone (real name: Elliot Joseph Rentz) never saw drag on-screen while growing up. Emotionally, how was the process of turning into a beloved childhood figure different for you? Going from attempting to end my life to having a reason to live has been an incredibly overwhelming period of my life that I’m not ashamed of admitting.As Mrs. Could you have ever imagined partnering with Balenciaga for the film?During the first lockdown here in England, Balenciaga had reached out in regards to working together on something else. Has to be Balenciaga, duh. That being said, I got myself a new face so I’m currently healing from that before I reveal that, which will most likely break the internet as always because people are fascinated with cosmetic work. From beginning to end, we spent about three months working on the film making sure it captured what happened as close to reality, but also adding a storyline and depth. Working from 5 AM until 1 AM in foam latex would also face its own obstacles as it’s an abnormal length of time to be in prosthetics having 10 odd costume changes. Doubtfire, so what a better time than Kim turning up to this year’s Met in Balenciaga and Mrs. My working relationship with Balenciaga will continue and I’m excited to fuck shit up as I do best. Before drag, my only exposure to transformations was Robin Williams as Mrs. I’ve spoken about wanting to be Mrs. Mrs. Doubtfire was the longest working period of my life to date. Doubtfire flipping the camera off. There are small gems throughout the film I made sure we included, from humorous fails, magical reintroductions and original screen used props such as the brooch. In celebration of the artist’s birthday and the 1993 classic film, Stone, Balenciaga and Millennium FX all came together to create and premiere 27, a new documentary chronicling Stone’s change from the beloved movie icon into a real fashion girl stepping on our necks with archival looks provided by Creative Director Demna Gvasalia himself. It was planned that I would be going to a private rehabilitation center in South Africa for two months to get better. Doubtfire in Balenciaga is iconic regardless of which look it is, but seeing such a historic character in the armoured boots, naked, on top of a Scottish mountain in an archive pink robe was pretty major. Doubtfire. Doubtfire left me really burnt out. Warping the lines between what’s real and what’s fake is at the core of what I do. Doubtfire also dressed in the power house’s clothes. I think turning up in anything floral to something like the Met Gala would be iconic. I had a couple of months off. The prosthetics and suit used on-set are totally insane.I could quote the entire film to you with my eyes shut. Doubtfire was put together during this frustrating period by myself and my team, and Demna kindly agreed to give me access to whatever was needed to bring my vision to life.

YouTube Star Mel Thompson Has Died

She was 35.On Monday, her husband shared the sad news in an Instagram post accompanied by a photo slideshow, featuring several selfies and snaps of Thompson with friends and family to “show the smiles she brought.””We lost a beautiful person,” he wrote. And she loved all you right back. I’ll continue to love her and miss her forever.”He then went on to reflect on how the beauty YouTuber — who had over 169,000 YouTube subscribers at the time of her death — was a “pillar” for their family, as she was always willing to nurture their kids and comfort him while “working tirelessly to put out content.””Everybody knows how talented she was as an artist and with her helpful knowledge, but those closest to her know how truly wonderful she was. She would have done anything to help anyone without a second thought,” her husband continued before adding, “I wish I had her back.”No cause of death has been announced, but you can read the entire post below. It’s great to see how loved she was. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mel (@mel.thomp) Photo via YouTube / Mel Thompson YouTube star Mel Thompson has died. “I’ve had to answer so many texts of people just checking in on her without even knowing of her passing.

This $7 Foundation Had the Worst Reviews Until TikTok Found It

An ultra-lightweight, everyday foundation that is made with aloe extract, coconut milk and of course hyaluronic acid that leaves the skin with a radiant, healthy glow. “It has taken me seven years to find a foundation that I like,” she said. Even our viral product queen @mikaylanogueira posted a video trying the foundation out. One of the products was the Clean Fresh Skin Milk Foundation. #makeup #beauty #ChimeHasYourBack @Brianna

“My skin looks so f*cking healthy,” she says. The CoverGirl Clean Fresh Skin Milk Foundation has a remarkably similar finish to the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and the Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint — of course, at a fraction of the cost.Prior to going viral on TikTok, this foundation didn’t receive the best reviews. With an app like TikTok predominantly occupying the Gen-Z space, one would think that every viral beauty product coming off the app is generated through highly calculated marketing for newer, trendy brands pandering to a younger consumer.Related | Why TikTok Is Obsessed With OLAPLEX This week, we saw an old classic move into the viral beauty space and reach Gen-Z makeup lovers without even trying.After CoverGirl went vegan in 2019, they reformulated all their products and dropped a bunch of new makeup that flew under the radar. “There was a point in time where I was spending like $90 on one bottle of foundation because I thought higher-end brands were going to be better but that’s just not true.”

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After Brianna’s video came out, hordes of beauty lovers around the world rushed to their drugstores to snag this foundation which has now sold out everywhere. The two main drawbacks being that people didn’t love the scent and those with oiler skin types felt that it was too dewy. so you better hurry!Photos via TikTok We definitely recommend this foundation if you have drier skin (especially as we approach Fall and Winter) and if you love that ultra-hydrated look.Thanks to TikTok, the Clean Fresh Skin Milk Foundation appears to be out of stock almost everywhere except Ulta… The lighter coverage formula allows for a smaller shade range (14), which can be used across many skin tones.TikToker @briannachickenfry made the first video that launched CoverGirl into the viral product Hall of Fame. @mikaylanogueira
Okay, worst foundation on the market?

The Dupont Twins Would Like to Reintroduce Themselves

“I just hope it’s very visible to people, and that it brings a lot of happiness for people to see two sisters transitioning together and supporting each other,” Jake says, with Josie adding, “Fulfilling a beautiful life and giving a narrative to trans people all over the world.” We’d say the Dupont twins are doing just that.Photography: Payton Carson “So having that inside of you and not knowing how the other twin feels, like are they going to be supportive or are they feeling the same way? It’s just so special. You’re probably going to correct people for the rest of your life. “You can’t ask about my genitals,” Jake says. I’m not shit talking, but it’s just so crazy. “It’s really exciting. By all accounts, the twins were achieving their goals — but not everything was as it seemed, as is so often the case in these glamorized fields.”We weren’t really happy. “For modeling, it’s going to be a big year for us,” Jake says. “I literally have completely blossomed.” Jake, sitting next to her sister, nods fervently. “People say that we help them sometimes to define themselves. “It was such an alignment with us,” Jake continues. These relationships have grounded the Dupont twins and helped — at least to some degree — alleviate additional stress that comes with being an out trans person in public or online. “So even though we’re twins, everyone has their own experience with transitioning.”Just be patient, both twins encourage, because “it’s a really great thing to experience,” Josie adds. “Especially with our specific situation — being twins — we’ve done everything together. We are synchronized; we go to the same appointments, we take our hormone shots on the same day. “Everyone’s trying to play the inclusive game now. Even just [a few months ago] when Vogue had their first trans girl on the cover,” Jake says, referring to US Vogue’s September issue, featuring trans model Ariel Nicholson, along with seven others, two of whom were mega-models Kaia Gerber and Bella Hadid. or the girls take care of it for us.” Yet, the twins are well aware that their privilege is one hardly afforded to most trans individuals, especially trans people of color. “There’s no denying that there are people in the comments section that troll you and tell you that you’re not real,” Jake says of social media. We’re so close,” she says. “We have a really great chosen family in New York, too,” Jake adds. Despite both taking the same hormones, Jake says she’s had a far less pleasant reaction to testosterone blockers. That’s something we didn’t have before.” The twins are finally comfortable enough with themselves that they are able to live for the first time separate from one another.”It’s a whole new chapter of our life,” Jake says. We are really close already, but this just strengthened our bond. Stuck together at home in Connecticut during the height of COVID lockdowns, Jake and Josie spent plenty of time self-reflecting. “It’s like a rebirth,” Josie adds. Even though we don’t live with each other anymore, we’re never away from each other.”Fortunately, getting to this stage has always come with a tremendous amount of support from their family, and coming out to them privately as trans was no different. “We just haven’t come out as trans because we felt like we didn’t really have to.” On Instagram the twins say their transition has been implicit, and even before that — when the two identified as nonbinary — they were always still feminine presenting.”It’s been a constant, I wouldn’t say battle, but kind of a mystery of what was really going on,” Josie says of that time. “You think you know what goes on, like you usually read the stories, and then when you hear it firsthand from somebody, then you see the emotion that they have, the fact they’re still so resilient to come and speak up and to tell their stories.”Because the online trans community has been so loyal and protective to the Dupont twins, they hope to be an inspiration for their trans followers, as well. “And now we both are in love and have partners. “We just never publicly came out or talked about it.” This is one of the details picked up on by their followers over the past year, and one that led some to begin questioning whether it was only Josie who was transitioning.”Obviously, it was a very public transition with us,” Josie says. “But it looks like it’s going to be a good year for the Dupont twins,” Jake says.What do Jake and Josie Dupont hope their transition will contribute to reflect a true, lived trans experience in 2021? “We started to love ourselves a lot more,” Josie continues. (Soon after this interview, the twins walked the runway for The Blonds at New York Fashion Week.) “We’ll also be traveling and doing a couple of jobs abroad, and that’s probably all we can say about it,” Josie continues, with both twins laughing secretively. According to the Human Rights Campaign, this year at least 37 transgender or gender nonconforming lives — most of them trans Black people — have been lost through violence in the US. This experience of finding their authentic selves, brought on by the pandemic’s isolation, was echoed by Elliot Page and Tommy Dorfman, both of whom reference that time of solitude as a crucial period allowing them to reflect on — and address — their own feelings of gender dysphoria. From the second the camera connects us, it’s immediately palpable that the Dupont twins are glowing. The identical twins, who’ve carved their place in the fashion and beauty industries as gender-nonconforming models, are beaming because today they’re publicly — and explicitly — coming out as transgender women.”We feel great. “But those comments get deleted very fast… “You’re in a constant state of educating people. And this, NBC News reports, puts 2021 on course to be the deadliest year for trans people on record. We feel like… “We get messages from people that either haven’t come out or they have come out and they’re struggling, or they’re telling us their story,” Jake says. “It was like being stuck in a year-long therapy session with each other,” Jake says, while Josie adds, “It was a ton of healing, I think, for everyone.” Before this moment, the twins say they had never openly talked to one another about being trans, with Jake describing the initial thought of being honest as terrifying. Something was off,” Josie admits, but now everything’s different. I think it’s time.'” Both twins start laughing. “We feel brand new.” Despite the Dupont twins’ considerable public platforms — at the time of writing, the duo has a combined Instagram following of nearly 42,000 across one shared account and a personal profile each — Jake and Josie have not directly disclosed their transition to any followers or the media, until now.”We socially transitioned over a year ago,” Jake explains, volunteering the fact that she isn’t changing her name. During a release meditation, both twins instinctively knew what they needed to do next. We’ve been around for so long, it should not have taken this long to have a trans girl on the cover.” Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio became the first trans model on the cover of any Vogue magazine when she appeared on the March 2017 issue of Vogue Paris with a cover line dedicated to transgender beauty.Josie echos Jake’s reaction, saying, “It’s about time, but it’s still really great that it’s happening. “You’re always correcting people. Before lockdown, the Dupont twins were well on their way to pursuing their dreams, appearing in acclaimed German photographer Ellen von Unwerth’s VON magazine, walking New York Fashion Week and working with one of their idols, Lady Gaga, when they were chosen to be featured in Haus Laboratories’ beauty campaign. “It’s so scary and difficult to see.” Josie adds, “But it makes us feel really empowered to fight back and to use our privilege and our platform to stand up and speak out for our community.” The twins recently attended a trans liberation rally where they watched and listened to trans women and men of color speak. I’m looking forward to it, it’s really fun to see your body change and to feel it change.” Beyond physical appearance though, the Dupont twins also highlight how their mental health has improved significantly along this journey. People just don’t know, but we’re not zoo animals, we’re people.” Jake has a simple piece of advice — one you’d expect to be logical in the year 2021: “Google it, girl.”Within their own industry, which isn’t as inclusive as it often likes to purport, the Dupont twins are waiting for more trans acceptance, visibility and opportunity. us, you know,” Jake says, smiling. What if she doesn’t get it?”Josie interjects, almost as if she’s comforting her sister: “I went up to her and I was like, ‘Girl… “Nobody knew our pronouns and we didn’t really know. “Or what my surgeries are or why I still have facial hair,” Josie adds. “We both feel 100% authentic and we’re both realizing who we are together. The eight cover stars were described as the ones that currently “make the moment.” She continues, “Why is it taking this long to do something like that? It’s really inspirational to hear their stories and see how far they’re going.”Even in their own personal lives, where they’re uplifted by friends and family, the all-encompassing changes can still be difficult. “I was having heart palpitations, crazy brain fog, things that [Josie] wasn’t having,” she explains. The HRC also emphasizes that many more deaths go unreported.”I feel like every time I’m on Instagram, I see another death or a hate crime,” Jake says. It’s ironic, even moving in with our partners, we accidentally moved a couple of blocks away from each other. We can really rely on each other and it’s made us really close.”The Dupont twins hope their joint transition — including being open about its nuances — will further trans visibility, especially for those who are having a more difficult time changing physically. They ask so many questions and even then, you can be like, ‘You can’t ask me that.’ You correct people in saying, you know, it’s inappropriate to talk to me like that or you can’t call me that.”The HRC reports that there are currently more than 150 anti-transgender bills under consideration in state legislatures across the US, which paints the alarming reality that so many Americans still buy into the country’s increasing transphobic rhetoric and willfully remain uneducated.Ultimately, this feeds the aggressions trans people face daily. “It’s a transition for everyone. We’re excited to continue our career in that major way — like we’re still here and it pushes us forward in every way, and it’s beneficial for everyone.”As for what they have coming up next, the duo says their lips are sealed. “It was really empowering,” Josie recalls. It’s not just us and that’s something you have to realize,” Josie explains, giving the example of people using the correct pronouns. We were just constantly uncomfortable.”The two describe their gender realization as divine timing. “We both just came to each other with our truth,” Josie says. “It’s so beautiful to see other people relate to us and that people say we help them.” Many of these people are young kids living with their parents. “And we’re just so blessed that we both feel the same way. Jake and Josie’s shared euphoria feels tangible through Zoom.

Introducing: XOXOEMIRA

What about my online presence? Vodka and Hampton Water (the best rosé ever). Should I change my name? For my hair, I wanted to switch it up and do something new, so I had my hair colored to a stunning bronde (blonde & brunette) balayage at Little Lion Salon in Brooklyn and then worked with @hairbycassadi to install the Rolls-Royce of hair extensions — Invisible Bead Extensions. Of course, I started preparing all my looks months in advance to look perfect for this pivotal moment.It started with a refresh of filler and botox from my friends at Velour Medical. Teeth are everything to me and I knew I’d be smiling all night long so I bopped over to DNTL to make sure my pearly whites were blinding! It had been a few months since my last appointment and I needed to look snatched. Although it felt like Ethan’s 25th birthday — it was Emira’s 1st.Check out more from my celebration, below! Don’t forget to subscribe to our Snapchat show and follow PAPER on TikTok where I post beauty content weekly.XOXO,EmiraPhotos via BFA/ Rupert Ramsay Andrew Warren, Emira D’Spain, Brooks MarksPaul Henkel, Sophia HerringMario Apollon Mowatt, Joe RubinoDavis Burleson, Audrey PetersJulia Moshy, Emira D’Spain, Monika ClarkeEmira D’Spain, Angel Merino, Kamram FardaneshOlivia Zosky, Adrianna Hinsey, Marcus Dowling, Vin RiportellaDustin Zuber, Brawleigh Graham, Tucker Hayes, Ezra WilliamAndrew Warren, Natalie Jackson, Renee WillettKeenan D’spain, Fouzia D’spain, Emira D’spain, Kendric D’Spain, Rodney D’spainPenthouse 45 in NYC hosted the lavish party, complete with an Ice Luge by Okamoto Studio that featured my new name, custom XOXOEMIRA happy meals with my favorite burgers from STK, and two free-flowing bars with Lobos Tequilla, King St. The incredible Ro Morgan styled my hair for the party and gave me this barbie-doll sleek and voluminous pin-tuck. 🤔was it worth it? The party was staffed by NYE Event Staffing and my closest friends and family all attended (including my parents who flew in from Texas).Staffing by NYE Event StaffingXOXOEmira Happy Meals from STK NYCCustom Ice Luge by Okamoto StudioSweet Treats from Milk Bar and Baked By MelissaTequila from Lobos TequilaBalloons from Balloon Project and Flowers from OhFleurPhotobooth from Lunar PhotoboothRosé from Hampton WaterSeltzers from Poppi and DittoSpecial thank you to Mac Cosmetics and BeautyBio for glam and skin-prep essentials that turned a stressed girl into a princess! XOXOETHAN is now officially XOXOEMIRA.There comes a time in every transgender person’s journey where their name becomes a question. These are all questions I (and many other trans creators) have pondered.For some, like Gigi Gorgeous, an online presence was part of the early stages of their transition as they graciously documented the harsh realities of being trans in America.For others, like Hunter Schafer, most of the world only knows their trans-identity as a small part of their being: person first, gender identity second.And for a lucky few like Elliot Page, once you have achieved a certain level of fame and respect, the internet (and a swift PR team) can wipe your deadname overnight.As the next phase in my personal transition, a name/handle change was inevitable and as the beauty director here at PAPER it has been tricky finding the perfect time to announce my new name and update my handles while creating content and being in the public eye.This past weekend I threw a literal BIRTH day for myself and my new name — debuting as Emira D’spain. There are few transgender women who have the platform I do (let alone trans women of color) and this birthday served as an opportunity to introduce myself but also to leverage my platform for the greater health and well-being of the LGBTQ+ community.As a part of my celebration, I will be donating a portion of gifts/money I received this year to the National Center for Transgender Equality. To quote the infamous Erika Jayne: “It’s expensive to be me!”With the help of my incredible friend Andrew Warren at Collxab, we threw a black-tie soiree on October 8 to celebrate my new name and rebirth. It’s the end of an era uglies… @papermagazine
Our beauty director @xoxoemira spent some serious $$$ on #hairextensions for her birthday…what do you think? Does my name really even matter? #fyp #beauty #hairtok

Of course, I also did my regular maintenance too: lash extensions, mani-pedi, brows etc. See on Instagram

It’s a blessing to be able to share my new name announcement in such a fun way and on a special date in my life with the people I love.