Anyone with siblings will definitely relate to this video.
Manuel “Manny Mua” Gutierrez is known for his amazing makeup looks, enthusiastic personality and fun special guests. This time, instead of a fellow queer social media influencer or a fellow makeup artist, Gutierrez enlisted his younger brother Nick to do his makeup. Now, Manny didn’t expect his brother to make a whole new look out of thin air so he recreated one of Manny’s previous looks. Sure, the makeup part of the channel is the most important part but the real magic in this video is the exchange between Manny and Nick.
While Manny was gushing over how proud he was of his brother for the work he was doing, Nick was quick to throw the right amount of shade. Nick kept Manny laughing through the whole video. The greatest moment of brotherly love and rivalry came when Nick was doing Manny’s eyes. First, the eyeliner was a struggle, which it is for all beginning makeup artists. Not only was Nick a little bit off, he was terrifying Manny with the way he was hovering the eyeliner pen near the eye. But the most brutal bit of commentary from Nick came with the eyelashes. These two are peak siblings during this video and it’s magical.
Manny: “Don’t forget. We have to put mascara on the bottom lashes too.”
Nick: “There’s like six. Do I even bother?”
Manny: “That hurt my feelings, honestly. A little bit.”
But, everyone can agree that Nick totally nailed the lip portion of the look. Even Manny was over-the-moon impressed. Tbh, the bloopers at the end of the video are the real gold of this video.
After 12 years of bold colors, vegan products, and cruelty-free beauty innovation, Kat Von D announced that she’s stepping down from her eponymous beauty line. The queen of vegan makeup sold her stakes in the company and the cosmetics line will be rebranding to reflect her departure from the makeup line.
Kat Von D announced that she has sold all of her remaining shares in Kat Von D Beauty to partner Kendo.
The makeup line’s existing parent company will now take ownership completely now that Von D has formally resigned from her role. In a company press release,the brand stated that while Von D pursues her artistic endeavors, she will no longer be involved with the brand “in any capacity.”
Kat Von D announced she’s parting ways with her eponymous beauty brand after 12 years to allow the brand to continue to grow.
The tattoo and makeup artist shared the news on Instagram, revealing that it wasn’t an easy decision. On top of being a new mom, launching a vegan shoe line, and preparing to release an album and tour in the spring, Von D admits she is no longer able to dedicate enough attention to the cosmetics brand.
“This past year has been one of great change for me. 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,” she wrote in the post’s caption. “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.”
Kat Von D dedicated more than 2 years to her vegan shoe line.
Von D worked to create her own shoe collection, making careful decisions about everything from a price point ranging from $90 to $350 to where, exactly, the pieces would be made.
“I became vegan in 2013 and, to be honest, I thought it was just a dietary thing,” she told InStyle “Then I was looking at my shoe collection and everything was either made out of leather or snakeskin, or the adhesive used was derived from horses.”
The silver lining for fans of Kat Von D’s cult-favorite products is that they’re not going anywhere.
Kat Von D Beauty’s iconic products like the cult-favorite Ink Liner and Lock-It Foundation aren’t going anywhere. Under Kendo’s complete ownership, the brand’s current product lineup will still be available, and there will be future launches. All products will still be 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free.
She continued “…With that said, I’ve decided to sell my shares of the brand, turning it over to Kendo, my partners for the past 11 years. This was not an easy decision, but after careful consideration, I decided I wanted the makeup line to continue to thrive and grow, and I believe Kendo is primed to do just that.”
As of Jan 16. Kat Von D Beauty is slowly rebranding as KVD Beauty. The announcement of the new name was made on the brand’s Instagram.
“Today, our founder Kat Von D has parted ways with us, as she leaves to pursue other artistic endeavors (vegan shoe line and music). We wish her the best of luck and thank her for 12 years of partnership,” reads the post’s caption. “We are NOW renamed and re-branded KVD Vegan Beauty – and fully owned and operated by Kendo. The same team that created our iconic and beloved products for the past 12 years (and built the empire with Kat) is ready to make history again. We still value self-expression, compassion, and empowerment.”
Von D launched her vegan cosmetic brand in 2008 with four red lipsticks.
Now, there are over 250 products in the collection, which are sold globally in 36 countries at Katvondbeauty.com, Sephora.com, and Sephora stores. Products like the Ink Liner and Everlasting Liquid Lipstick are both fan and industry favorites.
With Von D out, KVD Vegan Beauty will continue to offer its existing product range, and will now release new innovations under Kendo.
“We are fully positioned to continue the brand’s growth and development in both product and marketing,” David Suliteanu, Kendo CEO says. “We have developed a very strong product pipeline for 2020 and beyond. The same Kendo team that made history with KVD Vegan Beauty is ready to do it again.”
Von D added that during her tenure, she felt she was able to create a line that made outsiders feel like they had a “place in the beauty world.” She also expressed confidence in Kendo for carrying the KVD legacy.
Every makeup lover knows that achieving the perfect look is not as easy as it, well, looks. Mastering the art of makeup requires a lot of trial and error, and the internet is absolutely overflowing with evidence of the latter. For every fierce makeup success, there are a thousand makeup fails, and while 2019 has served some of the hottest, most sophisticated lewks yet, there was no shortage of highly questionable cosmetic decisions (Perhaps most questionable of all? Posting the evidence online).
Take this beautifully shaded eye with a not-so-shaded brow:
Over the past few years, eyebrows have definitely stepped into the spotlight as one of the most versatile and important elements of any look—but this brow is almost like a ghost, a mere shadow of the eyebrow it could be. It just doesn’t look quite finished, which totally throws everything off.
Or this incredibly unfortunate glitter mishap:
Perhaps somewhat distastefully, it’s been said that glitter is “the herpes of the craft world,” due to its reputation for never going away. Imagine spilling an abundance of the stuff in your eyeball—you’d be seeing sparkles in your periphery for the rest of your life. Another reason to always practice safe cosmetics and use the biodegradable kind.
Or this look, which went a little heavy on the lashes:
There is nothing wrong with a glossy, dewy shine and some sparkles, and this look is actually pretty stunning—but the lashes seem to be a bit bushier than one might wish. It’s undeniable that this girl went a bit heavy on the lashes, but we hope that she didn’t go too heavy to open her eyes . . .
Consider the neon glow of this strikingly orange contour:
Contour can definitely work wonders, but it does require a bit of blending (and, of course, a matching skin tone—so unless you are a pumpkin—or a certain, um, president—this may not be the shade for you).
Or this unsuccessfully exaggerated lip line:
It can be SO TOUGH to draw an even lip. Still, someone should have told this person that they colored outside the lines . . . more than once. Unfortunately, making your lips look plumper requires more than just adding color to the space around them. If only it were so simple.
Or this actual advertisement for makeup classes:
Judging by the unblended eyeshadow, the hastily painted lip, and the general color scheme of the photo, you might want to think twice before signing up for this class.
Or this super unfortunate nail job that you hope this person did not pay for:
Al final, we’re all human, we all make mistakes—even the most artistic nail technicians can mess up. But if you go in for a service expecting some beautiful, shiny, hot new nails and you come out with this? Never again. Te lo juro, never again.
Or this cringey nail job that you know someone *definitely* did pay for:
The thing is, you know that this manicure is exactly what this customer wanted . . . and that may be the gravest fail of all.
Or esta pobrecita, who accidentally flooded her eyes with liquid eyeliner:
This is definitely one of the least funny fails—how scary would it be to have eyeliner fill your eye and obscure your vision, especially if you are totally new to makeup?
Consider this incredibly clumpy, flaky mascara look:
After years of telling us how unseemly it is, big cosmetic companies have been trying to convince us that the clumpy eyelash look is now in style . . . but henny, we’re not fooled. This look is simply not happening, and it is never going to happen.
And 2019 wasn’t just full of poorly executed lewks—it was also a year of many makeup mishaps, like this pup who got a little too eager to try that hot new shade of lipstick:
Sometimes dogs just want to feel pretty, too, okay?
Or this baby, who never quite learned how to apply fake lashes:
It’s okay—this kid is young. There’s plenty of time to refine their cosmetic skills.
Or this baby, who mistook lip gloss for a shimmery pink eyeshadow:
Can you blame her? How can you expect this chiquitina to know the difference between different kinds of makeup before she even knows how to read?
Or this baby, who makes more than enough money to hire an adequate makeup artist (and should probably do so, considering how much he is in the public eye):
Really, if you’re devoting yourself to that bright orange shade—something that the whole world has come to identify you by—you’ve got to really commit. And although blending probably wouldn’t help too much, tbh, it would at least even out what is obviously a terrible, terrible makeup job.
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