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Salvaje Makeup Fails That Will Make You Miss 2019

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.

Updated May 19, 2020 by editor.

This major bronze moment even Selena Gomez called a fail.

It was a 2018 moment but brought back to life in 2019 when Gomez’s absence from the met readdressed her rare makeup flub. In a post to her Instagram count. In a post to her account Gomez shared a video of herself running through a carpark in a custom Coach dress trailing behind her. She caption the video “Me when I saw my pictures from MET” followed by a shrug emoji which Gomez is pretty much an admission of fault…

This chica who admitted

“When you forget that pink stains i guess ill be wearing permanent eyeshadow for the next few days #makeupfail,” Twitter user @Almaariveraa wrote in a tweet from 2019 that was so accurate.

And the worst 2019 makeup curse of all.

@hanamkim / Twitter

“The aftermath after my child drops the new eye makeup palette by accident. #makeupfail #ouch #ohwell.” Hana Kim@hanamkim revealed in probably the biggest 2019 makeup fail of them all.

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Rihanna Hilariously Took A Jab At Trump While Taking Out The Trash On Inauguration Day— ‘I’m just here to help’

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Rihanna Hilariously Took A Jab At Trump While Taking Out The Trash On Inauguration Day— ‘I’m just here to help’

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Rihanna just proved that she’s capable of just about anything. Last week, the class act proved that she can class up even the trashiest of things. While on a walk to the curb with bags of trash the singer rocked diamonds and a pair of satin pink peep-toe heels and gloves in a pointed jab at former President Trump. 

She might be a star but Rihanna isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty when it comes to taking out the trash on behalf of President Joe Biden.

Last Wednesday, the singer and fashion designer celebrated Biden’s inauguration and Trump’s exit with a silly post on her Instagram page. Dressed in stilettos, the “Love On The Brain” singer carried two bags of garbage out to the curb with a caption that read “I’m just here to help #WeDidItJoe.”

The comment was a clear nod to Vice President Kamala Harris and President Biden’s historic win and their ultimate swearing-in last week.

Dressed in a vintage tee-shirt reading ‘End Racism By Any Means Necessary’ Rihanna threw some shade and the trash away. 

Continuing to throw shade in the caption, Rihanna added: ‘I’m just here to help.’ The singer has proven herself to be an ultimate fan of the Biden-Harris ticket. Last year when they won the election she tweeted about their win writing “The faces of history makers, boundary breakers, and WINNERS!!CONGRATULATIONS to you both, and mostly to the American people!! So much work to do, so much hurt to undo! Let’s GO! I’m so proud of you America!”

Fortunately, it looks like Rihanna is showing no signs of slowing down her celebrations this year.

On Sunday, the Savage x Fenty owner shared a video of herself dancing in a hotel room while sporting some of her own line’s lingerie.

After doing some twerks and showing off a Savage x Fenty dotted mesh skirt, and a set of matching gloves, RiRi gave fans a fun Valentine’s Day champagne toast.

“Cupid could NEVA!” she captioned her post. “#ValentinesDayCountdown.”

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Another International Brand Has Been Accused Of Copying Indigenous Mexican Designs

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Another International Brand Has Been Accused Of Copying Indigenous Mexican Designs

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Although it comes as no surprise, it’s still as frustrating as ever that an international fashion brand has ripped off traditional designs of Indigenous cultures. This time, it’s an Australian label that appears to have copied the designs of Mexico’s Mazatec community.

Although the company has already pulled the allegedly copied dress, the damage appears to have been done as many are rightfully outraged at their blatant plagiarism.

Australia’s Zimmermann brand has been accused of copying designs from Mexico’s Indigenous community.

Mazatec people from the Mexican state of Oaxaca have expressed their outrage over yet another attack on their traditions. They claim that an Australian company – Zimmermann – has copied a Mazatec huipil design to make its own tunic dress. The dress, which was part of the company’s 2021 Resort collection and retailed for USD $850, has since been pulled from the company’s website due to the criticism.

Zimmermann is an Australian fashion house that has stores across the U.S., England, France, and Italy. While the huipil is a loose-fitting tunic commonly worn by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous women across Mexico.

It’s hard to argue that the brand didn’t deliberately copy the Oaxacan design.

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When you look at the Zimmermann tunic dress alongside a traditional huipil, it’s hard not to see the resemblance. The cut of the Zimmermann dress, the birds and flowers embroidered on it and its colors all resemble a traditional Mazatec huipil. 

Changes made to the original design – the Zimmermann dress sits above the knees and unlike a huipil is not intended to be worn with pants or a skirt – are disrespectful of the Mazatac culture and world view.

The Oaxaca Institute of Crafts also condemned Zimmermann and called on the brand to clarify the origin of its design.

For their part, Zimmermann has pulled the dress and issued an apology.

Zimmermann subsequently issued a statement on social media, acknowledging that the tunic dress was inspired by huipiles from Oaxaca

“Zimmermann acknowledges that the paneled tunic dress from our current Swim collection was inspired by what we now understand to be a traditional garment from the Oaxaca region in Mexico,” it said.

“We apologize for the usage without appropriate credit to the cultural owners of this form of dress and for the offense this has caused. Although the error was unintentional, when it was brought to our attention today, the item was immediately withdrawn from all Zimmermann stores and our website. We have taken steps to ensure this does not happen again in future.”

However, it’s far from the first time that an international brand has profited off of Indigenous designs.

Unfortunately, international fashion companies ripping off traditional garments and designs – especially those of Indigenous cultures – is far too common. Several major companies have been accused of plagiarism within the last year.

In fact, the problem has become so widespread that Mexico created a government task force to help find and denounce similar plagiarism in the future. Among the other designers/brands that have been denounced for the practice are Isabel Marant, Carolina Herrera, Mango and Pippa Holt.

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