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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.

Whippd Cosmetics Is Launching Nude Glosses for Black Women

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Whippd Cosmetics Is Launching Nude Glosses for Black Women

Remember the terrible days when “nude” shoes were on-trend and Black women everywhere were forced to take part in something that was meant for white women? Welp, the nude lip trend has done quite a bit of not so great favors for women of color as well. Fortunately, the black-owned beauty shop Whippd Cosmetics is blessing Black women with nude glosses that work for all of our skin tones.

On June 27, Rachel Robins the entrepreneur behind the Whippd brand announced that she’d be launching a line of nude glosses for Black women.

“I created 6 nude lip glosses made with black women in mind and I just want them to go viral! Twitter do your thing,” Robins wrote in a tweet that featured a video displaying the line with meltaonin-rich shades.

Soon enough, Twitter did do its thing and her post wrangled in over 50,000 likes and 26,000 retweets. Speaking to Teen Vogue Robins says she was “extremely shocked but also humbled” by the support she received from Twitter. “So many people messaged me about how the collection made them feel seen. It warmed my heart and was the extra boost I needed to keep going.”

Whippd Cosmetics’ first launch, called the Coco Collection, will include six different nude shades.

The glosses are rich with pigments that cater to Black women who are so often overlooked by beauty brands that still use words like “nude” to cover only a portion of the beauty market. After all, what big brands call “nude” typically works for white women only.

Speaking about her own personal experiences, Robins says she wanted to create nude lip glosses that cater specifically for Black women.

“My experience of trying to find the perfect nude lip color to match me was always unsuccessful,” Robins explained. “The colors I would use would either be too light, too dark or have a blaring red undertone. I would often have to mix together my own shades and I knew other black women have encountered the same issue while shopping for the perfect nude lip.”

The gloss shades launched on July 1st and are available on WhippdCosmetics.com.

The Coco Collection promises to “compliment your complexion” with colors that as sweet-sounding as their names are. From latte, amaretto, butterscotch to brown sugar, ebony, and truffle these shades will sweeten your heart. While the entire collection costs $48, each gloss goes for $10.

If Whippd’s new gloss line isn’t exciting enough, you’ll likely fall in love with their line of body butters and scrubs which are infused with essential oils.

Sephora Announced It’s Finally Taking Mink False Eyelashes Off Of Its Shelves

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Sephora Announced It’s Finally Taking Mink False Eyelashes Off Of Its Shelves

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When it comes to buying products we all have a responsibility to know where our dollars go.

And while in the world of beauty it might seem a bit tricky to be conscientious of animal rights and our planet… it’s so essential. Fortunately, Sephora agrees and their latest announcement confirms it!

Recently, Sephora announced that it would no longer sell mink-based lashes online or in-store in an effort to combat animal cruelty.

Speaking to Allure this week, the big-box beauty store announced that they had started 2020 with efforts to phase mink lashes out of its stock. This week, after animal rights activist organization PETA launched a campaign demanding that the brand do so, the retailer confirmed that when it comes to false eyelashes they are going completely mink-free.

“Following a PETA campaign and emails from more than 280,000 concerned shoppers, Sephora has confirmed that it has banned mink-fur eyelashes and will purchase only synthetic or faux-fur lashes going forward,” PETA shared in a statement about the decision.

In a graphic video about the trading and selling of mink fur which is often used for coats and fake eyelashes, the organization urged Sephora to stop selling the beauty product.

*Warning this video is graphic*

The organization lambasted fur farms in its statement saying “As PETA pointed out in its letters to Sephora, mink fur typically comes from fur farms, where stressed minks frantically pace and circle endlessly inside cramped wire cages and many languish from infections or broken or malformed limbs. Some minks even self-mutilate as a result of the intensive confinement, chewing into their own limbs or tails. At the end of their miserable lives, they’re gassed or electrocuted or their necks are broken.”

Confirming their decision to take mink off of its shelves, Sephora wrote in a statement that they “have always been committed to upholding the highest standards of beauty, and we take our responsibility to communicate transparently and honestly with our clients about the products we carry seriously.”

The brand went on to say that they shared with PETA “earlier this year we had already decided to begin phasing mink products out of our assortment in 2020. We have only ever offered products our clients can trust and we stand by the people and partners who have made the Sephora experience what it is today.”