Jeffree Star called out for launching a USD50 highlighter, Formula 1 does fragrances, and other beauty news

Jeffree Star called out for launching a USD50 highlighter, Formula 1 does fragrances, and other beauty news

Beauty Bits

Text: Emily Heng

Image: Instagram | @jeffreestar

1. Jeffree Star is being called out for releasing a USD50 highlighter.

The beauty mogul came under fire recently upon the release of Jeffree Star Cosmetics Extreme Frost, aka "the world's most blinding highlighter". Fans were stunned at the USD50 price tag, calling it a "ripoff" and "excessive". Star then took to Twitter to respond, claiming it for "bougie makeup lovers who love luxury cosmetics and expensive sh*t". He also pointed out that its high price point is due to its highly-pigmented formulation and extravagant packaging — where each highlighter is sold in a decadent, vegan, and cruelty-free box.

2. Formula 1 will be dropping race-car inspired perfumes priced at $10,000 each.

The three fragrances within the range are titled "Agile Embrace", "Fluid Symmetry", and "Compact Suspension" — all of which are housed in sculptural bottles inspired by the inner workings of racecars. Not much else has been said about the actual scents of the perfumes, though we do know it will be available beginning March 2020. That's plenty of time to start saving up some coin, we suppose?

3. Gabriel Union was reportedly cut from America's Got Talent for having hair that was "too black."

The actress and activist was supposedly fired after speaking up about toxic culture and racist incidents on set. It seems she and fellow judge, Julianne Hough, were given excessive notes on their physical appearance, where Union was repeatedly told her hair was "too black" for the show. The studio maintains that both judges weren't fired as "the judging and host line-up has been regularly refreshed over the years." They did, however, promise to "take any issues on set seriously" and will investigate further. Speaking of hair in Hollywood, for that matter...

4. Justin Bieber dyes his hair pink.

It seems the singer has taken a leaf from his wife's books recently. He was spotted sporting a cotton-candy pink mane on the streets of L.A., which, naturally, sparked speculation of a potential Christmas or R&B album. Fingers crossed, folks.

5. Miley Cyrus gets an edgy new haircut from her mother.

Cyrus debuted her new look on Instagram Story, which was then followed by a video of her mother trimming her locks to unveil a choppy blonde bob. Reactions have been mixed, to say the least, though fans are praying she'll dye it lavender and film a Black Mirror-style, Ashley O movie.

6. Sally Hansen releases a line of vegan, 16-free nail polishes.

Meet Good.Kind.Pure, a collection of plant-based, 100-percent vegan nail polishes that are free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and various other toxins typically found in other polish offerings. Available in 30 high-performance hues, they are available online now — and hopefully on our shores sometime soon.

7. Huda Beauty opens their first pop-up store in London.

Located in the East Piazza at Covent Garden, the store will be open to 26 December and promises an "interactive shopping experience" unlike any other. Fans will be able to pick up classic Huda Beauty favourites as well as limited edition accessories — think slippers, coin pouches, and the like — on-site. It should be noted, however, that you'll be required to book an appointment online to enter due to the super high volume of guests predicted.

8. Dermalogica launches a groundbreaking new serum.

The brand's latest addition — the Phyto-Nature Firming Serum — works by reawakening and safeguarding the nature of younger-looking skin, thus doubling skin luminosity and decreasing the appearance of fine lines in just one application. Colour us intrigued. Scoop it up all Dermalogica Skin Centers beginning 10 January 2020.