Jeffree Star feuds with a member of the Kardashian clan, Charlotte Tilbury drops new skincare, and other beauty news
1. Jeffree Star responds to accusations from Mason Disick about being 'spoiled AF'.
10-year-old Disick — yes, that's Kourtney Kardashian's son — is pulling no punches during self-quarantine. The social media maven first created an Instagram account last weekend, where he promptly conducted an IG live and spilled the tea on the nature of Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott's relationship. His mother later took down his account, but that didn't stop him from going on TikTok live next. He then revealed in an interview with popular personality, Addison Rae, that Jeffree Star was "spoiled AF." Naturally, Star is not one to let it slide. In a now deleted tweet, he said, "I had $500 in my bank account six years ago ... Maybe he's confused with his own privilege versus mine being self-made, hopefully his father can educate him soon!" Oof, the savagery of it all.
2. James Charles reveals the contestants for his upcoming beauty reality show.
Aptly named 'Instant Influencer', the YouTube reality series features six up-and-coming makeup artists vying it out for the title of biggest beauty guru. Charles handpicked each contestant, ensuring that each has a "huge range in (their) following counts" as the ranking of how everybody performs is not determined by their number of followers in any way, shape, or form.
3. Charlotte Tilbury launches a serum version of the fan-favourite Magic Cream.
Meet the Magic Serum Crystal Elixir, the brand's latest skincare venture that is "clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by 34% and visibly firm the appearance of the skin by 49% in eight weeks." Essentially, that is smooth, hydrated, and youthful-looking skin after sustained use. We're readying our credit cards as we speak.
4. Dove and Vaseline donates US$2M worth of supplies for healthcare workers.
The funds are going to humanitarian aid organization, Direct Relief, to provide healthcare workers with personal protective equipment, ventilators, and medicine. Soap and hand sanitiser will also be distributed to hospitals and healthcare centers all over the U.S. alongside 200,000 masks to local hospitals in New Jersey where the brand is based.
5. Hero Cosmetics issues acne kits to frontline responders.
This is done in an effort to assist medical professionals suffering from breakouts, acne, and flaking skin thanks to long-term mask use. The label is offering up two products — the cult-favourite, acne-fighting Mighty Patch and the latest Rescue Balm. Healthcare workers simply have to fill out a short questionnaire on their site to receive the goods.
6. Bruce Willis gives his daughter, Tallulah Willis, a buzzcut.
Is there anything the Die Hard star can't do? We think not. The youngest member of the Willis clan got her head buzzed by her dad this week as seen in a 10-second Instagram snippet where Bruce deftly wields some clippers. Now, that's what we call a man of many talents.
7. TikTok stars, Shanae and Renae Nel, launch their own beauty line.
Yup, this comedic duo is adding makeup mogul to their brimming résumés, where they will be spreading their love for gloss with lip gloss range, Gloss Twins. Available for pre-order now, it comprises three hues so far: Angel Glaze, Faith, and Patience is Golden.
8. New York's Makeup Museum launches a virtual, intergenerational beauty campaign.
While the museum was set to launch in New York come 1 May, the opening has been delayed in light of the COVID-19 situation. Instead, beauty buffs can take part in an interactive online exhibit, Generations of Beauty, which aims to "encourage people to connect with loved ones around makeup history," where younger folk engage with their elders over their favourite beauty memories. To participate, simply submit an intergenerational beauty interview and send a video or photo with a description of the conversation to email@example.com.
9. Sensitive skincare line, Derma Lab, arrives on Singapore's shores.
Hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested, and specially formulated for sensitive Asian skin, the newly launched label is co-developed with dermatologists and a 200-strong scientific research team that promises efficacious yet safe offerings for even the most finicky of complexions. Scoop it up on watsons.com.sg or at outlets island-wide.