Kylie Jenner is mired in a donation scandal, Orlando Bloom’s bizarre wellness routine, and other beauty news

Kylie Jenner is mired in a donation scandal, Orlando Bloom’s bizarre wellness routine, and other beauty news

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Text: Emily Heng

Image: Instagram | @kyliejenner

1. Kylie Jenner is slammed for asking fans to donate to a makeup artist's GoFundMe page.

The MUA in question is Samuel Rauda, who is recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident. Jenner took to Instagram Story after she first heard the news, encouraging fans to make monetary pledges — which, naturally, caused an uproar, with the beauty community expressing disbelief over the youngest "self-made billionaire" asking her followers to pay for her makeup artist's hospital bills. People were no less pleased when Jenner revealed she had donated USD$5,000, a rather small amount in light of the USD$120,000 goal.

Jenner was quick to respond to the backlash via Instagram. "I feel it's important for me to clear up this false narrative that I've asked fans for money and am not paying for my makeup artist's medical bills," she wrote. "Sam isn't my makeup artist and unfortunately we don't have a personal relationship anymore but I have worked with him a few years ago and think he's the sweetest." She then went on to clarify that her actions were conducted with the best of intentions, and "from the heart."


2. Orlando Bloom discloses his bizarre wellness routine.

The actor's interview with The Sunday Times certainly raised some eyebrows. Beyond 20 minutes of Buddhist chanting and checking up on his daughter, Bloom has also revealed that he consumes "some green powders" mixed with brain octane oil, collagen powder (for his hair and nails), and some protein. A motley — and, uh, slightly questionable — mix, indeed. Nutritionists have expressed their doubts, and are recommending folks abstain from incorporating this fusion of "healthful" oils and powders into their diets until more studies are conducted.


3. Fenty Beauty is all set to drop a game-changing new product.

Enter: Eaze Drop, a skin tint that provides light-to-medium coverage as well as a blurred, filtered finish. Much like its predecessors from the complexion range, the Eaze Drop harbours superior long-wear capabilities; allows for easy blending; and a light-as-air formula to ensure your mien doesn't feel like it is sporting a layer of concrete. Available in 25 hues, it is slated to hit shelves come 1 April. Brace those credit cards, in the meantime.


4. Maybelline names Storm Reid as their latest face.

Or, well, their newest global spokesmodel, that is. The Euphoria actress was an unconventional choice, seeing how the brand has consistently hired models to fill the role. Amy Zhang, the Senior Vice President of U.S. Marketing at Maybelline revealed to WWD that this was done so as to align the company "with a spokesperson that really resonated with the Generation-Z consumer." Beyond being featured in their campaigns, Reid will also be a part of Maybelline's Brave Together initiative, which intends to help out those suffering from anxiety and depression.


5. Colourpop has launched a Lizzie McGuire-themed collection.

For those still in despair over the cancelled Lizzie McGuire reboot, consolation has arrived in a limited edition makeup collection by Colourpop. It comprises an eyeshadow palette; lip scrub; plumping glosses; glitter gel eyeliners; and blush — all of which features McGuire's cartoon persona front-and-centre. Snap 'em up, stat, before it reaches sell-out status.


6. Oribe expands upon their fan-favourite Gold Lust collection.

With two new additions, we might add. Welcome the Invisible Defense Universal Protection Spray and the Gold Lust All Over Oil. The former is touted as a weightless mist that protects hair from sky-high temperatures all while infusing them with much-needed moisture. The latter, on the other hand, is a major hydrating powerhouse that can be used on the face and body, too. In short: two impressive new offerings within the haircare sphere. We're not complaining. And speaking of new additions...


7. Caudalie drops three new products from their Vinoclean range.

Yup, it seems 2021 brings with it more cleansing options than ever depending on your preference. This March, Caudalie welcomes the Micellar Cleansing Water, Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil, and the Instant Foaming Cleanser. Not only will it keep your mien squeaky clean, it is also encased within vessels made of 100% recycled plastic — to ensure you're doing the best for your skin and the earth. How thoughtful.