Lady Gaga hints at expanding into skincare, Pete Davidson is removing his tattoos, and other beauty news
1. Lady Gaga teases a possible skincare line.
It's a natural transition as any, seeing how she has already conquered the makeup market. Speculations first began when Gaga took to Instagram to gush about her current skincare routine, where she proclaimed that the "first step to good makeup is #skincare." Interesting — she then proceeded to the technical side of things, where she asserts her belief that complexion concerns arise when one's skin barrier is disrupted. The most telling part of her caption? "So... I use products I develop... exclusively for me." We don't know about you guys, but we sure feel that those ellipses aren't hinting at something. #Gagaskincare2021, maybe? And in that vein...
2. Morphe 2 is doing skincare.
You might recognise the label as the brainchild of TikTok legends, Charli and Dixie D'Amelio. While their focus initially lay with easy-to-use makeup, it seems they have now pivoted into the skincare game with five staples. It includes the Bubbly Fresh Gel-to-Foam Cleanser; Total Softie Gel Moisturiser; Li'l Pick Me Up 3-in-1 Face Mist; Restart Detox Face Mask; and Lippie Lullaby Lip Mask. A pretty comprehensive line-up for a debut, we have to say. Give 'em a go when they hit shelves online come 5 January.
3. Pete Davidson is in the process of getting all his tattoos removed.
This was confirmed by SNL actor and Davidson's co-star, Mike McGranaghan, who revealed the tidbit while promoting his movie The King of Staten Island. "He said it takes 3-4 hours in the makeup chair to cover them," McGranaghan said. "So, he figured 'it would be easier to get them burned off." Eep. Laser removal is no walk in the park — we wish him the best of luck.
4. Lil Nas X debuts a new hair look for the holiday season
The Old Town Road singer took a leaf from Kim K's book with fire-red locks in 2020; a new look that was complemented with an all-red sartorial ensemble comprising a leather jacket and turtleneck. Fellow celebs quickly flocked to his Instagram comments section to express their support, with Christian Cowan declaring it "sick."
5. Britney Spears finally shed her signature long, blonde locks.
Yeah, we can't believe it either. Spears has assured fans that the blonde is staying (for now) despite her new 'do: a layered, shoulder-length shag. "You know what they say," she wrote, "out with the old, in with the new!! Now let us pray." This was followed by a string of emojis pretty impossible to decipher, though the overall mood of it seems positive. Good on ya, Brit.
6. Celebrity makeup artist, Sir John, has partnered up with Barbie Style to release six dazzling makeup looks for the doll.
The campaign features dolls in a diverse range of skin tones and facial features — all of which are rocking killer makeup in the vein of neon eyeshadow and dramatic lashes. Sir John then took to Instagram to share his thoughts. "Barbie is the ultimate muse," he stated. "Her evolution and range of representation is so inspiring to me. With this editorial, we're able to showcase a multi-dimensional view of beauty and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. My hope for this project is to inspire new and exciting beauty trends through the lens of Barbie."
7. Sojin Oh brings her creative sensibilities to a collab with luxury label, A Better Feeling.
The manicurist's abstract, three-dimensional designs have been translated into a set of holographic nails that perfectly complement A Better Feeling's latest sculpted candle. Founder, Xander Ghost, explains that this was done as it allows the brand to "embody the scent visually." Unfortunately, the talons aren't up for purchase, though the candle certainly is. Add it to cart once it is available January 2021.
8. Lil Yachty will launching his own nail polish brand.
Named Crete, the brand was developed in support of American high-schooler, Trevor Wilkinson, who was suspended for having his nails painted. Yachty decreed this treatment a "barrier" of self-expression, and affirmed that Wilkinson's actions weren't harming or bringing anyone down. No word yet as to the shade range or finish, but we'll be keeping an ear to the ground in the meantime.