It's gonna get sappy up in here.
Sorry that the news is running late today, guys! I was providing moral support — and a hand to hold a smartphone — during a Facebook Live we did today in which MAC makeup artists came to do a couple of their amazing 2016 Halloween looks on Caitlin and Jamie. (I opted to sit out because of a scary mole issue — more on that Friday, unless you want a preview, in which case, check my Instagram story before Wednesday is through.) The makeup turned out AMAZING, and they gave us a lot of great tips on everything from wearing white makeup to brushes you should use for certain effects to keeping glitter out of your eyes.
On top of that, I've been slammed, and I was tempted to just wait until tomorrow to bring you this week's beauty news, but I can't leave you hanging like that!
Miss Iceland dropped out of a major beauty pageant when the organizers told her to drop some weight
Someone please tell me how to pronounce Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir because I want to be able to say the name of one of my new favorite people.
Jónsdóttir is Miss Iceland and a contestant in the Miss Grand International pageant — or least she was a contestant before she posted this letter on Instagram.
To summarize, the pageant organizers told her she had to lose weight for the finals if she wanted to be liked by the judges, and also that her shoulders are too big — which begs the question, amongst many other questions, how does one shrink their shoulders? She had previously told a newspaper in her homeland that they had even told her to skip breakfast, eat salad for lunch, and just drink water for the rest of the day.
"I decided to leave," she writes. "If anyone tells me that I'm too fat or whatever, they just don't deserve me."
Já, stúlka. (Google Translate tells me that's "Yes, girl" in Icelandic.)
"In my country my body shape is perfect. And that's what I'm gonna remember. No one will ever tell me anything else," she also wrote. "If you are gonna hold an international pageant you have to be able to see the international beauty."
I honestly can't think of anywhere in the world this woman would not be considered beautiful, and I'm glad she has the self-esteem and principles to think that, too.
Chloë Grace Moretz has more skincare products in her regimen than she has years on this Earth
When I was 19, my skincare routine included face wash, toner, and maybe an acne spot treatment. I don't even think I moisturized yet.
Nineteen-year-old Chloë Grace Moretz, on the other hand, is giving Korean skincare regimens a run for their money — she recently told InStyle she uses up to “30 different products every single day ranging from stem-cell cream to microdermabrasion.”
I can't even think of 30 separate steps! But I do think it will be interesting, knowing how dedicated she is to skincare at 19, to see how she looks at 30 years old, 50, etc. Perhaps she'll make a great case for super-detailed regimens starting at a young age.
In what universe is this Halloween makeup OK?
Remember when people got really upset over Urban Decay's swatches that resembled self-harm cuts? This... is definitely worse.
Yeah, that's a “Razor Blade Suicide Wound Latex Costume Make Up” set available for the low, low cost of $3.99 and your conscience on Walmart's website.
Although it's not actually sold by Walmart — it's sold by one of their many outside vendors, Totally Costumes through their website — the superstore has removed it from their online Halloween selection in response to a Change.org petition and social media outcry, and I personally was unable to find it on Totally Costumes' own website or Amazon store.
There is no reason for anyone to wear makeup made to resemble a suicide attempt other than in a movie, TV show or play in which the topic is treated with the seriousness it deserves. And trust me — professional makeup artists in the entertainment industry are not using a $4 Halloween set to do so.
So, that imaginary Harry Potter makeup palette? It's happening.
I have never read or watched anything associated with the Harry Potter franchise, so I report this with the utmost objectivity. THERE REALLY IS GOING TO BE A HARRY POTTER PALETTE!!!!11!!!!1
Sorry, I'm just excited for those of you whose wish just came true.
Storybook Cosmetics has started teasing their Hogwarts-inspired Witchcraft & Wizardry palette on Instagram, and you can expect to see it go on sale in about three months.
- Are you excited for the Witchcraft & Wizardry palette?
- What did your skincare routine look like at 19?
- Have you ever been in a beauty pageant?
- What's the most inappropriate Halloween costume you've heard about this year?