Black Lipstick, Red Hair, Pizza, and Selfies: This Week's Beauty News Has All My Favorite Things

Christina Aguilera's new hair color actually had the power to cheer me up today.
Publish date:
June 8, 2016
red hair, highlighter, selfies, black lipstick, kylie jenner, Christina Aguilera, pizza

While I was in the middle of working on this week's beauty news roundup, it started pouring rain and then my Internet peaced out. I ended up in Starbucks, very wet and cranky, to finish my work. That's probably why I refused to include the latest contouring headline β€” I am just not in the mood for another one of those. (Although if you must know, some dude contoured with a hammer and apparently it's a very "millenial" thing to do, according to PopSugar. OK then!)

Luckily, the rest of the beauty news was right up my alley β€” or at least not quite as annoying β€” and I feel much more cheerful now. Part of that may be due to the croissant and coffee that made me feel better about making Starbucks my office for the day, though.

Now it's time for the rest of you to take a break from whatever's annoying you at work today and enjoy the following news.

This DIY pressed highlighter is making me hungry

I consider myself to be a fairly creative person, but I can't say beauty vlogger Gina Kay's solution for a broken pressed highlighter would ever have occurred to me. Kay managed to give her highlighter new life by combining the highlighter with rubbing alcohol and loose eyeshadows to create... a pepperoni pizza.

It's pretty cute, right? I'd be down with an entire line of food-themed beauty products, for sure. If you're interested in knowing exactly how Kay did it, you can check Refinery29 in the hopes that they'll be able to post an update with the details (they've reached out to her for elucidation).

Kylie just announced an amazing new lip kit shade

Never let it be said that the Kardashian/Jenner clan is afraid of bold makeup. According to Kylie, everyone wanted a black shade of lipstick next, so that's what we're going to get. Dead of Knight, set to release this Friday, is a matte black shade that looks to be impressively opaque.

If you're hoping to grab this new lip kit shade for yourself this Friday, I wish you luck considering they tend to sell out within seconds. (And hey, good news: we've written about a bunch of other black lipsticks that might be a decent alternative if you can't get your hands on Dead of Knight.)

Christina Aguilera has red hair now and it's fantastic

Christina Aguilera has been known for her signature platinum blonde hair for β€” well, basically forever. So it was a shock to see her debut her new red hair at Hillary Clinton's "I'm With Her" fundraising concert.


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Buzzfeed compared her to Jessica Rabbit and you know what? That's spot-on. I personally hope she keeps this color!

A Texas town's selfie statue has some people getting their knickers in a twist

People need to face the music: selfies are here to stay, and that's not a bad thing! But Sugar Land City, Texas, recently put up a statue of two young women taking a selfie in the town square and not everyone is happy about it.

In case you can't read the stickers in the photo above, they say things like "shallow," "naive," "trashy," and "rude."

Personally, if I'm ever in Sugar Land City I'm 100% going to ignore the rude haters on Twitter and go take a selfie with the statue. (It certainly won't be the first time I've done either of those things.)

  • What do you think about the selfie statue and people's reactions to it?
  • Will you buy (or attempt to buy) Kylie's new lip kit shade?
  • Food-themed makeup: yay or nay?