Two Celebrities Launched Makeup Lines This Week, and Hopefully Neither Will Give You a Mouth Rash

Plus: where not to do your hair, and terrible beauty advice from a male model.
Publish date:
January 13, 2016
models, new york color, organic, vegan, lip balm, eos, rashes, Demi Lovato, gwyneth paltrow, Juice Beauty

Have you ever had a bad reaction to a beauty product? It's not all that uncommon, especially if you have sensitive skin or allergies.

I'm currently making the switch to all hypoallergenic face products in an attempt to calm down recurring fits of eye rage (more on that soon). Most of the products I was previously using don't give other people problems, from what I've heard, so the issues most likely stem from how my body chemistry reacts with those formulas, as opposed to there being something intrinsically wrong with the formulas themselves.

But when enough people have a bad reaction to a product that a class-action suit is launched, you have to wonder if there's something wrong with the way it's manufactured. Such is the case in today's first news blurb.

EOS is being sued because their lip balm allegedly causes grody rashes

Evolution of Smooth — that's what EOS stands for if you didn't know — makes what is arguably the cutest lip balm in the world, what with its roundness and whatnot. A new class-action lawsuit, however, contends that what it does to lips is anything but cute.

Plaintiff Rachael Cronin of California is suing on behalf of herself and thousands of other people who claim the formula caused cracking, bleeding, blistering and rashes. After Cronin posted a Facebook photo to show her adverse reaction, she received tons of responses from other people who'd had a similar experience.

The court documents state:

While boasting celebrity endorsements and magazine advertisements, and while making lofty representations regarding the health and curative effects of their lip balm products, EOS provides no warnings on its product, packaging, labeling, or anywhere on the website regarding health problems. These are caused by the mix and use of ingredients used in its products, and the lack of instruction regarding the appropriate amount of use of the product. In reality, EOS lip balm has caused a massive health crisis among purchasers for which EOS has been on notice of for a substantial period of time. EOS has caused consumers lips to crack, bleed, itch, burn, flake, and generate severe boiling and blistering on and around the lips.

As of this post being published, EOS has not publicly responded.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Lovato launched major makeup collaborations this week

Did you know that Gwyneth Paltrow is the Creative Director of Juice Beauty's makeup division? True fact! What does that mean? Well: "Under Gwyneth Paltrow’s creative leadership, Juice Beauty’s scientists have developed this new collection of high performance makeup made with certified organic ingredients."

And that collection, which just launched this week, features something called Phyto-Pigments, which are "age-defying serum and cold-pressed oils to deliver vibrant color." All of the vegan, botanical products are free of gluten, silicones, talc, acrylates, parabens, glycols, PEGs, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances, and they're full of shade names like Blythe, Apple, and Drew because they're named after Gwyneth's friends and family, of course.

If you're more of a Demi than a Gwyneth (or you're simply looking for a less expensive option than Juice Beauty's $20 - $48 price range), you'll be glad to know that Demi Lovato's line with NYC New York Color, Lovatics, has also launched this week.

"The collection includes an eye shadow palette, a lip-and-cheek stain in three different shades, volumizing mascara, and an eyebrow pencil in two colors," Cosmo reports. "The best part? It's all $1.99 to $4.99."

Is that a hair in your waffle or are you just happy to see that these two people got fired?

You know how people who work in kitchens wear hair nets to prevent hair from getting into customers' food? You know an even more efficient way to get hair into food than not wearing a hair net? DOING YOUR HAIR IN ONE OF THE POTS.

As seen in the video below, a Waffle House employee was caught on camera dipping her hair into one of the pots used to prepare customers' food. She then dried it with a towel, with the help of a coworker. Why the hell this was happening is unclear.

ABC News reports the two employees have since been fired for failing to notice that they weren't in their own bathroom at home I MEAN COME ON.

Beauty advice from a successful model: use soap and eat chips.

Male models are no less freakishly beautiful than female models, so it only makes sense that someone asks them, for once, about their day-to-day beauty routine. And that's exactly what the Associated Press did when they got a minute with French model Felix Gesnouin, who has an amazing Instagram, backstage at a recent fashion show.

His answer, however, wasn't terribly helpful.

"Most of us, our best beauty trends would probably be eating chips and washing ourselves with soap," he said. "I mean, most of my mates we don't really do anything. Just shave maybe, that's it."

Just further proof that model-class beauty is more about genetics than any kind of habits or products. But hey, if you want to give the soap-and-chips beauty routine a try and see if it makes you prettier, definitely let me know.

  • Are you more of a Gwyneth or a Demi?
  • Have you ever had a bad reaction to EOS lip balm? But, like, would you sue over it?
  • Where's the worst place to find a stray hair?