We Need to Discuss the Kat Von D and Jeffree Star Drama in This Week's Beauty News, Obviously

Also, why not put on 100 layers of the MAC foundation you buy at their first-ever sample sale?
Publish date:
July 20, 2016
celebrities, mac, marilyn monroe, kat von d, foundation, organization, sales, Jeffree Star

This week has made me suddenly feel very happy that I'm not famous. Between all the celebrity breakups (I'm personally very bummed about Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger splitting up) and mud-slinging that has happened in the past few days, I'm cringing — and it's not even happening to me. I guess I don't deal very well with confrontations and drama, so the idea of it playing out in front of the public eye terrifies me. And that's not even mentioning the risk of people auctioning off pieces of my hair.

Wait — I might be getting ahead of myself. Read on and you'll see what I mean:

Kat Von D and Jeffree Star are in the middle of a very public feud

Most of you have probably already heard about this, unless you've been living under a rock without WiFi. But I'll sum up the drama anyway: Yesterday, Kat Von D (of the very popular makeup line under her name) posted a picture of Jeffree Star on her Instagram along with a statement that she is disassociating herself from him and his brand.

She then followed up the Instagram post with a 13-minute video in which she goes further into detail about why she is publicly disavowing Star.

If you don't have time to watch the whole thing, basically it comes down to Kat Von D accusing Jeffree Star of, in addition to the reasons in her Instagram caption, not paying an artist friend of hers for work that he did for Star's makeup line. Star has since replied with a series of tweets, and may or may not post a video response.


It's all very riveting, but I think I'm going to tap out at this point. Honestly, I'm still exhausted from trying to keep up with the recent Taylor vs. Kim drama.

Marilyn Monroe's hair is for sale

If you're a Marilyn Monroe super-fan (ahem... Kara), according to The Cut you have until November to save up the $8,000 required to purchase two locks of Monroe's hair. The hair was acquired by fan and friend of Monroe, Frieda Hull, and is now going to be auctioned off along with a couple of Monroe's dresses and photos from the East of Eden premiere.

Personally, I think it's kind of creepy to have a dead person's hair displayed in your home, but I feel better knowing that Monroe gave permission to her hairdresser to give the hair to Hull. She had to know it was going to end up at an auction eventually, right?

100 layers of foundation looks just as gross as you would expect

Are you guys tired of these "100 layers of [insert makeup product here]" videos yet? Honestly, I'm not! The latest one, by the same YouTube vlogger who did 100 layers of mascara, is hard to watch but at the same time completely enthralling:

That's what I feel like when I'm wearing just one layer of foundation in the summer. Also, I can totally empathize with how her skin looks at the end when she removes the foundation.

Beauty bloggers share their best organization tips

Who better to dole out advice for beauty product storage than beauty bloggers? After all, they own hundreds or even thousands of beauty products, so you better believe they've figured out a way to fight clutter.

PopSugar spoke to seven beauty bloggers and got them to spill their best organizing tips.

Some of the tips were really useful, but I also just really like seeing how other people organize their beauty stash.

MAC's first-ever sample sale is happening this week

If you're currently in New York, you need to hustle on over to the Metropolitan Pavilion's Fourth Floor Gallery (123 West 18th St.) and score some MAC products for 60% off. That means you can get a MAC lipstick for only $7! The sale is happening today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Good luck!

  • Will you be going to the MAC sample sale?
  • If you could person any dead celebrity's hair, whose would it be?
  • What's your best tip for organizing products?
  • And of course, feel free to weigh in on the whole Kat Von D/Jeffree Star drama.