This Week's News: It's My Birthday!

That's it — that's the only news. (Just kidding, there's other stuff, too.)
Publish date:
July 27, 2016
mac, Sia, birthdays, kylie jenner, beauty vloggers

Hi everyone! Today is my birthday and I'm still in New York, which means I have a very busy and fun day to get to, so I'm going to keep this intro short and sweet. Let's see what celebrities, reality stars, and beauty vloggers are up to this week, shall we?

We finally know the exact red lipstick shade that Sia wears

I actually got to see Sia perform just this past Sunday at Panorama, and it was amazing. Equally amazing is her signature red lipstick that can always be seen peeking out from her iconic wig.

Luckily, you can now snatch up that exact lipstick shade for yourself if you want. Sia's makeup artist Tonya Brewer answered this extremely pressing question on her Instagram and it turns out that it's... (drum roll please)...

MAC Ruby Woo! Obviously it's a cult-favorite lipstick, and yet I've never had the urge to buy it for myself until now. What can I say? Her performance at Panorama really had an effect on me. (Plus, I'll take any excuse to buy more lipstick.)

This is how much time and money goes into behind-the-scenes primping on The Bachelor

Do any of you watch The Bachelor? I do, as well as The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, and Lifetime's Bachelor parody show UnReal because what else do I have to do with my life, I guess? (I honestly don't know how I fell down this hole, but it's been a fun ride.)

Anyway, my favorite thing about these shows — other than Chad, obviously — is hearing about how they actually get made. Unsurprisingly, the women competing on The Bachelor put a lot of time, money, and effort into their appearance. Hey, I would, too, if I was going to be seen on national television, but just how much effort and money some of the women put into it is kind of amazing.

One contestant estimated that she spent $5,000 on beauty products and procedures for the show, and another showed up with six trunks so that she could bring all her products. Oh wait, those were both the same girl. But seriously, read the whole breakdown over on Refinery29; it's fascinating.

Kylie Jenner's new makeup launch was available for a grand total of 60 seconds

On Monday, Kylie launched her newest product, the Kyshadow Kit. Unfortunately, it only lasted for about 60 seconds on her site before it sold out. Is anyone really surprised at this point?

Anyway, if you want the The Bronze Palette (pictured above) it will be going on sale again sometime this Friday. Godspeed.

This vlogger put liquid lipstick all over her face because why the hell not?

I'd like to promise that this will be the last time I write about one of these videos, but that's not a promise I can make. I don't know why it suddenly became so popular to watch vloggers do these weird makeup stunts but I, for one, can't seem to stop watching. What will be next? 100 coats of hairspray? (Please, nobody do that.) A full face of makeup using only Kylie's Bronze Palette? (Actually, that one doesn't sound too bad.)

Well, beauty vlogger Shani Grimmond posted a video of her doing a full face of makeup using only liquid lipsticks, and it actually turned out looking a lot better than you'd expect.

That said, I can't imagine that felt comfortable on her skin at all. The idea of putting liquid lipstick all over my face — and then having to remove it! — makes me shudder.

  • Have you ever purchased a lipstick because a celebrity wears it?
  • What do you think about the beauty regimens of the ladies of The Bachelor?
  • Are you going to try to purchase Kylie's Bronze Palette?