In self isolation, I've found a lot of...weird things on Instagram to say the least. One of those delightfully interesting Internet finds is called "panning". Basically, the idea is you document every makeup product you finish on a seperate Instagram account and set a goal for yourself to use up some or all of your products by a certain date.
The Met Gala is one of the only things that excites me anymore, which might sound depressing, but I know I'm not alone. Typical red carpet outfits generally tend to be boring to say the least, and Anna Wintour's themes lately have truly been top notch. But there's always that one person, (well, maybe a few people) who show up looking boring, botched, and dull. Or they just don't even follow the theme. This is, effectively, a call out post of the worst Met Gala looks since 2015.
I think it's safe to say that no one is really looking or feeling their best. What's worse? Webcams are really unflattering. I feel like I look like a red, blotchy Keebler Elf on all my Zoom calls and I'm not alone in that sentiment. I mean, the Keebler Elf thing might be a little "me" specific, but the point stands. Plus, Taurus Season means retail therapy is now an extreme sport, so here are some of my favorite products for defeating web cam woes.
I try really hard to educate and to not be angry or bitter over hair and makeup. But Instagram influencers make that hard. Like, really hard. Since covid-19 banished us all to our homes, closed hair salons and beauty supply stores, and made every hair stylist reschedule appointments on a "to be announced" basis, I've been seeing a lot of "hair diy" videos pop up on the Internet lately. What a coincidence.
Today, I logged onto Twitter with no intention of minding my own business. As usual. But something in particular caught the attention of my little nosy self this morning. An outcry over Lush Cosmetics firing their employees because of the COVID 19 pandemic. Everyone was so shocked but like, why? Then I realized that 96.4% of the population probably doesn't know the carfax on Lush and their ethics. Or lack thereof.
As a Sephora employee, I hear a lot of unpopular makeup opinions. I also get the luxury of trying every new product that rolls its way onto the black tile. But before I was a Sephora doll, I was a CVS drugstore beauty die-hard, and after you swatch enough liquid lipsticks and shimmer shadows, you start to wonder what that $20 price difference really boils down to. Is buying drug store makeup bad for you or your skin? Does using drugstore brands make you "bad" at makeup?