I’m sure we’ve all seen by now that NikkieTutorials came out in a tear jerking video that she is a trans-woman. If you’re unfamiliar with NikkieTutorials, she is a Dutch make up artist and beauty vlogger. In 2015 her video, “The Power of Makeup” went viral and her online fame soared. As of Oct. 2019 her Youtube channel has 12.4 million subscribers and over 1.1 billion views.
Episode 4 is here, and it gave us so much of what we needed. This is where we say all the leg work into the collection, and we got some very important information and more sneak peaks!
So unrelated to the actual content, but I wanted to note that it is awful how another one of Jeffree’s dogs, Daddy Star, unfortunately passed away, due to complications from a liver surgery. This would be the second dog lost in five months for Jeffree. I can only imagine just how tough this must be for him, especially when Daddy was only three years old. So, our thoughts are with Jeffree and the rest of the family.
Ok so let’s talk how about Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star's new video about the beauty industry and all that actually goes into the makeup industry. Part one and two have just come out and they are mind blowing really in all the information we have learnt already with the industry and then to find out that Shane is not only creating an eyeshadow palette but also an entire collection.
On August 13th, the Morphe X Jeffree Star artistery eyeshadow palette launched, which is exactly two days before the release of Jackie Aina’s collaboration with Anastasia Beverly Hills for her own eyeshadow palette. To be very honest, I do not care for Jeffree Star, at all. Jackie, on the other hand, is one of my biggest inspirations and so I will not even try to be impartial in this discussion. However, I cannot help myself but be very curious as to why Jackie’s collab was so heavily criticized by many, people insinuating that she did not deserve it, and that ABH should have given this opportunity to another youtuber (*insert here a list of all the White beauty gurus on youtube.*) Once I recognized that pattern in people’s opinions, I then started wondering how come Jeffree Star’s collab didn’t receive such backlash and how come his empire is only getting bigger and bigger regardless of his shady past. Now the answer to that last question is pretty easy: not many people ever had an issue with his past, or perhaps… they ''forgave'' him.
I started off as not a huge fan of the beauty community. I didn't wear makeup and had no desire to, but as I aged and started watching tutorials and finding my love for makeup, I was sucked into the community.
Disclaimer: I honestly do not care about YT beauty drama. I do not think that it is my right or responsibility to tell my fellow human beings who to support, or not with their time, no matter how I feel about said celebrity myself. Beauty products? Sure, I paid for it, and therefore have the right to have an opinion on a thing. Actual people though? I try to avoid it as much as possible. But there is a major aspect in this entire narrative, which is a major pet peeve. And unfortunately we cannot get to that without discussing the rest. So here it is.
I'd been a fan of Kat Von D since high school when I first saw her in HIM's music video for their song 'Killing Loneliness.' At the time I'd never seen anyone else like this woman and couldn't help but be drawn to her. She was gorgeous, had incredible tattoos, was unapologetic, and seeing her thrive in the traditionally male-dominated field of tattoo artistry was beyond empowering to watch. So when I learned in 2008 that she was releasing her own makeup line, I was ecstatic. What followed were some of the best eye shadows and lipsticks I'd ever seen. And her tattoo concealer was a staple in my makeup bag for years.
From Bobbi Brown, with her incredible makeup line that will live on well past her successful career as a makeup artist, to Stan Winston, winning four Academy Awards for his talents in makeup special effects, these ten famous makeup artists are incredible creatives, businessmen, and stars.
I have never been one to admire celebrities or religiously follow them on their social media platforms; their photos and videos were often distorted so heavily that the real person behind the social media outlet was lost. This all stood true for me until I stumbled across Jeffree Star during a very dark and scary time in my life.
Instagram is mecca for makeup professionals. That makes it a great tool not just for artists, but for the everyday person as well. If you're looking to revamp your look, the best place to get inspiration is from some of the most beloved makeup artists on Instagram.