Every time a new lens is announced, the optical makeup is always listed. This many elements in that many groups and a certain amount of them are “aspherical”. But what exactly does that mean? Is it just nonsensical jargon that doesn’t actually mean anything? Well, in this video from Michael the Maven, you’ll find out exactly what they are, how they do what they do and why they’re a big deal.
Michael’s video is essentially a primer to lens optics and aspherical elements. But put simply, “aspherical” means “not spherical”. In this context, it means that the lens optic isn’t a perfect circular curve section when viewed from the side. Here’s an example of what I mean. See how the curve starts to bend in the opposite direction to the centre as it goes out towards the edges?
These are complex elements, they’re more difficult and expensive to make, and they’re often patented. So, coming up with an original design for a new lens presents lots of challenges. But they are what enable more expensive lenses to reduce things like distortion, chromatic aberration, coma, softness and other issues common to lower-end lenses that only contain spherical elements.
But have a watch of the video above, and the next time you buy a lens, you’ll know what you’re looking for.
Instead, however, the screen showed this photo of the duke and duchess’ waxwork figures, taken at Madame Tussauds in London.
In a video of the segment, both the anchor and the royal correspondent, Nicholas Witchell, appeared oblivious to the mistake as they continued with the interview.
The pair discussed Harry’s new global partnership with Booking.com, Ctrip, Skyscanner, TripAdvisor, and Visa, an initiative aimed at “exploring and promoting solutions that will make travel more sustainable.”
Markle and Harry’s waxworks were unveiled in the London museum shortly before their royal wedding in May 2018. However, Madame Tussauds angered fans earlier this year as they split up Markle and Harry’s figures.
Initially, their waxworks were part of a display celebrating the royal wedding, however, Markle’s waxwork was later moved into the “A-list party room” while Harry’s waxwork was moved to a room dedicated to the British royals, according to The Independent.
BBC News did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
The Jonas Brothers hosted the premiere of their new documentary “Chasing Happiness” at the Regency Bruin Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on Monday, but their wives stole the show on the red carpet.
Sophie Turner attended the event alongside her husband, Joe Jonas, while wearing a silver sequined gown designed by Paco Rabanne.
Someone stole $2.5 million worth of makeup from Jeffree Star’s warehouse.
In a video posted on Tuesday that quickly ascended to the top video on YouTube’s trending videos, Star warned viewers that there would be “no humor, no sarcasm” that’s typical of his content.
“The things that I am about to tell you have been my nightmare that I’ve been living with for a few weeks now,” Star said, after announcing that his unreleased concealer had been leaked over the weekend and discussing the launch of his Blue Blood collection. “You guys probably noticed that I was very silent on social media leading up to the launch.”
He explained that in addition to struggling with his birth mother’s declining health, he was dealing with the “horrific” theft of a massive amount of product from one of his stock and shipping warehouses.
On Mar. 17, the night after Star uploaded the reveal video for his latest collection, over $2.5 million worth of cosmetics were stolen. The thieves pulled it off by cutting a hole in the roof and then using the back door, according to TMZ, which seems to be a trend in makeup heists.
“This is the biggest theft I have ever experienced in my entire career,” he said in his most recent video. “This is the biggest hit as a brand. I’m still shocked about the entire thing.”
Over the weekend, someone posted a photo of an unreleased concealer, presumably stolen during the warehouse heist. Star says he’s been “waiting for this moment,” since it’s been about two weeks since the burglary.
“These people were professional,” Star said, noting that a former employee could have tipped off the thieves. “I fully believe it was an inside job.”
The stolen products include thousands of highlighter palates, thousands of lipliners, and an entire shade of concealer — the beauty guru said he only has a few hundred boxes of C5 left.
The leaked photos that surfaced online, suspiciously, show boxes of unreleased concealer in C5.
Star then said in addition to hiring a private investigative team, he’s working with law enforcement and the FBI to figure out who’s selling the stolen product on the black market. He also said that he’s found bundles of his stolen product on buying and selling apps like Poshmark.
He kept fans updated on Twitter, announcing that a “major player” had been arrested.
I never knew I’d be spending my Monday night with the FBI tracking down black market makeup sellers.
I don’t even know where to begin right now.. The last few weeks have been so mentally exhausting but I’m so grateful for all the law enforcement & FBI agents who have been working on my #Concealer heist 🙏🏻 A major player who has been selling my stolen product has been arrested.
Surprisingly, this isn’t the first great makeup heist to hit Southern California.
In May 2017, $4.5 million worth of cosmetics were stolen from the Anastasia Beverly Hills warehouse just outside of Los Angeles by also sawing through the roof. The burglars got away with 100,000 boxes of eyeshadow, which were presumably also sold online.
But like Refinery 29 points out, the warehouse burglaries highlight a greater problem in the beauty industry: The black market hurts fans, too.
If you aren’t buying products from an authorized seller, you could be purchasing counterfeits, which aren’t bound by the rigorous testing and strict regulations like the rest of the beauty industry. While Star, and other retailers, get their products from cosmetics labs, counterfeit products have tested positive for human waste and nasty bacteria. And according to the FBI, officials have found disturbing amounts of carcinogens like arsenic, beryllium, and cadmium in seized counterfeit makeup, in addition to “dangerous levels” of bacteria and aluminum.
As Star says in his video, his products are created with specific formulas in a controlled lab environment. By buying his collection off a black market seller, you might end up with a counterfeit and could experience rashes, allergic reactions, and eye infections.
“If you see any stolen makeup, please report it,” Star concluded in his video. “My social media is always open if you want to share anything that you see for us to track down or investigate.”
Jussie Smollett’s lawyer Tina Glandian defended her client on NBC’s “TODAY” show on Thursday morning.
“TODAY” host Savannah Guthrie questioned the inconsistencies in Smollett’s story, saying he first said white men had attacked him in the January incident in Chicago.
Two Nigerian brothers, Ola and Abel Osundairo, claim Smollett hired them to stage the hate crime, which happened in Chicago two months ago
Glandian, however, stood by her client’s claim that he was a victim, saying the brothers may have worn “whiteface” during the attack.
Jussie Smollett’s lawyer Tina Glandian suggested that two Nigerian brothers who claim the “Empire” actor hired them to stage a hate crime two months ago may have been wearing “whiteface” during the incident.
“Obviously, you can disguise that. You can put makeup on. There is, interestingly enough, a video … I think police had minimal investigation in this case, it took me only five minutes to Google,” she said. “I was looking up the brothers, and one of the videos that showed up actually was of the brothers in whiteface doing a Joker monologue with white makeup on him. So, it’s not — it’s not implausible.”
Prosecutors said earlier this week that charges were dropped against Smollett after he forfeited his $10,000 bail and they reviewed the case and the actor’s recent community service at Jesse Jackson’s nonprofit.
Smollett spent 16 hours volunteering at the civil-rights and social justice organization, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, between Saturday and Monday speaking with visiting parents and students, and working in its bookstore.