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Jeffree Star’s Makeup Warehouse Robbery Is More Serious Than You Think

Jeffree Star’s Makeup Warehouse Robbery Is More Serious Than You Think

Photo: Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images.

If you thought

your

Mercury retrograde was dramatic, then you’ve never had

$2.5 million worth of makeup

stolen from your warehouse — which, according to a new YouTube video posted by

Jeffree Star

, is exactly what happened to the makeup artist last month. Images of Star’s new concealer leaked online this past weekend — but it wasn’t until today that fans learned how the never-before-seen product made its way to the internet.

But this goes deeper than thousands of units of unreleased product being stolen — it affects fans, too. Star explains that if you saw leaks of his upcoming concealer online this past weekend, it’s most likely stock taken from the robbery, being sold on the black market. “If I’ve never shown or talked about something, you know it’s wrong,” he says to the camera, seemingly suggesting that these aren’t just potentially stolen goods, but also unregulated formulas

not

made by his team. This isn’t the first time Star has noticed his cosmetics being sold online without his permission: In 2016, unauthorized vendors were caught

selling counterfeit versions

of his velour liquid lipstick.

The

counterfeit beauty industry

reels unsuspecting shoppers in with shockingly low prices, buying stolen goods from an unauthorized seller isn’t only illegal — it can also be extremely dangerous. Many formulas on the black market are unsafe for use, and have tested positive for contaminants like

human waste and bacteria

. The FBI reports that

its agents have found

aluminum, human carcinogens, dangerous levels of bacteria, and even horse urine in the products they’ve seized. “Some of these products have caused conditions like acne, psoriasis, rashes, and eye infections,” the report states.

Bottom line: Counterfeit products may compromise your health — and frankly, that’s really not worth shaving a few bucks off a new concealer. Lucky for Star, loyal fans are taking to Twitter to help him hunt down the culprits behind the crime.

But even with his fans’ help, Star still knows that — to quote Kris Jenner — this is a case for the FBI.

I never knew I’d be spending my Monday night with the FBI tracking down black market makeup sellers.

— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) April 2, 2019

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The good, the bad and the Canadian from the 2019 Junos – The Loop

The good, the bad and the Canadian from the 2019 Junos – The Loop

London may be known as one of Ontario’s prime university cities, but on Sunday, it transformed into a haven for the best and brightest in Canadian music, and excited fans, as the 2019 Juno Awards rolled into town.

The big night for homegrown music was hosted by cryfest generator/Canadian crooner Sarah McLachlan, who pulled double duty with an empowering performance later on in the night, and celebrated a variety of musical talents and genres, from hip hop and country to rock, pop and Indigenous music.

Let’s break down the good, the bad, and the Canadian of it all, shall we? For the full list of winners, head here.

The Good

Everything Corey Hart

We were all wearing our “Sunglasses at Night” when legendary performer and songwriter Corey Hart was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. A teary-eyed Hart accepted the award and dedicated it to his fans as his wife, Quebec musician Julie Masse, and his four children looked on with tears streaming down their own faces.

“I believe that music and love are the most powerful and enduring forces of good in the world,” he said. “Without music or the Junos, I would have never met my precious Julie. And without love I would have never experienced the miracle of cradling in my arms, my four precious babies… as a songwriter I can honestly say those are the greatest songs I will ever write.”

Cue the waterworks everywhere.

Hart has a long history with the Junos. As McLachlan pointed out, Hart’s “Sunglasses at Night” was the first video to ever win a Juno, but more importantly it was during the broadcast one year that he met Masse, as they presented together. They’ve been going strong ever since. #RelationshipGoals.

In 1993, Corey Hart was supposed to give out #JUNOs for video of the year.


He thought it was wrong for a musician to hand out a visual prize, and balked.


They offered to pair up with Julie Masse to give group of the year. He said yes.


They met that night.


They’re still married. pic.twitter.com/4htK7GBB6n

— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) March 18, 2019

London Calling

How a show opens is always a pretty important indication of how the evening is going to go and the Junos went for hometown hearts with a performance of “Body” by locals-gone-big Loud Luxury. They were joined by the Western Marching Band and the Western Mustang Cheerleaders, who wore their purple loud and proud.

It was an intricate number that undoubtedly sparked a few “They said London!” drinking games on couches across Canada, but it was sweet to see the hosting city get so much recognition. The swelled crowd certainly loved it, and exploded every time another artist coyly nodded, “Hey London,” from the stage.

What a feeling after that AMAZING opening to the #JUNOS. 💜💜💜@LoudLuxury pic.twitter.com/qu9VwoT6rF

— The JUNO Awards (@TheJUNOAwards) March 18, 2019

Bülow lights up the stage

Sometimes it’s the simplest performances that resonate the most, as 20-year-old Bülow proved with a stripped down version of “This Is Not a Love Song.” The German-Canadian graced the stage with minimalist makeup and bare feet, using an array of lightbulbs as props while she belted out the hit.

It was only fitting when she won Breakthrough Artist of the Year a commercial break later, and tearfully accepted. We have a feeling she earned a few more social media followers as a result.

#BreakThroughArtistoftheYear goes to @BULOW! Well deserved!! 🙌🙌 #Junos pic.twitter.com/2zI0R1BcfZ

— Virgin Radio Toronto (@VirginRadioTO) March 18, 2019

Jessie Reyez

After winning last year’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year, it was heartwarming to see the outspoken Reyez take home a statue for RB/Soul Recording of the Year 12 months later. Her speech was the cutest too, as she thanked fans over, and over, and over again.

“If there’s one thing that I leave tonight man, it’s that I am you and you are me,” she said. “If there’s one thing that you’re chasing and you’re willing to work hard for it, do it. Because you can do whatever you want man. Thank y’all so much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you…”

And to have that award presented by Sting and super-producer David Foster? Not too shabby.

That moment @Jessiereyez was presented with R&B/Soul Recording of the Year by @officialdfoster & @OfficialSting at @TheJUNOAwards! You are a star! #JUNOS⁠ ⁠#CanadaThrives pic.twitter.com/YDx7vLTbFi

— Canada’s Walk of Fame (@CWOFame) March 18, 2019

The Bad

Sarah McLachlan makes it political

Sarah McLachlan hosts the 2019 Juno Awards at Budweiser Gardens on March 17, 2019 in London, Canada.

The Junos have a long history of sometimes random but mostly musical hosts,  like William Shatner, Michael Bublé, Brent Butt and Shania Twain taking on MC duties over the years. This year was Sarah McLachlan’s time to shine, 25 years into her career. And she did shine… for the most part.

As with any awards show, sometimes political speeches land and sometimes they don’t. Rather than address any of the current Canadian political turmoil making headlines or leaning into the music side, McLachlan opted to tackle Trump in her opener and viewers seemed a little thrown.

“You know when you live someplace peaceful and beautiful, and then get a crazy neighbour,” she said. “And they start causing all sorts of trouble like putting up weird walls, picking fights with all the other neighbours, telling your daughters how they should behave, all the while saying they’re making the area great again and you just watch feeling helpless… and hoping they’ll be gone by 2020.”

The remarks weren’t met with (much) anger, per se. Most people just seemed genuinely confused.

Sarah McLachlan with a couple of Trump shots??? Didn’t expect that. #JunoAwards #Junos pic.twitter.com/y1UrEs3BFy

— Mr. D on JUMP! & Fresh Radio (@MrDRadio) March 18, 2019

This isn’t about Trump..

It’s about pretending that we are perfect. We have many issues in Canada, that need to be addressed. But guess we can’t talk about those.

Orange man bad.#JUNOS #cdnpoli

— ʙɪɢ ᴡɪʟʟ🍁 (@WillontheRadio) March 18, 2019

By the time McLachlan took the stage to perform “Beautiful Girl” and “In Your Shoes,” everyone seemed over it.

Man, Sarah Mclachlan is actually the bomb #JUNOS

— Rosalind N (@RNacc) March 18, 2019

Paging Shawn Mendes

Sunday night was unquestionably Shawn Mendes’ time to shine. By the end of the broadcast he walked away with five wins out of his six nominations, including Single (for “In My Blood”), Pop Album and Artist. The only problem? He wasn’t there.

The global popstar is currently on tour and so he wasn’t able to accept any of the accolades in person. Or by proxy. Or by video. It left the show feeling a little hollow and lacklustre, especially when the producers tried to make up for his absence with a “special performance” of “In My Blood” from Amsterdam, which was taped on March 4.

Maybe a heartfelt, taped acceptance speech would have played better, but at least he showed up in some form since he was the night’s big winner.

the juno awards are in london but shawn mendes is doing his performance broadcasted from europe so i am sad

— julie⇞anne (@juliebennettx) March 11, 2019

dkm shawn mendes is too busy to come to the Junos sigh I knew the day would come but he’s doing a livestream performance from Europe lmfaooo that’s more than beiber, drake or the arkells can say

— I would prefer not to (@twelve_fiftyone) March 8, 2019

The fan favourite

Speaking of not showing up, the last award of the night is the we all wait for, and at the Junos, it was the only one voted on by the people who buy the music and the tickets and the merch: the Fan Choice Award. Given Mendes’ online support (hello #MendesArmy) and his big wins it seemed likely that he would sweep the bonus category too, but in the end Avril Lavigne fans showed up and led her to a win. But of course Lavigne wasn’t there either, so instead the night’s big moment just ended with a bit of a whimper.

At least Corey Hart’s show-ending performance was there to save the day.

These were the results on the Junos website:

1. @AvrilLavigne: 556,000 votes


2. @ShawnMendes: 51,513 votes

Difference: 501,487 pic.twitter.com/fpMb5Y9TVm

— AVRILPRESTIGE.org 🌊 (@avrilprestige) March 18, 2019

THE CANADIAN

Indigenous rights

The night was full of tributes and performances, including Jeremy Dutcher’s performance of “Sakomawit” (he won best Indigenous music album during the pre-telecast and was asked to return to the stage by fellow winners Arkells after his thank-you speech was cut off), Elisapie’s ode to women delivered in Inuktitut, and indigenous journalist and author Tanya Telaga reminding everyone of the importance of language in a powerful speech.

Really cool to see Tanya Talaga on the Junos. Seven Fallen Feathers is required reading. And introducing Jeremy Dutcher, who is awesome.

— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) March 18, 2019

.@Elisapie performs an ode to women in Inuktituk. #JUNOS2019 pic.twitter.com/dq7gdEfqq4

— The JUNO Awards (@TheJUNOAwards) March 18, 2019

A mashup of personalities

Sometimes Canadian artists and performers stop by just because they can. That’s how it felt when Rick Mercer, Tessa Virtue, Sting, and the OG grandfather of Canadian hip hop (and former Mr. D star) Maestro Fresh took to the stage at various intervals to present.

And if that’s not enough…. MAESTRO FRESH WES #Junos

— Player 57 (@2amgirl) March 18, 2019

Parlez-vous Français?

Last but not least, what would a Junos be without a little French artistry? We are a bilingual nation, after all. We were utterly confused when Hubert Lenoir took the stage to introduce Beatrice Pirate and Loud in some really weird yellow makeup that went unexplained, but the subsequent performance of “Dans La Nuit” really was beautiful.

The new trailer for detective pikachu looks pretty good #JunoAwards pic.twitter.com/bjPvyv94FX

— coreyhoffarth (@coreyhoffarth) March 18, 2019

Only in Canada.

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MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette Review & Swatches

MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette Review & Swatches

Nude Model

MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette ($48.00 for 0.6 oz.) is a new, permanent neutral-hued palette that leans slightly more mauve/plum than overtly warm-toned. Of the three palettes launched in the Art Library collection, this has the most repeated shades (past releases and/or permanent shades). If you feel like a lot of matte eyeshadows are too powdery, you may you enjoy MAC’s formula, which tends to be firmer, a little stiffer and better for gradually building color with little to no fallout. Most of the mattes were blendable, but the darker shades–Sugar Plum and Dance in the Dark–could have been easier to soften along the edges. LES Artiste had some fallout and a tendency to emphasize my lid texture, so I’d recommend using fingertips or a wet brush to apply it, and I felt like Nude Model was overly slippery.





Shroom

Shroom is a pale, peachy-pink with subtle,w arm undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was opaque, while the eyeshadow had a smooth, blendable consistency that was firmer without being stiff in the pan. It lasted nicely for eight hours on me before fading a bit.

Gogh Lightly

Gogh Lightly is a deeper, medium-dark gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The sparkles seemed to blend away during application, which meant fallout wasn’t a concern during wear, at least. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft consistency that easy to work with. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.

Outre

Outre is a light, yellowed brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation in a single layer, which applied well and blended out with little effort. The texture was firmer in the pan but not stiff or difficult to work with. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Outre

A-

Permanent in Palette

Sandstone

Sandstone is a muted, light-medium taupe with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque in one layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without too much work, though it could have been a little more blendable. It had a smooth, firmer consistency in the pan, which would work particularly well for those who build their pigment. It lasted for just over eight hours on me before it started to fade.

LES Artiste

LES Artiste is a light pewter with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It could pulled grayer or more bronze depending on what it was paired with. The texture was soft but very loosely-pressed in the pan, and there was chunkier sparkle, so it was prone to fallout during application and difficult to apply without using fingertips to press and pat it into place or a dampened brush. If I applied it dry, there was fallout after a few hours, but if I applied it using my fingertip (no water or adhesive spray), it lasted for nearly eight hours with minimal fallout.

Drop the Robe

Drop the Robe is a bright, light peach with warm, copper undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, soft consistency that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly pressed in the pan, so it applied evenly and blended out easily. It wore nicely for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Tete-a-Tint

Tete-a-Tint is a light-medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that was buildable to full pigmentation with a second layer. The consistency was soft, blendable, and not too firmly nor too softly pressed in the pan, so I didn’t have issues with fallout but it still diffused easily along the edges. It lasted well for eight hours on me before I noticed slight fading.

Espresso

Espresso is a muted, medium-dark brown with soft, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that applied evenly and blended out with little effort. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Pleasing to the Eye

Pleasing to the Eye is a muted, light-medium peach with subtle, rosy undertones and a matte finish. It appeared more mauve in the pan but applied rather warm-toned. The texture was soft, lightly dusty, but blendable and not prone to sheering out too readily. It wore for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed fading.

Nude Model

Nude Model is a plummy bronze with warm undertones and a glittery finish. The texture was rather soft, more loosely-pressed in the pan, and it had a lot of slip. I find that eyeshadows with more slip often go on unevenly as the pigment tends to slide rather than adhere, which was what happened with this shade. It applied best with a dampened brush, as it helped minimize some of the sliding around. It lasted for eight hours on me with slight fallout.

Sugar Plum

Sugar Plum is a muted, medium-dark mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a slightly drier, stiffer consistency. The eyeshadow could have applied more evenly and blended more readily, though it was workable. It stayed on well for eight hours on me before it started to fade.

Dance in the Dark

Dance in the Dark is a deep, charcoal brown with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had a drier, firmer consistency that worked best for a more gradual, buildable application of color. It could have blended out more readily along the edges, and I had to be careful to buff the powder out to get even coverage. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably on me.

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Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey Claps Back at Criticism Over Not Wearing Makeup

Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey Claps Back at Criticism Over Not Wearing Makeup

Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey Claps Back at Criticism Over Not Wearing Makeup

Someone told Lena Headey to wear makeup next time she posts a video and her response was so Cersei-esque: “Go f–k your self.” https://t.co/ZRb7FHtSav pic.twitter.com/XdmEWtpXSw

— E! News (@enews) February 12, 2019

In reference to a recent video the star posted of herself.

She shared a screenshot of a comment from someone urging her to wear makeup on camera. 

“Don’t record yourself without makeup again please,” the person wrote.

Telling Lena Headey’s haters on Instagram to go fuck themselves pic.twitter.com/VmOZjN9Ejd

— Best of Carice Van Houten (@bestofcarice) February 12, 2019

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YouTube’s best beauty tutorials don’t teach you anything about makeup

YouTube’s best beauty tutorials don’t teach you anything about makeup

Beauty tutorial videos regularly rack up millions of views on YouTube. For artist and programmer Addie Wagenknecht, they’re also an unexpectedly ideal conduit for teaching women about their digital security.

Over the last few months, she has created a series of vlogs in which she discusses various ways to keep yourself safe online as she tries out various beauty products like face masks, concealer, and dry shampoo. Her tips include using a sticker to cover your computer’s camera, always putting a password on your phone and computer, and using a service that lets you know if someone has tried to access your microphone.

Wagenknect brilliantly presents her advice–all classic security practices–in a funny, accessible way. “When you’re thinking about passwords, I want you to think about passphrases,” she says as she affixes a minty green sheet mask to her face. “This can be something like, ‘my ex-boyfriend is a crazy mofo.’”

Wagenknect, who has created art using drones and Roombas and who founded a network of feminist artists and hackers called Deep Lab, believes it is important for women to pay attention to their security online because an easily guessed password can make them vulnerable to harassment. That’s true of men, as well, but for women, the stakes can be higher. “Something that I’ve become more and more aware of, especially with everything going on with the #MeToo movement and workplace harassment, is that women and specifically minorities like trans women are targets of violence every day,” she says. “And more often than not, those threats happen from people we know, which makes our needs and issues in terms of technology and digital security a little more specific.”

At the same time, she loves watching beauty tutorials, which help her “escape the reality of the news cycle,” even though she jokes that she never wears makeup. “I love [beauty blogging]. It’s ridiculous and amazing at the same time, and if I can socially engineer that to also include [information about] passphrase and password management, it seems like a really natural match,” she says.

Wagenknect is doing one video every two weeks. To get ideas about what to cover, she asks for what kinds of security tips people are looking for on social media, and then shares her best practices–paired with a beauty product that she’s often picked up at the drug store.

Wagenknect didn’t design the videos so that women watching beauty tutorials would somehow be tricked into viewing them. But she has fooled YouTube’s algorithm: After one video about bronzer and protecting yourself from trolls, the next video to play is a tutorial for Korean V-shape face tape.

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