1. Gwyneth Paltrow’s vaginal candle exploded in flames.
Yes, this is the infamous Goop Smells Like My Vagina votive. According to the British newspaper, The sun, the candle belonged to London resident Jody Thompson, who lit the candle for the first time this week – only to explode, sparking huge flames and sending pieces flying everywhere. And while Thompson and his partner were able to bring the blaze under control, both sides expressed apprehension and fear of the apartment fire. A representative for the brand has since stepped up, clarifying that Thompson’s candle was not purchased through official Goop channels, meaning the company is unable to verify its authenticity. Big yikes.
2. Billie Eilish applauds haters who claim they got lip fillers.
She also had to put an end to the rumors that she was highlighting her lips, we might add. Criticism started pouring in when Eilish posted a photo of a passport-style photo on her Instagram, prompting haters to start hurling vitriol at the state of her pout. This situation has been exacerbated by media such as Cosmpolitan and Yahoo! Style, who claimed that Eilish’s lips were “fuller thanks to the ombre lip liner.” A Twitter fan account then came to Eilish’s defense, stating that it was her “beautiful natural lips”. Eilish immediately shared the post on her Instagram Stories with the caption, “All of you, I literally have never highlighted my lips in my life. I haven’t even worn lipstick since I was 13. ” And that’s the last word on the subject.
3. Michelle Obama reveals she wore Fenty Beauty on the opening day.
Among various other brands belonging to BIPOC, it seems. We’re still waiting for a full hair tutorial for bouncy curls, but in the meantime the former First Lady has leaked the secret to her makeup ripped off. The line includes Fenty Beauty, Pat McGrath Labs, Lilly Lashes and more. Longtime MUA, Carl Ray, further explains his inspiration behind the look in an interview with The cup. “I wanted her to have a powerful, elegant, bold and confident beauty look; but all of this should also be done only in the upper half of her face. And speaking of girls in positions of power …
4. SheSpoke launches a collection of lipsticks in tribute to women in politics.
The collection is entitled “I speak”; a reminder to US Vice President Kamala Harris hits back at Mike Pence after repeated interruptions by him during the 2020 presidential debate. It includes a shimmering lip gloss and three lipsticks, all inspired by Harris, the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stacey Abrams.
5. Dr. Dennis Gross is ready to launch his very first body product.
Fans of cult favorite Dr. Dennis Gross Daily Peel will definitely love their next Alpha Beta exfoliating treatment. Composed of powerful acids, enzymes and bakuchiol, these bad boys are designed to instantly polish and firm skin, improving the appearance of ingrown hairs and keratosis pilaris. Witness the magic for yourself when it launches on the Sephora online store on February 2 and in stores on February 18.
6. Beauty and Lifestyle YouTuber, Samantha Ravndahl, is launching a makeup line.
Glow by Auric prides itself on being a cruelty-free, gluten-free label designed to help your mine achieve an ethereal glow. This is done thanks to the star product, Glow Lust; an illuminator that can be mixed with your treatment or foundation to add a rosy, radiant glow. No word for the rest of the line-up, although there have been rumors that pressed shadows will be released as well. Crossed fingers.
7. Sunnies Face is now available for purchase on Shopee.
Say goodbye to those extravagant delivery charges. Makeup designers can now put their paws on fan favorite Fluffmatte lipsticks, Airblush cheek tones and Lifebrow skincare gels on Shopee. Just in time for CNY, we say.