Future Makeup Predictions for The End Times, Part 1

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Visions of the future have always had an aspect of technological strides with a dash of individuality. In the early-to-mid 1900s, the future seemed really promising but thanks to cyberpunk and recent history, we’re a biiiit more skeptical of a utopia that includes rolling away from your neighbours.

 

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For when Susan won’t stop being a nosy bitch.

 

Like some tired, beauty-focused Millenial Nostradamus, I’m throwing my hat into the ring and predicting some mainstream future makeup trends, fitting for late capitalism, societal changes and our never-ending love of silver. My biggest predictions will be able to change our face enough for privacy and against anti-surveillance [I bet you weren’t expecting that kind of talk from a beauty post] by utilising looks we already do, with some exaggerations and tweaks; like changing face shapes, throwbacks, and complete merging of tech… and yes, silver.

 

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A Word About Beauty Brands, Community and Our Site

There is no associated reason I’m putting this video here it’s just some good guys being dudes.

 

 

This is something I’ve been reluctant to talk about as we don’t like to get involved with beauty influencer drama, let alone it’s hard to keep up with every single thing that happens. I don’t care for drama for the most part and I’ll leave it to other people to face-dive into it.
Here, what we do think is important is the worldwide community and beauty brands, including how they take product criticism and interact with their workers and customers. As customers ourselves, we want to know what’s happening, and as a blog that does first impressions and reviews, we have always aimed to give you the whole scope of a product or brand. We know we might miss things and most likely have in the past, but when it comes to certain brands, we’ve been apprehensive of advertising them in any way.

We’ve brought this up before in a video where we reviewed a gift set with both Kat Von D and Huda Beauty as their behaviour and stances on topics were opposed to what we believed and, thus, didn’t feel comfortable in promoting their products. There are plenty of people who say to review brands and products as sole entities, however, in an ‘image is everything’ industry where a name or face influences (see what I did there?) supply and demand, it cannot be separated.

If you’re in the dark over things that have been happening in the beauty industry, don’t feel bad, and if you want to know what happened, I’m sure you can search for it pretty much anywhere and find out stuff. Again, not the stuff we talk about here.
Basically, this is my very long-winded way of saying a brand like Kat Von D, now KVD Vegan Beauty will be featured here as Kat Von D is out of the picture and the brand has internally branded.
There are other brands we have never featured here and we will continue doing that. The only reason we haven’t displayed them here is we don’t want all the shit that comes with “calling them out”, i.e. that negative drama exposure, stans, the brand itself attacking the site, our followers, us (look it’s happened before).

 

Unless a time comes where a brand/influencer/person has positively and authentically changed or rebranded (like KVD) has happened, we won’t feature them.
You’ve probably noticed by now we haven’t said anyone, in particular, however, if a lot of our followers want to know said brands we mainly talking about, I might post them so you know that this isn’t the place to come and get a review, etc. I say it with the utmost reluctance though.

 

Okay, enough of that, hope you all have a good rest of the week and weekend and if everything goes to plan we’ll be back in a few days with a new post.

The Battle of the Wing Stamps!

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Hey everyone, welcome back! Hope you’re all doing well and are ready for what could be a long post looking at different stamp liners I was able to get my hands on. Many of the stamps from the US don’t sell to Australia and some others made the price ridiculous (shipping and conversion). Anything that expensive should be doing my dishes.

Originally I was going to review six items, with three being point and slanted liner pens, but I think today we’ll stick to liners that actually have a stamp. Simple? Well, we’ll see about that.

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Dangerous Beauty! Part 1

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but damn do we do anything to come off as beautiful. This isn’t a new statement or mindblowing revelation, it’s as old as our great ancestors who would do anything to bang and pop out kids.

Bless humans, we are so, so simple. Something new or talked about swirls in the air, and we’ll try it… even if we people who are selling really don’t know what they’re giving out.

This will be the first post in the series of dangerous beauty products and practices throughout history (and sometimes, not so much history as ‘literally today’). From corneas falling out to burns to poisons to becoming radioactive, we’ll look at the secretly deadly and insane ways we’ve made ourselves beautiful.
This post is very short but next month or so I hope to have the next part out.

 

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Let’s Look at Patrick Bateman’s Skin Routine

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There is no bitch like Patrick Bateman. Before American Psycho was released to cinemas, the only psychopath that people knew in entertainment or popular culture was Hannibal Lecter, but while Hannibal’s brilliance was on display and through another character’s eyes, Patrick showed the cutthroat (almost literally) character as handsome on the outside and despicable on the inside. It’s spawned skincare and a damn musical.

As this isn’t a psychology blog, we’re going to deter away from the ‘inside’ part and talk about the handsome, yuppie outside.

Come on, you gotta appreciate that segway.
The Morning Routine scene is probably the most well known, and the 80s “all excess, all consumerism” banner on full display, as you’ll very much see below, so I thought it would be fun to look at that routine that – and I’m not making this up – many men have emulated over the years. It’s movies, it’s beauty, it’s fun. Bloody fun!

Let’s go.

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Let’s Make Some Stuff Out of Aloe Vera

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We have way too much aloe vera in this house. It’s great for when we’re sunburnt, but honestly, we’re not baking out in the sun. I’m not confident enough to consume it in any fashion yet as there are health and medication issues I need to look at as well as the yellow ‘aloin’ layer that’s very very not good for you.
Other than that, I have some empty jars and bottles, so I thought, hey, the aloe’s spread to three full pots now I might as well use the damn thing.

 

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