You know, lately I just don’t feel the hype around makeup products anymore. I think I’m sick or something(and I have been battling a stomach bug this weekend), or just getting SICK of everything. More likely the latter.
Like these two new releases:
Seriously either one of those I don’t give a F#*K about. And in case you’re wondering what they are, that’s the Urban Decay Smokey Naked Palette, and the Becca Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop.
How can something be NAKED AND SMOKEY? NOPE. Seriously Urban Decay just STOP it already. Please leave that Naked Train and don’t ride it anymore. Because I AIN’T hopping onboard. And I think a lot of other people feel the same. #TooMuchNaked
And as for Becca? Well, I get you want a popular YT Guru to help sell your products. I get it. But your highlighters DON’T need any help. Everyone already loves them??!! And honestly, I don’t give two hoots about Jaclyn Hill. But REALLY HER YOU PICK? I mean she wears more makeup than some of my favourite DRAG QUEENS. Seriously. Ru Paul doesn’t need THAT much makeup and highlight to look good! And by the by, since you are an Australian brand…why not Rae Morris???!! She’s one of you! And an amazing makeup artist to boot! Oh, I SEE. It’s the whole YT popularity thing then, hey.
And, there’s my problem. Any QUASI-MAKEUP-ARTIST can become popular and a brand, when they’ve done really NOTHING except snap their fingers at you and make silly faces at you while applying WAY too much makeup…really enough makeup to make a drag queen say WTF GUUUUURL? Yeah, not buying it. Not ever. You can’t walk around in real life with all that crap on your face. I mean you can..sure. But HEED MY WORDS: EVERYONE WILL NOTICE. AND THINK WHY ARE YOU WEARING THAT MUCH MAKEUP in the daytime. Most of the makeup tutorials these days are makeup for photographs or the stage. And that’s where it looks good and should stay-it’s not for every day life.
Something is seriously shifting in the makeup world right now. Can you feel it? I can. It used to be legit. People who work in the biz. And that biz is no easy biz to make a name for yourself. But Youtube? Is ruining it. For them. For us. For the young girls who watch these so called ‘makeup gurus” and think that’s the makeup they have to do these days. And it scares me. And I will NEVER. EVER. Support these kind of makeup releases. Never.
What do you think? Let’s talk about it. Maybe you can show me a ray of hope. Because right now? I just see darkness. And it’s closing in fast….. 🙁