Beauty Roundup

Beauty Roundup: Kristen Stewart Bleaches Eyebrows, Kylie Jenner Skincare Collection Questioned

Welcome to Beauty Roundup! We recap and discuss this week’s latest and hottest news on makeup and beauty. This week, it’s Kristen Stewart bleaching her brows and Kylie Jenner’s skincare line coming under fire.

Kristen Stewart bleaches eyebrows for the red carpet

It’s almost summertime, and we’re keen to find out what new eyebrow trends are up and coming. Is it microblading? Is it more glitter brows?

Well, whatever they may be, at least we now have an idea. Our first glimpse into the future: K-Stew bleaching her brows for a high fashion red carpet look.

Kristen walked the Chanel Metiers d’Art runway in South Korea wearing bleached brows and a punky pixie cut.

She partnered her (also) bleached blonde hair with neon green cat eyes and a gauzy white polo with a plunging neckline, plus a collection of chains around her neck. It was all very early 2000s while also being fashion-forward? We don’t know, it’s K-Stew, how could we expect anything less?

The bleached brows were supposed to premiere during the MET Gala. However, they were given a rain check when Kristen’s makeup artist Jillian Dempsey removed the bleach a little too early. Kristen ended up with brows looking more peachy and orangey than blonde, but they leaned into it instead of shying away.

The ˆstar rocked her David Bowie-inspired ensemble with bright orange brows and white brows drawn above them. Best of both worlds, right?

Breaking dawn, breaking Hollywood

Kristen began her acting career in 1999, playing Jodie Foster’s daughter in Panic Room (2000). She went on to star in Speak (2004), Zathura: A Wild Space Adventure (2004), and Into the Wild (2007). Her role as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga (2008-2012) gave her worldwide fame, plus a spot in Hollywood’s highest-paid actors list.

From there, she starred in several indie films: Still Alice (2014), Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), and Personal Shopper (2016).

Kristen returns to blockbuster films this 2019 in the upcoming third Charlie’s Angels film, to be directed by Elizabeth Banks (Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect).

Kylie Jenner skincare line questioned after filtered video

Meanwhile, in the skincare world, Kylie Jenner’s fans are wondering just how legit the beauty mogul’s products and expertise are after she tweeted a filtered video of herself on the Kylie Skin Twitter page.

The video shows Kylie washing her face with the Kylie Skin Foaming Face Wash. When she pats her face with a towel, however, we see traces of foundation stick to the towel.

That, and the video has a Snapchat filter on. Filters famously make the face look smoother and clearer, so naturally, people are wondering why Kylie’s using one to promote a skincare line.

Skincare enthusiasts also point out how Kylie only washed her face for a few seconds. One of the basic—albeit less known—tenets of skincare is to wash the face for at least sixty seconds. (Not to mention: tying the hair back so none of the product goes on your tresses. Really, Kylie?)

All these lead Twitter to question Kylie Skin and the expertise of the person behind it. Did Kylie really do her research? We sure hope so.

For all the initial heat surrounding the product, however, reliable reviews won’t be arriving until much later. The product just launched, and it’ll be a while before we really see how well Kylie Skin works.

Kylie Skin claims to be cruelty free, gluten free, vegan, paraben free, sulfate free, and dermatologist tested. Right now, the whole set sells for $125. The individual products include the face wash, Walnut Face Scrub, Vanilla Milk Toner, Vitamin C Serum, Face Moisturizer, Eye Cream, and Makeup Removing Wipes.

Keeping up with Kylie

Kylie Jenner first became famous on the hit show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, together with her mom Kris, her sister Kendall, and her half-sisters Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian.

The youngest KarJenner is also the youngest billionaire, having founded her own makeup line, Kylie Cosmetics, in 2015.

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