I just saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it was the perfect ending to a holiday weekend full of gifts, wine and entire meals made of various dips. How was yours?
But for starters, let’s get to the most important beauty news of late:
Marci was going to write about them in the last beauty news, but she so kindly decided it was more in my wheelhouse, considering I spent $1.99 on the app so fast it would make your head spin. I love Kimmy, what can I say? She's a tech mogul now — deal with it, Hansel.
A Kim K emoji app wouldn't be complete without a ton of beauty-related emojis, and Kim doesn't disappoint. There are various Kimmy heads, from her platinum-blonde phase to a high bun to a contoured version, as well as Kardashian Beauty tools and, well... a Jesus head?
You'll also find several shades of lipstick, from Kylie nude to a dark, Kris-Jenner-style wine, a waist trainer, and even Kim's perfume. Other useful Kimojis include trash bags, a Bible, a bloody Mary and a dinosaur head.
But is Steve Harvey there?
Over in the UAE, there's a very important beauty pageant (VIBP?) going on. It's solely for camels, and if your camel is deemed the most beauteous, you win almost $15 million. It's no joke — this is some intense judging of camel beauty!
According to Vice, the camels must be natural beauties. Judges watch carefully for any "enhancements," including dyes. Prizes are given for fastest, "milkiest" and most beautiful — and the ones that don't make the cut might get eaten that night. It's a cutthroat place, the pageant world.
Glow-in-the-dark hair is a thing now
Star Wars inspires everyone, from the kid sitting next to me who wouldn't shut up about Stormtroopers to my 25-year-old brother to colorists, apparently. Well, it shouldn't surprise you, as hair-color trends literally never stop popping up and being called the "coolest thing ever" or the "next big thing in hair color." I tend to take them with a grain of salt and prefer to be "blonde" and not "sunshine cornfield rainshower" or something like that, y'know?
Mishele DiMaria, a Las Vegas colorist, created glow-in-the-dark hair color as part of a #StarWarsPopLocks contest, and it looks cool in a roller-rink/bedroom-ceiling-in-1998 kinda way. She was inspired by Master Yoda and lightsabers in creating her designs, and while I think walking into your salon and asking for blacklight hair might be some time away, it's still really cool to see how far this form of artistry and talent has come.
Year-end beauty lists are starting to pop up all over the place
Now that the year is drawing to a close, we're inundated with "X Things We ___ in 2015" or "Best ___ of the Year" lists. I know they're annoying, but I kind of love them anyway.
Here are a few of my faves:
- People rounded up the most controversial and shocking beauty and style moments of 2015.
- Buzzfeed shows off 26 products their readers loved this year. Is your fave on the list?
- T Magazine's got the greatest beauty tips of 2015 all in one place.
- HuffPo is done with these beauty trends for 2015.
What will you say goodbye to in 2016, beauty-wise? Are you already totally over glow-in-the-dark hair? (It reminds me of lava lamps, so I'm out.)