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Uoma Beauty’s Coming 2 America Collab Is a Stunning Celebration of African Beauty

“With this collection and campaign, we’re celebrating African beauty and showcasing it in its most authentic form,” says Chuter. “We’re celebrating Black-skinned beauty while also shining a light on the history of the kings and queens of Africa throughout time.”

As beautiful as the partnership is, it’s also a historic one. With Coming 2 America, Uoma Beauty is the second Black-owned brand to be tapped for an exclusive partnership on a major Hollywood film. 

Trevor Stuurman

Chuter isn’t new to breaking down barriers so that others can have a seat at the table. As the Black Lives Matter movement reached a historic momentum last summer in the wake of police brutality and nationwide protests, she launched the Pull Up or Shut Up challenge, which asked brands who expressed support of BLM to share how many Black employees they have in leadership roles.

And just last month, she launched another campaign aimed at centering and uplifting Black voices in the beauty space. The Make It Black campaign is a partnership with 10 major beauty brands to not only reimagine their most popular products in all-black packaging, but also invest in Black-owned businesses and the owners behind them by placing 100% of the gross profits into the Pull Up for Change Impact Fund.

Trevor Stuurman
Trevor Stuurman

While the world tunes in to see what our favorite characters in Zamunda have been up to all these years, Uoma takes opulent beauty to the next level.

The Coming 2 America collection is available now at uomabeauty.com, and will be available at Ulta Beauty and Nordstrom on March 5th.  

Queen To Be Mini Color Palette

$29

Uoma Beauty

Hypnotic Impact High-Shine Lipstick

$22

Uoma Beauty

Zamundan Glow Up Highlighter Palette

$30

Uoma Beauty

Kajal Eyeliner

$18

Uoma Beauty

Michella Oré is the beauty assistant at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @michellaor.

Netflix’s The Gray Man: An Updated Cast List, Including Chris Evans

Billy Bob Thornton

If you’re reading this, chances are I don’t need to tell you who Billy Bob Thornton is or do a deep dive on his resume, which includes Armageddon, Monster’s Ball and Bad Santa. That said, The Gray Man will mark Thornton’s first movie since 2018, when he appeared in both London Fields and A Million Little Pieces. He’s also starred as Billy McBride in the Amazon series Goliath, which premiered its third season back in 2019 and has been renewed for a fourth and final season. If I had to guess, I’d say that Thornton will play one of The Gray Man’s villains, but don’t hold me to that.

Jesswar Transformed Her Anger At Being Overlooked Into ‘Venom’

By Sam Manzella

From the very first verse of Jesswar’s “Venom,” we know she didn’t come to play. The rising Fijian-Aussie rapper lets the poison flow, pairing fierce beats with slick rhymes that extol her excellence. But this unapologetic self-assuredness didn’t always come so easily. Zooming with MTV News from her new digs in Australia’s scenic Yugambeh Country, Jesswar recalls her first foray into making and performing music as a 16-year-old living in Brisbane. “It started as me working through my own problems with music,” she says. “And then I just started playing with some bands. I was fully not confident at all. It took me a while to get up and even talk in front of people.”

Those early years of practice served Jesswar well. Today, her charisma and confidence are contagious, even through a computer screen from halfway around the world. She’s proudly claimed space for herself, a Pasifika woman of color, in a scene still dominated by men, fashioning the anger she felt at being patronized by her male peers and industry gatekeepers into her bop-filled debut EP, Tropixx, out today (March 5). MTV News caught up with Jesswar to talk about honoring her heritage, including members of her community in her music videos, and finally putting her years-in-the-making EP out into the world.

MTV News: You’re Fijian-Australian, and I know you’re super proud of your heritage. What does being Fijian mean to you?

Jesswar: It’s my identity. It’s in my blood; it’s in my bones. I always want to represent my culture no matter what, especially living here in Australia. It gives me strength, and I feel proud of it. As I go on in life, I never want to feel ashamed of who I am. So [being Fijian] influences a lot of my day-to-day life, my personal life, my music and art, and just who I am as a person.

MTV News: Were you raised in Fiji, or did you grow up in Australia?

Jesswar: I spent most of my life here in Australia, so I haven’t been back to Fiji in quite a while. At times, I do feel far away from my culture. That’s why I always want to represent it. It’s in my blood, so I never want to forget it, and I want to show other Pasifika artists or Pacific Islanders that you can be proud of your culture.

MTV News: What’s the hip-hop scene like in Australia?

Jesswar: It’s growing and changing, especially in the South Pacific and Asia Pacific. I feel like it started out small and it’s just sort of getting its legs. There’s a lot more people who are diverse and people of color working in the industry. It’s changed a lot from a year ago to 10 years ago. And now, you’re seeing artists even have the chance to take their craft internationally as well, which is really beautiful. The scene is male-dominated, but there are some amazing female rappers there. Tkay Maidza, Sophiegrophy — there are so many.

MTV News: Your new EP, Tropixx, was three years in the making. How are you feeling about releasing it into the world?

Jesswar: It was such a personal experience]. So it’s interesting to see it be so public as well, but it feels good. I’m trying to get used to the way it is — releasing music again, that schedule. I was living a quieter, more undercover life before this. But it feels good because I’ve held on to these songs for so long. Three years? That’s wild. I just can’t wait to release the next project after this because I’ve listened to these songs all thousands of times.

James Hornsby and Georgia Wallace

MTV News: Is it strange promoting new music in a pandemic? I’m not sure what it’s like right now in Australia, but in New York, in-person concerts are basically nonexistent.

Jesswar: It’s very strange. We played this one show where squares are painted on the floor. And the security guard sort of briefed me, like, “If anyone goes outside of the square, you sort of have to stop them or the show gets shut down.” But in some places like New Zealand, they’re having complete, full-on music festivals. Like, thousands of people.

MTV News: Your first single, “Savage,” dropped in 2017. How has your sound changed since then?

Jesswar: Even outside of music, I’ve evolved so much. With your artistry, how you are in that moment of time definitely influences the music. When I released that song in 2017, I had no plans to [make a music video]. I was just going to put it on SoundCloud. It was a song that we played at our pre-games, you know? It was pretty amazing how I got approached to make a video clip for that and put it online. I listen to it now and I just sound… I don’t know. I feel like I was really cheeky. You can definitely tell I had a lot more years in me to grow and evolve and get better at my craft. I feel like in “Savage,” I was saying punchlines just to be cheeky because I could.

MTV News: You previously said that writing “Venom,” a single off Tropixx, was self-care for you. Can you tell me more about that?

Jesswar: While writing this project, I was going through a pretty rough time personally in my life. I was being overlooked and talked down to a lot. So writing this project was a complete retaliation to that treatment. I feel like through that anger and rage, I found a calmness. Now I can look back on that and be like, oh, I’m really glad I got that [anger] out.

MTV News: It’s so interesting, writing about anger as a woman. The world doesn’t want you to express your anger.

Jesswar: One-hundred percent. But it feels so good! Everything I say in that song is a timestamp for me at that moment in my life. Sometimes I can listen to a song, and I’ll go back to exactly where I was living, what I was wearing — I remember all that. But I think it’s good to remember that because now, I feel much more calm and much more steady in my life.

MTV News: What about “Medusa”? The visuals for that song in particular are stunning.

Jesswar: “Medusa” was written in that same sort of vein as “Venom,” and the video was made in that sense as well. Except when I was making “Medusa,” there were so many powerful women around me — and there still are — who I was watching just absolutely kill it with success. We had heaps of people from my community come through [for the music video]. We hand-painted all the jackets and all the jewelry. We were just trying to make do with what we had. And some of those women I’ve known since I was in high school. That was where I got a lot of my inspiration from, too. Maybe not so much from people who are famous, but more so people who I know in my day-to-day life. And seeing that really inspired me because I was like, “I can do this, too.” I made the song for us in a way, and the video as well.

Fans Are Buzzing Over the WandaVision Finale

Warning: This article contains spoilers for all nine episodes of WandaVision, as well as some Marvel movies.

Reminder: Episode nine of WandaVision has a mid-credits scene and a post-credits scene. If you finished the episode but forgot to stick around for those, go back and watch, because we are discussing everything.

That WandaVision finale delivered doubles of everything. Two twins, two Visions, two witches. And we predict there will be double the usual amount of feelings, takes, theories, and memes. For what is a finale if not fandom persevering?

Yes, episode nine, “Series Finale,” was nothing short of explosive. And whether you’re resenting Ms. Maximoff like a Westview resident or pining for more time with her like (sob!) Billy and Tommy, there’s no doubt it’s what the internet will be talking about all weekend…possibly until The Falcon And The Winter Soldier drops. So, let’s get into it, shall we?

First of all, a pleasantly surprising lack of twists! No giant reveals, no new characters, no insane cliffhangers to be wrapped up in the next Doctor Strange (or somewhere else in the Multiverse). It was, first and foremost, finally a resolution of the Wanda/Vision relationship, not overshadowed by Mephisto, Magneto, Ultron, or any of the other Big Bads fans theorized might pop up.

In fact, Quicksilver turned out to be…Ralph Bohner? As in, Agatha’s “husband Ralph” is some actor who happened to live in Westview, and this is not a tie-in to the X-Men universe? It’s like a double fake-out. The twist is that there is no twist. He was just some guy. Did not see that coming.

Also, okay, the family, the feelings. We kind of always knew Vision would have to die (for the third time, good lord) at the end of this, but the twins? Our hearts! 

Also, can we get an update on what happened to Original Vision after he flew through the library skylight because, um, we just never saw him again?

The one thing everyone can agree on, though, is that Wanda is The Scarlet Witch. Outfit, hair, powers. Yes, we love it; give us more, mama.

Halloween 2021, here we come! Also, MCU Phase 4 here we come, but Halloween is more important.

Jumanji Producer Gives Update About A Fourth Movie

In an age where every old property gets a chance to return and reinvent itself (hello there, Cobra Kai), the Jumanji films to date have been very successful… so successful, in fact, that modern audiences might not even know that the two films centered around The Rock, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillen and Jack Black were spinoffs of an older Robin Williams adventure. The bottom line is, this is a winning franchise for Sony, a studio that doesn’t have a ton of lucrative franchises, so the fact that they’d want to continue with them makes all of the sense in the world.

Baked Oats Are All Over TikTok, And We Officially Have Cravings

Remember like a year ago when everyone was doing overnight oats? Well, those oats are as over as side parts and skinny jeans. It’s all about baked oats now, and quick and easy recipes for the delicious treat are blowing up on TikTok.

We’re not sure where exactly the #BakedOats trend started. It seems to be a natural extension of the mug cake phenomenon, which predates TikTok by at least a few years. And of course, trendy foods have been a staple of the platform since its launch. Spend a few minutes scrolling on the app, and you’re sure to encounter a fancy drink made with fancy ice, a pour-over hot cocoa ball, fluffy dalgona coffee, or pancake cereal (it’s…exactly what it sounds like).

Viral baked oats recipes are no different. Start with a simple base: oats, baking powder, and some kind of liquid, like oat milk. Most recipes also include vanilla extract and salt. Then, it’s time to mix in the fun stuff: flavorings and toppings. From dark chocolate to bananas to protein powder, pretty much anything you’d put in a smoothie or on top of an acai bowl can go right in your mixture. Some recipes use flour for a puffy, cake-like texture, others go for more of a healthy vibe. Then, you bake!

Here are some of the recipes we’re most eager to try:

Carrot Cake

Lemon Drizzle (Vegan!)

Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Cookie

Oat flower muffin with chocolate 

These recipes have been floating around the app for months–there’s even a popular one that includes pumpkin flavors “for fall.” And some have tens of thousands of likes. It’s a combination of the pandemic-induced baking craze and the #lifehack ethos of the internet. Not everyone wants to, or has the time or resources to, create an elaborate meal from scratch…but a grab-and-go fast food breakfast just doesn’t cut it anymore. Baked oats are kind of the perfect in-between: filling, nutritious, simple, but with plenty of ways to add your own creative spin.

Raya And The Last Dragon Voice Cast: Who’s Voicing Each Character

Alan Tudyk (Tuk Tuk)

Playing the part of Tuk Tuk, a bug/armadillo/pug hybrid, Alan Tudyk voices an odd-but-loyal sidekick in Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon. Tudyk is known for his role as Hoban “Wash” Washburne in Fox’s short-lived Firefly and its film continuation, Serenity. Also, he appears in Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Wonder Boys, A Knight’s Tale, Knocked Up, 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Trumbo, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Deadpool 2, 42, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and Death at a Funeral (2007). Additionally, Tudyk wrote, directed, and starred in the web series, Con Man, for which he was Emmy-nominated. As a voice actor, he’s heard in I, Robot, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen and Frozen II, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Big Hero 6, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Ice Age, Zootopia, Moana, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Aladdin (2019).

On television, Alan Tudyk’s other credits include Suburgatory, Newsreaders, Powerless, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Dollhouse, and V. Currently, he can be seen in Doom Patrol and heard in Harley Quinn.

‘Cloud Skin’ Is Spring’s Dreamiest New Trend

“I was inspired by the soft, sheer, light-as-air formula and cloud-like coverage,” says Yaitanes. “The shade names are also sensorial, feel-good words that evoke the airy, dreamy texture of the setting powder on your skin.”

Want in on the angelic action? Greenberg breaks down how to get cloud skin, below. 

Step 1: Skin Prep

Greenberg says to start with a super hydrating base, she likes Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. Then, let it sit and apply a layer of face oil like Skinowl Selenite Oil, which has a shimmer to it. “Now your skin is glowing and wet,” she says.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer

$29

Charlotte Tilbury

Skinowl Selenite Gloss

$48

Skinowl

Step 2: Foundation and powder 

“Next I would take Joah’s Tinted Moisturizer stick, which is luminous and creates a great, even base,” she says, adding that using a buffing brush will help you get an even finish. Then, it’s crucial to go in with your powder to get that dreamy hazy feel. This would be a perfect time to use the Kosas Cloud Set, but Greenberg also likes Beautyblender’s new setting powder.

“Dab it in the hollows of your cheeks, your upper forehead, and a little on your nose and chin,” she says. “It takes down some of the wetness but the powder also blurs. So now, there are some different textures on your face. ” 

To make these matte areas even more creamy, she says to add some concealer on top of the powder, dabbing and blending it on with a Beautyblender or fluffy brush. Then go back over the concealer with a light dusting of powder. This will give you that really fluffy, dimensional cloud-like look. 

Joah Crystal Glow Tinted Luminizer Stick

Kosas Cloud Set Baked Setting & Smoothing Talc-Free Vegan Powder

$34

Sephora

Beautyblender BOUNCE Soft Focus Gemstone Setting Powder

$32

Beautyblender

Step 3: Highlighter 

You could stop here since the dewy base will already look highlighted in comparison to the fluffy powder sections of your face, but if you want a really angelic glow, Greenberg says to add a transparent, shimmer-free highlighter your cheeks, lips, eyes, and cupid’s bow. (She loves Tower 28 SuperDew Balm.) If you want a little more color—“like when the sun is setting behind the clouds and color peaks through”—she says to use a tinted balm instead, like her Jamie Makeup Blighlighters (yes, they’re a combo of blush and highlighter).

“Each texture should blend into each other, so you may need to blend any obvious lines,” she says. “When putting on this makeup, you want to have a light and airy touch, not direct and strong. Think of a weightless waltz.” 

Tower 28 Beauty SuperDew Shimmer-Free Highlight Balm

$18

Tower 28

Jamie Makeup The Blighlighter

$34

Jamie Makeup

Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.

How To Watch Raya And The Last Dragon Streaming

Will Raya And The Last Dragon Be Available To Buy On DVD?

Even though you will be able to watch Raya and the Last Dragon streaming, starting Friday, March 5, the movie won’t be available for physical home release, at least not at this time. An exact release date has yet to be announced for the latest Disney movie, but if we consider the physical release of Mulan, which came out on DVD and Blu-ray in November 2020 (two months after release), we could see the same thing happen with Raya and the Last Dragon.

It should be noted that unlike Mulan, Raya and the Last Dragon is also being released in theaters, meaning that its success at the box office could push back the home release.

Why Michelle Pfeiffer Loves Being A Part Of Ant-Man And The MCU

Ant-Man and the Wasp was definitely something different for the actress, who usually gravitates toward dramas and a lot of other films way north of superheroes riding on ants. Michelle Pfeiffer admitted that acting in front of green screens and suits is a bit odd, but it’s nonetheless something she is really excited about. And of course, she gets to work with an all-star cast and a beloved storyline we’re all lining up to continue to see play out with the MCU.