Colourpop’s New Bambi Collection Is Ridiculously Cute

With each curated collection inspired by the magic of Disney films, Colourpop Cosmetics invokes nostalgia for the movies that have amassed fans across generations. The brand constantly delivers with eye shadow palettes, tinted lip crayons, eyeliners, and more based on some favorite characters from our childhoods. The Disney Bambi x Colourpop collection features 11 new products inspired specifically by the skunk named Flower, Thumper the rabbit, and of course, the world’s most famous cartoon fawn.

What’s a Colourpop collection without a few new palettes? This one doesn’t disappoint with three five-pan options that include shimmer and matte shades named after each adorable anthropomorphic forest animal. The Bambi Palette has nude hues similar to the deer’s fur and markings that will create a soft glam look on almost any skin tone. The Flower Palette boasts cool purple shades with ivory and charcoal black accents. The last of the three palettes, Thumper, has three shimmers in a champagne pink, light green, and deep purple, along with two mauve mattes.

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The Life In The Woods Créme Gel Pencil Trio pairs beautifully with the palettes. This set has three creamy eyeliner pencils in matte and metallic finishes. Meadow is a matte beige hue, while Purty is a deeper eggplant. Raindrops incorporates a bit of shimmer in its muted wine shade. 

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The packs come with Colourpop’s Lux Glosses in three glittery shades. The hydrating glossy formula leaves a sheer tint of color sprinkled with shimmer. Each shade complements one of the palettes—Bambi is a caramel-colored hue, Thumper is a rosy pink, and Flower a sheer lavender.  

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On tap you’ll also find a set of lashes called Oh Deer Faux Mink Falsies. These wispies have the perfect mix of length, volume, and drama.

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Last but not least is the Morning Light Pixie Pouf Highlighter. The loose highlighter comes with a fluffy white pouf that you can use to dispense the shimmery gold color all over.

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Ready to shop? Set your calendar reminders: These products will be available for purchase starting Feb 25 on colourpop.com and March 14 on ulta.com.

This story originally ran on Allure. 

The Wash-Day Essentials This Wellness Brand Founder Can’t Live Without

There’s no denying that having grace for your natural texture can be a challenge, but nailing down a wash-day ritual that works for you is a huge step in the right direction. Ahead, Mouzon Wofford breaks down the secret sauce for her biweekly ritual, from her affinity for cold showers to braiding as a meditation practice.

Cleansing + Masking

Whenever I notice my hair is quite dry, I know it’s time to get it back in shape. I use Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar to cleanse—it gets rid of any product build-up without stripping my hair, and it also makes my hair really smooth and shiny. I start out by pouring about an ounce of ACV into a big mason jar and diluting it 1:1 with water. I use it to wet my hair completely as a pre-rinse, and on days I want a deeper cleanse, I’ll turn it into a hair mask with bentonite clay.  It’s messy as hell and such a process—but it’s really incredible for a deeper weekend treatment.

Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Bentonite Clay

Conditioning + Detangling

After the ACV, I twist my hair into into four-to-six sections, depending how lazy I’m feeling. I take one section at a time and soak them with water. Then I use Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash (the directions say four-to-eight pumps for your whole head, but I do like 10 pumps per section). After I fully saturate my hair with that, I run my hair briefly under water again to make sure it’s fully saturated with the product and water to get a really good slip, and then I finger detangle before twisting each section. I don’t use a brush or a comb because they disrupt my curl pattern—my curls just don’t look right after. Finger detangling allows me to be more gentle, so I don’t feel like I’m ripping tangles out.

When finger detangling, I start at the ends, and work my way up to the root. It takes around 20 minutes, which is enough time to really let the product sink in and help my curls form. If I use a heavier deep conditioner that comes in a tub, it’s too thick and buttery, and I don’t get that good slip. But if I do anything that’s too lightweight or too curl-enhancing, it dries my hair right out, and my curls don’t really form. So this is like a Goldilocks product for me.

Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash

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A Cold Rinse

Once that’s done, I rinse my hair with extremely cold water because it helps to lock in shine and cut down on frizz. It’s not my favorite thing to do in the winter time, but it’s really, really good. In the summer time, I take totally cold showers. It’s so good for your body to immerse yourself in that cold, and it tightens everything up, so I feel very energized and like I just did a crazy workout after. Even if I go out for a walk on a really cold day, my skin always looks great. When I rinse, a good amount of the product washes out, but not necessarily all of it. There’s definitely still product in my hair, but not, like, visible white conditioner.

Drying + Stretching

The next thing that I do is grab the softest cotton t-shirt I can find, and tightly wrap my hair up in it as if it were a towel, and tuck it in at the nape of my neck. It combats frizz while my hair dries, while stretching the curl pattern. I’ve found that the biggest difference in being able to manage my hair has been getting it relatively stretched, rather than a straight wash-and-go (otherwise it’ll get super frizzy). This is when my hair is in its most fragile state, so I leave it alone and let it dry about 80% in the shirt, and get dressed while I wait. Ten or 15 minutes later, I remove the t-shirt and my hair is mostly dry and somewhat stretched.

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Locking in the Moisture

Next, I apply some kind of oil to lock in the moisture. Lately, I’ve actually been using this body butter by my friends company, Yes Folk. They mostly make kombucha, but they have this crazy awesome product that’s totally natural. No fragrance or anything. It’s just a really nice natural blend of butters and oils, and I realized it’s great for my hair. I just dab my finger in there and rub it between my hands to melt it, smooth it through my strands as much as possible, and get to my next step of stretching by letting my hair dry 100% in braids. I divide my hair into two sections down the middle, rub the product in, and make sure to get my baby hairs, my ends, and up near my roots, where I tend to get a halo of frizz. I’ve found that the more natural it is, the better it will work for my hair, but if I really want to slick things down, I’ll use a little bit of Jamaican Black Castor Oil before adding a scarf.

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Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Braiding + Maintenance 

I’ve really come to love the braiding portion, which used to be a point of frustration. I used to be so resentful at the fact that I couldn’t just do a wash-and-go, because I’m very low maintenance. But the braiding part is actually so cathartic. I aspire to have a meditation practice, but at this point, braiding my hair is my meditation. I tightly wrap my hair up in this satin scarf I’ve had as long as I can remember to help prevent any fizziness (my biggest culprit) on top as it dries. I leave it on for at least 20 minutes, and then I have my hair in the two braids, fully dry, and I usually just leave it for few days before I wear it out. Or I’ll re-braid it into small individual sections—almost like box braids, but minus the extensions.

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These Black Women-Owned Candle Companies Are the Perfect Excuse to Replenish Your Stock

I like to buy candles like I like to buy lattes—every day, at any cost, to feel better. I want pastel pillars glowing by my side as I hunch over Zoom, and tiny tea lights lining my bathtub. I want candles that I light exclusively to read novels, and scents that match my skincare routine. If I could, I would have little brown packages arriving ’round the clock to help light my way through this sad, anxious time. The urge to set things on fire has never been stronger—but neither has the desire to make home a warm, beautiful place. 

It’s a tricky age for those of us who like to shop online. Pandemic-induced purchases can be a sort of dopamine blackout, so my solution is to try to limit myself to outstanding books and candles. They’re little luxuries; minor expenses with a major lifestyle impact. I buy them from companies that reflect my values—if I’m going to spend money it might as well support creators who I believe in. And it’s incredibly easy to buy candles from independent, Black women-owned businesses. 

We’re living through something of a candle renaissance—factory-made wax lumps with soapy smells are out, hand-poured, vegan, eco-conscious, ethical candles are in. They’re not pretentious, they’re just well-made. Compare candles from some major corporations, to, say, Bright Black, a five-year-old family candle business that aims to “pay tribute to Black greatness” with each candle. Or the “Wash Day” candle from millennial women founders at Cavo who use biodegradable packing peanuts and create Spotify playlists to go with each creation.

It’s the age of giving yourself little treats, and those treats can easily support a great business. Your plans may have gone up in smoke, and your life may be melting down—but get yourself a really good candle and see if things don’t improve. 

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Seemingly Correct the Queen’s Statement About Their Future

Following a statement from Buckingham Palace that the royal family is “saddened” by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s decision to permanently step down as working royals, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would seemingly like to clarify one thing.

Earlier today, February 19, BP confirmed the couple will not return as working members of the royal family. (After their original announcement in January 2020, the family agreed to a one-year trial period.) The statement read:

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed to Her Majesty The Queen that they will not be returning as working members of The Royal Family.  

Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service. The honorary military appointments and Royal patronages held by The Duke and Duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty, before being redistributed among working members of The Royal Family.
 
While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family.

A spokesperson for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry released a statement shortly after that asserts their continued commitment to charitable works. “As evidenced by their work over the past year, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the U.K. and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organizations they have represented regardless of official role,” their statement read. “We can all live a life of service. Service is universal.”

In fact, multiple patronages previously and currently supported by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared their gratitude on Twitter in wake of these announcements, including the Invictus Games Foundation and Smart Works Charity

A source close to the couple tells Vanity Fair that they have “no regrets” about their final decision—which came one month before the 12-month review was set to complete. “They stood down for a reason,” the source said. “That was to have the freedom to be independent and there are no regrets about their decision to leave.”


This New K-Beauty Foundation Was Made for Deep Skin Tones

K-Beauty is known for its game-changing innovation and one of its standout products continues to be the cushion foundation. Sleek and compact, with the ability to give your skin an airbrushed, filter IRL finish, it’s everything you want in a foundation—if you can find your shade.

For many Black and Brown followers of K-Beauty, cushion compacts have continued to be the one item that is just out of reach. Most brands will offer a range of three shades max, often not deeper than a milky, light brown. That’s what Grace Okafor learned when she arrived in Seoul in the late summer of 2015 and quickly ran out of the makeup she had packed from her home in Nigeria. 

Okafor went to South Korea to study the language while pursuing a Master’s Degree in international trade in business. “Back home in Nigeria, we had a lot of cosmetics that were made in China, but nothing related to Korean beauty or skin care,” she says. “I wanted to bridge the gap between Korean and African beauty.”

One of the complaints she constantly came across was the lack of deeper shades available for the cushion foundations on the market. “That is the first product that a lot of Black women living in Korea wanted,” says Okafor. So she set out to develop a line that was grounded in K-Beauty’s philosophy of innovative science that would also be inclusive of dark skin tones. 

The first product to launch from Okafor’s cruelty-free brand, Dr. Gio Cosmetics, was the long awaited Ultra 7 Brightening Foundation Cushion. Available in six shades, the formula contains shea butter, centella asiatica (which is known for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties), and vitamin C. Together they deliver dewy, buildable coverage that hydrates and brightens your skin over time. There’s also tea tree oil in the mix, which targets bacteria that can buildup from excessive mask wearing, as well as ample sun protection with SPF 50+. 

Okafor is in the process of developing additional makeup under the brand, but for now she’s focusing on the foundation and continuing to expand the selection of shades. Eager to see how it works on melanated skin, we had four of our editors put the Ultra 7 foundation to the test. Here are our honest reviews.   

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Michella wearing shades DG-02 Ijeoma and DG-03 Ella

I’ve been patiently waiting for a cushion foundation that would match my skin tone for years. Being a fan of K-beauty and no-makeup makeup, I love how cushion applicators melt foundation into my skin with just a few pats, creating an even base with a natural, dewy glow. Not to mention the packaging of cushion foundations—the pillowy applicator, the product, the compact mirror all built in—not only looks incredibly chic, it’s also practical. So when I heard about Dr. GIO Cosmetics, I had high hopes. Finally, I too could harness the power of the cushion.

Kim Kardashian Has Reportedly Filed for Divorce From Kanye West

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are divorcing, TMZ reported on February 19. Sources tell the outlet the divorce is amicable and that Kardashian is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their children. A prenup is also reportedly in place. 

Their divorce announcement comes after weeks of rumors that the end was near. “They are keeping it low-key but they are done,” a source told Page Six in early January. “Kim has hired [divorce lawyer] Laura Wasser and they are in settlement talks.”

Kardashian and West reportedly tried to make their marriage work before reaching this decision. “Kim and Kanye are in counseling and exploring their options,” a source told People in January. “They have been working on their marriage for a long time, but no decision has been made.”

That being said, Kardashian apparently didn’t make this decision lightly. “She wants to make sure she’s making the right decision for the kids,” a source told E! “It’s not about the marriage anymore…. Kim is only focused on what’s best for the kids. It’s a tough decision for her and she’s figuring it out.” Kardashian and West, of course, have four children together: North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm. 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West met around 2002 or 2003. “He was recording a song with Brandy, and I was her friend. I vividly remember hanging out with him, and then they did a video together, so I’d see him a few times. He was asking his friends, ‘Who is this Kim Kardajan?’ He didn’t know what my name was,” Kardashian revealed during the Keeping Up With the Kardashians 10th anniversary special, per Us Weekly. 

They welcomed their first child, North, in 2013, and tied the knot with an Italian wedding that next year. Saint was born in 2015, Chicago in 2018, then Psalm in 2019. 

We’ll update this post with any pertinent information as it comes in. 

This Jennifer Aniston-David Letterman Clip From 1999 Has the Internet Feeling Disgusted

A 1999 interview between Jennifer Aniston and David Letterman is going viral—for how seriously gross it is on Letterman’s part. 

The interview starts out innocuous enough, aside from one cringe-inducing moment where Aniston recalls being recognized in a steam room, and Letterman asks how many “naked women” were there and if they were “sweaty.” (Aniston loses her train of thought, and understandably so.)  

But it gets worse from there. Towards the end of the seven-minute chat, the Late Show host asks Aniston if he can “try one thing.” He proceeds to grab her head and lean towards her face as if to kiss her, and she literally screams, “What are you doing?” After multiple attempts he—I shit you not—puts a tendril of her hair into his mouth and sucks on it. Sucks on it

The pro she is, Aniston makes a joke of it, wiping off his spit (!!!) and putting the tissue in her pocket. She then starts talking about her movie until she realizes everyone in the audience is still focused on the weird hair thing. 

“People were horrified by that,” Letterman jokes, clearly not seeing the issue himself. In fact, he makes fun of Aniston for screaming. “You ruined it for me,” he says. “Are you happy?” 

Again, Aniston laughs this off—but now that people are finding the clip again, they’re seriously disgusted. 

This Jennifer Aniston interview started making the rounds after Letterman’s 2013 interview with Lindsay Lohan went viral earlier in February. Spurred on by the Diane Sawyer and Matt Lauer clips featured in the Framing Britney Spears documentary, many people have begun reexamining the way media treated young, successful women in the nineties and 2000s. Letterman seems to be a repeat offender.

“I was a fan of Letterman when I was in high school and university, but when I look back on a lot of his clips they’re soo awkward and cringy,” one user tweeted. “The most horrifying one is him smelling Jennifer Aniston’s hair—there’s no comedy, it’s straight-up sexual harassment on air.”

Hopefully, there aren’t too many more of these horrible, invasive moments lurking on the internet. Unfortunately, we’ve probably just scratched the surface.


So, Did WandaVision Just Give Monica Rambeau Superpowers?

Spoilers ahead for the seventh episode of WandaVision.

The seventh episode of Disney+’s Marvel show WandaVision revealed a very, very important superpowered character: Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn), neighborhood witch. But did it also reveal another hero in the making? For a few episode now, we’ve been watching Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) go in and out of “the hex,” the neighborhood created by Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) that’s invisible to outsiders. Being inside the hex can alter a person’s mind to varying degrees, and we’ve seen that it also alters their clothing; Wanda “rewrites” all objects as they come in to fit her TV-suburban aesthetic. It’s also been revealed that after her trip inside in an earlier episode, Monica’s very cells have been “rewritten.”  This was presented as a bad thing…but what if it’s actually making her stronger?

In the most recent episode, Monica pushes her way through the forcefield around the hex, and when she gets inside, her eyes are glowing blue, and she seems to see the world in shades of pink and green, like X-ray vision almost. She can see the waves of powerful radioactive magic Wanda is using to bind the town together. Eventually, she shakes it off, and her vision and eyes return to normal. But when she confronts Wanda in her front yard, she seems more powerful than before. She’s certainly more clear-headed than she was during her first trip inside. Now, Monica remembers everything. Wanda is still able to easily lift her into the air with her telekinetic powers—but when Monica hits the ground, she strikes a pose reminiscent of Vision kneeling when he was first brought to life by the Mind Stone in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Is Monica the next superhero “creation?” 

Marvel fans will remember that we first met Monica as a child in the movie Captain Marvel; she’s the daughter of fighter pilot Maria Rambeau, Captain Marvel’s air force BFF. When Monica traveled into the hex, we heard snippets of conversation from Captain Marvel, talking about how tough and special Monica is. Her origin story.

In the Marvel comics, according to Insider, Monica does become a superhero, known as Photon, Pulsar, and Spectrum (it’s comic books; everything changes all the time forever). Is that what this is building toward?

If you watched the mid-credits scene in the most recent episode, “Breaking the Fourth Wall,” you saw Monica follow Wanda to Agnes/Agatha’s house and start to discover her witchy secret. Then, she comes face to face with “imposter Pietro” (Quicksilver from X-Men), apparently an associate of Agatha’s. Monica’s eyes glow again, this time…purple-ish. Is she now under Agatha’s spell? Will she incorporate Agatha’s powers into her own? How on Earth are there only two episodes left of WandaVision? 

Okay, almost forgot to mention: Episode seven reminded us that Dottie (Emma Caulfield) is still in town. So that’s going to pay off at some point. Man, this is complicated.

The NBA’s First ‘Ball Girl’ Changed the Game Without Ever Playing It

Leadership in sports is one of the most enduring old boys’ clubs but women are on a hot streak, fast chipping away at the glass ceiling that’s protected coaching positions, commissioners offices and ownership opportunities. In 2020 alone, Callie Brownson, the chief of staff for the Cleveland Browns, became the highest-ranking female coach in NFL history when she stepped in as a position coach. Becky Hammon made history when she became the first woman to act as head coach during an NBA regular-season game. Kim Ng became the first woman general manager in Major League Baseball history as the Miami Marlins GM. Katie Sowers was the first woman to coach in a Super Bowl game (topped the following year by the two women coaches of the Super Bowl winning Tampa Bay Buccaneers). But before all of these pioneers, there was Melissa Proctor.

Proctor, a Black woman with locs and a nose ring, doesn’t fit the old boys’ club bill. But as executive vice president and chief marketing officer for the Atlanta Hawks, she’s a powerful force in the NBA and one of the highest ranking women in Big League sports. The Miami native grew up in an immigrant household not watching American sports, but her cousin introduced her to basketball by way of the Miami Heat. Around that time, Proctor asked her mother if she could get a part-time job; her mother responded that she could only get a job if it were something she wanted to do for the rest of her life. “At 15, I thought about it, and I realized that every time I was watching games on TV, I never saw women. I didn’t see women on the sidelines, and so I said that I wanted to become the first female coach in the NBA,” she said. She was determined to make her way in the NBA—starting with becoming the league’s first ball girl. 

Proctor had never played basketball—she’d never even been to an NBA game, and had no idea what a “ball boy” did but she knew that was the place to start. She wrote letters and made phone calls to the Miami Heat but was turned down repeatedly. “I finally found the equipment manager, and he tried to discourage me and tell me it was grunge work,” Proctor says. She didn’t have access to someone who could make the opportunity happen for her, but Proctor’s pure determination kept her on the course to find a job with the Heat. When she was 16, “the equipment manager called me back and said, ‘You know, you got a lot of heart, kid. Come in for a pre-season game.'” She was given an outfit and put to work.

Proctor immediately made her mark. “I was becoming the queen of the court because I was out there hustling and diving for loose balls and doing things that some of the guys didn’t necessarily feel like they had to do,” she said. Her presence eventually inspired the Miami Heat owner’s daughter, Kelly Arison, to become a ball girl, too. Now the organization had two girls on the court and decided to change the role’s name to a gender neutral “ball attendant” to be inclusive.

During her time as a ball attendant, Proctor had a front row seat to watch Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippin and Dennis Rodman. She built relationships with the game day operations staff to learn what it takes to put on a game. She learned how to interact with ownership, celebrities who are sitting court side, the janitorial staff and security. At the time, Proctor didn’t realize the magnitude of being the Miami Heat’s first ball girl. She was breaking barriers in sports, but also setting the groundwork for how she would fearlessly pursue a career in an industry famously lacking in women. “I’m so grateful for the freedom to think big and the freedom to explore different things without judgment,” she says.

I Care A Lot Has More in Common With Gone Girl Than Just Rosamund Pike

What do you get when you mix the psychopathy of Gone Girl’s Amy Dunne, the dehumanizing capitalism of American Psycho, and the sapphic energy of A Simple Favor? Probably something akin to Netflix’s deliciously dark comedy, I Care a Lot.

I Care a Lot is a vibrant, chaotic exploration into the business of caring. At the center of it all: Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike), a corrupt caregiver who forces her elderly clients into assisted living facilities and drains them of all they’re worth. Everyone’s on the take, from greedy doctors to facility coordinators to Marla’s savvy business and life partner, Fran (Eiza Gonzáles). The only one who doesn’t seem to be profiting from this horrific practice is a singular judge who is so easily duped into granting Marla custody of her victims that he doesn’t warrant a bribe.

Marla is, above all else, a grifter. “You think you’re good people,” she judges the viewer at the top of the film. “I used to be like you. Thinking that working hard and playing fair leads to success and happiness. It doesn’t. Playing fair is a joke invented by rich people to keep the rest of us poor.” There are only two types of people in Marla’s world: lions and lambs. Guess which one she is?

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Throughout the film—which spirals delightfully out of control once Marla gets her hand on a client with mob connections—I kept thinking back to another hustler with a penchant for monologues and violence: Amy Dunne. Perhaps Rosamund Pike is right when she tells me it simply comes down to the fact that she plays both psychopaths, but I can’t help thinking it’s more than that. Marla Grayson is everything the Gone Girl antihero always wanted to be: successful, rich, and independent. When Marla asks everyone watching what they’d be willing to sacrifice to achieve their dreams, I imagine Amy would simply respond, everything.

Still, a sick part of me couldn’t help but root for Gone Girl’s spiteful housewife, while all I could root for during I Care a Lot was for Marla’s demise—and her impeccable bob. For Pike, it’s the opposite. 

“Amy is a genuine sociopath who also commits murder. Now, Marla’s done terrible things and her hustle is, frankly, appalling and odious, but she has lines that she won’t cross,” Pike tells me over Zoom. “I think what they do have in common is that they’re reprehensible characters who are fun to watch.”