Posts Tagged ‘YouTube’


Monday, November 6th, 2017


Photo by Brandon Lundby, courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Patrick Starrr is bringing his inspiring “Makeup is a one-size-fits-all” philosophy to life with a new year-long collaboration with M·A·C Cosmetics.  Launching on December 14th, the first of five collections will include twelve custom-colour essentials, including a signature Set Powder (seen below) in a range of hues to flatter any complexion.  “Powder was the one product I needed,” he told Refinery 29 in an interview. “We went through so many revisions. I wanted to nail the color so that any skin tone could use it to bake and dust off — I was so particular about it.”

Starrr (née Patrick Simondac) is extremely familiar with M·A·C Cosmetics; after all, he began his career in 2012 behind a M·A·C counter in his hometown of Orlando.  The Florida native credits this time spent with M·A·C with enabling him to start his own YouTube channel, which now has more than 3 million followers.  Starrr is one of three makeup artists — Manny MUA and Jeffree Star are the others — who have paved the way for men to openly wear makeup.


Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

A popular video on YouTube, from AsapSCIENCE, is educating millions on the lethal effects of popular foods and beverages.  Since launching last Thursday, nearly 2.4 million viewers have watched “This Much Will Kill You pt. 2.”  The first “This Much Will Kill You” has received more than 12.7 million viewers since August, 2015.  Clearly proving that too much of a good thing is simply way too much, we learned that the following dosage is considered poisonous:

  • 129 teaspoons of pepper
  • 70 cups of coffee (for a person weighing 70 kg)
  • 480 bananas
  • 10.5 cups of sugar (for a person weighing 150 lbs)
  • 68 ng of Botox
  • 13 shots of alcohol (consecutively)
  • 85 full-sized chocolate bars (at once)
  • 11,000 Oranges (leads to an overdose of Vitamin C)
  • 25 green potatoes
  • 6 liters of water (in a short timespan)
  • 1-2 ground cherry pits (turns into cyanide)


Monday, June 26th, 2017

Dimitrios Kambouris — Getty Images; Photo Illustration by Kenneth Bachor for TIME

TIME Magazine sized up contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news.  For its Third Annual unranked roundup, model/author/host, Chrissy Teigen, was chosen for her accessibility and ability to be “real.”  Katy Perry offers another version of real — during a 96-hour livestream on YouTube — and Kim Kardashian-West shares just about everything she wants us to see.  Rihanna won our applause by taking on body-shamers, we were intrigued by Iraqi-American beauty blogger and makeup mogul, Huda Kattan, who peddles her beauty line in interesting venues, ranging from Dubai vending machines to Sephora stores worldwide.  Its no surprise that best-selling author, J.K. Rowling appeared, but 16-year-old “nugg-ernut,” Cater Wilkerson, shocked us with his pleas for chicken nuggets (reaching nearly 3.7 million people!).  Canadian model and YouTube star, Gigi Gorgeous, joined this year’s ranks, as did Joanne The Scammer aka Branden Miller.  Korean boy-band, BTS, entertained us and we learned how to lip-synch with Baby Ariel’s (aka Ariel Martin) app.