Many commoners such as ourselves simply aren't able to handle the fringe lifestyle. Between keeping it cut properly in parallel to the rest of your hair, making sure it stays in place and isn't blinding you; it's a 24/7 job.
Kendall Jenner has seemingly decided to commit to that bangs lifestyle, but then again she does have a team of hairstylists to help her.
She's showing off her brand new look in a recent selfie, and we have to say: she's lookin' FINE.
You’ve most likely seen at least one of Vogue’s infamous make-up tutorials, celebrated for their chill, relatable vibe… NOT.
We obsess over how gorgeous models get their looks, attempt to emulate their radiant beauty and try (and fail) to copy their stunning #lewks.
The rich and famous have world-renowned make-up artists following at their heels, making sure they look their best at all times.
We, on the other hand, roll out of bed and can only pray that we manage to look semi-decent instead of the apocalyptic zombie which was passed out in bed only moments earlier…
If I can remember to put toothpaste on my toothbrush instead of moisturiser, I think I’m winning.
These celebrity gals, however, are often expected to look #RedCarpetReady 24 hours a day, which sounds exhausting, to be honest.
We decided it was time to watch these notorious Vogue Vids to study the movements and cosmetic habits of faces such as Bad Gal Riri (she doesn’t need make-up, make-up needs her), Emily Ratajkowski, Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid to see just how relatable these ladies are.
We were inspired by the hilarious Maddison Bush, who uploaded parody version of a make-up tutorial while attempting to imitate Vogue's famous faces.
Hint: not relatable in the slightest. Not even close to it.
1. First up, Bella Hadid.
As we all know, Bella is one half of the supermodel sister duo of herself and Gigi Hadid, AKA: two of the most ridiculously stunning human beings on the planet. We actually doubt if they’re human… they look like they were made in a laboratory for beautiful people. No fair.
From the very start of these videos, it’s already hard to find anything in common with these women. They are all doing their beauty regime in unnaturally aesthetic bathrooms in luxurious hotels or mansions, whereas we’re struggling to find a mirror that isn’t covered in foundation smudge marks, or are possibly in the queue for the house bathroom for the last 35 minutes.
From the second models such as Bella face the camera, it’s difficult to choke down the fact that they aren’t wearing any make-up because they already look damn FLAWLESS.
Like, wig = snatched from the beginning. *sigh*
The videos are also alarmingly short, considering most of us take at least 15 minutes to put our faces on. The fact that famous faces only take 5 minutes to look that good is frankly both disturbing and insulting to my pale palour.
(I’ve been asked if I am anaemic countless times, I’ve just started saying yes now, it’s easier).
Bella begins by saying “models can do their own make-up too!” Good to know, Bella. Good to know. You’re very normal.
She continues by saying, “I look really tired because I’ve been travelling for two months straight.” You poor gal Bella, travelling the world in private jets and glamorous clothing must be devastating to your complexion.
So far, oh so relatable.
Bella uses concealer, a contour stick, highlighter, brow pencil, lash primer and mascara to complete her look in five minutes.
By the end of the video, she’s essentially ready for the Victoria’s Secret carpet, minus the wings. It’s offensive. *cries in poor*
Relatability level: 2/5.
2. Kendall Jenner. Also known as ‘KANDALL JANNARRR’.
She’s already using products we can’t even dream of affording without selling our organs illegally online, so the relatability factor is null from the beginning.
She claims that she “learns a lot from being on set.” Us too, Kendall. We frequent photoshoots on the reg constantly, it’s the cross we bear.
She lets us know that she eats grilled cheese sandwiches, which is comforting for roughly 4 seconds.
The Kardashian uses Estée Lauder foundation in nude, concealer, and mascara and finishes by blowing a kiss to the camera.
The fact that she hasn’t poked her eyes with a mascara brush or choked on powder yet separates this gal from reality.
My lungs still haven’t recovered from the powder incident of ’09, where my mother’s inhaler had to be used.
Relatability level: 1/5. Sorry Kendall, but your bathroom alone is next level boujee.
3. Lili Reinhart.
Our third gal is Riverdale’s gorgeous Betty Cooper herself, Lili Reinhart. We have high hopes for this one, seeing as her social media presence is all about positivity and female empowerment, as well as Cole Sprouse, AKA Coal Sprouts, Jughead Jones.
Lili also begins her video by eating food on camera, it seems to be a common ‘relatability’ tactic. This time, it’s Chinese food. She has us hooked.
She also admits from the beginning that she already has foundation on, thank God. If that was her natural complexion I think I’d have had to tell her to stay in her lane.
Lili doesn’t mention the products which she uses, which we translate to mean that we probably cannot afford them…
She uses pink eyeshadow, lip gloss, a basic nude foundation and of course, concealer and highlighter. Voila, she’s ready for her close-up.
Relatability level: 3/5. She’s the winner so far, mainly due to her Chinese wontons. They just look so tasty.
4. Emily Ratajkowski.
Ah, the notorious sexy selfie queen.We have serious doubts about the relatability level of this gal, she’s got cheekbones for days and an enviable glowing tan.
Plus she could look sexy even if she went to Coppers until 6am the night before and had an absolute ‘mare when those jägerbombs came back to haunt her. The hardest look to pull off, arguably.
She comments that “I do my own make-up for red carpets a lot”. Same, tbh…
All this girl needs is Pat McGrath lipgloss, her blush which she confesses to be addicted to, and a bit of concealer. Wait… that’s it? That’s all it takes? Seriously?
We quit. We are the weakest link, goodbye.
Relatability level: 0/5. Sorry Emily, but you took a duck-face selfie when you were done, and DIDN’T delete it or take a second take. That’s downright blasphemy in our books, we need at least 13 photos before we can find one we don’t hate.
Last, but not least, BAD GAL RIRI. An icon. A sass queen. Fenty Beauty extraordinaire, we have high hopes for this one.
From the beginning of the ten minute long gift, RiRi shows off her bubbly personality without plugging her own products at all, which is a miracle in itself.
If you haven’t tried using Fenty Beauty products, girl you are MISSING OUT. They’re flawless.
“The key to highlighter is not to be afraid, make-up is fun. It’s there to play with.” She hits the nail on the head, so many of us can find make-up intensely frustrating when we are expected to follow certain trends and look a certain way.
At the end of the day, beauty products should be used for our own enjoyment and empowerment, and if make-up doesn’t empower you, your natural beauty is all you need.
Riri claims that she learned how to contour when she gained weight and wanted to hide her ‘double chin’ and forehead, which was hugely surprising to us. Superstar celebrities have insecurities too, gals.
“The best teacher is yourself.” Say it louder for the people in the back, Rihanna. Everyone has their own unique look, individual face and preferred beauty regimens. You don’t have to look to famous people to understand your own complexion, all you need is you.
Riri relatability level: 4/5. Her personality is down-to-earth, her tips are one of a kind and her products are gold star standard.
We have to remind ourselves that these celebrities have picked up countless tips from the top make-up artists in the business, whereas we got free eyeshadows from magazines as 11-year-olds back when YouTube make-up tutorials didn’t exist (yes, there was a time, believe it or not) and gave ourselves pinkeye.
I lost count of how many allergic reactions I had to dodgy make-up after my 3827th eye infection from cheap “make-up”.
I wouldn’t even call it make-up honestly, I suspect that magazine eyeshadows were essentially homemade concoctions of flour and food dye.
Fast forward a few years, and YouTube beauty accounts have blown up across the internet, courtesy of teenagers who are DYING to know how to contour.
The word contour genuinely did not exist until recently in Ireland, we were simple folk back then.
Taking issue with the beauty ideal she communicated in her message, members of the public were quick to remind the model that her remarks had little grounding in reality.
"Arrogant af," replied one of her followers. "I wasn't so lucky to have thick healthy hair by nature, but this is not YOU who tell me I don't deserve to be beautiful and have my identity!"
Emily was also reminded that hair loss is often the repercussion of illnesses experienced by countless women around the world, and therefore should not be used as a measure of beauty.
"So those gorgeous, strong women who have lost their hair battling cancer or suffering alopecia aren't considered to have beauty, femininity or identity? What were you thinking writing this?!" countered one of the model's followers.
By contrast, some Instagram users were quick to jump to the model's defence, asking fellow followers to provide a more appropriate caption for a haircare brand.
"It's a haircare ad, what is she supposed to write in the caption?" argued one fan. "I'm sick and tired of hearing and reading women are all beautiful no matter what."
"Here we are talking about pure aesthetics and I'm pretty sure any women would agree hair plays a fundamental role in making woman feel beautiful and feminine, and any bald women would love to have their hair back of they can."
Emily recently discussed the campaign and acknowledged that while hair doesn't hold the same importance for everyone, it plays a prominent part in her life, saying: "Bad hair days are the worse because it can become the centre of the day."
"For some people, their hair isn’t important to them, and that’s a totally respectful stance. I would never judge someone who feels that way," she explained during a recent interview with Elle.
She added: "But for me, and for a lot of women, how our hair looks and feels is an everyday part of our lives, whether we always want it to be or not."
'But now it’s worth saying that telling women what to do with their bodies and sexuality is actually just classic sexism.'
'I can have opinions about feminism and also do sexy photo shoots, k thanks.'
I mean, how dare a woman believe in equality between the genders and showcase her body? The outrage… *eyeroll emoji*
If a man writhed semi-naked in spaghetti to promote male empowerment, feminists would mock him to humiliating death.
If you want equality, do the same to women who pull this stunt. https://t.co/KkwhgbmE1y
American model and actress, Emily Ratajkowski has taken to social media to express her dismay after a French magazine altered her photo before putting it on the front cover.
Appearing in the latest edition of Madame Figaro, the 26-year-old was stunned to discover that her lips and breasts had been photoshopped before the magazine made it to print.
Emily demonstrated her discovery on Instagram with a side-by-side comparison and a lengthy message explaining her disappointment.
“Everyone is uniquely beautiful in their own ways,” she wrote.
“We all have insecurities about the things that make us different from a typical ideal of beauty. I, like so many of us, try every day to work past those insecurities.”
“I was extremely disappointed to see my lips and breasts altered in photoshop on this cover. I hope the fashion industry will finally learn to stop trying to stifle the things that make us unique and instead begin to celebrate individuality.”
And just as Michelle Keegan makes the seriously savvy decision to return to her roots, another notable brunette has traded in her luscious locks in favour of a lighter look.
Ever since she first achieved major fame through Robin Thicke’s controversial Blurred Lines video, Emily Ratajkowski has maintained her glossy brunette mane, but now it looks like the star’s putting the “blondes have more fun” theory to the test, as she’s been pictured with a shoulder-length, platinum-coloured bob.
While the 25-year-old model definitely looks better brunette, we have to admit that she’s well able to work a lighter shade.
And the best news? Emily’s ‘do is for her role in the new Netflix series Easy so hopefully she’ll be back to her dark self in no time.