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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.

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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.

Ah, the life of regular people. So quaint.


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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.


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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.

5. Rihanna

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.


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Some of Rihanna’s best quotes from this video include:

“Everyone knows concealer is made for hiding bags and dark circles, and hangovers and bad decisions.” YAS queen, she’s in the know. Riri gets the struggle.

“You’ve got to have powder for when you get greasy on the fly, honey.” Preach it.

“Pink eyeshadow says summer, sunset, love, drama, BITCHES.” We would pray to the church of Rihanna, honestly.


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“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.

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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.


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There was eyeshadow (roughly 4 colours), orange foundation, mascara and lip gloss which was just Vaseline that had notions about itself.

In 2018, the cosmetic industry is bigger than ever, and is only beginning to include minorities in its world, thanks to brands such as Fenty Beauty creating more foundation shades.

It can be difficult to relate to any models in the beauty industry, no matter who they are. However you mould your own look in the mirror, imitate Rihanna and declare “I look cute!”

Always finish your look by feeling yo’self, it matters that you are feeling good, not just looking good.

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Rihanna's makeup line has been hotly anticipated for months now, as Riri fans and beauty lovers alike have clamoured for more information of the collection.

Rumours have been flying, but we finally have a launch date for the collection. 

Fenty Beauty will land in Sephora, Harvey Nichols, and from FentyBeauty.com on September 8, 2017.


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Back in August 2015, Rihanna told Refinery 29 that she had always wanted to launch a beauty collection, but was waiting for the right moment when she had the time to commit to the project. 

'It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do, but I’ve always had so much on my hands,' she said.

'But, this time, I’m going to make sure it happens. I’m going to find some time between albums and fragrance to do that. I promise.”'


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Fashion and beauty mega-corp LVMH confirmed that they had struck a deal with Queen R last year, and the rest is history. 

There are no specific details on what the collection will include, but Rihanna has been tagging her Fenty Beauty social media pages in her recent red carpet posts, insinuating that she has been using the products herself ahead of the launch. 

As she has been looking more than flawless, we're dying to know what she's been using. 

September 8 can not come quickly enough. 



One Direction singer, Zayn Malik, has received death threats after posting the “#FreePalestine” hashtag on his Twitter page.

Zayn’s tweet was in reference to the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, between Palestine and Israel.

The message which has been retweeted over 140,000 times has also sparked outrage among some Twitter users.

Shortly after Malik sent the message, users soon replied with abusive tweets directed at the singer, urging the signer “to kill himself” to “Let Me Kill you”.

But despite the death threats, Zayn has not taken down the tweet 13 hours after posting it, but hasn’t commented on the matter either.

This isn’t the first time a singer has gotten involved in sharing their opinions on the Middle Eastern conflict. Two weeks ago RiRi tweeted the same hashtag “by accident” but soon took it down, blaming a social media glitch for the incident. 




If there is one thing celebrities shouldn’t really get involved in –  its politics.

However that’s what happened to the Rude Boy singer this evening, when she accidently sent a tweet about the Middle East conflict.

RiRi tweeted the hashtag #freepalestine shortly after the proposed cease fire in the conflict fell through.

One source said that the tweet was a complete accident and RiRi didn’t realise she had even sent the controversial message “…until she started hearing from her fans.”

The source says Rihanna was reading about the Middle East conflict online when she clicked a link by accident.

Apparently Rihanna is neither pro-Palestine or pro-Israel … “she is pro-peace,” saying, “She doesn’t want innocent people dying.”

Hmmm, makes sense but Rihanna definitely needs to be more careful with what she tweets in future.


Well this is an awkward watch. We all know Rihanna likes to shock, but even this fan didn’t see what was coming when he joined RiRi on stage.

The video which was filmed in 2011 has just surfaced online. The footage shows Rihanna giving one fan an awkward lap dance on stage.

Initially the concert goer seemed to enjoy Rihanna’s saucy display. But his facial expressions soon changed when the Rude Boy singer pushed him down and mounted him with an unusual routine.

And if the experience wasn’t mortifying enough the singer decided to remove his glasses and put them on herself. 




Rihanna’s always on the cutting edge of fashion, and she definitely took another bold step with her latest piercing.

The singer was paped with her new nose piercing when she was leaving a photo-shoot in New York.

The 26-year-old was first photographed covering up the new piercing for a few minutes before letting everyone see the jewelled ring.

Well if anyone could pull off this look it would be Rihanna.

Do you think this piercing is stylish or just looks painful?



What better way to cool down this summer, than by sipping on some of these delicious, celebrity inspired drinks.

Britney Spears
This drink is far from Toxic and easy to make! All you need is a dash of vodka and some cranberry juice and you have your very own Britney Spears inspired cocktail!

The Beyonce
Not really a cocktail but we can still imagine Queen Bey having a few sips of this. If you want to live life like Beyonce all you need is some of champagne, and of course, some cigars on the side. Simple!

Katy Perry
This drink is sweet but also easy to make. The Katy Perry cocktail contains two parts vanilla vodka and one part chocolate liquor. Mmm delicious.

A drink RiRi is sure to approve of. This delicious cocktail contains coconut rum and pineapple. Mmm, we can imagine Rihanna putting snaps of it on Instagram already.



While Rihanna tends to shock in every way possible when it comes to most of her outfits – the singer decided to cover up for the latest issue of Harper Bazaar Arabia.

The singer looked completely unrecognisable as she donned traditional headdresses and designers robes for the magazine’s July/August issue.

Close up shots also shows the singer’s detailed and stunning make-up work with  pictures focusing on her thick winged eyeliner, dark crimson lipstick and decorative Henna hand stencilling.

We’re loving RiRi’s look and its far cry from the revealing dress she wore at the beginning of the month to the CFDA’s.






Rihanna decided to share some more adorable snaps of her bonding with her baby niece today.

The Rude Boy singer posted cute pictures of her posing with her niece on Twitter. In one snap Rihanna is wearing a white LeBron James jersey, whilst her niece wore a miniature black version. Cute!

RiRi  came up with some cute captions for the family shots as well calling herself “Aunty OhNaNa” in one and “Twinzies” for another.

We reckon Rihanna’s niece is going to be really spoiled when she’s older.






Just when we thought these two had finally kissed and made up, rumours are now circling that BFFs, Rihanna and Katy Perry have fallen out again and this time, it seems to be over a boy.

Katy apparently lost it, when she discovered that RiRi was planning to record a duet with her ex, John Mayer.

Even though Katy has moved on and rumoured to be dating DJ Diplo now, a source said that she’s still hurt that Rihanna would betray her in this way.

“Katy’s been left shocked and hurt after finding out John and Rihanna met up at an LA recording studio two weeks ago before having dinner. But Katy’s flipped out and told her best mate she’s gone one step too far this time.”

It’s not the first time these two friends have fallen out, as Katy was not impressed with Rihanna, when she decided to get back together with her ex, Chris Brown.




Most of the time, celebrities give us inspiration for our next hairstyle, but we highly doubt anyone will be running to their hairdresser to recreate these looks.

Here are some of the worst celebrity hairstyles we’ve seen so far. Although, let’s look at the positives – they still teach us what not to do.


Lady Gaga

Looks like she might have misinterpreted he shaved-head trend.

Scarlett Johansson

Hollywood-glamour just went out the window here.

Nicole Richie

Hair extensions gone wrong.


It nearly looks like a red wig that doesn’t fit her

Don’t think we’ve forgotten about you J lo – there’s just too much.



Earlier this week, Shakira gave her fans a taste of what’s to come in her next music video.

For her next track, Shakira is collaborating with Pour It Up singer Rihanna, who is known for being more than just a little ‘sexually explicit.’

The 36-year-old belly dancer chose Rihanna because her new song Can’t Remember To Forget You is a combination of both reggae and rock , which is obviously right up RiRi’s street.

“That’s why I thought that Rihanna was perfect and thought that she was the other half for this,” she explained.

Using the word ‘erotic’ to describe this sneak peek would be a bit of an understatement.

Guess you’ll just have to see for yourself…