Beyonce + glitter explosions + a hair-flip to beat all hair-flips. No, that's not JUST the afternoon we're having, that's a very brief synopsis of a new video making the internet rounds. A new video which maaay be the first commercial for Bey's newest fragrance, Rise. As we sit here playing the 30-second clip on a constant loop, we can only wish and hope that the gilded promo is the real deal.
The commercial begins with a dramatic chord synched up with a slow-motion eye flicker. And then. We are graced with our first glitter explosion. While we can't be 100% sure, we're guessing this is what the creation of the universe (and/or Beyonce) must have looked like.
What do Mac Miller, Perez Hilton, Chris Benz, Billy Joe Armstrong, and Dennis Rodman all have in common? (And no, they're not all BFFs with North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un.) Give up? As of today, they've all decided to transform their tresses with a bold new hue: pink! And not, like, a soft baby pink either. We're talkin' BRIGHT.
Miller posted several pics of his makeover (man-over? male-over?) on Instagram today, starting with a shot of himself in a see-through shower cap. He doesn't ~appear~ to be in a salon, though, so we're guessing this was a spur-of-the-moment, DIY 'do—straight-up Manic Panic style. The photos that followed showed the 21-year-old rapper's daring shade in all of its eye-popping glory, and we have to say, we're digging it. Hard.
Sure, the gowns (and pants under gowns, right, Emma Watson?) at the 2014 Golden Globes were incredible, but how about the beauty? We're feeling inspired. Some of our fave ladies stepped up their looks even more with their bold lip colors, shimmery eye shadows, and flawless skin. If you're looking for a way to make your January beauty game even better, we have four looks from Jennifer Lawrence, Sarah Hyland, Emma Watson, and Lupita Nyong'o for you to try. Check 'em out below!
Jennifer Lawrence at the 2014 Golden Globes.
Photo: Getty Images
One of the night's winners, Jennifer Lawrence, wore a dark plum lip that stood in stark contrast to her white, perhaps-Little-Mermaid-inspired gown. While J.Law has gone with even darker lips in the past, this shade is perfect for winter. If you want to dabble in dark lips like Jennifer, you can try a deep, rich bordeaux shade. Wearing a gown is optional, but will definitely make you feel J.Law-level glamorous.
Behind the scenes of Kristen Stewart's Rosabotanica campaign for Balenciaga.
Looks like Balenciaga makes Kristen Stewart feel like a natural woman. And no, we're not just talking about toplessness here, people. Although, now that you mention it, in a new behind-the-scenes video for the fashion house's Rosabotanica perfume, K. Stew bares her backstory (get it?). "What I like about this is that I didn't have to turn into a different person," the actress says of the campaign. "The point was to capture something natural. If you feel like you're forcing something, or trying to get the shot, suddenly it's not fun anymore."
That's right, folks. It would seem Kristen Stewart's natural form is that of an ethereal meadow nymph with 3D flower tattoos. Or, according to her interview outfit for the video, a smiling (!) beauty in a plunging, crisp white blouse. That awkward girl you've seen wearing checkered Vans and messy hair for the past five years? Apparently, just a big ol' facade.
Dear Whoever Created This Louis C.K. One Tumblr,
You are my new favorite. I'd be comfortable leaving our correspondence at that, but since I'm also using this public platform to shoehorn you into my life as my new best friend, I should elaborate.
You are a genius. I'm not sure how this pun was never made until now, but somehow you beat everyone to it. For that, you deserve all the interwebs propers that bitcoins can buy.
Aside from the wordplay, you've combined three of my favorite things in this world—Louis C.K., Calvin Klein minimalism, and the '90s—into one masterpiece of a meme.
That didn't last very long. A mere month ago, a flaxen-haired Sky Ferreira was announced as the newest face of Redken and quickly opted to return to her brunette roots for the occasion. (Well, mostly. Her brunette eyebrows got the bleach treatment. #rolereversal) But now, according to some behind-the-scenes photos from photographer Eli Schmidt, Ferreira's hair will be back to its bleach blonde ways for her first official commercial. (Her eyebrows, however, are brown again. If you're getting confused, just imagine how her scalp feels.)
Rihanna showing off her makeup, done by her BFF Leandra.
Photo: @leleboo_phucku Instagram
When Rihanna debuted her gold tooth on Monday, we barely noticed the caption that read "Makeup by @leleboo_phucku." Sorry. We're magpies. *SHINYYY* As anyone who has taken a scroll through Rihanna's Instagram feed knows, @leleboo's real name is Leandra and she's one of Rih's BFFs (and her cousin, according to some sources). Last night, Leandra posted more pics of @badgalriri wearing heavy eye makeup, her own handiwork. So is Lee Rihanna's new go-to makeup artist? We investigate.
Based on a lengthy Instagram caption from a few days ago, it seems that Lee has started taking private makeup lessons from a guy named Renny Vasquez. She's posted many a photo of the makeup she's been working on for the past week, but after a mere three days of training, Lee got her first celebrity client: Rihanna! It happens so fast for some people. #blessed
Someone from the Britney Spears camp must have heard me singing "... Baby One More Time" in the shower yesterday, because they just hit us
one more time with TWO new fragrances (and an accompanying ad) from the Princess of Pop, seemingly out of nowhere. (Thanks, Shower Song Gods. Next time, I'll give some One Direction a shot and see how that works out for me. #fivetimesthefun) Granted, the scents aren't ~totally~ new. They're more like two new twists on old favorite Fantasy, which you may remember has had a supporting role in MANY of Brit's music videos.
Rihanna and Kristen Stewart strip down for new ads.
Photos: @rihanna's Twitter/Balenciaga
SEE? We TOLD you the topless trend was happening. (Polar vortex be damned, apparently.) Two major beauty campaigns just dropped, and each ad features a shirtless star. First of all, props to anyone who dares to bare that much skin post-holiday binge. (Celebrities! They're nothing like us!) Second of all, my teeth are chattering just looking at these ladies. Granted, they no doubt had central heating wherever these shoots took place, but everyone else is talking about the weather this week, sooo when in Rome.
Nicki Minaj as a blonde in "The Other Woman" trailer.
Photo: 20th Century Fox
It's a cycle we're all familiar with by now: Nominations for big awards shows come out in early December, you see movies you'd never heard of before listed for major accolades, you use your holiday break to catch up on these critically acclaimed films, and in the process, you see a trailer for a movie starring Nicki Minaj. OK, so that last part is only true of this year (and Nicki's more of a supporting character to Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton
's boobs in The Other Woman), but the rest of that is an inevitable annual truth.
I'd heard mumblings of Nicki's breakout film role all spring during filming and saw that the trailer dropped last month, but it wasn't until I was FACE TO FACE with the preview in theaters that it all sank in (all it takes is one cat GIF to break me #factsonly). A sampling of my initial reactions: OMG! Kate Upton! Acting! Sort of!; Am I willing to watch another movie just for Leslie Mann if Paul Rudd is not also in it?; and the one question that has stuck with me since prying myself from those dingy, butt-worn theater seats, "Am I crazy or did I just see Nicki Minaj with two different hairstyles and colors for a two-minute trailer?"