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James Charles calls out Wet ‘N Wild for “copying” his makeup palette

Published: 7/Sep/2019 18:26 Updated: 7/Sep/2019 18:30

by Virginia Glaze

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Makeup mogul James Charles is one of YouTube’s biggest beauty gurus, having released a major collaboration with makeup brand Morphe in 2018 – but this very collaboration may have resulted in a possible copycat nearly a year later.

Charles’ Morphe eyeshadow palette went live in November 2018 to rave reviews, with the collaboration marking yet another major YouTuber added to the company’s ranks of top influencers.

However, the popular palette hasn’t gone without drama, as massive drugstore brand Wet ‘N Wild appeared to release a copycat palette in September 2019.

The brand’s upcoming 40-color product was debuted at Ru Paul’s Dragcon NYC, and showed a strikingly similar color arrangement to Charles’ 39-color Morphe palette – which he made sure to mention in a Tweet on September 7.

“That’s crazy,” Charles wrote in response to the reveal. “Your ‘NEW’ palette looks extremely similar.”

He wasn’t finished there: the beauty guru went on to “clown” the brand for appearing to copy his product, tacking a series of clown emojis on to the end of his next statement that accused the company of blatantly ripping off the palette.

“There are only so many colors you can put into an eyeshadow palette, and I’m not claiming to ‘own’ specific colors,” Charles continued. “BUT when you copy the exact shades & layout from my palette without even TRYING to hide it…?”

Charles isn’t the only one noting some similarities between the products, either: his fanbase also noticed the issue, calling out Wet ‘N Wild for seeming to “copy paste” the YouTuber’s Morphe collab.

“Wet ‘N Wild didn’t even try to be subtle,” one user wrote of the drama, uploading a photo comparison of the two palettes.

“It’s literally the same pots, like wouldn’t be surprised if a shade was called James Charles,” another commented. “Like the case is black and everything is in the same place…. at least move things around or something, like what?”

While drugstore brands often create “dupes” of luxury products, this particular palette hit a little too close to home for Charles, who may have teased an upcoming video on the topic – although fans will have to wait for further news on the issue, as Wet ‘N Wild have yet to respond to his callout at the time of writing.

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How to use special fonts on Twitter

Published: 25/Oct/2020 23:08 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 23:10

by Charlotte Colombo

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With 330 monthly active users and 145 million users daily, Twitter is one of the most popular social media apps out there. Whether you’re a casual user, business or even the US President, nobody can resist the allure of sharing snapshots of our thoughts within 260 characters.

There are many ways to show your personality through your Twitter account. Whether it be through a funny bio, pinned Tweet, interesting profile/cover photo or unique Twitter name, there are plenty of ways that you can make your Twitter account feel more like you.

However, one limitation that a lot of Twitter users note is the lack of fonts available. A lot of users find themselves stuck with Helvetica Neue, or even Arial if they’re really lucky.

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The easiest way to get custom fonts on Twitter is through third party websites.

While there is no quick fix within the app to use special fonts on Twitter, it is possible to use special fonts through the use of third-party websites or apps.

What websites are best for using special fonts on Twitter?

As with any third-party website, you should always be careful that the website you’re visiting is safe and isn’t full of malware and other potential risks to your device. Be wary of websites with a lot of pop-ups and redirects.

No third-party website is completely risk-free, but here are some of the most popular ones used by Twitter users to get access to special fonts:

  • LingoJam
  • FontsforTwitter
  • Fontvilla

How to use special fonts on Twitter

While individual third-party font websites vary slightly from one another, they all essentially work the same.

However, for this tutorial, we will specifically focus on LingoJam.

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A lot of these third party websites, like LingoJam, can be used on smartphones as well as desktops.
  1. Type the text you want to snazz up into LingoJam’s Fancy Text Generator, specifically in the box on the left-hand side that says ‘normal text goes here’.
  2. On the right hand side of the screen, you should see a box that displays your Tweet in a variety of different fonts. Scroll through this box to find the font you like the best.
  3. Highlight your Tweet in it’s chosen font, and then either click Ctrl/Command + C or simply right-click the text and select ‘copy’.
  4. Open Twitter and log into your account.
  5. Paste the text wherever you want to put it: this can be in your Bio – which you can access by clicking on the ‘Profile’ icon on the left-hand side, clicking the ‘Edit Profile’ button, and then pasting the text into the box that says ‘Bio’ before pressing the ‘Save’ button – or as a Tweet, wherein you can simply paste the text into the ‘What’s happening?’ box on Twitter before pressing the ‘Tweet’ button.

So, there you have it. Now you can give your Tweets that extra edge and be the envy of all your friends!