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Jeffree Star responds to “disappointed” fans after Blood Money palette launch

Published: 10/Nov/2020 20:07

by Virginia Glaze


YouTuber and makeup mogul Jeffree Star has responded to outrage from his fanbase, which erupted shortly after the launch of his ‘Blood Money’ makeup palette — a product launch that some critics felt was inauthentic.

If there’s one thing we know about Jeffree Star, it’s that he goes all out with his makeup products.

Giving each eyeshadow palette a different theme — from the gothic, black and white tones of ‘Cremated’ to the deep purples of ‘Blood Lust’ — Star is not one to skimp on fanfare, but his latest product launch may have been a bit too “over the top” for some fans.

Star pushed out the trailer for his all-green palette ‘Blood Money’ on November 7, which showed the beauty guru posing in front of his $14.6 million mansion with a ten-foot alligator, as well as trying out swatches of the upcoming product.

However, the bits where he spoke to the camera regarding the eyeshadows seemed to rub fans the wrong way, with many commenters finding the video performative and lacking energy.

“He doesn’t even seem excited, he’s just going through the motions,” one user wrote.

“I was waiting for the phrase, ‘But wait, there’s more,’ the entire time,” another added. “This belongs to the set of late night infomercials on TV.”

Commenters express negative feelings about Star's Blood Money palette launch.
YouTube: Jeffree Star
Commenters were quick to express how they felt about Jeffree Star’s latest makeup launch.

The wave of negative comments didn’t escape Star’s notice, who addressed the backlash in a soul-baring video just three days later.

“I was having a horrific day when I filmed that reveal,” he admitted. “I wanted to create a larger-than-life moment to match the feel of the collection… but when I saw that, I was like, ‘Oh, the reveal has to be even crazier.’”

“I tried a bunch of new things, and a lot of it did not work,” he continued. “And it rubbed you guys the wrong way. It was really hard to sleep last night. I was feeling so sick to my stomach after reading everything.”

Star went on to explain that his launch video had been edited by someone outside of his usual repertoire of hires, which clarifies the sometimes awkward moments where he paused or looked down at the palette — moments that normally would not have made their way in the final cut.

Star’s video has been received positively by fans, who congratulated him for taking their feedback and providing an explanation for the oddly out-of-sorts video.

The ‘Blood Money’ pallete is set to launch on November 13, 2020.


Logan Paul explains why he’s not moving on after Josie Conseco break up

Published: 25/Nov/2020 13:10

by Alice Hearing


YouTube star Logan Paul has confirmed he and Josie Canseco are no longer together in an unplanned reveal on the Impaulsive podcast with Mike Majlak.

Logan and Josie have had a rocky relationship, separating in mid-February, and rekindling their romance in May. Logan previously described their relationship as “f**king serious. It’s pretty serious.”

But in recent weeks, fans had been speculating as to whether the pair had broken up after rumors circulated, prompted by the two unfollowing and then refollowing each other on Instagram.

But in the November 24 episode of Impaulsive, Logan confirmed the rumors were true. Mike Majlak, Logan, and George Janko were discussing the art of sliding into girls’ DMs, and appeared to accidentally land on the topic of Logan’s break-up with Josie.

Logan Paul Josie Canseco
YouTube: Logan Paul
Logan and Josie had a rocky relationship from start to finish

After Mike briefly brought up the topic of why Logan would be chatting to girls, he hesitantly revealed that Josie was in fact his ex. “It might come off a little odd, these exchanges I’m having with women who aren’t my girlfriend…ex-girlfriend.”

The YouTuber added that he’d rather not reveal the details of their split, preferring to keep this part of his life private. “I’ve always really valued the privacy of my relationship because my life is already pretty public so I don’t feel like either Josie or myself needs to give an explanation if we don’t feel like it.”

The trio also discussed how hard it is when a relationship is in the public eye when fans make assumptions if either side is spotted out with other people. Logan said, “It is hard when you have a relationship that is so much in the public eye.

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“You leave people guessing, like when I’m on a podcast and talking like I’m single, but I am,” before confirming that “It was a special time for both of our lives. It just didn’t end up working out.”

Logan also explained he was finding it hard to move on, “I’m not f***king around. I’m not even at flirt stage yet. There’s a hump to get over before I feel comfortable being back at it.”

In the meantime, Logan revealed that he’d bought an adorable puppy to focus all his love and attention on before trying to date again.