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Tana Mongeau tears up over Shane x Jeffree Star palette

Published: 14/Nov/2019 19:30

by Virginia Glaze


Longtime YouTuber Shane Dawson may be known for his viral documentary series. Still, he shook up the online world with the release of his collaborative makeup palette with Jeffree Star – and fans aren’t the only ones losing their minds over the product.

To no one’s surprise, the Shane x Jeffree “Conspiracy” collection sold out on day one, with fans lining up outside Morphe stores for a chance at nabbing the hyped-up products.

Although fans were tasked with trying their luck in stores and online, other significant names in the beauty industry got special PR packages from the duo – including YouTuber-turned-MTV starlet Tana Mongeau.

Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star’s collaborative makeup collection rocked the online world.

While getting a chance at catching a makeup palette from one’s favorite YouTube star would make anyone a bit excited, Mongeau teared up over the collaboration, expressing her pride in Shane and awe in her career as an entertainer.

“This is so f***ing surreal,” she admitted. “The thought of me being 12 years old at my house watching Shane Dawson every second of every day to being 21 receiving a full PR package from him is so crazy to me. …I almost cried just now, and I’m not even to the palettes yet!”

That’s not all: she went on to react to the “TanaCon” shade in the eyeshadow palette, which was named after Tana’s response to VidCon in 2018 – as well as both its subsequent aftermath and Shane’s deep dive into the matter.

“I feel like now when you look at TanaCon, it’s something I’m never going to look at in a positive light,” she continued. “But for Shane, he did something positive with something so negative. Now, I feel like him using the term “TanaCon” in this palette is so much more him than me.”

Shane Dawson’s deep-dive into TanaCon quickly went viral.

While the entire “Conspiracy” collection is sold out, pre-orders are now open for the “Mini Controversy” palettes on Jeffree Star’s website, with a full restock of the collection set for next year.

Dawson has since teased the final episode of his series with Jeffree Star, which has yet to see a solid release date – but despite remaining unfinished, the YouTubers’ collaboration has resulted in one of the most significant online events to date.


TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing


Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

Lexi Rivera Ben Azelart break up
Instagram: Lexi Rivera
Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.