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YouTuber Jeffree Star victim of “horrific” $2.5 million makeup theft

Published: 3/Apr/2019 18:13 Updated: 4/Apr/2019 8:31

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber and makeup mogul Jeffree Star announced the launch of his ‘Blue Blood’ product line on March 15 – and suffered a devastating loss that very evening.

According to Star, a group of thieves had infiltrated one of his climate controlled warehouses the night of March 15, stealing an estimated $2.5 million in product – including an unreleased concealer line.

Alongside a shipment of Star’s new ‘Platinum Ice’ highlighter palette (5,000 units in total) and “thousands” of his ‘Northern Lights’ highlighters, the burglars also pilfered an entire shade of his upcoming ‘Magic Star’ concealers.

Star’s ‘Magic Star’ concealer has been over one year in the making, and contains a reported thirty plus shades, with the shade ‘5C’ being completely depleted by the criminals in question.

“This is the biggest theft I have ever experienced in my entire career,” Star admitted in an emotional video on the topic, uploaded on April 2. “…I am still shocked about the entire thing.”

Jeffree Star, YouTubeAccording to Star, his as-yet unreleased ‘Magic Star’ concealer began to leak on social marketplace sites following the March 15 burglary, prompting him to release a video on the subject on April 2.

Star himself believes the burglary was an “inside job,” calling the theft “very professional” and speculating that a temporary worker may have tipped the thieves off.

“It is so gut-wrenching to watch people just take your shit and put it in a truck, and steal something that I have been working on for so long,” he said of the video recording of the theft.

Jeffree Star, YouTubeStar claimed that the thieves are “black market makeup dealers,” selling stolen products to “under the table” dealers ahead of release.

That’s not all; pictures of Star’s product soon began leaking online through ‘social marketplace’ sites like ‘Poshmark’ and the Facebook marketplace, as discovered by a team of investigators hired by Star, alongside law enforcement officials – and even the FBI.

Star claimed that the thieves were likely “black-market makeup dealers,” selling his products to counterfeit makeup outlets or “under the table” markets, and claimed that the same thieves had stolen over $4.5 million in Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow palettes in 2017.

Alongside the theft, Star is also dealing with the declining health of his birth mother, who he claimed to have recently reconciled with during his video discussing the matter.

Star is one of YouTube’s most popular makeup artists to date, boasting over 14 million subscribers and over 4 million followers on Twitter.

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Why Millie Bobby Brown has deleted her TikTok

Published: 30/Nov/2020 7:09 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 11:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Millie Bobby Brown deleted her TikTok account and her fans have been left wondering what happened that led to her departure.

Millie Bobby Brown exploded in popularity after all the success of Stranger Things in the past few years. However, fans have been drawn to her bright and bubbly personality too, and she’s developed a big presence on social media

Millie Bobby Brown has almost 40 million followers on Instagram. It was always her biggest platform. However, her TikTok was incredibly popular too. It featured all kinds of content, including clips of her singing, dancing, and recreating viral trends like a normal teenager.

She has now deleted her TikTok, which came as a huge surprise to her millions of followers, and many are left wondering if and when she’ll return to the video-sharing platform.

 

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Nothing stopped her fans from speculating about some of the reasons why she might have disabled her account, which had around 16.2 million followers, and 158.4 million clip likes.

Although she didn’t address the situation directly, Millie appeared to post a short explanation to her Instagram story, saying “realizing that surrounding yourself with positivity is the happiest way of living! No hate, and only love. Remember to be kind. Thank you.”

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It’s not the first time Brown has deleted a social media account either. She deleted her Twitter account all the way back in 2018 due to a series of “disgusting” memes, and she may very well have done the same this time around too.

 

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Of course, her TikTok videos will be sorely missed. They always managed to brighten people’s days. Still, it’s important to remember there’s an actual person behind the spotlight.