This Lime Green Eye Shadow Makes Me Look Like I Made Out With Slimer


And I love it

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In my ongoing search for color cosmetics that pack a punch, I can feel confident in saying that I’ve finally found The One.

But first, the reason that I've been searching for brightly pigmented makeup is that, ever since I traded in my neon- and pastel-drenched bleached blonde locks for my natural deep brown, I’ve wanted some other color-induced way to turn heads—and that way was eye makeup.

Mostly, I used classic eye shadow to get the look I was going for. So when a colorful array of Tarte’s Clay Pot Waterproof Shadow Liners made its way to my desk, I filed them away. (I'm not much of a cat-eye girl, especially when it comes to using a tiny brush and a pot of liner.)

Then, one morning, I woke up and realized what I needed that day was a lime green eye shadow. Not emerald, and not neon, but a yellow-tinted, almost-but-not-quite-pastel slime green. And that’s when I remembered those Tarte liners. Among its whimsical matte brights and shimmery pastel shades, existed a lime green aptly named Margarita.

Not too vivid nor too muted, Margarita is the perfect shade of chartreuse. Sure, it's slightly reminiscent of Nickelodeon’s infamous green goo, but what's more punk rock than that? And while the product may technically be categorized as a liner, its creamy texture allows it to double as a cream shadow. (Even Tarte says so!) All you need to do is paint it over your lids with a shadow brush, wait a few seconds for it to set, and voilà!

The best part of all? Right now, the entire collection is on sale for $15 a pot, a cool six dollars off. These colors are limited-edition, so snag yours now before it’s too late. (I’ll be ordering about 15 backups, thank you very much.)

Tarte, Limited Edition Clay Pot Waterproof Shadow Liner in 'Margarita,' $15, available at Tarte.

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Which one, though?

Kim Kardashian is suing fast fashion retailer Missguided, claiming that the brand uses her image to spark interest in and sell its clothing. This lawsuit comes a few days after a theory, that she may be selling her own vintage clothing designs to fast fashion brands so that they can rip them off, made its rounds on the internet.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kardashian's attorney Michael Kump writes that "Missguided systematically uses the names and images of Kardashian and other celebrities to advertise and spark interest in its website and clothing." Other celebrities that the brand has tagged on its Instagram include Cardi B and Dua Lipa, along with the other members of the Kardashian-Jenner family.

Kump uses the example of the Yeezy dress that Kim posted to Instagram, which was ripped off by the brand within a couple of hours. "Recently, for example, after Kardashian posted a photo on Instagram of a dress that was made for her... Missguided quickly responded with its own Instagram post... boasting that it would be ripping off the design within 'a few days,'" Kump continues. "Missguided purposefully inserted Kardashian's Instagram username (@KimKardashian) into its post to capitalize on her celebrity status and social media following in promoting the sale of its upcoming product."

Kump also draws attention to the fact that the brand uses Kardashian's name so much that it may lead others to believe that she works with the brand, which, he wants to make clear, she does not: "Missguided's U.S. website has included entire pages that are devoted solely to the sale of clothing inspired by Kardashian, and on which Kardashian's name and likeness are prominently used without her permission to promote the products."

Some are noting that it's suspicious that Kardashian is not suing Fashion Nova, as well, since the brand most recently ripped off a vintage Mugler gown that Kardashian wore. Though it may be harder for Kardashian to make any claims since timestamps have revealed that the dress was made before Kardashian premiered the dress.



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He previously claimed to be a victim of a hate crime

According to reports, actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested by the Chicago Police Department. As CNN outlines, he's facing a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report. If found guilty, he could face up to three years in prison.

The Empire star previously claimed that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime on January 29. He alleged that two masked men attacked him, tied a noose around his neck, poured bleach on him, and yelled, "This is MAGA country!" Brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo were eventually arrested and brought in for questioning, during which news broke that one appeared on Empire and the other worked as Smollett's personal trainer. Now, according to both men and reports, it's being said that Smollett paid them to "orchestrate" the attack.

Smollett's attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson, have issued a statement regarding their client's defense. "Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked," they told Deadline. "Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense."

If this is all true, this unfortunate turn of events should in no way take away from the fact that there is an abundant number of racially and sexually motivated attacks happening all of the time. They also still remain vastly underreported, so it's essential to listen to alleged victims, always.