Our Holy Grail Product For Faking Fresh, Dewy Skin

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Even in the middle of winter

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I love fall. Cozy sweaters, pumpkin pie, trading in cold brew for hot lattes—what could be better?

However, as wonderful as autumn may be, it does have its downsides. As soon as the days get shorter and colder, the leaves begin to dry out, shrivel up, and die—and so does my skin, sort of.

In preparation for fall and winter weather wreaking havoc on my complexion, I slather on facial oils, heavy moisturizers, and a slew of other products meant to keep my skin hydrated during these colder months. Still, no matter how much product I apply during my morning routine, it’s not an easy task achieving that coveted fresh, dewy summertime glow for an entire day. That’s where MAKE’s miraculous new Dew Pot in Lily comes into play.

MAKE originally launched three subtly pigmented, multifunctional Pots that deliver a sheer wash of color with a fresh, dewy finish: the Dew Pot, a barely-there pink that’s perfect for highlighting; the Bronze Pot, a radiant and warming bronzer; and the Blot Pot, a deeper rosy rouge that leaves the prettiest wash of color on lips and cheeks. And for a recent collaboration with the movie Assassination Nation, the cool kid beauty label launched three new products—including a brand-new Dew Pot in the most gorgeous bright pink shade, named after the film’s character Lily. And it’s the greatest thing ever to happen to my face.

First things first, don’t be turned off by the vividness of this hot pink. This bubblegum-esque shade applies much sheerer than you'd think it would. The formula transforms into a soft pink flush over my cheeks, yet can be layered for a more intense color payoff. The dewy finish mimics a mid-July glow, even though it's actually October. Unlike a majority of the lip and cheek tints I’ve encountered in my career (which, a lot), this one distributes just the right about of pigment and blends easily. No blotchiness, no weirdly distributed color, and—most importantly—no accidentally staining your face (because, yes, this has happened to me).

Oh, did I mention that the formula also works to moisturize your skin? Who doesn’t love a good-for-you, multifunctional cosmetic?

You can snag your very own pot of dewy heaven for $20, here.

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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.