National Lipstick Day Is Coming — And MAC Is Giving Away Free Lipstick to Celebrate

National Lipstick Day Is Coming — And MAC Is Giving Away Free Lipstick to Celebrate

Any beauty enthusiast will tell you that makeup — while an exciting and creative hobby — is undoubtedly an expensive one. With constant new releases, and endless options, there’s a lot of money to be spent in the beauty industry. Which is why we could not be more excited about news that MAC is giving away makeup for free. 

Yes… You read that right! 

As you may or may not know, July 29 happens to be National Lipstick Day — an important holiday if we’ve ever heard of one! And MAC is celebrating by giving away free lipstick — and for what it’s worth, they’re not the only ones! Keep reading to find out how to get free lipstick at MAC this weekend and learn about some other brands celebrating this oh-so-holy day. 

MAC Is Giving Away Free Lipstick — And You Don’t Have to Buy Anything

To get in on the action at MAC, pretty much all you have to do is show up. No purchase necessary! 

Before you ask what the catch is, we should warn you that there is one (though it’s minor). On National Lipstick Day, they are only giving away certain shades — more specifically, they are giving away nine colors from the Artists Favorites collection. The available shades include Aloof, Delish, Dare You, Moxie, Florabundi, Epic, Mixed Media, Chintz, and Tararama. 

We suggest you get there early, as the promotion only runs while supplies last and — as you can imagine — things tend to go quickly! If waiting in line with rabid beauty fans isn’t exactly your thing, you can also take advantage of the offer online, though they do require you make a $ 25 purchase in order to get the free shade. 

It’s worth mentioning, this isn’t the only day you can get free makeup at the cult favorite brand! The company runs their Back-to-MAC recycling program year-round, and all you have to do is bring in your used-up makeup in exchange for something new.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Is Going BOGO 

Anastasia Beverly Hills — the makeup brand founded by eyebrow wizard Anastasia Soare — has one of the best liquid lipstick formulas on the market. And this year, you’ll be able to get your hands on many different shades, as they’re doing buy one, get one free on their website

To sweeten the deal, you’ll be able to mix and match their lip products (which includes liquid lipstick, bullet lipstick, and lipgloss) so you can get your hands on every formula the brand has to offer. 

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ColourPop’s Cult Favorite Liquid Lipstick Is Slashing Their Price 

Since the beginning of the liquid lipstick craze, ColourPop has — rightfully — earned its title as a beloved product. The lipstick performs amazingly well, and at $ 6.50 a bottle, it’s easy to experiment and try every shade your heart desires. 

And if the price wasn’t impressive enough as is, life is about to be even sweeter come Sunday, since ColourPop will be marking down all their liquid lipsticks by 30 percent to celebrate the beauty community’s important holiday. You won’t even need a code! Beginning Sunday, all Ultra Satin, Ultra Matte, and Ultra Glossy liquid lips will be marked down 30 percent off. 

Lime Crime Is Marking Down Your Faves

Lime Crime has become a cult favorite because of their insanely broad range of colors and finishes. Whether you want something traditional or out there, simple or sparkly, matte or glossy — Lime Crime has a lip product for you! And now’s your chance to snag all your favorites thanks to a coupon code, “LipstickDay,” which will give you 25 percent all lip products. 

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Palladio Beauty Is Letting Everyone Get in on the Fun 

Why should our lips get all the attention on National Lipstick Day?! Palladio Beauty is making sure that everything on the site gets in on the action! On Sunday, the code “Summer30” will get you 30 percent off everything on the site — and you’ll be able to nab a free lipgloss! 

Forget Christmas — National Lipstick Day is officially our favorite day of the year! 

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This Little Kid Is Blowing Everyone Away With His Incredibly Realistic Drawings

A young artist named Kareem Waris is going viral right now for his unbelievable photorealistic drawings. Waris has been making art for years and years—but he’s only 11.

DD News reports that Waris began drawing when he was six, and was considered a “professional” by the age of eight, selling drawings from his small studio in Lagos, Nigeria. He says his artistic genre is “hyper-realism,” which you can see in the attention to detail on every subject.

Photos of his work have been circulating on Twitter, where he’s being celebrated for his skill.

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Waris comes from a very poor neighborhood, and has seen his family and community struggling to make ends meet. 

Many kids would not be selling their art at his age, even if it were anywhere as good, but Waris does so in part to support his family. He tried to express some of that in this piece, “Daily Bread.”

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“The inspiration behind it is that something going on around me, especially my family. The sweat on it symbolizes hard work and struggling. And the spoon symbolizes food,” he said.

Everybody in my society has little now, or my streets, they struggle, struggle, they sweat for their eats.”

But Waris also has a very developed artistic philosophy for an 11-year-old.

“I try to focus on it to get the detail in the picture and in the artwork too. And in the artwork was painting. And in the picture will be in the artwork that anybody sees it, possibly symbolize photo,” he told DD News.

Waris became so well-known in Nigeria, he was commissioned to make a drawing of French president Emmanuel Macron:

And then he got to meet him:

Waris wants to continue his work, and eventually become an artist whose work is show in galleries and museums around the world. And the Internet really wants that to happen, too:

Though some are a bit jealous:

He may be young, but to get this good at his work in difficult circumstances, Waris has worked hard.

We’re all looking forward to his first museum exhibition.

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People Are Already Dropping Their iPhone X's And We Can't Look Away

We’ve all heard horror stories about the iPhone breaking. Whether it’s because it’s so bendy…

…or scarily easy to shatter…

Surely, the new $ 1,000+ iPhone X would be a more stalwart handset that won’t shatter after slipping from your fingertips?

Well, actually, that’s not the case. There are some unfortunate souls who’ve purchased the phone, on launch day, and have been simultaneously let down by its break-tastic design and their own clumsiness.

And if you thought that fixing an iPhone’s screen was expensive before, just wait till you hear how much it costs to replace the X’s, Essential Phones-esque screen

$ 275, (or $ 25 less than price of a brand-new Moto G5 Plus) is what it costs to replace your iPhone X’s screen. Which makes watching these videos of people dropping them all the more painful to watch.

This guy drops the iPhone on purpose, but it doesn’t make it any easier to see.

Regardless of the phones’ well-documented fragility, people are still flocking to buy them. Will you save up to purchase an iPhone X? Or are you happy enough with your current phone?

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Devin Nunes Steps Away From Russia Investigation Amid Ethics Complaints

Devin Nunes Steps Away From Russia Investigation Amid Ethics Complaints

For any good organization to function, there needs to be some type of internal accountability. Government agencies especially need some type of internal affairs or ethics committee to ensure that everything is on the up and up and people in positions of power aren’t (gasp) abusing their power. I know, it seems crazy that anyone would do such a thing because humans have such incredible track records of doing the right thing, always, but ethics committees are a necessity.

So when word broke out about Donald Trump’s alleged connections with Russia, that gave U.S. Intelligence agencies cause for alarm to go and investigate how deep of a relationship Trump has with the Russian government – and it turns out it’s pretty freaking deep.

But the thing is, if an official investigation is being launched on the former reality star turned U.S. President, then it needs to be handled the correct way. Meaning you can’t have people who are in Trump or his opponent’s pocket. This means it needs to be left up to the bipartisan House Ethics Committee. 

Which is exactly why that same committee is investigating Republican Devin Nunes.

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Nunes is chairman to the House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence and was previously part of the investigation into Trump’s ties with Russia. However, after it was alleged he made a late-night trip to the White House to obtain classified information on how Trump transition team members were “unmasked,” he’s been asked to step down from the case.

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For Nunes, being removed from the Russia investigation is due to a strong conflict of interest. In this case, the Republican seemingly illegally divulged classified information to Ryan and Trump.

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Had Nunes followed protocol, he would have briefed his Democratic Counterpart on the Ethics Committee, Adam Schiff. The committee’s basically ruling that Nunes can’t be trusted with classified information, so now the Ethics Committee won’t be investigating Trump’s tied with Russia. That job will be left to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The Ethics Committee is supposed to be a completely bipartisan political watchdog.

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With an equal number of Democrats and Republicans making up the committee, the group also possesses subpoena power, meaning that they can investigate exactly what information Nunes divulged to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Donald Trump after he briefed them on March 22nd.

For Nunes, the scandal’s probably more embarrassing than this ’91 Highschool yearbook photo of him.

It’s a pretty bad look for Nunes, as he’s another “Trump ally” who’s been caught in a blatant scandal.

Nunes tried blaming “left-wing activists” for ousting him from the Russian probe.

However, as Shaun King and others are pointing out, we have a Republican President and majority Republican Senate and Congress. So maybe it’s the fact that he did something illegal that torpedoed his political career?

Some are saying that this points to further proof that Russia meddled in our election.

And others are using the opportunity to just roast the dude.

Things aren’t looking good for Nunes. (h/t thedailybeast)

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