Skip to main content

Ketchup or Makeup?

by Ana Hernandez

Fenty Beauty’s latest collaboration with MSCHF has sparked division between makeup lovers.

In Fenty's recent collaboration with MSCHF, the infamous brand has launched a new saucy take on lip gloss. For $25 makeup lovers can now have their turn in a roulette consisting of either ketchup or makeup. 

Hidden behind an aesthetically pleasing package is 6 packets of what seemingly appears to be individual ketchup packets that entails either actual ketchup or sought-after makeup. 

When pictures of this new condiment themed collection dropped on social media, many confused and disappointed fans hit the comments. Even though this new collaboration was aimed to provide a new fun take on makeup, many Rihanna fans are divided on this new launch. Either debating on the cost or the quality of the product in general. 

One twitter user stated, “From the marketing executive that brought you the pots of lipgloss that clip to your belt (during a pandemic) comes... ketchup or makeup! Is the value 14 cents or $3? Who cares! We’re still selling it for $25!!” 

This dislike for the price tag is often a divider with obscure products like this - are we paying for the product or the idea? 

That’s a decision for the consumer to make. 

Considering if the idea has been well executed, many thought it wasteful. The design of the packaging means that once you rip the sachet to reveal (potentially) a gorgeous red lip gloss - there is no way to seal and reuse it. With few content creators mentioning this flaw, the comments of their videos seem riddled with confusion and dislike for the issue.  

In a world where sustainability is a regular conversion, perhaps creating one product to be split into lots of harmful packaging was a tad ignorant.

However, beneath the disappointed fans lie a few positive ones. Gurus on TikTok share their thoughts on the packages’ exclusive gloss, giving it their seal of approval. 

“This gloss is gorgeous”, says tiktoker @marjmaroket. 

Haters aside, this package ships worldwide if you are interested in this condiment themed game of roulette. Happy spending!

Edited by Emily Duff


Most Popular

‘Make Tattooing Safe Again’: Sheffield Based Tattoo Artist Exposed for Indecent Behaviour

 by Emily Fletcher TW: SA, Animal Abuse, Transphobia Photo Credit: @ meiko_akiz uki Recently, an  Instagram account  has been created to provide a  ‘space to safely give a voice to those who want to speak out about the behaviour of one, Sheffield based tattoo artist’. A  total of 40+ posts have been made by the above social media account regarding  one of Sheffield's most popular tattoo artists .  Thankfully, all posts are prefaced with a Content Warning prior to sharing screenshots of the messages that have been sent anonymously to the page. The majority of Content Warnings refer to sexual behaviour, abuse, and sexual assault. It is clear that there is a reoccurring theme within each submission, as many clients appear to have had the same experiences with the tattoo artist. Women, mostly, are being made to feel uncomfortable while being tattooed. One of the most vulnerable positions anyone can be in, tattoo artists should make their clients feel comfortable and safe during the pro

Single Review: ‘Tell Me’ - Jay Moussa-Mann

by Ilana Hawdon The feeling of pure betrayal and heartbreak is perfectly captured in Jay Moussa-Mann’s latest single, ‘Tell Me’. Jay Moussa-Mann is the folk dream we have been waiting for. A favourite on BBC Introducing, Radio 6 and BBC Radio Tees, Jay ’s sound is easy on the ears but delightfully addictive. With a background in writing and film, she began her solo musical venture when she released her debut album, ‘Little Deaths’ in late-2019, and since then, Moussa-Mann has defined herself as an artist with unbelievable range and promise.    ‘Tell Me’ is completely timeless; with notes of Carole King and Joni Mitchell, Moussa-Mann creates a folk-inspired track which is simultaneously heart wrenching and strangely empowering. Beginning as a simple guitar tune, ‘Tell Me’ builds with layers of luscious strings and twinkling piano, tied together with Jay ’s vocal line which is equal parts melancholic and divine. The song feels unwaveringly intimate; the lyrics ask, ‘what was I worth?’

Single Review: 'So Deep' - Brianna Knight

 by Emily Jackson New York-based singer-songwriter Brianna Knight’s latest track, 'So Deep', is a declaration of love without any soppiness; it’s pure soul. With a voice like honey that oozes power and control at the mastery level of some of her biggest influences (Lauryn Hill and H.E.R.), Brianna’s vocals soar.  ‘So Deep’ is an intoxicating listen and in just under three minutes, Knight sells you a whole story about fun, lust-filled young love. The heavy funk bass line evokes nostalgia, making you want to get up and dance, whilst keeping things contemporary by being an upbeat tale of passion rather than your bog-standard ballad. Brianna’s sound blends 90’s R’n’B with a modern take on Soul; hearing just the first few notes is enough to wish that she could narrate your wildest nights and worst heartaches.   As Brianna sings “you’re addictive to me” - you stop and realise that you may just be addicted to her. Just before you think the single couldn’t get better, the first verse c