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Get Jennifer Hudson's Radiant Orchid Lips from the 2015 Grammy Red Carpet
The Grammy Awards is always a great opportunity for daring beauty looks, especially since I feel like musicians are much more 'risk-taking' than those drab A-List celebrities over at the Golden Globes. R&B songstress Jennifer Hudson was a terrific example of an artist that took some fashion-forward beauty risks with her red carpet look. Radiant Orchid was Pantone's Color of the Year last year, but it seems that Hollywood still hasn't gotten their fill of this feminine purple punch of color. Here are three different ways to get Jennifer's lip look, ranging from matte lip pencil and sheer gloss to creamy lipsticks like the one Jen is wearing above. 1. Matte Lip Pencil: Bite Beauty's High Pigment Pencil in Violet ($24) Bite, a beauty brand hailing from Australia and sold internationally, has gotten incredibly good reviews for their highly pigmented matte lip pencils. These pencils are available in 18 different colors, each containing the anti-aging benefit of resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant. (According to Sephora's website, each pencil comes with the amount of resveratrol found in five glasses of red wine!) 2. Sheer Gloss: Lancôme Juicy Tubes Jelly in Magic Spell ($18) For those of you who want to try an orchid color with a little less opacity, I would highly recommend Lancôme Paris' Juicy Tubes Jelly in Magic Spell. The color is bold enough to be noticed, but sheer enough to be worn at school or in the office (or really anywhere that isn't the Grammy red carpet). At $18, it is actually one of the cheaper higher-end options, plus I love the squeeze tube aesthetic. It makes it all the more portable and fun to use. 3. Creamy Lipstick: Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Gemma ($22) I always like Stila's variety of cooler-toned cosmetics, and I think that Gemma is perhaps my favorite orchid lip option. When Stila makes their lipsticks, they add just enough peppermint oil to provide a cooling sensation upon application. They also use organic sunflower oil to give the lips a little extra plumping, which I love. It also comes with a small mirror on the cap, so you can reapply no matter where you are.
The 3 Countries Where Adele Isn't No.1
To tell you they're sorry for breaking your heart, Adele. WHAT!? Adele didn't achieve world domination. She may be the biggest star in ALMOST every country in the world however three countries seem to disagree. They're too preoccupied with their own music tastes and Adele just isn't one of them. In 29 international markets, Adele managed to rank No.1 in 26 of them which is basically unheard of. She's the No.1 artist in 110 countries on iTunes worldwide except for three. '3' really isn't a magic number for this pop star. Despite her record breaking album '25' : 3 million copies of the album sold in the first week of American sales alone, being the biggest-selling album released since 2011, the most sold album yearly since 2004, and broke records in how quickly her European and North American tours sold out, Adele pretty much wins...99% of the time. Thanks to Fusion.com, data was collected to show that these countries have different chart toppers and their fans wouldn't want it any other way. These countries have another preference... South Korea Why they don't prefer Adele? KPOP! Its the Korean Pop sensation that seems to dominate the music tastes of the country. The singers are hot. The music makes you want to start dancing. The music videos are strangely mesmerizing. And you've never had a party without wanting to scream at the top of your lungs to the clever lyrics that most Americans don't understand (aka Gangnam Style anyone?). Also, one must take into consideration that Koreans chart differently than most other Western countries. They have : domestic album sales, international sales, and a synthesized chart. Fusion.com found that Adele may be winning over their international chart however her streaming and album sales in South Korea are no comparison to the outstanding domestic sales of KPOP within the country. Here are Korean's top albums: - "The Most Beautiful Life," Pt 2 by the Bangtan Boys - "MATRIX" by B.A.P. - "Dear Santa - X Mas Special" by Girls Generation TTS Japan Why they don't prefer Adele? Japanese only track physical sold copies and as of now, Adele has only sold enough to make her the 7th highest album as of Dec. 7, 2015. Japanese also love KPOP but they're not as influential. It's also important to take note that digital downloads in the Japan music market outsell albums by 400% according to Fusion's research. Here are the following albums that have outsold Adele : - "For You" by Infinite - "Chandelier" by Black Number - "Sight of Blue" by Motohiro Hata Greece Why they don't prefer Adele? Blame it on the way they chart. They tracked how many '25' albums were shipped into the country instead of how many albums were sold total. Talk about bizarre. Even with Greece's adoration for American and British music, Adele only hit the No. 2 spot on Greek charts. They may track domestic and foreign music sales however their marks are harshly skewed. Sorry, Adele. The data didn't help you. Here are the albums that topped Adele: - "Ap' To Vorra Mehri to Noto" by Vasilis Karras - "M' Agapouses Ki Anthize" by Eleanora Zouganeli - "Nikos Vertis" by Nikos Vertis So really, other than MAYBE South Korea, Adele has won over everyone except for KPOP fans. There's always next time, Adele.