As everyone knows, going viral is not necessarily a good thing, especially on TikTok. Recently, nurse Miranda Wilson (@np.miranda) made a video that appeared to be a departure from her usual content about cosmetic injections. Typically, her short videos focus on advice on treatments like Botox and dermal fillers, and how to prevent mishaps — normal topics an injector might share. But this video was about a celebrity: Natalia Dyer, known for her role as Nancy in Stranger Things. Wilson walked her followers through what she would do if she were to work with the actress. By the end of the video, Dyer’s face had taken on a completely different shape—her strong, square jawline shaved down to a generic heart shape via a Photoshop mock-up.
TikTok commenters quickly criticized the video. In response, Wilson removed it and posted a formal apology. “I didn’t mean to offend anyone, including Natalia. I simply made suggestions, not about what you have to do, but what the possibilities are, says Wilson in his follow-up. “As an advanced injector, that’s what we do, we look at faces, we access the capabilities.”
We don’t need to burn Wilson at the stake. She made a mistake; hopefully she has learned from it. But in this episode of Gloss Angeles, we dissect how we got to the point where creators (and even regular people) feel comfortable criticizing others, offering unsolicited feedback on everything from how someone looks to their personal beauty regimens. We would like to hope that these critics are well meaning, only intending to offer helpful advice and suggestions. But does it matter when the person you’re criticizing didn’t ask for help, especially when you interrupt the video to do so?
We explore that topic, as well as why people feel the need to give themselves fake titles to appear more credible or important on the platform — especially when many creators who offer unsolicited advice don’t have the same influence in real life as they do online.
Plus, we share everything you need to know about AF94, Halsey’s new affordable makeup line, our thoughts on Glossier’s foray into Sephora (could Glossier be the next big heritage brand, or even a conglomerate?), plus why we think rem? Beauty’s latest launch was a smart move.
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Gloss Angeles is a beauty podcast hosted by longtime beauty journalists Kirbie Johnson and Sara Tan. Experts in the field and friends IRL, they pull back the curtain on the trends, treatments and popular products you want to know about the inside details. Tuesday episodes reveal the moment’s favorite products and the most notable beauty headlines, while Friday episodes feature guests from industry experts to celebrity spokespersons, including Hailey Bieber, Halsey, Selena Gomez, Scarlett Johansson, Laverne Cox, Jonathan Van Ness, Barbie Ferreira, Brad Mondo, Emma Chamberlain, Dr .Jason Diamond, Charlotte Palermino and more.
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