This Week’s Coffee Topics: Barbie, Botox, and So Many Fruit-Themed Beauty Trends


The Barbie juggernaut refuses to slow down, so it was only a matter of time before the Internet was overrun with advice on how to look more like the world’s most famous doll. Beyond the billion-dollar obsession with Greta Gerwig’s latest film, this month’s news includes celebrity confessions, laser obsessions, and fruit girl confections.

Let’s dive in!

Hey, dollface… ‘Barbie Botox’ is a blanket term magazines are applying to multiple treatments, which may or may not include actual BOTOX®. One option, better known as TrapTox, creates the illusion of a longer, slimmer neck. Another, using a combo of neuromodulators and fillers, minimizes lines and shadows around the eyes.

Kids these days… There are so many teenage cosmetic surgery revelations lately! Kylie Jenner says she regrets getting her boobs done at age 19, and Raven-Symoné says she had two breast reductions and liposuction before turning 18.

Jenny from the (sun)block… A now-54-year-old Jennifer Lopez posted a makeup-free video of her skincare routine last week, and the Internet may never recover. Pro-tip from JLo: Start wearing sunscreen every day in your early 20s. As for the rest—Maybe it’s the genetic lottery, maybe it’s sunscreen!

Jennifer Lopez

Pictured: Jennifer Lopez

Don’t look so surprised… Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Shay says she started getting Botox® in her mid-20s to book more acting jobs. It seems that her overly-expressive eyebrows had a mind of their own.

Push it… WWD has a fascinating piece on how women in hip hop, from Salt-N-Pepa to Lil’ Kim to Megan Thee Stallion, have shaped beauty trends for decades. Of course, it all culminates today with Nicki Minaj, Ice Spice, and the Barbie soundtrack.

SJP’s SPF… Sarah Jessica Parker has teamed up with RoC Skincare on a curated set of her RoC skin care favorites, with 100% of profits donated to the non-profit SeekHer. If you want to know if Carrie and Aidan can work, watch …And Just Like That. If you want to know Parker’s summer skincare favorites, The Zoe Report has the scoop.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Pictured: Sarah Jessica Parker

Strawberry shortcut… Hailey Beiber posted a super easy tutorial on nailing “everyday strawberry makeup” and the Internet is eating it up.

Cherry picking… In the spring, it was Cherry Coke hair; now the TikTok powers that be say #CherryColaLips are all the rage. Can we get Savage Garden’s 1996 bop “I want you” to complete the Cherry Cola Trifecta?

When life hands you lemons… If Tomato Girl Summer isn’t your vibe, perhaps Lemon Girl Summer is more to your taste?

Rumor has it… According to Forbes, the three biggest trends impacting the beauty industry right now are marketing, technology, and… men? After years of struggle, the guys have finally shattered that glass ceiling.

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