The Woman Behind TikTok’s Favorite Cartoon Makeup Transformations

Chances are pretty high that you’ve seen self-taught makeup artist Annie Thomas while scrolling through your “For You” page on TikTok. Since the beginning of last year, Thomas has accumulated over a million followers for her ability to make beloved cartoon characters — from Shrek to Miss Piggy to Edna Mode — come to life through makeup.

Thomas’s rise to fame began with a cosplay look that went viral. “I originally started my Instagram to practice special effects makeup [after] being inspired by FaceOff on SYFY, but I randomly decided to do a cosplay of the character Cynthia from Rugrats,” Thomas tells Allure. “That post tripled my following at the time, so I switched my focus to mainly cartoons and cosplays.” It helped that mega-popular YouTube makeup artist Nikkie de Jager shared Thomas’s page on Snapchat. Since then, Thomas has posted hundreds of cartoon-inspired looks across social media,

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4S Designs: Angelo Urrutia Interview

But Angelo apologized, nonetheless, not quite satisfied with what he’d done thus far in such a short time.

“Collection was done in two months,” he said.

That was January 2020. What a time to launch a new business! But 4S Designs is something special. Something totally new at the level of scale and ambition of 4S—a full collection with shoes made in-house and Italian-factory production and fabric development on par with any of the premiere European luxury houses—is practically unheard of. Especially from a US-based designer with a quiet social media presence and no apparent interest in chasing clout.

“There’s no elevator pitch for it,” Angelo said. “It’s not so simple. It’s very nuanced. It’s me. I’m a nut job.”


Like Hollywood, the fashion industry tends to revolve around a handful of established figures—like The Avengers, but for brands and designers instead of superheroes. Rather than betting big a

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Here’s My Top Growth Stock to Buy Right Now

Every investor wants a stock that can grow faster than the broad market, but this outperformance isn’t always easy to find. Let’s explore how Revolve Group (NYSE:RVLV) can use its innovative business model to disrupt the fashion industry to boost its revenue and earnings. 

A fashion retail disruptor 

Founded in 2003, Revolve Group boasts a unique take on fashion retail. The company curates and sells designer apparel, footwear, and accessories with the help of a proprietary algorithm to manage inventory and tap into fashion trends. But its marketing strategy — which relies on a network of about 4,500 Instagram influencers — is what sets it apart from competitors in the industry. 

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Instead of traditional advertising such display ads, billboards, etc., Revolve pampers its social media influencers with free clothes and exclusive experiences to help them create engaging social media content. As just one example,

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The Trump Children and 14 Other Heirs and Heiresses Getting Rich Off Family Money

Some wealthy individuals work hard for their money, and others are born with it. The most successful business people often take care of their families by funding their extravagant lifestyles and leaving them inheritance money.

But not every silver-spoon kid has it easy. For example, President Donald Trump’s youngest daughter, Tiffany Trump, has often lived in the shadow of her older sister, Ivanka, reports Yahoo! Entertainment. According to the entertainment site, Tiffany asked her father for help in securing an internship with Vogue in 2016; but, after discussing it with Ivanka, he decided she didn’t have the right “look” for fashion, and she instead enrolled in Georgetown Law.

Although family dynamics can vary, many of these descendants do become successful in their own right — even if they used family funds to get there. Take some time to learn a little more about who the richest families are and who

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2020 was supposed to be the year women ruled the box office. Then the coronavirus pandemic happened.

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2020 was supposed to be the year women dominated the box office. They still will, but it may be with fewer box-office returns.
2020 was supposed to be the year women dominated the box office. They still will, but it may be with fewer box-office returns.

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  • At the start of 2020, five of the year’s most-anticipated films — “Birds of Prey,” “Mulan,” “Black Widow,” “Wonder Woman 1984,” and “The Eternals” — all starred female leads and were directed by women.

  • For the first time, fans were seeing multiple female-led superhero movies come to theaters in the same year.

  • Then the coronavirus pandemic happened, resulting in delays and a jam-packed fall schedule that will leave films competing against one another for box-office dollars.

  • Even when theaters eventually reopen, will these movies even perform in the way they would have pre-pandemic? Industry experts predict the box office will have its worst performance since 1998

  • Even in a year where female-led films will most

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The Best Company Name Is Under Where?



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Think naming your baby is difficult? Try naming your newborn company. Your child may live to be 100, but a company can last for centuries.

DuPont

and Colgate were founded under those names in 1802 and 1806, respectively. The largest, most enduring American companies are a fascinating playground for onomasticians—people who study names. There are eight basic categories of company name:

Founders. Companies named for the man or woman behind the brand, or occasionally their offspring:

Macy’s,

Mary Kay Cosmetics,

Ford Motor Co.

, Eli Lilly & Co., Wendy’s, the

Boeing Co.

, and thousands more.

Plain vanilla. These names simply state what the companies make or do. Radio Corp. of America (later RCA) boasted one of the hottest stocks of the Roaring ’20s. Other companies of this type are

General Motors,

United Parcel Service,

International Business Machines

(IBM) and the Quaker Oats

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