This app allows you to try on lipsticks from every brand you’ve ever had your eye on

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Who needs to try on lipstick IRL when you can do it without leaving your room?

You might remember Meitu, the selfie-editing app that brought you some of these amazing transformations: 

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It’s now making a serious play for the world of luxury cosmetics, with the launch of a new virtual lipstick counter which is aptly named — you guessed it — Counter, on its MakeUp Plus app (available for iOS and Android).

Just select the colour you want, point the camera at yourself — and you’ll be able to choose your perfect shade.  Read more…

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Lena Dunham is so, so grateful to this dude for mansplaining nude selfies

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Lena Dunham posted a nude selfie on Instagram this week, but according to one very adept mansplainer, she was doing it all wrong.

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In the nude selfie, which was posted on Instagram, Dunham is topless and covering her breasts with her arm. But, one guy decided to chime in with his thoughts on her pose, informing Dunham that she wasn’t cupping her boobs correctly. 

really did wake up like this #sinead #cranberries #kathyacker #my6thgradehistoryteacherlaurie

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A couple of towering Transformers are standing guard outside a Buddhist temple in Thailand

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Don’t be surprised if you run into couple of huge Transformers at this Buddhist temple in Thailand.

The Wat Ta Kien temple, just outside Bangkok, is home to three towering Transformers robots that stand eight metres (26 feet) tall. 

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Of course, most of them are the good guy Autobots like Optimus Prime, and Bumblebee.

The temple monks that commissioned the statues said the bots have “no spiritual purpose,” except to attract and entertain children who visit the temple with their parents.

“It’s for children so they won’t get bored when they come to the temple with their parents,” monk Pra Vichien told news outlet AFP. Read more…

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Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith have fun with the girls in ‘Carpool Karaoke’ preview

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James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke is getting its own Apple Music series and we’re thrilled about it. 

The Late Late Show host teased the new show with the release of this amazing preview featuring the cast of the new summer comedy, Girls Trip

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In the video above, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith pick up their Girls Trip cast mates Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish for a joyride around Los Angeles. The actors take the opportunity to promote their new film. With megaphones and T-shirt cannons in hand, they tell random pedestrians to go see the film… and have a cannon misfire or two while they’re at it. Read more…

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No royal wants to be king or queen says Prince Harry

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In the past few years, Prince Harry has slowly opened up about his role in the Royal Family and the long grieving process after his mother’s death 20 years ago, with an earnestness that has gained him a lot a of praise. 

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In the latest of these statements, the 32-year-old prince told Newsweek no one in the Royal Family wants to be king or queen. 

 “We are involved in modernizing the British monarchy,” he said. “We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people…. Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time.” Read more…

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People stole nearly all of the bikes belonging to a shared-bike startup, so it had to close down

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All of those vandalised bikes were going to drive one of China’s bike-sharing companies out of business sooner or later. That time has come. 

Wukong Bike — one of an estimated 30 bike-sharing startups in China — has closed after a mere six months of operations. It had no choice: it lost nearly 90 percent of its bicycles to mischief and theft. 

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The company had a fleet of 1,200 bicycles in the city of Chongqing.

A rare group photo of the bicycles.

A rare group photo of the bicycles.

Image: Wukong bicycle/Weibo

Like many of its competitors, Wukong offered bikes for rent under the Uber model of “sharing” a bike — grab one off the street, unlock it with an app, and simply leave it by the side of the street at your destination. Read more…

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Politician breastfed her baby while speaking in parliament, because work never stops

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Talk about multi-tasking.

Larissa Waters, a Greens party MP in Australia, got plenty of plaudits earlier in the year when she was the first politician to breastfeed in parliament.

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Now she’s the first to deliver a speech while breastfeeding, because well, sometimes work can’t stop. Here she is breastfeeding her daughter Alia Joy Waters, while submitting a motion on black lung disease.

How far we’ve come@larissawaters gives a speech while breast feeding! Yes! First woman in Australian parliament to ever do so#auspol pic.twitter.com/bBwshTvEHa

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Why Tumblr’s new ‘safe mode’ is a bigger deal than you think

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Tumblr just made some big changes to how it approaches NSFW content. 

Earlier this week, the platform introduced a new “safe mode” that, when enabled, prevents users from seeing NSFW content unless they choose to view it.

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That may sound like a pretty straightforward change, but it’s already proving to be controversial and not just for the reasons you may think.

First, a bit of context: the Tumblr community has long been known as a free-spirited group where just about anything goes, including porn and many other varieties of NSFW content. Not only that, Tumblr’s openness has given rise to countless communities of people who eagerly share and celebrate much of this content.  Read more…

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Men can’t wear shorts to work, so they’re wearing skirts

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Men across Europe are complaining about what they see as unfair dress codes.  

With temperatures reaching record highs in the French city of Nantes, bus drivers of the CFDT Semitan union showed up to work wearing skirts, as they are not allowed to wear shorts despite the hot conditions.

According to the International Business Times, the drivers called the shorts ban “absurd,” and pointed out that female drivers are allowed to wear skirts, but men are not allowed to wear shorts.

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“Our uniform is not appropriate for these high temperatures. We envy women at moments like this,” Didier Sauvetre, a driver from the CFDT union, told the local Presse Ocean news site. Read more…

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Adorable little dog was reportedly saved by mouth-to-nose resuscitation

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You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who knows doggy CPR, so when man’s best friend is in trouble, improvisation is key.

Glenn Rowe, a farmer from Wimmera in Australia, claimed he saved the life of his kelpie Jack when the dog was lifeless after accidentally strangling himself on a lead attached to a quad bike.

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“I thought crikey, he’s not looking too good, he was all glassy eyed — yeah, he was cactus,” Rowe told radio station 3AW.

Rowe leapt into action by giving the dog a bit of improvised CPR. The farmer pumped him on the chest, which wasn’t effective. So then he started blowing into his nose. Read more…

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