Sighs.

I was debating for a long time about whether or not to post this since myself and everyone else who posts here are white, but I feel as though, through enough education I've received, that I know cultural appropriation when I see it. I honestly thought Brookelle was above something like this, but I guess she's not because this is her "Halloween costume" this year:




 Let me spell this out for ya, Brookelle, since I know you still read this blog:

ROMANI AND PERSIAN PEOPLE ARE NOT A COSTUME, AND THE WORD G*PSY IS A RACIST SLUR.

Like, holy fuck. "Took inspiration from Xerxes (300 movie)"... What the fuck is wrong with you??

At what point did you think to yourself, "oh, this is totally okay even though I'm white and not part of either culture!"??

But I shouldn't expect anything less from Brookelle, as these were her "festival" (re: coachella) "makeup" looks.






Her response to all of this?


[Caption:
hamiltonjesse @ri.tarded Pipe your Tumblr arse down, this is not cultural appropriation
bybrookelle @hamiltonessy thanks chick [heart emoji, kiss emoji]]


[Caption: bybrookelle: @limobido what specific culture am I appropriation? Please advise. Or get off your high horse and sit down.
limobido: @bybrookelle obviously you haven't even investigated a little bit about tribal face paint. This kind of tribal face paint is used by African and Native American tribes in different special and religious occasions. It's not just a festival trend, it's something that actually has a meaning to it and people are using it just because it's 'treny'. Please, look up the meaning of cultural appropriation. What you're doing is disrespectful to other cultures. Even if you don't see it, just the fact that other people feel their culture is disrespected is a reason to stop. I really didn't want to write this whole thing, but i'm trying to educate. have a nice day.
bybrookelle: @limobido NO CULTURE owns face painting, or shapes on ones face. Nobody. It's not illegal nor am I breaking any rules. I am able to use makeup to please whatever shapes, colours, or anything I wish on my face. Just because someone is offended by something, doesn't mean I am not able to express myself how I wish or that I should be bashed for it. I could be offended by a woman breast feeding in public, but that's not for me to comment on. So please get back to me when putting makeup on your face is illegal, or when a specific culture owns face painting. Thank you.

I don't even think I have to explain how disgusting and racist this is.

Then again, again, I should expect nothing less from someone who uses foundation 3-5 times darker than their ACTUAL skin tone and uses fake tan like there's no tomorrow (not that there's anything wrong with fake tanning, but when it's dark enough to look like a completely different race, that's when it becomes incredibly problematic).

(the bottle says "Dark", and her left leg - with spray tan - resembles that of a dark skinned person.)


For anyone coming here for the first time, this is her real skin tone with no makeup, but plenty of Photoshop.

(this has the Valencia filter on it)

(no filter at all, and you can see her blotchy fake tan and her real skin tone underneath)

(snapchat's 'Vintage' filter option (I do not know what it's called normally))

[ Note: While I don't like how much fake tan she uses, I do feel bad that she got burned pretty bad from using whatever brand she did. No one deserves that, at least in my opinion. It doesn't mean I can't talk about how terrible her fake tan is and just how dark it really is ]

And as a bonus, here's her stealing an Instagram post from a black makeup artist, lightening the skin using a filter, and posting it as if it were her own photo from a while back.


By the way? She never deleted the post. Her excuse for posting it and lightening the skin? "I never said the photo was mine."


Anyway, there you go. I'm sure there's more somewhere, but this is what I have!
-Rachel.


Damn, Brookelle, back at it against with the liquify tool!

I am... very sorry for that, I apologize. I couldn't stop myself. Anyway, here are even more bybrookelle fails.

@Brookelle, if you're reading this: please find someone professional to do your photos so it's at least a little hard for me to do this.

A note before you continuePlease don't forget that the liquify tool is in multiple apps besides photoshop (Meitupic and Facetune I believe both have them). This does not negate the fact that it is still Photoshop, and she is still lying about it


All of the following photos have multiple degrees of the Liquify tool, as well as her general face-smoothing  and the GIF at the end shows how much it changes between just two photos.

(Note: The circle around her hair shows where the hair is jagged and unnatural)




And here is the GIF showing the above two photos together. As you can see, there are Anchor points, where I made sure the still background matched. I used the top right corner of the top right frame, the items behind her hair on the left (our left), and the corner edge of the table on the right (our right). Please note that I missed a spot, which is her HAIRSPRAY CAN above the THIRD ANCHOR POINT.




I thought I was done posting photoshop fails of Brookelle, because her skin smoothing on instagram is very distinct and noticeable, but I never thought I'd see the day she fucked up so bad that even someone who doesn't use photoshop could see it.

Anyway, here are some more fails. I didnt do them all because there were too many to count. The one in question above is dead last, because it's the worst.

*To any newcomers of this site, who either found it through Google or through the tumblr bybrookelle tag, or even on Instagram: no matter what she "appears," Brookelle is white. She is not Latinx, Black, or Indigenous. It is all self-tanner/fake tan (her hand) and makeup and lighting/editing tricks (seen below).*


  1.  The top circle: Her lips are blurred, and not nearly as sharp as the rest of the photo. It's more than likely she used the bloat tool to make them appear larger in between lip injections (or, she doesn't have them at all).
  2. The middle circle: She darkened her skin aound this entire area. The "shadow" you see n the wall is not a shadow - why would it be? she is in clear light, and the rest of her body isn't this way - but from her using the burn tool to darken her skin here. Why, I don't know.
  3. The bottom circle: This isnt so much a fail as it is something to keep in mind when viewing the other fails. Brookelle is not a naturally skinny woman (which is absolutely fine, except for the fact that she tries to hide it), and often makes her arms appear smaller. 



  1. Her ear, neck, jaw, and hair: Never in my life have I seen someone's jaw, ear, and neck move in the way hers does. She isn't smiling that much between the two photos, not enough to make her ear piercing and lobe slide, her ear change rotations, and the back her neck move about half an inch forward.
  2. Her hair: She doesn't move that much in between these two photos. If you look to the first frame, you can see that her hair seems to squiggle. She's been caught many times before editing her jaw, and this is a by-product of it. She edited her jaw smaller (thats not really news).



  1. Her inner elbow: Remember how those were supposed to be straight frames?
  2. Her Jaw (both sides): Squiggling consistent to using the liquify tool to make her jaw thinner, as evident by the squiggling on the left side, and the blurry, bloated hair on the right.
  3. Armpit (left circle): Blurring consistent with how she edits her skin. More than likely an error on her part in her editing (a misclick or mis-tap). 
  4. Armpit (right circle): The desk drawer is supposed to be straight. 




  1. Nose: Used the liquify tool to make her nose flatter/smaller. Unsure of why.
  2. Lips: Used the liquify tool to make them larger. 
  3. Top of Arm/Desk: Used the liquify tool to make her arm smaller.
  4. Armpit: Used the liquify tool to make her armpit "fat" straighter, as well as blurring of the skin.
  5. Jaw: used the liquify tool to fix it, and didn't think anyone would notice. LMFAO
Good job, Brookelle! This is almost as bad as the time you blatantly posted photos from a nightclub and edited your jaw smaller, ave yourself collarbones and edited your makeup and face so it was free of pimples (Maddie's too!) and wrinkles! Amazing!

Step up your game, girl.