I started off as not a huge fan of the beauty community. I didn't wear makeup and had no desire to, but as I aged and started watching tutorials and finding my love for makeup, I was sucked into the community.
Disclaimer: I honestly do not care about YT beauty drama. I do not think that it is my right or responsibility to tell my fellow human beings who to support, or not with their time, no matter how I feel about said celebrity myself. Beauty products? Sure, I paid for it, and therefore have the right to have an opinion on a thing. Actual people though? I try to avoid it as much as possible. But there is a major aspect in this entire narrative, which is a major pet peeve. And unfortunately we cannot get to that without discussing the rest. So here it is.
I'd been a fan of Kat Von D since high school when I first saw her in HIM's music video for their song 'Killing Loneliness.' At the time I'd never seen anyone else like this woman and couldn't help but be drawn to her. She was gorgeous, had incredible tattoos, was unapologetic, and seeing her thrive in the traditionally male-dominated field of tattoo artistry was beyond empowering to watch. So when I learned in 2008 that she was releasing her own makeup line, I was ecstatic. What followed were some of the best eye shadows and lipsticks I'd ever seen. And her tattoo concealer was a staple in my makeup bag for years.
From Bobbi Brown, with her incredible makeup line that will live on well past her successful career as a makeup artist, to Stan Winston, winning four Academy Awards for his talents in makeup special effects, these ten famous makeup artists are incredible creatives, businessmen, and stars.
I have never been one to admire celebrities or religiously follow them on their social media platforms; their photos and videos were often distorted so heavily that the real person behind the social media outlet was lost. This all stood true for me until I stumbled across Jeffree Star during a very dark and scary time in my life.
Instagram is mecca for makeup professionals. That makes it a great tool not just for artists, but for the everyday person as well. If you're looking to revamp your look, the best place to get inspiration is from some of the most beloved makeup artists on Instagram.
Throughout our life, we absorb knowledge about beauty and style just from living our lives, trial and error. But how often do you personally experience, or know someone who does, that feeling of helplessness when it comes to beauty, fashion, or even acquiring a job? Or perhaps you feel rather confident when it comes to your skills in those areas. No matter who you are, what walk of life you come from, or how successful you already are, trust me when I say, Michelle Phan’s book, Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style, and Success–Online and Off, is a must-read for everyone.
2017 couldn't be a better time for inclusivity!