[By: Devon Abelman] [Allure] [Read More]
James Charles, a 17-year-old self-taught makeup artist from New York, made headlines (and history) this week when CoverGirl announced that he will be the brand's first-ever male CoverGirl spokesperson. But Charles is not the only boy slaying the beauty blogger game right now. With some Instagram accounts racking up almost 2 million followers, male beauty bloggers aren't just a novelty. In fact, they are changing the way we perceive makeup and proving that makeup doesn't have to be gender-specific. Instead, in the words of Patrick Starr's bio, "Makeup is one size fits all." (You'll find out more about him later.) These guys create wonderful works of art on their faces fit for anyone who loves a little lipstick and eye liner in their lives. We rounded up our favorite male beauty bloggers on social media (and highly recommend you follow them, too).
Thomas Halbert can put anyone's highlighter skills to shame. His looks are so radiant and flawless that he could be mistaken for a mannequin. Halbert'sYouTube channel is heavy on beauty inspiration and laughs. In his latest video, he challenged himself to do a full face of makeup using only Q-tips.
Gabriel Zamora is too cute (and has the makeup looks to match). He pulls offblue hair so well that I'm sort of convinced I could, too. I love how he adds little touches of color to otherwise everyday looks.
I'll always love FALL 😍 Earth tones, jewel tones, browns, pumpkin spice lattes and uggs #Perfection ☺️😭 #Eyes 👁: @TarteCosmetics x @StyledbyHrush palette #Lashes 💣: @LILLYLASHES "Luxe" Code: GABRIEL ✨ #BROWS ✔️: @benefitcosmetics #BenefitBrows - Ka-Brow - Precicely, My Brow Pencil - Ready Set Brow #Lips 💋: @jeffreestarcosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick "LEO" #Highlight ✨: @bobbibrown "Bronze glow" and #jeffreestarcosmetics "So Fuckin Gold" 😍 #thegabrielzamora
David Sternberg's eye-makeup looks stopped me in my tracks as I was scrolling through Instagram one day. I started following him right away—just in time for his amazing "31 Days of Halloween Makeup" challenge.
"Donut come for me... Because I will destroy you" @kimchi_chic such an inspiration in spirit, creativity, and artistry. 💙 @sugarpill shade KimChi lower lid 🍩 @nyxcosmetics milk waterline, and all the vivids liners and peach base 💙 @anastasiabeverlyhills shade Fudge as liner blended with @meltcosmetics unseen and blurr 🍩 @katvondbeauty colour correcting eye shadow base in fair 💙 @houseoflashes temptress whispies 🍩 @occmakeup mirrorball 💙 @smithcosmetics brushes 🍩 @benefitcosmetics ka-brow cream 💙 @morphebrushes ES2, ES54
I took a poll around the office and asked some fellow editors who their favorite male beauty blogger is. Most blurted out "Manny" without hesitation. And more than 2.6 million people on Instagram agree. If I'm feeling a bit of makeup fatigue, watching his YouTube videos bring me back to life and give me the ultimate glam inspiration.
I FOUND MY SONY CHARGER HAPPY DAY! I can start taking glam photos again 😍😍😍 Ps have you seen today's video ? My July favorites is up on my youtube channel! Check it out!!! Lips - @colourpopcosmetics and my baby @kathleenlights collab in point zero Eyes - @toofaced and my baby @nikkietutorials power of makeup palette with #colourpop pencil in bee sting Highlight - @anastasiabeverlyhills moonchild highlight palette Lashes - @nubounsom Serengeti (use code MANNYMUA to save 20%!) Brows - @benefitcosmetics goof proof brown pencil in number 5 Foundation - new @hourglasscosmetics vanish stick foundation which is stunning Brushes used - the new @morphebrushes elite 2 collection brushes! Use code MANNYMUA to save money on them 😍😍😍 Tutorial on this look coming soon! Who else is shook! 😜
Alex's special-effect makeup skills are next level. If you don't believe me, watch his "31 Days of Halloween" makeup tutorials on YouTube. He may not be creating the most glamorous Halloween looks, but they are so scary-cool that you won't be able to look away.
Just finished filming this hooded eyeshadow look using only the new eyeshadows from @makeupgeekcosmetics! I'll find a picture that shows the lid color bc hooded eyes = every look looks the same 😂 Highlight is @beccacosmetics "Opal" Shimmering Skin Perfector and bronzer is @toofaced Chocolate Soleil ✌️😛
This list wouldn't be complete without the inspiration himself, James Charles. I wish I had half of his makeup skills when I was 17.
CHUNKY GLITTER FESTIVAL MAKEUP TUTORIAL for this look is now live on my YouTube channel! 😉 Link is in my bio, enjoy! 💙 __ @benefitcosmetics kabrow gel + gimmebrow #benefitbrows @makeupforeverofficial HD foundation stick @katvondbeauty shade & light palette @anastasiabeverlyhills modern Renaissance eye palette + so Hollywood illuminator @morphebrushes 35B palette (use "JAMES" for $$ off) @nyxcosmetics jumbo eye pencil in black bean for waterline @lashesbylena Gigi lashes @ofracosmetics liquid lip in The Bronx (use code "JCHARLES" for $$ off) @artistcouture mermaid fantasy highlighter