Manny MUA Is A Master When It Comes To Makeup And These Stunning Looks Prove Why
Manny MUA (short for Make Up Artist) is thee Latino beauty boy you need to have on your feed right now. Born as Manuel Guitierrez, Manny MUA has become a beauty guru icon, proving that there are no stereotypes, only creative expression of your true self. In the last few years, people of color have been busting the white heteronormative myths around beauty.
Let it be known that you should authentically live your self-expression, whether you’re a hairy, makeup-less andro Latina, or a hairy, gorgeous, makeup professional. Trust, his story will stun you even more than his looks.
Manny “MUA” Gutierrez was born in a Mormon family.
He has two younger brothers, along with the most precious papito puppy hijo ever seen. Absorb this photo, because it’s the most natural you’ll see Manny.
His family sent him to conversion therapy as a teenager.
After six months of ‘treatment’ to “reverse the effects of being gay,” he became clinically depressed. His family let him come home.
At first, he wanted to become a plastic surgeon.
He went to San Diego State University for his bachelor’s degree and was set on going to medical school. Obviously, things went a different way for him.
Gutierrez was career-inspired after watching his mom do her makeup.
We’ve all been there: watching our mami’s open their treasure chest of shimmery loose eye shadow, applying glitter with different makeup wands. My own mother puts on fake eyelashes almost every day. It’s a whole production that either inspires or horrifies.
Gutierrez fell in love with makeup and started working at Sephora and MAC counters.
Are you not yet convinced that this is pure artistry? Give me this Día de los Muertos look ASAP.
He started a makeup tutorial channel in 2014.
His channel tells you how to get these looks from start to finish. He also shares his first impressions of new palette releases, beauty tips and will collab with other icons like Bretman Rock.
His channel now has over 425 million views.
His Instagram following has grown to 4 million followers both on Instagram and on YouTube. Where else can you find looks like this?
Obviously, he has his own makeup products.
He collaborated with Makeup Geek on an eye shadow palette, has some lip products with Ofra cosmetics. Jeffree Star Cosmetics has a couple highlighters and lipsticks created by Gutierrez.
Jeffree Star and he were sued for their collab product packaging.
Black Moon sued the two for copyright and trademark infringement, alleging that Jeffree Star Cosmetics copied their logo. All we know is that the duo told Cosmopolitan this:
“The issue has been resolved. The Jeffree Star Cosmetics x Manny MUA collaboration will launch as planned on April 8th. We are so grateful for the continued support of our fans and are excited to share this moment with them.”
He seems to be inspired by any and every thing.
Caption: “*watches The Walking Dead once*”
Be careful what you show him, comadres. He might haunt you in your nightmares.
Like this Pikachu inspired look:
Caption: “Just out here… lookin for an Ash to catch me ⚡️-Okay but seriously after watching the new trailer for Detective Pikachu I haddddd to do something 😂 who’s your favorite Pokémon? Mines Milotic and Vaporeon 🤓”
His Halloween looks just get better every year.
Like, is that a sexy cartoon skeleton? I’m so confused by all these feelings, Manny.
And Día de los Muertos? Bellos.
When you want to go hard but still be cute and pretty on Nov. 1, you go to @MannyMUA on YouTube. You could also go to cosmetology school because this looks delicate and contoured and beautiful as heck.
It’s hard to beat his 2016 Muertos look.
It’s one of his most liked pictures ever. That must have taken so much time to sequin your own face. The paciencia he was gifted with at birth is unparalleled.
He shared recently that he was diagnosed with vitiligo.
That’s when the melanin pigment that makes us have brown skin slowly disappears. Manny isn’t crying about it though. It’ll make his mascara run. Plus, have you checked the vitiligo goddesses on the runway lately? Everyone is beautiful.
In 2017, he was announced as the first male brand ambassador for Maybelline.
His own Instagram description says it all: “I think boys deserve just as much cosmetic recognition💄😘 ”
He was only the second male beauty brand spokesperson ever at the time.
James Charles was announced as the spokesperson for CoverGirl in October 2016, but it wasn’t until the following year that another beauty boy was chosen.
In April 2017, he made it to People‘s “Most Beautiful” list.
He was the only boy to be listed. Do we agree or do we agree that he deserves to be on that list? ✔️
Just last year, he made it to Forbe’s annual list of “30 under 30.”
The beauty influencer was listed in the Art & Style section which is described by Forbes as “creating and designing the future of fashion and the arts.” He was joined on the list with the CEO of Oliver Peoples, the founder of the Museum of Ice Cream, and other incredible artists.
You can find Manny on YouTube Premium’s “Escape the Night”.
He’s starring in Season 3 as the Record Producer, pero también se puede ver all of his iconic looks on YouTube and Instagram, captioned with Bad Bunny quotes galore.