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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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Like, is that a sexy cartoon skeleton? I’m so confused by all these feelings, Manny.

And Día de los Muertos? Bellos.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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”.

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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.


READ: Manny MUA Recruited His Brother To Do His Makeup And Fans Are Not Mad About Him Being In The Video

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Besamé Cosmetics’ Sold-Out ‘Lucille Ball Collection’ Is Officially Coming Back This Fall

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Besamé Cosmetics’ Sold-Out ‘Lucille Ball Collection’ Is Officially Coming Back This Fall

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Fans love Lucille Ball so much that when Besamé Cosmetics launched a collection dedicated to her back in June all of its items were sold out within a matter of twelve hours. The collection paid homage to the beauty of the iconic Hollywood comedian who, alongside her husband (Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz), starred in the television classic “I Love Lucy.”

Now, the souped-up limited-edition Lucy items are back by popular demand.

The launch date? This September.

Lucy fans can pre-order lipstick of the new line on the brand’s website.

“Already, hundreds of orders have come in to pre-order these colors inspired by classic Lucy looks,” a representative from Besamé told Allure about the line which pays homage to the iconic actress’s signature look.

The retro makeup line gives fans a chance to seize up to seven beauty items that are supposed to match the makeup Ball wore in her days of stardom. The Ball collection comes complete with an eye shadow palette, lipstick, a pressed powder compact, and a pencil set for eyes and lips.

Like every Besamé item, the collection’s products are encased in rounded gold. This time, however, they come with a special design that features an original drawing of the actress.

The collection can be purchased as a bundle for $150. Additional gifted items will be included for the whole bunch.

According to Allure, those who purchase the collection will receive “two additional and exclusive products: an I Love Lucy tote bag and a set of false lashes the brand says ‘are based on the exact size, shape, and color that Lucille Ball wore.'”

The Lucille Ball collection is just the first in a new collection by Besamé.

Besamé has stated that they intend on producing an Iconic Women Series featuring iconic figures from history. It’s unknown as of yet who else will be featured on the upcoming products but we’re crossing our fingers for Latina icons like Dolores Huerta, Celia Cruz, and Rita Moreno.

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Sephora Announced It’s Finally Taking Mink False Eyelashes Off Of Its Shelves

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Sephora Announced It’s Finally Taking Mink False Eyelashes Off Of Its Shelves

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When it comes to buying products we all have a responsibility to know where our dollars go.

And while in the world of beauty it might seem a bit tricky to be conscientious of animal rights and our planet… it’s so essential. Fortunately, Sephora agrees and their latest announcement confirms it!

Recently, Sephora announced that it would no longer sell mink-based lashes online or in-store in an effort to combat animal cruelty.

Speaking to Allure this week, the big-box beauty store announced that they had started 2020 with efforts to phase mink lashes out of its stock. This week, after animal rights activist organization PETA launched a campaign demanding that the brand do so, the retailer confirmed that when it comes to false eyelashes they are going completely mink-free.

“Following a PETA campaign and emails from more than 280,000 concerned shoppers, Sephora has confirmed that it has banned mink-fur eyelashes and will purchase only synthetic or faux-fur lashes going forward,” PETA shared in a statement about the decision.

In a graphic video about the trading and selling of mink fur which is often used for coats and fake eyelashes, the organization urged Sephora to stop selling the beauty product.

*Warning this video is graphic*

The organization lambasted fur farms in its statement saying “As PETA pointed out in its letters to Sephora, mink fur typically comes from fur farms, where stressed minks frantically pace and circle endlessly inside cramped wire cages and many languish from infections or broken or malformed limbs. Some minks even self-mutilate as a result of the intensive confinement, chewing into their own limbs or tails. At the end of their miserable lives, they’re gassed or electrocuted or their necks are broken.”

Confirming their decision to take mink off of its shelves, Sephora wrote in a statement that they “have always been committed to upholding the highest standards of beauty, and we take our responsibility to communicate transparently and honestly with our clients about the products we carry seriously.”

The brand went on to say that they shared with PETA “earlier this year we had already decided to begin phasing mink products out of our assortment in 2020. We have only ever offered products our clients can trust and we stand by the people and partners who have made the Sephora experience what it is today.”

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