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Manny MUA Is A Master When It Comes To Makeup And These Stunning Looks Prove Why

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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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The World Can’t Get Enough Of J Balvin, He Is YouTube’s Most Streamed Artist Worldwide

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The World Can’t Get Enough Of J Balvin, He Is YouTube’s Most Streamed Artist Worldwide

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¡Mi gente! Your faves could never. Latin music domination continues around the world with the top spots of global streaming platforms being stacked with Latinx artists. What a time to be alive. Remember when we all had to pretend Drake was Dominican to get some kind of representation out here? But when you think about the sheer number of people on the planet that speak Spanish, it totally makes sense that Latinx artists would have such a massive reach. 

And let’s be real, while fluency helps, you really don’t have to be proficient to enjoy reggaeton. The energetic, pulsating beats can compel anyone to move. Do you really think everyone in the United States knew the English translation of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” in order to enjoy it? Music transcends language and so does Colombian trap artist J Balvin apparently. Do you think anyone even noticed that the lyrics in “Harlem Shake” are largely in Spanish? Nope. 

J Balvin is here to stay.

For six consecutive weeks, J Balvin has chopped the global charts on YouTube. That’s a total of 1.26 billion views on the platform. 

“Artista más visto en YouTube Global,” Balvin wrote in an Instagram caption.

This comes as no surprise to Balvin fans. In 2018, Balvin ousted drake as the most-streamed artist worldwide on Spotify. The singer surpassed 48 million monthly listeners last summer thanks to his single “X” with Nicky Jam which streamed over 327 million times. Balvin is in great company on the global charts with Daddy Yankee, Bad Bunny, and Ozuna all in the top 10. The trio’s single “China” with Anuel AA and Karol G is currently number 1 on the YouTube global charts and number 2 in the United States chart. However, we’re pleased to note that “Señorita” by Camilla Cabello and Shawn Mendes is topping the charts in the states. 

Balvin shouts out his Latinx fans. 

“Artista más escuchado en el mundo en @spotify posición #1 que celebro con todos mis latinos y los soñadores. Gracias Gracias Gracias,” Balvin wrote in the caption. 

Our boy is famous basically everywhere?

The top countries streaming Balvin’s music are Mexico with 240 million views, Argentina with 121 million views, and Colombia with 121 million views. The United States is in fourth place with 112 million views, followed by Spain, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Brazil, and Venezuela. But fear not, Balvin has fans in at least 100 different countries according to YouTube. 

We stan a humble king of the masses!

Like, literally could you imagine how this level of adoration and attention would completely warp your mind? I would be a monster. I would build a house out of fan mail and then set it ablaze just to laugh at my stupid fans. I’d have so many, who cares! Meanwhile, the artist, who typically regales his followers with personal messages on Instagram every morning at 5 a.m., knows how to connect with his fans. Balvin even served ordinary people from a coffee cart in New York City the other day. 

“Buenos días , buenos días , buenos días !!!!! ARCOÍRIS TOUR empieza 30 de Agosto en Puerto Rico !! Choliseo,” he wrote on Instagram. 

 We stan a humble king of the masses!

This isn’t the first Latin wave (and it won’t be the last).

In the 1990s, the late and great Selena catapulted Tejano and Cumbia music into the mainstream American consciousness. This ushered in the era of the “Latin Explosion” where legends were born. Ricky Martin, Thalía, Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias, and Jennifer Lopez made their marks. Hell, even Frank Sinatra personally invited Luis Miguel to record a duet of “Come Fly With Me” on his 1994 album Duets II. 

In the 2000s, there was the “Latin Pop Boom” that saw the likes of Shakira, Paulina Rubio, and Christina Aguilera topping the charts. You may even remember non-Latinx artists trying to ride the wave with Beyoncé collaborating with Shakira on the duet, “Beautiful Liar,” and releasing a Spanish language version of the single “Irreplaceable.” It almost feels odd to call these decades different waves or eras when it is pretty clear Latinxs have been consistently rocking the charts since Gloria Estefan in the 1980s. Since then, in the United States, we have been blessed with many more Latinx acts including the likes of Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello, Becky G, and Cardi B. And of course, there are all the amazing imports from Latinx countries around the world. If we want to continue this Latinx chart domination, I only have one piece of advice: stream “China” by J. Balvin on YouTube and Spotify!

The ‘Euphoria’ MUA Vomits Glitter All Over The Cast. Here’s A Look At The Most Sparkly Looks This Season

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The ‘Euphoria’ MUA Vomits Glitter All Over The Cast. Here’s A Look At The Most Sparkly Looks This Season

At this point, you’re probably well aware that HBO’s teen drama show “Euphoria” has taken the world by storm. The show centers around a young girl named Rue (played by Zendaya) who, along with her fellow teens, struggles to find her place in the world. The show has made headlines for dealing with Gen-Z’s blunt reality of sex, drugs, and identity crises that have been heavily shaped by the internet. 

But it has also made a mark due to its gorgeous makeup looks. According to “Euphoria’s” head makeup artist, Doniella Davy, showrunner Sam Levinson wanted the makeup looks to be so compelling that it prompted viewers to pause the show and strive to re-create the looks.

 We’ve compiled a list of 21 of the most stunning and memorable makeup looks from “Euphoria”‘s first season.

1. “Dirty”-Era Xtina

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According to Doniella Davy, “Euphoria”‘s makeup artisit-in-chief, the thesis statement behind Jules’s look is: “Express yourself through makeup, however you want, at all times, despite what the mainstream says, and what conventional gender roles have been.” 

2. 70’s Disco 

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This is a quintessential “Maddy look”: crazy cat eye, rhinestones, and topped off with false lashes. 

3. Insta-Emo

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Those who watch “Euphoria” know that virginal Kat goes through some major changes throughout the season. And with it, so does her style. “It’s a rebellious version of glam,” says Davy.

4. “True Romance”

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According to makeup artist Doniella Davy, this look was inspired by Alabama Worley from “True Romance.” The look was a chance for Sydney’s eyes to “get a turn to sparkle”.

5. Chain Eyeliner

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According to Davy, this look was inspired by when she was shopping around in the jewelry-making section of arts and crafts store, Michael’s. Apparently, she “knew immediately” that she wanted to use chain eyeliner of Maddy in the future and “preferably during a moment of conflict”.

6. Non-Conforming Beauty

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“I wanted Jules’ looks to challenge beauty & makeup norms, and I wanted to avoid having her look too polished, perfect or feminine. I felt that not using mascara would help achieve that for this look.”

7. Peacock Fantasy

Davy created this makeup look to be “the opposite of Cassie’s present reality in this moment”. She strove for the makeup to be “total fantasy” and was inspired by peacocks.

8. Tears of Glitter

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Rue’s makeup is relatively tame throughout “Euphoria”, as she’s so caught-up in her addiction that it doesn’t seem like she can bother with a complicated beauty routine. But this look serves us just the right amount of glitter and drama for Zendaya’s flawless features. 

9. Complex Cat-Eye

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According to Davy, she would research complex cat-eye makeup designs on Twitter and then “run them through [her] own filter” so she was creating something “new and different”. 

10. Modern Juliette

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This look from episode 6 was inspired by Claire Danes in 1999’s “Romeo + Juliette”. “I wanted to evoke something ethereal + romantic + gothic,” said Davy on her Instagram page. “Also, I was looking for an opportunity to do glitter brows on someone!”.

11. Smokey Cat-Eye

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Because of Gia’s (Storm Reid)’s youth, she doesn’t get to serve up a ton of makeup looks. But, this one is definiftely for the book: a thick, smokey cat-eye with jeweled braids. 

12. Green Goddess

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One of the things we love so much about the actress Barbie Ferreira is that she’s unashamed to rock her look in its most natural form. For example, most actresses would balk at the chance to show off their un-tweezed brows in all their unified glory. 

13. Night Sk-Eye

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This look is sexy, unique and mysterious–just like Jules.

14. Iris from “Taxi Driver”

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For this look, Davy wanted “flame eyeliner, pink glitter and Twiggy lower lashes – all at once” to evoke the character of Iris from the classic film “Taxi Driver”

15. Ms. 45

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According to Davy, this makeup look was inspired by the art-house exploitation film “Ms. 45”. 

16. Understated Princess

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The blue eyeliner and ribbon make for a goody-two-shoes look with a bit of an edge.

17. Courtney Love-Inspired

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This smudgy grungey Nirvana-era makeup look is one of the more understated looks of “Euphoria”, but it packs a punch nonetheless. 

18. Starburst-Inspired

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This look has David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust written all over it. 

19. Normcore

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Even when Maddy is at her most stripped-down, she still commands attention. Here, she pares a low-key look with matte green shadow.

20. Neon Goth

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Show runner Sam Levinson asked for “neon X’s on Anna’s eyelids and a goth vibe” for this look.

21. Purple Romantic

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“Euphoria’s” makeup artisit Don Davy insists that there’s more to popular-girl Maddy than “rhinestones and cat eyes”. Davy explained that she “designed [Maddy’s] makeup to have a fantastical element to it” because deep down inside, Maddie is a “diehard Romantic”.

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