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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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12 Make Up Tips For Darker Skin Tones To Make Sure You Get The Most Out Of Your Makeup Money

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12 Make Up Tips For Darker Skin Tones To Make Sure You Get The Most Out Of Your Makeup Money

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Whether you are just starting to experiment with makeup or have already picked up plenty of looks from your favorite tía, telenovela star or singer, here are a few tips for working with makeup with darker skin tones.

1. Don’t Skip UV Protection:

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Your skin is beautiful with or without a tan. However, it is important to use UV protection even if you are dark. When planning for a day in the sun, add a bit of sunscreen, or at least a foundation and lip balm that offer UV protection to your look. Not only will a little sunscreen protect you from dangerous skin cancer, but it will also keep your skin looking younger as you age.

2. Develop A Solid Routine:

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Dark skin has plenty of variety and reacts differently to various climates. Whether you need to moisturize on a regular basis or deal with excess oil, a good routine can help you avoid breakouts. And, of course, always remember to take your makeup off before going to bed no matter how tired you feel. Your skin will thank you.

3. Mind the Undertones:

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Your skin may have yellow, olive, or even reddish undertones. Understanding your undertones can help you select colors to either bring these out or keep them hidden.

4. Moisturizer Is Key:

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Dark skin can get ashy when it’s dry. This can be embarrassing especially if you live in a climate that you’re your skin doesn’t like because everyone will know when you need to moisturize.

5. Match Your Makeup To Your Personal Style:

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Makeup can definitely be used to express your style and your individuality. If you love bright colors, you can certainly translate that into your night time, and even daytime, look.

6. Find the Right Shades:

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Finding the shades of foundation and even eyeshadow that compliment your skin tone can be a bit of a journey. Fortunately, once you find what works, you can use that as your framework for future looks.

7. Play With Foundation:

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If you are blessed with clear skin, you may skimp on, or even skip foundation all together for certain daytime looks. On the other hand, you can also use foundation and powder to play up different parts of your face. Most experts recommend using a foundation that is two shades lighter than your natural skin tone.

8. Do Some Research:

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If you’re trying out something new, or if you’ve generally had trouble with matching makeup to your skin tone- you’re in luck; there are several YouTube and Instagram influencers who specifically work with darker skin tones and offer tutorials. You can also ask a friend for help.

9. Make The Most Out Of Your Concealer:

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While concealer is traditionally used to hide skin blemishes, it can also help make your eyes pop. Simply apply your favorite concealer under your eyes and to your eyebrows in a triangle

10. Makeup After Contact Lenses:

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This tip is universal but worth noting regardless of whether you are using contact lenses to help correct your vision or are opting for color contacts to make your eyes pop for a special occasion. Putting on your contacts last minute will inevitably lead to running makeup- and possibly even mascara smudged contact lenses.

11. Balance Your Eyes And Lips:

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Having both eye and lips pop can be overwhelming, which is why makeup artists focusing on one or the other. That doesn’t mean that your eyes can’t look stunning if you’re wearing a red or purple lipstick, but having your eyes pink at the same time, can be a bit too much at best, and may leave you looking like a clown at worst. To make sure you aren’t overdoing it, stick to accentuating either your eyes or your lips- especially if you are a beginner.

Latina Beauty Brands Crushing The Makeup Game

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Latina Beauty Brands Crushing The Makeup Game

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It’s likely that behind every bold lip you’ve ever rocked, there’s a strong Latina beauty who taught you how to do it. Hence, whether it’s been how to pick the right shade or moisturize with Vicks, there’s no doubt by now you’ve got a handle on rocking a mean pout.

With so much advice passed on from the abuelas and tías in our lives, it’s no wonder more and more Latinas and Latinos are leading the charge in the beauty industry. Check out our fave Latina beauty brands below!

1. Bésame Cosmetics 

This is totally your abuelita’s make up brand. (And why not? She taught you all you know about a good red lip anyways.) Bésame’s founder, Gabriela Hernandez, immigrated from Venezuela and became fascinated with the sophistication of beauty while playing with her abuela’s makeup brushes. Each of Hernandez’s long lasting beauty products act as shoutouts to the romance of 1930’s Hollywood. Her Black Cake Mascara will give you major romance vibes.

2. BeautyBlender

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Blend like a boss!

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If Rea Ann Silva’s beauty must-have hasn’t already swept across the foundation on your face, stop what you’re doing and get on board. Seriously, we’ll wait because it’s awesome.

Got it? Cool! Because the Mexican and Portuguese entrepreneur completely uprooted the makeup game back in 2007. The innovative makeup sponge doesn’t hold onto product and evenly distributes formulas into skin with zero lines. Yes and yes.

3. Nuance by Salma Hayek

Don’t believe that just because she’s on the red carpet that your girl Salma hasn’t a clue about drugstore makeup. The Mexican-born actress strongly believes in bringing products with healthy ingredients to all women. Which means yes you can find the line in the isles of CVS. Her Flawless Finish Liquid Foundation is also a complete steal at $14 a pop.

4. Reina Rebelde

Regina Merson’s colorful range of lipsticks, shadows, and blush palettes act as an ode to the zesftful culture of her Mexican heritage. With shades like ROSA SALVAJE and MORETÓN, Merson’s line is equal parts queen and rebel.

5. Gaby Espino

Venezuelan telenovela star Gaby Espino’s beauty line is proof that she has more talent to bring to the table. Her lipstick and nail polish line stem from her love of beauty products and fans are OBSESSED. The extreme-pigment and long-lasting cream-texture of her Buh Bye Baby lipstick is packed with antioxidants and also mint for calm, smooth lips.

6. Breakups to Makeup

You know that saying “some things are better left unsaid”? Puerto Rican and Cuban makeup artist Angelique Velez’s makeup bag line is for anyone who still has some words to say. Velez’s line of makeup bags and clutches are tagged with quotes that evoke major “same” vibes.

Fun Fact: Velez founded Breakups to Makeups after makeup helped her through a bad break up. #makeupsaveslives

7. Melt Cosmetics

This massive cosmetics brand racked up an equally massive fan base in just a matter of 3 years. Lora Arellano is the other founding half of the popping cosmetics line and has been on our radar as a girl boss for a while. Since the launch of her beauty brand, the first-generation Mexican-American has worked with Rihanna and Serena Williams as their go-to makeup artist.

8. Tata Harper

Tata Harper’s 100% nontoxic skincare line has swept up a massive celebrity clientele that includes Gwenyth Paltrow and also Lake Bell. According to Forbes, Harper is Columbian-born with a background in industrial engineering. Gotta love a woman in STEM!

Pro Tip: Go for the super popular Honey Blossom Mask ($65) for girls night in.