Until several months ago, the only Asian makeup “gurus” that I could name were two that had been featured here before; Elessa, aka Pursebuzz, who actually works in the video game industry and does hair and makeup tutorials as a sideline and Michelle Phan, aka RiceBunny, who these days, occasionally does tutorials on how to become likenesses of pop icons such as Lady Gaga, Sailor Moon, Snow White, and (one of my personal favorites) a Tim Burton movie character (above).
After mentioning these ladies’ names to a professional makeup artist friend, she informed me that they are just two of the many Asian girls who have Youtube channels dedicated to hair, fashion, and makeup tutorials, and proceeded to name several more (included in this entry) right off hand.The following are just a few of the many Asian makeup gurus on Youtube. I’m not providing links to their channels because I doubt hair, fashion, and makeup vlogs are of particular interest to the readers here, but for those who are interested, a search for “Asian makeup guru” at Youtube will yield plenty of results.
Suzy, a 23 year-old Londoner, is a fashion design major and states “fashion is my passion.”
Debra Maye bills herself as “YouTube’s Canadian Singing Makeup Guru,” which is a deserving title since she’s good at both.
Teena Kim is a Cambodian-American who lives in Georgia by way of Tennessee and also does fashion modeling. Even though she lives in the Southern US, it still caught me off-guard to hear an Asian girl let a “y’all” slip out.
Wishing to remain anonymous, this makeup master took one of her tutorials to the extreme by demonstrating how to apply Kiss makeup as she transformed herself into the cutest Asian female version of Gene Simmons I’ve ever seen.
Although Aubrey has a couple of cosmetic companies as sponsors, she works as a licensed practical nurse.
Also wishing to remain anonymous, this 7/8 Chinese and 1/8 Burmese exotic-looking beauty showed off her over-the-top “Weeping Black Widow” makeup (another Tim Burton-inspired look) for one of her Halloween tutorials.
I noticed Catie is also quite a fan of other makeup gurus on Youtube, as I’ve caught her comments on almost all of the channels of the other ladies featured in this entry. With her assets, if she were a little less reserved, her channel would probably be among the most popular.
In addition to doing makeup tutorials, Cheri works on both sides of the camera as a photographer and a model, as shown in the two fairly recent photos below:
Check out Cheri’s Myspace to get pretty much all of the info on her that you’ll want, as well as links to her other blogs and sites.