Until several months ago, the only Asian makeup “gurus” that I could name were two that had been featured at Asian Sirens in the past. Those two ladies being; 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 (pictured at right), 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 (shown here).
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 (most included in this entry) right offhand.
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.
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
has, so far, kept her “day job” as a licensed practical nurse.
|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 her 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.