8 YouTube beauty boys who totally slayed the makeup game in 2016

Everything we know, we’ve learned from YouTube. Okay, maybe not everything but the important things — like how to make the best natural DIY body butters (Hey! HeyFranHey) and of course, how to create the perfect winged eyeliner look. Seriously, all our most epic make up looks have come from watching endless YouTube tutorials from beauty gurus…who were usually women.

But a lot has change since the launch of YouTube, there is no denying make-up tutorials used to be a “no boys allowed” club and we can thank society for that! Society has done an excellent job of enforcing stereotypical views and gender norms. Because who needs gender equality, right? (We do! We really, really do!) 

Which is why we’re so glad to a lot more male beauty gurus popping up on YouTube and showing off their badass makeup skills while fiercely challenging the “norm”. These beauty boys are proving that makeup isnt just for women! We were so inspired that we put together a list of our favorite beauty boys of 2016 and included their YouTube bios…because that’s where it all started.

1 Patrick Starr


“Hey! This is my Makeup, Beauty and Lifestyle channel! “MAKEUP IS A ONE SIZE FITS ALL”. I love makeup, photography and YouTube! I want boys in BEAUTY! I’m a professional makeup and I want to share everything I know about makeup and beauty! I’m always learning as well! In the makeup industry there is no degree of success and you will always learn something new- whether it is new trends or techniques! I absolutely love working with people and I especially enjoy doing others makeup here on my channel! If you see me, say HELLO! Life Opens Up When You Do”

2Thomas Halbert


“Hey guys! I’m Thomas! I’m a 19 year old male makeup artist from east coast! Here you’ll find all kinds of beauty related content and more!”

3 Jake-Jamie Ward


“Male Beauty Vlogger, 24. We all have the canvas, we just need to learn how to paint!”

4 Manny Gutierrez


“Hey guys! My name is Manny (MannyMua) and I am a BOY BEAUTY VLOGGER!!! Whatttt theres such a thing?! Yes there isss mamma yas there isss. I believe makeup is GenderLESS and has no rules! I’m a very fun loving, outgoing, kind spirited person. This beauty channel is where I teach tutorials, create favorites videos, tags, shenanigans that go on in my life, etc. Hope you guys can join me in this crazy adventure that is Youtube and the beauty world, I am constantly learning and growing with you guys! Honestly I believe that men can wear makeup, teach makeup, and vlog about it just as much as girls can and I am fighting for that equality with my channel. So subscribe to my channel if you’re into that too! Follow my insta for everyday crazy moments ;D hope you learn some things, and laugh at my crazy ass shit, and I hope to inspire you as well :)”

5 Angel Merino


“Professional makeup artist based out of So. Cal (IE, LA, OC) Big dreams, small pores!”

6 Zachary Edward


Zachary has no bio on YouTube but he is a freelance Las Vegas based makeup artist, whose tutorials are super easy to follow.

7 Wayne Goss


“Love makeup? Want to improve your makeup skills? Interested in becoming a makeup artist? Or just want honest reviews on the brands you most love. Then welcome to my channel. With 15 years makeup experience i want to share with you everything i’ve learned. By breaking things down into simple, easy manageable segments, even the most complicated looks become easy. New Makeup Videos uploaded every 3 days! I hope you’ll join me. Wayne.”

8 James Charles Dickinson


“Hi! I’m James Charles, makeup artist, occasional singer, & covergirl. Check out my channel for outside of the box tutorials!”

There you have it, our favorite beauty boys of 2016 — ’cause if you don’t know, now you know! Happy contouring.

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