Contour Couture: Heat Up Your Summer Look With These Five Beauty Gurus

Makeup will always be one of the wonders. Say goodbye to simple mascara and lip gloss, because these men are transforming the beauty industry. From YouTube empires to an abundance of beauty firsts, this list is packed with your top teachers for your summer makeup routines.


Angel Merino (@mac_daddyy)

First on our list is entrepreneur, makeup genius, and stylist, Angel Merino. His fabulous career kicked off behind the MAC Cosmetics beauty counter. Shortly after, Merino was introduced to his first celebrity client, Christina Milian. Now, Merino is the CEO of Artist Couture, has a makeup deal with NYX Cosmetics, teaches How-To videos on his website, and works with major Hollywood stars like Chanel Iman, Toni Braxton, and Ariana Grande. Religiously devoted to highlighter and glitter, Angel Merino’s makeup routines will add nothing but shine to your everyday look. 


James Charles (@jamescharles)

James Charles has become an icon in the beauty industry. For his high-school senior portrait, Charles brought in his own lighting to make his highlighter pop for the picture, and this was only the beginning. Within a year, his picture went viral ,and at the age of 17, he became the first male ambassador for CoverGirl Cosmetics. Ever since, his fanbase of “Sisters” has grown tremendously. He started his own apparel line (Sisters Apparel™) and became close with the infamous Kim Kardashian West and collaborated on her beauty line (KKW Beauty™). Even at his young age, James Charles has become his own, and if you watch his videos, you’re sure to get a whiff of his contagious smile and sharp personality.



Jeffree Star (@jeffreestar)

2 words, 11 letters, say it, and I’m yours: Jeffree Star. Taking the world by storm, Jeffree Star may stand among the greatest make-up queens of this generation. From styling stars to creating one of the most-viewed Youtube videos, Star has created a make-up empire. His company, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, has become widely successful, including every beauty necessity from eyeshadow palettes to his own line of highlighters (Skin Frost™). Star’s new summer collection will make you want to put on a full face, even in the heat of July.  



Manny Mua (@mannymua733)

Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s Manny Mua. After working for years behind makeup counters, Manny Mua became Maybelline’s first male spokesperson in 2017. That same year, Mua was part of another first: the only male on People Magazine’s annual “Most Beautiful” list. With a proud personality and sensational skill, Manny Mua has successfully integrated his beauty mark in the cosmetic world. As if that weren’t enough, Mua announced to be dropping his  own cosmetic line, Lunar Beauty, this year (2018). While patiently waiting to buy his first palette, you can definitely kill your night-out look by following any of his vlogs!



Patrick Starr (@patrickstarrr)

Last but certainly not least, make-up magician, Patrick Starr, has been coloring the world with his finesse. His YouTube channel could be considered an empire, with over 3.9 million subscribers and tutorials on everything you could wish for, from Rihanna’s FENTY collection to his own makeup line. Within the last year, he dropped two videos styling first Kim Kardashian West, and then more recently, her mother, Kris Jenner. He’s also had the opportunity to style Katy Perry and dance sensation Maddie Ziegler, all on his channel. In February, Patrick Starr teamed up with MAC Cosmetics and released his own line of beauty products, including a high-shine highlighter and a full face summer kit, you’ll never again question how to create a fierce summer look.


 Written By: Danni Cole