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Monday, July 5, 2010

makeupbyleinabaaaby Youtube guru Interview!

How often do we go on Youtube to see the latest makeup trends? Too often you might say! but when you have gurus like my favorite Leina its kind of hard not to log on everyday to see what new techniques, reviews or products our favorite gurus have to showcase! Leina is a young girl from the Bay area who has caught the attention of about 56,500 subscribers who are interested in what she does, dont forget she also does fashion once in awhile! She must be doing something right if the viewers keep coming back! I reached out to Leina, so you guys can get to know her a little better!
you can watch her videos here------> LEINA

  1. Give us a little bio of yourself?
    1. I’m a nineteen year old aspiring makeup artist from Northern California. I’ve been doing makeup for 2 years. I do makeup for all occasions, ranging from weddings to fun nights out on the town.
  2. What is a day in the life of Leina like?
    1. Every day for me is quite different. But in general, I work, spend time with my family and friends, shop, watch movies, do makeup, drink Starbucks, and go on adventures!
  3. How did you begin in the world of beauty? When did you realize it was your passion?
    1. A close family friend of mine was REALLY into makeup and fashion. She had an interview with MAC Cosmetics and she’d practice on me beforehand. All I wore at the time was eyeliner and clear lipgloss. I grew a liking for the different colors and looks she did on my face. That’s pretty much where I got exposed to the makeup world, and I absolutely fell in love with it.
  4. How did you begin with YouTube? What gave you that push? Were you nervous?
    1. I watched a few makeup tutorials on YouTube, but whenever I searched for a certain makeup look, I couldn’t find it. I loved makeup, but didn’t know too much about it. I just thought it was cool to share my love for makeup with the rest of the YouTube beauty community. I was pretty nervous.. You can tell in my earlier videos that I didn’t look quite comfortable in front of the camera. But I got used to it later on.
  5. Do you think going to school for makeup-artistry is important to excel in the business later on?
    1. I definitely do think it helps a lot, but it’s not crucial that you go to makeup school. Plus, there’s no such thing as a licensed makeup artist. It opens up a lot of doors for aspiring makeup artists and I bet you learn so much at makeup school, but there are ways to achieve you goals and reach your dreams without makeup school.
  6. How would you describe your signature look and what is it about your style that sets you apart from other makeup artists/gurus?
    1. I think my signature look is a sexy smokey eye. I love doing these, whether it be for daytime or nighttime. I tend to go dramatic with the eyes. My style is very girly. I honestly do not keep up with trend. I just wear and do whatever I feel like at the moment. I get a lot of positive and negative feedback about how I dress. But I say, IF YOU GOT IT, FLAUNT IT! Rock it and be confident.
  7. Do you feel that looking and feeling beautiful is important in regard to a woman’s confidence and self-esteem?
    1. Definitely. If you don’t feel good, you won’t look good. What’s going on inside will show on the outside.
  8. Who are some people that have inspired you?
    1. SO MANY PEOPLE! Makeup-wise, I really look up to QueenOfBlendingMUA, Eve Pearl, Kandee Johnson and Pixiwoo. In my real life, my family and my best friends.
  9. What are some of your favorite products in your makeup kit?
    1. I absolutely love Make Up For Ever’s HD Powder. It’s a wonderful setting powder for oily skin. Dior’s Lip Glow has been my favorite lip balm by far!
  10. What products do you think should be a staple in every woman’s purse?
    1. Definitely concealer, blotting powder, lipstick, and mascara! Whenever I touch up, I ALWAYS need these products!
  11. What do you think are the best/worst trends in the makeup/skin care industry right now?
    1. The best makeup trend right now is the bronzey, sun-kissed look for summer. The worst makeup trend is the excessive Amy Winehouse eyeliner! There’s a difference between beautiful winged-out liner and.. THAT. Lol.
  12. Do teenage girls need to splurge on high-priced makeup products, or are drugstore items just as satisfactory?
    1. I do think that some drugstore products are good. I’m not totally opposed to using drugstore items but with the high-end products, you’re paying for the quality of the product. I must admit, I do love high-end products and I find them to be better than drugstore items! I don’t think it’s CRUCIAL for teenage girls to buy high-end products, but if it’s possible for them to invest in some then I say DO IT! It’ll be well worth the money.
  13. What are your steps for the perfect, flawless, natural look?
    1. After cleansing your face using a Clarisonic, moisturize your face, apply a powder foundation (my favorite is Make Up For Ever’s Duo Mat Powder), brush on 2 layers of mascara, fluff on a hint of a peachy blush, dab on lipgloss, and you’re done!
  14. Lipgloss or lipstick, which product is best? Why?
    1. I am absolutely in love with Revlon’s Nude Velvet lipstick! It is the PERFECT nude for the tanned ladies! It’s very creamy and pigmented! This is perfect for every day makeup.
  15. What tips/advice do you have for women starting out with makeup?
    1. Practice, practice, practice. It takes time to learn everything so don’t feel overwhelmed. I, myself, still don’t know everything about makeup and all its glory! But have fun with it.
  16. What is your go-to brand that you use on a daily basis?
    1. I don’t have one specific brand that I use every single day. It’s more of a mix of different brands such as NARS, Make Up For Ever, MAC Cosmetics, and Dior.
  17. Are there any other YouTube gurus you follow/ or have inspired you?
    1. QueenOfBlending, Kandee Johnson, Petrilude, Pixiwoo, MakeupByRenRen. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet MakeupByRenRen, QueenOfBlending, and Kandee Johnson at IMATS this year in Pasadena! I was totally starstruck!
  1. What is the most important beauty advice that you can give to a woman?
  2. LOVE YOURSELF. Love the skin you’re in. Love the person you are. You learn something everyday. The learning never stops! Keep improving yourself and finding ways to better yourself.

47 comments:

  1. why she's my homiee<333 if she sees this, my twitter is jaypistol and YT is jaypistolx and we talk occasionally.. shes soo nice and down to earth. you shouldnt hate her!

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  2. I love her! Shes amazing!

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  3. lol at anonymous said.. :D
    i dont know bout her. but will check her video now ^^

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  4. Your are a beauty true beauty inside and out. Love your talent and love how you carry yourself. Im 30 and it amazes me how well you teach and how confident you are. Hope you make it bigger than you already are! So excited for your success!

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  5. She comes off a bit skanky

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  6. love her. the first guru i ever saw...

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  7. For some reason she reminds me of a stripper or a porn star. Beautiful face but sad that she has to pile on five pounds of makeup.

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  8. What's with the hater comments? If you don't like her, why did you come here to read her interview or watch her YT? She's not skanky at all, she just has a lot of confidence. And why would she remind you of a stripper???

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  9. Beautiful & AHHH-MAZING! <3

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  10. I think Leina is Beautiful & Talented! Great interview! xo T

    MaterialGirls23.blogspot.com

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  11. yeah, she has that hoochie look

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  12. Without makeup, she is nothing. Super sad. LOLZ

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  13. I hate her, shes so fake and dresses like a slut. She looks like a sausage trying to squeeze her Large ass into a size Small dress. Bet she looks HORRIBLE without all that foundation and drawn in eyebrows, I think she doesn't even have any. Ew, learn the natural look! Hope no one takes this girl's advice!

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  14. It is amazing to see an aspiring make up artist come across as a professional make up artist. I have seen her make up tutorials for a while now and I am amazed at how often I log on to YT just to see if she's done another one of her great tutorials. I love makeupbyleinabaaaby!

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  15. i mean, she does good makeup and all. but...she wears to much! when u wear makeup, it's supposed to look natural, she piles it on super thick. i bet her skin is horrible. and i'm so glad that i never plucked my brows and only let the pros do them because i would hate for my natural brows to look like hers

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  16. a great camera does wonders, not very pretty in person (layers of makeup much?), i agree with giving off the skanky & fake vibes. On a more positive note...good for her, for the little or much success she'd accomplish...

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  17. She's amazing, congrats leina! Keep doing what your doing, ignore the haters, theres a reason they keep dropping by just to leave a hater comment and that is jealousy.

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  18. she wears way too much make-up and seems conceited in my opinion. Michelle Phan, xteeener, ahanhbarbie, and fafinette are way better guru's than she is...not trying to hate, but I'm just stating the obvious!

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    1. u need to shut the fuck up. she is amazing unlike u who has no fcken life!

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  19. Leina is a great person. those who are hating on her obviously dont know her like her fans do. Don't judge a book by its cover. But if I was leina, i'd be flattered with these hater comments. Obviously she's important enough for u to take time out of ur day to leave a comment about her, if u hated her that much why waste ur time?

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  20. When people hate on a person, it's a reflection of their own insecurities. Haters please...for those of us who know Leina in one way or another know that she is beautiful inside and out. Keep up all the hard work Leina!! <3 =)

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  21. She is great with her videos and some of the make up she has reviewed on i haven't heard of until i saw her youtube vids...and now use it all the time. Shes right practice makes perfect and now i get compliments on my make up because of her...Thank you Leina Keep following ur dreams u get one shot at life to pursue it! I say the hell with haters ur doing something there not....hahah...muah

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  22. Love her and her videos...i agree whats up with the hater comments just don't watch or read anything that has to do with her, if she wears 5 pounds of makeup then thats her choice it's not hurting anyone especially not you its' not your face its hers

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  23. I adore Leina soo much! She's the best ever. She has one of the best personalities by far and is very cool and laid back. She is always smiling and happy and enjoying her life. The thing I love the most about her is that she doesn't judge people from what I've seen. She treats everyone kindly and is always up to help someone out. She inspires me everyday & i really love her x3

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  24. Too many HATER comments. Haters = Jealous People. You keep doing you Leina! Love all her videos!

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  25. she do great videos but she but too much makeup on her face (mostly concealer...down until the apple of the cheek) making look like a mask everytime...but her eyes tutorial are greats

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  26. THANK YOU ALL TO THE LOVELY LADIES THAT CAME TO SHOW SOME LOVE TO LEINA! AND EVEN TO THE ONES WHO HATE HER AND DONT LIKE HER BUT STILL MANAGED TO KNOW SHE HAD AN INTERVIEW (MUST BE SUBSCRIBED OR A FOLLOWER ON HER BLOG BUT WHO FOLLOWS OR SUBSCRIBES TO SOMEONE THEY DONT LIKE?) ANYWAY THANK YOU EITHER WAY FOR EXPRESSING YOUR OPINION. XOXO LIZ

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  27. She is great!
    And for all the "anonymous people" who talk bad about her:
    why you spend your time watching her videos? writing a comment? ...
    if you all don't have a life, stop hating someone who has a life!

    btw: Leina -> you're great!

    greetings,
    sarah
    (from Belgium :-) )

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  28. leina, great interview haters shut up why do you guys even waste your time to leave a comment you guys are just jealous she has a nice body young an pretty and talented.. keep up the good work ... hahha fuck haters ... they have nothing else to do but to hate ..

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  29. Leina is great at makeup & all you people hating on her.. saying she has to wear 5 pounds of makeup..NO she doesn't have to & she doesn't. Makeup is her passion & she's absolutely great at it so please you dumb people stop trying to bring her down to how low you are.
    I don't personally know leina but i do look up to her now. i came across her many months ago & liked her & what she does.. but didn't really get on too often to watch.. so then a few months ago i came across her again & had remembered that i liked her so i went & watched some of her recent videos.. & well now.. i just ordered so much makeup & brushes. I don't like any other gurus on youtube near as much as i do her. She inspires me & a lot of other people. (= keep doin what you do :]

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  30. LOLLL Sheleina's a plumpy piggie! All she knows is junk food & Starbucks! If she'd lay off just a tad, her face wouldn't be so crater-like. I seen her Amiclubwear video, and she's soo short & fkn fatty compared to Kassandra! How sad! HAHAHAHAHA

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  31. Leina is not fake, nor stuck up. I actually met her a while ago and I thought she looked fake, but to my surprise she is so kind and beautiful. For those who say she cakes on the make up, she looks slutty or other hating comments; quit hating on her, cuz she is in the mouths and minds of everyone; even if they just hating. Cuz she might have haters and lovers, but the girl is very well known. So don't hate on the playa, hate on the fact u aint on the same team.

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  32. i love leina's eye tutorials!!! The colors she picks are great! however, i don't like the fact that she puts too much foundation/concealer on because no matter how much you cover pimples, u can still see the bumps :/. and i guess we dont have the same style but I've never seen her wear a top that doesn't show cleavage :(

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  33. i love your videos. my sister came across your youtube and i've been watching you ever since. i go on everyday just to see if you have any new videos up. keep doing what your doing and ignore all those haters cause they're just jealous.

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  34. Leina is great at make up but I have to agree she does come off as conceided and skanky some times. She knows she's gorgeous and flaunts it. Her outfits are much more revealing than they were in her earlier videos, now all we see is cleavage and short tight dresses. Now that she's trying to get into the import modeling scene, she's been posting skankier pics & wearing revealing clothing in her most recent videos. The background on her twitter is a modeling pic of her in her underwear.

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  35. Keep up with the good work Leina!! I love your videos!! Don't let the haters drag you down.. There just jealous that's all. Never mind what the haters have to say. Just like Rhianna's song " Run this town "
    "Life’s a game but it’s not fair
    I break the rules so I don’t care
    So I keep doing my own thing
    Walking tall against the rain
    Victory’s within the mile
    Almost there, don’t give up now
    Only thing that’s on my mind
    Is who gon’ run this town tonight "

    I LOVE YOU LEINA!!

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  36. I love your videos LEINA!! Don't let the haters drag you down.. Like what Rhianna's song says..
    "Life’s a game but it’s not fair
    I break the rules so I don’t care
    So I keep doing my own thing
    Walking tall against the rain
    Victory’s within the mile
    Almost there, don’t give up now
    Only thing that’s on my mind
    Is who gon’ run this town tonight"

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  37. kinda on the fence about her. Very indifferent. At 19 I imagine I might have been the same. She's still very young. Life is too short to get caught up on negativity. There's the timeless rule of thumb. If you don't have anything nice to say, say the worst thing you can think of. Jus' kidding!! I say you go girl! Life is too short to be unhappy. As far as haters.... it's just their opinion, and it's only words. Live your life as each day is your last! No regrets!!

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  38. Lover her!
    She's amazing!!<3

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  39. I think she is amazing, especially for only being 19. Shes beautiful regardless of makeup, beside wearing a more dramatic look is a personal prefferance. If your putting her down its only to make yourself feel better, but hey, whatever stops the tears darling, whatever stops the tears.
    To Sheleina, you rock! You are an excellent role models for young girls, because they do need to love themselves first and I think if they have someone like you to look up to thats encourages that first and formost, well I just think thats great. Keep up the good work and myabe you'll even sees some of my vids on youtube soon. Keep it up and don't let anyone bring you down, beside you'll have a fantastic career while some of these ;dare I say ;people will still be stuck right were they are, just another voice that really has NOTHING to say.

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  40. she has hella pimples. makeup does wonders

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  41. I really don't know why ppl hate so much. noone complains when stars got on all that make up. As a matter a fact 95% percent of you guys want to look like stars so why hate if Leina knows how to put on a pound of make up and make it look good just like those stars you guys aspire to be. appreciate her talent because its a pretty hard talent to grasp. I love your work although Im not a super makeup fan.FYI the doll look is IN! :P

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  42. It is so funny how haters leave comments, they make liena more famous. People are so jeleous these days, stupid ass,lol. You know u love Leina, that's why u even took the time to look her up! Stupid dumbass!!!! Lol!!!!

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  43. Make up is also art! Don't forgot that, and the looks she shows us is her interpretation of it. She is NOT telling you to use exactly what she is using nor telling you to put on as much make up and she is doing in her tutorials. She is simply just teaching how she created a certain look.

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