Desi Perkins is a former freelance makeup artist who rose to fame with her makeup and beauty video tutorials that she posts regularly on YouTube. She is also very popular on Instagram and is quite passionate about fashion. Being a professional vlogger can be very taxing, but not so for Desi Perkins! Her husband, Steven Perkins, is a pillar of support; he shoots all of her videos, takes photographs and works wonders behind the camera. Desi mostly focuses on posting videos about makeup and occasionally throws in videos about hair and fashion tips. The video that catapulted her to fame is the much in demand, ‘Eyebrow Tutorial’ which has over 15 million views! She also gets inspiration from celebrities such as JLo, Kylie Jenner and Taylor Swift. Initially she used to post different looks on Instagram and finally gave in to her followers’ request to start her own YouTube channel and the rest is history! Being a freelance makeup artist was an added bonus that brought an extra something to her tutorials making them as popular as they are right now. The transition from Instagram to YouTube was a smooth one and it proved to be a very rewarding choice! Today she is one of the most sought-after makeup artists and millions follow her on various social media platforms. As of June 2017, she had 2.4 million subscribers on YouTube and 3.4 million followers on Instagram! She also hopes to have her own clothing line someday.
- Desi Perkins was always interested in fashion and makeup. Being a freelance makeup artist for a major part of her career, the transition into a makeup and beauty guru came easy to her. With the aim of trying to share all the tips and tricks that she learnt about makeup, she started posting her work on Instagram. This became a huge success with her amassing over 3 million followers.Recommended Lists:
Recommended Lists:To reach a wider number of people, she started her own YouTube channel, regularly posting videos about makeup. She posted her first beauty tutorial titled, ‘Soft Warm Sultry Eye Tutorial’ in August 2013. It proved to a huge hit and attracted hordes of subscribers to her channel. Perkins mainly posts tutorials of wedding makeup styles as well as party and casual makeup tips. Her most popular videos are, ‘Eyebrow Tutorial’ and ‘Husband Does My Makeup.’ Her husband, Steve Perkins, used to teach her quite a bit of video editing at the beginning of her career, him being a talented graphic designer. He’s also a dedicated photographer who shoots all of Desi’s tutorials and photos.Recommended Lists:
Recommended Lists:She and her husband worked as a team for a year until she landed the Ipsy.com gig, ‘Generation Beauty Conference’ in New York City, where she acted as one of the brand’s stylists. The perks of this gig are a studio as well as a dedicated cameraman. To say that she is talented would be the understatement of the year! She’s been reaching new heights in leaps and bounds and in her own words, “I started posting photos on Instagram every day of my makeup looks, or makeup looks I would do on clients, just to get more freelance work, and it turned into this whole other thing. Social media turned into a job in itself.”Continue Reading BelowPersonal Life
- Desi Perkins was born on March 3, 1987 in Los Angeles, California. She has three siblings, all brothers, and her father is her main inspiration. To quote her own words, “I really admire my dad. He has this gift of not stressing or worrying or basically doing any pointless action that is out of his control. One day, I want to be like my dad and never doubt myself. I’m working on it.”In 2012, she married her husband, Steven Perkins, who is a talented graphic designer. Together, they make the perfect team in which Desi Perkins forms the creative side of the business while Steve makes up for the technical side, such as shooting the videos, editing them and bringing out the perfect results.Her main motto in life is to ‘create,’ be it designs, videos, or even babies! She even has the word, ‘create’ tattooed on her arm. She has been interested in drawing and in all forms of art from her childhood. Now, she combines all her passions and gets to draw artistically on her face with the help of makeup!Last Updated : March 31, 2018
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