My Beauty Idol: The Amazing Jaclyn Hill
The whirlwind world of social media allows us to not only discover wondrous sources of beauty inspiration (examples of which can be found in Mariana's 5 Instagrammers To Follow For Never-Ending Beauty Inspiration), it also connects us to some of the most talented makeup gurus in the world.
YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Periscope make admiring beauty idols easier than ever. But they also give us glimpses into the everyday lives of these gurus, opening up compelling conversations about everything from makeup tips and tricks to commentary on societal beauty expectations and standards.
One woman who has utilized social media to build up a powerful beauty brand is Jaclyn Hill.
One thing that continually impresses me about Jaclyn is her ability to break down complicated looks into easy-to-comprehend steps. She is also bound to have a makeup tutorial for any
Obviously, I am not the only person recognizing her prowess. In fact, she has millions upon millions of social media followers. Oh and her collaboration with Becca for 'Champagne Pop' broke records at Sephora when it became the most-purchased product on its release day.
Though many people would be content with just sticking to beauty-related topics as their star rose, Jaclyn often chooses to discuss not-so-pretty issues, such as bullying, body images issues, anxiety, depression, peer pressure, etc. Her openness about her own negative experiences spark conversations and help to remove the stigma surrounding these topics. Plus, she handles her naysayers with grace.
Between her natural beauty, her top-notch application skills and her confidence and strength, she truly is an all-around inspiration.