Meet our December Rising Star, Hailie Barber! Hailie is a spunky beauty influencer who loves to play with color and glitter. Keep reading to learn more about our Rising Star, Hailie!
What inspired you to start your youtube channel?
I was inspired to start my YouTube channel just because I loved watching makeup tutorials in my free time. I still do! I was always so fascinated how you can begin looking one way and then completely transform your entire look. Watching makeup tutorials took up a good chunk of my time and I was always practicing makeup and recreating the looks anyway, so I was like, why not give this a shot myself? Best decision I’ve ever made.
What advice do you have for someone who is thinking of starting a channel?
My advice to anyone thinking of starting a channel is to just go for it. Pick a day and sit down and go do it! There is never a “right” time and you don’t need fancy equipment to just start out. You build a following by creating good content, showing passion, and by just being you. There’s nothing to be nervous about – you just gotta do it!
Describe your ideal holiday makeup look?
My ideal holiday look is pretty classic, something bold and smokey with lots of glitter!
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
In ten years I’d like to be working for a makeup company and helping with all the creatives. It’s a dream of mine to start getting into the design aspect of it all, and really create something magical!
What is your best beauty secret?
My best beauty secret… That’s so hard because I always spill my “secrets” all over YouTube, haha! One of my favorites though, is to get your blending sponge nice and damp and then pick up a ton of translucent powder, almost like you’re about to bake your face, and then pat that along your under eye area! The damp sponge will melt the powder into your skin and give you an airbrushed finish with no creases!!
Your looks are always so fun and colorful; where do you find your inspiration?
I find inspiration for my colorful looks from just about anything. I love looking through fashion magazines and drawing inspo for their color schemes, but honestly I could be looking at a box of Captain Crunch and be like, wow, those colors would make for an amazing eye look!
What do you consider your “signature” makeup look?
My signature makeup look is probably a warm toned smokey eye with a pop of shimmer, a strong highlight and contour, and a matte nude lip! Possibly boring, but it’s my go-to!
What are your top three Sigma products or brushes?
F80 Flat Top Kabuki – If you don’t own that brush yet, what are you doing honestly because it’s a GAME CHANGER.
Sigma Spa® Brush Cleaning Mat – It makes cleaning your brushes so much more quick and easy!
SigMagic™ Brushampoo™ – I can’t get over how well it cleans my brushes – they look brand new!