Sigma’s Rising Star: Coco Lili

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Meet our November Rising Star, Coco Lili! Coco Lili is a beauty influencer from France who loves
sharing tips and tricks with her followers through her makeup tutorials, and hopes to publish a book someday!
Keep reading to learn about our Rising Star, Coco Lili!

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What inspired you to start your YouTube channel?
I remember searching online for something beauty related when I suddenly stumbled on this whole secret world of beauty tutorials on YouTube. This was back when YouTube wasn’t as big as it is today, and I found myself watching beauty videos every day instead of studying for University. That’s when I decided to make my own beauty channel!

Where do you find inspiration for your videos and makeup looks?
I find inspiration in everyday life, while traveling and especially in nature. I am most inspired when I break out of my usual routine and expand my horizons.

What are your favorite videos to make?
Makeup tutorials. There is something super exciting about beating a face from start to finish.

How do you spend your free time?
I like spending time in nature, working out, reading books and spending time with my loved ones.

What is your best beauty secret?
Moisturize! Healthy skin is so important. A nice makeup look starts with a clean and healthy canvas.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Apart from being married and living my “happily ever after”, I’d love to have my own line of beauty products one day and maybe even publish a book!

What is your guilty pleasure?
Pizza!

Where is one place you would love to travel?
The Maldives & a safari in Africa are definitely on my bucket list.

What are your top 3 favorite Sigma products or brushes?
E40 Tapered Blending brush – the all-star of the blending brushes
F80 Flat Kabuki brush – best brush to apply liquid foundation
F42 Strobing Fan brush – for that perfect glow

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Connect with Coco Lili!
YouTube | Instagram
Snapchat: Lili.Lizi

Sigma’s Rising Star: Hello Catie

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We are excited to introduce our October Rising Star, Hello Catie. Catie is a lifestyle and beauty influencer from Taiwan who is a self-proclaimed shopaholic! Keep reading to learn more about our Rising Star, Hello Catie!

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What inspired you to start your YouTube channel?
I’m a shopaholic and I like to search for product reviews on YouTube before making a purchase. After doing this so many times, I thought it would be fun to share my thoughts with the world! That’s how I started.

What are your favorite types of videos to make?
Definitely Shopping Haul videos!!!

If you could only use one makeup product for the rest of your life, what would it be?
This is a tough question. I think I’ll give foundation my vote. After all, the most important thing to me is to have a flawless skin.

How do you spend your free time?
Just typical things that girls do when they’re bored, like watching videos on YouTube, shopping, reading and etc.

What advice to you have for someone who wants to start a YouTube channel?
It’s not an easy path and success doesn’t happen overnight. Make sure you’re passionate about what you do and have a strong heart when dealing with criticism.

Where is one place you would love to travel?
It’s hard to just pick one! There are so many places I want to go, but right now I would say Northern Europe. The ancient history, myths and legends really intrigue me and make me want to go on an adventure!

What is your best beauty secret?
GET ENOUGH SLEEP! It’s crucial if you want to look and feel younger, vibrant and energized.

What are your top 3 favorite Sigma brushes or products?
F25 – Tapered Face Brush – The face brush I can’t live without!
F10 – Powder/Blush Brush – It helps me apply my blush super evenly and natural.
E65 – Small Angle Brush – It makes perfect wing!

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Connect with Catie!
YouTube | Instagram | Blog

Sigma’s Rising Stars: The Sigma Beauties

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We’re excited to introduce our September Rising Stars, the Sigma Beauties! We’ve teamed up with them to bring you fun tutorials on our YouTube channel! Click here to read more about out the Beauties, and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see them in action!

Connect with the Sigma Beauties!
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Sigma’s Rising Star: Jonysios

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Meet our August Rising Star, Jonysios! Jony is widely known for his adventurous makeup looks on Instagram and dreams of becoming a move star someday! Keep reading to learn more about our Rising Star, Jonysios. 

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What inspired you to start posting makeup looks on social media?
I’ve always been really into makeup but I thought the only way I could express myself was locked inside my bathroom. Until one day, I saw a picture of Manny Gutierrez (Mannymua) and realized that boys who love makeup shouldn’t hide themselves. There is enough love for everyone and we deserve it as much as anybody else!

So that’s why I decided to show people what I like to do, and they liked it! We only live once, so let’s make that one and only life wonderful! 

Where do you find inspiration for your looks?
In everything, Music, TV, Cinema, Art, Literature, Theme parks, Nature, People, History! I like to say that my life is a theatre. I live between fantasy and reality, that’s how my inspiration keeps flowing! I just love when our world meets magic!

What is something that your followers don’t know about you?
My shoe size?! Haha. I actually don’t remember what I’ve said or what I haven’t said, but that’s no big deal, I mean, I’m not afraid to speak about my life!

If you could have any super power, what would it be?
I grew up in a family obsessed with superheroes, villains and stuff like that, so now, I am too!

My all-time favorite characters are Catwoman (Duh!) and Poison Ivy (Duhuh!)

But anyway, I would either control plants because it’s the ABSOLUTE FIERCENESS; or be able to communicate with animals just like a Disney character!

What would your “perfect weekend” consist of?
I’m going to sound so boring, but I love spending my weekends with my cats, playing video games! Yes, they love video games too… Or in a theme park! A weekend at a theme park is the best thing ever!

Who is someone you look up to in the beauty industry and why?
It’s hard to pick just one because there are too many amazing artists I look up to! But I would say Lady Gaga. I know she’s not just in the beauty industry but she helped me rise like a phoenix! Her art evolves all the time and everything she does has a meaning! I know I wouldn’t be doing what I do now if it wasn’t for her!

What is your favorite look you’ve created?
Each look I do has a soul and a concept. It would be hard to choose only one, but I really enjoyed doing my Alien look, because the music I’ve used is so special to me, I have chills watching the video! *weirdo talking* Also I love creating witchy/grunge looks! That’s usually my go-to look in real life!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
To be honest, I don’t want to lock myself in the makeup industry only. I love performing — that’s what I’ve been doing since I was 6. So a goal of mine would to be in movies, TV series or even onstage! I’m obsessed with American Horror Story and all those creepy shows, I really want to be in something like that!

But, regarding social media, I’m about to start a youtube channel which will be the extension of my Instagram account. But be ready for surprises, it won’t be a makeup channel only! (wink)

What are your top 3 favorite Sigma products or brushes?
Sigma brushes are everything! I love the F15 Duo Fibre brush — I use it to blend my cream contour or to apply bronzer/blush!

I also love the E50 Large Fluff brush and use it to pack a light nude eyeshadow on my eyelids as a base.

Oh, and the tiniest brush in all the land, the E06 Winged Liner brush! This eyeliner brush is perfect for eyeliner (of course) — to precisely shape them and draw hair-like textures.

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Connect with Jony!
Instagram | YouTube

Sigma’s Rising Star: Denitslava

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We are very excited to introduce our July Rising Star, Denitslava! Denitslava is a talented beauty influencer who lives in Greece and continuously wows us with her makeup looks and videos. Keep reading to learn more about our Rising Star, Denitslava!

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What inspired you to start posting makeup looks on Instagram and YouTube?
When I was about 17 years old, I started watching tons of makeup tutorials on YouTube. I also followed many artists on Instagram to keep track of the newest trends and techniques. One day, I decided to create a look and post it on my Instagram and see what happens. Surprisingly, I got some great feedback from my friends and family and that inspired me to create even more. I started getting so many requests from my followers to do tutorials on the looks I was posting, as they wanted to know how I achieve them. And that’s how everything started. I’m so happy to be able to do what I love!

Where do you find inspiration for your makeup looks?
My inspiration comes from my mood that day. If I wake up feeling bold, well, it’s going to be a black smoky eye with dark lips! Haha.

What is something that your followers don’t know about you?
I wasn’t always interested in makeup as much as I am now. I started getting into it when I was 16-17 years old.

How do you spend your free time?
I love spending my free time by the sea. It’s so relaxing!

What is your best beauty secret?
No matter what your skin type is, use a moisturizer on a regular basis. This will make your foundation look better and your skin healthier.
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Hmm, how about being able to do a full face of makeup in less than a second. Can you imagine how cool that would be? :)

Where is one place you would love to travel?
My dream destination is the place I am living right now, Greece! I feel so lucky :)

What are your top 3 favorite Sigma products or brushes?
F40 Large Angled Contour Brush – It’s perfect for contouring.
E06 Winged Liner™ Brush – Best eyeliner brush ever!
Liberally Toasted Gel Eye Liner – I use it on my eyebrows. It’s amazing!

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Connect with Denitslava!
YouTubeInstagram | Twitter
Snapchat: denitslava
www.denitslava.com

Sigma’s Rising Star: Jackie Aina

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We are excited to introduce our June Rising Star, Jackie Aina! Jackie is a YouTube guru and beauty influencer who strives to “change the standard of beauty” and empower others through her tutorials, makeup looks and other beauty and lifestyle tips and tricks. Keep reading to learn more about our Rising Star, Jackie Aina!

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What made you decide to start your YouTube Channel?
To put it simply, representation! When I started, YouTube wasn’t as popular as it is now, and as much as I loved indulging in tutorials and beauty tips I noticed it was really hard to find tutorials and tips for women who looked like me and had dark skin. So I started my own channel.

Where do you find inspiration for your makeup looks?
I would say everywhere. From the red carpet, to seasons, to whatever is trending at the moment. I really never run out of inspiration and ideas.

How do you spend your free time?
Oddly enough YouTube is what I really enjoy doing in my free time. Filming and creating new looks and of course I love to shop!

What is something that your followers may not know about you?
I used to be a spelling bee champ and a REAL book worm in my high school days! No literally, I read several books a week, every single week!

What is your guilty pleasure?
Wendy Williams!

Who is someone that you look up to in the beauty industry and why?
I have several that I look up to but I would definitely say Sam and Nic of Pixiwoo for building the empire that they have with kids and a family. I think it’s very inspiring!

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I haven’t been to Australia yet, that’s definitely high on my list.

What is your best beauty secret?
Drink water! It’s good for pretty much everything and your skin sure will love you for it.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Hopefully with my name in a major retailer like Sephora or Ulta :)

What are your top 3 favorite Sigma brushes or products?
F80 Flat Kabuki™ – Amazing for blending foundation!
E20 Short Shader – One of the ONLY brushes that works well to blend eye shadow on my lower lash liner without it looking too harsh on my eye shape!
E54 Medium Sweeper™ – Love this for heavy and more pigmented lid shadow application
Honorary Mention: The Aura Powder Blushes! They’re amazing.

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Connect with Jackie!
YouTube | Twitter | Instagram
Facebook: Jackie Aina

Sigma’s Rising Star: Amadea

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We are excited to introduce our May Rising Star, Amadea! Amadea is a Croatian makeup artist,
social influencer and full-time mom who loves sharing her passion for makeup and beauty with her followers.
Keep reading to learn more about our Rising Star, Amadea!

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Where do you find inspiration for your makeup looks?
I never really look for inspiration; it just comes to me when I do my makeup without thinking. I love makeup and art – for me it’s something that just feels innate.

What is your best beauty secret?
I have a lot! I feel like all of the tricks that are popular on Instagram now are things I discovered a long time ago. When I was in school, I would use a matte grey-brown eye shadow to enhance the fullness of my hairline and people laughed at me. But today, a lot of girls are doing it!

What is something that your followers don’t know about you?
There’s a lot that people don’t know about me! I lived with my grandfather when I was younger and he raised me. Also, before I became a makeup artist, I went to school for fashion design and sculpture.

How do you spend your free time?
I spend my free time with my little daughter Neyra and with my best friend, my husband, Vladimir. It’s never boring with them! We love traveling together or even just sitting on the couch and watching a good movie. I love spending time with my family, sisters and grandpa.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?
I’d like to be able to transport to any part of the world, whenever I want!

What advice do you have for someone who wants to start working in the beauty world?
Never give up on your dreams, and don’t listen to the naysayers. Believe in yourself!

What are your top 3 Sigma brushes or products?
This is a difficult question because I love all Sigma products, especially brushes! I also love the Brow Powder and Highlight Duos – they are a must-have!

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Connect with Amadea:
Instagram | YouTube
Snapchat: amadeamuse

Sigma’s Rising Star: Michelle of ReadySetGlamour

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Meet our April Rising Star, Michelle of ReadySetGlamour! Michelle is a highlighter-addicted YouTube guru
who loves connecting with people from all around the world through her passion for makeup and beauty.
Keep reading to learn more about Michelle of ReadySetGlamour!

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What is your favorite part about being on YouTube?
I love that no matter where you live, what language you speak, or what your background is, YouTube and the beauty community brings us all together to talk about what we’re all passionate about: makeup. We could be so different in where we come from, but we can always connect on our love for makeup – I think that is a beautiful thing!

What is your best beauty secret?
Use a hydrating face mask on your hands! It’s the best trick to prevent aging on the hands, plus it’s a great trick during the cooler months to keep your hands from looking parched.

How do you spend your free time?
I love cooking, finding new recipes to try out, and hosting dinner parties. I’m also all about thriller/mystery movies!

What is your guilty pleasure?
Watching YouTube videos, definitely! You could put me in a room all day and as long as I had YouTube open, I could keep myself busy for hours watching beauty videos.

What would you consider to be your “signature makeup look”?
Lots of bronzer, highlighter, lip gloss and mascara.

Where is one place you’d love to travel?
Australia! I hear there’s a lot to do there, and of course, it looks beautiful!

If you could live a day in the life of any celebrity, who would it be?
Leonardo DiCaprio, he’s my favorite!

What is one of your favorite spring makeup trends?
Glowing skin. I mean, let’s be real, I love piling on my highlighters all year round, but I feel like it just looks so much more fresh during the spring season!

What are your top 3 favorite Sigma brushes or products?
F80 Flat Kabuki™– this remains one of my most trusted brushes to buff out foundation. It makes my skin look airbrushed and flawless.

Warm Neutrals Palette – This is just such a staple, everyday palette. You can really go from day to night with the colors, and they’re pigmented yet super blendable – my favorite combination!

E35 Tapered Blending – I haven’t been able to find anything that tops this brush for applying my crease color. It fits the crease of the eye perfectly, it’s not too big, not too small, and it picks up the PERFECT amount of product so that your eyes aren’t left looking muddy!

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Connect with Michelle!
YouTube: youtube.com/readysetglamour
Instagram: instagram.com/readysetglamour
Twitter: twitter.com/readysetglamour
Snapchat: ReadySetSnaps

Sigma’s Rising Star: Jacks Sanchez

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We are excited to introduce our March Rising Star, Jacks Sanchez! Jacks is an Aussie beauty guru, makeup artist, and mother of three who finds time to share her favorite makeup looks, tips and tricks with us on her successful YouTube channel and social media platforms. Keep reading to learn more about our Rising Star, Jacks!

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Where do you find inspiration for your makeup looks?
For me, makeup is definitely an outlet for creative expression! I am easily inspired by my surroundings, music, trends, emotions and seasonal color schemes, pretty much anything that I can emote to!

What beauty trend are you looking forward to this season?
At the moment, Australia has just come into Autumn, and I’m definitely looking forward to creating looks inspired by the beautiful colored leaves! I am also very excited that metallics are on trend now and I’d love to play around with Autumn inspired colors with metallic finishes!

What would you consider to be your “signature makeup look”?
I am a Mother of 3 beautiful children (all under the age of 6), so my signature look is simple, practical, but of course true to myself, BOLD! I find myself running out the door, with brows and a bold lip!

What is your best beauty secret?
Usually when sizing a false lash to your natural lashes, 9/10 you will need to trim them, some people just throw away their left over lashes (nothing should go to waste!) Use them to double stack the outer part of your lashes for a more fluttery effect.

Where is one place you’d love to travel?
I would absolutely love to go Hawaii! The beaches, the sun, the people – life couldn’t sound more relaxing!

What is something that your followers don’t know about you?
As I was growing up, I was never into makeup or fashion! I was a very simple girl. Once I became a mother, I came into my own. I thought to myself, makeup seems like the perfect job to stay at home with the babies and make a bit of money. I started my career for all of the wrong reasons, but as I got into it, my love for art, fashion and photography began to grow. I am here today, 7 years later, with one of the best jobs in the world!

How do you spend your free time?
Any free time I have, I spend with my husband and children, or cleaning! Haha. Balancing social media, freelancing and my everyday life sometimes takes a toll on the laundry!

What are your top 3 favorite Sigma brushes or products?
E75 Angled Brow Brush
F35 Tapered Highlighter Brush
Sigma Spa® Express Brush Cleaning Glove

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Connect with Jacks!
Blog: jackssanchez.com
Instagram: instagram.com/jackssancheztv
YouTube: youtube.com/jackssancheztv
Twitter: twitter.com/jackssancheztv
Snapchat: jackssanchez

Sigma’s Rising Star: Leslie Alvarado

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Meet our February Rising Star and Birthday Girl, Leslie Alvarado! Leslie is a YouTube guru who shares her tips and tricks on both her English and Spanish channels. She loves being able to teach her followers and help them achieve any makeup look with easy-to-follow steps. Keep reading to learn more about our Rising Star, Leslie!

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What is your favorite part about being on YouTube?
My favorite part about being on YouTube is teaching! What may be super easy for me, might be very difficult for others. I love giving my tricks on how to apply makeup quicker and easier, or simpler ways to style an outfit.

What are your favorite videos to make?
My favorite types of videos to make are definitely celebrity inspired looks and fashion related videos! The biggest reason for this is because I love helping anyone achieve a look they have seen on a red carpet or on someone they admire, with very easy steps or affordable products.

If you could only use one makeup product for the rest of your life, what would it be?
It is very hard to choose only one product, but if I had to, I would most likely go with mascara! I have an obsession with long lashes.

What is your guilty pleasure?
ICE CREAM or BREAD… what I crave.

Where is one place you’d love to travel?
Since I have not done too much traveling, I would love to visit New York and just spend a few days there.

What do you like to do in your free time?
During my free time, I like trying new restaurants and coffee shops. If I am just at home, I love watching a good show or movie.

Your birthday is this month! Are you planning anything fun?!
Yes, my birthday is on the 23rd! I am not one to plan much for my birthday, but I usually go out to dinner and blow out some candles.

What are your top 3 favorite Sigma brushes or products?
E25 Blending
F35 Tapered Highlighter
F40 Large Angle Contour

Connect with Leslie!
English YouTube Channel | Spanish YouTube Channel 
Instagram Twitter | Blog