TubeTip: Beauty

YouTuber ''AllThatGlitters21'' Elle is een 21-jarig meisje uit The USA met een grote passie voor make-up, producten, materialen, technieken.. everything beauty!

Onverwachts werden haar filmpjes op het internet goed bekeken en kwamen er elke dag honderden viewers bij. Deze studente goes Make-up guru & vind het heerlijk om haar passie voor cosmetica te delen met YouTubers van over de hele wereld. Elle heeft ook nog een 5 jaar jonger zusje, namelijk de 16-jarige Blair. Ook zij is een grote cosmetica liefhebber en wilde graag ook een keer een video maken. Dit liep zo goed, dat zij en haar zus nu een bekend fenomeen zijn op YouTube. Vandaag in de Spotlight: YouTuber, Elle -> AllThatGlitters21

Let’s start with the basics!  What is your name and age?
My name is Elle and I am 20 years old (but 21 in May!)

Do you have any nicknames?
Omg I don’t even know! Elle is a pretty short name so people don’t really NEED a nickname for me, but some of my closest YouTube friends call me Ellealie, which is a combination of Elle and Rosalie from Twilight (one of my obsessions). I secretly love the name Ellealie, I even named one of my lip glosses after that nickname, Ellealie’s Lullaby.

Does anyone ever tell you that you look like someone famous? If so, who?
Yes I get all sorts of that on my videos. The main two are Blake Lively (Serena from Gossip Girl) and Kate Hudson. Both these women are beautiful so I am not complaining!

We always see you sitting down on camera! How tall are you?
I am 5’8, which is a nice height, although sometimes I wish I were an inch or two shorter so I could wear heels and not TOWER over everyone. I wear them anyway though, rock on what you have ladies! 

How long have you been doing videos on YouTube? What got you started doing them?
I started in July 2008. I was googling a Nars foundation and came across a video by Lollipop26 and immediately fell into the obsession! I decided to just make my own and see what would happen – and look where it got me!

You have so many fans!  How does it feel to have nearly 28,000 people care about you and your opinions?
It is crazy! I honestly don’t really know how that happened. I suppose every makeup guru on YouTube would say the same thing – that they never expected to get where they are today! My subscribers and viewers are what make it fun though, and I learn from them as much as they learn from me. I do this for fun, and I don’t take myself too seriously. I do not pretend to be a professional, or better than any one of my viewers.

Do all of your family, friends, and housemates know about your videos? Have you ever asked your housemates to make guest appearances?
Yes everyone knows about it now. When I first started only my immediate family and my housemates knew about it, but now pretty much everyone does. Everyone is really supportive about it, and my housemates think It’s really cool. They like that they have a makeup artist in the house at their beck and call with a ton of products! They all watch my videos, and sometimes I will hear my voice coming out of one of their rooms, which is weird, because I LIVE with them!! They are with me all the time! Sam made a brief appearance in my bloopers video, but I am sure they would be in one if I wanted them to be.

We know you get a TON of questions about Blair being your sister.  So just one more. Why do you think people have such a hard time accepting that you two are actually sisters?
I have no idea!! It is insane how many people write me messages asking me if she is secretly just my best friend and we pretend to be sisters. Why would we do that lol?! I think we look alike, we have the same face shape, just different coloring. She has my moms coloring (dark brown hair, dark eyes), and I have my dads (blonde hair, blue-green eyes). And yes, I am a natural blonde! Even though I do highlight it to add depth. Maybe people can’t accept it because they find one of us, and then… omg there’s TWO?! How did that happen!?

Blair has followed in your makeup loving footsteps. Do you think your littlest sister, Hannah, will as well?
You know, it seems like it now – but she’s just so little!!! She is so young I don’t even know how her personality is going to develop. I am already moved out of the house and Blair will in a few years, so for 10 years she is going to be an “only child” in the house. She is such a sweet little girl though… I’m sure she will be a beauty when she grows up!

You always look so glam in your videos! Do you ever leave the house without doing your makeup?
Very rarely! Not because I feel uncomfortable, but because makeup makes me happy. I honestly I have SO MUCH of it. I need to use it up and play with it every day!

Between school, YouTube, your blog, and your new Glitzy Glam store, do you have any free time?  What are your other hobbies?
I don’t have any time at all!! My university takes the majority of my time, so those three things are what I do in my free time. I am also in a sorority so I try to keep up with that, although it has been harder because I literally have no time at all! It’s nice though, I like to have projects going all the time so I feel busy as a bumble bee all the time!

What are you studying in school?  What is your dream career?
I am a Communications major with a Law influence. I might end up going to law school, but lately I have been thinking I might want to do something with beauty journalism so we will see!

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