MIN OR­TIZ

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“I think what [sets] me apart from other vlog­gers is that I am re­lat­able to both women and men who love makeup,” says Min, a transwoman who’s been mak­ing a splash in the online beauty world thanks to her fear­less looks. Hav­ing grown up with skin prob­lems, she started us­ing makeup in high school, which made her con­fi­dent. She has since de­vel­oped a style that she calls “dark and vampy,” in­spired by the way dif­fer­ent drag queens do their makeup, as well as Ri­hanna, whom she says is her main in­flu­ence. Min never leaves home with­out foun­da­tion (her go-to is L’oréal’s True Match), red­dish-brown matte eye­shadow, brown lip­stick from NYX’S Lin­gerie line, black mas­cara, and Mi­lani blush in Berry Amore. As a transwoman, she says, “I want to rep­re­sent all kinds of beauty.” She wants to use her plat­form to reach out to peo­ple of all back­grounds and gen­ders to let them know that it doesn’t mat­ter what ev­ery­one else says or thinks. “It's not al­ways about what the society thinks is beau­ti­ful; it should be what you think is beau­ti­ful.” As for her beauty phi­los­o­phy? “I be­lieve that life is too short to have a day not look­ing/be­ing your best self,” she shares. “The thing I love most about makeup is its power to make a per­son con­fi­dent and happy. Beauty is power and makeup is some­thing that en­hances that.”

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