you’ll see she also happens to be a smash sensation in the world of beauty
vlogging. In fact, with close to 120,000 followers and more than 8.5 million
video views, she’s a downright YouTube celeb.
If you meet Tess Christine in her college town of
Minnesota—where she’s currently studying PR—you might think she’s a pretty
normal student. But if you log on to YouTube (find her at
Tess dishes how-to and haul vids on all things beauty and
fashion. (She even takes special requests from her fans. A fave? Celeb-inspired
looks from hit shows like Pretty Little Liars).
For our October/November issue, Tess created a totally gorgeous
ombre purple eye—and it’s perf to rock at all your fall parties. Check out the
how-to below, and read on to meet our vlogger of the moment.
did you get inspired to start your vlog?
I was really big into watching beauty vlogs—I watched them for
about a year before I tried my own. [Popular beauty vloggers] Elle and Blair
hosted a video entry contest on their page, and my video got great feedback
from other viewers. As I continued to make more videos, I taught myself camera
angles and the best way to shoot.
long does it take you to film and edit a video?
A makeup tutorial takes about 20 minutes or so to film. A
fashion or celeb-inspired look can take an hour or more. But the real work
happens in editing, which can take a lot
of hours. I create everything with my Canon Rebel T3i camera and iMovie for
your personal beauty philosophy?
Never overdo anything. It’s fun to do a look inspired by a
celeb, but it’s always important to stay true to what you enjoy. If you really
like something, then stick with that.
your favorite place to score your beauty buys?
Hmm, lots of places. I really like Target…and Sephora! Sephora
lets you try everything out, which is awesome.
your favorite thing about running a vlog?
The viewers! I would never do it without the people who get
excited when I post a video.
a celeb on YouTube. Are you one at school, too?
[Being famous on YouTube] is a new concept to people. All of my
friends are very supportive and think it’s really cool.
your personal style like?
I mix it up a lot. Some days I’m really edgy with leather
jackets, some days I’m really girly—or girly with an edgy vibe. I like mixing
florals and chiffon with edgy accessories.
fall trends are you excited for?
Fall jackets! I love jackets. I also love wearing neutrals and
then adding a pop of color.
do you do when you’re not vlogging?
Since I’m a full-time college student, my vlogging and classes
keep me really busy. But I love to spend time with my family and friends—in the
fall, anything outdoorsy like bike riding or just walking around town. And in
the winter, snow things like tubing, skiing and sledding!
BY KELSEY HAYWOOD ON 9/15/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN celebrity interviews, beauty, how to, tips, make-up, skin, eyes, fall, party, lips, best products, In the mag, Oct/Nov 2012