This 17-Year-Old Guy With Incredible Makeup Skills Is The New Face Of CoverGirl

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James Charles, a 17-year-old high school student from New York, just made history by becoming the first ever male CoverGirl. He will appear in ads for the brand’s newest mascara “So Lashy.” The beauty product is made for all types of lashes and Charles is the perfect spokesperson for it. Though the guy has been experimenting with makeup on himself only for one year, he’s so talented that he already has a whopping 680,000 Instagram followers and 100,000 YouTube subscribers.

“I started my account to post pictures of client makeup I did to get more gals during prom season!” Charles told BuzzFeed. “I never in a million years would’ve expected to be where I am today, or even working with CoverGirl. Breaking gender norms just comes instantly as soon as a boy is comfortable and confident enough to put on makeup. I think it’s so important to love who you are and be comfortable in your own skin.”

Meet James Charles, a 17-year-old makeup artist from New York

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James Charles began experimenting with makeup on himself only one year ago, but he already has more than 680,000 followers on Instagram and 100,000 YouTube subscribers

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A few days ago, he made history by becoming the first ever male CoverGirl

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Charles will appear in ads for CoverGirl’s newest mascara “So Lashy”

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“I started my account to post pictures of client makeup I did to get more gals during prom season!” Charles told BuzzFeed

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“I never in a million years would’ve expected to be where I am today, or even working with CoverGirl”

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“I really hope that as the first male CoverGirl that I am able to inspire others and give other people confidence to try out makeup!”

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“Hey, if a random 17-year-old guy can do it, you DEFINITELY can too!”

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“Breaking gender norms just comes instantly as soon as a boy is comfortable and confident enough to put on makeup”

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“I think it’s so important to love who you are and be comfortable in your own skin,” Charles explained

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Charles also had a chance to meet a fellow CoverGirl Katty Perry who welcomed him with a sweet Instagram post

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Kid, your future is definitely looking brighter than your lipstick!

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Be sure to check his Instagram account and YouTube channel for makeup tutorials!