If you’re looking for no bullshit beauty reviews, you go to the experts on YouTube. But, what’s better than watching a fully-edited, 20-minute video on just one product? Heading straight to the source and getting their take on all things beauty, of course.
As someone who has millions of followers, his own makeup line, and a “skincare section” in their house (#goals), it’s safe to say Manny Gutierrez, a.k.a. famed beauty guru Manny MUA, knows a thing or two about beauty. Below, COOLS caught up with Gutierrez on everything (seriously, everything) there is to know about keeping your hair, skin, and makeup on point. Here, his favorite tips and picks for his go-to beauty looks.
He swears by one hair care brand:
“My go-to hair care right now is from amika. They have this matte and texture spray that I’m literally obsessed with. I combine it with another thing they have, a touchable hairspray. I love their packaging, I love their branding, and I love their products.”
He’s into medical-grade skincare essentials:
“Right now, I use a lot of Murad. I also started getting into SkinCeuticals, which is a higher end medical grade skin care brand. I just got their C E Ferulic; I’ve only used it twice now, but I’ve already noticed that my skin is way more moisturized. I’m like, ‘What the fuck?’”
On days he doesn’t want to wear makeup, he still puts on:
“I always go with a good concealer, it just makes me feel so much fresher and awake; bronzer, because it gives me a nice color; and clear gloss to make my lips more pouty and just to be that bitch.”
When in doubt, he’s always stocks up on:
“The one tip I always tell people to follow is, when it comes to wearing makeup, drink a lot of water. It’s so easy to tell when someone is dehydrated from just the way makeup lays on their face. I tell people: If you want your makeup to look nice, drink plenty of water and you’ll see a noticeable difference.”