Los Angeles, CA ~ On November 9, 2017 my makeup dreams came true in the form of an interview with Patrick Starrr. If you don’t know who Patrick is, you should. He’s a makeup artist, influencer and co-host of the upcoming American Influencer Awards at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles. Paving the way for boys in beauty with over 3.5 million followers on Instagram Patrick is here to stay. More important than his number of followers is his heart of gold. Wanna know what we talked about? Keep reading.
Biggest Influences in Beauty:
Patrick named fellow co-host Kandee Johnson as one of his biggest influences in beauty. He described her not only as a “legend” but also as a figure he has admired and looked up to for many years. He couldn’t be more excited and honored to co-host the awards with her.
Michelle Phan: The OG youtuber/influencer.
Zoella: He described her as the ultimate girl next door, and one of the sweetest people. With 11.2 million followers on Instagram alone, Patrick isn’t the only one who has fallen in love with her.
Who to Watch?
Sam Visser: Patrick recently appeared on the show Keeping up with the Kardashians, and knows the influence that the Kardashians can have in the world of beauty. He is currently the one of the Kardashian’s youngest makeup artists (17!) and has worked with the legendary Mario Dedivanovic. If you’re not following him already (@samvissermakeup), you should. He’s one to watch.
Advice for Other Artists:
Patrick’s top tip: Don’t pay attention to the numbers. Surround yourself with positive, great people and focus on your craft and love of makeup. Be active on social media, get to know people in the community, attend trade shows and create great content. Also: make sure you have clean brushes.
American Influencer Awards:
The American Influencer Awards is the first of its kind and Patrick is excited not only as a host, but a nominee. He’s ready to rock his outfits (hello, Michael Costello) and doesn’t feel any pressure. At least not yet. Patrick has inspired so many and not just with his makeup. His positive attitude and willingness to embrace and be his true self has inspired millions. Literally. Millions. He lives by the words “Life Opens Up When You Do” and it seems that his career in makeup and life as an influencer is just beginning. I for one, can’t wait to see what’s next.
The American Influencer Awards are live in Los Angeles on November 18, 2017. Tickets are available for purchase at aiaawards.com
**Note: An edited version of this post was originally published on November 16, 2017 on beautylaunchpad.com. This is the original, less boring version. ;)**