Beauty Gurus Of The Month – April 2013 Edition

Vote now for who you think should be the Beauty Guru of the month for April 2013! If you feel that you or someone you know deserves to be a featured as one of the Beauty Gurus of the month then let our talent coordinator know by emailing eileen@starcentralmag.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can! Please keep it in mind that any person who leaves negative, unpleasant and unnecessarily rude or derogative comments will be removed and banned from this site permanently. We will ONLY approve comments that are constructive to the contestants. Let’s just keep this voting poll fair and fun!

1. Amanda (US)

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Amanda is a senior at The University of Tennessee Majoring in Political Science and Business Administration. While foreign policy is her forte, makeup is her passion – she loves the excitement it brings to her life. The thrill of new products, colours, and collections help her to create various looks and change the whole image of a face. What started her YouTube journey was when she decided to try her first liquid foundation. She didn’t know you could use a liquid foundation with a brush because she thought they were heavy and “cakey” on the face. Little did she know that there was a whole world of BB creams, foundations, and tinted moisturizers out there. She googled “best foundations” and discovered the beauty community on YouTube. She then started recording on her MacBook because she had become obsessed with looking up reviews on products. Next thing you know she was looking for the best eye shadow, concealer, eyeliner etc. … and the rest you can say is history. She has learned so much from other YouTube beauty gurus and she never thought she would be where she is today. She is hoping to work for a beauty company in marketing or product development upon graduation this May.

YouTube Channel: www.YouTube.com/TheBeautyBox1211

2. Lindsay Marciniak (Canada)

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Lindsay hails from Ontario Canada. She is currently 24 years old and she has an intense passion for makeup. Her makeup obsession started when she was just a little girl, watching her mother put on makeup in her bathroom. Her passion for makeup continued through to high school but really peaked when she discovered the beauty community on YouTube. Once she watched her first makeup related video she was hooked! All she does in her spare time is watch videos on YouTube that are related to makeup, research new makeup techniques and shop for the latest makeup products. Her personal collection has increased dramatically and she has done some freelance work for friends and family. She is hoping to get her makeup artist license in the fall to further pursue her passion for makeup. Some people think that a career in makeup is frivolous, but she truly believes that if you have a passion for something then you can create a career out of it as long as you’re willing to work hard anything is possible.

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/May4daisy?feature=mhee

3. Jill B (US)

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Jill B is a beauty obsessed mommy and wife who loves making YouTube videos. She prides herself in being 100% honest in all of her reviews. She also loves doing tutorials and hauls as well.

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/kentralmakes3?feature=mhee

4. Tina Daffon (US)

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Tina was born and raised in the Bay Area. She started her blog and YouTube channel (OfficialStinaD) over a year ago and was overwhelmed with the support she has received so far. She loves sharing her makeup experience with everyone from tips and tricks to products she loves and hates. Makeup helps her express herself in a creative outlet and most of all she has fun doing it. After getting all the love and support from family and friends she finally made the leap into doing Freelance Makeup on the side. She loves meeting new people and learning something new with every gig. After years of experimenting with makeup she has learned to embrace beauty and never mask it.

YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialStinaD?feature=mhee

Vote for who you think should be the “Beauty Guru of the month ” in the poll below! The winner will appear in our website and will be in line to be featured in our magazine. The poll closes on the 10th of April, 2013 at 1am AEST and you are eligible to vote only once per day (after you’ve voted, 24 hours must pass after the time you voted, for you to be able to see the voting form and vote again the next day). Please note that voting is also restricted to just ONE vote per IP address. Vote NOW and make your voice heard!

THE VOTING POLL HAS NOW CLOSED

85 comments
  1. My vote is for AMANDA!
    She is wonderful! I have the same type of story (except I wish I was doing videos.) MAKE-UP is passion! Love a good Tennessee girl. 🙂

  2. Keep voting Lindsay!!! She is an amazing girl and an awesome friend:) I don’t know anyone who is as passionate for make up as she is! Truly beautiful and definitely knows what she is talking about!

  3. Having watched all of these lovely ladies’ videos, I’m most impressed with Amanda! Her passion, professionalism, and personality are unmatched. With each video, you can see that she truly loves what she does. Amanda meticulously reviews products, giving honest and thoughtful responses. Even the quality of her videos, from the background to the lighting and editing are perfection. She reads and responds to all her subscribers’ comments, whether it be on youtube, instagram, or the like. I encourage both professionals and novices alike to check out her videos, as you’re certain to learn something new from her techniques, and certain to feel as though you’ve made a friend through her sweet disposition and charm. Good luck Amanda!

  4. Amanda is always giving the best makeup advice!!! Her blog is awesome and I trust any product that she recommends! Not only is she flawlessly gorgeous, but she is modest and kind too! All the perfect traits in a beauty guru!

  5. This young lady is as beautiful, simple as she is talented. From our Converse Team GO GO AMANDA!!! We know you the best and deserve to win. Check her impressed videos on BeautyBox2011.
    Good Luck!

  6. All the girls are great to come this far. I like Lindsay the best as she has a lot of different videos, not just the same old thing. She even had a tutorial for younger girls that are just getting in to make up so now my little sister is obsessed too. I think Lindsay’s work appeals to a lot of different people and that’s important because everyone is different and there is something for everyone! Lindsay you are a sweetheart!

  7. Lindsay is my choice. I think she is a great role model. She cares about what she does and it shows in her work.

  8. Amanda is amazing! She is sweet, kind and honest. She is so down to earth. I feel as if many YT gurus don’t take enough time to comment an appreciate their subscribers but she does the job! She always answers a question or listens to a request for reviews. Plus she’s an intelligent young lady can’t beat beauty and brains! Go Amanda <3333 love your channel your awesome girl!

  9. team Lindsay! From your cheering squad. Laurel,Lindsey
    ,Natasha,Julie,Megan,McKenna,Beth and Stephanie

  10. Definitely Amanda! I have known Amanda for a couple of years now and she TRULY loves the make-up world and deserves to win! Go Amanda!

  11. Lindsay seems really down to earth and her videos are refreshing to watch. It’s all about being the best person you can be, I like what she has to say and I think she would be a great feature in your magazine.

  12. My girlfriend watches Lindsay’s videos all the time and there seems to be a lot of good advice, plus Lindsay has a good sense of humor.

  13. Lindsay is a true beauty guru…thanks for making my wedding day beautiful We followed your advice on the ombre shadow video

  14. Kudos to Lindsay, I really appreciated the information on “The Balm Review” video – awesome and helpful! I’m getting my friends to vote for you too!

  15. Lindsay`s not only Canadian but sweet…..check out the cute puppy on her video…awwwww!!!! I’M VOTING LINDSAY ALL THE WAY!!!

  16. Please vote for Lindsay Marciniak, she is a beautiful person, inside and out. She shows great compassion for everyone and everything in her life.

  17. Lindsay M is absolutely beautiful. Her video tutorials on Youtube are incredible. She’s very knowledgeable on makeup and her compassion is clearly evident. PLEASE VOTE FOR LINDSAY – it would be amazing to have a Canadian beauty on the cover of Guru April 2013 Edition. GOOD LUCK LINDSAY!

  18. I’m yelling let’s go Tina ! She is so amazing and kind hearted and talented please check her out on YouTube at OfficialStinaD . You won’t be disappointed she is AWSOME ! 🙂 you could also find out her channel to her blog I love her , she has truly became an angel to me . You got this Tina . Tina all the way!

  19. Tina!!!!!!!!! All the way she is BOMB at what she does and she is BEAUTIFUL KIND HEARTED AND A SWEET HEART LOVE YOU GURL HOPE U WIN THIS

  20. I love Tina she’s the best better than the rest check her out on YouTube @officialStinaD. She is AWSOME ! A person who can give you excellent beauty knowledge and let you in to her personally life at times rather good are bad 🙂 she inspires me to always remain beautiful makeup or bare. She inspires me to be more open and giving with myself to others in the sense of spreading what you know and caring for people in general .

  21. Please pick Tina to win she is so amazing she specialize makeup for all skin tones, she does beautiful work so flawless it feels like your not even wearing makeup! She gives excellent advice . She has a rocking personality very down to earth and most of all a listening 🙂 she is all around a good person and I’m glad that I’m getting the chance to get to know her.

  22. I think all the young women are just beautiful.
    However, I think that Lindsay M is a natural who has a great future in this industry.

  23. Amanda is simply the best! Check out her GREAT advice on her pinterest and youtube videos! She’s stunning inside and out with a wonderful southern charm! 🙂

  24. Amanda is the Only makeup guru on Youtube that I watch now ! Her videos are amazing! She also takes her time to answer every question about makeup whether it’s on instagram or youtube.

  25. I’m so proud of Tina she is such a kind hearted person and spectacular with makeup high end and low end product you will always walk away looking and feeling like a million bucks when she’s done with your makeup pick her please

  26. Amanda is so talented! Everytime I purchase a product she reviews, it works exactly how she says it does! I love her make-up ideas as well! BeautyBox1211 forever!

  27. When I first saw This young ladies videos I was really impressed by her professionalism. I have sent her links to all my friends and their wives just love the make up videos, Keep Going Ms. Amanda!

  28. I am Lindsay’s mom and I wanted to let you know that she is not only beautiful on the outside, but inside as well. Lindsay works with elderly people providing them with activities to keep them mentally and physically healthy. It means so much to her to see a smile on their faces. They love her as much as she loves them. Her passion for makeup reflects how beautiful she is on the outside, but it is her compassionate and caring way that is reflected through her beautiful smile.

  29. Tina is so real I love her she takes time out to answer all question and her answers always help she is an inspiration to me for everything beauty and classy she your girl

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