If you could move to anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Redondo beach is home and I love where I live. I wouldn't live anywhere else. I’ve traveled a lot and have seen so many beautiful places but I’m always happy to come back home.

What are your hobbies?

I love to draw. I use to keep so many sketch books around my house and just get into the zone with art. I don't do it as much anymore because I guess now I translate that art onto my face with makeup. Aside from that I’m just a beach girl who loves to be at the beach on my free time.

Who is your biggest role model?

I really admire my dad. He has this gift of not stressing or worrying or basically doing any pointless action that is out of his control. I am not like that at all, I panic over everything and he always has a way of calming me down and being my voice of reason. He is a very smart man. He always makes sure that I understand my worth in times when I doubt myself. One day I want to be like him and never doubt myself. Im working on it.

You’re huge on Youtube and your fans adore you! Please tell us the inside scoop of your channel.

Although my channel is mostly makeup tutorials, I sometimes throw in some hair and fashion tips. My YouTube videos get about one million views and I honestly can’t believe it! My makeup tutorials consist of wedding makeup, classic eyeshadow lessons, and even costume makeup that an individual can do on their own. My goal is to teach people the techniques I’ve learned and share great tips.

How did you end up becoming THE makeup guru?

I went through a really hard time at one point in my life and I used makeup as an outlet. It was an escape. I would showcase my work on Ig and then it just blew up. People asked me to start a YouTube channel so I did and the rest is history. I've grown over half a million in under a year on YouTube and its a big accomplishment for me. I'm very blessed

How has social media helped your career?

My career IS social media! Its crazy. Im still in disbelief at how I can have this amazing job where I can reach so many people and have such amazing support. Instagram helped showcase my passion to so many people that may have never seen it otherwise. I've built friendships through social media that took my life in different directions and brought me to where I am now, which is making online makeup tutorials for women all over the world. Ive also built relationships with brands that I admire so much. Social media is just a remarkable tool.

Do celebrities ask you to do their makeup as well?

I do get approached by celebrities to do makeup. I know YouTube is my passion and teaching other girls how to do their own makeup is what my passion really is, so I don't really do too much freelance makeup anymore.

Desi, please tell us what questions your fans ask the most.

I made an about me video a while back where I was very candid with my fans. I feel like they already know so much about me.

What inspires you to fulfill your dreams?

The thing about being an artist is that everything inspires you. People, colors, music, makeup of course haha. I always want to be better than I was the day before, and that only inspires me to push myself.

Do you see yourself doing what you’re doing now in five years from now?

This is a hard question because I’m already doing what I love. Anything from here is just a blessing. I know ill always be creating, whether that be art or hey even babies haha. I can't wait to have a family and be the mom who can do it all. I want to be successful at being an amazing mom and still have a thriving career. Not knowing where i'll be is the beauty of life.

What is the advice that Desi Perkins would offer?

When I was younger, I would get into a lot of trouble. My mom would always send my dad to talk to me, and one day he told me, "Desi Perkins, before you do something in life, think about the worst possible consequence for that action, if you can live with that consequence then do it." After he said that it really stuck with me and I’ve made better decisions ever since. I think it has a lot to do with who I am now.

You can find THE Make up Guru, Desi Perkins at:

Instagram: @desimakeup

YouTube: Desi Perkins

Twitter: @desiperkins

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May 11, 2015 by Bruno Aschidamini



ashley said:

you inspire me


Kenny said:

You are amazing . Do you .!!


Naima said:

You are the most amazing make up artist I have ever followed. I am originally from Morocco and I come from a culture that encourages women to take good good care of their skin and their beauty. Your tips are always the best and I try my best to follow them. I also admire your modesty and devotion to your husband and family. You are an inspiration to all women all over the world. I wish you the best of luck in your career and may you always be radiant!!!


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