Remember when people referred to November as November and not Movember? Me neither! That’s because the charity has been advocating for men’s health since 2003.
The Movember charity was founded to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention among men. Of course, a large part of mental health is self-acceptance.
That’s why I wanted to introduce you all to a range of male beauty influencers. By following their passion, they’ve proved to both men and women that embracing who you are can be really empowering.
The Five Male Beauty Influencers You Need To Be Following
1. Reuben de Maid
A fourteen years old singer and makeup lover from Wales, Reuben hit the spotlight after appearing on Little Big Shots and The Ellen Show back in 2017. Since then, he has earned other 300 thousand Instagram followers and close to 230 thousand YouTube followers.
We are in awe of his many talents! Sadly though, internet trolls often lash out against him, criticising his appearance and condemning his desire to wear makeup. As social media can have a seriously damaging effect on mental health, any support shown to Reuben is just an extra person telling all men out there to embrace who they are.
2. Patrick Starr
A Filipino-American makeup lover, Patrick Starr is often referred to as one of the first “men in makeup” YouTubers. He’s been filming beauty tutorials since 2013 and has accumulated close to 4.5 million followers.
The beauty guru boasts a ‘makeup is a one-size fits-all’ philosophy, creating mesmerising looks with the aim of making everyone feel their best. What could be more empowering?
3. James Charles
Even if you don’t currently follow any male beauty YouTubers, you’ll undoubtedly have heard of James Charles. The first male ambassador for CoverGirl, he has over 16 million followers on YouTube and has released a collection of palettes in collaboration with Morphe.
Though James has received some criticism in the past because of tensions with other makeup artists, you have to give him credit for opening the door for men in the beauty world. I mean, he was the first ever CoverBoy.
4. Jeffree Star
Having been around since the days of MySpace, Jeffree Star stepped into the YouTube spotlight in 2014. After launching his own makeup brand, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, he started making videos to promote his products.
Did you know that Jeffree Star launched his makeup range when he was bankrupted and struggling to sustain his music career? He put all of his savings into creating his own makeup company. Now massively popular, the collection allowed him to come out on the other side. A true message for perseverance and a reminder that even when things seem at their worst, they can get better.
5. Jack Taylor
Of course, I couldn’t talk about all the male beauty influencers out there without also mentioning The GLOSSY Circle’s very own Jack Taylor. Though he isn’t active on YouTube yet, his Instagram is full of great skincare tips for both men and women. Go check him out here!
Established in 2003, Movember are the leading charity working to change the face of men’s health. They’re taking on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention by funding over 1,250 men’s health projects around the world.
Their ambition? To transform the way health services reach and support men. They want to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25% by 2030. Throughout this month, they encourage Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to grow a mo-ustache, move for movember, or host a mo-ment to raise funds for men’s health. Find out how you can get involved here.