In the world of YouTube makeup tutorials, keeping it real isn't exactly common practice. Who here has been personally victimized by their mirror after attempting to follow the steps of a complex tutorial –– only to find results looked nothing like that of the flawless makeup artist on the screen? (*cough* contouring *cough*)
So when high school student Morgan Hanbery (aka Careless Morgan's) "real life" makeup tutorials went viral several months ago, their appeal was strikingly obvious. While Morgan cracks jokes, randomly belts out in song, and even plays throwback jams like Nelly Furtado's Promiscuous Girl in the background of her videos (get it, girl!), the beauty guru has got some serious skills and insight to share. And now, she has nearly a million combined followers on all of her social media channels.
She's also gotten the chance to partner with brands like NBC, Awesomeness TV, and Fab Fit Fun. Not to mention, hers are included in the top five videos found when you search "Makeup Tutorial" on YouTube. (So if you haven't searched her yet –– get on it!) It's clear that the eighteen-year-old vlogger is quickly becoming a name to be reckoned with.
Since your “real life” makeup tutorials first went viral a couple months ago, you’ve pretty much taken the beauty world by storm! What has been the coolest moment so far for you?
The coolest moment for me so far has been meeting and now getting to know Jenni "JWOWW" Farley. She’s so incredibly sweet and humble. She inspires me everyday to keep chasing my dreams, and she has opened up a lot of opportunities for me which I am so grateful for. Because of her, I now work with my amazing PR team, Illumination PR. So that has definitely been the best thing that’s happened to me.
So what was it like to collaborate with JWOWW for that makeup tutorial?
It was a dream come true. She’s so sweet, humble, and funny in person. We had a blast and I look up to her so much.
Although your “bullshit makeup tutorials” are utterly hilarious, it’s clear you’ve got some serious makeup skills. What’s your favorite part of your daily beauty routine?
My favorite part of my daily beauty routine is putting on concealer and watching my face completely transform. Makeup is an art, and I enjoy it so much.
Part of your beauty routine you wish you could get away with never doing again?
I wish I could wake up with perfect lipstick on every morning. If I never had to do it again, that would be great!
Best new beauty product?
Tarte Tape Face Concealer.
Lipstick or mascara?
Favorite YouTube channel you subscribe to?
Guilty pleasure social media accounts you’re following?
The accounts that post clips from the Kardashians.
Celebrity spirit animal?
Inappropriate thing that always makes you laugh?
When people trip – I can’t help it.
Moment you’re looking forward to the most in 2017?
Continuing to grow my YouTube channel and keeping a close relationship with my fans.
At Livingly, we strive to “live life beautifully.” What does living beautifully mean to you?
Living beautifully means living unapologetically and being proud of who you are. Loving yourself is the most beautiful thing you can do!