Whenever an entertainer builds a public persona online, fans expect them to look their best, which often includes makeup. That said, many YouTubers are almost unrecognizable without their signature looks.
These are just a few of them. Valkyrae had a great year in 2020, joining forces with 100 Thieves, seeing a huge jump in her YouTube numbers. She’s one of the highest ranked women streamers on YouTube, with over 3 million subscribers — and she was even crowned Content Creator of the Year during the 2020 Game Awards.
“Thank you so much to, uhh, The Game Awards for nominating me, and to all of my friends and my family and my fans…” She’s also just a normal person with a normal routine just like anyone else. In the middle of 2020, she filmed a video with fans sharing her daily makeup look.
Before beginning her routine, Valkyrae told her audience that she always makes sure to complete her skincare regimen before putting on any makeup. However, Valkyrae didn’t profess to be an expert. “I don’t know anything about products.
I grew up as a tomboy, and I stayed a tomboy for the rest of my life.” Though she spoke modestly of her makeup skills, she proceeded to produce a beautiful look, complete with a secret some fans might not have anticipated.
After finishing her foundation and eyeshadow, Valkyrae explained to viewers that she doesn’t like to use eyeliner, and instead uses black eyeshadow to create a smokey look. LDShadowlady, or Lizzie, rose to YouTube fame by playing games like Minecraft with her husband Joel.
With her brightly dyed hair and rosy cheeks, Lizzie usually wears makeup on camera, but that doesn’t mean she’s afraid to show her bare face. Lizzie sometimes posts no makeup selfies on her various platforms, including Instagram.
More importantly, Lizzie sometimes discusses how the world perceives women with makeup. In a 2014 tweet, Lizzie wrote: “Walked into class without makeup on today. ‘You look tired.’ Oh.” Lizzie aptly pointed out that when women don’t take the extra time to get ready in the morning, people tend to assume something is wrong.
In a fun twist on the popular “boyfriend does my makeup” challenge, Lizzie did her then-boyfriend, now-husband’s makeup. The entire exchange felt remarkably cute, with Joel asking Lizzie if his makeup would look “as fabulous” as Lizzie’s own.
True love does exist. The finished look seemed like a bit of a joke, with Joel sporting a unibrow and lots of pink blush, but fans reacted positively. One fan even suggested that Lizzie do Joel’s makeup everyday.
“Thank you very much, Lizzie, for doing this to me. I wish I could say that I appreciate it, but I don’t, and I never want to see myself like this again.” GamingwithJen has over 5 million subscribers on YouTube, and chances are many of them have seen her without makeup.
Back in 2015, Jen and her then-husband Pat participated in the “boyfriend does my makeup” challenge, and Jen began the video, of course, without makeup. Jen expressed some nervousness about Pat’s makeup skills, commenting that she planned to wear the same makeup look for Pat’s 6 million subscriber celebration video later that day.
Ultimately, the look turned out to be frightening, with eyeliner leaking down Jen’s cheeks, lipstick all over her mouth, and lots of bright pink blush. “Oh yeah!” “Oh yeah…” “It’s done. What do you think?” “I think this is going to be my Halloween look.
” More recent comments on the makeup video referenced Pat and Jen’s breakup a few years later, and some fans expressed that they watched old videos to relive the best parts of the couple’s relationship.
While nothing lasts forever, the internet always remembers. Jen’s YouTube homepage indicates that she mostly plays Roblox and Minecraft now, with just a bit of Among Us thrown in, continuing the trend of creative, world-building games in the YouTube community.
YouTuber Yammy regularly posts videos of Gacha Life, Minecraft, and The Sims, but she also participates in some challenges. In 2018, Yammy took part in a Sims-themed makeup challenge where she attempted to do a randomized Sims look on herself.
The results were truly wild. “Did I choose something? Oh my God, she got some crusty lips! They look drier than the Sahara Desert, girl.” Yammy tried a few different approaches, including her final look, which required her to put dark eyeshadow and eyeliner all around her eyes to almost cartoonish proportions.
The last look also included over-the-top dark blue contouring and gold lipstick. In a recent poll on Yammy’s Twitter, fans voted that Yammy should stream on Twitch instead of YouTube, although the results were fairly mixed.
For now, Yammy continues to upload to YouTube, but who knows what her future holds. Dodger, who goes by PressHeartToContinue on YouTube, had a makeup-free chat with her fans during a special holiday vlog in 2018.
In the video, Dodger talked about the time she spent with her sisters and milestones in her daughter’s life. In the video, Dodger seemed warm and inviting, which highlighted one of the reasons fans love her: her charismatic personality and openness.
“We’re still working on her sleep schedule. She’s just like not taking naps. She’s napping right now, so hopefully I’m not jinxing myself … ” But the video wasn’t all fun and chat. Dodger had a very specific purpose for the video, and quickly set to work attempting to give herself thick, full brows with the help of several makeup products.
Even though Dodger bemoaned the fact that her brows weren’t even, she said the journey was fun. Her cats, for their part, seemed to enjoy hanging out and watching the show. While Dodger gained a following through let’s play-style videos, she then branched out into vlog territory, doing more informal chats like her makeup tutorial.
According to her YouTube channel, she hasn’t been active since the start of 2019, most likely because she’s been busy with other things, like being a mom, a business owner, and a very active streamer.
She also frequently posts makeup-free pictures to her Instagram — it’s just another way that she keeps connected with her fans. “What’s up everybody? It’s me, Melonie Mac here, back with another video.
Thank you so much for watching!” Melonie Mac earned over 300,000 subscribers on YouTube through her gaming videos, as well as through sharing some of the more personal moments in her life. Though Melonie Mac frequently wears makeup in her videos, complete with sharp winged eyeliner, she’s also posted pictures of herself without makeup on Instagram.
In one picture, Melonie Mac included a caption alluding to her fans’ frequent demands for a makeup-free shot, writing, “RAWR! Here’s a #nomakeup selfie since it’s been a while and you guys request it a lot.
” Melonie Mac looked happy in the picture, with messy braids and a smile on her face. Though some fans — the crappy, nasty ones, of course — responded by calling her ugly, most praised Melonie Mac’s natural good looks, calling her beautiful.
Melonie Mac also tweeted a meme suggesting that men can’t handle women without makeup, no matter how much they think they can. Melonie Mac elaborated, tweeting: “All these ‘shocking’ makeup vs no makeup pics are just normal and just as beautiful either way.
It’s baffling to me how many boys on the internet don’t know what women look like without makeup.” Mostly, she said, it’s tiring hearing men say she looks different from picture to picture. No matter what Melonie Mac chooses to wear or not wear, her fans love her either way.