YouTube’s first-ever Beauty Festival is coming on May 14


Well, beauty friends, it’s finally here: Our first-ever “YouTube Beauty Festival,” presented by YouTube Originals. Or, as we’re calling it, #BeautyFest. We can’t wait to have you join us on Friday, May 14 at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET on as we celebrate all things beauty.

#BeautyFest won’t just be about tips and tutorials (though we love those too!). We’ve brought together beauty creators, industry professionals and public figures to speak to today’s hottest trends, with a diverse mix of professional perspectives. They’ll enlighten all of us on a variety of industry-specific subjects — from incredibly insightful beauty, wellness and health tips to important conversations about amplifying diversity and equity across the beauty landscape. 

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Fireside Chat with Gwyenth Paltrow and Addison Rae: Uber 90s style icon Gwyenth Paltrow surprises Addison Rae with the ultimate 90s makeover! They’ll also be talking about social media, mental health, and beauty tips. 
  • Selena Gomez Surprise: We are inviting creator Melissa Alatorre to experience a full Rare Beauty makeover from celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo. But! What she doesn’t know is that Selena Gomez, founder and creator of Rare Beauty, is doing it. 

Patrick Starrr

Patrick Starrr

  • Beauty of Resilience with Patrick StarrrManny MuaLiah Yoo and Desi Perkins: Some of the top beauty creators reflect on the state of the world over the last 12 months and the resilience of their beauty brands, consumers and fans. 
  • Haircut Challenge with Noah Beck and Jen Atkin: Celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin challenges Noah Beck to a haircutting challenge with two twins!
  • Ask a Drag Queen with Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change: Drag queens DO know everything! We are inviting two of RuPaul’s Drag Race superstars Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change to answer commonly asked questions. 
  • Wild Gadgets with Emma Chamberlain: We sent the zaniest beauty gadgets we could find to Emma Chamberlain, and now we’re going to check out what she thought of them. 
  • The History of Beauty with YouTube’s very first beauty creator, Michelle PhanThe OG beauty creator reminisces on her 15 year YouTube journey, and the history of beauty on the platform. 
  • Black Beauty Founder Roundtable moderated by YouTube’s Head of Beauty Creators, Chanel Tyler: Chanel speaks to Amanda E. Johnson of Mented Cosmetics; Melissa Butler of The Lip Bar; Nancy Twine of Briogeo and Diarrha Ndiaye of Ami Cole, four founders of Black-owned beauty brands, exploring the past, present and equitable future of the beauty industry and their trailblazing entrepreneurial journeys.  
  • Getting Ready Together to #StopAsianHate with YouTube’s Partner Manager for Fashion & Beauty, Grace Guan, and more: Grace Guan sits down with Deepica MutyalaNabela Noor and Anna Akana — three creators from the AAPI community — for a frank and honest discussion about Asian identity in their lives and on YouTube.
  • Channel Tour with Kevin Allocca and Bailey SarianBailey’s channel took off when she found her niche: murder and makeup. Kevin sits down with Bailey to explore the insights on how and why her channel has thrived. 
  • Fireside Chat with Derek BlasbergMiranda Kerr and Hyram: Miranda and Hyram come from different walks of life but they both found a sense of community and inspiration for their careers in the world of beauty. 
  • Pro Tips with beauty founders and CEOs: We asked founders of beauty brands to give us their greatest beauty tips!

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