If there is an influencer of beauty that you need to follow, it should definitely be Desi Perkins. She is a beauty phenomenon and not just an average make-up artist. At Perkins, it’s all about beauty and achieving the desired look. The former freelance make-up artist is also a lifestyle blogger, YouTube star, and Instagram personality.
Her celebrity-inspired makeup tutorials cover everything from getting the perfect Smokey Eye to contouring your face to resemble a Kardashian. The make-up guru has built an empire with a fan base of several million people; more than 3.1 million fans subscribe to her YouTube channel, and over 3.7 million follow her on Instagram.
With an unfiltered personality and a flawless eye for beauty, Desi Perkins is made for the stars. She has the world to conquer, and she does it video by video.
Desi Perkins Bio (Age and Ethnicity)
The make-up expert was born on March 13, 1987, in California. Although her nationality is American, her ethnicity has often been the subject of debate. This is probably due to her marriage to a white man, Steven Perkins, whose last name she took after her marriage in 2012. Contrary to what many people think, the YouTube guru is of Mexican and Spanish descent and, to say the least, a proud Latina.
She grew up in a typical Mexican household with her three brothers and was even hit by the dreaded flip-flop, chancla, as a child. Desi regards her family as one of the most important things to her and maintains a strong connection to her cultural roots. Furthermore, her identity as a Latin American woman inspires some of the names she attributes to her make-up products, such as “Mírame” and “Fuego”.
Her Net Worth
Perkins has an impeccable eye for fashion and beauty that dates back to her more recent years. She practiced this art during her studies and gained a handful of experience which was reflected in her work as a freelance make-up artist. After a few years, she became a fixture in the area when a number of celebrities, including Kim Kardashian, asked for her makeup suggestions and services. The duo worked together to promote their (Kim) NPP beauty line and even went so far as to do a make-up tutorial that has attracted more than 7 million viewers to date.
The effort paid off and earned her the well-deserved applause of KUWTK’s beauty mogul because she showed off her eye shape so well. It also impressed the co-founder of Good American, Khloe. And that really gave her career a boost.
Interestingly enough, Desi Perkins stumbled upon her make-up skills by chance. It is said that her husband once needed a Halloween costume, and her sketching and painting side was very helpful in producing what was needed – she created a special effect that she found on YouTube. Since then, her husband never had to worry about a costume again when it came to Halloween.
However, it wasn’t just the Halloween costume that she managed to make; she also set sail for her empire, and her makeup again reached an enviable height. After achieving certain popularity, she turned to social media, where she uploaded videos and taught her viewers how to achieve the looks of celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, and Taylor Swift.
Their YouTube channel of the same name was launched in August 2013. Her popular videos include Eyebrow Tutorial, which has been viewed over 10 million times, and a collaboration with her husband, Husband Does My Makeup. Although she was the first on Instagram, where she now has over 3.7 followers, it was her appearance on the video-sharing website with her first upload in it, Soft Warm Sultry Eye Tutorial, that put her in the spotlight.
Desi Perkins has worked as a stylist at the Ipsy.com Generation Beauty Conference in New York. She works with her best friend and YouTuber colleague Katy DeGroot (@lustrelux) for Dose of Colors, has a sunglasses line at Quay Australia, and promotes several beauty brands through her social media platforms.
Desi Perkins has become a beauty sensation through hard work and dedication. Consequently, she is worth every benefit that comes from her efforts. Although many sources estimate her net worth between $300,000 and $1 million, this would be a six-figure sum, and it is definitely growing.
She is married to a graphic designer, Steven Perkins. After many years together, the duo finally tied the knot in 2012. Steven Perkins graduated from Norco College, where he studied graphic design. Prior to that, he studied at Santa Ana College, where he was on the university baseball team, and took a year of courses in music, business, and marketing at Riverside City College.
Steven supports his wife, he shoots and edits her videos and has also trained her in video editing. By watching his wife perform his arts, he has acquired some sophisticated makeup skills, and although he is not a guru like his wife in the arena, he has grown in popularity with her among over 213K Instagram followers.
The lovely couple also went through the ups and downs of marriage, including a miscarriage; misfortune just brought them much closer together. They also run a YouTube channel called The Perkins.
Height and Body Measurements
The beauty trendsetter not only attracts a large following with her artistry but also her detailed and defined physique attracts attention. She stands at 1.67 m and weighs 55 kg (121 pounds). Her body measurements include:
Chest: 34 inches
Hip: 35 inches
Waist: 25 inches
Shoe size: 6.5