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Featured Talent: Laura Lee

Say hello to our February cover star, Laura Lee! Laura opens up what she would tell her younger self, and where she sees her career going (hint: it involves comedy!). Read on to learn more about Laura Lee and her upcoming projects! 

How have you changed over the last 3 years? 

I can definitely say I have thicker skin. I did not have nearly as many eyes on me as I do now and I have learned to not take everything to heart. Being in the beauty industry for that length of time you realize that people can be hypercritical.

What do you think sets you apart as a creator? 

I feel my personality has given me an edge. I try not to take myself too seriously with my quirky, dry sense of humor and I let that be known. I have the best subscribers in the world that can relate to me and I love that.

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Photo credit: Paris Helena

What advice would you give your younger self? 

First off I would tell myself to invent Google lol, and second off to be more confident and focus on your own journey.

Congrats on your collaboration with MAC, any details we can share? 

Thanks! It's going to be the best shade of life! But hey, I might be bias. It will only be available in the U.S and will launch in April. Stay tuned for the shade reveal in March! :)

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Photo credit: Paris Helena

Any other upcoming projects you can tell us about? 

I have big things planned for 2017! This month alone I have some fun trips planned, including my first trip to NYFW with Maybelline. I will be sure to keep you guys posted on other upcoming projects through snapchat.

Where do you see your career in 5 years? 

I hope to make a move into traditional media. I know I will always continue posting to my YouTube and socials, but I want to continue to grow and challenge myself on different platforms.

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What is the hardest thing you face as a public figure that you didn’t deal with as a small town girl from Alabama? 

I would say the constant public criticism and keeping up with such a busy schedule. I would have never guessed YouTube would have kept me as busy as I am. Sometimes it's hard to find time to do the things that got me where I am today.

Are you interested in expanding your brand beyond beauty? 

Yes! The fashion industry has really caught my eye and I'm planning to focus more on fashion in 2017.

We love that you incorporate humor into your videos, would you ever have any interest in acting in a comedy? 

Of course! My dream is to be in a movie with the Workaholic's guys. I love their sense of humor.

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Rapid Fire: 

Favorite fragrance? Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy

Lip gloss or lipstick? Lipstick

Eyeliner or mascara? Eyeliner

Contouring or highlighting? Highlighting

Instagram Stories or Snapchat Stories? Snapchat

Bun, ponytail, or down? Bun

Tags: Laura Lee MAC MAC Cosmetics Maybelline NYFW