Hello and welcome back!
We were super excited to have the opportunity to speak to Danny Defreitas about his amazing journey as one of the top makeup influencers. Danny is known for his amazing makeup skills and big smile!
We hope you enjoy the interview xox
How did you start as an influencer?
Danny: It all happened very organically to be honest. I was working as a session Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist at the time, found myself with a full kit and wanted to share what my favourite products were. What really blew up for me was doing skincare videos back when no one else was really doing videos, you only had a max of 15 seconds!
Did you/Do you face any unique challenges because you are male? If so, what were they and how do you overcome them?
Danny:I’ve always worked in predominantly female industries such as hair styling and makeup. I was the only Male at my beauty school but I never saw this as a limitation as such. I would say the hardest challenge is when people online still think makeup is only for women, my message is that beauty and makeup if for everyone. Male or female, young or mature. Makeup is and should be genderless and ageless.
How have you seen the beauty industry change for the LGBTQ+ community?
What do you look for in brands when deciding which ones to support?
What tips do you have for up-and-coming influencers?
Is there anything else you’d like to mention that is not covered above?