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This Teen Retook His Senior Yearbook Photo to Make His Highlighter Pop More—and We're So Here For It

James Charles17,带来了自己的专业照明,燕尾服,and a ton of highlighter and for a photo no one would forget.

This Teen Retook His Senior Yearbook Photo to Make His Highlighter Pop Moreand Were So Here For It

学校摄影日:自从我们上高中以来,经历了一段轻松的时光之后,这三个小单词串在一起仍然足够让我们中最上镜的人都充满恐惧.眨眼或打喷嚏只是在错误的时刻,你就成了索尔,直到明年。

但欢迎来到2016年,to a time where we all now know our good sides,照明的重要性,and have heroes like 17-year-oldJames Charles庆祝。If you're not already one of his hundreds of thousands followers,你可能看过他的年鉴照片,哪一个病毒传播因为他在本周早些时候发表了这篇文章,一天之内就在Twitter上累积了超过33000个转发和84000个喜欢的内容。

The mesmerizing picture looks way more professional than any yearbook photo you've seen,多亏了詹姆斯的支持打火机—oh yeah,以及他自己带来的专业照明。"So I retook my senior photos and brought my ring light with me so my highlight would be poppin'," Charles tweeted along with the photo—making all of us who had to take senior pics before selfies were a thing weep with jealously.

Surprisingly,对于那些通过化妆、艺术和教程而在网上工作的人来说,照片日是查尔斯第二次化妆上学。"When I wore it the first time,it really wasn't any different," he told us via email,在回伯利恒的巴士上,N.Y.来自Philly。“我得到了很多赞美,太棒了,我觉得很自信,但我总是感到自信。I'm comfortable in my own skin,which I feel is important.我不需要化妆来感觉漂亮。”

比他那亮着的荧光灯更重要的是,查尔斯提醒全世界,尤其是他的男性同龄人,一些像化妆品一样平常的东西有能力打破文化障碍。It's a message that resonates louder than ever today,as gender norms become increasingly disintegrated.

我们赶上了快速崛起的美女vlogger,谈论如何制作一张病毒式年鉴照williamhill388片,他是如何开始成为一名艺术家的,and how the cultural attitude toward men in makeup is changing.Read on!

魅力:你最早的化妆记忆是什么?

James Charles:I used to do hair before I did makeup.A little over a year ago,I was doing one of my good friend's hair and she was late to her appointment at Sephora,所以她让我帮她化妆。我警告过她,告诉她她可能看起来很糟糕,if so,我并没有承担责任,但事实证明它非常漂亮!

魅力:你什么时候开始经常化妆的?

JC:I started doing makeup on myself a few weeks after I practiced on my friends to learn the basics.I saw other guys doing it and have always been a fan of鲁保罗变装皇后秀.I talked to another male MUA [makeup artist] who said I was talented and should start posting looks,so I did.我从没料到它会迅速升级。

实际上我不经常化妆,我一点也不做!I love makeup artistry,and creating cool and fun looks,but I usually only do makeup to record videos and take my Instagram photos,or when I go to special events.我是waytoo lazy and sleep deprived to wake up every morning and do full glam.Major props to people who can do that though.

魅力:你的同龄人和父母有多支持你?

JC:Everyone has been extremely supportive and kind.At first it was a rocky road with my parents because they didn't really understand it.有很多战斗,but once I was able to explain to them that it was a form of creative expression—and once I actually started to gain success—they began to realize I was taking it seriously and could actually make a career out of it.Now they're my No.1 fans.

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魅力:你化妆上学多长时间了?

JC:I've only worn makeup to school once: on the last day of school of my junior year.我带了所有的用品,在不到30分钟的时间里在家里做了一整张脸,because at the time my parents didn't feel comfortable with me wearing it out.就像我说的,way懒得站起来!

Glamour: Why did you decide to wear makeup in your yearbook photos?

JC:I wanted to wear makeup for my photo because my makeup career is a huge part of me.高中年鉴很重要,这是我们最后一本年鉴,所以我想让我的照片成为我的朋友和我会记得的东西。And,also something to post on my Instagram page (lol).Most of my school and administrators know about my passion and online following,所以我真的希望我的那一部分能出现在我的照片中。

Glamour: Was there any pushback from the photographer when you brought in your own lighting equipment?

JC:Not at all.我给他们发了邮件[Carlyn Studios]并解释了我对第一张照片中的灯光不满意,并问他们是否会让我带上我的戒指灯重拍。我想他们知道我会是一个困难的人,第一次,摄影师告诉我,我是唯一一个要求他改变姿势的学生。That was weird to me because I've done shoots before so I'm very used to knowing my angles and asking to switch.摄影师会让你看起来尽可能的完美,so I was really thankful that they allowed me to redo mine.

Glamour: What was your reaction when your story went viral?

JC:昨天我看到tweet和instagram图片都被病毒感染了,一整天都头晕。我希望它能比我的普通帖子好一点,但这完全出乎意料。

魅力:你是如何处理的Zendayavoicing her support for you?

JC:过度的摇摆和尖叫。I love Zendaya and am a huge fan of hers.She has actually noticed my makeup work before so it was SO rad to have her notice me again.她很可爱很有天赋。令人震惊。Duh.

魅力:你想从谁身上寻找化妆灵感?

JC:My absolute favorites areJaclyn Hill,NikkieTutorials,还有塔蒂·韦斯特布鲁克。They are all extremely successful influencers and I hope to be alongside them one day.

Glamour: Judging by your senior photos,你的技能远远超出了一个随意化妆的用户,其他人认为你是专家吗?

JC:Haha,对。I chose to do simple makeup for my senior photo,but on my Instagram page my looks range from full glam to avant garde,glowing runway looks.我喜欢走出框框,用新的风格和概念挑战自己。I've been doing it for a year or so now so I certainly wouldn't consider myself an expert but I would say practice makes...pretty good.

Glamour: Since you started wearing makeup,你看到了对化妆男的文化态度的改变吗?

JC:我肯定看到了男人化妆的增加,but I wouldn't attribute that to myself.现在有很多很受欢迎的化妆师。我想一般来说,men in makeup are becoming more widely accepted and boys who want to experiment are more likely to because they see other boys being confident and rocking it.

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魅力:化妆通常被认为是微不足道的,但你认为它有能力讲述重要的故事吗?

JC:我想是的!For many people,myself included,makeup is a form of artistic expression,“漂亮”不仅仅是一些粉末和奶油。

Glamour: Now that your photos are going viral,你想让别人从中学到什么?

JC:我只想让别人知道做你自己,不要害怕别人的想法。

本次访谈经过编辑和浓缩。