Manny Gutierrez who is professionally known as Manny MUA was born on April 4, 1991. He is a makeup artist, beauty guru, and YouTube personality. He’s gained a lot of success in the beauty industry due to his skills and strong social media presence.
Manny Gutierrez Net Worth as Of 2018: $500,000 dollars
Manny Gutierrez grew up in a strict Mormon family in San Diego, California. His interest in makeup started while he watched his mother put on makeup. He told Teen Vogue:
“I have always been fascinated with it. As a child, I would watch my mom get ready for work and just sit there for hours watching her transform. However, it wasn’t until much later on that I really started to dabble in makeup myself.”
Before pursuing a career in the beauty industry, Manny had to overcome a few obstacles with his family. First, he revealed to his parents that he was gay, they offered their “help,” by sending him therapy. After Manny became depressed, his family accepted his sexuality.
While Manny was always interested in makeup, he felt pressured by his family to pursue a career in the medical field. After revealing to his family that he preferred a career in the beauty industry, his family wasn’t very supportive, at first. Despite their disapproval, he followed his passion and started working at Sephora and MAC in California.
The beauty guru launched his YouTube channel in April 2014. He quickly gained over 235,000 followers within the first eight months of starting his channel.
With that many followers, you’re bound to get the attention of other popular beauty influencers. His online success led to makeup partnerships. Manny MUA and MakeupGeek collaborated on an eyeshadow pallet and released it on February 2016, and it sold out within 20 minutes. In April 2016, Manny partnered with Ofra on three lip products.
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You guys… My palette collab with @makeupgeekcosmetics is almost sold out and will be gone forever… I'm so sad! This is crazy! I always knew it was going to be limited edition but now that's it's almost gone I'm not ready! 😂😂 thank you for all the love regarding this palette 💛 I love you guys so much.
In January 2017, Manny was named the brand ambassador for Maybelline. This makes him the second male to be a spokesperson for a beauty brand.
In April 2017, Manny was the only male listed in People’s Most beautiful. This same month, Manny and Jeffree Star launched a makeup set on April 8th. However, right before its release, Blackmoon Cosmetics sued Manny MUA and Jeffree Star for copywriting and logo infringement. Within a few days, they resolved the issue.
Manny won his first award in November 2017, taking home the 2017 Makeup Influence of the year.
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HOLYYY SHIIIIIT YALL! WE WON!!! Thank you guys so much for voting me Makeup Influencer of 2017! Seriously it was a HUGE honor just to be nominated! Congrats to all those nominated and also won! The beauty community is stronger together ❤️ Ps who else is getting The Rock vibes with the black turtle and chain? HAHAHAHAHHAA I can't! Photo – @isaacsterling @gettyentertainment Styling – @ijosephzee
Forbes featured Manny MUA in 2018’s 30 Under 30: Arts and Style.
Manny has also worked with YSL Beauty and Dior Makeup and plans on launching his own makeup line in 2018.