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Elliana Vatel is the 18-year-old queen of avant garde beauty on Instagram

We chatted to Uggiebbyboy about her aesthetic influences, top products and why makeup is her therapy

August 19, 2018

Elliana Vatel a.k.a Uggiebbyboy is an 18 year-old makeup artist and mortuary science student from Orlando Florida, by way of New York City. With 9k followers on Instagram, Elliana’s iconic looks have gained a cult-like following amongst creatives and makeup lovers alike. We caught up with Elliana to find out what she uses to achieve her signature looks, her skincare routine and why makeup is her therapy here.

 

Hey Elliana Vatel, how did you first get into makeup?

In high school, I used to wear makeup to be more attractive and popular. I was extremely self conscious of my appearance and "status", so I used it to be more normal and appealing. Now I use it for self expression and to have fun.

How would you describe your aesthetic?

If I had to categorize it, I’d have to say "avant garde". I use bright colors and color schemes to contrast my dark skin. I love mixing things up like vintage and goth or even clownish aesthetics all in one look. Whatever my mood is, my makeup and clothes follow. I’m inspired by goth, punk, pastel and the nature around me.

“I love mixing things up like vintage and goth or even clownish aesthetics all in one look.”
 

Where do you get your inspiration from?

Honestly, I would say I get my inspiration from myself. I’m just having fun and being authentic.   

“Honestly, I would say I get my inspiration from myself. I’m just having fun and being authentic.”

What are your top 5 beauty products for your Uggiebbyboy looks?

CraftSmart Acrylic paint (nontoxic)
Cheap dollar store lipsticks (for mixing weird colors)
Maybelline foundation
BH cosmetics eyeshadow palettes
Milani lipsticks

 

What’s your skin care routine?

I have a pretty extensive/religious skin care routine. I shower and shave everyday and scrub my face with a soft exfoliate maybe twice a day. Sometimes I use a cleansing spinning brush for a deep cleanse with charcoal soap or citrus soap. I moisturize with either coconut oil, shea butter at night and rose oil for the day. I use many acne creams for acne prevention and getting rid of dark spots. I also use Korean masks weekly.

What’s a cool beauty tip?

I use Nivea men’s post shave balm as a primer and as a glitter adhesive.

“I use Nivea men’s post shave balm as a primer and as a glitter adhesive.”

What do you do for self-care?

My makeup is self care because it reflects my mood and it's my therapy. But sometimes I tend to release myself with music.

“My makeup is self care because it reflects my mood and it's my therapy.”
 

What song do you have on repeat?

Damn that's too hard, I’d say the Pulse Demon album by Merzbow.

What was a show or film you watched recently and loved?

Venture Bros.

 

What Instagram accounts should we follow right now?

@casperblaise @hoebarf @matieresfecales

Where can we see more of your looks?

@uggiebbyboy