James Charles Quotes
1. I’m still confident as a boy, and I will always be a boy.
2. Men in makeup is becoming more widely accepted. But it’s going to take so much more open-mindedness to have it be a common thing.
3. I think it’s so important to love who you are and be comfortable in your own skin.
4. My style, I’d definitely describe as athleisure with a twist of gay, which I really, really live for.
5. I fell into makeup by accident, but I found my love for it, and once I realized that I could actually turn it into a huge business, that’s when I started taking it a little bit more seriously, but it’s always something that I knew could be something.
6. When I first started off doing makeup, I used to use literally the most intense, cement, full-coverage makeup ever, but I realized, hey, if you’re working really hard on your skincare routine, you don’t need this.
7. I only want to put out the best for myself and my subscribers.
8. My followers are some of the most loyal people out there. They know everything about me and my life. They know all my drama with guys that I have crushes on, all that stupid stuff that doesn’t really matter. But all that stuff allows me to build a close relationship with them.
9. Makeup is kind of becoming a more genderless concept, which is so cool and something that I’m all for.
10. I started my account to post pictures of client makeup I did to get more gals during prom season. I never in a million years would’ve expected to be where I am today, or even working with CoverGir
11. When I started wearing makeup, my parents….. were like, ‘You’re absolutely not wearing it out of the house.’ At first, I thought they were not happy with me wearing it, but later on, I realized it was out of fear of me getting bullied and ridiculed in school.
12. Makeup is an art form for me. It’s a form of expression, and it’s such a cool way to get my creative juices flowing.
13. I try new techniques and styles almost every day, so I’m always challenging myself.
14. My brows have definitely underwent quite the transformation since I started doing makeup. They used to be disgusting, and now they’re a lot better, and I’m happy with them.
15. Mascara can definitely be one of the hardest parts of the beauty routine. Nothing is worse than when you are applying your mascara, and you’ve worked an hour on the most flawless blended eye shadow, and with one slip of the finger, your mascara is all over your face.
16. I’ve been singing, literally, since I was born
17. CoverGirl putting my face on such an international scale did make a huge leap forward for men in makeup and for boys in beauty and for anybody wanting to express themselves.
18. I love doing supercrazy, avant-garde but still stunning looks.
19. Classic glam is beautiful and will never go out of style, but I like to try to push the envelope and create something new and inspiring.
20. I always like to pop on a Lilly Lash in the style Miami.
21. I love to do glam. But I also love a lot of creative, outside-of-the-box stuff.
22. I don’t care if someone makes fun of me, but if someone calls me a mean person or something, I reply. If you don’t like me in makeup, that’s OK. But I would like people to like me as a person.
23. Makeup is where my career is going, but I would love to also indulge in music. It’s still one of my absolute favorite things in the world.
24. Breaking gender norms just comes instantly as soon as a boy is comfortable and confident enough to put on makeup.
25. My passion is creating and marketing. That’s what I’m really, really good at, and that’s what I find the most stimulating for my brain to work on, so that’s what I really, really want to do as opposed to product creation.
26. I get really negative comments all the time, but the comments that really bother me are the ones that question my character.
27. I’m having fun. I’m being myself. I’m doing what I love. That’s all that matters.
28. I don’t usually leave the house with makeup on. I wear it only for special occasions; I’m too lazy to get up in the morning before school and get glam.
29. I used to do hair styling before I even thought about joining the makeup world!
30. I have pretty defined features: huge brows, very small eyelids, and a chunky nose. I love them all, but they’re definitely not the easiest things to work with when it comes to makeup, so I’ve really had to practice and see what I like on myself!
31. I was very immature – who isn’t at age 12? Let’s be real. Once I kind of figured myself out and grew as a person, I now have a ton of different friends and learned who I was.
32. I’m very bad at talking to boys. I’m not that great at it.
33. I can be confident with bare skin and with a full face.
34. My photos would not be as high quality without my dad. He’s a contractor, and together we converted an area in our basement into a makeup studio with a desk, a mirror lined with dimmable lights, and storage areas.
35. I would love to do a video with Harry Styles and sit with him and talk about, like, his music and One Direction and everything he has going on and all his amazing songs that have been coming out.
36. I feel like somebody who just is very understanding is my biggest thing – timing is a major issue for me – but also funny! Obviously I want someone really cute and fun and fresh for good Instagram pictures and that just makes me really happy.
37. I’m a super creative person and have always loved drawing and painting since I was super young, but makeup was a new avenue for me.
38. Men in makeup, obviously, is a very new concept. It has not been widely accepted in the past.
39. I definitely do not think of makeup as, like, a validation type thing. For me, it’s a creative outlet and an art form. It’s not like, ‘Oh my God, I need to feel pretty.’ It’s like, ‘This is so cool. I just created art on my face.
40. When I started doing makeup, I had no intention of doing drag.
41. There’s been thousands of very, very funny and also very, very nasty tweets about me.
42. If you’re ringing my doorbell eight times every three minutes and hiding behind my garbage cans, I will call the police. That is literally harassment.
43. I’m very, very open. I don’t really have a specific taste that I go for, just someone who gets it and is just fun and happy to be around and is proud of me is the No. 1 thing.
44. YouTube videos and practice have taught me all I know.
45. I’m very thankful for the platform I’ve been given, and I realize that I’m a role model for many people. I want to use my platform to spread positivity.
46. I always wear colored prescription contacts for my looks.
47. The first product I ever used was my mom’s foundation. When I was younger, I had pimples, so I just slapped it on and hoped it would fix the situation. It never did, because it was about 18 shades too light for me.
48. I’m self-taught, and fake eyelashes definitely took the longest to master. I glued my eyes shut at least 15 times.
49. I would love to have a boyfriend one day.
50. I do love a good dark guy. Maybe a beard – some sister scruff?
51. I’ve always been a very artsy person, and I always preach self-confidence and knowing your worth.
52. My parents started questioning me about whether or not I was transgender – whether or not I was trying to be a woman. It was a big argument.
53. I always take photos from my left side because my jaw line is stronger.
54. Faux-freckles are definitely a James Charles touch to any makeup look. I love adding them and have seen so many other people start trying them as well! They’re so cute!
55. I get a lot of fans who deal with poor mental health. But that’s the good thing about the Internet – that there are so many kids who can confide together and help each other out.
56. I hope to inspire others to be confident in their own skin and to love themselves with makeup or without.
57. I’ve always wanted to create athleisure; it’s my thing.
58. You can do anything you want because, at the end of the day, it washes right off. It’s just make-up, after all.
59. Beauty is for everyone, and I think that CoverGirl, being such a timeless and iconic brand, recognizing that is so important. It truly shows that we are becoming a more accepting industry.
60. I definitely do prefer more of masculine streetwear type of clothing, but I see a lot of young girls rocking the same type of stuff that I do.