It’s officially festival season. Even though we’re still attending events mostly virtually, YouTube just announced the first YouTube Beauty Festival featuring guests like Millie Bobby Brown, Emma Chamberlain, and more! Let’s get into it.
As vaccines roll out, hopefully, we’re getting closer and closer to the day when we can all attend events together again, especially major festivals!
But until then, YouTube is holding us over with their newly announced YouTube Beauty Festival. It’s no secret that YouTube’s beauty community is one of the most influential on the platform, and now YouTube is celebrating that with their very first festival.
According to People Magazine, the event will bring together content creators, public figures, and celebrities to discuss all things beauty. As far as virtual events go, it actually sounds awesome! Obviously, it would be better in person, so hopefully, that can happen next year!
The festival will kick off on May 14th on the youtube.com/fashion page, and it will be hosted by YouTube’s Head of Fashion and Beauty— Derek Blasberg. And the event is set to be star-studded. Like Millie Bobby Brown, Jessica Alba, Pharrell Williams, Miranda Kerr, and more, celebrities are all set to appear at YouTube’s first-ever beauty summit.
Fans know that Millie has her very own beauty and skincare brand called Florence by Mills, so we know that’s a discussion we won’t want to miss! And on the influencer front, Emma Chamberlain, Patrick Starrr, and Manny MUA are also slated to participate in the Beauty Festival.
This makes sense, as these three have become some of the platforms’ biggest creators over the years and have all made their mark in both the beauty and fashion spaces. At YouTube’s Beauty Festival, these stars and other guests will participate in panels about the history of the beauty industry, diversity in the beauty community, and more.
Some of the programmings has already been revealed, including the “Black Beauty Roundtable” with YouTube’s very own Chanel Tyler, “Ask a Drag Queen” with RuPaul’s Drag Race winners Monet X Change and Bob the Drag Queen, and “Pharrell Glow” where Pharrell promises to spill his secrets behind his flawless skin. And like I said, as of now, this event is totally virtual, but according to People Magazine, YouTube is already planning and hoping to hold this festival in person next year.
Derek Blasberg spoke to People about the event, and while he didn’t reveal too much, he did say that “We have a few more tricks with a few other top creators and beauty industry pioneers up our sleeve, so watch this space!” We will definitely be watching starting May 14th to see who else attends this exciting event.
Obviously, fans pointed out that some major beauty influencers’ names are left off this list, like James Charles and Jeffree Starr.
It’s unclear if they had any plans to be involved in this event at any point, but it seems like perhaps due to all the scandal and controversy surrounding them, they will not be participating in this event. James also recently was removed as host from his YouTube original series, Instant Influencer.
We’ll keep you guys posted if we hear anything else about who will be attending The YouTube Beauty Festival. But for now, stay here to find out who is replacing James Charles as host of Instant Influencer. And let us know down in the comments below if you’ll be tuning in to YouTube’s beauty festival or if you are totally burnt out on virtual events.