YouTube beauty star Nikkie de Jager (better known by her username NikkieTutorials) opened up about her true self on Monday (Jan. 13), revealing in a video titled “I’m Coming Out” that she is a transgender woman.
But OG NikkieTutorials fans love her, not only for her openness and ability to stay true to herself, but also her insane makeup skills. From colorful cut creases to smokey eyes and blinding highlights, Nikkie makes anything look incredible.
Because she’s so talented, she’s also worked with a slew of high-profile music stars, including Lady Gaga, Jessie J, Bebe Rexha and more, doing their makeup or partaking in a “Get Ready With Me” video together.
See below for NikkieTutorials’ best makeup collabs with musicians.
Upon the release of Gaga’s Haus Laboratories makeup line, the beauty guru used the songstress’ Glam Room Palette No. 1: Fame to create a funky pink smokey eye, complete with winged eyeliner and red lipstick.
Jessie J and Nikkie did their makeup together in collaboration with beauty brand, Makeup Forever. Nikkie opted for a soft, gem-encrusted mauve smokey eye, while the “Bang Bang” singer went for a “grungey-chic Lion King sunset” look.
The blonde bombshells did their makeup next to each other in this one, chatting while creating casual-yet-glam everyday makeup looks.
Kat Von D
Nikkie did her fellow makeup lover Kat Von D’s look using the tattooed star’s popular beauty brand. The end result is an edgy reddish-brown smoke with hints of glitter, perfect for the holidays.
In this fun “tutorial,” Snoop wasn’t doing any of the makeup himself. Instead, he narrated one of Nikkie’s tutorials. He hyped her up plenty while she created a sharp wing look. “When you close your eyes, you look like a butterfly. You’re beautiful,” the rapper said of the final look.