If You Didn’t Know Mikayla Nogueira, Now You Do

TikTok’s most-loved makeup artist, Mikayla Nogueira. Mikayla is a 22-year-old makeup artist from Massachusetts who got TikTok famous by posting her creative makeup looks, favorite makeup products and much more. Mikayla’s TikTok career started last year, March 22nd, 2020 – just the beginning of Covid lockdown. During this time Mikayla was working at an Ulta near her home and was making TikToks ‘for fun’. Mikayla has said in many videos that makeup is her passion and she never imagined this being her new life. This MUA gained 4.5 million followers within just one year and has taken all of us along for the ride.

Photo from @mikaylanogueira on TikTok

Her first video, as seen above, was a ‘catfish video’ with the caption “definitely don’t go swimming with me on the first date.” This gold smokey eye look brought thousands of views, 743.5 thousand to be exact which started her TikTok career. The video starts off with her bare face of no makeup and then transitions into her finished look. So she’s a transition queen and a makeup artist? Get it, Mikayla!

Photo from @mikaylanogueira on TikTok

Going further with her platform, Mikayla gave her audience exactly what they wanted — tutorials. Who wouldn’t want to know how to flawlessly get a sharp winged eyeliner or the perkiest cheekbone? Mikayla delivered. She also gave tutorials on how to cover up pimples, how she got rid of her acne scars, how to do a ‘no-makeup makeup look’ and makeup routines for those with dry skin. She does it all!

Photo from @mikaylanogueira on TikTok

Following just seven months after starting TikTok, she decided to make it a full-time career and quit her job at Ulta. Since then, Mikayla has been making more content, got her own apartment, and continues to teach TikTok her beauty ways. You can find Mikaylas TikTok and Instragram @mikaylanogueira .

Tweet us @VALLEY mag if you checked out her profile and learned something new about makeup!


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