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If you were at Beautycon LA, chances are high that you spotted “it” makeup boy Ramsey Aguilera. Strutting around both days, covered neck-to-toe in silver glitter and Swarovski crystals, he — much like his IG videos — has a quality that’s hard to miss. Not to be lost among a growing crew of makeup boys, he doesn’t shy from infusing his Palestinian roots in his videos (he did a one makeup tutorial in Arabic, for example), which is noteworthy considering being openly gay is not the “norm” in his home country. The beauty of makeup.

“It’s really difficult considering the religious and cultural views,” Aguilera says. “I do get a lot of [negative] messages from Middle Eastern people but I look past it all and remind myself that this is what I’m meant to do… hopefully one day I’ll be able to break down that wall between the Western world and the Middle East, and show that we can live in America and still have pride in our culture and where we’re from.”

Aguilera stands out as one who’s not afraid to think outside the box with videos that at times are well…kind of shocking (cue the video where he reviews a placenta sheet mask that begins with him pretending to give birth..). We ask him about his creative process and being one of the few Palestinian makeup boys making a name for himself in the beauty world:

How do you come up with your videos?

“Every single one of my videos typically will have a storyline attached to it with a meaning. Usually it’s about empowering yourself and taking your own creative and applying it to yourself and not worrying about what other people have to say. Do what makes you happy, and do what you want to do to your own face regardless of what others think about it. You better do it and slay honey!”

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What do you borrow from your culture for your videos?

“I just made my first Arabic video. I’m fluent in Arabic and love speaking it, and want to show the Middle Eastern world that it is OK for boys to express themselves with makeup. We’re not doing anything wrong and we’re not hurting anyone — we’re just expressing ourselves and being who we want to be in the world. I’m so blessed that my parents have been so supportive and I love them for that but like I said, it is hard. I just keep reminding myself that this is what I’m meant to do.”

Was it a process for your parents to come around at all?

“It wasn’t like they were supportive right off the bat — it took the whole two years and there are still things that they aren’t 100% accepting of yet, but we’re slowly working on it.”

How do you want to make your mark in the beauty industry?

“My goal is to support any artist that puts something out into the universe. I want to support that and say it’s ok to be yourself. And of course to all the boys who wear makeup, it’s a really emotional subject for me, cause there’s a lot of boys in the world that want to do makeup and they can’t due to their circumstances…it comes from deep inside, and it’s so personal.

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Why is that important to you?

“It’s so dangerous that we’re so closed off to hearing other people. We have to sit there and take it in and see people’s points of views and still hold onto your own, but try to understand where others are coming from and why they are thinking differently.”

How do you distinguish yourself from other beauty influencers?

“I’m eccentric and out there. I feel like it’s that extra push that maybe some others aren’t able to express in their videos. It’s great to have your own style of art, but mine is to pull the expression and emotions out of people through my work.”

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