Before building up a fan base of about 3.3 million Instagram followers and 2.3 million YouTube followers that live for his gorgeous makeup looks, Patrick Starrr had some offline detractors. A manager at one of his pre-beauty vlogger jobs used to tell him to remove his makeup. Starrr shared about this eye roll-inducing experience after doing Katy Perry’s makeup this weekend. ICYMI the pop singer put her life on a live stream for four whole days. She went to therapy, ranked her exes’s sexual prowess, and got her makeup done by some famous beauty YouTubers including Starr and Kandee Johnson.
After giving Perry a neutral smoky eye look, lining her lower lash lines in a trendy cobalt blue, and adding some peach to her cheeks, Starrr posted the final look on Twitter. His caption read, “I DID KATY PERRY’s MAKEUP TODAY! I hope the manager at my old job that told me to wipe off my makeup 👀 this! Makeup is a one size fits ALL!” This tea is scalding. And it gets better.
Starrr told seventeen.com that his old job wasn’t at a movie theater or fast food restaurant where makeup isn’t a staple. He was working at a cosmetics counter in Orlando, FL, in 2012 when this happened. “The manager said it wasn’t department store-friendly and asked me to wear ‘boy glam’ instead of the blue cut crease smoky eye,” Starrr told the publication. Excuse me, but what is “boy glam”? And what is wrong with a blue cut crease? It’s no wonder that Starrr is so devoted to his motto of “makeup is one size fits all.”
About a year later, a manager at another makeup counter asked Starr to change his makeup, too. “This was when I was wearing polka dot black and white eyeliner,” he added. (We wish we could see a picture of that. It sounds amazing.)
As you could imagine, Starrr was devastated both times. “It made me feel so upset,” he told seventeen.com. “I remember apologizing so many times. I remember crying in the back when they asked me the second time to wipe it off and in my head, I was thinking to myself, ‘I’ll set the trend one day.” And in Starrr’s case, ask, and work your ass off, and you shall receive.