Photographer: Paris Helena

Say hello to our May cover star, Claire Marshall! Claire opened up to us about moving across the country to focus on video content and her ultimate career goals. 

How have you changed over the last 5 years?

Wow, a lot has happened in the last 5 years, so I think I’ve changed a lot! 5 years ago I was still new to LA, things were starting to get serious with YouTube, and I’ve gone through some personal trials but I’m really glad I’ve experienced all of it. I’ve had to grow up a lot and I’ve learned so much about myself in the process.

Featured talent: Claire Marshall

What was your job before you started your channel?

I was a makeup artist before I started posting videos on my channel. I had been freelancing in New York and later moved to LA which is when I decided to explore creating video content a bit more. I had been watching beauty videos for a while but didn’t think that I’d get into until I was in LA. I was new to the city and didn’t really know anyone so it gave me an outlet as I started to get settled and I discovered that I was having a lot more fun editing videos!

What is your favorite type of content to create?

I like putting fun twists on what might be a familiar beauty video or something that has more of a story or feeling attached. I think a lot of my followers have seen that kind of creative discovery and change over the years on my channel and I love that I can create something that may be a very personal to me or my situation, but others will see too and make their own connection with it.

Featured talent: Claire Marshall

Where do you find inspiration?

Anywhere and everywhere really. I find inspiration can really strike at any time, it’s just a question of whether or not you’re receptive to it.

What is your ultimate career goal?

I don’t know that I have an ultimate goal. That may sound mindless but I mean that I have a few things I’d like to accomplish in my professional life but not one thing that stands at the top because I just want to keep testing the limits. As cheesy as it may sound, I just want to be proud of whatever it is I’m doing and help others.

Featured talent: Claire Marshall

How would you describe your personal style? Who is your style icon?

I always have to think about this question because I never considered myself to really have a style. I’d say I’m pretty simple. Jeans and a t-shirt kinda gal at heart. As for style inspiration, the first one that comes to mind is Alison Mosshart for her effortless badass vibe.

Do you have any upcoming projects you can tell us about?

I’ve got a few “career goal” things coming in the future that I’m excited for…but you’ll just have to wait and see!

Featured talent: Claire Marshall

Favorite fragrance? Byredo Gypsy Water

Coffee or tea? Coffee, no question.

Skin care or makeup? Makeup

Instagram Stories or Snapchat? Instagram Stories, sorry Snapchat!

Bun, ponytail, or down? Down

One word to describe your daily life? Charming

Favorite song of the moment? Anything off of Khalid’s album haha

Featured talent: Claire Marshall