The Interview — Deepica Mutyala, On-Air Beauty Expert and YouTube Personality
As a little girl growing up in a South Asian community in Texas, Deepica Mutyala stood out for two reasons: her love of beauty and her obsession with the Big Apple. She has previously worked at L'Oreal and most recently at Birchbox, a role that exposed to her the latest innovations in beauty and helped her build a rolodex of top stylists, celebrity makeup artists, and brand CEOs as well as giving her exposure to doing videos for Birchbox in addition to her day job. With her product expertise and on-camera experience, she thought ‘why not create my own channel where I can share everything I've learned through the years?’ Deepica launched her YouTube channel in January 2015 around the premise of “beauty decoded”. Today, Deepica is based in Manhattan living out her dreams as a full time YouTube personality and on-air beauty expert. Keep up to date with Deepica and all her advice on beauty by checking out her site and following her on Instagram, Twitter and of course YouTube!
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What do you love most about your work:
The emails I get from people telling me that I’ve inspired them whether that be professionally or in their beauty routine... it means the world.
One piece of advice you would give your 18-year-old self:
In the wise words of Ms. Taylor Swift: “haters gonna hate, heartbreakers gonna break, but shake it off.” Also, trust your intuition more than you realize—you’re right about it.
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Skincare product you can’t live without:
Sheet masks! With all the traveling, my skin would not survive without them.
Go-to workout song on your most recent playlist:
Anything DJ Khaled... don’t judge me!
Your motto in life:
Be bold—both my life and beauty motto.
Your celebrity crush and why:
Beyonce, because she taught me that girls run the world and I mean it’s Queen B—who doesn’t have a crush on her?
On Sunday, we’ll find you wearing:
A long sleep tee... SO COMFY!
You decompress each day by:
A heavy body glass (or two…) of red wine.
The trend you hope never goes out of style:
Sneakers!!!! I am awful at heels.
Where does your credit card get the most use:
UBER EVERYWHERE... FML. Also, Postmates... I really need to learn to cook!!!!!