Please find the makeup tutorial starring a male with the most views on YouTube. Note how many views he has on this video. Also, please find 5 scientific and 5 famous literary references to men wearing makeup.

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Please find the makeup tutorial starring a male with the most views on YouTube. Note how many views he has on this video. Also, please find 5 scientific and 5 famous literary references to men wearing makeup.

The makeup tutorial starring a male that has the most views on YouTube appears to be "The Power of Makeup" by Patrick Starrr, with over 9 million views. Five scientific facts about men wearing makeup include stats about why males wear makeup and the reaction many males have when they do wear makeup. Although famous literary references to men wearing makeup are scarce, both older works of literature as well as newer novels and non-fiction have mentioned men wearing various types of makeup, including eyeliner and rouge. See below for my research findings regarding this topic.

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After examining more than 200 YouTube makeup tutorials featuring male hosts out of the over 5 million videos, I have discovered that "The Power of Makeup" by Patrick Starrr has the most views, with 9,540,099 since it was published in August 2015. The videos with the most views appeared within the first few results, so I believe it is unnecessary to examine all 5 million videos to verify that "The Power of Makeup" is the most popular in terms of number views. After an hour of searching, the number of views per video was only getting smaller. Therefore, I have concluded that these results are accurate.

Patrick Starrr is a famous male beauty vlogger who discovered his passion for makeup when he was in high school and realized he could "Photoshop makeup on to the computer to eliminate blemishes, add blush, contour and shape brows." Following high school, Patrick worked at MAC Cosmetics, which allowed him to pursue his freelance photography while still being able to wear makeup every day for his job. He decided he needed another outlet that would allow him to wear makeup at all times, so he began his YouTube channel, which allowed him to continue building his makeup artistry. He now has 1.8 million YouTube subscribers and has turned "his love of makeup into a YouTube empire."

The YouTube makeup tutorial with a male host with the second highest number of views is "Drug Store Makeup Tutorial" by Jeffree Starr, with 6,111,115 views. In third place is "Reuben de Maid’s First Makeup Tutorial!," with 3,967,687 views and in 4th place is "Natural Korean Male Makeup" with 3,893,439 views.

Scientific Facts about Men Wearing Makeup

These five scientific facts about men wearing makeup have been taken from studies on men's attitudes toward makeup and stereotypes of males wearing makeup. The final scientific fact concerns why makeup for men needs to be specialized for their needs.

From the 2016 study, "Men’s attitude and motivation toward consumption of grooming products: A comparison of Chinese and
Pakistani male consumers:"

1. "Current research unhides the important factors motivating men cosmetic consumers of China and Pakistan. Self-image, social beliefs, health care, and aging are the most influencing factors for both countries."

From the 2017 study, "Uncovering Chinese Stereotypes and Their Influence on Adolescent Male Makeup Purchasing Behavior:"

2. "Sixty percent of participants had five to six years of experience using makeup and forty percent had two to four. Over seventy percent of them had worn makeup since secondary school. The reasons why they wore makeup were similar: they wanted to look presentable and ready for having their photo taken at any moment."

3. "Findings indicated that eighty percent of participants learnt how to use makeup from online forums and friends."

4. "Findings indicated that ninety percent of participants experienced negativity after wearing makeup."

From Jean Coutu, "one of the most trusted names in Canadian pharmacy retailing:"

5. Men's skin is different from women's skin, which makeup manufacturers need to take into account when developing new products. "How does a man’s epidermis differ from a woman’s? Because of testosterone, men’s skin is structured differently. And even though everyone has their own skin type, a man’s skin is generally:

Thicker. It contains more collagen.
Oilier. Because men have more sebaceous glands, their skin secretes more sebum. It is therefore oilier, shinier and prone to acne.
Prone to aging differently. The signs of aging appear later, but then progress quickly."

Literary References to Men Wearing Makeup

The availability of famous literary references to men wearing makeup was scarce. Although there are many references to cross-dressing and transgender characters, actual mentions of men wearing makeup is rare. However, I was able to identify five times men wearing makeup has been referenced in literature, but it is important to note that not all references are from iconic works of art that are largely quoted or well-known. Despite my attempts to find such literary references, I was unable to uncover many findings. In addition, direct quotes from the actual texts were not always available. Instead, only the resultant literary analysis could be found (i.e. in the case of "The Queen of the Damned"). Please note that several sources older than 24 months were used due to the lack of information available.

From "The Toilet of Flora or A Collection of the Most Simple and Approved Methods of Preparing Baths, Essences, Pomatums, Powders, Perfumes, and Sweet-Scented Waters" by Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz, published in 1874:

1. In the 19th century, men "took rather good care of themselves." In fact, in the early part of the century, men, who were called "fops or beaus" used a "used a large amount of beauty products such as anti-freckle night masks, tooth powder, cold cream or even perfumed mouth water and were often targeted in beauty advertising." As such, Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz's book taught men (and women) how to make their "own rouge paste made of creuse or vermilion."

From "The Queen of the Damned" by Anne Rice, published in 1988:

2. The androgynous character Lestat, who is biologically a male, Rice implied that "the movement away from culture-bound gender designations and the development of a whole personality that combines strong elements of female and male traits regardless of physiology." Thus, in the book, "woman may adopt male hairstyles and men may wear feminine dress and makeup."

From "Empire of Alexander the Great" by Debra Skelton and Pamela Dell, published in 2005:

3. This is a non-fiction look at Alexander the Great's reign brings up the fact that the warrior often wore makeup. It says, "Alexander the Great wore makeup for both aesthetic and health reasons. Eye makeup 'protected the delicate skin around the eyes, kept off flies… and sheltered the eyes from the sun's glare.'"

From "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins, published in 2011:

4. Cinna is the stylist for the main character Katniss and he is often described as wearing gold eyeliner. Katniss says, "I'm taken aback by how normal he looks. Most of the stylists they interview on television are so dyed, stenciled, and surgically altered that they're grotesque. But Cinna's close-cropped hair appears to be its natural shade of brown. He's in a simple black shirt and pants. The only concession to self-alteration seems to be metallic gold eyeliner that has been applied with a light hand. It brings out the flecks of gold in his green eyes."

From Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, published in 2013:

5. This is the book that was most referenced in terms of a male wearing makeup that I was able to find during two hours of research. It is considered adolescent fiction and is about a boy named Park who likes wearing makeup. One direct quote from the book is, "Park wondered if it was just the eyeliner that had done it—or if the eyeliner had been the pencil that broke the camel's back. Like Park had spent sixteen years acting weak and weird and girlie, and his dad had borne it on his massive shoulders. And then one day, Park put on makeup, and that was it, his dad just shrugged him off."


Male beauty vlogger Patrick Starrr has the top makeup tutorial for men video on YouTube with over 9 million views. Five scientific facts about men wearing makeup come from recent studies on men's attitudes and stereotypes on the male beauty industry. Five literary references include those from "The Toilet of Flora," "The Queen of the Damned," "Empire of Alexander the Great," "The Hunger Games," and "Eleanor & Park."