Belfast TikTok star Olivia Neill shares her finest magnificence secrets and techniques

In case you’re a magnificence lover on TikTok, likelihood is you’ve got noticed Belfast girl Olivia Neill who has garnered a staggering 1.3 million followers on the social media platform.

Though YouTube is the place she first turned well-known and the place she gained over 785,000 subscribers, she admits that TikTok is the place she spends most of her time today.

Olivia moved to London two years in the past on the ripe previous age of 18, and two years later she discovered herself the face of Rimmel’s new Thrill Seeker Mascara, an unmissable marketing campaign launched in London’s blackcabs and Superdrugs throughout the UK. .

@olivianeill AHH I can lastly share my favourite mascara with you guys, hope you want mascara @rimmellondon #ThrillSeeker #fyp ♬ unique sound – rimmellondon

The social media celebrity is thought for his tremendous chatty weekly YouTube vlogs the place he makes movies that discuss to the digital camera about something and all the things. Her easygoing demeanor makes it seem to be listening to her essentially the most pure factor on this planet, like an extended WhatsApp voice be aware in your busiest group chat.

A grasp of many platforms, I wasn’t shocked to see Olivia launch a podcast final November. Internal monologue with Olivia Neill that is half-hour of continuous chat recorded on Olivia’s sofa (with a blanket on her head and a microphone in her hand) each week.

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Olivia got here to our Zoom interview trying superb with piercing inexperienced eyeshadow and dream blow dry. I caught up with the social media star to search out out about her skincare secrets and techniques and her profession objectives.

Olivia, congratulations in your fantastic Rimmel marketing campaign! Inform us a bit in regards to the shoot.

It was loopy! I’ve actually by no means finished something on this scale in my life, it was an enormous manufacturing! I went to the studio for a part of the day, then we went on an open high bus round London. There was an enormous movie crew, I felt like I used to be an actress in a film. The way in which they’ve distributed it now all over the place, I’ll see it on the black cabs passing by as I am going round. When I’m watching The island of affection in my dressing robe with a big bowl of pasta, I’ll seem on the display: it’s so lovely!

Picture courtesy of Rimmel

You solely moved to London two years in the past and have already splashed everywhere in the metropolis. How does it really feel?

That is loopy! I did not assume beginning YouTube would occur!

Talking of YouTube, I really like watching your channel. I actually loved your Parisian vlog the place you had been superb (regardless of a language barrier in hairdressers). How would you describe your make-up and your magnificence model?

It is all the time altering, I am actually impressed by the tendencies on TikTok and extra. I began sporting make-up on the age of 14 and I actually appreciated YouTube magnificence gurus. At the moment, everybody actually wished to placed on their face as a lot as they may, prefer it was a masks.

Whereas now, on the times I select to put on make-up as a result of lots of the days I do not do make-up, I actually like to enhance my pure options. I do not cowl many bases or something, I not too long ago had loads of enjoyable with eye make-up and I love to do completely different colours.

I’ve some inexperienced at present, I simply assume it is loads of enjoyable! It is a bit extra editorial, however I am actually experimenting with it.

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By way of magnificence merchandise, do you’ve gotten any favorites that all the time accompany you all over the place? Are there merchandise you want all the time with you?

Day by day I put on these three issues; Rimmel Thrill Seeker mascara and a lip liner with a lip balm on high. I do not put on basis however I’d put on a moisturizer as a result of I’ve fairly dry pores and skin and I exploit eyelash serum as a substitute of getting false lashes or extensions.

By way of lip liner, I really like the Rimmel one within the “Cappuccino” shade and my favourite lip balm is the “Laneige Lip Sleeping Masks”, it is my absolute favourite lip balm but it surely’s all the time out of inventory and it is fairly arduous to acquire.

I used to purchase the heaviest basis I might discover however now, even when I’ve spots, I do not thoughts simply leaving it, I wish to see everybody’s pores and skin and completely different textures.

Since I’ve dry pores and skin, I love to do loads of pores and skin prep: I exploit an ice curler, a primer and a cream and I additionally drink loads of water to moisturize my pores and skin.

Is there any moisturizer you’ve got discovered that helps your dry pores and skin?

Sure, I discovered one not too long ago! It is the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Evening Cream, it seems like a balm, it truly is that good. I not too long ago went on trip and burned my nostril, and it was peeling off a lot that I put it on and it fastened me.

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Your social media following is off the charts on so many platforms. Which platform do you end up spending essentially the most time consuming content material?

YouTube is essentially the most rewarding creatively, I spend a complete day filming and a few days enhancing. Clearly it is my OG platform, I really feel like I’ve my predominant viewers there.

I believe the one I spend essentially the most time on is TikTok, my display time is disgusting! I spend all my time on TikTok and doubtless get many of the content material on TikTok too as a result of it is actually quick and spontaneous, I prefer it sufficient that it is not very considerate and filtered.

I nonetheless use Instagram and write on a regular basis, however I believe it is a bit filtered, I do not actually like scrolling there.

What sort of content material do you want to look at?

I get loads of inspiration on TikTok, I get loads of inspiration for vogue, magnificence, hair, all the things from TikTok. My FYP [For You Page] they’re all lovely ladies who simply lip sync with the songs and I adore it a lot! In fact I’m served enjoyable TikToks and you may as well customise your FYP and mine is fairly enjoyable now!

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Did you discover it simple to dive into the podcasting scene final November?

I knew I had a knack for speaking an excessive amount of from my YouTube video and at any time when individuals mentioned to me “it’s best to begin a podcast” I’d reply no as a result of I like how I can edit my YouTube movies after I come upon my phrases and many others.

However I discovered this manufacturing firm actually nice, I used to be actually nervous in regards to the pilot, however I sat and chatted for an hour and realized I should not be afraid. Now I report it in my residence on the couch with a mic and my blanket over my head, my producer is on Zoom, I adore it a lot it is actually my remedy!

That is nice, I assumed you had been in a studio!

Generally I am going to the studio and really feel uncomfortable as a result of I discuss in regards to the grosser and extra trustworthy stuff after which I am sitting in a high-end manufacturing studio and feeling a bit inappropriate.

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You discuss all the things from abortion rights and relationships, to vogue and wonder. Do you assume it is very important contact on a variety of matters? What do you get the largest response to?

It is extra like I am speaking so brazenly, I am speaking about issues I’ve with shallowness or relationships, individuals texting me and saying “I believe we’re the identical particular person, we have now the identical interior monologue.” I believe it’s actually essential to make use of my platform to point out that my life shouldn’t be excellent, I believe typically social media influencers could make their life excellent with a reel of highlights, however I believe it is very important discuss in regards to the items not so excellent your life too.

It’s a must to run into your followers all over the place, what is the widespread factor they inform you?

They’re one in all two issues: actually baffled as a result of they by no means anticipated to stumble upon me, or they deal with me like they’re my finest pal, which I really love!

In the event that they take heed to my podcast or watch my YouTube, they know my household, my ex boyfriend is aware of issues which might be happening in my life they usually discuss to me like they’re an previous pal. I believe I’d be baffled although, I used to be having espresso the opposite day and I noticed a Netflix actor and I used to be shocked, I could not breathe or communicate so I believe I’d be baffled too!

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Do you assume social media creates an unrealistic expectation of magnificence by way of the filters and the superb make-up abilities we see on-line?

I undoubtedly discover myself evaluating myself with different individuals on-line, I do not know if that is new despite the fact that magazines, enhancing and retouching have been round for years. I used to be speaking about this in my podcast the place I mentioned I am actually towards face enhancement pictures the place individuals modify their our bodies and clean their pores and skin to look utterly excellent.

However then I spotted that I additionally put on make-up and can put on shapewear if I put on a good costume, so the place will we draw the road? It isn’t the true me if I’ve a face stuffed with make-up and shaping clothes, it is not sensible.

For me, if I do not like a photograph, I do not publish it and never everybody feels secure sufficient to put up an unfiltered photograph. However I really feel it is actually essential to not edit your pictures, when you evaluate your self with that you’re evaluating your self to one thing that is not even actual.

What does true magnificence imply to you?

I really feel like it might sound condescending, however I believe having religion in your self is admittedly cool, and you may truthfully fake till you possibly can too. It is a arduous place to succeed in and getting previous helps, after I was youthful I wore as a lot make-up as I might if I felt awkward and would not really feel lovely anyway and I believe it is as a result of I did not love myself.

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You will have been so profitable at such a younger age, what awaits you?

It is so tough to speak in regards to the future as a result of when you requested me two years in the past what I assumed I used to be doing I would not say it! I do not give it some thought an excessive amount of and I do not make too many objectives. The one objective I’ve is that I need to get a canine! I’d be actually completely satisfied if issues went the best way they’re, I might work with the manufacturers of my goals, get the very best alternatives and have essentially the most superb family and friends. I do not get stressed pondering an excessive amount of in regards to the future.

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