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From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards

Ariel Tejada

Finalist in Beauty

About Ariel Tejada

Makeup maestro behind "the Kylie Jenner look," Ariel Tejada has built a coveted clientele from the art of the DM. Determinately taking to Instagram at age 17 to make a-list influencers take notice of his talents, Ariel’s "message them every day until they replied" persistence paid off, with Kylie Jenner responding asking to work with Ariel. From the Kardashians to Shay Mitchell to Chrissy Teigen, Ariel’s unwavering belief in himself continues to be richly rewarded by fans and clients, not totalling 2M+ followers on Instagram. With Kylie gifting her dear friend and with a diamond ring for his birthday in 2019 in a touching IG reveal. Ariel has solidified his spot among the make-up-great.

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