Whos is James Charles?

Whos is James Charles?

Lauren Gamboa and Kylee Ngo, Journalists

James Charles is a Makeup artist and social media influencer. He was born in Bethlehem, New York on May 23, 1999. James is mostly known for his amazing makeup skills and Youtube videos. He has also been in a lot of memes and jokes throughout his days on social media. You may also recognize his famous line, “ Hey Sisters!” that he does in every YouTube video. In most of his videos, he invites popular celebrities and idols so he can do their makeup ( neutral, glam or artistic ) while he asks questions about them. By doing this, their fans can get to know them better, and also what they think of things like drama and hate. He sometimes does simple tutorials while talking to the viewers, and challenge videos. 


The Drama

James can also be caught getting into a lot of drama. One of major situations was with his former friend, Tati Westbrook. In April 2019, Tati exposed James for using his fame and wealth to do wrong things just for himself. Tati also got really mad at him for promoting a product that was rivals with Tati’s company. This was a huge deal because she basically introduced James to the makeup industry and got him to where he was. Because of this incident, his YouTube subscribe count lost about 3 million subscribers in only a few weeks. The “Sister Squad” which included Emma Chamberlain and the Dolan Twins (Ethan Dolan and Grayson Dolan), left this squad because they also knew it was wrong. Fans were so mad at James that they started trashing his merch and his makeup pallet in posted videos. Lastly, he uploaded two youtube videos called “Tati” and “No more lies”. After these videos were uploaded, James Charles wasn’t as active on social media until the end of 2019. 

James is Back on Track


In January 2020, James Charles was back at the top when he started Tik Tok. He was posting videos with him dancing and everyone knew, including James, that he was terrible at it. People found this amusing and quickly forgot about the drama. He was also invited to the Hype House, which is a content house where social media influencers get to live in a mansion and collaborate together. James then started posting YouTube videos once more. A few months ago, fans noticed that James Charles and Emma Chamberlain started to follow each other on instagram again. Not much later, on James Youtube channel, he came out with the video Emma Chamberlain picks my outfit for a week. His and Emma’s followers were shocked but also excited that they had reunited. In That video, they explain that they are taking things slow with their friendship and are trying to get back where they were. James gets problems every once in a while but that happens to everyone. Furthermore, he has released a lot of new merch that sells out within only a few hours. 


Social Media


James is well known on all social platforms. He has 23.5 million subscribers on YouTube, 28 million followers on TikTok, verified on SnapChat, and more. One of his most known accomplishments is being the host of the T.V show “Instant Influencer”. On the show, makeup artists go through challenges and battles for about a month until the winner wins the grand prize. The series was a hit, and James got many compliments on his hosting. 


Overall, James Charles has come out to be an amazing person and creator that had his highs and lows, just like every human. Unfortunately he had bigger consequences because of his fame, but redeemed. He continues to grow everyday, and we can’t wait to see what comes in the future.



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