After a six-year battle with cancer, makeup guru and honorary Cover Girl Talia Castellano passed away yesterday at the age of thirteen. Talia first caught our eye with her amazing YouTube beauty tutorials — namely the clip above, where she created a pro-quality smoky eye without even using a mirror. Her impeccable makeup skills were matched only by her inspiring attitude and sunny disposition, which never faltered despite her illness. The executives at CoverGirl also took note, and during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, DeGeneres and the brand named her an honorary Cover Girl. “We are honored to have known Talia and grateful for all the ways she showed us what true beauty means,” CoverGirl Vice President and General Manager Esi Eggleston Bracey said in a statement. “She inspired millions with her strength, personality and talent. Talia has touched our CoverGirl family forever, and we’re thankful to have been a part of her life.” You will be missed, Talia.
Click the box below to view Talia’s video tutorials.