Jaclyn Hill

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Jaclyn Hill
Personal information
BornJaclyn Roxanne Eilers
(1990-07-20) July 20, 1990 (age 29)
NationalityAmerican
ResidenceTampa, Florida
OccupationYouTuber
ReligionChristian
Spouse(s)
Jon Hill
(m. 2009; div. 2018)
Websitejaclynhillmakeup.com jaclyncosmetics.com
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2011–present
GenreBeauty
Subscribers5.9 million
(June 29, 2019)
Total views514+ million
Updated June 14, 2019

Jaclyn Roxanne Hill (née, Eilers; July 20, 1990 - August 19, 2019)[1] is an American entrepreneur and internet personality who gained popularity via her YouTube channel.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Jaclyn Eilers grew up near Mineral, Illinois on a farm that had been in her family for four generations.[4][5]

In 1998, Jaclyn's family—including her father James, mother Robin, older brother Nicholas, and older sister Rachel—moved to Tampa, Florida, after her father said he was called by God to pursue missionary work and become an evangelist. For the next several years, the family traveled to countries including India and Honduras to preach Christianity.[6] Hill has been estranged from her father since her parents' divorce in 2012.[7]

Hill was homeschooled during her childhood.[6] She attended college in Sarasota, Florida where she studied photography.[8] Hill formerly worked as a freelance makeup artist and at a MAC Cosmetics store.[9]

Career[edit]

YouTube[edit]

In 2011, Hill started her YouTube channel, which became known for its celebrity makeup tutorials.[2] In July 2017, she filmed a video with reality mogul Kim Kardashian West, titled "Get Ready with Me & Kim Kardashian", which has become one of Hill's most viewed videos.[10]

Collaborations[edit]

In 2015, Hill collaborated with Australian cosmetics brand BECCA to release a highlighter called "Champagne Pop". Beauty retailer Sephora sold more than 25,000 units of "Champagne Pop" within 20 minutes of its release, breaking sales records. BECCA was bought by Estée Lauder for $200 million in 2017.[11][12]

In 2015, Hill also collaborated with Morphe Cosmetics, creating a palette containing her favorite Morphe eye shadows. She released a limited-edition, gem-encrusted makeup brush set with Morphe in 2016, as well as a second eye shadow palette, under the marketing name "Jaclyn Hill x Morphe", in 2017. All three products sold out quickly after their release dates. In June 2018 Hill released her vault collection with Morphe. She said in her vault release video that these were the shades she didn't choose for her Morphe X Jaclyn Hill palette. The vault consists of 4 palettes with 10 pans. They too sold out quickly after release.[13][14]

Hill's collaborations with BECCA and Morphe were reported to have sold $10.7 million and $12.2 million in EMVs, respectively.[15]

Jaclyn Cosmetics[edit]

On May 23, 2019, Hill published a YouTube video announcing the launch of her namesake brand, Jaclyn Cosmetics, which included descriptions and swatches of the 20 nude "So Rich Lipstick" shades to be released within the week. This announcement was initially met with mostly positive reactions from long-time fans, but yielded some criticism for her definition of a perfect nude shade, photos that showed some inconsistencies with pigment, and a lack of reviews from others in the beauty community. On May 30, 2019, 20 nude lipsticks were released through her website and, despite mild controversy, product sold out within the first day and seemingly proved to be successful.[16] Upon the receipt of their orders, customers quickly noticed issues in quality and stated that their lipstick either arrived melted or that it broke after a single use. While some defended the brand by saying hot temperatures and shipping conditions were to blame, many continued to voice more pressing concerns on social media. Photos were shared that depicted various flaws in the product, such as air bubbles, gritty texture, hair and mold.[17] Hill was quick to refute the claims by stating that she had not seen anyone complain, and suggested that the use of the lipstick in conjunction with other lip products was the cause of compromised quality. However, she encouraged customers to reach out to her and her team if they were dissatisfied in any way and promised to either compensate the customer or replace the product.[16]

In more severe cases of dissatisfaction, reports began surfacing of allergic reactions to the product. Various symptoms that were reported included but were not limited to itching, swelling, redness, and cold sores.[18] A petition was created calling for the lipsticks to be recalled, to which Hill did not respond. Hill addressed the growing concern on June 12, 2019 by publishing a video to her YouTube channel titled "My Lipsticks", in which she explains the potential causes of damage, extends her apologies to fans and customers, and reiterates to viewers that she intends to compensate those who share their dissatisfaction with her team.[19]

Hill's apologies and her explanations were not well received by fans and the YouTube community and the backlash grew.[20] Hill deleted her Instagram and Twitter accounts on July 3, leaving only her YouTube channel available to the public.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Hill lived in Tampa, Florida.[2] She married drummer Jon Hill in August 2009. After almost 9 years of marriage, the couple announced their divorce on May 16, 2018. Hill stated, "We made good friends, not partners in life."[22]

In early January 2019, Hill implied that her husband had cheated on her in a reply to fan speculation on Twitter.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marriage Record". Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hillsborough County, Florida. September 2, 2009. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Fogarty, Lisa (June 6, 2017). "Seeing Jaclyn Hill's Name Everywhere but Still Don't Know Who She Is? Here's Help". POPSUGAR Beauty. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "Top 15 Beauty Bloggers in World". Women's Tribe. May 10, 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Northoftampa: Going where God tells them". SP Times. August 16, 2017. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  5. ^ Stewart, Amanda (March 20, 2017). "Jaclyn Hill's Net Worth - Saving Advice". Saving Advice. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Bowie, Melia (March 15, 2002). "Going where God tells them". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  7. ^ Hill, Jaclyn (March 23, 2015). "Q&A - Marriage | Kids | Divorce | Food". YouTube. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  8. ^ Hill, Jaclyn (March 13, 2016). "Girl Talk - My Dysfunctional Relationship". YouTube. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  9. ^ Willingham, Jessica (August 4, 2015). "9 Jaclyn Hill Videos You Need To Watch Right Now, Because She Is A Makeup Queen". Bustle. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  10. ^ "jaclynhill1 Most Viewed YouTube Videos". Social Blade. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  11. ^ Wischhover, Cheryl (June 22, 2017). "The Fascinating Life Cycle of a $200 Million Beauty Brand". Racked. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  12. ^ Weinswig, Deborah (May 15, 2017). "How Social Media Influencers Helped Turn NYX And Becca Into Multimillion-Dollar Cosmetics Brands". Forbes. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  13. ^ Guglielmetti, Petra (September 5, 2016). "Everything Jaclyn Hill Touches Sells Out Instantly". Glamour. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  14. ^ Statz, Augusta (June 21, 2017). "Is The Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Eye Shadow Palette Sold Out? This Product Is Very Popular". Bustle. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  15. ^ Strugatz, Rachel (November 20, 2017). "Digital Download: Celebrity or Influencer?". WWD. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  16. ^ a b Krause, Amanda (June 14, 2019). "A complete timeline of beauty YouTuber Jaclyn Hill's disastrous lipstick launch". Insider Inc. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  17. ^ Dooley, Tatum (June 17, 2019). "This Is Why Jaclyn Hill, James Charles, and Laura Lee Don't Wear Makeup in Their Apology Videos". Teen Vogue. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  18. ^ Krause, Amanda (June 13, 2019). "Some people say their lips have become swollen and covered in bumps after using lipstick created by YouTuber Jaclyn Hill". Business Insider Inc. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  19. ^ Hill; Jaclyn (June 12, 2019). My Lipsticks. YouTube. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  20. ^ Maggie Mae Fish (July 8, 2019). Jaclyn Hill, Lipstick and Capitalism: A Love Story. YouTube. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  21. ^ Sharma, Jeena (July 3, 2019). "Jaclyn Hill Has Deleted All of Her Social Media". Paper. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  22. ^ LaCroix, Emy (May 25, 2018). "Beauty Influencer Jaclyn Hill Reveals Why She's Divorcing Her Husband: We Made Good Friends, Not Partners". Life and Style. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  23. ^ Newby, Blake. "Jaclyn Hill Implied That Her Ex-Husband Cheated On Her, And The Tea Is Piping Hot". Revelist. Revelist. Retrieved June 21, 2019.

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