Jelena Peric’s Tips For Beauty Bloggers To Grow Their Following
Jelena Peric is a 25-year-old beauty and fashion blogger based in Croatia. If you’ve ever visited her Instagram or YouTube channel, you know her personal style stands out as well as her flawless makeup skills. Below we chat with Jelena about her favorite products, tips for success, and more.
What’s your favorite skincare product and why?
What do you think sets you apart from other MUAs?
Maybe because I’m European with a great accent. Well, I aspire to do awesome makeup looks, but with a natural outcome, but sometimes even with colors.
When you created your YouTube Channel, how long did it take before you had a big following?
I created my YouTube channel five months ago and I think I still don’t have a big following since I’m on 63,000 but I’m thankful and love every one of them!
When you are out for the day, what products are in your purse?
Definitely a lip balm, setting powder, and a lipstick that I’m wearing that day.
What was the most challenging part about becoming a MUA?
You know, working with people is always challenging, but since I stopped being a MUA and started “working” as a beauty blogger, the most challenging part is to be creative every single day without disappointing my followers.
What are some tips for anyone looking to join the beauty industry with no huge following yet?
Just practice a lot, start posting on a daily basis and always hashtag the biggest names on Instagram that are related to the beauty community and eventually they will recognize you.
What are your favorite apps on your phone?
Facetune, VSCO, and Snapseed.
What’s some advice for anyone looking to increase their supporters?
Just be yourself and people will follow. Sometimes they will not like you, and that’s okay. My motto is: “It’s better to create something that others criticize than to create nothing and criticize others.”
What’s your favorite technology to take your pictures with and why?
I like to combine a professional camera & iPhone. I also have a lighting set-up in my studio for more professional looking photos and iPhone for more personal approach.
What was your hardest makeup technique to learn?
Eyeliner! I still don’t like to do it.
Where would you like to see yourself in 3 years?
I would like to have my own clothing & beauty line.
What products do you suggest for beginners?
Foundation, bronzer, classic smokey eye eyeshadow palette, & nude lipstick. And of course a highlighter.
Who/what motivates you to reach your highest potential?
I know it’s going to sound like a cliche, but, myself. You should never compare yourself to others, because everyone’s path is different, and there’s a place for everyone, as long as you’re realistic in what you do. And that’s the key to success.