Episode 7 of British Beauty Council’s ‘Career Insights’ Gary Thompson AKA ‘The Plastic Boy’ speaks with Pillar President, Education, Elizabeth Barnett Lawton.
In this week’s Career Insights episode Elizabeth Barnett Lawton speaks with pioneer Gary Thompson, AKA ‘The Plastic Boy’, who breaks the boundaries of traditional make-up and beauty as a content creator, blogger, and make-up artist.
Gary shares the evolution of his influencer identity from how he first got into beauty, learning his make-up skills from the counter at MAC to gaining a large following on YouTube. Gary also talks about his experience in the beauty industry as a black male beauty blogger, and how he maintains his mental health to avoid burnout.
Listen in for Gary’s tips and tricks in becoming an influencer including his tech-equipment must-haves, secrets to beat the algorithm, and how to create a community from your passion.