Jaclyn Hill

Who is Jaclyn Hill?

Jaclyn Hill is an American internet personality, active on YouTube, Instagram and other social media. She was born on 20th July 1990 on a family farm in Illinois. Her real name is Jaclyn Roxanne Eilers. Her family was very religious, which led them to Florida to practice missionary work. They have been travelling around the world in order to preach Christianity. In 2012 Jaclyn's parents divorced, and she hasn't been in much contact with her father ever since. Jaclyn was homeschooled by her mother as a child until she started to attend College in Sarasota, where she studied photography. She dropped out of her studies during the first year and found a job at MAC's local cosmetic store. She has worked there for some time as a freelance makeup artist.

Jaclyn Hill on YouTube

Jaclyn's journey as an influencer started in 2011 when she created her YouTube channel. Her Instagram account followed just a year after that, to publish photos of the finished looks. She started to post mainly eye makeup tutorials, and she proved to be a pro at it. She's able to teach her viewers everything from simple black eyeliner to deep smokey eyeshadow to look ready to hit the red carpet. But it's not just her skills. There's just something about her that makes her followers sit through the whole video, even if that particular topic isn't interesting for them.

If there were just one particular video that made her famous, it would be Get ready with me & Kim Kardashian. The video might feel nostalgic to Jaclyn's loyal long-term fans since her first tutorial was on Kim Kardashian's holiday makeup. After all, we could say that celebrity looks are something that Jaclyn specializes in. She's really good at imitating different celebrities' makeup and giving advice to her followers on how to accomplish similar looks.

Career of Jaclyn Hill

In 2015 Jaclyn was approached by BECCA, an Australian beauty company, to collaborate with them. She agreed, and not long after that, BECCA launched their most popular highlighter called Champagne Pop. Saying that it was a success would be an understatement since this highlighter shade broke several selling records and is still very popular many years later.

Her other collaborations included, for example, Morphe Cosmetics. Throughout two years, they released a makeup palette and a cosmetic brush set with help from Jaclyn.

Like many other important influencers, Jaclyn also decided to create her own makeup line. So she did it on May 2019 and named it after herself, Jaclyn Cosmetics. The first launch consisted of 20 nude lipstick shades, together called So Rich Lipstick. Besides some misunderstandings and a few worries about their quality, the line sold out within hours of the official launch. That's where things started to go downhill.

Jaclyn Cosmetics controversy

Within the first week, pictures of flawed lipsticks started to appear on the internet. At first, customers blamed the transportation system since the lipsticks were mostly just broken or melted. But soon after, people started to complain about air bubbles in their products, up to finding hair or plastic pieces.

In response to the hate, Jaclyn posted a YouTube video titled My Lipsticks. In the said video, she addressed all of the complaints trying to apologize but also explaining the possible cause. She blamed the staff in her lab for wearing cotton gloves while operating with the product, which could've caused those found hair pieces. She also stated that the original mixture must've been pressed down insufficiently, which caused the air bubbles and bad consistency. But the fans weren't convinced, and on top of that, some fellow influencers started to look into it. As it presented itself, there was no way that cotton gloves or the pressed-down mixture could cause these kinds of flaws.

Fans started to demand their money back, and Jaclyn's popularity went down quickly. It got to the point where she stopped uploading any new pictures on Instagram and changed her YouTube channel to private. In July 2019, Jaclyn posted another video where she explained what she could and apologized to fans, ensuring they would get their money back. After that, she moved away from the camera and started working on her company all over again.

She officially relaunched her brand together with the new Valentine's day collection in 2021. At the same time, she made a comeback to YouTube, where she talked about everything that went wrong with Jaclyn Cosmetics. She also spoke about her mental health and the impact which this whole situation made on her. Since then, she slowly regained her follower's trust and came back to uploading content. Things are now looking much better for Jaclyn and her beauty company.  

Interesting facts about Jaclyn Hill

  • As of 2022, she is 32 years old.
  • Her zodiac sign is Cancer.
  • Her height is 5'6'' or 165 cm.
  • Her weight is 65 kilograms or 144 lbs.
  • She is in a relationship with Jordan Torrey, who is also an internet personality.
  • She was married to Jon Hill, but they divorced in 2018.
  • She loves the avid dog breed and has three dogs at home.
  • She got the American Influencer Award in 2019.
  • She has over 7,7 million followers on Instagram and over 5 million subscribers on YouTube.