Katy DeGroot

Who is Katy DeGroot?

Katy DeGroot is an American beauty influencer who is active on YouTube, Instagram and other social platforms. She was born on 9th November 1988 in California. She is most known under the nickname Lustrelux.

Education and career of Katy DeGroot

After finishing high school, she attended Sonoma State University, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in business administration. She has been obsessed with makeup and beauty since childhood and has tried to find jobs in the same field. She used to work for Bare Ecsentuals company which is located in Berkley. Her role obtained everything from hosting parties for VIP clients to leading and coordinating her own team of makeup artists. After that, she worked for many other companies, such as Sephora, Ipsy and Target. None of these jobs really fulfilled her, even though she was very good at them. Eventually, she decided to quit her job and look for a place where she could express herself more.

Katy on YouTube

This place turned out to be YouTube, where Katy created her account in 2014. Since she knew her way around makeup products, she decided to start by posting a makeup review. Her first video is called NYX Turn the Other Cheek Palette Review, and it got surprisingly popular, considering that she was new there. Katy took her time editing videos and focused on precision while filming makeup tutorials. Her hard work paid off, and her channel attracted more and more viewers. Katy turned into an internet sensation. One of her videos from 2014 now has over 4 million views, and it’s called How to: Perfect Beach Wave Hair.

Katy’s Instagram account was created in 2011, and after she became famous on YouTube, it attracted a lot of attention as well. She proved to be very talented, considering makeup and fashion, and she made separate series for both those themes. In fashion-related videos, she usually talks about clothing pieces she just bought, or she advises people on how to style different types of clothing. Katy has a lot of experience in the makeup industry, so it’s no surprise that she knows which products are worth buying. Her audience is happy to hear her opinion, so she frequently posts makeup reviews on new products and explains their pros and cons.

Katy DeGroot and Desi Perkins

Katy managed to make many close friends alongside the YouTube community, one of them being fellow beauty guru Desi Perkins. They joined forces in 2018 and together collaborated with Maybelline. They created limited edition makeup kits and launched them at the New York Fashion Week. To ensure that their fans would love it, Katy and Desi showed up at Fashion Week and hosted a masterclass. They gave every attendant the opportunity to not only buy their products but also learn how to use them from their creators. Naturally, their fans didn’t hesitate, and the whole collection sold out.

Personal life of Katy

Katy met her husband, Jon, long before her YouTube fame. They got married in 2013 and are currently living together. One of Katy's most popular makeup tutorials is her wedding makeup. Although her fans would like to know more about the lucky man, Katy didn’t reveal any more information. Jon seems to be introverted and not interested in internet fame, although he supports Katy in everything she does. She rarely invites someone to show up on her YouTube channel: the only visible family member is her brother, who kept her company in a few videos.  

Interesting facts about Katy DeGroot

  • As of 2022, she is 34 years old.
  • Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.
  • Her height is 5'3'' or 161 cm.
  • Her weight is 60 kilograms or 132 lbs.
  • She has been married to her husband, Jon, since 2013.
  • One of her good friends is Desi Perkins, a fellow YouTube beauty guru.
  • She has almost 2 million subscribers on her YouTube channel and an additional 2,2 million on Instagram.