James Charles stuns in cut-out outfit and gorgeous eye makeup at Coachella
Coachella regular James Charles stunned in an edgy two-piece cut-out co-ord that showed tons of skin at this year's music festival, the first since the pandemic began in 2020. The Youtuber's brown and green outfit had orange lines at the hem, creating the impression of flames.
The desert event that takes place in California over two three-day weekends is widely considered one of the world's most-watched festivals, and traditionally kicks off the year's summer concert circuit.
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The 22-year-old, who rose fom obscurity to become a megafamous makeup artist and vlogger, opted for a less-bold makeup look — he had bubble-like features drawn out around his eyes in brown, green and orange to go with outfit. He chose a similar palette and pattern for his nails to complete the look.
Charles has over 25 million subscribers on YouTube, 27 million Instagram followers, and 36 million followers on TikTok. The beauty mogul he has attended almost every Coachella event since he became famous and has turned heads with skimpy outfits every time.
For the 2018 festival, the beauty influencer opted for black pants which were missing a bottom and pant leg. In 2019, he wore a yellow romper with a denim thong.
The same year, Charles was also seen in a modern, all-white outfit — a huge style departure from earlier looks, but he did put his butt on display in a white thong.
He was a lot more subtle in 2017 — one of his looks was a mesh top and highlighter to keep the focus on his incredible cheekbones. He also looked chic in white overalls minus a shirt.
However, the influencer has turned heads at other events as well. For his 2019 Met Gala look, Charles flaunted his nipples in a see-through top made of safety pins paired with black satin Alexander Wang pants. Following the event, Charles, then 19, took to Instagram to advertise an upcoming video and complimented the star-studded event for taking "a step forward" toward "influencer representation."
"Being invited to such an important event like the ball is such an honor and a step forward in the right direction for influencer representation in the media and I am so excited to be a catalyst," Charles captioned his photo.
While he has been trailblazing in his career, Charles has also been plagued by scandal for years, including a widely publicized feud with fellow beauty YouTuber Tati Westbrook in 2019.
In early 2021, he was accused by more than a dozen minors of sending them sexually explicit text messages. Charles responded to the allegations at the time in a since-deleted video titled 'Holding Myself Accountable' in which he admitted to sending explicit messages to two people under 18, but denied knowing they were underage at the time.
“To the guys involved in the situation … I’m sorry that I flirted with you and I’m really sorry if I ever made you uncomfortable,” he said in the 14-minute video.
Charles called his past behavior "reckless" and "desperate", stating, "to the guys involved in the situation, I wanna say I'm sorry. I'm sorry that I flirted with you and I'm really sorry if I ever made you uncomfortable. It is completely unacceptable."