Maria is the favorite youtuber of many girls! She’s always direct with her audience, a characteristic that makes her stand out, and she’s the girl with the great humor you always wanted to have as a best friend, to also be able to raid her closet, and her cosmetics cabinet.
1) Stylishly Beautiful Team (from now on SBT): Tell us a few things about yourself.
Marillia: Call me Maria or Marillia and I will answer to both of them. I was born in Athens, but I am originally from Mytikas and I love that place so much. I am an engineer student at the university of Ioannina and during summer I’m working at my parents’ camping and I spend most of my free time filming videos for my youtube channel, called MarilliasChoice1989 (which I should rename because it reveals my age).
2) SBT: How did you decide to create your blog?
Marillia: It was a really spontaneous idea when I first discovered many girls, Greek and foreign, doing the same thing. Sitting in front of a camera and talking about beauty and fashion seemed very entertaining, and so I started. It was the best way to express my love for this sector.
3) SBT: Tell us 5 of your favorite beauty products that you always carry in your makeup bag.
Marillia: This is easy for me. A moisturizing cream (so we can be fresh and young forever), a concealer (it’s a life saver), a mascara (because it’s a really important step of the makeup process), a bronzer (because I’m really pale) and a red lipstick (Marilyn knew best!).
4) SBT: We really want to know your favorite red, dark, pink and orange shade, because we know you love lipsticks.
Marillia: It is really hard for me to choose. They are all my beloved children… just kidding!
My all time favorite red is Ruby woo by Mac, it suits every girl. If I had to choose the best dark shade I will go for YSL The Mattes No 203 because it has a great texture. The pink shade I love the most is by Seventeen No 16, matte and even though I don’t really like orange shades since they don’t look good on me, I will say So Chaud by Mac because it may be orange but it has red undertones.
5) SBT:If you had to choose only one makeup brand from now on, which one would you pick?
Marillia: I think that Mac is my choice for many different reasons. They have high quality products, their prices are normal for what they offer, they create new collections many times a year and they have the best lipsticks. Once Mac creates a lipstick shades it’s fashions and every other company follows them.
6) SBT: Which is the best beauty advise that someone gave you?
Marillia: Not to wear too much makeup because when I do, I look older than my age.
We don’t need a lot of products ladies, less is more! When I go out with almost bare face I receive more compliments, even though you can see my dark circles, my akne etc.
7) SBT: Which are the 5 key pieces, in your opinion, everyone should have in their closet?
Marillia: First of all, a pair of black jeans that you can wear all day long. A knit is always a good choice when it’s morning and you don’t have anything to wear. A black blazer, because it makes every outfit more formal. A monochrome dress, because you can wear it in the morning with a jacket and biker boots and in the evening with a statement necklace and high heels. Finally, an oversized cardigan in a bright color or with pints. Always gives something extra to a simple outfit.
8) SBT: What would you advise someone who wants to start his own beauty channel?
Marillia: Just be yourself! It’s a cliché, I know, but if you pretend to be someone you’re not, it always shows. It’s the personality that makes you stand out, and the one that people will love about you. Everything else will come over time.
9) SBT: What are your plans for the future?
Marillia: All I want from Santa is my degree! It’s my main goal, because it is a chapter that should be closed. I’ll tell more about my plans when I graduade from my univercity.
10) SBT: Our final question is: Tell us a few things we may not know about you.
I cry too easily. Nobody knows it because I am I strong character and I don’t let anybody see me crying, but crying is good for the soul. I cry when I have nerves, when I’m upset and even when I’m happy about something.
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