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This 10-year-old boy is better at makeup than you'll ever be - here's how he became an internet sensation

He puts our contouring skills to shame.

Thanks for watching my live stream! Here is the finished look! #mua #unicorn #makeupforboys #makeupbyjack #makeuphasnogender #makeuptutorial #hat #highlighter #blinded

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INSTAGRAM IS FULL of inordinately talented amateur makeup artists putting your own makeup skills to shame.

And now there’s a 10-year-old boy who’s taking social media by storm.

Meet @makeuupbyjack, a 10-year-old boy from the UK whose contouring tutorial went insanely viral earlier this week.

The video was shared on Facebook by the page VibeswithBae and has been viewed an incredible 44 million times since.Β And with good reason, the kid is preternaturally talented at applying makeup.

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Jack joined Instagram in February and has since amassed close to 50,000 followers.

Peach cheek bare face look! πŸ’‹πŸ’„#firstpost #peach #makeup

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He has since showcased everything from natural looks…

Such a natural look!!! Omg!!!!!!

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To β€œunicorn frappuccino-inspired” looks.

Unicorn Frappuccino inspired look!

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His video tutorials are genuinely mesmerising.

How can a 10-year-old be better at doing a smokey eye than us?

Dramatic smokey eye! Sorry for not posting videos as much lately! Been super busy. πŸ™‚ #makeup #mua #makeupforboys #makeuptutorial @revolution @maybelline @superdrugloves

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He’s even able to apply fake eyelashes, no bother to him.

Me, aged 24: *too squeamish to apply fake lashes or use an eyelash curler*

This 10-year-old child: *applies them with the precision of a veteran makeup artist*

Black smokey eye #makeupforboys #makeup #makeupbyjack #blinded #highlighter #smokeyeye #makeuphasnogender

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Admit it: you’d hire this kid to do your wedding makeup.

Peach goddess!!! #mua #makeup

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Jack is just the latest male makeup artist to become an Instagram sensation.

He follows in the footsteps of the likes of Jake Warden, a 15-year-old makeup artist with 1.6 million followers, and Manny MUA, who has 3.6 million followers.

Serving you Sea Wench in today's new video ;) link in bio πŸ™

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The response to Jack’s tutorials has been overwhelmingly positive so far with many taking the time to encourage him to keep at it.

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But something tells us he won’t be stopping any time soon.

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