If you’re active in the online beauty world, you definitely know Gregory Gorgeous. His YouTube channel—which features everything from makeup tutorials to discussions about LGBT rights—has an impressive following (44 million video views? No big deal.) and now that the second season of his reality show, The Avenue, has started, he’s certainly on the brink of becoming a household name. Based in Toronto, The Avenue follows Gregory Gorgeous and his equally gorgeous friends as they try to make it in the city—think of it as our version of The Hills. So how does a reality TV and makeup tutorial star stay fabulous all day long? We jumped at the chance to explore Gregory’s Balenciaga Classique bag. Inside we uncovered multiple pairs of sunglasses (Gucci! Celine!), loads of M.A.C lipsticks and glosses, his favourite perfume and a host of other curious things. We don’t use this word often, but if anyone deserves the title of fierce, it’s Gregory Gorgeous.
I got this bag in L.A., I have a Balenciaga obsession. I have the slate one, and I was on the hunt for a bright blue one—called “Cyclade”—but I could only find this one. It's the new rose gold, I'm completely obsessed with it. I love the structure of Balenciaga bags, how they're so thick but really sturdy, but they flop, and just really, really pretty—with the hardware on them. It's one of my faves.
The sunglasses—oh god, two is not even obsessive for me, sometimes I have three or four! The Gucci—the white aviator ones—those have strong UV protection so I wear them on days where it's actually sunny. But if I want a little style pop I'll wear the Celine ones, which are stylish and pink and huge. <br />
My perfume is Gucci Guilty—it doesn't hurt that it has GG on the front. <i>Loves it.</i> It kinda smells like baby powder to be completely honest, but it's a rich baby powder, like an expensive baby powder. <br />
The hairspray I keep in my bag because it's really little—I got it at a fashion show, I don't even know what brand it is.
I have my face powder which is M.A.C Studio Fix, which I think every person should own, they have a hundred colours, and if you haven't tried it you should—it keeps you matte and gives perfect coverage. I have my Bare Minerals bronzer in “High Dive,” it's one of my favourite bronzers and I carry around a little mini contour brush just if I'm not looking that bronzed throughout the day.
I have two lipsticks, the baby pink is a matte, it's called “Please Me” and I wear it day to day, and I have “Impassioned” which is a satin. It's a toned down Marilyn Monroe-red, I absolutely love it. If I don't have all my lipsticks with me and I'm out of the house, I'll just throw that on and feel totally glam. And the lipgloss is called “Bountiful” by M.A.C, it's a plush glass. <br />
The new M.A.C [In Extreme Dimension Lash] mascara is amazing, I got it last week, it curls, thickens—I swear M.A.C does the blackest black.
My wallet is Michael Kors, I've had it forever, it's nothing special. I love how big it is, it's very, very wide, I can shove receipts in there, points cards. And it's black and gold, which is one of my favourites, so it goes with everything.<br />
Even though I don't smoke I have Soho House matches. I just think they're cute for lighting candles. I also love the smell of matches. <br />
And I don't think it's too much to carry around a huge perfume in your bag. But if not, I have a little Travalo thing--you can pump [perfume] in, and it's a little sample size, it's travel safe.