There's no secret that you can make an absolute killing as a vlogger on YouTube. If you have the views and the cult-like following on your channel, as well as all other social media sites, you're pretty much set to rake in the big bucks. But out of everyone in the beauty world who is making their living teaching us how to use our beauty blender and what the perfect contour looks like, who is making the most money? Well the answer might shock you. Ad Age conducted some research earlier this year to see who pulled in the most cash of 2015 in the beauty YouTube world, and surprise surprise, Michelle Phan didn't even make the top 5.
Yeah, we're super shocked too.
Here's who did make it.
1. Yuya (lady16makeup)
Yuya, who has over 12 million YouTube subscribers and over a billion views total, ranks in at number one for the highest paid beauty blogger of 2015. Ad Age estimates that Yuya brings in over $41,000 each month from YouTube alone but there's no telling how much she makes from all of the other social platforms she's extremely popular on.
Teach us your ways, Yuya!
2. Bunny Meyer (grav3yargirl)
Bunny Meyer is extremely popular with her down-to-earth, relatable personality and even has a name for her audience: The swamp family. With over 6 million subscribers on YouTube, Bunny comes in at number 2, making $32,000 a month. But she also has a paper doll book that does very well and brings in even more cash for Bunny.
You go, graveyard girl!
3. Zoella (zoella280390)
Maybe it's her charming English accent, or perhaps it's her fab beauty tips, but blogger Zoella comes in at number 3 on the list. Not only does she have over 9 million obsessed followers, Zoella brings in over $27,000 a month. Want to switch places for a day, Zoella?
4. Cute Girl Hairstyles
If you want to get an awe-inspiring, Pinterest-worthy braid in 5 minutes or less, cutegirlshairstyles is your go-to. And she's certainly doing very well for herself, garnering 4 million subscribers and over $21,000 a month. Definitely nothing to scoff at.
5. Meg DeAngelis (MayBabyTumbler)
We're super impressed by Meg. Not only is her channel extremely successful with over 4 million subscribers, she is making some serious mula despite her young age. Meg grosses over $17,000 a month for adorable beauty tutorials and DIY videos.
Yeah, we're totes going to go buy a camera and start making videos. Fingers crossed we actually get somewhere!