About

Hi! I’m Leesha, I’m 23 and I run xSparkage. xSparkage is a website showcasing all things beauty, including makeup tutorials and how-to’s, product reviews, along with high-definition photos of products, swatches, and makeup looks.

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About Leesha
I started getting into makeup when I was a sophomore in highschool. My friend took me to the MAC Pro Store in Hollywood, and it completely opened my eyes to the world of makeup! I have been very into the online makeup community since then, starting with Livejournal communities and makeup forums and eventually finding my way to YouTube, creating video tutorials and reviews about all things beauty. Today, My youtube has almost 300,000 subscribers and over 10 million channel views, while xSparkage.com gets over 250,000 unique views monthly.

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Outside of my online beauty world, I’m a huge fan of photography, baking, and my two kitties, Kiki and Babyyak, who are both from Humane Societies, which I’m a huge supporter of! Babyyak was adopted in chicago in 2008, and Kiki was adopted in Austin in August of 2010. They’ve become great buddies and love to play!

 


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About this blog:

The purpose of this blog is to post extra information and photos about videos that were posted on my YouTube, as well as posts featuring random makeup photos, makeup swatches and reviews, nail swatches and reviews, and anything and everything related to beauty!

Disclaimers

On some posts or videos, you may see a disclaimer, stating that a product was sent for consideration. While xSparkage does accept free product samples, I do not accept paid compensation to review a specific product in a positive light, nor do I guarantee positive reviews, or reviews at all. When a company contacts me, I let them know right away that sending me a product to try in no way is a guarantee that I will end up reviewing it or showing it on xSparkage at all. I also do what I can to have companies sponsor giveaways and discounts for you guys, so you can try out some product I love for a little less! My priority is 100% to my viewers, and I do all I can to keep my reviews and videos true to how I feel with little or no involvement or opinions from the company supplying the product.

23 comments

  1. Melissa Shum says:

    Hi Leesha,

    Happy 2011 hope you had a restful holiday ;)

    My name is Melissa and I am writing to thank you on behalf of Cover FX.

    I am the Social Media and Marketing Coordinator here and regularly spend my time perusing the online world, i came across this video and another one a couple months back of you mentioning Cover FX!

    Thanks so much for featuring and trying our Cover FX cream foundation, we are so glad to see it’s found a home in your makeup routine!

    I think you received our Pro Starter Kit from the blogger panel at the Pasadena Show last year so the foundations are all pro sized. Let me know if you’d like me to send you the actual compact of the M10 in Cover FX cream or if you like the pro sized to send you another.

    We would love to include you in our outreach list let me know if that would be ok!

    Cheers,
    Melissa

  2. Sofhie says:

    Hi Leesha,

    I just have to tell you.. You might be one of the most beautiful girls I’ve ever seen. Just looking at you makes my day! :D
    And your tutorials are great! Even if I live in Sweden I understand you perfectly.

    Keep up the good work, I recomend you to everyone I know ;)

    Xoxo /Sofhie

  3. Nathalie says:

    Hello Leesha :)

    Just found out about you and the first thing i can tell you is that you’re absolutely my new favourite “make-up junkie” to watch tutorials by! Love your vids and pictures, really good for me as a “neewbie” in makeup :)

    Continue to do what you’re doing, cause now you’re on of my favourites on my web-browser.

    (If it interests you, im also from Sweden, as the other girl in this comment section, haha)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Take care

    /Nathalie

  4. yusra farah says:

    hey leesha,
    i found out about you in october, that’s when i saw you on youtube doing your toutorials, since then i have been following you. you are a very experienced make-up artist i wish you luck with your career.

    yours sincerly, yusra farah xx

  5. Lexy says:

    you should deff do a jem & the holograms makeup look or all of them.. there’s a lot and they’re really interesting and colorful and i think you would really like them. it’s a cartoon from the 80′s and i’m obsessed with it especially the outfits and hair and the makeup which is fabulous you should check it out!

  6. Jenna says:

    Hi Leesha,
    Im yet another girl from sweden who is really inspired by you. (I tried the Tron-look last weeknd as u can see in my blog).
    well…. just wanted to say hi:D

    Jenna=D

  7. shannon says:

    Having followed not necessarily a “look” but definitely incorporating your tips and tricks, including one or two products I never thought I would purchase, I can safely say you are my new make-up guru. Five different people told me how nice my make-up looked this morning alone! Thank you for sharing your thoughts online.

  8. Nougathie says:

    You’re amazing!
    Your work make me say ” oh wow, this girl could make everything which she invent!”
    You’re inspiring me – and I must try your tips and ideas for making makeup look
    First I want to try Sweet girl white swan because I love the film ‘black swan’ and love your idea for this make up too

    xxx
    Nougathie

    I also send you my website with my photos – i’m a photographer I hope that You’ll like it :)

    nougathie.carbonmade.com

    nougathierome.carbonmade.com

  9. Jess says:

    heyyy Leesha x

    i was just wondering if you could post a video of what products you own because i have no idea what to buy to complete you amazing looks…i love everything about you! and i would die for your
    amazing knowledge about make-up..just would you do lke i said a video about what make up you own ..thank you :)<3

  10. sara says:

    Hey Leisha
    I am in love with your blog and channel I am a new subbie on your youtube channel and I love it especially your reviews cuz they’re very honest. I heard of a make up line that sells eyeshadow in a pan like M.A.C. the company is called Stars Make up Haven or SMH cosmetics I was wondering if you’d like to try them out there a lot cheaper than M.A.C. I believe their only.$6 an eyeshadow and M.A.C. is$ 11 so I was wondering of you could do a review on them cuz I love and trust your reviews and one more question about the krylon uv dayglow palette is it still available?

    Thank you so much for your amazing channel I love it your so sweet and down to earth and beautiful and I want to wish you the best of luck with anything you wish to do in your life your amazing and talented

    Love ya and take care bye

  11. Rocio H. says:

    Hi Leesha, last night I saw your open box video and I have to say…you’re so freaking lucky!!!
    the mac box, the NYX box…oh my god…I almost fell down jejejeje
    so… enjoy it!

  12. megann says:

    hi..

    i really really like your blog and your youtube channel. you show some really cool products and i wondered if you could maybe make a list of all the brands you are using??

    bye…

  13. Védís Eir says:

    Hi Leesha!

    Thank you sooooo much for all of your videos! You have inspired me so much and I have learned so much about makeup that my mom is now getting tips from me haha. I´ve been watching you on youtube for over a year and a half and I love everything you do! My little brother calls me crazy for always checking on youtube to see if you have posted a new video. I love how you are so honest on everything you reveiw. Sadly here in Iceland I can´t get any of your products(not evan a decent eyeshadow primer! I can´t find one that makes my eyeshadow last for at least 4 hours…) so I always look for something simuler.
    Keep up doing your amazing work!

    Many thanks from a 16 year old from Iceland!

    Védís Eir

  14. Sierra says:

    Hi!
    I’ve been following your posts and youtube videos since, well, forever! ha and i just thought i’d let you know that you helped get me interested in makeup and look at it as more of an art, rather than an everyday thing. You are extremely talented and gorgeous!! thanks!

    bye bye,
    Sierra <333

  15. Amy kilbride says:

    Dear leash

    My name is Amy, im 18, im from the UK and I am a commis chef ^^ (bottom ranking chef)
    In the kitchen its quite hard to be feminine and show that you are still a girl even though it’s a place mainly dominated by men. But on a plane flight to NYC last year I saw your you tube site and watched most of your vids. I have to say you gave me quite a good few tips on how to kinda spice up my look so that even though ive just come from the kitchen I can add a nice eye makeup to change myself so I feel like I am still an 18 year old not 44.

    Amy x

  16. lauren says:

    Hi Leesha,

    Lauren here I heard on when on your videos it was your B-day soon!!!! Idont know exactly when so HAPPY EARLY B-DAY LEESHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Me and my sister watch your videos all the time on youtube I just found your website yeasterday!!!! I LOVE your make-up looks I LOVE eletro candy i think thats what its called!!!! You are AWSOME at doing make-up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    please reply asap

    Lauren lol ttyl lol xoxoxlolo

  17. Marybeth says:

    Well Hello Leesha…
    this comment is more of a thank you because i am a figure skate, derby skater, and jam skater and as most people know All skaters must attrackt peoples attention and wiht your help i have used several of your looks AND created some of combinations my self.

    I have one request and thatt is i really need a full fledged look for my roller berby bouts and i reall bont have any ideas… my name is Bloody Mary soo i wear alot of reads but i play for a team that wears all pink and when i combine red and pink i get valentines day which is not really what i am going for… if you can help… then please please please do.

    <3 Marybeth

  18. Sophia says:

    Hi Leesha,

    Your makeup tutorials are amazing!!! I love to wear makeup but I cant do anything close to what you do!. My favorite tutorial is the midnight barbie one!!! I also love the peakock one!!!

    Please reply

    Sophia

  19. Alexxxxxx;) says:

    HI Leesha!! I really love your videos on youtube and the way you view makeup as a way to express your personality and also as a way to just let go. I would have to say that my favorite tutorial was when you did a Belle inspired Disney princess look as that was the first ever video I watched of you. keep the addictive awesome vids coming! Love ya xxxx
    -Alex xxx

  20. Melanie Roy says:

    Hey Leesha!

    I really love you makeup tutorials and the website. I love how you are able to use your makeup in order to show your personality and to makeup every inspirational look your’e own. I am not as advanced as you but I have always loved makeup and being a fashion major makeup is a big part of it. I was wondering if you would be able to suggest some makeup that is both affordable but with good quality. I love bright colors like you do especially pinks and purples, and teal as well as anything with sparkles or glitter. Also, I was looking for palettes so I can easily have everything together.
    I hope you can help me
    Thanks,
    Melanie

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