Make-up artist, influencer - at only 15 years old

Sydney Sikes, 15, in her bedroom applying make-up for her Instagram feed.
Sydney Sikes, 15, in her bedroom applying make-up for her Instagram feed.PHOTO: WASHINGTON POST

NEW YORK • Sydney Sikes slurps down the last of her Capri Sun juice and, in that moment, you are reminded that just two months earlier she turned 15.

If you watch Sikes in make-up tutorial videos she posts on Instagram under the name SydMarie - some of which have drawn tens of thousands of views - it is easy to forget or even doubt her age.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 07, 2019, with the headline 'Make-up artist, influencer - at only 15 years old'. Subscribe