Who Was Mel Thompson? Makeup Artist and YouTuber Dies, Aged 35

Makeup artist and YouTuber Mel Thompson has died at the age of 35.

Her husband, Puffin, took to her Instagram account on Monday to announce that the social media star had passed away over the weekend.

In a lengthy caption alongside a carousel of photos of her, he wrote: "We lost a beautiful person. I just wanted to show the smiles she brought.

"I've had to answer so many texts of people just checking in on her without even knowing of her passing. It's great to see how loved she was. And she loved all you right back.

"I'll continue to love her and miss her forever... She would have done anything to help anyone without a second thought. I wish I had her back."

He did not reveal the cause of her death.

She is survived by her husband and four children.

Who Was Mel Thompson?

Thompson was a beauty vlogger, content creator and makeup artist.

She built up a following on YouTube sharing her favorite beauty products on her channel.

She had over 170,000 subscribers on the platform and over 58,000 followers on Instagram.

Through her success she was able to launch her own palette with beauty brand Sydney Grace.

Her "Tiny Marvels" eyeshadow palette boasts 15 shades and is available for $52.

Her last video was posted on September 24 and showed her testing new makeup products by fellow makeup artist and beauty vlogger Wayne Goss.

She ended the video cheerily telling viewers: "I will see you all in my next video."

Goss shared his grief in a comment on the video, writing: "As many will know, Mel was more than a YouTuber to me, she was a friend.

"She brought such kindness to not only my life but many, many people out there. Mel truly was a beautiful kind human. A wonderful woman, amazing mother and wife.

"Mel, you are missed more than you will ever know. I am absolutely devastated. I realise however my pain is nothing compared to that of her family's. I love you Mel."

Other makeup artists and beauty influencers shared their shock at the news in comments on her Instagram account.

YouTuber Robert Welsh commented: "This is such heartbreaking news. Mel was such a wonderful person. I'm so deeply sorry for your loss."

Makeup Artist Lisa Eldridge wrote: "I'm so deeply saddened and shocked. My thoughts are with friends and family .... truly heartbreaking. Rest in peace Mel, thank you for always being so wonderful."

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In Mel Thompson's last YouTube video posted on September 24, she told viewers “I will see you all in my next video.” Mel Thompson/YouTube