5 Beauty Products 2023 SI Swimsuit Rookie Ellie Thumann Can’t Live Without

The 21-year-old is best known for her YouTube channel where she creates beauty, fashion and lifestyle videos.
Ellie Thumann.

Ellie Thumann.

Ellie Thumann started her YouTube channel in 2014, and over the years she has expanded from creating beauty and fashion videos to offering lifestyle and advice content to her now two million subscribers. The 21-year-old is now a mental health advocate, globetrotter, model and SI Swimsuit’s newest rookie.

Fashion and beauty have always been important to the Phoenix native. She says she feels her sexiest in an “everyday Ellie outfit,” which consists of comfortable joggers, a crop top, sneakers and a fun hat.

Thumann attributes her success on YouTube to starting so young and staying true to herself, even when being a beauty guru or social media influencer wasn’t as common or normalized as it is today.

“[I] ended up growing up with my audience and showing my life along the way,” she explains. “The good and the bad, and all that comes with the awkward stages of growing up.”

Thumann has modeled for big-name companies like Levi’s, Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, Reebok and Coach, and now wants to focus her platform on being a mental health advocate for young women. She looks up to her big sister and best friend, Erin, and wants to be a similarly encouraging and inspiring role model for her followers.

Thumann is used to running out the door for model fittings and spending hours in a makeup chair—whether it’s in the comfort of her own room or in front of professional makeup artists.

Here are five products beauty products Thumann can’t live without.

Supergoop! Glow Screen SPF 40 , $38 (supergoop.com)

If there’s one thing that Thumann uses every day, it’s this glowy SPF 40 product that adds a gorgeous shine and finish to the skin while also protecting it from the sun.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel, $22 (anastasiabeverlyhills.com)

Thumann says she can’t leave the house without taming her brows. The Anastasia Beverly Hills clear brow gel, formulated with chamomile and hyaluronic acid, is the perfect nonsticky product to do so.

Rhode Peptide Lip Treatment, $16 (rhodeskin.com)

The model states she goes everywhere with this hydrating lip balm from Hailey Bieber’s skincare line.

Patchology Eye Patches, $3–$50 (patchology.com)

These under-eye gels come in a variety of scents catered toward different purposes, from rejuvenating to restoring the area. A single pack retails for $3, while 15 patches cost $35 and a 30-pack is $50.

Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush, $24 (fentybeauty.com)

Thumann says this blush from Rihanna’s makeup line has recently been her go-to. It adds the perfect amount of natural-looking color to the cheeks and can also be built up for a dramatic look.

Meet Ellie Thumann—read the 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie’s full feature profile here.

Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.