CoverGirl has paid tribute to its youngest ever star Talia Joy Castellano, who died yesterday aged 13 following a six year battle with cancer.

The beauty giant issued an official statement to its Twitter account reading: ‘Talia Castellano was the meaning of a true COVERGIRL. Please join me in sending love and honoring her memory.’

It has also re-released an image of the teen’s honorary CoverGirl poster, which was unveiled last September on the Ellen show. The photo has been updated with the caption ‘In Loving Memory.’

 
Touching the hearts of many: CoverGirl has paid tribute to its youngest ever star Talia Joy Castellano, who died yesterday aged 13 following a six year battle with cancer

Touching the hearts of many: CoverGirl has paid tribute to its youngest ever star Talia Joy Castellano, who died yesterday aged 13 following a six year battle with cancer

 

It was Talia’s popular YouTube make-up tutorials that saw her become a CoverGirl, following in the footsteps of stars including Drew Barrymore, Taylor Swift and Pink.

She received her professionally shot advert from Ellen DeGeneres – another representative of the cosmetics brand live on TV.

‘I’m shaking I love you so much!’ the 13-year-old exclaimed as she met with the chat show host, just a month after revealing that she was battling two cancers at the same time.

The news of Talia’s death was announced via Facebook yesterday.

Making her mark: A teary Talia was announced as an honorary CoverGirl on the Ellen show

Making her mark: A teary Talia was announced as an honorary CoverGirl on the Ellen show

 

 
Surprise: Chat show host Ellen DeGeneres unveiled Talia's CoverGirl poster

Surprise: Talia saw her CoverGirl poster on the Ellen show for the first time – during her TV appearance she moved viewers with her inspirational story

A message posted by her mother read: ‘It is with a heavy heart that we share with all of you that Talia has earned her wings at 11:22am. Please lift her beautiful soul, her beautiful light to heaven.’

Since the announcement dozens of fans have taken to Twitter to offer their condolences including Ellen DeGeneres, Miley Cyrus, Kendall Jenner and Justin Bieber.

Talia was first diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma cancer, a tumor that develops from nerve tissue in infants and children, on Valentine’s Day in 2007 when she was just seven years old.

Following chemotherapy, surgery and radiation she was cancer-free for one year but in September 2008 doctors found the disease had spread to a small lymph node near her heart.

For the next four years she received various treatments, but after periods of remission the cancer kept on returning to other parts of her body.

Step-by-step: Over 100,000 people subscribe to the youngster's YouTube page to watch her bubbly and expert make-up tutorials, where she uses cosmetics as a 'wig' to give her, and her fans, everyday confidence
Step-by-step: Over 100,000 people subscribe to the youngster's YouTube page to watch her bubbly and expert make-up tutorials, where she uses cosmetics as a 'wig' to give her, and her fans, everyday confidence
 

Step-by-step: The youngster’s YouTube tutorials attracted more than 39million hits

 

 

 
Inspirational eyes: Talia, who was first diagnosed with with stage four neuroblastoma cancer on Valentine's Day in 2007, make-up allows her to feel like she can embrace the features that she really like about herself
Inspirational eyes: Talia, who was first diagnosed with with stage four neuroblastoma cancer on Valentine's Day in 2007, make-up allows her to feel like she can embrace the features that she really like about herself
 

Inspirational eyes:  Talia, who was first diagnosed with with stage four neuroblastoma cancer on Valentine’s Day in 2007,  said that make-up helped to boost her confidence

 

 

Last year, on one of her famous YouTube video, she revealed that she had neuroblastoma and leukemia at the same time.

Doctors suggested a bone marrow transplant as a possible remedy but Talia decided forgo another painful surgery and enjoy her remaining days.

Talk show star, Ellen DeGeneres, previously cited the youngster as an inspiration.

‘Having a YouTube channel, inspiring people. . . the journey of having cancer was amazing. But every journey has an end’

 

 

 

While interviewing her last October on her eponymous daytime show, Ms DeGeneres stopped to say: ‘You really are quite something.

‘There’s a depth to your soul that is not a 13-year-old soul.

 

‘You’re an old soul and you are very special and amazing, and I’m so honored that you wanted to meet me and that I got to meet you.’

Learning that Talia had passed away this morning, the TV personality Tweeted: ‘I met a very special girl, and today we lost her. Sending my heart to Talia’s family. I’m so sad.’

In one of her YouTube tutorials Talia, who would have turned 14 on August 18, explained that she didn’t wear wigs because they made her feel ‘fake and ‘just not me’.

 
Messages of condolence: Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres had met the teen numerous times

Messages of condolence: Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres had met the teen numerous times

 

 

 

 
Great loss: The news of Talia's death has touched thousands of her fans around the world

Great loss: The news of Talia’s death has touched thousands of her fans around the world  

Instead, she used make-up as a confidence booster and her upbeat and entertaining video tutorials went on to attract millions of hits.

Desiree Castellano, Talia’s mother, who supported her daughter’s decision to forgo surgery, told Florida’s Blood Centers in 2010: ‘She made bald beautiful. She’s a gorgeous girl, everyone’s telling her, “you look gorgeous without any hair!”‘

‘She just tries to live every day to the fullest, Talia’s a Leo, she’s a fighter,’ Mrs Castellano added.

 
Celebrity following: Talia met Miley Cyrus at the iHeartRadio music festival last October

Celebrity following: Talia met Miley Cyrus at the iHeartRadio music festival last October.

More than 759,110 people subscribed to the teen’s YouTubepage to watch her bubbly and expert tips.

‘When I put on my make-up I feel like I can embrace those features that I really like about myself,’ she explained last year.

‘I feel if someone’s looking at me, they’re looking at my makeup, not looking at my bald head. I am just trying to make young girls, young adults, adults, anyone, feel beautiful by using makeup.’

Cancer fighter: Talia now has neuroblastoma and leukemia 'at the same time', giving her only four months to one year to live

Cancer fighter: Talia was diagnosed with neuroblastoma and leukemia ‘at the same time’ in 2012, giving her only four months to one year to live

Once a week, while enduring chemotherapy, radiation, stem cell transplants, and blood transfusions, she would teach her viewers how to master a make-up look that most girls are quick to put in the ‘too hard basket’.

‘Just fill [the base layer] in sloppily,’ she advised on one popular video. ‘But focus on the eyelid because that’s where we want most of the intensity and the yellow to stick.

‘When you’re using very vibrant colors like this you always want to use a base. One, it will prevent creasing, and it will give the eyeshadow something to stick to,’ she explains of a look inspired by fire and her ‘fiery’ bathing suit.

She also told her fans that ‘it’s just for fun’.

‘I just did this while my parents were in the pool and I was really bored. It’s not hard at all. Some girls think it’s so hard, being like “How do you do that?!” and I’m like “bro, it’s”..never mind,’ she trails off.

The Orlando, Florida native, who lived with her supportive parents and her older sister, Mattia Joyce, told MailOnline that clothes also helped to lift her spirits and some of her favorite looks included ‘preppy’, ‘rocker’ and ‘boho chic’.

Earlier this year, Talia fulfilled her dream of becoming a fashion designer as she collaborated on a line of clothing for teenagers called That Bald Chick with Los Angeles-based designer, Urbana Chappa.

Ms Chappa, who runs a womenswear label called Maison De Urbana, decided to help fulfill Talia’s ambitions after hearing her inspirational story on the Ellen show last fall.

Always smiling: The teen also said that fashion helped to lift her spirits

Always smiling: Talia told MailOnline that clothes also helped to lift her spirits and some of her favorite looks included ‘preppy’, ‘rocker’ and ‘boho chic’.

She flew to Florida on April 15 to meet the teen at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando and help bring her design ideas to life.

Ms Chappa, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 19 but successfully overcame the disease, explained that meeting Talia was an experience ‘I’ll never forget.’

She told MailOnline:  ‘Even though she was sick in the hospital, we made the best of our time. We talked, sketched, worked on her line. I wanted nothing more to keep her legacy alive.’

Family time: The three Castellano women take a tropical break while ticking a few things of Talia's bucket list

Family time: The three Castellano women took a tropical break while ticking a few things of Talia’s bucket list

 

Ms Chappa is now hoping to get a major retailer to pick up the fashion collection in Talia’s memory.

Doctors estimated last summer that Talia had around four to 12 months left to live.

Looking at things in a positive light, she explained in one of her videos: ‘I’ve gotten so many benefits from [cancer].

 
Best friends: Misty Sheridan posted this picture of Talia with the caption 'my bestfriend forever @taliajoy18 girly poo you are my sister!'

Best friends: Misty Sheridan posted this picture of Talia with the caption ‘my bestfriend forever @taliajoy18 girly poo you are my sister!’

‘Having a YouTube channel, [inspiring] people and having people look up to me . . . the journey of having cancer was amazing. But every journey has an end.’

Her sister, Mattia Joyce, tweeted earlier today:I know you loved tweeting so this tweet is for you @TaliaJoy18 love you forever I will see you in a blink of an eye!!