I have been so immersed in the trend for so long, I forget that there are those that may not be familiar with what I am referring to. There are a lot of bad things that can be said about today’s media and how it is EVERYWHERE.
On the flip side, with todays mass media via the internet- more specifically Youtube- you can find a how-to/tutorial on virtually everything! I wish I could remember what initially drew me to my first beauty related search on Youtube…..alas, I’ve seen so many now I cannot keep track! Since then I have stumbled across a few gems[gurus] in the beauty how-to front!! Some of these ladies(and even gents!) have thousands of faithful followers/subscribers, some not as many. (Let’s see if you can help me change that)
While my favorite gurus are those that are “unsponsored” by any makeup brand or specific company, I will still follow or watch those that tend to use only the products they are sponsored by. Most of the gurus I will mention use a wide variety of very affordable and easy to find products AND make ANY look attainable!
This is just a list (with links) of a few of my favorite Youtubers!
1. Emily Eddington! Aka emilynoel83
She is so professional about her tutorials and hauls (a youtube term used to refer to a list of products with their reviews/opinions of them) but at the same time so personable. I love watching her videos for that reason. She is to the point, but does so in an informative and very pleasant way. Her actual profession is in the journalism field so go figure!
I can’t say enough good things about her! She uses mainly drugstore brands or those that are still affordable and attainable. She has a very clear, easy to follow way of explaining her take on their application.
Her blog: http://www.beautybroadcast.net/
2. Carly aka Glitterdollz7
I have been following this lovely lady for a while now as well. She is from the UK and probably has the most pleasant speaking voice I have ever heard! Some of beauty gurus tend to talk AT you and are very hard to listen to. She uses a mixture of high end products and some inexpensive ones as well.
Something that makes her stand out to me, besides her general sweetness, is the fact that she will do some “editorial” (high fashion) looks and even some more theatrical makeup looks! Her hair tutorials are equally as easy to recreate and to follow. I don’t know how many of her vids I have saved as favorites on my account!
Her blog: http://glitterdollz7beauty.blogspot.com/
3. Tiffany aka Makeupbytiffanyd
LOVE her eye makeup tutorials! Good thing about her- the trick is ALL in the application process. On the downside she uses almost exclusively high end makeup, which is NOT in my budget. Luckily with the way she explains things, you can easily recreate her looks with brands of makeup that are actually in your budget!! Yes, she does have a lot to say but I find it entertaining. 🙂
Her blog: http://makeupbytiffanyd.blogspot.com/
4. Pixiwoo!! Aka Sam and Nic
These English girls are GORGEOUS and hilarious. I find their tutorials both informative and entertaining! Again, they like higher end makeup but also do easy to duplicate looks. Both are professional makeup artists by trade. At one point I believe they were both employed by MAC. So, a lot of their videos will feature MAC products.
Their blog: http://pixiwoo.blogspot.com/
5. Kandee Johnson
Bubbly, fun, and a genuine sweetheart. Also a professional makeup artist (which also means higher end makeup), her tutorials are always fun to watch and sooo informative. She covers everything from grooming, to hair, to makeup, and even some encouraging words if the mood strikes her.
Her blog: http://www.kandeej.com/
6. Cora aka Vintageortacky
Self-proclaimed “beauty goober”, this girl is a hoot! Her looks are bold, vibrant and just plain cool! Her sense of humor is awesome and so is the makeup. If I were a braver person, I would try more of her looks. I will still watch every single one just because of how fun they are. 🙂
Her blog: http://vintageortacky.com/
7. Marlena aka MakeupgeekTV
This girl could seriously do voice over work for Disney! So pleasant and so sweet! She uses lots of different brands (which I love!) Her looks are very wearable. I also love that she draws inspiration from celebs and some very random places. (Dr. Pepper and Sprite to name a few!)
Her blog: http://www.makeupgeek.com/
There are many more I could list and this post would go on and on and on, so I will at least a few a shout out.
TheMakeupChair(youtube) aka Sineadycady Beyoutiful(facebook)
Superbeautynerd(youtube) aka Jess
Pertilude(youtube) Aka Joshua- his theatrical makeup is AMAZING!
Lolamarie7(youtube) aka Jess
Hollywoodnoirmakeup(youtube) aka Ashley