I am not ashamed to admit that almost everything I know about makeup, makeup application and beauty in general I’ve learned from YouTube. YouTube is such a weird and magical place where you can literally learn how to do ANYTHING, and then after all that education you can watch compilations of early 90s TV commercials or old people falling down.
I’m toying with the idea of filming my own makeup tutorials and adding to the never-ending catalog of YouTube. While I deliberate, check out this list of the best beauty YouTubers in the game right now:
My absolute favorite channel is Leighannsays, and probably because I feel like we are…the same person? We’re both super tall, our faces look somewhat similar, we both love makeup and all things beauty, and we’re both a little weird (in a good way). I’m a fan of all of her videos but especially her makeup tutorials.
If Leighann recommends something, I try it. And 99% of the time, I end up loving it, too. She uses a mix of drugstore and high-end products in her tutorials and she has the great gift of explaining everything in a way that makes the whole process easy and fun. Aside from tutorials, she posts a lot of fashion and beauty product hauls, outfit of the day’s and all kinds of awesome stuff. (Alright, I’ll stop fangirling now)
Queen Lisa is on a whole other level. She is untouchable. Her videos are oddly calming, her British accent is like buttah and the woman has unparalleled makeup skills. I also really like that she filmed the majority of her videos while she was in her 30s. Visually seeing skin that is near the same age as mine and watching how it reacts to/wears different products is invaluable.
Lisa’s channel has tutorials for any type of look, and I really enjoy her videos on the history of makeup. She’s incredibly thorough and knowledgeable. If you’re a fan of no-nonsense, clean, calming videos, worship at the altar of Eldridge.
Wayne is the king of how-to and tips & tricks videos. If you’re not a fan of long, full-face makeup tutorials, check out Wayne’s channel for short videos on specific topics. Stumped on how to contour? Ask Wayne. Unsure of how to shape and fill in your brows? Wayne’s here for you. Plus, he’s cute and has a great accent. What else do you want?
These two British sisters are accomplished makeup artists and their brushes, Real Techniques, are incredible and affordable. Their videos mainly focus on tutorials – my favorites are the celebrity recreations and off-the-wall/Halloween makeup.
Their everyday looks are also top notch:
Bonus: Random assortment of great videos
Cat Eyes for Hooded Lids:
Classic Hair & Makeup:
Hopefully you have a few hours to spare because the YouTube beauty vortex will suck you in! Enjoy.