We’ve all got our daily beauty routine. For me, it’s become so engrained in my mind that I hardly have to think about it. But I’m constantly in awe over the sheer artistry some women can achieve with a makeup brush. Luckily, these days you don’t need to shell out for a class to learn the ins and outs of beauty techniques. Check out these YouTube videos for the best tips on mastering the basics of makeup application and see how you can up your beauty game.
1. Contouring and Highlighting for Beginners
In this video, Lauren Curtis breaks down what products you’ll need and the simple methods you can use to slim your face and define your features.
2. Guide to Makeup Brushes
Have you ever bought (or been gifted) one of those big, beautiful sets of every makeup brush under the sun? Perhaps it elicited a squeal of delight as you looked at it lovingly, before an increasing amount of confusion washed over your mind. What do they all do? From how to use them to how to care for them (yes, you need to clean them), the Pixiwoo girls break it all down in this definitive guide to makeup brushes.
3. The Secrets to a Flawless Face
Avoid that cakey look and let Kandee walk you through her tried-and-true steps for achieving flawless skin.
4. Getting Rid of Under Eye Circles
Maybe you inherited the dreaded under eye bags from your dad or perhaps you just didn’t get enough sleep last night, but with these tricks, they’ll be gone in an instant. It’s like magic.
5. Using Colour Theory to Choose Your Makeup
We all know that some colours look better on us than others, but by learning a little bit of colour theory, you can be sure to always choose makeup colours that will make your eyes pop and your skin glow.
6. The Feline Flick Cat-Eye Makeup Tutorial
Winged eyeliner is a perfect everyday look. It’s simple yet chic and transitions well from day to night. However, if you’re anything like me, the application is a lot of trial-and-error before it comes out right (ish). Check out this video from British makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury for her tips on getting the perfect feline flick every time.
7. Classic Smokey Eye Tutorial
It’s true that the smokey eye never goes out of style. You can tone it down for work or amp it out for a dramatic nighttime look. But there’s a fine line between smokey and raccoon eyes. Avoid the latter with a simple tutorial on achieving this classic look.
8. The Trick to Putting on Fake Eyelashes
Avoid the swearing and poking yourself in the eye with these simple tricks for putting on fake eyelashes right the first time.
9. How to Apply Red Lipstick
Red lips are my favourite weapon for adding something special to any look. They’re effortlessly chic, but can seem a little high maintenance. This video offers all the know-how you need to make red lipstick a part of your daily routine.
10. Day to Night Makeup
If you’ve got a big event after work with no time to go home in between, stash a few products in your purse and use this tutorial to amp up your look. It’s simple enough to do in the office bathroom.
What are some of your favourite YouTube makeup tutorials? Comment below, or tweet us @ViewTheVibe!