Best YouTube Makeup Tutorials to Try RN These Will Blow Your Mind!

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Makeup Tutorial

Who doesn’t need some new tricks in their makeup routine repertoire?  I have found what I believe to be the best makeup tips and tricks to help freshen your look.  While at first these techniques may seems daunting, with practice, they become easier.  These tutorials come from some of the best beauty vloggers so they are both informative and enjoyable to watch.  I hope that  you get as much out of it as I have.

Look Less Tired

“Model Recommends”, the YouTube channel of former fashion model Ruth Crilly, hosts makeup artist Caroline Barnes to demonstrate how she keeps the constantly jet-legged models and celebrities that are part of her clientele (think Emma Watson and Diane Kruger) from looking like they spent all night on a plane.  This video is full of details which is like your own private lesson.

Hightlight & Contour

Jaclyn Hill’s Champagne Pop highlighter collaboration with Becca sold out in just minutes, so naturally she’s the go-to gal for amazing highlight and contour. Despite the title, this look is the kind of minimal that relies on two different artfully applied shades of concealer (which is to say, not minimal at all) but it if you’re craving that pristine “no-makeup makeup” style, this routine crafts a look that you could actually wear out sans reality TV-level lighting.

Color Correct Like An Expert

Learn to use that color correcting kit that’s been in your makeup drawer for months now.  Learn the colors and how and where to apply them properly.  You will be glad that you learned the information in this tutorial because it will benefit your complexion immensely.

Eyeliner Do’s & Don’ts

Eyeliner is an amazing tool in your beauty arsenal — and there are about a thousand ways it can go wrong. In this video, Tina Yong covers some of the most common mistakes and how to fix them, showing the techniques side-by-side so you can really see the difference. Her tips include everything from choosing the right color and maintaining your pencils to where, exactly, you should line to enhance your eye. All of them are designed to work well with monolids and hooded eyes, but those aren’t the only shapes that will benefit from her expertise.

Get That Perfect Smokey Eye

This smokey bronze eye by Sona Gasparian is the perfect compromise between light eye makeup and a dark, heavy smokey eye.  It blends the characteristics of the best of both worlds.

Master Those Brows

Bold brows are an internet obsession, but you need to know what you’re doing if you don’t want to veer into “scary brow” territory. Here’s MayraTouchofGlam’s simple step by step technique (which she performs on a sparse set of brows, in case you were worried this was only for the brow blessed). It includes plenty of close-ups so you can see exactly what’s happening.

Apply Liquid Lipstick Like a Pro

Nowadays, liquid lipsticks, which are long-wearing formulas, are everywhere. Since the wand-based formulas are so different from classic lipstick (and stick like glue once you’ve got them on), vlogger Nikkie Tutorials walks you through everything you need to get those lines social-media-perfect and how to correct them if you color outside the lines a little on the first try.

Finding the Right Nude Lipstick

Celeb makeup artist Lisa Eldridge has worked with the likes of Kate Winslet, Lily Collins and Victoria Beckham, so you know she’s a master at enhancing natural beauty. In this video, she serves up everything you’ve ever wanted to know about finding a your-lips-but-better lipstick shade, giving examples of what too-light and too-dark colors look on the skin to act as guide, as well as tricks for picking out the right shades while shopping and what kind of makeup to wear them with.

How to Use Beauty Blenders for Flawless Makeup (Guest Post) Guest Author: Jordan Klee

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Beauty Blenders

Beauty BlendersAll the beauty vloggers you know and love are using it. Your friends can’t stop raving about it. What is this magical beauty tool that promises to help you apply your makeup in an easy and effective way? Well, it’s a beauty blender, of course. Even if you’re not familiar with the term, you might have seen the egg-shaped sponge around. If you’ve just purchased a beauty blender or you’re thinking about purchasing one, you’re going to love what we’ve prepared for you today. We’re going to teach you how to use beauty blenders and tell you why you should always choose a real one over any DIY product.

How to Use Beauty Blenders

Step 1: Moisten It

The golden rule of using beauty blenders is that you should never use a dry one. They’re made to work only when they’re moist (but not too wet). So just make it a little damp and watch it expand. The reason why it expands is because this will stop it from absorbing a lot of product. Before using it, make sure you’ve squeezed any excess water from it. While you’re using it, if you feel it has gone dry, you can spray it with some more water.

Step 2: Put Product on It

One of the greatest things about the beauty blender is that you can use it with a lot of products, such as foundation, concealer, cream blush, setting powder, highlighter, and more. However, the way you put the product on it differs according to the product’s texture. For instance, for products that you squeeze out of a tube, we recommend putting the product on your hand first, and not straight on the beauty blender. For compact products, you can dab it straight into the pan, while for loose ones, it’s best to put some product in the lid first. Also, if you have to cover a large area of your face, you should use the rounded side of the sponge, while for smaller areas, the pointed end is more suitable.

Step 3: Use It

The trick to using a beauty blender is not to use wiping motions but dabbing ones. Continuously tap the sponge against your face and you will apply your makeup fairly easy. You might need to tap more than once in a certain are to make sure the makeup is fully blended. Also, pressing too hard is not necessary. Light dabs are enough for the beauty blender to work its magic.

Step 4: Clean It

The last step in today’s guide involves cleaning the beauty blender. Remember that you must clean it after every use. You can either use a special beauty blender cleaning solution or antibacterial dish-washing soap. First, use warm water to make the sponge moist again. Then, work the soap into it, lather, and then pour water over it until it runs clear. Place the sponge in a place where it can air dry.

Extra Tip: Stick to the Original

There’s this trend going around online of coming up with all sorts of DIYs as an alternative for a beauty blender. Most recently, someone even tried using a hardboiled egg to apply their makeup. Even if you feel like these DIY solutions are satisfactory, they’ll never be as good as the real thing. Not to mention that some of them are really unsanitary. Beauty blenders are cheap and replaceable, but if you take care of them, you can make them last. 

We hope today’s guide has helped you understand how to use a beauty blender in order to get the best results.

Author Bio:

Jordan is a writer for Beautifully Alive. She loves eating healthy and trying new recipes.The self-proclaimed Zumba Queen has a passion for beauty products and loves reading new books. She’s always down for a DIY project!