When I first started getting interested in makeup, I discovered the magic of makeup tutorials on youtube. I have to say that it has been one of my biggest ‘teachers’ thus far.
It not only taught me almost everything I needed to know about makeup techniques, it also gave me an insight into the world of makeup. I live in Singapore, where our makeup brands are pretty limited. Youtube exposed me to the million and one makeup brands out there, good and bad, and expanded my knowledge on them. It has also fueled my major shopping addiction, but…. that’s a story for another day.
I’m gonna share with you some of my top 5 (in no particular order) most favourite youtube gurus! And if you’re as interested in makeup as I am, do check them out and subscribe to their channels!
1) Pixiwoo (http://www.youtube.com/user/pixiwoo)
Sam and Nic Chapman are sisters and experienced makeup artists from London. They are incredible. They give extremely detailed tutorials on different makeup looks. I like that they are very original and current. Their makeup tutorials are range from day-to-day looks, to celebrity-inspired looks, to plain ole crazy Halloween looks. Their tutorial setups are mostly the same, and they don’t do crazy editing like many other youtube gurus out there. But I like that because then you can really focus on their looks. Their little commentaries are sometimes pretty hilarious as well!
2) ItsJudyTime (http://www.youtube.com/user/itsjudytime)
I loveeeeee Judy! Judy is a Fillipino/American youtube beauty guru. She’s extremely down-to-earth and just downright bubbly! Apart from makeup and hair tutorials, she also does ‘first-impression’ videos based on viewers’ requests and products she just bought. Her looks are usually very easy to recreate and I just love her energy. I also love that her videos are relatively short, so you don’t have to sit through endless intros just to get to the main point. She also has a vlog channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/itsjudyslife) where she uploads DAILY vlogs documenting her daily life with her husband, Benji. I am absolutely ADDICTED to it! I watch her vlogs every single day! Judy is currently 9 months pregnant and I just can’t wait to see her baby!
3) Michelle Phan (http://www.youtube.com/user/MichellePhan)
Of course, this is expected…. who can forget the famous Michelle Phan?! As long as you’re interested in makeup and have a working internet connection, you will definitely be familiar with the beautiful Michelle Phan. Michelle is a Vietnamese/American youtube guru. What I absolutely love about Michelle’s videos are her quirky little DIY beauty and makeup tips, as well as her beautifully crafted and edited videos. As a TV producer, I not only watch her videos for her makeup tutorials, but also to take note of the production value in her videos. Michelle Phan has come a long way, and I have to say I kind of look up to her. Every celebrity has bad press, but I respect Michelle for the trouble she has put in to making good quality videos, as well as where she has gotten now from her humble beginnings.
4) Promise Tamang Phan (http://www.youtube.com/user/dope2111)
Promise Phan is, most definitely without a doubt, one of the most talented youtube beauty gurus of all time. She is Michelle Phan’s sister-in-law, and famous for her larger-than-life, extremely amazing makeup transformations. She has transformed herself into various different anime characters, as well as celebrities. And when I say she transforms herself into celebrities, I don’t mean simply celebrity-inspired makeup. I mean she literally transforms her entire face into the celebrity! She once transformed herself into Drake! Promise’s videos are usually slightly harder to mimic. They require a lot of patience and talent. Honestly, I have never tried emulating any of her looks, but I watch her videos religiously anyway because I am completely in awe of her pure talent!
5) Dulce Candy (http://www.youtube.com/user/DulceCandy87)
Last but not least…… Dulce Candy! Dulce Candy is the ultimate fashion guru. She has awesome makeup and fashion videos. I also like watching her videos for the different hauls that she does. Watching her videos just gives me so much inspiration! Her fashion sense is impeccable, and her makeup is always flawless! A great trivia about Dulce Candy is that she used to be in the military. Yep! Iraq and all! She’s now a Mum to 2-year-old Izek. You can follow her blog (http://dulcecandy.com/) too for fashion inspiration and looks!
I hope you’ve enjoyed viewing some of my top youtube inspirations! Be careful though! These makeup tutorials are hella addictive!
What are some of your top youtube beauty guru inspirations? 🙂