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.