Ask Belle: YouTube Makeup Tutorials
Mar 2, 2015
I have a major work-related evening event coming up, and would really love to incorporate some soft, professional makeup into my look. I’m a complete dud when it comes to doing this, and was wondering if there are any good online tutorials for this?
This post should have been titled, I watch bad YouTube videos so you don’t have to. Why? Because there are a lot of rambling, unhelpful tutorials out there. But after sorting through the rough, I did find a few diamonds.
This video from Lisa Eldridge is the perfect “No Makeup” makeup look for women who want to look flawless but not “done.” It takes some work, but once you perfect your technique, you’re looking at less than 10-minutes. Eldridge is a British makeup artist who has worked with both Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet, so she really knows her stuff.
Lisa uses a Chanel eyeliner blush to apply concealer to small imperfections. I like this Laura Mercier brush; it’s like a blemish-covering laser.
This tutorial from Head to Toe covers the basics of “every day” makeup. The best part is that she uses drugstore products, so no matter your budget, you can get a great look. She also has a great tutorial for covering your acne and applying foundation perfectly. Even if you have problem skin (ooh, me, me!), you can look flawless with the right technique and products.
Need more glam in your life? This tutorial from Makeup by Evon uses a brown eyeshadow to create a lightly shimmering smokey eye. It’s a great evening look that is easy to recreate with the right eyeshadow palette. She uses Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, which has a wide selection of pink, brown, and neutral shades.