Getting into the world of makeup is fun, but once you’re in, it can also be daunting! Contouring, strobing, colour correcting, graphic liner, there’s always something new coming up, and youtube feels more like a bottomless pit than a place where you can pick up skills. Today, we’ve put together a list of the best Youtube Makeup Tutorials for beginners, so that you can figure out and master the basics of makeup, after which you can take over the world. Of course.
The Best Tutorial For Applying Foundation
Lisa is someone I have been following for a long, long time now, and continue to follow her and adore her to date. She encourages the kind of makeup that will give you the most naturally enhanced look, which is refreshing in comparison to other beauty “gurus” on Youtube who insist on kilograms of product on your face. Her channel also has many great videos on the basics on makeup, as well as a number of gorgeous natural and dressed up looks – she’s the creative director of Lancome, as well as makeup artist to stars like Kiera Knightley, Kylie Jenner, Alexa Cheung and Rose Huntington-Whitely, so really, why are you still reading this when you should be watching this video?
The Best Tutorial For Red Lipstick
This is an easy to understand and follow tutorial for red lipstick, which covers the steps right from finding the right shade for your undertone, to ensuring that your lipstick stays put all day! PS: My favourite shades of red are Ruby Woo by MAC (cool red), and Blake Lively’s red by L’Oreal Colour Riche Star Reds (warm red). I’ve neutral undertones so woop!
The Best Tutorial for Winged Eyeliner/Cat Eye
Ugh, I can’t get enough of this tutorial, or anything that Charlotte Tilbury does. She claims that it’s life changing, and SHE IS RIGHT. This tutorial really helped me perfect my winged liner, and guys, it’s really not as hard as it looks.
The Best Tutorial for Filling in Eyebrows
The Pixiwoo sisters are the ones behind the amazing line of brushes by Real Techniques. Here, Sam explains how to fill in your eyebrows and make them stand out. This is an important technique to pick up because filled in brows make a huge difference when it comes to framing your face. In this super practical tutorial, Sam focuses on getting a nice brow that looks great in real life, and is as close to natural as possible.
The Best Tutorial for Contouring
In my opinion, Kaushal is the queen of contouring (and everything else). Contouring will help add dimension to your face especially because your foundation can make it flat. In this video, Kaushal explains where to contour, and why you would want to contour there. Be warned though – contouring is addictive!
So that’s a wrap when it comes to the basics of makeup. Who are your favourite YouTubers? We would love to hear from you 🙂