Want to know how to use a straightening iron to curl your hair? How to get those crazy Lady Gaga eyes? How to achieve that perfect smoky eye for night? Amateur beauty gurus across the US have taken to Youtube to share their expertise via informative, high-quality beauty tutorial videos. The trend has exploded, and there are now hundreds of how-to videos online.
How to sift through this load of useful but abundant content? Here’s a quick guide to the top beauty how-to videos— just click, watch, and try it out! Getting pretty never was this easy.
For make-up based on flawless skin… check out Michelle Phan. This Asian beauty with the soothing voice puts a strong emphasis on skincare. Her videos always begin with cleansing, priming, powdering, concealing, and other tactics to create a clean canvas of a face that’s perfect for whatever make-up follows, whether it be a Paris-inspired au natural look or an intense Lady Gaga googly eyes transformation.
For variety… Lauren Luke is a must-see. As one of the most well-known beauty vloggers, this no-nonsense single mom from England tackles every look imaginable, from bridal and prom looks to Tim Burton Chesire Cat eyes and Ke$ha’s “Dirty Picture” look. Luke’s success has spawned a cosmetics line called By Lauren Luke as well as a voice in a more traditional media outlet: a weekly beauty column in the UK newspaper The Guardian.
For achieving an exact celebrity look… Jessica Harlow is your girl. Using her own versatile looks as a canvas, Harlow walks viewers through the iconic make-up of beauties like Megan Fox, Kim Kardashian, Carmen Electra, Dita Von Teese, and even Barbie (that’s right, the doll). The videos are short and sweet, and the make-up always comes out looking nothing less than perfect.
For a full lifestyle treatment… head on over to Dulce Candy. This California sweetie delivers not only make-up tutorials but also haul videos and fashion tips with a signature bubbly personality and warm demeanor. Her best beauty looks focus on the eyes, but don’t forget hair and accessories: one great tutorial focuses on getting the perfect Alexander Wang sidebraid.