No matter how many tutorials you watch, “hyped” products you buy or Instagram photos you double tap on, the only way to get good at applying makeup is practice. To become confident at even just the makeup basics, it takes disciple and hands on practice. I say this not out of wicked intent but for the sake of being honest. When I began using makeup it was a huge shock how difficult it was. It was not just the application of product, but choosing the right products and taking into account my skin tone and facial features. I had watched hundreds of makeup tutorial videos on YouTube before I even owned any makeup. It was just one of those things I enjoyed watching (sounds weird, but true. I also enjoy hair lice infested to lice-free transformation videos but don’t do that at all thankfully 😂).
How to find appropriate YouTube tutorials for you
You will need to find someone preferably with the following characteristics:
- Similar facial features (eg: hooded eyes)
- Wears style of makeup you like
- Similar skin tone
- Similar face shape
- Lives in same country/continent – Many American ‘drugstore’ products are very hard/expensive to get in Australia! Aka. Wet ‘n’ Wild makeup. Some products from global brands are exclusive to certain continents, usually to the U.S.A.
Trying to find people to learn from with the above characteristics helps put me on the road to success. It means I get tutorials using accessible, affordable makeup that is suited to my face and skin tone. Over time, with some practice, your skills will improve and you will become confident in your makeup application.
Who was your favourite makeup/beauty YouTuber when you first started using makeup? (I use to like Bethany Mota’s videos, LOL, but then I matured a bit and really loved Jessica Lovelace’s videos).