- December 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm #665303
All, I want to get better at doing my makeup. I want to learn to do cat eye, and use highlighter properly, and all that jazz. But the plethora of YouTube tutorials is overwhelming, and I have no idea which ones are good. Does anyone have any YouTube tutorials they recommend for learning to do makeup?December 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm #665304
makeup bumpDecember 22, 2016 at 10:25 am #665457
Hey freckles, actually if you go make an appointment at Nordstrom’s, they’ll help you out FOR FREE and they’re amazingDecember 22, 2016 at 10:44 am #665460
I really like Wayne Goss. He has different videos based on your age, eye shape, etc. He has videos on highlighting like a Kardashian or more natural highlighting. I’m still terrible at doing eye makeup beyond a basic eye with a basic mascara so if I’m going out and I want to do something special I will pull up one of his videos. He breaks things down to make them quiet easy.December 23, 2016 at 9:15 am #665613
Nordstrom is a great idea! I love Nordstrom…
And the Wayne Goss videos sound perfect. Exactly what I was thinking of.
Thank you both!December 23, 2016 at 9:56 am #665615
What I tend to do is, if I’m looking to do an evening smokey eye with a palette I already have, for example, or like a valentines date look or whatever, I’ll enter those search terms in Google images and then click on the pic of the girl who looks like she did the best job at it and maybe has my coloring or close. That takes me to a YouTube video that I follow.December 23, 2016 at 10:13 am #665616
I seriously SUCK at the smokey eye. I’m really good at nude shadow with wing liner but when it comes to blending shadows…. I’m awful.December 23, 2016 at 10:31 am #665623
Well thank God for the teens who know how to do it and have spare time to make videos!December 31, 2016 at 7:14 pm #666828
Try EmilyNoel83’s channel on YouTube. She’s been on YouTube for ages — I used to watch her videos regularly about 6 years ago — so she has a TON of tutorials, product reviews, etc. She’s easy to watch because she’s warm and relatable and, as a former news anchor, well-spoken.January 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm #667695
I second Copa’s suggestion for EmilyNoel83 – she’s really informative about makeup in general and she’s got some tutorials, plus a lot of “get ready with me” type videos that are chatty but also instructional. Fleur De Force is also great – not too heavy on straight tutorials, but is very knowledgeable and easy to follow. MakeupByTiffanyD is another good one.
I think the key with winged liner is to find the right type of liner for you. A felt tip pen may be easier than a brush style pen or the more typical liner brush. You may also find that cream liner with angled brush is the best bet. Traditional liquid liner looks awful on me, so I tend to do a more smokey cat eye.
Watch some videos and do a lot of practice on yourself. The smokey eye really depends on your eye shape – its my go to in a variety of color options. That may be something to get a tutorial on in store, as someone else suggested. The person helping you should be able to give you types for your particular eye shape. For me, I have pretty deep set eyes, so I focus more on smoking out the bottom lash line and outer corner of my eye, where the bottom and top lids meet, instead of bring the crease color high up, it would look ridiculous on me because it have to be brought up basically on to my brow bone to be seen.
Also, if you haven’t already, identify the color families that work best with your eye color, the typical rule of thumb is to use a color opposite your eye color on a color wheel. Then play around with it and see what works best for your own eyes. I have light brown eyes with a lot of green tones, so I’ve found that burgundy, olive greens and dark purples bring out the green in my eyes, while lighter greens and purples highlight the brown.January 6, 2017 at 2:10 pm #667696
Also if you live near a Sephora, many of them have free classes you can attend (I did a Smokey Eye one that was really good). Seriously no idea why more people don’t attend these!January 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm #667701
I’d hate to be a teen growing up now though, seriously. The bar seems to be getting raised higher and higher. I feel bad for my daughter if she’s got to keep up with the level that the makeup game has gotten to. All I had to do was wear foundation, blush, and mascara, and do my hair in some horrible ’80s style with a buttload of hairspray. Done and done.