'Hi! So I went shopping... oh wait, I need to revise, bye.' Story of my life! At least for these weeks, it's revision central, work headquarters, library lock-in, etc, etc. You know the drill. Still I must take the chance to tell you about the things that have been top priority on the 'must post about this' list, which is now ten miles long. Ah the best thing happened about the pink and blue trousers too! Will share another time. Time is revision!
BUT I know some of you are lucky enough to have no exams or have finished and will be thinking 'gosh, now I am free from the depths of revision hell, how am I going to do my makeup for all the celebratory nights out?!?!' Well my friends, I am always here to help and it's about time that I shared some of my absolute favourite youtube make-up artists. I used to kohl on some eyeliner and attempt spot cover-up when going out before, and then dipped into more cer-azy colours, but I basically had no clue what suited me or really how to apply anything. Not that I have much more of a clue now but at least there is some direction out there! A major pointer was the two MAC makeovers I've had which show you the optimum tricks and colours specifically for you and I cannot recommend them ENOUGH! For £25 you get a full face in whatever style you want (but I just let them do whatever they thought best) and walk away with £25 worth of products! Bargain!
Yet nowadays when my housemates make the rounds to see who is ready (how am I always one of the last), I'm sitting there in front of my mirror with my laptop there trying to mimic a random look. These tutorials are the best things EVER! Seriously, I am lost without some easy instructions on how, in about ten minutes, you can pick and choose any makeup look you want and be shown exactly how to do it by pros! Next time you go out, please pick out a video and create a really striking but easy look. The videos below are for complete beginners right up to pros but these are my favourites! I cannot stress how much I love makeup tutorials, they make you feel great!
First is the most successful Youtube make-up teacher, Lauren Luke, who has had millions of hits and is now a Guardian columnist. Also a company heard her story and now she has created her own makeup range available to buy?! Her looks are most themed by colours, singers, stars, events, everything really, but they're best if you are totally clueless with makeup as she goes through slowly and clearly and uses lots of high street products. She's also so lovely and includes loads of details about her little town up North and her pugs and the general ride of fame. It's a classic story that many bloggers can relate to, of accessing the world from your little corner of the globe and ending up a worldwide success. She was quite shy at first but now has became a roaring success, much deserved!
My absolute favourites for a while have been two make-up artists called Sam and Nic who are relatively new to youtube but have received much press attention already! They've been professionals for years so they provide a real realm of expert knowledge and the thing about their celebrity- and vintage-star inspired looks is that at the end of the videos, they've actually transformed their faces and really look like their inspiration! It's insane! They do looks based on colours and new products too, and sometimesuse other models to create looks. Of course because they are professionals, they are super skilled, but they still explain every technique and the skill behind it. Also they use products from the high street way up to the expensive, designer brands, but they describe the benefits of each as they go along and are just so helpful. They've created some seriously amazing looks and after watching you can't help but want to try. A bonus is that Sam creates catwalk inspired looks just for fun! The most popular seem to be the star inspired looks though, such as Kim Kardashian (who?) and classic stars like Bridget Bardot and Sophia Loren.
Recently I hit the jackpot when I discovered Bethany who creates the most INSANE looks! Seriously, I'm talking cartoon inspired such as My Little Pony and Rugrats, 90's inspired such as Toy Story and Care Bears, and even video game inspired so there's a Nintendo inspired look, ahhhh! Her face is like a work of art, she creates the eyes and then goes into a realm of sequins and flowers and creates these amazing looks. I stop at the eyes, which are fabulous but wearable for night time, but the complete looks are just gorgeous to see. She also has a trick of using sellotape around your eye to stop fallout. My favourite is the Raggedy Ann look but I love this Strawberry Shortcake one too!
Please do browse all the videos from these ladies, they really are a dream to watch and gives you so much confidence in the makeup you wear! No excuses if you don't have a clue with makeup, they are so helpful and you will be looking too fab. This end of term is going to be such a rush and God knows how I'll fit a year's wardrobe into a car when we move out but exams will be over soon and I will be able to blog! I hope you understand that it's a painful case of being not that I have nothing to post, there is just no free time! I miss you all.