I have a confession to make: I only recently got into watching YouTube makeup videos.
I know, right? Where the hell have I been for the past five years?
The thing is (and I’m going to sound like a stuck-up bitch), most of the time I can’t stand to watch YouTubers, vloggers, whatever. I get super bored of hearing someone talk on and on. To me, it feels like a very one-sided conversation, and there are very, very few people on YouTube whom I enjoy watching makeup videos from. And even then, I might click away or at the very least, let my attention wander.
And the snobbiest blogger award goes to…
ANYWAY. One YouTuber I ADORE watching is Linda Hallberg. She’s a Swedish makeup artist, and no doubt you’ve seen her various makeup looks all over Pinterest. She’s such a chameleon, and once I found her videos, I was hooked. The looks she does are so creative, and yet she keeps the product list short, and her explanations succinct. She has more talent in her pinky than I do in my whole body.
Earlier this month, after having bought yet another palette that I don’t need, I saw this video and decided to do something similar, but with products I already own.
Most of her videos are in Swedish, but they all have subtitles. She does have a couple videos in English, but I actually prefer her Swedish ones. I don’t mind reading subtitles at all, and after watching pretty much all of her videos, I’ve even picked up a few Swedish words. ;)
If you’re watching on a laptop, click the CC button to activate the subs. On an iPad or tablet, there should be a button with three dots in the upper corner. Click that to turn on the subtitles.
Instead of a light pinky nude color she went with in the video, I chose a dark vampy red, which matched my hair perfectly. I hadn’t washed my hair in three days when I did this look, and it was super dirty by this point. I think it suited this look so well! Such rockstar. Much messy. Wow makeup.
One of the benefits of very dirty hair is that it holds a shape very well. I mussed it up and it stayed that way. I had curled/waved it with a 1¼” curling iron about two days prior, and by this time it had a nice texture, especially for my slightly long bob. My s-lob. *ba-dum TISH*
Whenever I take pictures of my eye makeup, my camera will wash the colors out. Any tips and tricks, fellow beauty bloggers? Both my point and shoot and DSLR do this. Should I lower the exposure, use flash, what? In this picture here, you really can’t see the darker color I put in the outer corner, and believe you me, I piled it on.
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquarelle Liquid Foundation – Chestnut Milk Parfait
Pixi Correction Concentrate – Brightening Peach
BECCA Dual Coverage concealer – Tahini
BECCA Boudoir Skin Mineral Powder – Dream
NYX blush – Taupe
theBalm blush – Cabana Boy
Wet n Wild ColorIcon bronzer – Reserve Your Cabana
Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow base
The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes palette 07 – 3 Argyle Pink and 4 Rich Bronze
LORAC Pro palette – Deep Purple, Mauve, Espresso, Cream
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On eyeliner – Perversion
Urban Decay mascara primer – Subversion
Urban Decay mascara – Perversion
Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick – Cherry Bomb
Who is your favorite YouTube makeup person? (I ABHOR the term “beauty guru,” btw. I can’t stand it.) I’ve noticed the majority of the people I follow aren’t American, which I suppose is telling, since they make up a big chunk of the market. What does that say about me?? Am I unpatriotic?!