Vlog on and learn from the masters
I know there are a lot of you out there who follow You Tube make up tutorials.
They can be great, but equally there is a lot of rubbish out there that give bad advice and take you on a merry dance with looks and products.
As a professional, I find the good ones very useful as a way to keep up with new products.
There are so many being released all the time that I’ve found vlogging on is the best shortcut to get straight to the good stuff.
I just don’t have the time to browse all the time, so they can do it for me.
I tend to stick to the same Vloggers though and have done for a few years. They are all experienced make up artists whose opinions I value.
Each has their very own style but what I love the most is that they get straight to the point.
I hate nothing more than clicking on a channel, only to be bored to death by the Vlogger harping on about her breakfast, home, why she decided to style her hair a certain way and what shoes she’s wearing.
I don’t care, get to the point. To me that’s what separates the pro’s from the make up“enthusiasts”. So here are my faves: Jordan Liberty: A professional make up artist who is direct, to the point and a fount of knowledge.
I’ve discovered we love and use a lot of the same products which is nice. Most of all, he beautifies his models and doesn’t buy into the whole“insta-makeup”look which just masks the face rather than enhance it. His channel is in a visually great studio setting too.
Lisa Eldridge: Celebrity Make up Artist and a class act in my opinion.
If there is anything she doesn’t know when it comes to makeup, then it really isn’t worth knowing.
She keeps her tutorials simple, clean and gets straight to the point. No chit chat about rubbish, just clear steps with a great insight into the must-have products.
Wayne Goss: A lovely guy who used to work at Bobbi Brown. We have that in common. He chats a lot but does tend to stick to the subject, most of the time. I forgive him though because his knowledge about make up techniques is fabulous. If you are looking for make up advice for yourself and not as a professional, I’d look to Wayne. He covers just about everything. You can scroll through all his video’s and pick what suits you.
Hagai Avdar: A very talented Make up artist and photographer. Not for beginners, but just to observe some of his amazing creations, check him out.
I am never done learning. The best make up artists in the world talk of how they continue to learn every day. Looks, style and products change up all the time so I have to keep up. The fab four above certainly help me do that.