Do you follow any beauty vlogs? If not, prepare to become seriously addicted!
It used to be that you had to wait a whole month for your favourite magazine to come out, so you could pour over it, taking in all the product recommendations and make-up tips. But now, all of that (and so much more) is available 24/7 on YouTube.
From acclaimed make-up professionals to beauty enthusiasts with serious skills, talented vloggers are on hand to not just inspire your wedding day look, but guide you through selecting the right skin care for your type or make-up tones for your colouring.
But given that there are thousands of vloggers, and millions of videos, it’s hard to know where to begin. So, we’ve put together a list of ten of our favourites to get you started.
While there are amazing vloggers who create wild, offbeat or dramatic looks, we’ve picked our faves for their approachable, real talk attitude to beauty, their versatility and the stunning looks they create in their tutorials.
Even if you’re having your make-up professionally done for your big day, with hen parties, rehearsal dinners and honeymoons coming up, it’s great to have a few pretty looks and key techniques in your arsenal.
Warning: you may lose a few hours in a black hole of gorgeous beauty videos – we promise it’ll be totally worth it though!
1. Simply Sona
Simply Sona, aka Sona Gasparian, is a professional makeup artist who has become something of a go-to for us when we’re looking for gorgeous, achievable looks that don’t require a lot of skill (or too many expensive products!)
With lots of helpful bridal looks, along with celebrity inspired make-up and trend-driven tutorials, her YouTube page is brimming with beauty inspiration for your big day.
2. My Pale Skin
From dewy date night make up to glamorous occasion looks, her page has plenty of tips and ideas for brides to borrow, particularly those who’ll be worried about acne or break-outs in the lead up to your big day.
3. Jordan Liberty
Jordan Liberty’s YouTube channel makes for addictive watching, with high definition videos for every kind of skin colour, face shape and skin type.
As a professional make-up artist with a perfectionist streak, some of his tutorials do require skills, but start watching them now, and you’ll be able to work your contour brush like a pro in time for your wedding.
4. Shirley B Eniag
British beauty and style addict, Shirley B Eniag, is not just a minefield of great tips and gorgeous inspiration, but she’s also super sweet too!
From her product picks to her shopping hauls, we could watch her for hours (we’re particularly obsessed with her getting ready videos), but when it comes to tutorials, she creates some seriously stunning looks you’ll want to recreate at home.
5. Tanya Burr
Tanya Burr is something of a YouTube starlet, with her videos racking up hundreds of thousands of views, but there’s good reason she has such a massive following, with her candid, approachable delivery.
While there are a lot of non-beauty videos on her channel of late, Tanya is a make-up addict at heart, with her skills learned from her job on a beauty counter back in the day, which has led to her very own range of products. Look out for her celebrity-inspired looks for something really special for your wedding day.
6. Dina Tokio
Dina Tokio (aka Dina Torkia) is a lot sassy, (a little loud!) and pretty hilarious. Her vlogs are filled with her musings as a British Muslim woman, who rocks chic and glamorous modestwear (she even has her own gorgeous collection!)
But it’s her beauty tutorials we love most, with user-friendly guides on how to achieve her flawless looks delivered in a fun, not-too-serious way.
7. Chanel Boateng
Chanel Boateng is the ultimate authority on YouTube for creating gorgeous, stylish looks on dark skin.
Whether it’s the very latest strobing techniques, a more classic beauty look or something really fun (her Ghana make-up look is so cool!), we love Chanel’s candid, easy-to-watch style and willingness to play around with her looks (and share her insider secrets.)
Pixiewoo = sisters and make-up artists, Nic and Sam, whose YouTube channel is one of the most comprehensive archives of make-up on the internet.
Whether you’re planning to rock a bold lip, try a bright eye, opt for a classic bombshell look or keep it really fresh and dewy for your wedding, chances are, this talented pair have got the tutorial for you.
9. Harry Makes It Up
Harry Makes It Up aka Harriet Hadfield, is a go-to make-up artist and YouTuber for brides who are looking for a look that’s cool, editorial and modern.
From effortless smokey eyes and flawless skin, to looks inspired by catwalks, red carpets and movies, Harriet draws on her wealth of expertise from working on shoots, runways and with celebrities, and applies it to real life men and women of every skin colour and face type.
10. Lisa Eldridge
Last but not least, we simply had to include our very favourite beauty whizz, make-up artist to the stars, Lisa Eldridge.
She might be a big name in make-up, but we love how Lisa Eldridge’s videos have a down-to-earth approach, whether she’s creating something really fun, super helpful or something entirely classic.
With easy-to-follow looks for every single face, whether you have hooded eyes or acne, pale skin or dark skin, or are 25 or 65, if you only follow one beauty vlogger, Ms. E might be the one!
Gosh it was hard to narrow it down to just 10!
So now you have our pick of favourite beauty vloggers, we’d love to hear yours, don’t forget to share them in the comments below!
Be inspired by Gorgeous Bridal Make-up on Pinterest.