Who knew that I would learn about a whole bevy of favorite beauty products through Youtube? It all began when my daughter was about 12, and she became momentarily interested in makeup. Every trip to Target included requests for her favorite beauty products from foundations to mascaras. Interestingly, she seemed to know all about beauty product formulations and application techniques—including many that I only learned from makeup artists in the old days. So, where was she learning all of this? YouTube of course!
I was intrigued by all the very young girls giving makeup advice and applying makeup like pros. Some were quite amazing—like Michelle Phan who has gone on to build her own makeup line and continues to produce very high quality transformative videos featuring all sorts of looks including my personal favorite—where she turns herself into Barbie. If my daughter was finding beauty advice from Youtube, maybe I could learn more there for my own beauty needs.
So I turned to YouTube for beauty product advice when I was looking for under eye concealer. I rarely wore it as a young girl, but I sure need it now! YouTube gave me the opportunity to see application techniques first hand as well as hear about the pros and cons of various formulations. Low and behold, the second concealer I tried which was recommended by two beauty YouTubers is a keeper. I cast aside the $30 concealer which seemed to go rancid after three months for a $6 gem.
With one win under my belt, I have found several other items I now consider “holy grail” -YouTube lingo for, you know, that magical item that rocks your world. So here they are, my favorite beauty products from YouTube:
Rimmel’s Match Perfection 2-in-1 concealer $5.99.
It Cosmetics Your Skin but Better CC+ cream with SPF50 $38.00
Oribe Impermeable Anti Humidity Spray $22.00
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray $30.00—I was allergic to the first setting spray I tried years ago—I never repurchased or thought much about them—but when of my favorite YouTubers, Tati did a video on setting sprays. I decided to give setting spray another try. My makeup looks great and stays all day.
Covergirl Mascara Clump Crusher $7.99—I was a die hard L’Oreal fan until something changed, most likely me, and I started getting “panda eyes” I tried several high end samples, with similar results and was ready to give up when three YouTubers mentioned their love for Covergirl. Another win.
L’Oreal Infallible Eyeliner Pencils $9.49—With the skin on my eyelids being less elastic it had become increasingly hard to get a silky formulation that went on smoothly, blended where I wanted blending and that didn’t transfer.
And when talking about these favorite beauty products, I can’t ignore some beauty Gurus who introduced me to the items I tried and loved —Tati from GlamLifeGuru, EmilyNoel83, Hot and Flashy and Zabrina. Thank you ladies!