Dying to nail that chic updo you saw in a magazine? Want to create flawless skin? Look no further than the Internet.
With all the resources out there, it’s never been easier to become a self-taught makeup artist. The web holds the best beauty how-to videos, which break down looks step-by-step so you can replicate them at home. I’ve rounded up some of the best sources so you don’t have to dig for them yourself. Settle in, take notes, and get to work!
1. The Beauty Department: Lauren Conrad, her makeup artist (Amy Nadine), and hairstylist (Kristin Ess) demonstrate their fave looks for you in tons of tutorials (some of which feature Conrad herself). This site has it all: videos, still photo instructions, and even handy brush guides and hair-dying snapshots. Hair, makeup, skincare — it’s all here.
2. MAC Artists in Action: Watch MAC pro artists deconstruct looks from their latest collections in easy-to-manage steps. What I like so much about these videos is that beneath them, instructions pop up that mimic what’s happening in the film and show you exactly which products are being used at every step. Also, you can print the instructions step-by-step, view face charts for the look, and access background info on the artist featured in the video.
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3. Anastasia Beverly Hills’s YouTube Channel
Everything you ever wanted to know about brows — and more — featuring celeb brow guru Anastasia Soare. If you’ve overplucked, undertweezed, have uneven brows, or just want to make the most of what you’ve got, Anastasia shows you how to get brows that wow in her videos.
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3. Birchbox Masterclass: This makeup how-to series from Birchbox features pro makeup artists and Birchbox staff showing you how to master everything from brow maintenance to applying highlighter and bronzer.
4. Pixiwoo’s Youtube channel: Two sassy British gals show you how to do everything in their informative videos. They do their own makeup in the videos, so you can see their techniques. They cover everything from the classic smoky eye to Halloween makeup.
5. MakeupGeekTV: This Youtube channel is an excellent resource for recreating celebrity-inspired looks. And this gal is even unveiling her own line of cosmetics soon.
So, those are my top picks! What are your favorite beauty resources on the web? Tell me in the comments!