Watching YouTube tutorials is definitely one of my favourite past times and has been for many years now. I have a few favourite YouTubers whose tutorials I just have to watch as not only is the make up amazing but also the personality that shines through in their videos make me love them even more. In saying that, I'm not sure my bank balance feels the same way as many of these online sensations have caused me to depart with my cash on multiple occasions! I thought I'd sum up some of the most recent purchases that have been heavily inspired by a few of my favourite bloggers.
First up is something that Nikkie from NikkieTutorials raves about in almost every video, of course its the Nivea Men Post Shave Balm (£5.29). Nikkie says that the second most used ingredient is glycerine and glycerine makes stuff stick to it therefore helping all of your base make up to last all day. I've been using this as a primer for a few months now and I absolutely love it! With this 8primer, foundations that used to slide off my face half way through the day now last right until I get home from Sixth Form, granted I still get a bit shiny in the t-zone but it still works wonders! I'd highly recommend you pick this up next time you're in Boots or Superdrug, I can guarantee you won't regret it! Another product I bought because of Nikkie is also theBalm's Mary Lou Manizer (£15.70) which is a lovely pale gold highlighter. Many bloggers, youtubers and instagrammers sing Mary Lou's praises and rightly so! It's very intense and it's quite easy to go overboard with this one but, as Nikkei would say, you can never have too much glow!
The next two are because of Jaclyn Hill and they are both for under the eyes. The first product is the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (£17.50) which is a lovely lightweight concealer that has a medium coverage. This is definitely one of the best concealers I've ever used as it doesn't look too cakey under the eyes (although it does crease like a mf on me). As it is so lightweight it's also great for highlighting too! The other product is Emphasise Shaping Powder from MAC (£16.50)which I like to use after I've set my under eyes with my face powder then I use the tiniest amount of Emphasise as it does have some shimmer running through it. I only really use this when I'm going for full on glam as I do find this powder a little bit too much for everyday.
If you're a make up addict and on instagram you're probably already aware of Jamie Genevieve who is just a make up genius/wizard/all round goddess. Well, after spending an afternoon watching all of her tutorials I knew I had to get the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade (£15). Jamie's eyebrows looked amazing after using this as well as making the application look absolutely effortless. She also explained how to create a softer brow with the product and also a more defined brow and gave some expert tips to make the application as easy as possible. I now use Dip Brow almost every time I do my brows and I haven't looked back since!
If you're a fan of Lauren Curtis you will know she always raves about the L'Oreal True Match Foundation (£9.99) and how lovely it looks on the skin. I had already tried this foundation before watching her videos but I decided to give it another go after watching her videos and now it is my everyday go-to foundation! It is definitely one of the best more affordable foundations out there and it's definitely worth a try if you're on the market for a new one.
A few more of my favourite YouTubers I'd like to give a mention to are Katy from LustreLux, Chrisspy, Desi Perkins, Rach Leary and Manny MUA - go check em out if you haven't already!
Who are you fave YouTubers?