Beauty

My Top 5 Favorite YouTube Channels

As a lot of you, I’m sure, YouTube has become a database of knowledge over the years. I can spend hours and hours watching videos of girls doing their makeup, showing their makeup collections, skin care routines, outfits of the day, hair tutorials, etc. I have even made it as far as watching gaming videos. Once you go on YouTube, finding your way out can be hard.

Today, I thought I would list my favourite YouTube channels, my inspirations, and the people responsible for me not being able to stay on a budget:

1. Zoella

I started watching Zoella a couple of years ago – I also watch MoreZoella, her vlogging channel. What first pulled me in was how relatable she seemed. One of the first videos I watched of her, was her opening up about her anxiety issues. I admired her strength to put herself out there in front of millions of people. She braved the endless thread of comments of people criticizing her and judging her. She still did it and left it up for the world to see. As her name grows, her access to high-end brands makes her a little less relatable, but she still makes sure to cater to her audience.

2. Kathleen Lights

I only recently stumbled upon Kathleen’s channel and I absolutely love her! She takes herself a little bit less seriously than other YouTubers and I really enjoy watching her chatty get readys. I think in a way I relate to her because she has Hispanic roots, and they’re very noticeable in the way she talks and her mannerisms, and there aren’t many Hispanic YouTubers that I enjoy watching or that I’ve added to my YouTube routine. Much like Zoella, she makes sure to use a variety of products both drugstore and high-end, making sure she targets all the demographics. She recently reached 3 million subscribers and I was surprised as I thought it was much more than that. Her list of collaborations include Colourpop and Morphe.

3. Safiya

I first encountered Safiya in a Ladylike video where she is constantly featured as part of her job at Buzzfeed. I believe she tried to do YouTube a while back but never continued until now, she has become a lot more present and produced content more frequently. The main thing I like about her, is her style. I think we do our makeup very similarly, neither one of us quite sure about what we’re doing, and both OBSESSED with lipstick. She’s the kind of person that I strongly believe if we met in real life we would get along.

4. Tanya Burr

I enjoy watching Tanya’s videos, but I have the hardest time relating to her. While doing some YouTube research, I found out that Tanya is actually a makeup artist. Even though her videos are good, they don’t stand out to me from the ones above. There’s nothing special or different, and I actually have a harder time recreating her looks. Unlike the others, she uses a lot of high-end brands and only some drugstore here and there, but I still enjoy watching her videos – some of her non-makeup related ones are really good as well!

5. Niomi Smart

Niomi is another British YouTuber in the same range as Zoella and Tanya. Her channel, however, has expanded from beauty to healthy tips for a healthy lifestyle. What I enjoy the most, are her collaborations with other YouTubers. It always looks like she’s having a great time. Not too long ago, I saw a video of her and Fleur De Force and you could tell that they hadn’t met before – or at least didn’t know each other too well – but it wasn’t awkward at all and it gave me the opportunity to learn about other YouTubers like Fleur, who I hadn’t stumbled upon before.

Who is your favorite YouTuber?

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Holaa! My name is Maria, twenty-three, Colombian in Oregon, pursuing my Masters degree in Media Studies and using makeup as a procrastination tool. Join me as I learn more about makeup and share my thoughts with you!

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This formula is so lightweight, and not drying, and really, the only #matteliquidlipstick I use anymore. My favorite shade from this new release HAS to be #BerryBoost. The perfect shade for #fall🍁
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Do you like a cream blush? Or do you prefer a powder blush?
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Do you also get up close and personal with your mirror and wonder if others can see that tiny little mark on your cheek?
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Mostrándoles este look de hace un par de semanas desde el acabado hasta mi carita bien desnuda. Esta semana me ha salido un orzuelo en el párpado izquierdo lo que significó que no me podía poner #maquillaje en los ojos. Estando acostumbrada a verme CON maquillaje, fue muy extraño verme sin. Cuando estoy en la casa sin planes de ir a ningún lado, nunca me maquillo. Pero cuando voy a la universidad si. Y fue difícil. Porque pensaba que todo el mundo se iba a dar cuenta cuando la realidad es que probablemente ni siquiera estén prestando atención.
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I love how well this removes my makeup. It is so effective and I find that I don’t have to use a lot of product. Usually I scoop some out and then start grabbing it with my fingers, but I always have some left over. If you’re in the market for a cleanser, I definitely recommend you give this one a chance. It won’t disappoint you!
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Como les mostré en mis historias, he empezado un tarro nuevo de este bálsamo para desmaquillarse de #farmacybeauty. Es súper efectivo en remover maquillaje e impurezas de la piel. No me reseca la piel para nada. Súper recomendado!
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Feliz Lunes de #MACCosmetics ♥️Les presento las últimas adiciones a mi humilde colección. Dos labiales de su nueva fórmula #PowderKiss en Shocking Revelation y Burning Love. Ya los probaron?
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Nada como tener el tiempo para jugar con todo esto. Para mi no hay nada más relajante que escoger que voy a usar, poner YouTube, y maquillarme. Aún cuando no voy para ninguna parte 🙈 aquí hay más o menos 13 productos. Cuantos hay en su rutina?
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