My inspiration for this blog and for all things beauty comes from all the incredible beauty gurus out there these days! I thought I would share with you my all-time favorite YouTubers and bloggers that I follow on a daily basis (in no particular order).
1. Elle & Blair
Youtube: www.youtube.com/allthatglitters21 (Elle)
Not only are they well-known from being nominated for Choice Web Star on the Teen Choice Awards this past year, but also as some of the most-viewed YouTube videos for their tutorials and vlogs. They're both young, fun, and entertaining to watch with great insight into the latest products and how-to's. They have fashion hauls on their blog, give advice on makeup storage, and other random things that come in handy to know such as favorite candles or teas!
2. Makeup Geek
Best thing about Makeup Geek is that she also has a store with NYX cosmetics, MAC pigment samples, and her new line of products (MUG). The MAC pigment samples are amazing, because for any of you who have spent the $20 for one pigment that is a pretty large container, you know you'll never really use all of it. The sample-size are MUCH cheaper at $3.99/each and plenty of pigment. It's also a way to try out fun colors without breaking the bank on something you don't really need/can't wear every day. Since the new MUG line of eyeshadows came out, I've only had one order- but I love all of the shades. They are incredibly pigmented and creamy with perfect, unique colors. I got cocoa bear, glamorous, purely naked, gold digger and purple rain. Also, they come in tins, so they fit perfectly into my MAC custom palettes (but much cheaper than MAC)! I'll post pictures of my palettes in a post soon :). Her videos are also really well-done and informative, with everything from neutral to creative looks!
She's just a year older than I am and also a student who just loves makeup and fashion...with great taste too! She posts on her blog frequently, reviewing the latest and greatest products- drugstore and expensive brands. She has a great personality and it is enjoyable to watch her videos.
4. Makeup by Alli
I've mentioned her before about how she raved about the Benefit Cosmetics Eye Bright pencil. She has great tutorials and has a down-to-earth personality. She is thorough about her reviews of products, definitely a plus! All of her looks are not only flawless, but very wearable for everyone and practical for day-to-day.
5. Beauty by Carli
Carli has an eye for the perfect color combinations. Each look she creates is absolutely stunning! One of my favorite things about her is that she seems to truly cares about her followers. She responds quickly and posts according to what people want to see. I'm sure if you asked her to do a tutorial on a certain look, she'd do it that week or the next! She also uses a lot of affordable drug store products so you can recreate the look without spending a ton, while also using MAC as well. She does celebrity looks such as Megan Fox and Adriana Lima which are fun to watch. She is a makeup artist in the New Jersey area, so if any of you are from around there then I would definitely contact her!
6. The Beauty Department
This blog is a combined effort of Lauren Conrad, Kristin Ess and Amy Nadine! It's strictly a blog with picture-tutorials and tips/tricks for trendy looks in hair/makeup. It's a very professional, fashion-driven blog which is something that makes it stand out. Not to mention, the people writing it are the best of the best!
Let me know what you think of these! Are there any that you follow that I didn't mention here? I'm always willing to be introduced to more beauty gurus to follow.