February 19, 2016

Best-of-the-Week: YouTube Makeup Videos

This week has been crazy for me! Anyone else? I had a hard time finding three favorites this week partly because I didn’t have much YouTube-watching time, but mostly because I wasn’t too impressed with the content. I like to make sure I either learned something new or thought the video would teach my readers something different. So this week, I really liked a video all about facial oils, a round-up of some drugstore oldies-but-goodies and a Gigi Hadid-inspired cranberry eye tutorial. Let me know in the comments which you liked best and what your favorites of the week were!

best of, youtube videos, february 19

Stephanie Nicole is another new-to-me YouTuber who caught my eye because I was totally intrigued by her hour-long 2015 favorites video and watched the entire thing! I rarely can stay focused on a 15-minute video, let an hour. Stephanie is a self-professed skin care junkie, so know that her collection is totally not the standard. However; since she has tried so many things, she shares some educated perspective on the efficacy of the products, as well as, works full-time in the beauty merchandising side of things, so she gets a bit of behind-the-scenes details. Very cool chick, in my opinion!

Which facial oil did you like best? I personally am thinking about that Juno or Artemis one for oilier skins.

If you’ve been reading/watching this best-of series on my blog for the past couple of months, you know I am a fan of Emily Noel/Beauty Broadcast. I enjoyed this round-up of products that have been around at the drugstore for awhile but are a bit underrated. Have you tried anything from her list? I always think about that CoverGirl blush whenever I’m in CVS.

NikkieTutorials is an uber-popular YouTuber… the girl has pushing 3 million subscribers. She’s amazing at blending and transforming through makeup and has a pro makeup background. She’s from Holland and as huge as she is on YouTube, I find her funny and pretty down to earth. This Gigi Hadid-inspired look impressed me because that warm cranberry shade can be tough to pull off, but her techniques make it look wearable – especially if you have blue or green eyes! Would you try this look?

Best of the week for Feb. 19 YouTube Makeup Videos on brighterdarling.com. Includes a video all about face oils from Stephanie Nicole, a roundup of older drugstore favorites and a Gigi Hadid-inspired eye makeup look by NikkieTutorials.

Alright everyone! That wraps it up this week. As a side note, I’ve been on a makeup no-buy this month. I’m finishing up week three and I’m happy to report that I’m doing well, lol. The longer I am going without buying makeup, the easier it’s getting. Anyone interested in a makeup-no-buy post soon? Let me know in the comments.

Have a great weekend,


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