In my last blog, I spoke about the 3 YouTube channels that I love to follow on a regular basis, so I thought I’d share my thoughts with you.
2 out of 3 of these YouTube bloggers are WORKING makeup artists . . . not just makeup gurus that have hoards of makeup who don’t normally work on clients. As most of you know, I like fashion makeup like what you find in Vogue or W Magazine, makeup that makes you feel great about yourself and makeup on the runway and red carpet. I’m not very into “Instagram” makeup . . . which, hopefully, is on the way OUT!
My absolute favorite is Pixiwoo! They are two sisters from the UK, that used to work for MAC many years ago and are still makeup artists today. They even have their own line of brushes out named Real Techniques.
Honestly, I have been watching them for about 9 years or so. I think that was even before YouTube makeup gurus burst onto the scene! These ladies are super talented, funny and always do something different! Some of you, may have heard me say that I am “pixiwooing” though the grocery store today . . . meaning that I am going upon my day acting like I am not wearing extravagant makeup. They coined the term. Here is my gorgeous daughter pixiwooing as Wonder Woman at our local pizza place, Your Pie… she did get some strange looks that day!
My next fave is Wayne Goss! I love him because he gives it to you straight, is a working makeup artist and has great tips and techniques.
He turned me on to several products and techniques. The most recent one being the brand “The Ordinary” (Click here to read more about it). Also, since it is the holiday season, do you know what he calls people who highlight the tip of your nose? Rudolph! That is one of my pet peeves, as well as his . . . highlighting the tip of your nose. If you are doing it . . . I beg you . . . please stop.
Now, my 3rd favorite YouTuber is mostly my favorite because he is quite funny and entertaining to watch. If you don’t like to hear the F-word, then he just might not be the one for you. But this guy makes me laugh out loud and is also very talented. His name is Manny MUA! He is the one who turned me onto Makeup Geek Cosmetics and does a lot of real reviews on products with truth, honesty and a bit of crass.