My Favorite YouTube Channels!

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Looking for new skincare?

I am always looking for the latest and greatest especially in skincare!  Technology changes so quickly and so do makeup and skincare formulas.  Now, I’m not saying that using your old stand by isn’t great but why not try something different when you run out of your current?

I have been struggling with skincare since Bare Minerals changed ALL their skincare formulas.  I have extremely sensitive skin.  I’m not talking about breaking out (most of the time that happens when you start any new skincare), I’m talking about redness, itching and peeling.  It is no fun!

I have a few favorites on YouTube that I admire.  3 to be exact and 2 are WORKING makeup artists, not just YouTube gurus.  So, when one of those favorites, Wayne Goss, did a video about a brand called The Ordinary, I just had to give it a shot and I am so happy I did.  My skin looks great, healthy, hydrated and smooth.

Here is what The Ordinary says about itself…. “The Ordinary was founded by skin care enthusiasts who were fed up with the lack of transparency and fairness in the the beauty industry. By formulating products in their in-house lab and producing them in their own factory, The Ordinary brings you effective skin care at an honorable price”.

The two things I love about the brand is that . . .

#1, it is inexpensive especially for the quality of ingredients that you get.

#2, is that The Ordinary products, are free of parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, animal oils, benzalkonium chloride, coal tar dyes, formaldehyde, mercury, oxybenzone.

I ordered mine directly from their website.  Here is what I went with . . .

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Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 for multi-depth hydration and visible plumping without drawing water out of the skin solely to improve temporary surface hydration.

Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane uses next-generation retinoid active technologies which have been shown to achieve better reduction in signs of ageing than retinol without irritation.

100% Plant Derived Squalane is an exceptional hydrator and can prevent ongoing loss of hydration that impairs dermal suppleness.

However, it can be difficult to figure out what you need.  After doing tons of research, I found this to be the best site to guide you in the right direction on what your skincare might need . . . Beautylish.  However, The Ordinary products are always sold out so try The Ordinary website after deciding what you want on Beautylish.

Next, I will talk about The Ordinary’s line of foundation!!!  I love that too.

So, tell me . . . what skincare brands or products are your favorites?