I’m gonna be honest with you, I don’t know much about makeup. I hardly wear it not because I don’t want to but because I don’t know what the hell I’m doing. If left up to my own devices with contouring, eyeshadow, lashes, and highlight I would probably resemble…

So for a long time I’ve just learned to stay away from these seemingly complicated makeup applications and have just kept it simple. Unless I’m getting it professionally done. But I don’t wanna live like that anymore. It’s a new dawn and Val wants to learn how to apply makeup. But where do I go? Who do I look to for virtual help? Thankfully we have YouTube so I started there and what I found was a treasure trove of makeup tutorials from some of the dopest women in the game. I chose 10 videos that I thought would be perfect for all women regardless of your skill level.

Ellarie – Makeup Do’s and Don’ts

Ellarie is sharing some do’s and don’ts to makeup application. While some may not consider her don’ts to be a bad thing this video made the list as these are some don’ts that I don’t want to fall victim to – although I’m sure I probably have.

Maria Antoinette – Super Simple & Quick Everyday Makeup

Our very on Maria came through with a simple makeup routine that is perfect for the woman on the go. This look literally took her 3 minutes to create and it’s gorgeous!

Nyma Tang – Easy Day To Night Makeup Tutorial For Dark Skin

I can’t talk about Nyma without talking about how gorgeous her skin is. In this tutorial, she shows us how to quickly go from a day to an evening look in less than 6 minutes.

Jackie Aina – Basic to Baddie Makeup Tutorial

Jackie *sings* Jackie Jackie Jackie Jackie (her theme is so catchy), so anyway Jackie is dropping some tips and tricks on concealer and foundation matching.

Kaiser Coby – How To Get No Flashback and Blend Like A Pro!

Don’t you just hate it when you think you’ve taken a bomb photograph only to turn around and see you look like Casper the Friendly Ghost? Worry no more Kaiser Coby is going to hook you up with a way to have you looking like your flawless self.

Lisa ala Mode – The Most Basic Eyeshadow Tutorial Ever!

Never worn eyeshadow before? Lisa has a really great simple tutorial video that will have your eyes popping in less than 3 minutes!

Beauty with Mayra – Makeup For Glasses

I wear glasses so I never wear eyeshadow because whose going to see it right? *buzzer sound* Wrong. Folks can see your eyeshadow and they will even more with these tips to play up your eyes to make them standout from behind your lenses.

Maria Antoinette – Eyebrows 101: Fill, Shape, Products, and Tools

I am obsessed with great eyebrows. I will be late to anywhere I’m going unless my brows are on fleek and thanks to Maria they’re going to be taken to the next level.

Ellarie – Day To Night with COVERGIRL Lipglosses & Lipsticks

Having a last minute night out on the town? Ellarie shows you how to quickly take your office work lip to an evening vixen in no time flat.

Patricia Bright – Best Makeup from 2017

I wouldn’t call this a tutorial perse, what Patricia is showing you her favorite products as she applies them. This is perfect for those of you who may need a start point when it comes to what products you may what to try as you being your journey into makeup. This can also help those who may be looking to change products.

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There you have it! Your go-to listing of tutorials by some of the best of the best in the vlogging beauty game. Whose tutorial are you interested in trying? If there’s someone I missed you think should be on this list with a great tutorial let me know in the comments. Let’s keep this list going! 


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Valerie Pierre is the Owner of Mommy R+R, a witty self-care escape exclusively for moms. She is a lover of food, wine and yoga pants. She is a stay at home mom who resides in Brooklyn, NY with her comic loving gamer husband and their two kids. Valerie is also Co-Owner of Sisterhued.com, a digital collective that connects and uplifts women of color.
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