When it comes to watching YouTube videos, I tend to have a short attention span. Anything longer than 3 minutes will have me fast-forwarding through, and this is especially true of makeup tutorials. That said, YouTube beauty videos are the best for learning technique and getting inspired for looks.
Here we’ve done the work for you and narrowed down some of our favorite holiday-appropriate looks. Next time you have 15 minutes to get ready for your holiday get-together, check out one of these videos.
This softly smoked out eye makeup look and matte dark red lip combination from fashionista804 is the height of sophisticated glam for me. It can be a little intense for those who don’t wear that much makeup on a day-to-day basis, so if that’s the case, pick either the lips or eyes to copy. Since the overall look is pretty flat, I’d add some shimmer to your cheeks as a highlight so that you still look glowy in photos.
Desi Perkins is an extremely talented makeup guru. Her classic Hollywood look is very sleek and appropriate for even your most conservative office holiday party. Her step-by-step in this particular video is very helpful, though it does make the video longer than necessary for those who are already pros at blending, contouring, etc.
It’s worth watching Kasushai Beauty’s Kylie Jenner makeup tutorial for the lip lining technique alone. Then again, her lip color in this video is spot-on for a slightly edgy holiday look. This is the kind of makeup look I’d emulate for a holiday gathering with the girls, when I want to impress in the most stylish way.
Sometimes all you want in order to feel glamorous and done-up is a gorgeously put-together smoky eye. In that case, Lisa Eldridge’s classic smoky eye tutorial is a must-see. She really takes away the fear factor from this intimidating look by following up her instructions with some general tips to adapt the look to any face.
If you really want to play with your holiday makeup look, Carli Bybel’s tutorial features a dramatic eye makeup look with actual glitter. This would be the most difficult look for most people, since glitter is notoriously messy. Make sure you set aside enough time for clean up after you finish the eyes.
Which tutorial fit your style the best?