I’m a self-confessed content addict. Between blogs, podcasts and free e-courses, I find it hard to switch off from the bombardment of information available online.
But one of my favourite ways to either entertain and distract myself (while folding clothes, cooking or doing my makeup) or relax (while in the bath or lazing in bed) is to watch beauty videos online.
When thinking about my favourite YouTube channels, the same themes came to mind - they’re all calm, chilled, fun and, most obviously, two of the three have fabulous British accents.
A few years back, I read about celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge and her YouTube tutorials while flipping through Vogue at the hairdresser.
Cue an evening of binge watching almost two years worth of her videos...
Two close girlfriends admitted they were also obsessed with her videos and we decided she was almost like a ‘big sister’ with her advice and sage ways.
She has brilliant makeup tutorials, many celebrity visitors on her channel and this facial massage video will invoke zen in even the most stressed person. Run, don’t walk, to watch Lisa.
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The flip side of her polished videos is she also frequently vlogs in her dressing gown with no makeup on, so it’s pretty much like having a housemate chatting to you while she gets around her place. Oh and she’s completely gorgeous and amazing at easy-to-follow makeup looks.
Her good friend Lily Pebbles is also a great beauty vlogger worth following.
I read about Ingrid earlier this year - she has a huge following (almost 4 million subscribers!) and after watching a few of her makeup tutorials, I was drawn to her quirky personality.
Ingrid bravely came out in June and her videos have taken a slightly different path since then, but there’s still plenty of great beauty content to get through on her channel.
Who are your favourite beauty YouTubers? Let me know below.