For the makeup-obsessed people of this world, YouTube beauty tutorials are something of a godsend. No matter what your makeup-applying ability is, there's bound to be a video out there for you! Total beginners can watch their favorite gurus teach them how to craft a killer winged eyeliner or red lip, while beauty experts can search for new ideas and inspiration. Once you get started watching beauty videos, it's very hard to stop!
Of course, there are millions of beauty tutorials out there on the web, which can definitely be a bit daunting to sift through. While every video has its merits, there are some tutorials that are must-watch material for every makeup fan, whether you're an aspiring guru or just someone who wants a new daily cosmetics routine. But how do you know which videos will work for you? How do you sort through the millions of looks out there to find the best ones? It takes time and effort- but that's where we come in!
We've found some of the most popular beauty tutorials on the web and compiled them into one big list for your viewing pleasure. There's something for everyone here, whatever your skin tone, makeup ability, or sense of style. Give them a watch- and maybe even give the looks a try!
Over the past few years, Kylie Jenner has gone from being just another Kardashian-Jenner sister to one of the most successful and most popular beauty gurus in the world. Her makeup line has a cult following, her Snapchat story tutorials have been watched millions of times, and her stunning lip and eye looks have been the envy of all.
Now, thanks to a collaboration between Kylie and Vogue's YouTube channel, you can learn all of the starlet's beauty tips!
Jenner talks about everything from the benefits of baking to one of her mom Kris Jenner's biggest makeup fails in her easy-to-follow tutorials.
If you have darker skin, Toni Olaoye is a YouTuber you should definitely be watching. Toni often posts popular tutorials that are geared towards dark skin tones, with her "Soft Glam" look racking up over 2 million views. That pink tone on the eyes and lips is pretty darn stunning!
Toni takes us through every single step it takes to get this look, from the multiple eyeshadow shades needed to create the gradient to the way she highlights her face with concealer. She also demonstrates how blending can be used to create a beautiful, ombré-style lip with lip liner, lipstick, and gloss. What's not to love?
Beauty guru RachhLoves has dozens of YouTube videos and tutorials that will seriously help you to improve your makeup skills. However, there's one clip that particularly stands out.
Rach's "Beginner Makeup Tutorial" is a goldmine for anyone who's looking to improve their makeup skills on a budget.
It features no brushes and exclusively drugstore products- there's no need to drop a whole load of cash on fancy tools and makeup! It's the kind of beginner tutorial that anyone can follow, no matter what budget they're on. Plus, the finished look is simple yet stunning and it's perfect for everyday wear!
Popular YouTube beauty guru AlexandrasGirlyTalk has over two million subscribers in total, and it's easy to see why! Her videos break down a ton of different complex makeup skills into easy-to-follow tutorials. In one particularly popular video, Alexandra goes through all of the steps required for you to apply your eyeshadow perfectly.
Not only does she give tips about which products and tools you'll need, she covers a lot of common eyeshadow mistakes that you probably don't realize you're making. And she covers all of this in under five minutes! Whether you're a total eyeshadow newbie or something of a pro, this brief clip is definitely worth watching.
Cut crease eyeshadow looks are all the rage among beauty gurus and makeup fans alike at the moment. A cut crease can be a stunning way to make your eyes "pop" and make them appear more open, so it's no wonder that everyone wants to learn how to create one!
If you feel like you've watched all of the basic cut crease tutorials you need, it's time to move on to something a bit more elaborate: Daimier's Glitter Cut Crease.
This tutorial breaks some pretty complex-looking techniques down into a simple, easy-to-follow application process. Plus, it involves glitter. Everybody loves glitter!
The smoky eye is a beauty trend that's never going to go out of style. Depending on how intense you go, it has you covered either for a glamorous everyday look or a dramatic night-out statement. Still, the line between a "smoky eye" and an "overly blended mess" can be a thin one, which is where Tina Yong comes in.
Her smoky eye tutorial covers the basics of how to achieve this look. Plus, the final results are highly versatile- you can wear Tina's creation both day and night! The neutral colors involved will suit everyone, regardless of skin tone or eye color.
Anyone who's ever been on a beauty product shopping spree will know full well that both makeup and makeup brushes can be insanely expensive at times. It's especially frustrating when you find a tutorial that you love online, but the tools they used to create the look are all high-end, overly-expensive brushes and sponges!
Luckily, KathleenLights on YouTube has created a simple tutorial that not only looks great but features affordable products- including the brushes!
All of the makeup is available at your local drugstore and the tools she uses are affordable. If you're looking for an everyday look that won't break the bank, this one is for you.
Contouring is a makeup process that every celebrity and their mother is using at the moment- literally, look at Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner! It can be a bit daunting for a total newbie to dive into the complex world of contouring, but luckily, there are loads of tutorials online to make the process easier!
Popular beauty guru Carli Bybel's offering has over 2.5 million views and is a great place for any beginner to start. Carli explains exactly which product should go where, the best kinds of brushes to use, and how to finish off your contour with a simple eye and lip look.
It looks like we aspiring beauty experts have a lot to thank Vogue for! It turns out that Kylie Jenner isn't the only celebrity makeup guru they've partnered with lately- they've uploaded a video with Rihanna too!
RiRi's fun ten-minute tutorial showcases the look she likes to wear for a night out and goes into quite a lot of detail.
Of course, she shows off a lot of her Fenty Beauty products in the process! If you want to find out how to contour like Rihanna, perfect a pop star's eye makeup look, or just watch the star clearly having the time of her life, this is the tutorial for you.
If you want to achieve a cut crease without the kind of glitter effect that Daimier was showcasing, Denitslava Makeup has a great, easy-to-follow tutorial up on her channel. This soft cut crease isn't quite as in-your-face as some of the other examples online, but that makes it a perfect candidate for a simple, everyday look.
The colors Denitslava uses are brightening and perfect for all skin tones. Plus, this look will make your eyes pop no matter what their color is! All in all, it's a great first tutorial for cut crease newbies who don't want to go all in with bolder colors on their first try.
We all know that applying eyeliner can be a bit of a stressful experience whether you're a makeup newbie or a seasoned beauty guru. How much is too much? How do you make your cat-eye flicks even? How on earth do the makeup wizards of this world get their lines to be so perfect and smooth?
While the old cliché that only practice makes perfect is certainly true in the case of eyeliner, there are some great tutorials online to give you a helping hand.
For one, Adriana Braje has a video containing all of the tips and tricks you'll need to get your eyeliner skills to pro level in no time- especially if you love a good winged look.
Australian YouTuber Lauren Curtis has a lot of gorgeous makeup tutorials up on her channel. However, this simple but stunning prom makeup look has to be one of the most popular! It's actually the third of Curtis' prom-inspired videos, but this tutorial features a look that's a little bit less bold and extravagant than the others.
It's a natural pink-toned ensemble that'll make a gorgeous spring or summer beauty staple. Plus, Curtis gives some great tips about applying eyeliner that will help anyone who's struggling to get a smooth line. Whether you've got a prom coming up or not, give this video a watch!
While this tutorial by AndreasChoice is technically designed especially for the holiday season, we think it's a great party or night-out option for all year round.
For one, the red lip that Andrea pulls off is totally enviable: the lip liner is smooth, the color is bold, and it matches the overall look beautifully.
For her eye makeup, Andrea covers a regular brown-toned eyeshadow look with some glitter, and the result is a masterclass is tasteful sparkle! Still, if you want to forgo the sparkly stuff for a more muted look, we think this tutorial is great even if you leave out that particular step. Give it a go, no matter what time of year it is!
Miss Fame is one of the most talented drag queens and makeup artists out there, and frankly, we think all of her tutorials are incredible. However, this "Fresh"-themed tutorial is one of the more wearable looks on a day-to-day basis. It makes heavy use of highlighter and contouring, leaving the end result looking sleek, smooth, and slimming.
Paired with a rose-colored eye makeup look and a bold lip, this tutorial is bound to breathe some fresh life into your beauty regime. Even if such an extensive foundation and contouring routine isn't for you, the eye and lip tips you'll gain make the tutorial totally worth watching.
You might not think that glitter could possibly feature in a "subtle" makeup look, but hey- prepare to be surprised! While An Knook's Classic Brown Glitter Eye tutorial does feature a dose of sparkle, it's muted enough to make the look wearable on a daily basis.
Knook has some great advice to give about eye priming, blending, and lining.
The sharp angle of her liner and shadow is surprisingly easy to achieve, as she'll show you in the video! Plus, as you'd expect, you'll get a masterclass in how to apply eye glitter precisely and tidily. There's no need to shy away from sparkle for fear of making a mess!
Musical.ly star and social media influencer Loren Gray may be just 16 years old, but don't let her young age fool you: she's still got a lot of great makeup tips to give! In a ten-minute tutorial, Gray covers her entire daily beauty routine from moisturizing to finishing off with lip gloss, and the result is an easily-achieved but pretty glamorous look.
The effect of lip gloss layered over a slightly differently-colored lipstick adds definition to the lip area and is a great addition to a heavy-coverage look. Gray claims not to be a beauty guru in this video, but honestly, some of her tips are pretty impressive!
Fake eyelashes can look absolutely stunning if they're applied correctly. However, as anyone who's ever tried to apply them will know, it can be pretty difficult, to say the least- especially for beginners!
If the thought of glue, tweezers, and a fragile fake lash going anywhere near your eye fills you with dread, MsAaliyahJay's short but comprehensive eyelash tutorial is definitely worth a watch.
She'll show you exactly where to place the lash, how to measure it to make sure it fits your eye, and, of course, how to use tweezers to get the best results. It's an invaluable video!
Summer is the best time of year to learn how to bronze yourself to perfection. Luckily, Sarahy Delarosa has an informative and not-too-long makeup tutorial that'll show you how to do just that! Not only does Delarosa use bronzer to perfection, but she also pairs this base makeup with a gorgeous copper-colored eyeshadow base and some stunning winged eyeliner.
Add a pinkish-nude matte lip look in there, and you've got yourself the perfect summer makeup inspiration! Delarosa makes sure to make the most of her bronzer: she doesn't go overboard, but still makes those cheekbones pop. We're super jealous of her makeup skills!
From bronzed goddess to natural glow, here's another summer-themed tutorial for you to enjoy! Christen Dominique's take on the summer bronzer look is a bit less in-your-face than other similar tutorials, but it's a stunning look nonetheless.
Her foundation base gives perfect coverage without being too heavy for the hot weather, while her eye makeup doesn't use any liner at all!
The definition is all created by different, complementary shades of shadow. Then, of course, you've got highlighter to consider- you want to use that summer sun to blind people with your sparkling edges! Christen's summer look is simple but effective.
While we're talking about summer makeup looks, we should probably address some of the challenges that this time of year can bring makeup-wise. The hot weather can make wearing makeup pretty uncomfortable, and a bit of a risk; nobody wants their brows or eye makeup to start melting down their face thanks to sweat or humidity!
Luckily, Jackie Aina has some tips for those of us who still want to show off our beauty skills even when it's sweltering outside. She'll introduce you to a ton of products and hacks that will make your finished look sweat-proof and heat-proof. Jackie, you've saved us all!