My Favorite YouTube Makeup Channels

After last week’s post about my recent love affair with makeup, skin care and all things girly, several of you asked for a list of some of the YouTube beauty experts I’ve found helpful.

If you’re so over me talking about makeup, don’t worry – I’ll be back with a recipe next week.

The Brits: These gals are great resources far as techniques for application go, but they often use UK brands we don’t have access to here in the states. I usually don’t mind, because you can replicate what they’re doing with things that are available here.

 Lisa Eldridge is a London based professional makeup artist who has done magazine covers and red carpet looks for some of the biggest celebrities in the world. She has this dreamy lilting accent. I really like Lisa’s videos because they are wearable, and she focuses on emphasizing glowing skin rather than caking on a ton of goop.  The production value of her videos is unparalleled.

 Samantha and Nicola Chapman of Pixiwoo are sisters and makeup artists from Norwich. In addition to making videos and teaching courses at their studio, they even have their own line of makeup brushes sold here in the states called “Real Techniques.”  Some of their looks are fun, but pretty avant garde, and not very applicable to what I might try in real life .


Tanya Burr of pixi2woo is less polished, but still very talented.  I like watching her videos to get inspiration for options for when I’m headed for an evening out.  Her style is a bit more glamorous than I would be into for a day to day kind of thing.  Fun fact, she is dating the Pixiwoo sister’s little brother Jim and got started on YouTube as one of their models for videos.
The American Gals: In addition to tutorials on specific looks, each of these gals does monthly “favorites” videos where they review products for hair, skin and makeup.

 Emily Eddington is a morning news anchor in Illinois. She puts her televisions skills to use on her YouTube channel Beauty Broadcast.  While Emily is self trained and a little less of an artist with makeup, she is one of my favorite YouTubers to watch because she’s more comfortable in front of the camera.  She also uses drug store brands the majority of the time.  Even though I’m loving luxurious fancy makeup these days, it’s nice to see what some affordable options are.
MakeupbyTiffanyD is one of the first YouTube videos on make up I ever watched.  She is really great at teaching techniques step by step.  She can be a little spacey sometimes, but I don’t mind so much.  I really enjoy her review videos where she talks about favorite products for skincare, hair, and makeup. She has oily skin like me, so I find her product recommendations more useful than some of the other channels I watch.


There are a few others I watch off and on, but these are my favorites or the ones I’ve actually learned something from. I really wish there had been something like this around when I was an awkward teenager.

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4 Responses

  1. Shelby says:

    Thank you, from the bottom of my redheaded soul. Lisa Eldridge is so fun. In an effort to increase meaning and beneficence in the world, I devoted at least 45 minutes to watching her transform her face without once looking like a Kardashian!

    • elizabeth says:

      Isn’t she fun! There are so many people who do make up videos that are a little too Kardashian by way of Tranny. MakeupGeekTV is the worst. If you’re going to do tranny makeup, you better have a fun accent. 😉

  2. For real, right? Stuff like this would’ve made my teen years better. I actually decided to do my own makeup for my wedding (since i wasn’t wild about the results from a make-up artist) + thus began my love affair with makeup channels + hair-styling channels. they’re awesome!

    • elizabeth says:

      That’s so cool that you did your own makeup for your wedding. Should I ever wed, I might do the same.

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