Who else goes on YouTube beauty binges? I don’t know how it happens or why, but one minute I’m curious about good foundations for oily skin and the next minute–which ends up being an hour and 30 videos later–I know everything about contouring and the dangers of taking photos with HD finishing powder.
Makeup and beauty videos on YouTube aren’t just amazing for great tips. They’re also awesome in terms of representation. People who actually have darker complexions are sharing their favorite foundations and women with hooded lids are showing that you can still wear amazing eye makeup without a prominent lid. This kind of advice was so hard to find in large numbers just a few years ago, so it’s amazing to witness it’s growth and diversity.
There are a lot of amazing YouTube beauty gurus out there and we know we can’t list all of them, but this post is going to highlight 10 makeup and beauty vloggers of color who we’re really digging right now.
Beauty CrushI'm a sucker for any British accent, especially when they're coming from cute chicks with some serious makeup prowess. Beauty Crush is candid, fun and informative about makeup, trends and even personal anecdotes about body image and being of mixed race. She's pretty much the whole package! Youtube: BeautyCrush Twitter: TheBeautyCrush Instagram: TheBeautyCrush Tumblr: Dollhousexo
ZukreatI've seen the most flawless, gorgeous makeup on young women who wear hijabs, and Zukreat is not exception. Her tutorials range from dramatic smokey eyes to skincare. She also offers helpful beauty advice for other young women who wear hijabs. Youtube: Zukreat Twitter: Zukreat Instagram: Zukreat Facebook: ArtistofMakeup
Destiny GodleyFor women with darker skin tones, finding the right foundation can be a pain in the butt. Sometimes the darkest colors of a makeup line are still too light, which will make darker skin look dull and ashy. Destiny offers some great tutorials and makeup advice for other people who go through that struggle and she looks amazing with bold and bright lipsticks and eyeshadows. Youtube: DestinyGodley Twitter: DestinyGodley Facebook: Destiny Godley Pinterest: DestinyGodley
Dulce CandySearching for Latina makeup gurus can be a little tough, but Dulce Candy is a diamond in the rough. She does a lot of tutorials based on celebs like Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga as well as some pretty dope Halloween tutorials. Youtube: DulceCandy87 Twitter: Dulcecandy87 Instagram: Dulcecandy Facebook: Dulcecandy87 Pinterest: Dulcecandy87
BubzbeautyYears ago I stumbled upon Bubz's tutorial about wearing makeup with glasses, and the tips from that video have always stuck with me. She has a ton of videos for you to check out, some of which are especially useful to those of you who have hooded eyelids. Youtube: Bubzbeauty Twitter: Bubzbeauty Instagram: Itsbubz Facebook: Itsbubz
Erica FayeErica's style and makeup choices aren't just on point. They're also bright and colorful, which is probably what drew me to her videos in the first place. If you want to check out some makeup looks that really embrace vibrant pigments instead of toned down neutrals, you've got to watch her videos. Youtube: Wallaceef Twitter: MizzFae Instagram: Fae101 Facebook: Wallaceef Tumblr: Ericafae
ChescalocsChescaleigh is a pretty popular YouTube figure these days, but her hair and makeup tutorials are still useful and entertaining. I especially loved a recent video she made on embracing her large lips and accentuating their plumpness with affordable lipsticks. You've just got to check it out! Youtube: Chescalocs Twitter: Chescaleigh Instagram: Chescaleigh Facebook: Chescaleigh Pinterest: Chescaleigh Tumblr: Franchesca
Who are your favorite YouTube makeup and beauty vloggers of color? What kind of representation do you want to see more often in beauty tutorials in general? Tell us in the comments!