If you have been on the internet lately–which context clues lead me to believe that you have been–you may have noticed that we happen to be in the golden age of internet makeup gurus. Beauty vloggers like Zoella, Bethany Mota, and Michelle Phan have created a veritable empire built on beauty tutorials such as ones on how to contour and highlight, as well as saying the words “Okay, so today I’m starting out with one of my favorite products…” garnering book deals and household name recognition out of their YouTube channels.
I have been lurking on the outskirts of YouTube Makeup Culture for a while now, and, from my standpoint, I think they all do very good work. I love that all it takes to learn how to do a new look is to plug in different variations on a theme–say, “boxer braids”–until I find a video that works for me and I can hunch over my laptop and watch a girl I don’t know teach me how to do “Kim Kardashian braids.” But, since makeup vloggers have gotten to be so very omnipresent, it seems that we have managed to get beyond the normal scope of what one might expect for beauty tutorials–you know, your standard-issue contouring and baking looks–and have gotten to be a little, uh, out of the box. In the best way possible, obviously. Check out these makeup tutorials that are so weird and so objectively unnecessary that they’re kind of amazing. They don’t need to exist! But I’m glad they do:
1. This Finding Dory look:
This video was actually the inspiration behind this whole post. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. IT’S SO SCARY. IT’S SO RIDICULOUS. Chrisspy is so talented and so, so, extra.
2. This Minions lookalike ~inspo~
I am CRYYYYING over this.
3. This Pepe the Frog tutorial:
CRYYYYING PART II: THE SEQUEL. (One of the suggested videos in the sidebar for this video is one called “Pepe is Illuminati. Great!)
4. This high heel contouring tutorial:
Skip the knife and tape contour. Heel contour for the win (If you don't have a sense of humor, leave my page)Details: Lashes: @HudaBeauty @ShopHudaBeauty in "Scarlett" Contour: @AnastasiaBeverlyHills Cream Contour Kit in "Medium" Setting Powder: Ben Nye "Banana Powder" Hydrating spray: MAC Fix + Highlight: Becca Cosmetics "Champagne Pop" Lips: @TarteCosmetics Tartiest glossy lip paint in "Hella" lined with @NYXCosmetics "Natural" lip liner
Contouring with a Louboutin stiletto, AS ONE DOES.
5. This tutorial that teaches you how to CONTOUR WITH AN ACTUAL KNIFE:
Nothing like it!
6. This Gigi Hadid makeup tutorial:
For when you need those Zayn tickets.
7. This Snapchat Drag tutorial:
A nice, subtle daytime look.
8. This Siberian Husky look:
9. This egg tutorial:
Great for any occasion!
10. Clown contouring:
She looks great! It’s just that we have clown contouring and clown contouring alone to blame for every insane contouring look you’ve seen trending before.
11. This neck contouring video for “slimmer graceful looking” updos:
Neck Contour HACK for slimmer graceful looking Updos! Full video link's in bio @mwhairstyles OR type out bit.ly/hhairhacks Which was your fav hacks? Music Stereo Love #hairstyles#instahair #instabraid #pretty #girl #peinadosvideos #hudabeauty #howtodohair #lazy #cute #contour #contouring #love #hack #hacks #sundayfunday #updostyle #girls
Has Contouring Gone Too Far?
12. This leg contouring video:
Inspired by the Anatomy of the Human body book of my son. Press Using key products: @esteelauder bronzer @anastasiabeverlyhills cream kit @morphebrushes & @opvlashes brushes @maccosmetics fix + prep&prime #makeup #amazing #lipstick #beauty #contour #opvlashes #abhilluminator #promakeup #sexylegs #instamakeup #makeupMeri #Hudabeauty #makeupjunkie #Legs #beauty #happy #instagood #love #sexy #hot @maquiagemx @hudabeauty @hairmakeupdiary @makeupfanatic1 @styles.video @melformakeup @allmodernmakeup @liveglam.co @howto.makeup @dressyourface @blendwithtrend @universodamaquiagem_oficial @glamvids @videosfashions @brian_champagne @wakeupandmakeup @girlzart @makeupvideosonly @makeupcoach @maquillaje.paramujeres @laurag_143 @omghairmakeup @makeuptutorialsx0x @fashionarttut @fashionclimaxx2 @813fashion @hair.makeup.allure @makeup @makeupvideoss @makeup.val @styleartists @fashion_daily_uae @makeup_clips @1minutemakeup @mazarin_design @tutoriaisinspirations @tutoriaisinspirations @videosbeauty @diytop @womensbestbeauty @worthyofwomen.videos @body.artistry @mystical.makeovers @abs_at_home @home.abs @atualidadefeminina @thestylechick @fashion_lalo @itutorialguide @glamour_guide_ @lovetutorialsx @idiyguide @videosbeauty @makegirlz @ideiasparameninas @tutorialguides_ @diyvideosx @dailymakeup @alyakattan @monakattan
Yes (contouring has gone too far).
13. This D*nald Tr*mp makeup tutorial:
This is a joke. But still–HARD PASS.
What do you think of these makeup tutorials? Would you ever try any of them? Let us know in the comments!
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