6 Realistic And Actually Easy-To-Follow Makeup Tutorials

6 Realistic And Actually Easy-To-Follow Makeup Tutorials

Sometimes YouTube is the only way to go.
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If you're anything like me, you spend hours every week watching makeup tutorials of all sorts wishing you could do half of the makeup these Youtube gurus do. Makeup does take a lot of practice and a lot of mistakes will occur, but here are some of a few that actually will help you. I've watched every single video that I mention and link down below!!

1. Jaclyn Hill's How To: Contour, Blush, Highlight, and Bake The Face

Jaclyn Hill is my one of, if not my favorite Youtubers so you'll see a lot of her in this article. Aside from her natural humor, she is one of the best out there at describing how to do certain looks and it makes it seem so easy. This video is one of my favorites of hers and I often look at it for help.

2. Casey Holmes' My Go-To Makeup Look!

Casey Holmes is right beside Jaclyn Hill for my favorite beauty gurus and I find myself watching her videos alllll the time. Sometimes her videos can get lengthy, but I could watch and do the looks she talks about all day long.

3. Laura Lee's Easy Natural Makeup | 5 Minute Makeup|

If you're looking for someone funky who's always doing different and new things you have to check out Laura Lee. Every video she does her makeup she reminds her viewers why she's doing certain things and gives plenty of tips and tricks too!



4. Genamourr's How to Use ABH Dipbrow Pomade

Maybe it was just a me problem, but I had literally no idea how to use this stuff when I bought it. Every time I dipped a brush in the pomade, a ton of product would come off and it literally looked like I painted my eyebrows on. It was brutal. This video I've watched probably six times while trying to get the hang of it.

5. AlexandrasGirlyTalk's How to Apply Eyeshadow PERFECTLY

I'm guilty of watching this video a million times too. It's so easy to follow along and understand what she's saying and where she's getting at. Eyeshadow is by no means easy and this tutorial helped so much!

6. Carli Byble's Simple Every Day Makeup Tutorial

Carli Byble is another huuuuge Youtuber with well over 5 million subscribers, so trust me when I say she knows what she's doing. In general, talk through tutorials are so much easier to follow along compared to voice over ones and luckily she does mostly talk through ones!

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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10 Dupes Everyone Who Wears Makeup Needs To Know About

Do you have Benefit taste but a Maybelline pocketbook? Well, this article is for you.

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I love designer brand makeup as much as the next girl, but let's face it, it's too expensive. My shopping cart can go from $15 to $100 real quick on the Sephora website. Recently I have noticed that sometimes designer brands and drugstore brands aren't so different. Here's a list of 10 makeup dupes that will make any makeup lover's heart sing.

1. Buy L'Oreal Lash Paradise instead of Too Faced Better Than Sex

If you love makeup, you know about the highly praised mascara by Too Faced, Better Than Sex. In Ulta or Sephora you can buy this mascara for $24. It's dupe, Lash Paradise by L'Oreal promises similar results, volume and length. When comparing the brushes, it's hard to distinguish the two! You can by Lash Paradise for $9.99.

2. Buy NYX Microbrow Pencil instead of Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

Brows are essential in every makeup routine, and Anastasia Beverly Hills has innovated the brow game with their Brow Wiz eyebrow pencils. Don't want to spend $21 on an eyebrow pencil? Buy the NYX Microbrow Pencil for $5.99, instead.

3. Buy Rimmel Natural Bronzer instead of Benefit Hoola

We could all use a little bronzer in our lives, especially with this winter weather turning us pale. But at what cost? Instead of spending $30 on the Hoola Bronzer by Benefit, make your wallet happy and buy Rimmel's Natural Bronzer for $5.79.

4. Buy Maybelline Fit Me! instead of Too Faced Born This Way

Too Faced Born This way is one of the best medium to full coverage foundations being sold, but it comes at a steep price of $39. The Fit Me! foundation by Maybelline has an eerily similar formula, and is only $6.50. That's what I like to call balling on a budget.

5. Buy Milani Baked Blush instead of Nars Blush

Nars Blush is known for beautiful shimmery shades, the only catch is their price. You can buy Nars' signature blush for $30 at Sephora, or you can buy it's equally amazing dupe Milani's Baked Blush for $7.99.

6. Buy Maybelline Baby Skin Primer instead of Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

Primer is essential in creating a base that will make your makeup look last. Smashbox is a brand known especially for their high quality primers. Their most popular primer, Photo Finish, costs $36. Save some cash and buy Maybelline's Baby Skin primer for $5.99.

7. Buy Maybelline Master Precise instead of Stila Stay All Day 

Stila's Stay All Day eyeliner is a classic, known for it's precision and long lasting formula. Instead of spending $22, spend $5.59 on Maybelline Master Precise eyeliner, and get the same results.

8. Buy Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge instead the Beauty Blender 

The sponge by Beauty Blender is by far the best and most popular technique for applying foundation evenly. The original Beauty Blender sponge costs $19.95. At $5.99 you can buy the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, and it gets the job done just as well.

9. Buy L.A. Girl Pro Conceal instead of Make Up For Ever Invisible Cover Concealer

If you use full coverage concealer, this is the dupe for you. The Make Up For Ever concealer is a full coverage concealer that costs $28. Ouch. Instead, let's buy the L.A. Girl Pro Concealer for $5!

​​10. Buy Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Stick instead of Mac Lipstick

I have always dreamed of owning exclusively Mac lipsticks, but I need to eat, so I buy Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick instead! With a similar formula and range of colors, this dupe is one of my favorites. Lets compare: Mac lipstick will make a dent at $17, while Maybelline's dupe is only $5.99!

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