During the pandemic, many of us were trying to either perfect our at-home beauty skills game or learn a new one. You wanted to look your best over all those zoom calls, Facetimes, and virtual events. So, that meant learning to cut, style, and dye hair too. When we were missing spa appointments or the ability to go into a store for product advice and some much needed guidance, your favourite beauty YouTubers were there for you. The stars of these videos were a much needed friendly, bright spot during a dark time. Moreover, they would anticipate the questions or dilemma viewers might be faced with. So you didn’t feel completely out of your element.
We are highlighting 6 of our favourite beauty YouTubers today that helped us DIY our beauty routine through Covid. For videos to be good, they need to be both informative and entertaining; and these YouTube stars do just that and more! So without further ado, here are 6 of our personal favourite Beauty YouTubers we hope you too can learn from.
Brad Mondo is an amazing hairstylist on YouTube. Videos where he comments on people dyeing their hair are as funny, as they are informative. Over the course of the pandemic I had to learn to do hair at home. Brad was part of my journey to cutting men’s hair (my dad looks fly) and knowing which clippers to buy (more on my hair styling tool journey here). I also learned a lot about the dos and don’ts of colouring your hair at home. In fact, I was even inspired to try a professional brand of colour instead of a traditional box dye. I thought I did a good job doing a box dye before watching Brad but he helped bring it to another level for me. I was determined too. I mean, my mom and I were not going to give in to roots and greys during lockdown.
James Wells made me rethink my skin care routine. Before watching his videos, I was guilty of not putting on sunscreen every single morning. Did I put it on when I knew that I would be gardening or going to be out in the sun for a prolonged period of time? Of course. However, I now wear sunscreen every single morning and have even done a roundup of the best face sunscreens. He is very knowledgeable about what individual ingredients do and you really learn from him. What kind of videos do you get from James? Well he comments on celebrity skincare routines, and he reviews products of all types, just to give you an idea.
Kayley Melissa is hair goals. She is all about braids and waves. I love watching her try different types of curlers, hair dryers, curling irons, and watching her braid hair. Can I braid like she can? Hell no! However, I love watching her do it and have learned a lot. I’ve gained confidence to try new things (even if they don’t always work out) and my technique for styling my hair has gotten much better as a result.
My Favourite thing about Milabu is that she she tests so many different and unique products. Whether it’s a product I’ve heard of, already love, or something off the wall, I always enjoy seeing her try new things, regardless if they actually work or not. I’ve picked up some great tips, plus many ideas about products and I have really learned a lot.
If you’ve ever been to this blog before, then you know we stan RuPaul’s Drag Race and iconic queens like Trixie Mattel. We’ve written guides to understanding drag terminology, drag queen quotes, and even highlighted some of our favourite queens’ post-drag race gigs. Trixie Mattel’s YouTube channel is one of those post-drag race gigs and it’s ripe with great information. Pre-Drag Race, Trixie went to beauty school and worked at a makeup counter- so she knows her stuff. Let’s not forget that she also owns her own successful makeup company, Trixie Cosmetics. Videos where she does her iconic Trixie face with one brand’s makeup, highlights that there are great, cheaper drugstore products and some crappy boutique/designer/expensive products. Though her exaggerated contour might gently poke fun at contour, in general; you can learn a lot about shaping and placement. From her channel you can also enjoy a lot of fun activities, like watching her try to bake using vintage Easy Bake ovens!
James has a separate YouTube channel with his twin brother, YouTube makeup guru, Robert Welsh. The duo are a riot when they are together. Highlights of their channel include trying 5 Minute Craft Videos IRL, and videos where they look at skincare and make up throughout the ages.
These are just 6 of our favourite beauty YouTubers, that I really learn from – we hope you find them useful too. YouTube is full of people ready to share their unique perspective on everything from skincare, hair, and makeup. No matter if you are a novice or an expert, you can always learn something new.
What did you think of this list of our favourite beauty YouTubers? Who are your favourite beauty YouTubers? Leave us a comment and let us know. We love getting feedback from our readers.
Have fun playing with a new post-pandemic look or technique from one of these YouTube experts! Or not. Either way, you’re beautiful.