For those who are just getting into makeup and beauty, it can be difficult to know who the best makeup bloggers to follow online are. Here are some tips and advice to help you decide the best gurus to follow for you.
Some of the best makeup bloggers to follow online are on YouTube, which is a video clip sharing site where many beauty tutorials are uploaded. There is an enormous amount makeup artists on here now, many whom have hundreds of thousands and even millions of followers. There are styles and tastes for everyone, so it is not hard to find someone who is popular and who you like.
To spot a great makeup blogger you should look not at the number of followers that they have – although this is obviously an indicator of quality in many cases – but also the techniques and products that the person uses. You should also pay attention to how much knowledge they have of the beauty products that they are using.
Those who can recommend makeup looks or products specifically for rosacea or acne for example, have a clear understanding of what they are doing, and you can often judge by their finished looks whether they have been successful or not.
The best makeup bloggers to follow online also to show you all the steps necessary from start to finish, including when they are wearing no makeup at all so that you can see the entire transformation. Great beauty bloggers also describe the specific techniques that they use to apply difficult products to get right, including eyeliner and foundation.
A great beauty blogger is also one who gives all the details of the products that they are using so that you can go out and buy them yourself, or so that you can try a sample from your local store before buying to see if it is also right for you. Many beauty bloggers are sponsored, so some may make a profit off what they are promoting.
There are many great beauty bloggers now on Instagram, and this is a great place to go if you are looking to get makeup inspiration without watching longer video tutorials. In fact, so many people get their inspiration from this platform that some bloggers have become famous only through Instagram.
The video clips that can be shared on here are only very short, and many top bloggers choose Instagram to link through to their personal websites, where full details of guest tutorials are provided. The best beauty bloggers will give tantalising and clear photos, enticing you to click through to their blog.
Once you are through to the blog, the best bloggers will detail all the makeup steps required thoroughly, and will list the products used. Furthermore, there will be photos showing the different steps of the tutorials to guide you to a great finished look.
These are just several signs of the best beauty bloggers, although of course who you choose to follow often comes to down to personal taste and preference in makeup. Nonetheless, the best bloggers will follow some of the guidelines above to help you do great beauty looks with little hassle each and every time, whether on YouTube, Instagram or their own personal blog.
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