We’ve all watched a makeup tutorial that had us going, “WOW. That is gorgeous, but there is no way I could ever actually DO that.” Why not throw caution to the wind and, well, do it – and film yourself doing so? Your fans will love seeing you not take yourself too seriously – and even if your results are less than perfect, they’ll want to buy the MagicLinked products in your video description box.
LEARN FROM THE PROS
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
5500K Ring Light
$39.95 on sale at Adorama
A good ring light is a MUST for makeup videos (and, really, all videos). You’ve gotta have the right lighting – every Hollywood starlet and YouTuber knows this.
$39 at Ulta
We were sister shook when our own MagicLinks creator, James Charles, released this every-color-EVER palette. It’s really the only one you need.
Skinny Vanity Mirror
$20.47 at Beautylish
This lighted makeup mirror includes removable attachments for an included magnifying mirror AND for your phone or camera, so you can do close-ups.
Perfecting Primer Serum
$54 at Sephora
So far as we can tell, layering 18 serums + primers underneath makeup is the reason all those beauty YouTubers have the most perfect skin, ever.
Mist Travel Size
$20 at Tatcha
Mist your face, before AND after makeup application, with this YouTuber-beloved, hydrating spray. Even if you failed that cut crease, your skin will look lit from within.
$20 at Birchbox
Often imitated, never duplicated. The original BeautyBlender has appeared in basically every makeup video since its launch in 2007. It’s a must-link.
$8 at Colour Pop
A blend of links to both high-end and low-end products always sells well, right? Good thing this $8 mascara performs as well (or better) than a $38 one.
$65 at E.L.F. Cosmetics
Even the best products won’t apply well without good quality brushes! This 9-piece brush set, a $74 value, includes everything you need to glow, baby, glow.
$64 at Nordstrom
There’s a reason why every top makeup YouTuber AND every red carpet makeup artist uses this foundation: It’s hard to make your skin look bad, wearing this.