I was never keen on learning about beauty and skin care products up until I started watching beauty/make up vloggers on YouTube. I gradually began to watch more of those videos and I quickly found my favorite beauty and make up gurus on YouTube. I have became a follower of the likes of Teni Panosian Christen Dominique Desi Perkins Chinutay A SunKissAlba NancieMwai Zoella and Shirley B. Eniang I love their channels with reason:
1. They have good knowledge about the products that they recommend to there viewers
2. They give honest reviews. So if a product is bad they won’t shy away from saying so and if it is good, they will rave so much about it that you will literally want to get your hands on the product(s).
3. Sense of humor that makes them so lovable. I got to give it to Christen and Desi – these two ladies know how to hold their audience so well. They chat so candidly about general stuff and their sense of humor gets me laughing. They also share edited out clips of their recordings that are actually fun to watch.
4. Act as guinea pigs. I am this literally – they test products on behalf of their views so if it backfires on them, then they face the music. It takes a lot of balls for them to test new products on their faces just to recommend if its worth the purchase or not. To me this is admirable.
Teni Panosian joined YouTube in Feb 22nd 2010 and she has over 1 million subscribers. Her grace and sense of style has wowed so many viewers who religiously follow her channel. Beauty companies have occasionally chosen her to represent their brands because of her warm and lovable personality of course not forgetting her sense of taste in style, especially on what is trending in the beauty and fashion world.
With lots of experience in make up artistry, Christen Domique’s channel is vibrant with different make up looks. From vampy to halloween to cinematic make up looks – she takes home the title ‘Beauty/make up goddess’. With over 2 million friends following her channel, Christine’s love for make up isn’t the only thing that has made her successful on YouTube. Her bubble character and an advocator of self love has made her one of the most lovable and celebrated beauty vlogger. Beauty companies love her artistry and she gets to enjoy the luxury of receiving lots of freebies from top brands. It is from her love of make up and hardwork that has exposed her to the life of the rich and famous.
This sexy – Spanish and Mexican Ninja has over 3 million followers on Instagram and over 2 million followers on her channel. Desi Perkins has creates celebrity inspired makeup tutorials based on the looks of Jennifer Lopez and Kylie Jenner among others. She started off her career at Sephora and right now she is a force to recon with. She now rubs shoulders with celebrity make up artist Patrick Ta which clearly goes to show that she is now an ‘A list Star’ in her own right.
Melting Skull by Desi Perkins
Born and raised in Canada, this East African beauty (Ethiopian descent) joined YouTube in 2003. At only 24 years Chinutay has quickly grown her channel with over 300,000 thousand followers. Besides sharing make up tutorials on her channel, she occasionally shares vlogs about her family. With her ‘larger than life’ attitude, she has broken cultural boundaries yet still maintains her faith in Islam. Just recently she launched her hijab/ scarf line under the name Chinutay&Co
This Naturalists mom of one has hair, skin and beauty goals in check. Alba’s channel has 44,830,745 views. She is a believer in organic products and she preaching about them on all her social sites. She transitioned from using conventional products when she gave birth to her son. She is a huge advocator of non- toxic make up and beauty products. I personally love her channel because I am all about ‘organic life’ though I still have and use safe conventional products that I love.
Nancie Mwai is one sexy and savvy fashion and beauty blogger/vlogger. She made her start in blogging years back when Kenyan’s didn’t know much about that industry. Having taken a break to raise her baby girl, Nancie’s comeback has put her back on the top. Here growing audience on all her social media sites love her style and attitude. Locally, she takes home the crown as a ‘make up guru’ She also owns an online fashion boutique by the name ShopNewLevel
Meet one of YouTube’s millionaires… Zoella is the ‘British Queen of YouTube’ with over 11 million followers and 938,710,826 views. She shares everything from beauty, fashion, travel and lifestyle. This British sweetheart is loved by her ever growing audience. Her channel is vibrant and on occasions her cute dog manages to steal some glances from her viewers. Her channel has created a lot of talk-ability and let me not start with her make up collection…. OMG… You have to watch her channel to see what I am talking about.
Shirley’s make up videos are the first ones I started with when I began frequenting YouTube. I loved her British accent and her sweet personality really warms my heart. She has beautiful skin to die for and lawd’ her body is just perfect. Just like many beauty vloggers, Shirley also vlogs about fashion, travel and family life. She doesn’t hide that she is Nigerian and talks about it all the time on her channel together with her siblings who get to be featured on her channel a lot.
And that sums it up guys. These are my favorite beauty bloggers/v loggers. I follow several others and hopefully I will share them with you soon, especially the ones who cover fashion a lot like Chriselle Lim.
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