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Must Watch Beauty Vloggers & Must Try Cosmetics

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Adelphi chapter.

The world of beauty has blown up on social media with in the last few years. Between YouTube, online shopping, bloggers and so many more, makeup and beauty in general is becoming an entire online industry of its own. As some of you may know YouTube is one of the biggest social media sites around right now. Successful YouTubers can make anywhere from 1-25 Million dollars a year, they have become a celebrity in their own right. A large portion of those Youtubers focus in Beauty and the cosmetic industry. Youtube is an amazing way to educate oneself on the basics of the makeup and beauty industry. Another great way is through online bloggers, there are several blogs for women and men to read about different tips and tricks on hair on makeup. Lastly a huge part of the online popularity of beauty is all the online shopping now available for makeup. Some companies only offer their products online which is a great thing to know if you are in the market for new high quality products for affordable prices.  Below are some sites that would be extremely helpful for anyone looking to start out in makeup or for the more advanced artists as well.




1)   Jaclyn Hill- Jaclyn is a self-taught makeup artist and former employee of Mac cosmetics. Jaclyn is a hard worker individual with amazing techniques for simplifying applying makeup. The latest makeup trend right now is learning how to contour, if you are at a loss for how to do this check out Jaclyn Hill, she has amazing tutorials on all types of contours and highlights. Jaclyn even has her own highlighter available. The product is called Champaign Pop and is association with Becca Cosmetics; it can be purchased at Sephora. https://www.youtube.com/user/Jaclynhill1

Jaclyn Hill

2)   Nicole Guerriero: Nicole is a completely self-taught makeup artist who has been a member of the YouTube beauty community for quite some time. Nicole has a very down to earth personality and is very knowledgeable in not only make up but hair and skin care as well. Nicole has released her own line of skin care called “Best Damn Beauty” and recently released a line of hair tools with Bellami. https://www.youtube.com/user/nguerriero19


3)   Alexis Fleming (AKA: MadeYewLook)- Alexis, better know as Lex is a makeup artist specializing in body painting. Lex is in her early 20’s and has already accomplished so much. She is a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician and travels the country to visit different conventions showing her body painting skills live as well as meeting her subscribers. Alexis is great to learn about the body painting side of beauty. She released a brand of her own brushes as well as her own eyeliner which can both be found on her website. http://www.madeulookbylex.com

Alexis Fleming

4)   Barefoot Blonde by Amber Fillerup Clark- Amber is an amazing hair stylist as well as a travel blogger. Amber is extremely talented and posts tutorials on her amazing and intrigued hairstyles on her blog as well as her Instagram account. Amber is a new mom of two and resides in Manhattan with her beautiful family. Her lifestyle tips and tricks can be found on her blog. http://www.barefootblonde.com


Online Sites & Companies:


1)   Makeup Geek- Makeup Geek is a great company with really amazing quality eye shadows alone with other products for an inexpensive price. If you are looking to start out your kit with some amazing products check this company out! http://www.makeupgeek.com

2)   Morphe Cosmetics- Morphe sells both makeup products as well as makeup brushes. Morphe is another great company with amazing quality eye shadow pallets for only $25.00. The pallets come with a variety of different eye shadows and they are all such high quality. https://www.morphebrushes.com

3)   Sigma Beuty- Sigma is known for their amazing makeup brushes. Although their brushes may seem expensive, if you were to compare their prices to those of other brands some brushes are half the prices for just as good quality. http://www.sigmabeauty.com

Sigma Brushes

These are just a few amazing ways social media can help you grow as a makeup artist. As a self taught beauty and special effects artist myself these sites all come in handy when ever I want to learn about different makeup and beauty styles.


I am a student at Adelphi University pursing a degree in communications. I love all things beauty and lifestyle related! I have danced and acted my entire life and have a passion for stage and film.