8 Influencers Ready To Help You Slay Your Next Event

Hey girl, hey! The year has just begun, and I’m going to teach you how to slay! Well, actually… I won’t be doing the teaching. I know you’ve already marked your calendars for all the upcoming events on campus, so what better way to stand out then with a bomb make up look? I’m talking a full on guide to contour, highlight, sparkly eyes and lashes. And don’t worry, I’ve got all shades covered.

Here are 8 stunning Youtuber’s that will have your face beat to perfection:

#1: Nyma Tang (@nymatang)

For all of my melanin-enriched beauties out there who can’t seem to find their shade, this is your go-to girl!  Nyma has dedicated her channel to finding inclusive make up brands that have dark shades and exposing those who don’t. With over 442,000 subscribers, Nyma Tang has increasingly become a YouTube sensation with her beautiful smile and lovely chocolate skin. Her channel incorporates all the tips and tricks on making dark skin pop.  Nyma’s got you covered on foundation shade reviews, setting powders, eyeshadow tutorials and lippie’s that’ll work for your skin.  Check out here YouTube channel here!

#2: Shanny Stephens (@beingshanny)

Who said dark skin girls can't pull off colorful eye looks?  Shanny Stephens is here to change the game. On her channel, she features both make up and natural hair tutorials that every woman of color would love to see.  With the specialty to blend like a painter, and a vibrant highlight that would blind your mom, Shanny will have your face going from basic to baddie in just 15 minutes.

#3: Jackie Aina (@jackieaina)

Auntie Jackie!  I may be a little bias, but hailing from Nigeria, Jackie Aina is one of my favorite YouTubers. She isn't afraid to speak her truth about any beauty brand, which makes her unique!  Jackie will stray you out of trouble from the worst make-up products for women of color. Not only is she honest and ready to speak her mind on any relevant topic, she’s down to Earth with humble beginnings and definitely dispels any stereotype black woman have been forced to believe for centuries. Her funny, endearing personality will have you watching her video’s on auto play on Saturday nights, as you learn the ways to perfect your makeup skills (trust me, I’ve been there). Currently sitting at over 1 million subscribers, it’s a wonder you haven’t heard of this Beauty Gem already!  Check out Jackie's channel today!

#4: Teaira Walker (@teairawalker)

Here is another beauty influencer that’ll teach you how to have that face snatched! Tierra’s got you when it comes to full-glam make up looks that will let everyone know, you didn’t come to play! With GRWM (Get Ready with Me) videos, she will show you her step by step process on how she does her make-up for any special event, whether it be a fun date night or that special event you’ve been waiting for.

#5: Aaliyah Jay (@aaliyahjay)

Meet Aaliyah Jay.  If you’re looking to stand out with a sharp cat eye and a full-coverage face, then you’ve found the right YouTuber! If anyone knows how to be an Instagram Baddie, it’s her. With over 1 million followers on Instagram and subscribers on YouTube, Aaliyah shows you how to rock all the new trends from hair, make-up and even clothes. She’s got a unique style and that New York personality we all love, so once you watch one video, trust me, you’ll be coming back for more! P.S: She’s got you on drugstore products, so you can save some coins and still look fabulous.

#6: Carli Bybel (@carlibel)

But who could resist those eyes?! Carli Bybel has reached YouTube Celebrity with her toppling 5 million subscribers. She’s come out with her own makeup and clothing brands (all perfect for your special occasions) that’ll stun any viewer. If you’re looking for ways to look classy and elegant for your next event, she’ll teach you how to master that to a tee.  Check out Carli's channel here.

#7: Bella Fiori (@isabella_fiori)

Let’s get international! From Australia, Bella has one of the cutest personalities on YouTube and her makeup is always fabulous. She has tutorials ranging from simple, every day to full glam, 24 hour looks. She even strays from the norm with her “Mysterious Disappearance” series, vlogs, brand tutorials and clothing hauls. If you’re just looking for a cool YouTuber who’ll incorporate all the things you love on YouTube, she’s it!

#8: Nikkie Tutorials (@nikkietutorials)

Last but not least, we have the one and only Nikkie Tutorials. Have you ever heard of using Nivea Shaving Cream as a primer? Well she started that! This beauty guru is gorgeous and innovative and will teach you the ins and outs of slayology. She’s fun, she’s unique and let’s face it, girl knows how to beat her face! If you’re into daring eye looks, stay tuned to this one.

So there you have it. 8 Beauty gurus that’ll take you from 0 to 100 in your makeup game. With their tips and tricks and eye-popping tutorials, there’s no way you will enter the room without all eyes on you. You can thank me later!

-Kemi Kehinde