Saturday, January 6, 2018

My Favorite Beauty Gurus on YouTube

Yesterday I filmed and uploaded my first real YouTube video. It was both terrifying and exhilarating. I ran into the problem of my aspiration being higher than my present skill level! But, I learned a lot from that first video, and I'm confident that if I keep working, and trying my best, I will eventually produce a product that I'm happy with. I feel in my heart that we all should be pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones this year, and doing things that scare us a little bit. It's how we grow as people. And I really feel strongly that everyone should be working towards following their passions! So for me, this means pushing myself in ways that scare Instagram stories, which I've done daily recently. And YouTube. I figure the more I speak into a camera, the less awkward I will be! So, please let me know if there's something you'd like to hear about, or a video you'd like me to film. I want to be a resource for all of you in any way I can, be it Weight Watchers, Make-up or Books.

Now, to bring it back to YouTube...

My first video (which you can see right here if you missed it on Facebook) showed my favorite make-up products of 2017. I really tried to pick things that I use almost every day, and some of these are products I have bought again and again. I hope those who watched found it helpful, and weren't too put off by the video quality being less than stellar for the first 3/4 of the run time. At the end of the video I told you two of my favorite YouTubers that I highly recommend checking out. Afterwards I thought it might be good to do a full post to really highlight my favorites, and what I think they do best! I am subscribed to all of these ladies, and enjoy watching...learning...and dreaming.

So for your perusal, here are a few of my favorite beauty gurus on YouTube!

Marnie is one of the first beauty gurus I found on YouTube, and I think the first video I watched was a "what's in my purse" video (I still love those!!). I love her vlogs, her 3 dog's shenanigans, and her fashion style. She is the reason I own statement earrings from Bauble Bar. 

I can't sing the praises of Kristina Braly enough. She is smart and funny, and so down to earth! The fact that she did vlogmas this year with a newborn baby astounds me, and she is real enough to talk to you on camera with an acne dot on her face. I love this lady!

Angie does some of the most comprehensive and well researched videos on YouTube. Her foundation reviews, and wear tests are some of my absolute favorites. If you want to know how something is going to work on more mature skin, she's your girl. 

I haven't been watching Stephanie for as long as I've been watching some of the other ladies on this list, but I think her videos are great. She is usually reviewing slightly different items than a lot of the other ladies, and I love that she does so many "collaborations" with her daughter! (Her daughter makes me laugh...)

And as an honorable mention....

Okay, I had to throw Tati aka GlamLifeGuru in here just because...this lady cracks me up! She reviews everything from drugstore to extreme luxury brands, and is a BRUNETTE! I know that seems weird to comment on, but when I first started watching these videos, I found it odd that almost all of the ladies who weren't 20 making videos had blonde hair. Anyway, she's great...and living the LA high life make-up professional lifestyle that is fun to visit every once in a while. 

So there ya go...these are the ladies that I visit regularly on YouTube, for advise on all things beauty and then some. I hope you take a minute to go check them out! If you pop over to watch and decide to leave a comment, let them know that TomesandTequila sent ya!! 💗

And let me know if you have any ideas for videos you'd like to see!


  1. I will definitely have to check these ladies out. I don't watch a lot of beauty vloggers, but when I do, I usually watch the full-on glam ones. I have a soft spot for watching Carly Bybel. She does VERY intense makeup looks that I would never do, and she spends HOURS on a look. I have no idea why I watch her, honestly. However, she does have a makeup palette with eyeshadows and highlighters at Ulta, and it's only $14.99. Highly recommend it for anyone with brown hair or darker skin.

    1. I have watched a few of her videos before. Initially I was watching EVERYONE, but I have pared it down to a handful now that are actually doing looks I might be able to emulate. You're not the first to say her palette is great though! Hmmm, maybe I'm not done buying makeup for a bit...