Designer collborations are not coming to an end anytime soon: Lancôme announced that they have teamed up with Jason Wu for their next beauty designer collaboration. The collaboration will be out in September, but no other details about the line have been released yet. Of the upcoming makeup line, Jason Wu said “What was so intriguing about partnering with Lancôme, beyond the quality and luxury of their products, is the notion that the brand doesn’t impose a model of beauty but rather invites women to embrace themselves. This is the embodiment of a truly sexy, modern and confident woman, much like the women I design for.”
When you’re a beginner at makeup, a good source to turn to is, of course, YouTube. YouTube makeup gurus give step-by-step instructions on how to get that perfect look along with live demonstrations (although somehow they always make it look way easier than it really is). With enough studying and practicing though, you’re bound to get to their level to keep you looking gorgeous to start off the New Year.
Makeup tutorial videos are usually quite long, and no one wants to sit there for a good 10 minutes watching someone they cannot relate to, so it’s always important to find a makeup star that’s the right fit for you, whether it is because they have similar features or because they do looks that you like. Here are a range of Asian make-up gurus you might want to check out!
Michelle Phan is listed as one of our Best of 2010 YouTube Stars because she is one of the most popular video bloggers out there. As we’ve stated previously, she was even picked up by cosmetics company Lancome to be their official video makeup artist. Her videos cover a wide range from a natural beauty look for everyday to out-there looks like a gothic Lolita doll, perfect for Halloween.
Bubzbeauty is a major sweetheart with a gentle voice and a huge heart. She has tutorials for both makeup and hair so you don’t have to search around because all you need is right there in her channel. She features more of a girl-next-door kind of beauty, so if you’re that kind of girl, she’s perfect for you.
Another popular channel is fafinettex3 by Aubrey. She is a very feminine and girly makeup guru from Philippines. She is quite humorous at times, making her videos more entertaining while still being educational and easy to follow.
For girls who have monolids, Jen from frmheadtotoe teaches you how to work with what you have. She draws a lot of inspirations from music videos of Korean artists, so her looks are more for nights when you’re going out to a nice dinner or a friend’s party. She’s also super nice and relatable which is always a plus.
Girls who have a rounder face might want to check out Michelle at s2pandapple. Though she may not update her vlog as often as some others, this 19-year-old still has several makeup and hair tutorials that you may enjoy.
A few other ones you might like are hollyannaeree (for girls who love lining their eyes and wearing false lashes), itsjudytime (for a heavier makeup look), pursebuzz (good for working women), and xteeener (for girls who have a less defined bone structure).
Good luck and have fun exploring new looks to try out in 2011!
YouTube has allowed us a glimpse into the world of gifted musicians and comedians who perform in the comfort of their own homes. Those who have had some success in more mainstream platforms include makeup guru Michelle Phan (who’s now makes makeup videos for Lancome), AJ Rafael (who tried out for American Idol), and Kevin Wu (who most recently starred in The Amazing Race), but that hasn’t stopped them from continuing to stream online. To pass on the stream, here’s a toast to the YouTube stars we know and love from 2010.
Joseph Vincent’s acoustic soul and Filipino American baby face continue to make girls and boys alike swoon, especially after his appearance on The Ellen Degeneres show last April.
Peter Chao delivers somewhat of the Chinese version of the Ken Jeong persona with his focus on societal and pop culture issues like bullying, Megan Fox’s hotness and PDA. As the number 1 and 2 Most Viewed in Canada of all time, Chao will be touring south to Washington and California in January 2011.
Her smooth strokes and smooth voice has landed Michelle Phan a Lancome career as the company’s first video makeup artist. Her makeup tutorials are made easy and accessible for millions of viewers, whether it’s Lady Gaga’s latest look or something more for everyday.
L.A. local Jason Chen, number 38 Most Viewed on Youtube for December, has been swooping the scene over the recent months. His covers, including Bruno Mars’ “Grenade” created on Garageband and Logic Studio, are now available on iTunes.
Who are your favorite YouTube stars? Tell us and you just might see them in Audrey!