When I was a young girl, I was never very interested in makeup. My routine was simple and what I learned from my mom (who used liquid eyeliner - thank you!) My haircut was simple and I never really did much to it.
So as I have gotten older and become more interested in makeup and hair - especially achieving that vintage look, I turned to the resource that most do - YOUTUBE!
Youtube is a treasure trove of tutorials, especially for the vintage/pinup loving community. I thought I would share some of my favorite youtubers.
First up, the lovely Lisa Eldridge!
Lisa is an amazing makeup artist from the UK. I don't remember how I found her years ago - but her makeup tutorials have been lifesaving. I learned to do a smokey eye, match foundations, and imitate some of my favorite celebrities. Majority of her tutorials have nothing to do with vintage styling, BUT they are fantastic base skills that you can apply across the board. Also, FANTASTIC product reviews.
As far as vintage lovers go, here are my top Four.
The infamous Cherry Dollface
Cherry Dollface was the first pinup tutorial I found online. She has great hair and makeup tutorials but also talks about posing for photos and clothing. If you like that rockabilly genre, she will be your queen.
Vintagious was another retro youtuber I found early on.
She was PERFECT for a newbie hair stylist. She made retro inspired looks really easy for someone (me) who didn't know what they were doing. I still use a bunch of her techniques when I do my hair today. She's also great if you just want something a little vintage-inspired and not full on vintage.
For a little Midwest love, I really enjoy A Vintage Vanity.
She has great hair tutorials - including how to style your hair with a hat. I like the versatility of her tutorials and her bubbly personality. Plus, her bright pink hair and purple polka dot wall are adorable!
And lastly, for the favorites - is Lisa Freemont Street.
She has been one of the more recent finds for me (over a year ago) but she is really my go-to resource. A hair stylist from down south, she is one of the only hair tutorials I have found online that has fine, pin straight hair like I do. It makes things SO much easier when there are tutorials that are similar hair types. I love her range of tutorials and also her product reviews. Several of my products are based on her recommendations.
So there's a quick review of my TOP FIVE youtubers. Youtube was an invaluable resource for me when I first started honing my style and is still helpful when I want to try something new.
I've been tossing around the idea of starting a youtube page myself. Is that something you would like to see?