Wednesday, November 3, 2010

YouTube Beauty Gurus, What NOT to do & My Favorites

Do you ever go to edit your posts to delete your drafts and you accidentally delete one of your posts? I just did that. Anyways, there is something on my mind. I am sad that there aren't many beauty gurus on youtube that I am faithfully subscribed to. Why? There a lot of reasons. And here is a list of things you should keep in mind if you are a youtube b.g or are planning to be! :) Here are my opinions on what makes a poor channel IMO! You might not agree, but my feelings are so strong on this subject. Do not take it personally. In fact, I wouldn't take anything in life too personally if you can.

1. You have an annoying intro. Please don't start your channel like a sitcom. Please don't start your channel with hip hop and sparkles or glamour shots of yourself. Gee, you're so pretty it's offensive. If you've seen Queen Beeuty's channel, it's pretty much the limit for me. And I feel the need to mention that she is one of the few I am subscribed to, and my favorite gurus will be mentioned towards the end of this post. I want to get straight to the video. PLEASE don't do that. I understand you want to show off your personality. I understand that you're channel is special and deserves an intro. You have the freedom to do whatever you want, because it ISN'T MY channel, it is YOURS. BUT I'm telling you, if you're intro is annoying, I'm not going to watch your videos. Does that really matter? No, because other people will watch it. 
2. If you look like a barbie or a Kim Kardashian wannabe, you probably won't spark my interest. I feel like a lot of girls emulate a certain look, and I'm tired of it. The hair extensions, the fake tan, the louis vuitton bag sitting behind you, please stop.
3. You're BORING. This is probably the worst. I liked to check out new people with not many views, and now I know why there aren't many, so NOW I don't really care. I wanted to give the benefit of the doubt, but some people are just plain boring. Monotone voice, long strung out speech, no personality, you're making me fall asleep. Please drink some coffee or something or be in a better mood before you start filming. 
I feel there is planning involved, and techniques you should use when being filmed!
4. You're fake. Self explanatory.
5. Crappy camera, crappy lighting, crappy sound.
6. Music in the background. I can't stand that, I won't even watch.
7. You're a bitch. 
8. You don't acknowledge your viewers, any of them.
9. You are a liar. 
10. You're a fucking ADVERTISEMENT.
Did I miss anything?

NOW, for the good stuff.
( all 4 of which are very unboring to watch! )
VintageorTacky ( Cora ) The Goober! This CHICK is AWESOME. I'm so happy when I'm watching her, she really brightens my spirits. I can't say enough good things about Cora. 
My Photo
Saaammage* ( Sam, Samantha ) Straight to the point. Love it. 
TheCurrentCustom* ( Lorraine ) WHO doesn't like Lorraine Stanick??!!


  1. This is a funny video that sums up the bad of the bad youtube makeup girls:

    (I'm dying to find the one video there of the girl mumbling about how much she saved on cheapo stuff).

    There was one I ran across I don't remember, but she was crazy for MAC. She had to be only 17 and was going on these crazy spending sprees, and she sounded like a baby.

  2. Oh wait, my bad. The haul one (with the girl I mentioned) is here:

    (I also love the "please don't ask how much I pay for my things" girl -- who probably is in tons of debt)

    The only makeup video people I can watch for more than five seconds is Lauren Luke and "KlairedelysArt".

  3. xteener is the one that said, "please don't ask me..."