The Top Five BEST Beauty Gurus on YouTube

Saturday, 22 April 2017


Hey guys, so today's post is a little different from what I normally do; I'm going to be sharing my top 5 favourite beauty gurus on Youtube.

Youtube is something that I'm (shamelessly) addicted to. In other words, if I haven't had my daily dose of new videos by 6pm, at the latest, I throw a hissy fit. Naturally, my most watched category is, hands down, the beauty section; I've acquired a vast majority of the makeup skills I have today from those beautiful beings who upload their tutorials.

However, over the years, I've found a few gurus that I CAN NOT stop watching; I simply have to go back for more. I think we all can relate: a five minute video session always turns into a six hour marathon... Sound familiar? (Don't worry, I'm not judging you!)

Anyway, I just thought I'd give my readers a bit of an insight into what my Youtube feed's looking like at the moment and who's videos I crave each morning upon waking up. If you weren't aware of the existence of any of these lovely five, please go and check them out and show them some love! Their channels are amazing and they never fail to upload exciting new content every week.

Let's get started then!



Nikkie Tutorials:
So, to begin with, I chose the biggest fish in the sea: the fierce and the beautiful Nikkie Tutorials. Nikkie is a dutch Youtuber who began her channel around 7/8 years ago in order to share all of her makeup tips and tricks with the world. After years of dedication to the Youtube platform, her work really started to pay off, as she gathered a large following of over 6 million subscribers.

Today, she is definitely the crème de la crème when it comes to beauty Youtubers; her channel simply doesn't stop growing! And rightly so, because her makeup skills are, for sure, on point. She also does some hilarious April Fools videos, which are also worth checking out!

However, besides all of the gorgeous looks and tutorials that Nikkie's given us, she's also taught everybody to do makeup for themselves and not to impress anybody else, which is a very valuable lesson.


Jeffree Star:
Jeffre Star, despite being quite a controversial character within the online community, still remains as one of my all time favourite beauty gurus. After having a rather difficult time getting the world to understand that men CAN wear makeup, Jeffree created his Youtube channel and, since then, he's never looked back and is on CLOUD NINE.

In addition to music and Youtube, Jeffree now has a beautiful makeup line called 'Jeffree Star Cosmetics'. (Their products are STUNNING  guys!)

Jeffree's taught me to always exude confidence and be proud of myself, no matter what others say.


Stephanie Nicole:
Although she may not be considered as someone with a very large following compared to the others on this list, Stephanie Nicole is just that person that I go to before I buy a new makeup/skincare. I know her review is going to be solid, in depth and 100% honest.  Stephanie openly voices her brutal opinions about various products, which is incredibly helpful and has aided me in making a LOT of purchase decision.

If she helped me, she can for sure help you so please go and support this gorgeous lady. Being fully honest when reviewing an item isn't easy; she's doing an amazing job.


Patrick Starrr:
Slay. Munty. She betta werk! These are the words that instantly come to my mind when I think of Patrick Starrr. Patrick is one of those beauty gurus that stretches the boundaries of makeup and shows up looks we had no idea we could create. And whilst doing all of that, he manages to, with his naturally bubbly personality, entertain everyone.

So if you're looking for a light-hearted yet highly skilled beauty YouTuber, Patrick is your guy. And, don't forget: curl those lashes up to JESUS!


Jackie Aina:
Jackie Aina is somebody that I've been watching for a very long time on YouTube. She's beautiful, talented and has a stunning chocolate complexion, which makes her slightly more relatable for me in particular: her product recommendations work for my mixed raced hue 100% of the time.

However, even if you don't have darker skin, Jackie is still a pleasure to watch, as she's full of charisma and tips on how to make your makeup game just that little bit stronger than the rest. Plus, her content is very varied and creative; you'll never lose interest watching Jackie's videos.


So that brings us to the end of today's YouTube watchlist (beauty gurus edition). I really hope you guys found some new beauties to check out within the online community; you'll be sucked into their videos in no time. 

How often do you find the time to watch some videos? Who are your favourite beauty gurus? Let me know in the comment section below and, as usual, please follow my blog and my social media for more juicy content!

Until next time,

Marina Rosie x

55 comments:

  1. Omg I could watch Jeffree Star for days! There are so many Youtubers who I love to watch; I could never narrow it down to five. xx Nikita

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    1. Jeffree is EVERYTHING! xx I agree, narrowing it down to five was a real challenge for me, Manny MUA was so close to being on this list! x Thanks so much for reading today Nikita! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  2. I watch loads of YouTube make up videos. I mostly watch Pixiwoo and Lisa Eldridge to be honest but might check some of these out! Have heard lots about Jeffree Star

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    1. Yass, I like Pixiwoo and Lisa Eldridge, however, purely for informational videos. All of the lovely people I've listed produce a variety of videos that happen to be very entertaining at the same time as teaching me about makeup and products. So if you ever find yourself wanting something more lighthearted, do check these people out! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  3. love this little line up and glad that yo have selected a varierty of races too. I love Patrick Star he is a delight as well as jeffree the others ive not heard of, but a great opportunity for getting ti know them

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    1. I believe it's incredibly important to represent a variety of different people, and these lovely 5 are so diverse yet so similar in the way that they all produce outstanding beauty videos. So glad you got to know the other three! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  4. Oh very interesting youtubers
    Thanks for share with us
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    1. I love YouTubers, so glad you enjoyed reading todays post! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  5. Haha i love the gif of jackie, is that from her beauty trends we need to leave behind video? I kinda remember it it... anyway I really enjoyed this post. Jeffree is sometimes a bit controversial as you said but i love his skin frosts!

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    1. You are 100% right Leyla, that is from Jackie's 'Makeup trends we need to leave behind in 2016' video, one of my ultimate faves! And yass, Jeffree has a sassy attitude but a bomb makeup line! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  6. Love the review ❤️ Nikki tutorials is my fav !

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    1. Thank you so much for the feedback gorgeous, I love Nikkie, she makes me laugh so much but her makeup is ALWAYS on point! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  7. I personally don't watch a lot of beauty gurus but I genuinely do like Patrick Starrr. I've got a sassy personality, so maybe I just connect with his personality. lol. I'll have to check out some of the others that you listed, I'm game for giving some beauty guru's chances to gain a new viewer. :)

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    1. Ayy Nicole, so glad you enjoy Patrick's videos, I can't get enough of them! xx Do check out the others, they're honestly so good too! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  8. I'm addicted to YouTube too, I watch it everyday!! I love Nikkie so much she's amazing, Manny MUA is another one of my faves.
    Liv xx
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    1. Nikkie is literally my spirit animal! I was so close to putting Manny in this; let's just say he's in the 'honorable mentions' category! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  9. http://karlastoriesdiary.blogspot.com follow her she will follow back

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    1. Thanks very much for the recommendation
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  10. Love this! I definitely don't watch YouTube as much anymore but I have been missing it lately as it's so great for hearing people reviews on products and watching tutorials. I also definitely have a thing for watching lip swatch videos as I just want aaaaalll of the lipstick! Haha, great post lovely.

    Ellie x

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    1. Thanks so much for taking the time out to have a read Ellie! Awn, I've not been as active lately on YouTube as I was before but it's always nice to watch some tutorials/product reviews in your spare time. I also LOVE lip swatch videos; seeing the shade swatched against someone's skin or on their lips allows me to gage a bit better what undertones are there and whether it will actually suit me! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  11. I love Jeffree! I don't agree 100% with him but he's fun ;)
    Another Youtuber I like is BeautywithEmilyFox. I think she's the one I Watch the most often!

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    1. Jeffree is a bundle of fun and he's so honest about everything but I do agree with you, sometimes a throws a little bit too much shade! I LOVE BeautywithEmilyFox for lip swatch videos. x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  12. Jackie Aina is one of my favourites too! I love how she isn't afraid to call out brands for not being inclusive of all skin tones. I love when beauty gurus are honest enough to comment on real problems within the industry.

    Billie | http://www.othersummers.com/

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    1. Exactly, totally agreed Billie. Anyone who has enough guts to call out Marc Jacobs for their lack of diversity deserves a medal! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  13. I love Stephanie Nicole and sometimes watch the odd Jeffree Star vid. Will definitely check out the rest!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. Stephanie goes so in depth with her reviews; she will only recommend the best of the best for her viewers. And yass, Jeffree's videos are lovely to watch from time to time! x Do check them out, they make some fabulous videos! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  14. I love these youtubers! I also love people like Kate La Vie and Estee Lalonde for more everyday looks :) Great post!! <3

    x Helen http://www.seaandstyle.com/blog/

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    1. Thanks so much for reading! Estee Lalonde and Aslan are everything! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  15. Youtube got me in to beauty but I'm a but over it now. I want to see more than just the instagram face, I do really like Stephanie Nicoles reviews though.
    Alinta x
    polishandpaws.com.au

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    1. Youtube got me into beauty too but, I must say, I've stuck by it. More and more diversity enters YouTube everyday; I feel like nowadays you don't just get the instagram face, there's much more to it. x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  16. Out of all of these recommendations I only watch and like Jackie. I feel like she really speaks out for people of colour and isn't afraid to shame up brands that ignore people with skin colours other than caucasians. xxx
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    1. Jackie is a wonderful person who produces high quality content and really speaks out on behalf of people of colour, I just love her! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  17. I follow most of these too. I have to admit I've not watched many YouTube videos recently as I've been stupidly busy! I must look up the others you've suggested though :) x

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    1. I've been quite busy lately too to be honest; I haven't watched as many videos as I was watching about 3 months ago. x But that's life; when you've got a spare moment, relax and enjoy these lovely 5 and their videos! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  18. I used to watch You Tube every day as well, but now, with the kids and the blog and the job and life in general I try and catch up about twice a week.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I completely get you, time is always a factor when it comes to these things; watching videos isn't a complete and utter priority! x Thanks for reading x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  19. Great post and thank you for sharing. I didn't hear about these yt!

    Moj mali kutak

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    1. Thanks so much for being a dedicated reader of my blog hun, I see you in my comments section of each post! I really appreciate it! x So glad you could discover some new YouTubers to watch! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xxx

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  20. I'm always getting a kick out of Jeffree Starr.
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    1. Me too Kim, me too! Thanks so much for having a read! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  21. Great list! I love watching Jeffree when I'm feeling a little down, I feel like his slightly eccentric actions make me feel a little better! I love Tati, you should totally check her out if you haven't already. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

    xxxx from Emily // www.diamondsanddachshunds.weebly.com

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    1. Jeffree is so bold and lively and I just love it; he SLAYS. Tati Westbrook is for sure a favourite; she was SO close to being on this list, I love her videos! Thank you for reading and leaving me a nice little comment, you have a fabulous week emily! xxxx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  22. Great post! I must be living under a rock because this is the first time I've heard about these guys. I watch make up videos, so I definitely plan on adding your suggestions to my list. I love how you mixed it up and didn't focus on just they "A typical" Youtube make up artist. It warmed my heart!

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    1. This comment made my day, I'm so glad that you enjoyed the post! Makeup is a one size fits all kind of thing; all races, all sizes and both genders can use it and be good at it, so I thought I'd include a wide range of people. This comment warmed my heart too, just so you know! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  23. I don't really follow any big youtubers. I love smaller ones.

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    1. I like that actually; I get it, there is a sense of closeness with smaller youtubers that just isn't there when it comes to bigger ones. I do follow some smaller ones as well! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  24. I recently unsubscribed from Jeffree Starr as I just didn't like the way he brought everyone else around him down. Such a shame because I love when he does videos with other gurus like Nikkie Tutorials or Manny MUA.

    I absolutely love watching Kathleen Lights, Amea May (a smaller YouTuber) and Shaaanxo.

    Elley | ElleyMae.com

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    1. So sad to hear about you unsubscribing from Jeffree. But you're right, his collabs are definitely fire. x Kathleen is also one of my favourites, along with Shannon! x I haven't heard of Amea May; I will definitely check her out Elley! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  25. Thank you for sharing this list Marina! I usually follow smaller youtubers and a lot of Chinese ones, so all of these except Jeffree Starr are new to me :) Patrick Starrr sounds like he'd be really fun to watch, so I'll go check him out!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

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    1. Thanks so much for reading Jenny! It's really worth subscribing to some of these guys; smaller youtubers can produce wonderful videos but, at the end of the day, there is a reason why these guys are big. They make amazing content! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  26. I love Jackie Aina so much! She's hilarious and in my head she's my older sister as we have the same last name. Jefferee Star has said some racist things so I'm really not interested in him or his brand. I don't watch Nikkie Tutorials but I agree, she's super talented. Nice post Marina.xx

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    1. Lucky you, sharing a surname with Jackie! xx I know that Jeffree's obviously slipped up in a major way in the past but his actions going forward have shown a real improvement. Yass Nikkie is queen! xx Thanks so much for reading! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  27. I love Stephanie Nicole and Jackie Aina! They're both extremely honest and thorough when it comes to their reviews, and to be honest, it's very refreshing.

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    1. 100%, that's the exact reason why I love to watch those two for informational purposes. they really put things into perspective and make it easier to decide whether to purchase or not. x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  28. Isn't the internet amazing?! Admittedly, I'm not at all a beauty of fashion trend setter, but it's so cool that if I see a girl on campus and like her look, I can find a youtube video that will tell me how to get it. Can't wait to check out all of these gurus! x

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