Beauty Bible’s best of the best video tutorials
We’ve put together this hand-picked capsule collection of videos to help you discover your perfect application techniques. We have literally spent hundreds of hours in a darkened room coming up with this selection. (Oh, there’s some rubbish out there! Though we did have a snortingly funny few minutes watching one young teenager recreate a blue-faced look from Avatar…)
The videos here are all instructive. They’re how we know make-up should be applied (and how we do it ourselves). Where there are products mentioned, we’re happy to go with these – because they’re the products we’d recommend ourselves (and often have). And the make-up artists and skin pro featured here – Bobbi Brown, Lisa Eldridge, James Kaliardos and Sarah Chapman – are all incredible professionals, among the best in the world. They cover everything from choosing and using primer to the best make-up brushes, via the secret(s) of applying lipstick, and how to contour your face.
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Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘classic Hollywood look’ tutorial
Charlotte Tilbury’s one of the world’s top make-up artists –darling of Vogue, and closer-than-this with Kate Moss. But here, in an inspiring and easy-to-follow video, Charlotte – self-confessed ‘Make-up artist, Mother, Mascara and High Heel Addict’ – works her magic on beautiful A-List stylist Bay Garnett, creating a dramatic eye look – and that red carpet must-have, the glossy, pillarbox lip. (PS Follow her on Twitter: @CTilburyMakeup.)
Applying full strip fake lashes
Have you noticed how false lashes are HUGE…? (In every sense of the word.) So here’s the eye-opening how-to from the fah-bu-lous Lisa Eldridge on the art of applying false eyelashes so they flatter – rather than flutter right off again. (And trust us: if the last time you attempted this was the 1960s, technology has advanced apace…!)
Make-up basics: liquid blush
Applied perfectly, liquid blusher is incredibly flattering – so here, Lisa Eldridge shows you exactly how, with this easy-to-follow video.
Gone wrong, it makes you look like a panto dame, though – so we hand-picked this video from one of our all-time favourite make-up pros, to share with you an insider’s secrets of flawless, seamless liquid blushing.
(Sneaky preview: just like applying foundation, it’s best done with a brush…)
Foundation solutions for very pale skin
Matching make-up to super-pale skin is a serious challenge – just ask Amy, our Beauty Bible Executive Assistant. So for anyone who’s still searching for the perfect, porcelain base (and the right powder to ‘set’ it), Lisa Eldridge has fantastic advice that isn’t just pale – it’s very, very interesting…
An everyday make-up look
A wearable, easy-to-recreate ‘day’ look is one of the most-requested videos – something more appropriate for those of us who go to work on a red bus than the red carpet. In the hands of Lisa Eldridge – but so easy to recreate yourself – the result is super-pretty and super-subtle, guaranteed to enhance any woman’s natural beauty rather than have friends commenting: ‘LOVE your foundation…!’
Minimal Make-up – Rosy Flush
What’s the fastest way to wake up a tired-looking face? Blusher! So: in this video, watch Lisa Eldridge bring her face alive before your very eyes with a minimalist look, focused on prettily-flushed cheeks, subtly-enhanced eyes and a sheer, plummy, suits-everyone lip shade… Perfection!
Bronzed Contour & Highlight Look
Bronze contour powder and highlighter can work to slim full faces, sculpt jaws and make a nose appear narrower. Or, applied badly, it can make you look like Pocohontas. No chance of that if Lisa Eldridge‘s savvy step-by-step instructions, to create gorgeous cheekbones and a wide-awake, vibrant make-up look that’s ideal for a hot summer’s day, or for waking up a winter-weary face…
How to wake up your skin with facial expert Sarah Chapman
Sarah Chapman is one of our all-time favourite facialists – and it’s her sensational facial massage technique – which she shares here – which has A-List-ers flocking to her Chelsea clinic. Face looking tired? Puffy? In need of revving up before a party…? This is a super-fast fix and we can’t recommend it highly enough.
Organic/natural make-up look
All you Green Beauty Bible readers: who says make-up artists ignore you…? Lisa Eldridge picks her favourite natural and organic products, and demos an easy-to-achieve look which looks fresh, beautiful – and not in the least ‘overdone’. Just goes to show: the technology that goes into natural make-up doesn’t mean making beauty compromises, nowadays.
Soft and pretty everyday summer make-up look
Super-fresh and pretty: celebrity make-up artist Lisa Eldridge (whose videos we so love) shares tips, tricks and favourite products that will help you achieve a fabulous summer look. (We’re not normally fans of pastels, but she shows how to use them to flattering effect – and her brush techniques are really worth learning from…)
Sarah Chapman on cleansing
We’ve always believed: if skin isn’t perfectly cleansed, applying products afterwards is the equivalent of putting polish on a dirty floor. Uberfacialist Sarah Chapman turns cleansing into a face-waking ritual, though, here sharing her secrets of removing every last scrap of make-up/grime/gunk, while awakening the face – and perfectly ‘prepping’ it for creams. It’s quick, easy – and boy, does it make a visible difference.
Metallic smoky eyes – dramatic runway version
It’s the most-Googled beauty term of all – but here’s the best smoky eye tutorial from the dozens we’ve viewed, with extra va-va-voom. Lisa Eldridge works her magic, sultrifying eyes and adding a daring metallic ‘twist’. Sexy, stunning – and easier than you’d imagine, if you follow her instructions. Take it from Beauty Bible: nobody does it better.
Make-up tips from behind the scenes
Showcasing models in their 20s, 30s and 40s, this focuses on skincare as well as fantastic make-up tips. Lisa Eldridge is one of the world’s top make-up artists, working her magic on celebrities and supermodels – but with a down-to-earth, easy-to-follow style that turns any woman into a pro. A fascinating insight into how a make-up artist works – with inspiring looks for every age…
‘No make-up’ make-up
Make-up phobics: rejoice at this brilliant video. It shares the how-to that will ensure you look as natural as if you’d got out of bed – yet hides everything you might want to conceal (dark circles, uneven skintone, spots etc.) Lisa Eldridge’s superbly easy-to-follow video also offers a great daytime/work look, if you don’t want to look overdone.
One lipstick… many different ways to wear it
Even if you only possess one shade of lipstick, you now own a ‘wardrobe’ – thanks to Lisa Eldridge's fabulously instructive video. Discover how to wear one shade as a stain, a sheer, and with rich, vibrant, vampy intensity.
Under-eye dark circles – some causes and treatments
Dark circles rank at the top of the list of questions to Beauty Bible from readers – so this is a life-changing must-watch video, if they’re the bane of your life. Lisa Eldridge packs this short film with sound advice, tips and tricks that are easy-to-follow, making light work of even the darkest shadows.
I love nail colour – a few of my favourites
Wear a daring nail polish, and your finger’s on fashion’s pulse. Here, Lisa Eldridge showcases some of her favourites – but we like how this video inspires us to be a little bolder. Sure, Essie Mademoiselle has its place – but this explores the power of different shades to brighten up your look – and put a smile on your face.
Puffiness & bags under the eyes
The secrets of applying make-up that will unpack your eye baggage, from international pro make-up artist Lisa Eldridge. Along with dark circles, eye bags are right up there at the top of the ‘beauty problem chart’ for Beauty Bible readers – and here, Lisa shares the insider tricks that have helped her de-puff famous beauties on early morning shoots. And if it works for them…