21 Makeup Tutorials

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21 Makeup Tutorials

Hi, ladies (and gents!). Here are 21 makeup tutorials and guides showing some of my favorite application techniques.


My favorite tutorials aren’t necessarily the ones with the highest production value, aka the sharpest looking videos and pictures. I like tutorials that stand out for some reason because that helps me remember the material.

When I find a particularly helpful new makeup tutorial, I’ll copy/paste some of the pictures (or take screenshots if it’s a video, or save pics to my phone) into Word or something and print them out with notes.


A BIG thanks to the people who put these tutorials together. Keep up the great work!

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  7. Elegant, Dramatic Eyes: Make the kind of entrance no one forgets with the help of this show-stopping eye look.
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  11. Eyebrow Shaping and Shading: Never struggle with angry eyebrows again with the help of this tutorial.
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  13. A Simple Guide to Applying Red Lips: POP! This fantastic red lip how-to really breaks it down for beginners.
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  15. Bright and Tropical Eye Tutorial: Summer’s right around the corner. Try your hand at a bright and tropical eye with the help of this tutorial.
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  17. How to Hide Imperfections!: Let’s face it: we all have ’em, but that doesn’t mean we can’t put our best foot forward.
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  19. An Arabic Inspired Makeup Look: I love the music introducing this tutorial! The colors are fantastic, too.
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  21. How to Blend Your Makeup: A natural makeup look comes down to good blending and good makeup.
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  23. Hot Purple Makeup Tutorial: This tutorial gives the lowdown on a full face and finishes with popping purple eyes!
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  25. Day-to-Night Transition: What’s a girl to do when she wants to transform for a night on the town? Find out in this easy tutorial.
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  27. 4th of July Makeup!: Celebrate America’s birthday with this fresh makeup look for the summer!
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  29. A Leona Lewis Inspired Makeup Look: Give the singer some competition with this tutorial showing how to get her fresh face and beautiful doe eyes.
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  31. A Carrie Underwood Inspired Makeup Look: Rock like Carrie with the help of this tutorial.
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  33. Purple and Silver Eye Look: This award-winning tutorial makes dramatic purple and silver eyes come alive!
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  35. Hayley from Paramoure Inspired Makeup Look: Here’s a fun tutorial to create the edgy punk look of Hailey from Paramoure. Rock on!
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  37. Britney Spears (circa Toxic) Makeup Look: Be the new Queen of Pop with this hip makeup look inspired by Britney’s Toxic video.
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  39. Avril Lavigne Punk Makeup Look: For the times when you just want to mix it up and show your wild side.
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  41. Christina Aguilera Lady Marmalade Look: Go buck wild with this dynamic, colorful look.
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Happy Tuesday!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. If you’re new here, thank you for visiting. Makeup and Beauty Blog is a makeup blog with daily product reviews, beauty tips, giveaways and the random shenanigans of a crazy cat lady/makeup enthusiast named Karen (that’s me!). πŸ™‚


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  1. YadiQ says:

    i am totally loving some of these looks thanks karen!

  2. Sarahc says:

    Oh yeah I’m really lovin #4,5 and 7.

    I can’t figure out how to play the tutorials on Racquel 13? I wish it wasn’t a flash site and just had regular vids.

  3. Marisol says:

    Love this post!

    Marisol´s last blog post..Summer of 1998

  4. Kim says:

    I know of quite a few of these tuts. I just need to spend some time playing with my own stuff and seeing what works/doesn’t work.

    I’m putting myself on a strict no-buy budget for the next like 6 months. I’m having money issues and I just can’t keep spending money on things I don’t REALLY need. I just need to get my priorities straight and use up what I have. If you haven’t heard of lollipop26 on youtube, you should check her out. She’s doing something she calls Project 10 Pan.

    I think its a great way to save money and rediscover some of your old stuff. She has a blog and this is the link to the details. I think all beauty mavens should really check out project 10 pan. I’m doing it!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kim,

      Thanks for sharing that link. I’ve gone through strict no-buy periods to save money, too. It’s tough in the beginning but it gets easier. Good luck!

  5. Kim says:

    Oh I’m silly… I didn’t even include the link LOL!
    Here it is: http://lollipop26writes.blogspot.com/2009/04/project-10-pan.html

  6. Heather says:

    I saw Lolli’s project 10 pan too Kim! But doesn’t it annoy anyone to use up all your fav things in your collection? Cause there no way I’d use up all the kind of sucky stuff. And I don’t really want to repurchase the good stuff if I can moderate it a bit.. But I really want to do project 10 pan though!

  7. Nicole15 says:

    So funny, we must visit a lot of the same tutorial sites. Some of the girls who do tutorials such as the ones you listed above are so great in what they do. If anyone likes what they see, they should search for more videos by them as they all have a slew out there which are great for inspiration & fun ideas. Thanks Karen!

  8. Kim says:

    Heather, I totally agree. It kills me to have to use some items up but I’m really forcing myself to do it. I REALLY want a ton of new summer pallettes and this is my way to not spend money for a long while, then get my most prized (precious… PRESH!) pallette.

    I do have quite a few craptastic items I’d like to get rid of. Lolli has this weird blue lip gloss, and I have a few stupid glosses too. I’ll sleep in gloss. In Style! πŸ˜€

  9. This is an incredible list! I’m so excited to get started trying them all!

    Kim of The HLMN´s last blog post..Which Summer Collections Have You Mesmerized?

  10. Kailey says:

    Thanks a lot Karen!
    I’m the lead in a musical on the 14-15th, and its Grease.
    I need a preppy, clean, 50-ish makeup look (I’m slickin’ my hair back in a ponytail already, so hair is covered :)).
    Any ideas?
    I’m Sandy in the musical, and I look like her to.
    Fair-Med skin, blue eyes, blonde, etc =]

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kailey,

      Congrats on getting the lead! That’s fantastic. I used to do musical theater a loooong time ago. πŸ™‚ Never did Grease, but always wanted to.

      When I think of 50s makeup I think of my girl Audrey Hepburn. I’m thinking big false lashes, thick black liner, rosy cheeks and peachy pink lips. Here’s a video tutorial and a text/photo tutorial. πŸ™‚ Hope this helps, and congrats again on getting Sandy (“You’re the one that I want… oh, oh, oooh, honey!”).

  11. betsy says:

    This makes an awesome reference post! Thanks Karen!

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  13. tehreem says:

    ill be the 22nd …lol sorry..great post!

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  14. Liz says:

    Lovely, loved the eyebrows guide A LOT. Thanks!

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