What are the best resources for learning to apply makeup?

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    #1Jemma Kidd Make-up Masterclass: Beauty Bible of Professional Techniques and Wearable Looks

    Jemma Kidd Make-up Masterclass: Beauty Bible of Professional Techniques and Wearable Looks
    Jemma Kidd Make-up is a glamorous, contemporary and yet timeless make-up book that demystifies the art of make-up and shows every woman how to enhance her best features and feel confident in her appearance, whatever her age or lifestyle.
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    Wang Luo
    Written on April 29, 2017
    "I wouldn't call myself a beauty professional but any definition of the word, but I do enjoy makeup and reading beauty blogs daily to learn about the latest products and tutorials so I'd consider myself knowledgeable. That being said, I greatly enjoyed this book. I knew a lot of the basics, but I haven't picked it up yet where I didn't learn something, no matter how small, that I didn't know before. This book has me constantly tweaking my makeup routine for the better. And the pictures are beautiful!"
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    #2Makeup.com

    Makeup.com
    Brought to you by the L'Oréal family, Makeup.com is your home for makeup inspiration, the latest beauty trends, expert tips, and informative how-tos.
    Websites

    Free

    Christopher Foster
    Written on September 5, 2017
    "I can go to Youtube for tens of thousands of makeup application videos, but who knows which ones are going to be any good and which will be a waste of time? That's the problem that L'Oréal seems to be addressing with Makeup.com. The videos are really well-curated and the resources look fantastic over all. My only hesitation is I wonder how much these tutorial resources are simply attempts to sell L'Oréal products. "
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    #3Make-up Designory's Beauty Make-up

    Make-up Designory's Beauty Make-up
    The definitive guide on beauty make-up, this book was originally developed as a textbook for the largest make-up school in the nation, Make-Up Designory, with the intent to duplicate the learning techniques employed in the classroom.
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    Nathan Soto
    Written on January 17, 2017
    "We all want to look beautiful and some times we need a little help. Let's face it, those celebrities don't wake up in the morning looking like they do on camera. They have expert makeup artists using special techniques to contour their faces, fix their brows and apply makeup in a way to turn them into a star. This book has tips and tricks that makeup artists use to turn women from blah to wow. We can all use some tips and this book has some secret methods that can refresh someone's look. I think this book is one that has helped to make me put on the best face that I can. It's a great book for beginners and a great book to keep on the coffee tables for friends to look at. "
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    #4The Beauty Bybel

    The Beauty Bybel

    Carli Bybel is a famous beauty vlogger who has been creating YouTube videos since 2011. She offers you tips and tricks to master makeup and she is the creator of a makeup palette with BH Cosmetics (an Ulta exclusive).

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    Jeffrey Chavez
    Written on February 13, 2017
    "When it came to applying my own makeup, I was clueless. But then I discovered The Beauty Bybel and a fantastic array of vlogs on how to create stunning, sexy, and smoldering looks with makeup. From the basics of foundation to putting together stunning looks for the holidays, now I'm a makeup pro!"
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    #5Face with A Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup

    Face with A Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup
    Face with a Heart is a breakthrough method of makeup application that works for all face types and lifestyles. It teaches both the theory and the practice of mastering true, authentic beauty makeup.
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    Wayne Wagner
    Written on February 1, 2017
    "This book seems like it would be a really good resource for actually learning HOW to apply makeup. Since I'm really not that good at it myself, I might actually buy this book, and find out what I've been missing all my life!"
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    #6Nikkie Tutorials

    Nikkie Tutorials
    Nikkie of Nikkie Tutorials is a Dutch beauty vlogger who just happened to land the first makeup collaboration with Too Faced. Nikkie is known for her innovative videos  and love of glitter (that glow!) and her videos often get picked up around the web (or are inspirations for other YouTubers).
    Videos

    Free

    Liu Yang
    Written on February 1, 2017
    "What great makeup tutorials! These have everything your mother never taught you about applying makeup. These great tutorials are an excellent source of information to watch again and again. Since these are step by step, I was able to easily apply eye makeup to create smoky, luxurious eyes for a party. And, oh, I LOVE the DARK & VAMPY Flawless Holiday Makeup Tutorial. It will definitely turn quite a few heads! "
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    #7Maskcara

    Maskcara
    Cara Brook is a makeup artist, on her website you can find valuable articles and tutorials that can be of great help.
    Websites

    Free

    Alan Hawkins
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "I have never learned the best way to apply makeup. I see cute looks I want to imitate but I never know how to do so. I used Maskcara to find articles that gave me tips and step by steps on how to perfect my makeup artistry. My friends have commented on the change; this site is great."
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    #8Jackie Aina

    Jackie Aina
    Jackie Aina is known not only for the gorgeous makeup looks she creates on her YouTube channel, but also for the honesty she serves up with them - and her 926K subscribers (and many brands) love her for it.
    Videos

    Free

    Sai Sharma
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "I always struggled a lot with makeup. No one ever taught me how to put it on very well. I would find myself very self conscious at my own makeup, and afraid that I haven't been doing it well. Ever since I've been watching Jackie Aina's videos, I have developed a lot of confidence in my makeup techniques. I've even been showing my friends how to put their make up on! I feel like a professional every time I look in the mirror. Jackie's videos are awesome!"
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    #9ThatsHeart

    ThatsHeart
    With more than two million YouTube subscribers, the beauty and fashion vlogger of ThatsHeart is known for delivering videos dive deep into hacks, product testing, tutorials, comparisons and challenges.
    Videos

    David Woods
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "Watching others applying make up is an effective way for learning it but you can choose the ones you want to watch among many options. ThatsHeart is just a youtube channel that provides make up tips. The number of subscribers is quite a lot, but there so many people like her on youtube, doing this more professionally. "
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    #10MakeUp by Modiface

    MakeUp by Modiface
    Makeup is an app that takes virtual makeovers to a whole new level with state-of-the-art cosmetics colors, makeup simulation, and makeover effects.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Brandon Hicks
    Written on March 13, 2017
    "I recently found the app Makeup by Modiface. It's a lot of fun to use in order to try out different makeup types or to color match but it didn't really help me learn how to apply makeup. I'm still totally lost with how to blend foundation and tho this app is entertaining, its not helping. It is fun to take a picture of my own face and then give myself a little makeover with all the different makeup brands available in the app but too bad I still can't figure out how to do it in real life. I guess this app would be more for experienced makeup wearers who wanted to experiment with new colors. "
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    #11Manny Mua

    Manny Mua
    Manny is one of the most well-known "beauty boys" on Youtube, breaking preconceived notions of gendered makeup. Witj more than two million subscribers, Manno keeps it real in his videos and reliably shoows off flawless makeup tutorials week after week.
    Videos

    Free

    Louis Russell
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "As someone who uses a lot of makeup and doesn't know how to use it as well. I stumbled across the Manny Mua channel and it has helped me a great deal. I now know how to put on makeup a lot better now and its a wonderful channel to learn."
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    #12Beautylish

    Beautylish
    Choose from thousands of makeup reviews, hairstyles, nail designs, braids, beauty tips and makeup tutorial videos to get inspired. You can also buy the products you need to create your looks.
    Websites

    Free

    Harry Spencer
    Written on February 21, 2017
    "There is an overwhelming amount of choice in the makeup universe. I feel that Beautylish helps me make better choices that fit my style with the ability to see what others have posted in the app. I have found so many tips and products that match MY unique style, thanks!"
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    #13Lakmé Makeup Pro

    Lakmé Makeup Pro
    This app is your very own real-time makeover app where the camera becomes your mirror. With Lakmé Makeup Pro, you can try out all the latest looks, virtually!
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Shreyas Singhal
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "My girlfriend was asking me if I could find any make up apps for her. So i found this one and it looks pretty cool it lets you virtually see if the make up is a right fit for you."
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    #14Makeup Geek

    Makeup Geek
    A complete website where you can find makeup and hairstyle tutorials (photo and video), buy products and discover all the marvels of beauty.
    Websites

    Free

    Joseph McCoy
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "Makeup Geek has changed my look and expanded my creativity. It can be hard to know what choices and looks match my face type. I found many example of what I can do and accomplish after visiting MG and have never felt more attractive. The looks and double-takes I get from the fellas have proved me right!"
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    #15Kandee Johnson

    Kandee Johnson

    Kandee Johnson is a beauty vlogger and on her YouTube channel, you can find many makeup tutorials for basically any kind of look, from Halloween makeup, everyday looks, going-out makeup and much more.

    Videos

    Free

    Juan Uribe
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "The videos are pleasant to watch, and are easy to understand. The vlogger is really catchy and I find my self recommending her videos to people who might have a use for the topics, as I am a guy, and don't really need to use makeup."
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    #1630 Life-Changing Makeup Hacks Every Woman Should Know

    30 Life-Changing Makeup Hacks Every Woman Should Know

    30 Life-Changing Makeup Hacks Every Woman Should Know is a 20-minute informative video about the tips and tricks on skincare, the makeup must-haves, and creative ways to put on makeup.

    Videos

    Janice Thomas
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This video is very useful for me..."
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    #1710 Common Makeup Mistakes

    10 Common Makeup Mistakes

    This article, published in Urban Woman magazine, lists the most 10 common makeup mistakes and the way to avoid them with practical and simple tips.

    Articles

    Blessing Iyamadiken
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "It is a good solution because it would help educate women on common mistakes they make when they apply makeup and also how to correct them."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for learning to apply makeup
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Jemma Kidd Make-up Masterclass: Beauty Bible of Professional Techniques and Wearable LooksBooks 21 Paid
2Makeup.comWebsites 21 Free
3Make-up Designory's Beauty Make-upBooks 19 Paid
4The Beauty BybelPeople 18 Free
5Face with A Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty MakeupBooks 15 Paid
6Nikkie TutorialsVideos 14 Free
7MaskcaraWebsites 13 Free
8Jackie AinaVideos 11 Free
9ThatsHeartVideos 9 Paid
10MakeUp by ModifaceApps 7 Free
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