Why I'm Able to Do My Own Makeup: My Top 5 Beauty YouTubers

   Almost every female I know has watched at least one YouTube video teaching her how to do a smokey eye, winged liner or how to make a DIY face mask. I'm guilty of being absolutely addicted to all of these videos because let's face it, no one wants to end up looking like this:

I tend to get compliments on my makeup from people who have seen the hot mess I used to be when it came to makeup and I can honestly say that without YouTube I'd still have an "atta-face" and panda eyes and I owe it all to the ladies I've listed below. So here are a few of my absolute FAVORITE Beauty Gurus on YouTube in no particular order:

Farah Dhukai

- Farah is probably the first South Asian beauty YouTuber I came across. She has amazing DIY remedies for your hair and skin. I can honestly say everything that I've tried from her videos worked really well for me! If you live in a desi household you can find 90% of the ingredients she uses in your kitchen(that means these DIYs are most likely desi aunty approved!). Her and her husband just started a new line of natural products, one of them being a Volcanic Elixir which is supposed to do wonders for your skin, hopefully I'll be able to try it in the near future! If anyone has tried it let me know how it is! Like her

Facebook Page

 and follow her on

Twitter

and

Instagram

!

Irene Mahmud Khan

- First of all I have to mention that her and her husband Waseem are absolutely ADORABLE!

 Irene is extremely talented with a myriad of things besides just makeup and I'll be featuring her in another blog of mine to showcase them so stay tuned for that! But for now let's focus on her makeup stills and how extraordinarily helpful her videos have been for me personally

.

I have very difficult, dry and sensitive skin, similar to hers and we both have really thick and coarse hair. Her makeup is absolutely flawless on camera and this is something that is really critical for almost anyone who has to take pictures or be "photo-ready" for a big day! I love the fact that she also uses a combination of drugstore and high- end products! Don't forget to like her

Facebook Page

 and follow her on

Twitter

and

Instagram

!

( L to R- Ravina, Mona and Syra)

Mona Sangha

- Mona is a professional makeup artist and her channel features a bunch of vlogs as well as tutorials. Being a desi bridal makeup artist and hairstylist she shows her viewers professional tips and techniques to achieve the style they want for their special event. What I love about her technique is that she is able to enhance and bring out a client's (or model's) natural beauty and accentuate their favorite features rather than paint them in a mask of makeup. I find that extremely necessary because it's definitely not a good thing if a groom can't recognize his own wife on the wedding day. On a side note her desi outfits are absolutely stunning and she's inspired me to try to design my own suits for special occasions, so I'll let you all know how that turns out. Her vlogs feature her two partners in crime Ravina and Syra who also work with her and they're equally hilarious, gorgeous and talented! To keep up with all of the flawless looks Mona creates, like her

Facebook Page

 and follow her on

Instagram

! You can also follow

Syra

and

Ravina

on Instagram and check out their

FB Fanpage

!

Nisha Sawhney

- This gorgeous Canadian chick puts together the perfect looks to compliment any outfit. She probably has the most perfect hair I've ever seen and the cutest outfits! Nisha also puts together great giveaways. She has an amazing variety of videos for everyone including inspirational talks, tutorials, hauls and first impressions. Also, I have to mention the fact that almost every one of my guy friends has a huge crush on her, but then again who wouldn't?! She's stunning with or without makeup and from speaking to her personally I can say she's one of the sweetest people I've had the pleasure of knowing. Nisha is a great role model specially for younger girls in middle school or high school. Don't forget to follow her on

Instagram

and

Twitter

!

Trisha60

- This girl keeps it REAL! I find all of her makeup looks and hairstyles extremely practical and the best part is that she's super hilarious! I love Trisha not because we share the same name ( which automatically makes her awesome) but because her looks are perfect for teenagers or the girls who don't like to wear TOO much makeup but still want to look flawless and put together. One recent video of hers that every desi girl should watch is "I'm Ugly Coz I'm Darker Skinned?" I'll post the link

here

so you can check it out. Her videos are really informative as well as fun and she gives great advice, it's almost like listening to an older sister! Give her a follow on

Twitter

and

Instagram

as well!