Stop Following These 10 Makeup Trends

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Makeup Tips From The Early 2000s

Check out this hilarious clip from Buzzfeed!

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The “Glamglow” Mask For Flawless Skin

Check out this video from Buzzfeed on the “Glamglow” beauty masks. We neeeeed to try these!

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5 Lifestyle Youtubers To Follow This Fall

Here at The Instagram Curator, we spend wayyy to much time watching fashion and beauty Youtube videos. We’ve spent too many hours exploring the best fashion Youtubers.

Here are 6 of our favorite Fashion Youtubers.

1) Miss Louie

Miss Louie has a serious understanding of fashion. The editing on her videos is professional level and there’s something about the aesthetic we love! Her fashion rule is “wear what makes you happy” – her fashion videos alone make us happy.

2) Rachel Ashley

Rachel Ashely’s 2016 Fall Lookbook video is a must watch. Some of the looks are pretty unique! Her makeup videos are just as great.

3) Stephanie Ledda

Stephanie’s fall makeup tutorial (see above) is saving us from makeup faux-pas. Shes the most well-known Youtuber on this list, with over 800,000 subscribers. Her videos are super varied, ranging from “Modern Renaissance” to the “Easy-Bake” foundation routine. Be sure to check her out is you’re autumn makeup game is lack-luster.

4) KaaylaDee

KaaylaDee is such an under-rated beauty content creator! She’s gorgeous! Her makeup tutorial videos are sped up and soooo fun to watch. Be sure to check her out.

5) Schannaloves

Schannaloves is another pretty underrated Youtuber, with only about 7,000 subscribers. Her style and video editing is a bit “unique”, so definitely check them out if you want some new style ideas.


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The Science Behind Beauty: Mascara

Mascara. My savior before going out on Saturdays and runny nemesis after breakups. For years, girls and women alike have been using mascara to darken and thicken their eyelashes. Even since the days of the Egyptians, mascara has been a god-send.

But what is mascara?

What is this?!?!

The most common type of mascara is made mostly of waxes (fatty substances), fine droplets of oils, and water.

The purpose of the wax is to perform the actual thickening of the eyelashes and give the mascara the consistency that’s needed for it to be useful. On a side note, some mascaras use bees wax as their wax, so save the bees! The oils are used so that the mascara can spread across your eyelashes evenly. The water is then used during the creation process to help mix the waxes and oils together.

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An example of the beeswax used in mascara.

Now that the wax, oil, water mixture has been used to create the initial mascara product, we can add the fun part: pigments! These pigments are what give the mascara is distinct color.

Some raw pigment shown above.

For common black mascara, the recipe has not changed much in the past few thousand years. Yes, as we mentioned before, even the Egyptians loved mascara as much as we do. For these mascaras, carbon black pigment, frequently created by the burning organic materials, is used. This carbon black pigment was approved by the FDA in 2004 and allows for the blackest of mascaras.

For brown mascaras, a variety of iron oxides are used to give the product its final color.

However, all brands and mascara products have their own variations and differences in adding these pigments. Not all mascaras are created equal.

As you can see, the product which we all love isn’t that complicated after all. Just a few main ingredients and then the pigment. Its so straightforward, you can even do it at home! The method described in the video below is all natural too!


Still interested in mascara science? Check out this article from Into the Gloss about how mascara is made written by a mascara creator. Here’s a video from L’Oréal Research and Innovation.


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Underrated Youtuber of the Week: ItsLikelyMakeup

Itslikelymakeup (aka Jordi), a professional makeup artist from Canada, is responsible for some of the coolest makeup tutorials on Youtube. Recently, she’s been posting insane Halloween makeup videos. That’s why she is our Underrated Youtuber of the Week.

Here are 3 of our favorite videos from Itslikelymakeup:

ItsLikelyMakeup Youtube Page

ItsLikelyMakeup Twitter Page

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7 Horrifying Halloween Makeup Styles

Halloween is less than a week away and if you’re like us, you still have no idea what you’ll be wearing out to the bars on October 31st. If you’re looking for something sexy, this is definitely not the post for you. Instead, here are 7 horrifying Halloween makeup styles for those who are artistically inclined.

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#Halloween #Halloweenmakeup Bald ist Halloween ooommmmgg..😂

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1920s Makeup

Buzzfeed always creates some great content and this video is no exception. The title says it all: “Women Try 1920s Makeup”. Let’s just say we’re happy the 1920s look isn’t still in style.

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How To Slay In Cheap Makeup

Hey Curator fans! Here’s a sweet video from @ItsMyRayeRaye on how less expensive makeup can be used to get similar results as super expensive makeup. She even has a list of all the products used in the description of the video. We LOVE the brushes she uses.

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