If you’re anything like me, you watch and Pin tons of makeup tutorials but still end up only knowing how to put on mascara and the same shade of eyeshadow every day.
After watching makeup tutorials, I normally feel inspired to head to Ulta and spend a ridiculous amount of money on products I don’t even know how to use. Upon arriving to said makeup store, I walk around in a daze because I literally have no clue what’s what. I mean, I can read but I don’t know what BB cream is and I don’t know if I want things volumized, plumped or concealed. Forget ever correctly picking the right shade of anything.
Trying to look pretty is hard work.
Without fail, a gorgeous staff member will approach me and ask if I need help. My response is normally along the lines of, “Can you see how lost and confused and blotchy I am?! YES. HELP ME.” And that never really ends well.
Anyway, I think some of you are like me. Which is why I want to share my newest YouTube makeup tutorial find: Fran Ileanaa
She’s detailed, but not intimidating. I’ve probably watched her video about “everyday” make up and covering up acne scars 15 times because I definitely have some of that going on.
I like her sense of humor, and I think we would be friends in real life. Those are the types of bloggers and YouTubers I follow – the ones whose genuine personalities seem to effortlessly translate in their posts and videos.
I also really appreciate that she made a video using only drug store beauty products. Because it’s depressing to watch these tutorials when the girl is like “this is my faaavorite mascara!!” only to find out it’s $37. Um. No.
I totally creeped on her last week after watching her first video and immediately followed her on Instagram and Twitter. I even reached out to her on Facebook and begged her to come to Richmond and make a video with me. My fingers are crosssssed.
If you’re lucky enough to be in the DC area and find yourself in need of a makeup artist, Fran can be reached at makeupBYfranileanaa[at]gmail[dot]com