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6 of the best professional tutorials to improve your makeup skills while at home

Use self-isolation as an excuse to teach yourself something new from the industry’s elite makeup artists and celebrity influencers – for free!

Makeup is hard and if you don’t have tonnes of time on your hands or a disposable income to use on workshops and lessons it’s a skill that’s tricky to master. However, since the coronavirus pandemic has us all social distancing and self-isolating it’s the perfect time to learn how to contour, conceal and correct and get your creative juices flowing with help and advice from the world’s best makeup artists and beauty aficionados.

It’s also a great way to clear your headspace and get lost in the vortex of tutorials. Here’s a round-up of our top picks to get you started.

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For Busy Mums

Vogue’s YouTube channel is a great place to start. They collaborate with pretty much every celebrity from Victoria Beckham and Jessica Alba to Hailey Baldwin, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cindy Crawford, who share their personal routines and all of the insider tips and tricks they’ve learned from sitting in the makeup chair with the world’s best makeup artists. Hilary Duff’s routine for busy working mum’s is both inspirational and achievable.

Watch: Hilary Duff’s Busy Mum Makeup Routine by Vogue

For clean ingredients

If you’re a fan of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Netflix series The Goop Lab then watching her get her makeup done could be for you. In this clip makeup artist Gucci Westman (who also has a line of clean, high performance makeup) gets GP ready and talks through a quick and pretty simple regime using minimal products for more matured-aged skin. Plus, we’ll pretty much always have whatever GP is having.

Watch: Gwyneth Paltrow Gets Makeup-Ready By Gucci Westman by Goop

For brows on the thin-side

Katie Jane Hughes is a celebrity and editorial makeup artist. She serves some major inspiration and every day looks mainly on her Instagram page But a few years ago she did a “deep dive” into turning skinny brows into bushy brows – a technique we all struggle with. She explains how to hold your tools properly for better control and how to create hair-like strokes with the flick of your wrist.

Watch: Skinny Brows to Bushy Brows by Katie Jane Hughes

For every day

After a no-makeup-makeup look? You’ll find tonnes of videos, but Ali Andreea explains in this clip how certain textures and formulas can work overtime, along with application techniques for highlighting your features and balancing uneven skin tone, shine, blue veins and dark circles.

Watch: No Makeup Makeup Look (Updated) by Ali Andreea

For mastering winged liner

Eyeliner is quite possibly the hardest makeup skill to master. From smudging, uneven size and length – not to mention the time it takes to perfect. Luckily there’s this gem of internet gold brought to you by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Here she shows us how using an under-eye mask makes for the perfect template to your winged liner (and has skin-boosting benefits). Win win.

Watch: Winged eyeliner with Kristen Noel Crawley by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

For nailing a bold lip, during the day

Lara Worthington teams up with Hollywood makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen to show us how to rock a universally flattering bold lip during the day. VanLeeuwen shares his two-step layering process for staying power and explains why playing with coral shades will suit everyone. Plus, it’s created by the big beauty bosses at Violet Grey so you know it’s going to be good.

Watch: How To Nail A Bold Lip In Daylight by Violet Grey

For concealing under eyes

When it comes to the best way to conceal under eyes and dark circles there’s a handful of techniques you can follow. There’s camouflaging, light reflecting and even highlighting. Here, makeup artist Lisa Eldridge demonstrates some simple techniques along with her favourite products.

Watch: Under Eye Concealer 101 by Lisa Eldridge