YouTube has brought joy to so many lives, and you’re next! In my constant quest to find ways to become the characters of my costumes, I frequently watch YouTube tutorials. You may be surprised with the helpful tips and advice you can get from watching a 10 minute video off of your computer. I use these tips in addition to my costumes to really commit to my character. Even if you don’t do the look exactly as described, you can find great ideas to start you off. Usually the looks call for lots of makeup. If you don’t have a lot of the same colors on hand, you can usually buy a drug store brand for cheap. I recommend splurging for good makeup, especially if you like to dress up often. Good makeup lasts much longer, so you can party all night, without looking like an oily zombie by the end of it.
Here are a couple of my favorite tutorials for getting the royal look.
This is one of my personal favorites, although I’m not too keen of Marie Antoinette. The makeup artist’s technique is flawless, and I love the hair tricks! It’s definitely worth watching and taking notes.
Everyone thinks they have the personal Cleopatra look, and there are a lot out there worth praise, but I personally like this tutorial. It’s informative, and the look is clean, and probably a tad more authentic. Oh, what I wouldn’t give to know what the ancients truly looked like.
Let me know what you think about these videos? Do you have any tips you would like to share?