This isn’t really a big secret, but I’ve never really learned how to do my makeup. All the products I use were either given to me or picked up in some swag bag and I’ve had the same “look” (eyeliner + chapstick, if you can call that a “look”) for eight years now. I’ve been trying to up my game recently and, voila! Xteeener to the rescue!
Here’s Xteeener from Youtube teaching all of us how to pull of a pretty fierce eye for Spring, and my attempt at recreating her look.
Not shown in clip:
- When I decided to use concealer for lipstick (FAIL)
- When the man out the window whistled at me when I had one eye done (not really fail, more weird than anything)
Here’s the video, enjoy!
Here’s a quick interview with Xteeener:
Where are you from? What do you study?
Hi everyone, Iâ€™m Xteeener from YouTube and I have a degree in Finance.
How did you first get interested in make-up?
I think my curiosity in makeup began at a really young age. My mother used to always dress me as a tomboy and I was restricted from wearing makeup (even nail polish!). I even recall stealing one of her lipsticks and blue-ish eye shadows. My cosmetic addiction didnâ€™t really hit me until college. As I learned more and more about makeup artistry on YouTube, beauty forums, and blogs I have been incredibly hooked ever since!
What would be your signature make-up style?
Many of my viewers find my looks to be on the more â€œwearableâ€ spectrum. In real life you will often find me wearing mostly neutral colors on my eyes or just a little bit of eyeliner and mascara. I usually like to keep my looks clean and polished yet effective. In my spare time or during certain events are when I will play around with different colors and bump things up a notch.
People tend to be afraid of using too much color. Any tips or advice in using colors?
Itâ€™s always ok to start off small and gradually apply more and more color until you find what youâ€™re comfortable with. What I often like to do is experiment with different colored shadows or looks at night on days where I only wear eyeliner and mascara before I wash it all off. This way you can test out different looks before actually wearing it out of the house. If you want to give brighter colors a try, start by applying pops of color in certain areas such as underneath the lower lashline or even on the lips. In no time you will discover what suits you and your personal style.