An honest makeup tutorial
You've probably watched one such tutorial in your time in your quest to make your face better than it actually is ... and then felt bamboozled and maybe a little disheartened as the self-professed guru does things with makeup brushes that make your head hurt.
Plus, as anybody who has had a makeover, tried on a wedding dress or cut their hair off and expected to look like somebody else would know, turns out, you will always look like you. Just with a bit more contouring.
Hughes' tutorial however exposes the trickery of makeup tutorials, and gurus. As Hughes says, "I've been trying to make my face more attractive for 8 years so that makes me a beauty guru."
We also are grateful for Akilah echoing our thoughts on the mystery of primer, "yeah I really don't think this does anything," the sense of satisfaction you feel when you do perfect cat-eye eyeliner, "look at that craftsmanship ... this is why you have a college degree" and her makeup techniques, "yeah pat that like a baby's ass."
Akilah drops brand names like a pro, has to pick off the stray hairs that (cheap) makeup brushes ALWAYS leave your on face and does some really great "establishing spots."
Oh, and spoiler alert, she is 100% gorgeous, pre and post tutorial.
Watch more of Akilah's videos here.
- Daily Life