You may or may not know it, but I am a YouTube addict. Every day I watch YouTube, mostly beauty related channels although there are a few Vegan YouTubers I watch as well. I just love makeup and love watching other people talk about and showcase makeup. One of my favorite beauty YouTubers is Taylor from ThaTaylaa. I have been watching her for YEARS. At least four or five years now. She used to do Periscope and I would watch her live put on makeup while working on homework. I love her personality, the time and effort she puts into her channel, and how she gives so much back.
With that being said, I have purchased quite a few items off of her recommendations. How could I not? To help make this a shorter post and not one that will take five hours to read, I will talk about only 5 items for today. If you want me to do another post of items Taylor made me buy, let me know in the comments below. Out of all the YouTubers I watch, her recommendations I trust the most, so with that being said, there are a lot of Taylor influenced items I’ve bought. Alright, this is starting to get lengthy. Let’s just get into the products, shall we?
1. CYO Long Lasting Foundation Lifeproof* in 101 ($7 US)
Now I don’t remember if this foundation came up in the last 15 Days of Foundation series, or the previous one, but this foundation took her breath away. She has been hooked on this one since that episode of 15DoF and man has it been a bitch to get! When it finally came back in stock at Walgreens, I purchased 2 bottles. Just in case I loved it, I didn’t want to have to wait to order another bottle if I used it up. Well, talk about good fucking call! This foundation is beautiful! Wearing alone or mixed it, this foundation reminds me a lot of the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Foundation, BUT I love the shade of this one. It seems to have more of a grey undertone which I LOVE!
2. Wet N Wild Liquid Catsuit* in Nudie Patootie ($4.99 US)
Because of Taylor, I was able to find one of my holy grail pale grey-nude liquid lipsticks. When I watch so many other YouTubers, most have a deeper complexion than me, usually ranging from tan to deep. When you are fair like I am, it is hard to gauge how a lip color will look when comparing to deeper skin tones. Thanks to her, when I see a lip color on her that I love, I know it will look good on my fair skin.
3. Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder* in 05 Fair ($7.99 US)
Now, I purchased this before I decided to work towards a cruelty-free collection, let me just get that out of the way now. However, with that being said, this is a beautiful powder. I’m not a fan of loose powders in general, but if a loose powder works for Taylor’s skin, it has to be good and this powder is no exception. It is lovely dusted over the face, it helps give a flawless, airbrushed finish. If ever I am in the mood to bake my under eyes, it doesn’t look heavy or cakey under there. It brightens underneath my eyes very well indeed. Once I use this powder up, I am going to be sad to see it go. If you have any recommendations for loose cruelty-free powders, please let me know in the comments!
4. Physicians Formula Eye Booster Lash 2-in-1 Boosting Eyeliner* in Ultra Black ($10.99 US)
Taylor always raves about this product. Besides the CYO foundation, I swear this is the product she talks about the most and for good reason. Now, I no longer have this product in my collection because I have come to realize I am not a fan of winged liner. I don’t care for how it looks on my eyes, I just hate it. However, when I did use to wear winged liner, this was one of the products I used. It glided on so effortlessly and stayed put all day. However, I remember this not working well in Texas. It transferred a lot on my crease area, so if you live in hotter, more humid climates, I’d watch out for that.
5. BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Total Coverage Concealer* in 100 Fair ($6 US)
Now, this product she hasn’t talked about in a long while, however, she used to talk about it quite often. I want to say about 2 years ago is when she really talked about it. This product was even in one of her best products of the year. I haven’t used this concealer in a while, but it is going to be in rotation soon as I finish some other concealers. It is very full coverage but surprisingly thin. Easy to blend out and I have minimal creasing with this product. I’m not a fan of the method of application and I am not too fond of the undertone, it is immensely yellow. But the formula is wonderful!
Alright, so that does it for round one, episode one, part one, whatever you want to call it of YouTube Made Me Buy It: ThaTaylaa edition. Like I said, Taylor has influenced me to purchase quite a few products in the past and if you are interested in another post about products she has influenced me to buy, let me know in the comments section! I plan to do a couple more YouTuber’s that I watch fairly frequently (as in, every time they upload) in upcoming posts, so be on the lookout for that! If you are an avid Beauty YouTube watcher like myself, has there been any products that you were influenced to buy and what did you think of them? Let me know! Thank you so much for stopping by and until next time!
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