I have noticed that there is a trend these days to upload videos and be a vlogger or video blogger as opposed to, or in addition to writing in a blog. (Does that make me a wlogger (writing blogger) or maybe a tlogger (text blogger)? :P ) I suppose I can see the appeal. For some, they prefer talking to writing.
For the most part, from the point of view of doing a makeup tutorial, a video makes sense. Its easy to watch and see how people do things and when you watch experts, it can help you change the way you apply your makeup, and often, for the better.
Its such a major phenomenon these days, that there are billions (oh ok, thousands!) of videos dedicated to beauty, makeup tutorials and beauty reviews. Don’t even get me started on haul videos. Erm, ok. But I’m curious. Do you watch these Youtube Beauty Channels or Videos? Is it a channel you prefer following over a tlogger? :P
Me, I don’t.
The primary reason I never got into watching these videos was a practical one. I used to have really crappy internet connection and the best way to enjoy watching videos is to have a stable and fast connection so you don’t have to sit there for a hour while the video buffers and loads in stops and starts.
When I eventually upgraded my internet connection, I had gotten so used to not watching, that I never got into the phenomenon. I don’t know any vloggers and I don’t subscribe to any Youtube channels.
However, I have to say that when I do watch (rarely) I tend to watch videos from the pros. The professional make up artists who know what they’re on about and who have gone around the block and have good tips and tricks to share. I don’t watch product reviews because I prefer reading them. When I do watch, I watch for application techniques. I’m also not a very imaginative person so fantasy makeup or dramatic makeup doesn’t do much for my interest either.
I sometimes look on Youtube too for reviews or features of a certain bag I may be eyeing. I find Youtube useful in this regard, because you can actually see how the bag looks and performs live, as opposed to a static photo. In this sense, fashion is helpful in the form of a video because you can see how the material moves and drapes. Makeup is a little more static in nature and so, for me photographs are sufficient.
There are some terribly talented people out there showcasing their amazing work on Youtube and I take my hat off to them because Youtube is an even scarier place than a blog. Some of the trolls that leave comments are such horrors!
So no, I don’t watch Youtube beauty videos or follow beauty channels at all. I do sometimes come upon one or two videos that intrigue me, but for the most part, its not a medium I particularly enjoy nor keep up with.
Do you watch Youtube beauty channels/videos? Do you have a favourite vlogger?
I don’t generally watch, but when I do watch, I enjoy watching the 3 I’ve shown above – Lisa Eldridge, Pixiwoo and GossMakeupArtist. I find them entertaining and informative. You?