Beauty Box: How to Be a Girl with Jane Marie

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Normally I feature beauty products on this blog, but there is no point to buying beauty products if you don’t know how to properly use them. Most of the make-up tips and tricks that I know are either self-taught or learned from a magazine. However, I have recently found that the most useful beauty tips come in the form of how-to videos.

How-to videos are great in that you can see for yourself exactly how the product is used, rather than guessing or reading a tip in a magazine over and over again until you get it. Having a real person show you exactly how to use it and what kind of tricks make the outcome better looking is super helpful. I am personally obsessed with Jane Marie, editor of The Hairpin, and her beauty videos. Not only are they super informative, they are also hilarious and entertaining. I like that they aren’t scripted and it seems like one of your friends is showing you how to use something. Plus she often gets drunk while making them.

One of my favorite videos of hers is where she shows you how to apply awesome Halloween/creepy makeup. As something that I’ve tried and failed at many times, I found her video to be incredibly helpful in showing how I’ve been doing it all wrong. I encourage all of you to check out her videos, even if you think you know what you’re doing. You just made find something that you’ve never thought of and at the very least, you’ll get a laugh out of them.



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