YouTube Stars 'Beauty by Kayleigh', 'MakeupByAlli', 'SunkissAlba' And 'Sccastaneda' Reveal Their Beauty Secrets

04 July 2013 by

If you head to Google every time you have a beauty dilemma it will come as no surprise to learn that 120 million how-to and beauty videos are watched on YouTube each day. Many vloggers who post videos on the channel have become Internet sensations, with viewers tuning in to check out their latest work. StyleHaul brings together many of these fashion and beauty personalities in one video content network and recently it teamed up with Maybelline New York to launch 'Recreate the Runway', a style series featuring YouTube stars like Alli Kratzer of MakeupByAlli (248k subscribers) and Alba Garcia of SunkissAlba (154k subscribers).

We chatted to four of the girls, handpicked by Recreate the Runway to show audiences how to wear runway trends now, to find out more about their vlogging careers and beauty know-how...

Alba Garcia aka SunkissAlba

How did you get started in beauty vlogging?

I started beauty vlogging in 2010. I was watching music videos and stumbled upon a girl who was a pro makeup artist, showing a smokey eye. That alone inspired me but I also realised that not many girls out there looked like me so I didn't really relate to most of them so I created my own channel.

Where do you get your ideas and inspiration?
I get my Ideas and Inspirations from classic films, music, and whats trending. I love actresses like Marilyn Monroe, Diana Dors and Dorothy Dandridge all from 1950's era. I love recreating an old school look and making it new in my own way.

Which 5 beauty products can you not live without?
Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Primer
Urban Decay Waterproof 24hr liquid eyeliner in perversion
Alba Botanica Spf 45 face sunscreen
Any Lip tints or Lip stains (I'm obsessed with all)
Maybelline Age rewind concealer

Can you share one of your beauty secrets?
One of my favorite beauty secrets to share is, applying eyeshadow primer under your concealer to avoid your concealer from creasing and melting off throughout the day.

Which star do you think has the best beauty look right now?
I surprisingly really love Miley Cyrus new edgy look right now. She looks amazing!

Which other beauty vloggers do you follow on YouTube?
I follow so many but my favorites are Shirley B. EniangFashionista804AprilAthena7ThatsHeart, and MakeupbyCamila.

Kayleigh Noelle aka Beauty by Kayleigh

How did you get started in beauty vlogging?

A few years ago, I searched online for helpful curly hair tips and just so happened to come across the beauty community on Youtube! Unfortunately, I could only find beauty gurus with straight hair, but I watched them anyway and became totally fascinated by this online world of beauty that I never knew about. I watched their videos for hours, studied their techniques, and then one day built up the confidence to start my own channel so I could help girls with their curly hair.

Where do you get your ideas and inspiration?
I absolutely love Pinterest. You'll find me scrolling through pictures for hours! Many times I've come across a picture that sparks an idea for my next video.

Which 5 beauty products can you not live without?
I can't live without Maybelline Line Stiletto for winged eyeliner, Benefit Hoola Bronzer to add some colour to the face, Physicians Formula BB cream to even out the skin tone, Maybelline Rocket Mascara for long voluminous lashes, and Vanicream to hydrate my skin.

Can you share one of your beauty secrets?
I use a Clarisonic Mia every night on my skin. It helps remove excess makeup and after a few weeks my dark spots had lightened, my acne cleared, and I had brighter skin.

Which star do you think has the best beauty look right now?
If I had to pick one I would say Nina Dobrev. I love how she can rock a casual everyday look so effortlessly and then easily transform into a glam goddess on the red carpet!

Which other beauty vloggers do you follow on YouTube?
I try to follow everyone I come across. I love supporting everyone in this beauty community on Youtube. I've made tons of friends along the way and I feel so blessed to have such amazing and sweet followers.

Alli Kratzer aka MakeupByAlli

How did you get started in beauty vlogging?

I always had a love for makeup and when I discovered the world of beauty tutorials on YouTube I thought I had hit the lottery. I began watching them all the time and one day I thought, maybe I could do this too? So I borrowed my friend's camera, filmed my first tutorial and I guess the rest is history!

Where do you get your ideas and inspiration?
I get a lot of ideas from current trends, celebrity looks and magazines. But a lot of times I'm inspired by what I'm into at the moment, the colours and products that I'm wearing the most usually end up in a tutorial or video.

Which 5 beauty products can you not live without?
Benefit Hello Flawless Custom Powder cover-up, Benefit They're Real mascara, Anastasia Brow Wiz, MAC Pro Longwear concealer and my Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow palette.

Can you share one of beauty secrets?
Sometimes I'll skip the highlighter and use my under eye concealer to cover dark circles AND highlight my face at the same time. Just apply it to the same areas you would apply a powder or liquid highlighter (top of the cheekbones, down the centre of the nose) and blend blend blend!

Which star do you think has the best beauty look right now?
I think Kat Graham always looks flawless. She takes risks with her makeup and wears lots of colour, something you don't often see on the red carpet.

Which other beauty vloggers do you follow on YouTube?
I find Sammi, or Beautycrush on YouTube, incredibly refreshing to watch. She was one of the first vloggers I watched regularly which definitely inspired me to start my own channel. I've really been into Sophia Chang's videos lately as well, a great mix of beauty and fashion.

Sonia Castaneda aka Sccastaneda

How did you get started in beauty vlogging?

I got started vlogging on the East Coast (home is California) living on a military base with my son's dad. I had no girl friends to talk about 'girly' things with so I turned to the internet and discovered YouTube...and its been a love affair since.

Where do you get your ideas and inspiration?
I get my inspiration and ideas from my viewers, subscribers, and celebrities. Im a huge fan of reality TV and gossip magazines so I'm constantly taking notes and tearing pages!

Which 5 beauty products can you not live without?
Dry shampoo (my hair gets oily from just thinking too hard), nude lipstick, lotion for my dry feet, false lashes, and concealer.

Can you share one of your beauty secrets?
Do your hair and your makeup BEFORE you pick out your outfit for the day or start a shopping trip. Things look so much better when you are feeling like Mariah Carey in the dressing room!

Which star do you think has the best beauty look right now?
Hmmm which start do I think has the best beauty look at the moment? Its all smoke and mirrors girl friend!!

Which other beauty vloggers do you follow on YouTube?
I follow so many vloggers on YouTube! But if I had to name a few of my current favorites it would have to be Alba, Alli, and Kayleigh.


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