Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube — a search for "makeup tutorial" and "hair tutorial" yields more than five million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you what's best.
Makeup is not a one-look-fits-all proposition. That goes for the shades you use on your face and lips, but it's arguably even more important to consider when you're thinking about eye makeup. Depending on your eye color, there are certain eye shadow shades (and strategic techniques) that are going to be the best bet for enhancing — but not overpowering — your eyes. Enter vlogger Sona Gasparian's makeup tutorial for anyone with brown eyes. (Sorry if you don't fall into that category; we'll catch you next time.)
Using a combination of chocolate brown, gold and ivory powder eye shadows — which Gasparian layers and places specifically along the eyelids and lash lines — she breaks down what appears at first to be an elaborate makeup look into fairly simple steps. Brown-eyed girls, give it a watch to see exactly how she makes the look come together. Van Morrison would probably approve.