New Youtube Beauty Gurus: Advice & Tips to Succeed!

Friday night I had a HUGE conversation with a lot of you on advice for New Youtubers, and a little backstory on the things I think help make a Beauty Youtuber successful. I got motivated to make a video about it, and wanted to share some of the things you guys mentioned!


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I don’t want to make this a 100 tweet long post, but if you have something to add, post a tweet and add #newguru at the end of it, and then people can search for that term and find it :)

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  1. Vijaya says

    OMG, I’m one of the tweets you screenshotted! Hi, me! (And for the record, the vid wasn’t preachy at all. It hit all the right notes, at least in my opinion!)

    1. Vijaya says

      I meant to say that it’s never constructive criticism, not ‘not never’. Double negative fail. xP

  2. Renske says

    OMG, This is the best video ever I have seen about this subject! Thank you very much!

  3. jessie says

    Yor hair looks awsome in this vid. Something new you’ve done?

    Tnx for this vid!!

  4. Connie De Alwis says

    Excellent video! It’s definitely saddening that many new bloggers or youtubers out there are in it for free stuff.
    Anyway, you look gorgeous! Love your skin :)

  5. Rachael says

    Totally off topic… I love the color(s) on your eyes. What are you wearing. It is so perfect for summer. Natural yet shimmery.

  6. Sarah says

    Well, thank u Leesha! I´m from Brazil… and the brazilians gurus only wants to be famous and be better than others… and it really sucks! I´m really happy to see a real good guru talking like u did and helping the new gurus.
    I´ve started mt YT channel inspired by you. And someday i wish i can be as talented as u.

    (Sorry for the bad english!)

    1. Izabella says

      oi sarah, eu era uma guru no YT a um tempo atrás mas fiquei sem ter como fazer vídeos, passa seu canal! hj em dia tenho só um blog, se quiser dar uma olhada só clicar no meu nome que o link ja ta nele ^^

  7. thenailaholic says

    This was a great video! I watched it last night as soon as you tweeted it :) Just this morning I got one of those comments on my blog and was like, woah. LOL Never thought I’d have to look out for that, but I guess even blogs with only a few readers will have attention whores!

  8. Michelle Tiu says

    So true!!! I hate that a lot of new vloggers and bloggers can be bought.

  9. Mandy says

    Hi Leesha!!! What you did at your wall? Is awsome!

  10. ronit says

    hi leesha,
    I wany to say that I like you interenet show and I learned a lot from how you made, and one of the things it was the smoky eye (I always wanted to wear makeup like that style and I did not know how).
    so I have an idea: do a tutorial on Make Up as a Barbie, I thought about it last night and it would be lovely.
    hope you can do that,

  11. Emily says

    AHH! I’m so excited that you’ve posted all of this advice. I totally just signed up for Beautylish and will make a channel sooooon! =D

  12. sarah x says

    hey im starting out my own beauty blog, with reviews on nail/hair products, nail designs, makeup looks, and all things beauty related! would really love it anyone could take the time and check out my tumblr and follow me :)

  13. Pretty Gossip says

    I’m totally late to the party, but LOVED the video. You are wise beyond your years pretty lady!~

  14. Stephanie says

    Hey Leesha,

    I think its also important to share the editing software a NewTuber (could) should use. I, myself, have a MacBook Pro so the Apple Gods already nicely preloaded wonderful editing software. iMovie is an awesome application to edit and add effects. What do you suggest for those who do not have a MAC?

  15. zanioos36 says

    zanioos36 youtube channel

  16. Wendy says

    I am 42 and I am a MUA, living in Virginia. I have searched and have asked for help on how to edit my video’s on YouTube. Everybody’s video’s look professional and I need serious help. I just downloaded IMOVIE off my IPHONE5 but don’t understand how to use it. I have even gone on YouTube for tutorial’s and I’m just not getting it. I’m trying to accomplish 2 things. One on how you give advice( like in your video’s) and 2 I’m trying to do voice over makeup tutorials like how Jaclyn Hill does her video’s. First clip greet and explain what your about to do , then 2nd clip apply makeup application but using voice-over instead of talking while doing application. I
    have a makeup
    channel on Youtube but I can’t find anyone willing to help me. It has been a really long time and I am on oxygen and would like to get this started so I can begin my journey in something I’m passionate about. am willing to even Skype or FaceTime because you seem like your an honest person. I would just have to get my 14 year old daughter to set me up on her Skype account because she has a friend who moved away to Japan because they are Military. Lucky enough for her, she just moved back to the States and is only a few States over from where we are( but she still can Skype but probably will be using FaceTime now. I’m hoping you can help me. This is what I am very passionate about ( makeup ) and since I’m home on oxygen I may be able to gain some friends out of this and start having a life again. I hope to hear back from you. Thank you
    my makeup channel on YouTube is makeupworldgirl and my video’s are horrible so please forgive me. I’m trying….

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