How I USED To Do My Makeup VS. NOW! | NikkieTutorials

How I USED To Do My Makeup VS. NOW! | NikkieTutorials


Hello guys, it’s me Nikki. Hey. How you doing. How many of you have been following me since…this week? Now for those of you who are new here you should know that my 11 year anniversary is coming up I’ve been doing the entire YouTube game for 11 years at the end of June and it inspired me to kind of look back and see what changed. I want to take a trip down memory lane and look at my techniques, look at my products that I loved using and just look at what I was like in 2014 And I’m doing so in a little challenge called the “Then versus Now” makeup challenge And it’s literally where you go back in time and You show on one side of your face what you used to do like technique-wise, product wise, What your face used to look like back in the day Versus your current techniques, your current favorite products and what you really like to do with your style nowadays I’m going back to the year 2014 to the month of July where I uploaded a bright rainbow eye makeup look and I know that especially In the eyes department, my techniques have really shifted and I want to see what I used to do So prepare for a lot less lip filler different teeth and a way more insecure little Nikki and let’s go back in time Okay, this should be interesting especially since we’re starting off with the base and I know that especially in the base department I’ve come a long way, like a ver- Like a long way. I’m looking at the video called “Summer sunset smokey cat eyes makeup tutorial” Like use all the keywords you can girl. Today. I’m gonna go for my face and body by Mac in C1 and to give that a little bit more coverage here and there… [Nikkie] WHAT?! I’m gonna slap on a little bit of the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in 0 Porcelain. [Nikkie] GIRL where’s the primer? A BRUSH?! Oh I don’t think so honey. Okay. There are a whole lot of plot twists going on right now first of all, no primer second of all one of the most Sheer coverage foundations in my entire collection and then also applying with a brush I have found the foundation combination. First off, the face of body foundation by Mac. This is AMAZING if you’re doing portfolio work if you’re doing like high-fashion makeup because you want the skin to look like SKIN, and then wherever I need more coverage, I said I’m going in with the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick and I’m in the color Zero, okay, so let’s not prime and dive straight in and I’m just gonna start tapping this on [whispers] That’s horrible And as you can see that gives you No coverage at all. Can’t wait. Hold on for just one second. There is no change It just looks wet on this side. Nothing changed I mean clearly I wasn’t loving myself because I gave myself nothing to work with here. This is Shine. Now, I need to remind myself not to, you know kind of shift into my new habits. I need to apply this Like I would back in the day. Oh girl. Why a brush? You’re not Lisa Eldridge! Okay time for concealer We’re gonna be using Mac Pro Longwear in NC 15 Okay, okay pro longwe- [whispers] OMG please tell me you still- OH YESS Okay, how did I apply that? WITH A BRUSH?! [insert shocked pikachu face] [gasping] STOP WHY A BRUSH I remember using this combination Frequently and thinking I don’t know why my makeup isn’t holding up Well, first of all girl, where’s your primer? Second of all girl, this foundation is not for you, honey It is not for your skin. So after, I’m setting my face using this Chanel “Universal Libre” loose powder in 20 Claire and I used this for years upon years. Now thank the Lords of makeup We’re in the present makeup days and it’s time for a full coverage beat. First, primer and I need a hardcore primer that is gonna have my face looking nice All day long until I decide I want my makeup to go away For foundation, the more coverage the better, so I’m going in with the Juvia’s Place “I Am Magic” Foundation in “Bali”. Oh yes. Oh honey. I’m hooome For concealer I am using the Juvia’s Place “I Am Magic” Concealer in number 22 and I definitely Am not afraid to like really amp it up Underneath my eyes guys. Nothing beats Blending in your base products with a sponge. It just for me, it hides the appearance of my pores It makes the foundation and the skin become one. It just creates this like flawless Illusion that I love so much when it comes to makeup And then of course I’m setting using my holy grail powder Fenty Beauty “Butter” I know from back in the day, I would line my brows So I would place a line underneath, a line at the top I would fill in everything in between using a Paint Pot Put some clear brow gel on and carve out the bottom and call it a day And to me that was like the perfect brow. IT WASN’T. You know nowadays I give myself a fuller looking brow. I give myself individual hairs at the front Like I have a full- Like if I could write a novel about how I do my brows nowadays I would so I remember going in with a taupe-y shadow and just lining. Literally putting two lines Now I would fill this in using a paint pot by Mac in the color “Taylor gray” and I would just fill this in and brush it in and That’s it [high-pitched] OOOH MY GAWDDDD My brows have come such a long way and I thought I was killing the game And then I would carve them out using my Mac Pro Longwear concealer That is sad. That is, compared to how much love I put in my brows nowadays, this is This is sad. This is even more sad than the final episode of Game of Thrones. This is- this is heartbreaking So just for the sake of shock value I’m just gonna do my other brow off camera now so you can see the vast difference in one second Get ready for a brow glow up in three two one Tada, this is everything my heart desires when it comes to my brows And this is it’s just not that there’s necessarily anything wrong with it. It’s just This is like the full fantasy and this is like dreaming about having a fantasy. Alright time to move on to the eyes now if you’ve been an OG follower you know that Mac soft ochre Paint Pot used to be one of the sentences I would say in every single video for years upon years upon years upon years I wouldn’t literally get comment saying the day you stop wearing soft ochre Paint Pot is the day You stop doing makeup and I have departed from soft ochre so much that I don’t have it in my collection right now Guys I’m gonna be so real with you. I’m scared I don’t know if I can still do shadows the way I used to do them because I have created this technique now That I know works for my eye shape. I know what kind of shape really works for my eye shape I know how to enhance and when I look back at this video, I’m going in with my first lid shade Lids first, crease after. This is insanity. So I remember the sugarpill shadows being my everything back in the day I mean look at how much of the pan is showing up. I- Always use these when I wanted a bright shade Because I feel like these were the only bright shades on the market that were super pigmented Easy to work with and just gave you that look and we’re starting off with the yellow on the lid So packing this onto the lid And like I also said in the video, I’m going up towards my crease But not higher than that. Now after the years have progressed and I have started to sort of Understand my hooded eyes a bit more I know that once I go past my crease and create my own crease my own fake crease It totally opens up my eyes but it’s interesting to see how over the years you start understanding your shapes a bit more. Now, I’m going in sugar pill’s flame point and you guessed it that is going into the middle also going up to the crease. [Nikkie] and like I said only going up to the base of My crease and not any higher than that Next sugar pill color, this is “dolly pop” and that is going on the outer third Meeting up with the orange [Nikkie] Tapping this on blending it in with the orange and again only going about this Far up because that was my crease and that was what I was gonna stick to. With poison plum. I’m kind of going to make My shape by creating an outer V So I’m making a little line here and from there going into my crease And then you also want to start blending that with the pink [Present day Nikkie] So that is super interesting how before the shape came after filling in my lid whereas now the first thing I do is go in with my crease color and Determine the shape from there. Do I go for rounded? Do I go for cat eye? Do I go for blown out and smoky? Everything nowadays for me shape wise starts with the first step and Here I just you know slapped my lid on and then I was like, okay Let’s see what we’re gonna do next And again, this is going into my crease, but honey, I didn’t go far up at all Like I just placed this purple above the pink But did that tell me to go a bit higher up? Absolutely not. I am literally having the hardest time Blending in the purple and the pink seamlessly because it all is so dry Like the base is not tacky like things are just not sticking things are patchy things are not working around and the biggest plot twist of this eye is that I’m kind of leaving that purple in place and then I go in with like this Muted orange yellow-y shade to buff out the crease out of nowhere. I’m like, what am I doing? So grabbing this sort of like muted yellow-y orange-y shade and Buffing this into the crease. This is a mess. and then you want to look down and create this new inner corner Like that I know it looks really strange right now But it will tie in together at the end. [Nikkie] See even in 2014, I was already creating new inner corners Taking the purple now I’m gonna try and stop my future self my Curtin self from pulling this too far down because I went the lowest bit downwards and I thought I was being super smoky with it. So I am controlling myself I feel like I’m already going way too far down. Yeah, I’m probably going way too far down. Okay.. And now it’s time to do the eyeliner work. Then just make a really thick cat winged eyeliner and umm just… follow along. [Nikkie] Okay. So we’re doing extension on the inner corner with liner doing a fat wing. uhhhhhhh I feel comfortable doing that. Let’s do that For my lower lashes, I’ll be using my Mac extended play gigablack lash. [Nikkie] Still use that And for falsies I’ll be using XO beauty’s Glamerista [Present day Nikkie gasps] That was like THE softest lash I have worn Since that video probably okay, so I’m just gonna do all of that real quick I’ll finish up this eye and then it’s time to see how I would do a Smokey rainbow cat eye in the present day Literally anyone who watches my videos nowadays knows that I am Obsessed with the P Louise base to start off my eye with I call it the Optimus Prime portion of the eye look and ever Since I’ve started using this my eye shadow game has changed Now like I mentioned what I do nowadays is I Start off in my crease and I just stamp my color in and focus on the shape. After that I focus on blending and perfecting everything and making it look bomb But the first step for me ALWAYS is my crease nowadays so I’m picking up a pink shade and I’m just stamping this into my crease and getting all that pigment on there and already I’m like almost further up than the other eye Because over the years I have learned that with my hooded eyes I just have to take it up to give myself that drama. Something I also never used to do is looking straight into my mirror So keeping the mirror straight in front of me and looking straight into it and just kind of placing the color in my crease and above it and with this I am making sure that whenever I’m just Looking like my normal self, you still see what is happening in my crease. Usually with all my other looks that I did in the past My crease is like the same sort of like taupe-y brown is shade and all you would see Was my taupe-ish brownish shade in the crease and all the fun stuff I had going on on the lid you would only see if I blinked my eyes and now I want to make sure That I showcase what I worked very hard on so I have determined the shape using my crease color and now with whatever is left In that brush I go up against the edge and apply soft miniature motions. Like soft miniature Circular motions to buff out that edge and now I start working on my blend Also, one of my all-time favorite tricks to make my hooded eyes kind of connect to my nose contouring and to make everything look more deep-set and open is Apply that same blending shade towards the front of the brow So right here, I just brush it circle it into the front of my brow and That has completely changed My eye game the palette I’ve been using for this site by the way Is the “Secret Sinner” by P Louise and I’m actually taking that purple “Addicted” now to go on the outer corner and I just start stamping that on to the outer third of my lid and crease and Swooping it out. Alright, and then now cutting the lid using the P Louise basic in winter rose. And setting that using a nice sparkly pinky peach pigment Then to define that cut crease even more and add more rainbow and going in with the Fenty beauty Banana. Banana blaze liner. These liners are life. Some yellow on the inner corner and again over the years I’ve kind of learned to really blow up that inner corner to make my eyes appear larger for the lower lash line I’m picking up that purple again and applying it right here at the outer corner and connecting the outer corner towards This top portion here following with the pink And then now would be the time for me to do a black liner Extend that inner corner add the little bit of white to really, you know, create the illusion But look at the difference in height, in blending, in gradation. Like I’m not saying in any way that this is bad It’s not good either but it’s not like horrible, but this is like the glow up. Can we take a second to see the Massive difference between the two. I feel like with my present techniques my eye Looks bigger, more in charge and like it has power, baby. Whereas the other side, again not necessarily bad, but it’s like nyeah. So look at that crazy difference. Now let’s move on to cheeks. Now when it comes to doing my face back in 2014 I had absolutely no clue what I was doing because my base “The Face and Body” was so sort of wet that as soon as I went in with the brush I created holes in my foundation like it started moving and separating and it just it was a messy old time So what I would do back in the day is bronze my cheeks Period. I wouldn’t bronze my forehead. I wouldn’t bronze my nose. I wouldn’t bronze anywhere else because as soon as I would go in with a brush, my foundation would leave the chat. So I’m taking my bronzer on a big brush And I’m just gonna brush it in. Back then I wish I knew how I lift my cheeks nowadays because I would just kind of bronze like this and see how a low down it goes Now I actually have techniques where I really lift my face and stuff So I wish I knew back then so see after I did this how it brought back some of the little spots Here like how it brought it back because it erased the foundation Uh – this used to be like the bane of my existence back in the day. Now overtop of that I would add contouring and for the longest time I would use my NYX blush in taupe for This Bobbi Brown blush in the color “Wheat” number 30 so I would go in and Not go high up because I didn’t know and just follow along the bronzer and like put it waaaay too low Well, I do have to say that this Bobbi Brown shadow in “Wheat” is a beautiful contouring color Like I might have to bring it back into my life Ok, guys. I’m really excited about this part Just watch how different I do my cheeks now So I go in with a bronzer and I tap it almost where I would highlight so where you would highlight your cheekbones I kind of put my bronzer there and I just stamp it on and make little circles but I never take it further in than sort of the Center of my eye then of course that ten head needs to become a forehead so I finally have a base that allows me to put bronzer here and to create the illusion. Now for that exact same reason, blush was like scary territory for me cause I was like I’m just gonna bring back the redness in my face because I’m literally pushing away my foundation I would apply the teensiest tiniest bit Just for the camera to look like I was doing much but I wasn’t really doing much and I would put it right here on The apple of my cheek a really smile ding-ding-ding-ding-ding hit that apple and pull it back now I just kind of blended in with the bronzer that I Just applied and make it one. And of course on my channel a look wouldn’t be completed with little bit of glow and just highlight with that first Now even back in 2014, highlighter was one of my favorite things to do with my makeup routine One of my favorites used to be Mary Lou-Manizer by The Balm and I would always apply it using a morphe fan brush I don’t have that anymore so I just take a Fluffier big brush dig my finger in there and kind of create my own little fan brush and I would just highlight Right here Boom Lately, I’ve been really liking the extra dimension skin finish by Mac in double gleam and I pick it up on a Sort of slanted highlighter brush and I go nuts so I place it right here Where you kind of see the reflection of the product already going on? I just really enhance that and play it up And then lately for that glass skin kind of look I pull it towards the top of my lip here And that gives you that nice glass skin feel and then I also put some on the center of my forehead a little bit on the chin and I always did the tip of the nose so I can just do that freely what I never did on my 2014 side is do this portion here So I am doing that nowadays all the time. So I’m just gonna try and put that on one side, baby Oh those cheeks got an upgrade baby. Just look at the difference pulled up and lift it and like Hi. Time for lips and one thing if you’ve truly been an OG follower of mine You’re gonna know what this is. This is Mac lip erase and this Was my staple products my entire life I’ve had super pigmented red lips and it’s something that I like always wanted to get rid off and all I did all day was erase any single little bit of color from my lips We put this on your lips and it completely blanks out all color. And the movement I’m doing right now this This would be me every hour For like five years of my life. If you ask my mom pretty much my youth Summed up in one gesture is this. I would always apply this and put a gloss over top yeah, I wish I was kidding but my lips would look like this with a gloss over top. This nude. This deadly. I mean the Paler, the better. Looking back now Honey, that was not a good look. No lining No lipstick. Just the lip erase and the gloss and I felt like I could take on the world. Nowadays, I have a full lip journey going on so first Let’s line Okay, let’s do a nice nude lipstick to blend in with the liner and gloss And there we have it. The massive difference five years can make in a makeup look I think this is what makeup is all about because even though I feel like this side right now is like my- my big winner Maybe five years from now. I look at this side and I go oh girl. Oh girl I think that is what is so fascinating fun and exciting about makeup, is that you never ever stop learning if you think you’ve nailed it all you’re not even close and I think that is one of the things that has always kept me interested in makeup for 11 years is that it always puts me on my toes and I always want to learn more and new things and This is the proof of that. Now without any further ado I think I have a very fitting Dutch word of the day for today’s video Of course in my last video the Dutch word of the day was for diversity As for today’s Dutch word of the day. It can only be one word, “the past” “Verleden” “Ver” (pronounced v-ayr) le (pronounced lay) den (pronounced dun) This side of my face is in the present. But this side it’s “verleden” If you want to be featured in my next video All you have to do is leave a comment down below including the Dutch word of the day or leave a video response On Instagram under the hashtag Dutch word of the day. Good luck I want to thank you so so so much for watching this video. I had such a blast doing this I hope you enjoyed and hopefully I will see you guys on the next one. Bye guys

100 thoughts to “How I USED To Do My Makeup VS. NOW! | NikkieTutorials”

  1. Ek voel ek moet in Afrikaans praat want ons taal is so naby an mekaar ek voel jy sal my kan virstaan as ek so praat!! Dankie Nikki dis awesome

  2. i love u nikkie so much but why can u write a whole novel about your brows but not make a single video, please i need that vid

  3. the new one is beautiful and more dramatic..but i think the old one is better. The eyebrow is more natural and the colors and shape of eyeshadows makes your eyes bigger and sexy.

  4. not being mean but i watched the sunset smokey eye video and 1. she primed and 2. she didnt use a bobby brown shadow for her brows. still love you tho nickie xxx

  5. 11 years…. holy moly.. just started watching your channel and I love it!! Either way, no makeup, or makeup included, your beautiful inside and out❤

  6. I feel like the left side is so RuPaulish while the right side is something anyone can totally rock without the drag vibe. And looking back at the 2014 video, things were more natural…the skin, lips even the teeth. Let’s not bring drag into a daily routine, let’s not give ourself a plastic surgery every time we do makeup, let’s still embrace our natural eye shape and lip shape and nose shape. Ultimately, let’s still have fun with makeup.

  7. I still remember her “power of makeup” video and I’m in tears 😭 she has come such a long way and really shows her passion for makeup…She should totally have her own makeup line 💄

  8. 'it just looks wet on this side, nothing's changed' me whenever i use my one and only cheap ass drugstore foundation but i can't be bothered to get a new one fdsknfsdn

  9. question to Nikkie or you guys in the comments, how do I make sure that my eyeshadow residue doesn't collect under my eye when it falls off? I always make sure to tap my prush off before applying but I still end up with a little residue powder of the eyeshadow under my eye…any tips for a beginner? Thaaanks xxxx

  10. It's so fun to see you recreate a look you did a few years ago. You were literally the first makeup youtuber I started watching and inspired me to start my makeup journey and constantly improve my skills. I love it how you've grown as a channel and mainly as a person.

  11. How come her voice is different?

    Am i the only one with the same voice for 20 years?

    5 years? What the fuck?

    And why the look is diferrent?

  12. You’re techniques and tutorials are amaze! So sad I’m just discovering your channel now BUT SOOO happy I have found you! So many of the “no” techniques I still do. Thanks girl for your tips. Biiiiittttchhh! Amaze!

  13. Ok so first when you said your current eye looks like it has 'POWER BABY' I got some serious Austin Powers vibes lmao and second this is my first time watching a then vs now makeup video and it got very confusing when id try to focus on what part of you I was suppose to look at while you were talking…..its so diffrent how you do it now that I was just like WHICH EYE DO I LOOK AT ITS WEIRD I LOOK AT ONE AND IT LOOKS LIKE A DIFFRENT PERSONS EYE BUT THEN I LOOK AT THE OTHER AND IT LOOKS LIKE THE NIKKI I KNOW WTF!?!?!?!!?

  14. I’ve watched your channel since when you first started and when I graduated high school, thank you for teaching me all the makeup tricks that I still use to this day💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

  15. I kinda love the old brows tho. I mean if you can work it out jussssst a Lil. but I like how the beginning look. the fact that it is not too full and looks more natural….. but girl, we all love a full glam…

  16. The way your eyes look makes your face look sideways, I definitely see what you mean when you say it makes your eye look bigger 100%

  17. Great video. In my opinion, her brows in 2014 looked better than her "recreated" 2014 brows and her updated brows. It looked so soft, natural and gorgeous!

  18. Should have used the same products on both sides to really compare the differences. Like change the shading if you have to, but comparing the two looks with different brands just seems like you're comparing brands rather than techniques.

  19. am i the only one who thinks that its like im literally watching two different person in this video? its like the old nikkie's video looks so unlike her but i cant seems to figure out what it is! oh my god it hurts my brain 😵😵

  20. I was in my sophomore year of college in 2014. Damn I feel old 😂 and tbh I was probably doing my bronzer the same way.

  21. Although you have hooded eyes, you still got lots of space between eye and eyebrow to play with. I wish I had that. sigh

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