Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Youtube Makeup Gurus, Copying looks, responding to subs, etc.

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is having a great week so far and for all of you that are stressing on finals (like me), keep pushing, you're almost done! =)

So I wanted to talk about something, well write, obviously. Today queenbmakeup (queenbchronicles.com/beautytips) said on twitter that a well-known YT makeup guru copied her look. I actually found the look that was copied and I have to admit I was a little disappointed because I do watch this guru a lot. To that guru's defense, I'm not sure if that person even knew that they were copying a subscriber's look. Either way, it doesn't look good in both sides of the situation. In my opinion, I'm pretty torn. There are the gurus that I truly love watching and totally respect (because they actually have some serious skills), but lately on twitter and on YT as well there have been some issues with the so-called "top gurus" that are pretty egoistic and ignore their subscribers.

Personally, I'm not sure how I feel about this. Considering the gurus that are YT partners have thousands and thousands of subscribers, I don't know how one can reply to every single comment/question from a viewer. I do understand though that it is rude to deliberately ignore your viewers, but how do you know if they really are ignoring you or just don't have the time? What if they really are too busy?

So I guess what I'm getting at is a disclaimer to my subscribers/followers/viewers:

I am NOT a YT partner. I am not a professional makeup artist, nor do I try to be. Like a lot of other people I'm still learning and I just have a great appreciation for makeup and I like to share what I know. I truly appreciate feedback from people and try to address any questions that I've gotten. I don't thank every single new subscriber because it's just so tedious, but it doesn't mean I'm not thankful. I really am grateful.

I will say though that I think it's ridiculous to comment on other people's videos and tell them "subscribe to me too" or "comment on my video." If I get comments like that, I most likely won't respond. I don't expect everyone to subscribe to me so that tactic to get more subscribers is just tacky. I will comment on a video or subscribe to someone if I WANT to. Spamming people's inboxes is not the way to go.

Lastly, I do have a life outside of my YT tutorials. I don't upload videos regularly, but I definitely try, even with a busy schedule (one reason why I closed the requests for the Video Game Heroines series). If I for some reason didn't reply to your comment, I apologize, because I do try to reply to all the comments I get. I always encourage my viewers to send me a message if they have any questions and it's probably the best way to get a question answered. Once again, spamming will not be tolerated.

Phew. I think that's it?

Oh. Well, does anyone know how to put a chatbox on their blog? I've been trying to find one but I keep failing miserably. I do read the comments on here too, but I wanna be able to reply to comments, so I figure a chatbox would work well =P

Sorry this post was quite long. I just felt like I had to talk about this. What do you think? Let me know =)



  1. That's unfortunate of the whole "copying the look" between the two youtube gurus. I'm glad you're so down to earth, i think i know what you mean when you say gurus "ignore" their subs and such.

  2. It's discouraging when gurus ignore their subbies. I know life is busy, questions get repeated, and what not but sometimes these people have good questions that no one has asked yet. Or when the guru says "Any questions let me know.." but you see they haven't answered any comments. It's like, why did you even say lmk if you have questions.. I'm blabbin now, lol! Oh and I hate when people do sub 4 sub? if you like something, then sub, if not then don't. Oh and I got my c-box here: http://cbox.ws/