Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The truthful make-up tutorial everyone's loving: “Don’t know what it is or what it does”

realistic makeup tutorial.PNG

We’ve often imagined the commentary for our own make-up routine, were we to suddenly find a career 2.0 in beauty vlogging: “At this point, I like to furiously try to blend the foundation that’s somehow clinging to my eyebrow…”

But imagine no longer – comedian Tanya Hennessey has nailed the mismatch many of us have between our cosmetic intentions and our realities (at least on an everyday work morning) in a new video.

Beginning with primer she doesn’t understand but felt intimidated into buying, Hennessey takes us through her cosmetic prowess step by step in the clip, which you can watch in full below, saying: “I don’t know what it is or what it does but it was very expensive so I continue to use it.”

On contouring, she encapsulates many a woman’s go-to stance on new beauty trends (aka a mix of enthusiasm and laziness) when she explains: “I don’t really know how to do that, so I just give it a go.”


Read more: Bespoke beauty: the new breed customisable of make-up


Moving on to eyeshadow later in the video, she says: “I do this darker thing, then I try to blend it together with... I have no idea.”

realistic make-up tutorial video

Hennessey is very happy with her brow handiwork

With comment on foundation’s ability to really enhance a ‘tache and finishing off with Chapstick and a bit of classic fish gape to show off the results, her “realistic” tutorial has clearly struck a chord, racking up millions of views on Facebook and YouTube.

Despite the many warnings about washing our make-up brushes, we’re still all basically Hennessey. And we’re fully on board with a woman whose YouTube ‘about me’ section states: “I recently (and unsuccessfully) campaigned for adults to be able to order children’s meals in cafes and pubs.”

Images: youtube.com

Related

MAIN_LIPSTICK_rt.jpg

Would you buy this lipstick if it was £2.56?

helen mirren self esteem.jpg

Helen Mirren on lacking confidence and self-esteem

lipstick.jpg

The red lipstick that suits every woman

More

Rihanna's releasing a dazzling Fenty Beauty collection for Christmas

And it includes the one thing her original collection was missing…

by Susan Devaney
22 Sep 2017

Get prepped for Christmas with this Disney advent calendar

Be the Belle of the festive season

by Nicola Colyer
21 Sep 2017

The unusual £3.50 beauty product that ASOS shoppers are obsessing over

Disney fans, prepare to lose your minds

by Kayleigh Dray
20 Sep 2017

This Charlotte Tilbury product is only on sale for 24 hours

Take all of our money

by Susan Devaney
20 Sep 2017

The A-list stars who experimented with dramatic hair makeovers

The ultimate celebrity hair transformations

19 Sep 2017

Why you’ve been applying deodorant all wrong, according to a doctor

And two easy steps to getting it right

by Megan Murray
18 Sep 2017

These Fenty Beauty foundation shades have already sold out in the UK

Putting paid to the myth that make-up for darker skin tones won’t sell as well

by Moya Crockett
18 Sep 2017

Beyoncé’s make-up artist just shared his top tip for shaping eyebrows

Hold up, this is a beauty game-changer…

by Kayleigh Dray
18 Sep 2017

Five-minute tutorials for a plaited ballet bun

A whimsical and easy-to-style updo

18 Sep 2017

7 spooky Lush Halloween products you won't be able to resist

The new collection is spell-binding

by Megan Murray
15 Sep 2017