Been in a bit of a rut lately, personal things and Youtube. Things going on behind the scenes that is making me less and less motivated with Youtube, and I'm just annoyed with a few things in the overall YT beauty community. I guess I just do not understand why sometimes very dull and boring videos get 100,000+ views while other very informative and great videos from talented people get not even a fraction of that. Just my own opinion of course, but it's very discouraging. The most skilled and talented makeup artists on Youtube do not get the views or credit they deserve (I am not speaking about myself here.) Some of the best makeup artists on Youtube are rarely talked about, like Nireyna or ApropoMakeup or AprilJ0. (Go check them out!)
In a way I feel that Youtube is less about makeup artistry, but more about video production, which is very disheartening because I'm in this due to my love for makeup artistry. Youtube is a means to an end for me and my number one priority is improving my craft and coming up with original looks. There are many gurus on Youtube who are happy to do the same basic look over and over again just using different colors, but no real progress or diversity is ever seen. Is this what the audience wants to see? This, to me, is not the sign of a true artist.
I think I may take a break from Youtube for a bit and focus on things going on in my personal life, and get back my energy and inspiration for new videos. To me it's about quality, not quantity, and staying unique. I still have a couple of videos saved up but I have not felt the desire to make a new video in several weeks now. I may post the ones I filmed in the coming weeks though.
I hope you're all keeping well! Don't worry I'll be back on Youtube, I just need to take a step back for maybe a while and get back to a happy place. I'll still be updating the blog though.