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July 24, 2014 5:25 PM   Subscribe

How to put on your face: in which youtuber Anna Akana shares her beauty routine. [SLYT]
posted by ocherdraco (17 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's a great routine because you don't really need any products at all. I like her!
posted by padraigin at 5:36 PM on July 24 [1 favorite]


I needed this today. Thanks for posting.
posted by supermassive at 5:49 PM on July 24 [1 favorite]


Anna Akana is great! Thanks for posting this reply fun and upbeat video. The Mary Sue had it up recently, along with this news: "Akana will be joining Sally Field and New Girl‘s Max Greenfield in Michael Showalter’s Hello, My Name is Doris. The indie comedy, written by Showalter and Laura Terruso, follows Field as Doris, as she attempts to romantically persue her younger co-worker (Greenfield). Akana will feature Akana as a blogger who fascinates Doris."

I think she has that sparkle that might just make her a star beyond YouTube one day.
posted by danabanana at 5:50 PM on July 24 [1 favorite]


I have seen this linked practically everywhere and never watched it. I assumed it was a standard how-to makeup tutorial, only maybe more chasing and with a prettier person. But when it turned up on the blue, I belatedly realized there was more to this. Glad I watched this. Thanks.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:07 PM on July 24 [2 favorites]


That should say "charm" rather than "chasing." Autocorrect is weird.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:42 PM on July 24


I was not expecting that! That was so great.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 7:17 PM on July 24 [1 favorite]


She looks just lake Jared Leto!
posted by Brocktoon at 7:21 PM on July 24




Thanks, this was really interesting art. I felt like I was watching someone take slam poetry to a cool and unexpected place/medium.
posted by threeants at 8:22 PM on July 24 [1 favorite]


That reminded me a lot of Laurie Anderson's work. Which of course means that I love it and subscribed to her videos.
posted by GoLikeHellMachine at 3:14 AM on July 25 [1 favorite]


Oh OK, I will watch this. When I saw "How to put on your face" posted here I assumed it was some sort of gore / body horror thing.
Oh Metafilter, how you've jaded me.
posted by Theta States at 8:15 AM on July 25 [2 favorites]


I thought she was great and had a great message, except for the makeup part.
I realize people have different standards of beauty, but it mystifies me why someone so attractive in the first 15 seconds would do that to herself.
...or did this just go over my head?
posted by MtDewd at 10:43 AM on July 25


MtDewd: "I thought she was great and had a great message, except for the makeup part.
I realize people have different standards of beauty, but it mystifies me why someone so attractive in the first 15 seconds would do that to herself.
...or did this just go over my head?
"

You watched to the end where she said that was her on-camera makeup, yes?
posted by Happy Dave at 11:27 AM on July 25 [2 favorites]


"Use mofo-king words.
...
Girls who are way too kind for all the wrong reasons and are left with nothing."

This is what I took away.

Also, your face eats what you put on it.
Ick.
posted by sio42 at 3:08 PM on July 25


The way too kind thing stuck out to me because I've always been wary of way too kind people yet made to feel as if I was wrong to be wary and that I too should be way too kind.

Nice to hear it said out loud.
posted by sio42 at 3:10 PM on July 25


"...and i love cats and if you have a cat we are automatic best friends."

<3
posted by cristinacristinacristina at 4:47 PM on July 25


MtDewd: "...or did this just go over my head?"

Possibly. She is parodying other makeup videos on youtube, to an extent.

Also, if she likes wearing makeup, she can wear makeup. It's not a big deal.
posted by ocherdraco at 8:45 PM on July 25 [2 favorites]


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