Are your eyebrows on fleek? What do you do when you need makeup and beauty pointers? Many people use YouTube to help them learn how to look good. A makeup tutorial is a lesson on how to apply a beauty product like eyeliner or lipstick. You can learn different methods simply by watching these short videos. You can also watch a review of a specific product before you buy it.
Maybe, you’ve come to realize that YouTube’s makeup tutorials aren’t just about looking good. There are tons of other tutorials too. For example, if you want to look like a zombie, there’s a tutorial for that. If you want to look like a tiger, there’s a tutorial for that. There are also tons of tutorials on how to look like specific celebrities. You can even change the shape of your face by making your nose look smaller and your eyes look bigger!
1. on fleek (exp): cool, stylish
Ex: Her eyebrows are on fleek. They look amazing!
2. pointers (n): advice, useful suggestions or tips
Ex: I used to be a professional dog washer. Before you give Rover a bath, let me give you some pointers.
3. apply (v): spread a thin layer of makeup or skincare on the body.
Ex: If you go to the beach, don’t forget to apply sunscreen every hour. If you forget, you’ll get a sunburn!
4. eyeliner (n): ink or pencil used to line the eyelids and make them more beautiful
Ex: I hate to used eyeliner because it doesn’t look good on my eyes.
5. lipstick (n): colored make-up that is applied to the lips
Ex: She was wearing dark red lipstick to the dance.
6. method (n): way of doing something
Ex: I need to find a new method of meeting guys. Going to bars just isn’t working.
7. review (n): opinion about something
Ex: Before you buy that new microwave, you should read a review to see what other people think about it.
8. specific (adj): special, particular
Ex: We had to wear specific clothes to the wedding. We could only wear white and black, no colors.
9. come to realize (exp): become aware, understand something is true.
Ex: We’ve come to realize that pollution is destroying our planet.
10. tons (n): a lot, many, large numbers
Ex: Tons of people have their hair colored these days! It’s so popular!
Ex: You could hardly see the ground there were so many bugs. There were just tons of them.
Marni: Jordin, I’ve come to realize that I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to putting on makeup.
Jordin: It’s not too hard to find out more about it. There’s lots of resources.
Marni: Well, I was just hoping maybe you could give me some pointers.
Jordin: Just go on YouTube and search “How to put on liquid eyeliner” or “How to apply purple lipstick.” You’ll find somebody who will be able to teach you all about it. It’s great.
Marni: I never thought about that, but you’re right. There’s got to be makeup tutorials out there.
Jordin: There are tons.
Marni: …everything you could ever want to know about putting on makeup.
Jordin: They’ll be product specific, so they’ll sort of give you a review about a certain product, so you can know whether that’s something you want to buy and invest your money in or not.
Marni: Yeah, because there are so many products out there that are so expensive and overpriced.
Jordin: Yes. And it’s like you don’t want to buy that unless you know it’s good.
Marni: Right. So, they tell you how to apply and give you specific methods…
Jordin: Exactly. They’ll help teach you how to put it on, and they’ll tell you all about the different kinds, and sometimes they’re funny too. They’ll make jokes. It’s fun.
Marni: Perfect. Thanks for the tip.
Jordin: You’re welcome. I look forward to seeing your on fleek new look.
Marni needs Jordin’s help. She wants to learn how to apply makeup, and she has no idea how to do it. She asks Jordin for a few pointers, but Jordin’s answer is not very specific. Instead, Jordin tells Marni to search for makeup tutorials on YouTube. Jordin thinks this is the best way to learn different methods of applying makeup.
YouTube? Makeup tutorials? Marni has never thought about this before. Jordin says there are tons of fun YouTube makeup tutorials for Marni to watch. YouTube is also a great place to look for a review of a specific product, like lipstick or eyeliner. Marni likes this idea because makeup is expensive. Soon, Marni will be ready to show her on fleek new look to Jordin.
Do you use makeup? Do you thing YouTube’s makeup tutorials are helpful?
Marni needs some help with applying makeup. When Jordin tells her about all the makeup tutorials on YouTube, Marni says “There’s got to be makeup tutorials out there.” Marni uses a modal verb phrase.
Modal verbs come before and modify the main verb in a sentence and help explain ideas like possibility, necessity, or obligation. Here are several modal verbs and their functions:
Might expresses uncertainty about the present or future, as in, “I might quit my job next month,” or, “It might be cold out, so bring a jacket.”
Can expresses ability or possibility, as in, “I can speak French and Spanish,” or, “Students can get cheaper tickets at the movies.” It also asks permission or makes a request, as in, “Can you come over tonight?”
Should expresses obligation, as in, “I should study for my math test,” or probability, as in, “The package should arrive tomorrow, since I sent it last week.” It also gives advice, as in, “I think you should go out with Jesse.”
Must expresses necessity or obligation, as in, “I must go see my grandmother this weekend.” It gives strong advice, as in, “You must quit smoking now that you’re pregnant.” It also shows a high probability of something, as in, “He’s not here? He must be sick today.”
Marni uses the contracted form of “have got to” in her sentence. “There’s got to be makeup tutorials out there.” This has the same meaning as must or have to. She thinks there’s a very high certainty that YouTube has many makeup tutorials.
Other modal verbs and modal verb phrases include: will, may, could, would, need to, ought to, and be able to.
Which is correct, “We must to go home,” or, “We have to go home”?