Before the Internet existed, if you didn’t have an older relative or friend to teach you how to apply makeup you were pretty much out of luck. You had to figure out how to do it on your own–and even if you did have someone helping you along the way, chances were they weren’t exactly a makeup guru themselves. Today’s generation of young girls and women are incredibly lucky because they’re growing up with limitless resources at their fingertips when it comes to online makeup tutorials. For pretty much any beauty question you have, you can find tons of videos on YouTube that contain the answer.
The only downside is that the sheer volume of video tutorials can be overwhelming. There’s so many well-known beauty vloggers and there’s even more less well-known (but still talented and creative!) ones. Nobody has time to sort through hundreds of videos when they just need to know how to do a cat eye before going out.
That’s why we put together this guide to the best, most helpful tutorials for makeup beginners. These videos cover everything from nailing tricky eye makeup to applying face makeup that’s right for your skin type. Even if you’re not exactly a makeup newbie, you’re sure to pick up a bunch of new tricks, techniques, and product recommendations. And if you are a beginner, well, that’s about to change. Click through to check out the five beauty tutorials that every beauty rookie needs to watch.