If Beauty YouTubers Had Existed in the 90s

Ahhh, there’s nothing quite like looking back through an old year book and wondering if your personal hairspray use was solely responsible for the current issues with the ozone layer. Even better is finding an old scrapbook with actual printed photos taken with some top notch Kodak 35mm film – photos which, of course, were developed as doubles so all of your friends could have copies for their own scrapbooks. Yeah, that’s right. I’m talking to all of you out there who went to high school in the 90s, that glorious decade of shiny make-up and tops that were too short but looked ok because we were already wearing mom jeans, even if we didn’t know it.

And while it’s true that every generation’s fashion sense is the hallmark of shame for the generation to follow, the 90s were truly something special. That’s why today, we’re going to do a little throwback and see what it would have looked like if make-up tutorials had existed back in the day.

Today’s video comes from Jaime French, who in “real life” is a professional make-up artist, blogger, and YouTuber responsible for some really fantastic beauty tutorials. (HINT: If none of that makes sense to you, just ask your teenage daughters…they’ll explain it to you.) But today, Jaime takes us on a glorious trip down memory lane to show us what make-up tutorials would have looked like if they had existed when we were creating our own glamorous looks back in the 90s. And let me go ahead and give you a word of warning, I have not laughed this hard in a long time.

Whether you’re guilty of foundation one shade too dark, body glitter in places glitter doesn’t belong, or dark lip liner with a frosty, light shade to fill it in, you’re guaranteed to relate to Jaime’s way-too-accurate expose of the 90s. So sit back and enjoy the trip back in time. And here’s a little tip – while the tutorial ends at around 3:30, be sure to keep watching for Jaime’s hilarious outtakes, including excerpts from her actual 90s Spice Girls’ journal. You heard me right…and you’re welcome!

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