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This Youtuber perfectly summed up how unfair makeup tutorials are to 90s teens

“You’re skipping, like, 10ish years of looking bad. And that’s rude.”

MY FELLOW MILLENNIALS – you are familiar with with by-gone era of sponge-tip applicators and Max Factor Pan Stik in the world of makeup?

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*smears on furiously*

Back then, we were often left to our own devices in terms of makeup application and demonstrations. Experimentation was key … And often our downfall.

There was a lot of blue glitter eyeshadow – and sparse brows to beat the band.

Source: Claire's Accessories

Nowadays, all teenagers have to do is throw on a YouTube tutorial, et voila – a massive makeup faux pas. They can become walking Instagram posts.

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With this massive wealth of education at their fingertips, it means this generation are missing out on years of looking clownish and incorrectly applying bronzer.

YouTuber Mielmonster felt similarly, and made a video documenting her struggle with the issue.

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“Eyebrows?” she says. “Never heard of them. Didn’t have them. We were not a pro-eyebrow community at the time.”

There was no manual – it’s not like you hit 13 and it was like, ‘oh, skills!’ You hit 13 and now it’s like, all of a sudden, eyeliner exists to you.”

Source: Facebook

Who remembers wearing smudged black kohl eyeliner with no mascara? *raises hand feebly*

Miel says that nowadays, people don’t have to earn their way to actually knowing how to do makeup.

“I think everyone should have to look as dumb as I did,” she says.

You do it really bad until you realise, ‘oh, this doesn’t look good, let’s try this’ … ‘No, let’s try this’.”

Posted by on Monday, 23 October 2017

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JUSTICE FOR THE MILLENNIALS. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

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