Some people wind down at the end of a long day by kicking back with a good book. Others dive into their DVRs. I, however, love nothing more than falling asleep to the sweet, sweet sounds of my favorite YouTube beauty tutorials.
Sound weird? Well, I guess it is. But seriously, the wealth of beauty knowledge out there is truly impressive—and some of my favorite vloggers have the millions of views to prove it. As jaw-dropping as some of the dramatic beauty tutorials and credit-card-maxing product hauls floating around the interwebs may be, however, I find clicking on clever DIYs and easy recipes to be far more gratifying. After all, who’s actually going to head to the office with a face full of Lady Gaga makeup or can afford to buy out their local Sephora? It’s not exactly realistic—but whipping up a single-ingredient green tea face mask or a batch of homemade bath bombs? That I can do.
To wit, I’ve rounded up 13 of my all-time favorite DIY beauty recipe videos in the slideshow above. Many of them require little more than a few items you likely have in your kitchen, arts and crafts drawer or medicine cabinet already, and they’re all incredibly easy to do (I should know—I’ve test-driven many of them myself!). Click through for some major YouTube inspiration.