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LMFAO, Princess Jasmine, and Angelina Jolie Makeup Tutorials Top the Year in YouTube

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There are YouTube beauty tutorials that can teach you everything from how to give yourself a manicure to how to look like your favorite celebrity. But which videos rose to the top of the heap? YouTube has announced the most popular videos of the year in categories from music (hi, Rebecca Black) and internet memes (we love you, Nyan Cat) to, yes, beauty.

When it comes to viral beauty videos, all five of the most popular were tutorials. Clocking in at number one, with almost twelve million views, was this one inspired by LMFAO's "Sexy & I Know It" video. As for the other four? Well, they give us hope that even if gentlemen prefer blondes, the ladies love brunettes.

2. Me as Angelina Jolie

3. Selena Gomez Tutorial

4. Jennifer Lopez makeup look

5. Princess Jasmine look

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