I make makeup videos for youtube and recently got the canon rebel T5i as well as the 50mm f/1.8 and 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 lenses. I am not sure which is better for taking photos and which is better for video. I'll appreciate answers. Thank you.
Either lens will work for shooting still and cinema. I think the issue here is the glass and what you are trying to do. The 50mm lens is great for lower light situations, but you have to physically move the camera to change the field of view you are shooting. If the camera is sitting on a tripod, the 50mm is great.
The 55-200/4.5-5.6 zoom lens is going to be better for outside use. The aperture is really small on this lens, so inside shooting quality is going to be much lower. Plus this is a 200mm telephoto, so unless you are zooming on small parts, this is not real useful.
I personally like using a 28-105 zoom lens as my general purpose lens. I would also get the largest aperture I can afford. If you can find a used or budget f/2.8-4.0 I think you would be much happier with the results.
I would go to the local camera store and try them out before buying.