What’s social media for if not for weird, crazy, fun, and even clever beauty trends and hacks. TikTok is no exception. In fact, they carry the crown for originality with really everything. If you want original, TikTok is the place to be!
We’ve spent a little, er more like a lot of time on TikTok, finding you the best TikTok makeup trends and hacks. The thing with TikTok is that it’s highly addictive, once you get started it’s hard to stop!
Included here are some of the weird and wonderful TikToks, some are ingenious and others, well, I’ll let you be the judge of that! We can call them diamonds in the rough;))
Makeup on TikTok: Hack or Flop?
1. Foundation Hack
Do you want flawless makeup? This TikTok will get you that!
Apply moisturiser first, then lightly dab on your translucent powder. Next step is to use setting spray and wait till it’s dry. Finally, apply your primer followed by your foundation, and voila! You’ll apparently get a seamless airbrushed foundation look!
And it actually works! This trick isn’t something new really. Back in the days where modern makeup was slowly evolving into what we have now, makeup artists used a similar method.
One thing’s for sure, this is a great tip to try on foundations that haven’t previously worked for you. Perhaps it’s not the foundation, but rather the way we apply it. This TikTok video definitely made me reconsider a few of my own makeup habits!
2. Foundation Hack v2.0
To confirm the previous TikTok actually works for all skin types, including those with more mature skin, one TikTok user has put it to the test.
Good news. It worked on her too! A sceptic at heart, that gave me all the excitement that I needed to binge on the same clip done by other TikTok accounts and try it out for myself.
3. Colour Theory Lesson on TikTok
Here I’ve learned a fundamental lesson on Makeup Theory in just 30 seconds.
According to the video, all foundations contain the three primary colours: red, yellow, and blue. Depending on your skin tone, add some whites or blacks. That’s to control the shade (light or deep). And depending on your undertone, use more of either of the primary colours. If you’ve got warm undertones, use more yellow and red. If you’ve got cool undertones, use more blue and red.
Mix all those dots of colours on your face and it will blend into a perfect foundation match for your skin! A clever hack for those days when you’ve run out of foundation or just in the mood of a little creativity!
4. Monotone Eyes & Lips
If you want your eyeshadow and lipstick to match, but haven’t got the matching lipstick for it, there is a simple way to make it happen! All you need to do is dab your lip balm onto your accent eyeshadow, and apply it on your lips! At least, according to the TikTok hack.
It’s an ingenious way to make the most of your palettes and save on some lippies. While it’s a great hack, I like to think that my lipsticks are made out of ingredients that are safe to be licked. Because let’s be honest we all lick our lips! But if you don’t mind licking your eyeshadows, go for it and let me know how they taste:))
5. Monotone Eyes & Lips (Clean Version)
Similarly, one TikTok user has done the Eyeshadow Lipbalm hack, but in a more hygienic, palette-friendly way. Definitely an improvement!
Apply your desired eyeshadow on the back of your hands first, and go over the pigment with your lip balm. You can now use it as a lipstick.
While I can’t say for sure how it will wear throughout the day, it’s a great fix for colour coordinated makeup looks (if you don’t mind eyeshadows on your lips!).
6. Orange Lipstick Colour Corrector
Swap out your expensive colour correctors for some drugstore lipsticks. This is a really clever and cost-effective hack too. However, keep in mind that if you ever want to try the hack, lipsticks contain lots of oils and other ingredients that may break down your foundation, so just be aware especially those with oily skin.
Of course, there are cheap colour correctors out there. But this is a handy tip to have for impromptu situations. And if that video has sparked your attention, orange isn’t the only colour you can use to correct your blemishes. Check out how to colour correct everything from dark circles to blemishes!
7. Discreet Lipstick for a Natural Lip
One TikTok user has demonstrated the best demure lip looks that you can have without getting stressed about buying the perfect shade.
All you need to do is dab your lipstick once or twice in the centre of both your upper and lower lips and spread it around with your finger. Goodbye to obvious lip layers. And hello to natural coloured lips.
8. Eye Primer Substitute
Are you having a hard time with shaping a cut-crease look with your primer? Take it from this TikTok user. She suggests using white eyeliner as a base for your eyeshadows to get a really pigmented, popping eyeshadow look.
Just be wary of the formulas. Eyeliner can be very drying on the eyelids and will cluster your shadows if not done modishly. Regardless, it’s an awesome tip especially for those who always want to try getting that sharp cut-crease but keep messing it up.
9. How To Get Makeup Freckles
I’ve seen many ways you can cosmetically apply freckles but this hack is pretty dope. Not that I need it, I have enough freckles to share with the world!
Instead of tediously dotting on your beauty freckles with a liner, this TikTok user suggests utilizing a brush cleaner or even a dish sponge! Watch how she does it.
She goes on to dip the sponge in her product and dabs it on her face for an instant cluster of cute freckles. It’s a really resourceful and creative hack. If I didn’t already have freckles, then I would’ve tried this one in an instant.
10. How To Get Pouty Lips
And lastly, this reminds me of the Kylie Jenner Lips trend with the bottle. It’s an imaginative way to fake lip fillers, I’ll give her that. But, of course, it’s not always safe to try to forcefully stretch your skin and honestly, the before and after don’t look so different from each other.
On the brights side, it’s entertaining. It gave me a chuckle or two, and in the end, it’s all fun and games. Just don’t take it too seriously.
I hope these TikTok makeup trends have given you some entertainment if nothing else. Some of these TikToks are the real deal and some are more for fun! Let me know in the comment section below which ones worked for you!
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