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TikTok Makeup Hacks: 3 Trends That Work (and Some That Don’t)

Scrolling through TikTok and finding a game-changing makeup hack can be an incredible feeling! It’s an incredible platform for learning new techniques from professionals across the world. In this blog, we’re going to share some of our favourites that will improve your overall makeup application and keep you looking glamorous all day long. Keep reading for Twidale-approved TikTok makeup hacks.


Say Goodbye To Fallout

If you’re a beauty lover, chances are your TikTok FYP has shown you a ton of Mikayla Nogueira’s amazing beauty hacks and tutorials; she’s a makeup queen. In this viral TikTok, Mikayla shows how to easily remove the dreaded fallout from eyeshadow. She applies a thin layer of loose setting powder under her eyes to catch the fallout, then quickly swipes the powder and fallout away with a fluffy brush. Voilà! We love this TikTok makeup hack for saving time on glamorous looks.


Blend With Setting Spray

Did you know that setting spray can be used during the makeup application process and not just as a final step? TikTok girls are showing us how it’s done by wetting their beauty sponges with setting spray to apply foundation, translucent powder and even eyeshadows! This TikTok makeup hack makes it easier to pick up powdered products and prevent caking around the eyes.Try layering the setting spray in between each powder product application. The result? A soft, luminescent base that looks just like skin!


Set Your Eyeliner With With Powder

We’ve all been there; you finish creating the perfect cat-eye winged liner, and just as you leave the house, you notice your liner is bleeding and faded. Before you run to go and purchase a new eyeliner, try out this TikTok makeup hack. Every liquid product can be set with powder, and eyeliner is no different. Once you’ve applied your eyeliner, take a pigmented eyeshadow in a matching or translucent shade and gently powder over your newly formed wing. This will seal it in place. If you want an effortless smudged cat-eye, take the tip of your pinkie and swipe to gently blend the product outwards from the corner of your eye.


Viral TikTok Makeup Hack Fails

While we thoroughly enjoy a good TikTok makeup hack, sometimes, the hack isn’t always the most reliable. Some viral videos leave viewers more confused after trying a technique out for themselves. We’ve taken the time to sift through some of the viral TikTok makeup hacks that you should leave out of your routine.


1. The Jamsu Beauty Hack

The Jamsu beauty hack is actually a South Korean trend that went viral on TikTok thanks to a video starring Bella Hadid. The trend involves submerging your face in a bowl of ice water for 20 to 30 seconds after finishing your makeup and applying a layer of translucent powder. The hope is that you’ll have a flawless finish all day long, especially if you struggle with oil throughout the day. While some creators on TikTok found success with the Jamsu beauty hack, it doesn’t guarantee your desired result. Some creators experienced patchy areas around their nose, while others found the effect did not last all day. Unfortunately, your foundation will still transfer! So we’re calling this one a fail. Stick to setting sprays instead.


2.Dripping Foundation

If you’ve been on TikTok at all and you enjoy makeup, then you’ve no doubt seen the viral videos from Meredith Duxbury. She has amassed hundreds of millions of views with her over-the-top foundation application technique. For this TikTok makeup hack, forget everything you know about applying makeup for a moment. All you need to do is apply roughly 10 pumps of foundation to the face. Most importantly, rub it all in with just your hands. When your face is completely covered, apply more foundation directly to your forehead and cheeks, then continue your makeup application as usual. While Meredith can achieve a finished result that appears to be flawless with good lighting and on camera, the real-life result is cakey and patchy. Plus, it is a waste of product.


Get Your Makeup Professionally Done at Twidale

The purpose of the TikTok makeup hack is to improve and speed up your makeup application process. Why not try our three favourite techniques in your everyday routine and see what you think. If you find yourself navigating uncharted territory or unsure how to bring your desired look to life, we can help. Our team at Twidale can turn your inspiration into a reality so that you’re ready to grace any occasion. At Twidale, our offerings extend beyond makeup and hair services, catering to a variety of your beauty needs. Whether you’re looking for a simple glam or about to be mother of the bride, we can assist. Contact Twidale today and let the transformation begin.