When it comes to social media, it’s safe to say that TikTok has become the platform to be on. Whether you’re casually scrolling through or creating a soon-to-be viral video of your own, it’s all too easy to spend hours on the app unintentionally. The name Tik Tok may bring viral dance moves to mind, but the app is much more than a place to show off your moves. As a matter of fact, there happen to be quite a few viral Tik Tok makeup trends making their way into the beauty world. Want to be in the know? Below, we’re sharing six TikTok makeup hacks and trends that we’re adding to our own makeup bag of tricks.
#1. APPLY POWDER FIRST
Have you been applying powder after foundation? Well, according to TikTok stars, the secret to a long-lasting makeup look is to apply powder before foundation. The promise of a seamless, crease-free face that lasts all day? Excuse us while we grab our face powder. Here’s how to pull off this TikTok makeup hack.
Step #1. Moisturize. First, prep your skin by applying the right moisturizer for your skin type.
Step #2. Apply your powder. This is the trick! Take a translucent powder, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder, and lightly pat it all over your face.
Step #3. Spritz on setting spray. Mist your complexion with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray and Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray.
Step #4. Apply primer. Next up? Primer! After giving your setting spray some time to dry, take your primer and smooth it over your face.
Step #5. Buff on foundation. Talk about changing what you know about applying makeup! The last step in this hack is to apply your foundation; then you can follow suit with the rest of your makeup look.
#2. SHAPE-SHIFTING—AKA CONTOURING
Ah yes, the wonders of contouring. While this certainly isn’t a new hack or one that’s exclusive to TikTok, it has become quite the viral Tik Tok makeup trend! This trend is all about the wonders of being able to “shape-shift” thanks to the illusion of creating shadows and highlights on your face. Sound familiar? It's the same thing as contouring. Late to the contouring game? Not a problem! Head over to our article, How to Contour Like a Pro Makeup Artist in 8 Easy Steps, for a step-by-step tutorial.
#3. TRAVEL CONCEALER
Let’s be real—sometimes midday makeup touch-ups are a fact of life. Turning to concealer is much easier than reapplying foundation, but even then, lugging around your full tube can be a drag. Instead of taking your concealer everywhere you go, Tik Tokers have informed us that you can dip a cotton swab into the tube and seal it into a plastic bag for a more convenient alternative. Pretty neat, right?
#4. FAKE DIMPLES
While you may be familiar with the fake freckles trend, the viral Tik Tok trend that is fake dimples is likely new territory. Luckily, it’s super easy! Here’s what to do.
Step #1. Smile. Smile your biggest, closed-mouth grin. This will help you pick your fake dimple placement.
Step #2. Grab an ashy brown eyeliner. You can use an eyeliner or lip liner for this hack. Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Ivy. Draw two curved lines where your dimples would be.
Step #3. Smudge the lines. Use your finger to smudge the lines, so there are no harsh eyeliner marks. They should look like shadows. Hello, fake dimples!
#5. PIMPLE STICKERS
Who says you have to cover your pimples with concealer? Instead, hop on board with the Tik Tok beauty trend of using stickers as a creative and fun way to disguise (and embrace) your acne. Stars, hearts, polka dots—you name it!
#6. HEATED LASH CURLER
You may be familiar with this tried-and-true hack, but it’s one that has resurfaced thanks to TikTok. Essentially, you’ll be making your lash curler into a mini lash curling iron! Follow the steps below.
Step #1. Heat your lash curler. Put your blow-dryer on high and aim it at your lash curler, heating it for about 30 seconds.
Step #2. Let it cool. Wait a few seconds before reaching for your curler. You don’t want to hurt yourself!
Step #3. Curl your lashes. Curl your eyelashes as you normally would. With the heated lash curler, your lash fringe will have a beautiful, perfect curl that lasts!
Love social media-inspired trends? Check out our article, Trend Alert: Soft Girl Makeup on Instagram.