TikTok is residence to many a weird magnificence hack, and it looks as if recently, I have been on a mission to attempt all of them. Just a few months in the past, I did a hair detox and did not wash my hair for 7 days, and not too long ago, I discovered the right way to contour my face solely utilizing my hair. Just a few weeks in the past, I got here throughout a viral video of a magnificence influencer testing a make-up hack the place she utilized her liquid merchandise on prime of plastic wrap that she had positioned over her face. I used to be instantly intrigued, and much more so once I stored seeing extra TikTok customers attempting it out.
In case you’re confused, let me clarify. Basically, TikTok customers and sweetness influencers alike are taking a chunk of plastic wrap, laying it over their face, after which making use of their liquid make-up merchandise on prime of the plastic wrap the place they’d usually place their make-up instantly on their face. From there, they’re folding the plastic wrap in half and storing it for later, making it straightforward to take a complete face of make-up on the go. Everybody on TikTok was saying it is nice for taking with you to the fitness center or to your companion’s home, fully avoiding the necessity to lug round a heavy make-up bag.
Since our faces are symmetrical (or in my case, sort of symmetrical), the thought was that after you are able to put your make-up on, you simply apply the plastic wrap to your face (make-up facet down), press it into your pores and skin (like a stamp), take away the plastic, after which mix with a magnificence sponge or a make-up brush. Harmful? Perhaps, nevertheless it sounded easy sufficient, so I obtained every part prepared I would wish to try it out.
Firstt I grabbed my plastic wrap of selection and ripped off a chunk that was about double the dimensions of my face. From there, I positioned it on my pores and skin, ensuring it was caught to the highest space of my head close to my hairline. Subsequent, I began making use of make-up to the higher half of my face, leaving the underside of the plastic wrap free so I may breathe. I utilized my new favourite cream contour, Uncommon Magnificence’s Heat Needs Easy Bronzer Stick ($23), liquid concealer— I went with Anastasia Beverly Hills Magic Contact Concealer ($29), blush, and basis.
Subsequent — after taking a couple of seconds to breathe — I pushed the underside half of the plastic wrap onto my face and commenced making use of make-up to the decrease half of the plastic wrap, which largely consisted of the rest of my basis and a tiny little bit of contour. After I used to be completed making use of my make-up to the plastic wrap, I took it off of my face and folded it in half.
Then, I unfolded the plastic, positioned it onto my face, and stamped the product onto my pores and skin. From there, I took a magnificence blender and blended every part out. Ultimately, my face seemed . . . OK. Lots of the product had migrated all around the plastic wrap, so I ended up having blush in bizarre locations and my concealer wasn’t precisely the place I needed it. It did not look dangerous, nevertheless it did not look nice.
The toughest half about all the expertise was, properly, respiratory. As you’ll be able to in all probability think about, it isn’t tremendous straightforward to breathe with a chunk of plastic over your face, and I undoubtedly inhaled a bit too enthusiastically a few times and felt the plastic wrap instantly cling to my nostril. My boyfriend was additionally extraordinarily involved for me when he walked in on me throughout the first half of the applying, so be sure in the event you plan to do this at residence you warn your housemates forward of time.
Though the prospect of having the ability to tote my total face round in my purse was interesting, it solely works for cream or liquid make-up, which meant that I’d nonetheless want to hold round my powders like my bronzer and setting powder. I’d additionally nonetheless have to lug round all of my forehead merchandise, my eyelash roller, my mascara, and my lip merchandise.
I would think about using this hack if I completely have to journey gentle, however I do not assume it is one thing I am going to do fairly often sooner or later. Though TikTok has led me to a number of the best magnificence hacks I’ve ever discovered, I am undecided this one can be making that record.
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