It seems like every other day there's a new TikTok beauty hack flooding the app that folks are claiming will make your life easier and your face prettier. Sometimes these pointers elicit worthwhile results, like adding blue pigment to your foundation to neutralize it. Others are simply not worth the time or flat-out strange, such as mixing lube with your base makeup (please, just don't). It can get a little overwhelming trying to keep up with all the new tricks and figure out which ones are actually worth the effort.
But that's where we come in to provide you with the truth about these TikTok hacks. There are plenty that we have covered or even debunked through the app's short life. If you want to see all the ones that are big no-nos from 2021, we got you covered right here. Here, however, are some of the best hacks you might miss while you're scrolling through your For You Page.
Houston-based TikTok user Megan Lavallie shocked the beauty community with her simple but effective tip for contouring your face. She starts the short video by saying, "There is this one spot here on your cheek that if you poked a hole through, it would touch your teeth." As she speaks, she demonstrates how to do it by applying a dot of the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand, which sells out often, in the specified area.
But to blend it out, she doesn't swipe her brush back and forth as most would do while contouring. Instead, she focuses her blending right where she added that dot because, as she explains, it creates the illusion of higher cheekbones. If contouring ever confused you, this trick can make sculpting your face just a bit easier.
Using makeup products for more than one purpose can save time and money if they are used correctly. London-based content creator Tammi Clarke was inspired by one of her followers to try color corrector as a cream blush. Her product of choice: L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer in Orange Corrector. The product is a popular color corrector because it's great for darker skin tones and is affordable. If you have never used it, trust that a little will go a long way.