TIKTOK has brought us dance routines, comedy challenges and lip-synching – keeping millions entertained during lockdown.
But have you ever thought of it as a go-to when doing your hair and make-up? The social media platform offers a wealth of lesser-known beauty tips and has helped make some of the beauty vloggers very rich after their short videos went viral.
We put these TikTok styling hacks to the test[/caption]
So are these beauty secrets worth sharing or hacks that hinder?
We find out, rating a selection of TikTok beauty ideas out of ten.
Baking powder highlighter
WHILE most of us would rush to Superdrug for a new highlighter, make-up fans touch up their face with baking powder – which apparently works for highlighting nose and the under eye area.
Use a brush to draw triangles of baking powder under the eyes[/caption]
Blend by dabbing the powder in[/caption]
IT’S not for getting a glow but is good for coverage and minimising dark circles. Be prepared to get it over your outfit and potentially in your eyes, though.
ACHIEVING bouncy ringlets with straighteners is no easy feat, but throw tin-foil into the mix and you’ll be giving yourself an affordable lasting perm.
Begin wrapping strands of your hair round two fingers, starting at the roots. Slide your fingers out to create a loop of hair. Fold foil tightly around this loop to hold in place[/caption]
Work your way around your head with your straighteners, holding them over each piece of foil for a few seconds. Do this twice on each one[/caption]
Once complete, take out the tin-foil[/caption]
THE process of rolling my hair into foil was time-consuming and tricky when trying to do the back. But it is definitely worth it to achieve tight corkscrew curls which won’t drop out.
KNOWING where to contour can be a minefield. But when it comes to your nose, TikTokkers have suggested using sunglasses as a guide to creating perfectly placed lines to blend.
Apply contour powder to the nose pads on your sunglasses[/caption]
Put your sunglasses on and slide them down your nose to create the lines[/caption]
Blend in the lines[/caption]
I CAN see why this became a TikTok tip because it is entertaining, but I don’t think it’s one that will save you time in the morning. Using the sunglasses just adds another step of faffing – it would be easier to apply directly to your nose with a brush.
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Wing it with floss harps
MASTERING liner flicks that rival Adele’s is nigh on impossible, and if you don’t have a steady hand using a stencil can help. While some say use tape, floss harps are a simpler alternative that avoid sticking anything to your skin.
Draw the liner on your eyelid first. Then line up the floss harp with the crease of your eye, tilting up at a diagonal angle[/caption]
Draw along the string[/caption]
Remove carefully, ensuring you don’t leave a smudge[/caption]
IT’S hard work holding a liner in one hand and harp in the other, but it does allow you to draw a neat line. That said, it’s not recommended for doing on the go.
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