Can you really curl your hair with tinfoil? We put latest TikTok make-up and styling hacks to the test

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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.

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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.

Step One

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Use a brush to draw triangles of baking powder under the eyes[/caption]

Step Two

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Blend by dabbing the powder in[/caption]

Verdict

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.

Score 6/10

Tin-foil curls

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.

Step One

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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]

Step Two

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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]

Step Three

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Once complete, take out the tin-foil[/caption]

Verdict

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.

Score 10/10

Sunglasses contour

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.

Step One

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Apply contour powder to the nose pads on your sunglasses[/caption]

Step Two

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Put your sunglasses on and slide them down your nose to create the lines[/caption]

Step Three

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Blend in the lines[/caption]

Verdict

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.

Score 4/10


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.

Step One

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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]

Step Two

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Draw along the string[/caption]

Step Three

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Remove carefully, ensuring you don’t leave a smudge[/caption]

Verdict

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.

Score 8/10

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