We Tried Popular TikTok Beauty Hacks. Do They Actually Work?

Here's our verdict

TikTok is the most popular source for beauty hacks and tips on the internet these days. But how many of these tricks actually work and which ones don’t?

We sought the answers for you! In the first episode of BeauTea Talk, our video series where we talk about what’s brewing in beauty. Host Roanna and Features Writer Sheryl tried out four TikTok beauty hacks to see if they deliver results. Learn more about the hacks below and check out the video above to see Roanna and Sheryl’s verdicts on the hacks.

P.S. We’re giving away beauty goodies too! Don’t forget to watch till the end of the video and check below for details on how to join.

TikTok hack #1: Q-tip Lipstick

Lipstick always getting on your teeth? Have trouble applying lipstick to the corners of your lips? This hack promises to solve those.

You just have to put a Q-tip between your lips as you apply your lipstick. This will supposedly help prevent lipstick transfer on your teeth and will also make the lipstick reach the corners of your lips effortlessly.

TikTok hack #2: 4-Strokes Eyeshadow Hack


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Want to do an amazing eye look but don’t have the time? This hack promises to help you save some time.

Select four eyeshadow colours you’d use for a look, ideally with a dark shade for creating depth and a light shade for your inner corner. Using your ring finger or a brush, dip into the darkest shadow first and vertically apply the colour on the outer V of your eye in one stroke. Proceed to apply the rest of the colours in the same manner, covering the rest of your lid. Once the colours are lined up, proceed to blend until you get a nice gradient finish.

TikTok hack #3: Reverse Cat-Eye


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The cat-eye look is usually done by putting eyeliner on the upper lash line and the desired effect is usually crisp and sharp. But as the name of this TikTok hack suggests, you do the opposite by putting the liner on the waterline and smudging it to create a smoked-out look. Finally, the liner should also be smudged to create a soft wing coming from the corner of the lower lashline.

TikTok hack #4: Setting Spray Hack


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Want a natural-looking glow? Don’t reach for your go-to highlighter and try this hack instead. Wet your makeup sponge with setting spray and apply it in areas where you want to highlight. This will supposedly give the skin a beautiful glass skin effect all while keeping your makeup in place all day.

(Cover photo from: Monika Kesharwani via Unsplash)

Looking to upgrade your beauty routine without the need for hacks? To kickstart the launch of our BeauTea Talk YouTube channel, we’re giving away beauty hampers with goodies from Anessa, HERA, MAKE UP FOR EVER, Olivia Burton sponsored by Cocomi, RYO Haircare, Sigi Skin, and Sulwhasoo worth more than SGD1,000 each to three (3) lucky winners.

All you have to do is watch the video above, like, and subscribe to our channel and leave a comment with your favourite TikTok Beauty trend on Episode 1’s video to stand a chance to win.

Comments, questions or feedback? Email us at [email protected].

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