A viral 5-minute Tiktok Makeup hack is sweeping the social media and the beauty community by storm. Simply apply foundation, blush, concealer, and contour on specific points of your face, blend away with a damp sponge, et voila! You have a full face of makeup in a snap, and you’re out the door—or just in time for your online job interview. Among the billions of videos in the #makeuphacks hashtag, it’s thrilling to see one that actually works.
Credit: @_withsarah on TikTok
This technique is more geared towards the no-makeup makeup look that has become the trend lately, but it’s still a versatile enough base that will allow you to add more details if you want to level up your look. Here are some tips that will help you master this Tiktok Makeup hack and glow up in under 5 minutes.
Opt for all cream and liquid products
The key is using all cream products for every step—which is a relief, because these types of formulas are super blendable and easy to control, in terms of pigmentation. So opt for a liquid or cream-type foundation, concealer, contour, and blush. Try and check if your products are creamy and buttery, and make sure they won’t leave a stain, you don’t want to deal with an unblendable red stain on your cheek when you’re in a rush.
Reach for multi-purpose products
You’re killing two birds with one stone here, saving your money and making the most of your time. Some bronzers and blushes can be used interchangeably, as both products are meant to sculpt your face. There are also blushes that contain shimmers in them, which can double as your highlighter. Beauty gurus also recommend swiping on a bit of your contour or bronzer to your eyelids for easy, effortless definition.
Use a setting spray for a flawless finish
A useful tip is to use a setting spray after dotting all the colors onto your face. You can also dampen your brush or sponge with the spray to help the products melt together when you blend. Avoid matte formulas—the best setting spray for this trend would be ones with a natural to a dewy finish. On the flip side, you can use setting spray before applying your face products to your face. This will give you a tackier base and will allow your makeup to last much longer—a life hack for making your makeup face-mask-proof.
Blend from light to dark
If your makeup looks a little muddy after you’ve blended it, you might need to be a little more systematic with the way you blend. Begin from the lighter colors, which will be areas with concealer and foundation, and then make your way to areas with blush, and end with your contour. This way, darker shades won’t be overpowering, and the shaded and highlighted areas of your face will stay defined. Another tip for preciseness is to use different parts of your sponge. To demonstrate, you can use the bottom to work on the foundation, pinch the sponge and use its side for a sharper contour, and use the tapered tip to fade your under-eye concealer and highlights.
Work on the details
If you have extra time, work on the details as you see fit: curl and apply mascara, and apply your lip color. The combination of curled lashes and mascara is a great way to look more awake especially if you have puffy eyes in the morning. When choosing a lip color, you can go with one that matches your blush for a cohesive look, or just use a multipurpose stick.
It’s important to experiment with products that will mesh well and fit your style of makeup. Once you’ve perfected and practiced this hack, the 5-minute makeup routine will be like second nature to you.
The article was specially written by Annie Conner. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org