- A brand new foundation hack is gaining reputation on TikTok.
- The trick includes applying foundation with a spatula for extra even protection.
- One editor examined the inspiration hack and is sharing her outcomes.
I can all the time depend on TikTok to maintain me updated with the latest beauty hacks. Earlier this 12 months, for instance, I applied my foundation with a jade roller once I noticed the method everywhere in the app, and I used to be so impressed with the outcomes that I nonetheless do it each time I desire a full-coverage make-up look. So once I noticed just a few viral movies of TikTokers utilizing a spatula to use their basis, I believed I’d give the trick a attempt (even when it did appear a bit of wild).
In one clip I noticed whereas scrolling the app, consumer @soobeauty says, “The entire concept is that by making use of with a spatula, it should lay out the inspiration evenly and thinly so you do not find yourself caking up your face.”
Typically once I apply my make-up, I both spread the foundation immediately onto my pores and skin from the bottle, or I squeeze a bit onto the highest of my hand and use a make-up brush to mix it onto my face. I like to make use of the smallest quantity attainable as a result of I hate the look of caked-on make-up, so I hoped this hack would give me that less-is-more end.
For me, the toughest a part of testing this hack was discovering a spatula. Everyone attempting the pattern was utilizing a form made particularly for make-up — normally utilized by professionals when doing SFX appears — so I needed to spend a while scrolling on Amazon on the lookout for the fitting product. Once I lastly discovered one thing that did not resemble something I’d discover in my kitchen — the Wismee 5Pcs Makeup Spatula Set ($7) — I ordered it ASAP. When it arrived, I washed it and instantly set to work.
I selected to do a split-face experiment as a result of I needed to verify I might really gauge the outcomes of utilizing a spatula in opposition to how I often utilized my make-up. So on one aspect of my face, I utilized basis onto the again of my hand and used a basis brush to mix every thing out. Next, I moved on to the spatula. I began by making use of basis to the again of my hand, after which I slid the spatula by means of the inspiration as if I have been slicing by means of it with a knife. From there, I smeared it onto the opposite aspect of my face by drawing a line down my cheek after which spreading it out.
At first look, I felt like I had approach an excessive amount of make-up on the spatula aspect of my face, however as soon as I began to mix it out with a magnificence sponge, issues began to look extra regular. I labored from the middle of my face to unfold the inspiration outward and upward.
When I took a minute to step again and survey the outcomes, I used to be impressed with the spatula aspect of my face. My make-up did not look cakey in any respect, and it was unfold evenly throughout. I did not assume the aspect the place I utilized my basis utilizing a brush appeared unhealthy, per se, however as a result of the spatula did not soak up any pigment (whereas the comb positively did), that aspect ended up wanting much more clean. I truly ended up including a bit extra basis to that aspect to even it out.
I’m not one to spend a ton of time doing my make-up, so this further step is not one thing I’ll use on a regular basis, however this can be a nice basis hack for large occasions or when I’ve a bit of extra time within the morning. If you do not have a make-up spatula, different TikTok customers have urged attempting it with a butter knife — however watch out, clearly — or the again of a spoon.
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