Okay, but TikTok beauty is a really scary place.
There's nasal tanning sprays. Eyelash glue on lips. People applying bleach to their teeth...
But in amongst some of these crazy dangerous tips and tricks, now and then you come across little golden gems. You know - beauty hacks that are surprisingly really good.
Cause it could be one of those golden nuggets! And it doesn't involve glue!
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If you haven't heard of it (where have you been? We've been looking for you), it's basically a K-Beauty hack that guarantees seamless foundation coverage, hydration, has zero transfer and, apparently, lots of delicious ASMR.
Check it out below:
@bodywhy_offical #makeup #foundation #waterprooffoundation #fullcoveragefoundation #foryou ♬ When I Ride - Ashley Mehta
Please note the... tapping. It's mesmerising.
And then the method starting popping up EVERYWHERE on TikTok.
Like, every person and their pet lizard were trying it:
@caradowntonn I’m honestly shocked 😭 this hack popped off!! 😳 #foundationhack #disbelief #foundationchallenge #waterbasedfoundation ♬ original sound - Caradowntonn
Even makeup queen Huda Beauty gave it a go:
@hudabeauty Foundation in water hack IB: @Rachel Rigler #hudabeauty #foryou #viraltiktok #makeuphacks @hudabeauty ♬ original sound - Huda Beauty
Naturally, both Kelly and I wanted to give it a whirl for ourselves. IRL. On the You Beauty podcast.
So, that's what we did!
And you guys, things got... weird.
Hang on. What's the foundation water hack?
Oh, sorry! How rude of me. Let me explain.
Basically, the hack involves squirting your foundation into a cup of water and then using a makeup brush to scoop the formula out of the water (you don't need to mix it or anything) and apply it to your face.