What happens when you apply 100 layers of foundation

Cue serious cakiness!

In the biggest faux pas to layers since socks and sandals, Swedish beauty blogger Josefin Lillakas, known to her YouTube fans as Jeely, has undertaken and filmed an insane experiment with foundation. As a follow-up to her 100 Coats of Mascara video, which is as full-on as it sounds, Jeely has decided to apply 100 layers of shiny foundation to her face.

Like Mariya Lyubashevskaya, the beauty blogger who strobed her whole face using highlighting products, Jeely has taken her beauty tools a few steps further than the average mishap. It doesn’t take her more than 20 layers to be reminiscent of the Wizard of Ozs Tin Man. Jeely can see the humour in her experiment. “My skin is so good and it’s so flawless, I don’t have any imperfections at all,” she says, mockingly.

“What am I doing with my life? I have too much free time.”

Even at layer 40, she forgoes a necessary beauty step saying, “You don’t need to blend the foundation with your neck.” Even though she’s already taken three hours to apply her foundation, she’s got a point with her lack of neck-blending when she says, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.”

In between every 10-layer milestone, she blow-dries her face to set the dewiness. At layer 80, she finally admits she has too many layers, but she continues to add foundation with a beautyblender, until layer 100 when we hear a question from Jeely that we’ve all been wondering. “What am I doing with my life? I have too much free time,” she says. Agreed.

20 layers

40 layers

100 layers

We’re happy to see the last minute of Jeely’s video as she removes the caked-on layers from her complexion, but we’ve got our eyes peeled for her next beauty test. It’s like a car crash – you know you shouldn’t look but you can’t help but watch. We highly recommend watching the video in full, which you can do on Jeely's YouTube channel.

Stephanie covered BEAUTYcrew's beauty news and social content for a joyful stint in 2016, and now lives and plays in New York City, salivating over unlimited Sephora options and everything bagels while working as the Marketing Manager of Global Goods Partners, a women-empowering social enterprise.