5 TikTok beauty hacks to try while you’re laying low


Struggling to nail the perfect curl? Socks might be the answer

Beauty Crew Junior Digital Content Editor / March 18 2020

As communities around the world prepare to practice social distancing amidst the growing pandemic that is COVID-19, large beauty retailers are doing their part to help slow down the spread. While we might not be able to get our regular beauty fix by spending hours experimenting in our favourite beauty stores, thankfully, the internet – and in large part, social media phenomenon TikTok – is here to save the day. 

The app has quickly become a go-to platform for the latest beauty trends, providing unknown hacks for curling our hair, achieving that ‘filtered-in-real-life’ foundation glow and more. Below, we’ve rounded up five of the best TikTok beauty trends to try now that we all have a little extra spare time on our hands!

For crease-proof foundation

Instead of applying foundation and powder in the conventional order, this technique instead involves applying powder before foundation. It makes sense, trust us. TikTok user @ridaaaamat recommends following your moisturiser with a bit of translucent powder, then spritzing your face with your favourite setting spray. Once the skin is dry, apply your primer and go-to foundation and voila – absolutely flawless and crease-free!

Master the winged liner

Someone once told me that winged liner can smell fear, and honestly, I think they were right. Thankfully, TikTok has an arsenal of #wingedliner videos that are sure to turn you into a pro in no time.

It’s all about the glow

While we might not be able to pop out to stock up on our favourite body shimmers, the good news is there’s an easy TikTok hack to making your own. Because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love the feeling of an all-over glow – especially when you’re trying to capture the perfect ‘work-from-home-selfie'.

Say goodbye to boring lids

2020 is the year of funky shadow – yes, we’ve named it, it’s a thing. Colour is on trend and you bet TikTok has the inside scoop. Get ready to create art with your eyeshadow palette, just like user @makeup_thrilzz who expertly painted clouds on her eyelids. Clouds, you guys!

The secret to perfect curls is a pair of socks

Odd as it seems, I’ve tried and tested this hack and boy, does it work a treat! This clever heat-free styling method involves – as you might guess – socks. In a nutshell, it involves braiding the hair around the sock before bed. The result? Gorgeous, loose curls without the need for damaging heat styling tools. 


Looking for more beauty hack inspo? Try this beauty-editor approved mascara hack to help open up your eyes!

Main image credit: @patrickta

Elyssa Kostopoulos is InStyle Australia, marie claire and BEAUTYcrew's Junior Digital Content Editor.

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