The beauty products TikTok has convinced us we need
TikTok made us do it
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / June 26 2020
Oh, TikTok, how we love and loathe thee. While the app has absolutely been taking up most of our time for months now (between learning dance challenges, noting down beauty hacks and recovering from laughing fits, there really aren't many hours left in the day), but now it's taken to chewing up our money.
How, you ask? By establishing several beauty products as absolute non-negotiables that we have no choice but to purchase immediately.
Honestly our ‘for you’ pages have really become ‘for you to purchase’ pages – we’d be mad if the products weren’t so damn good.
Here are the products that TikTok made us buy – bank accounts, if you need someone to blame, the writing’s on the wall.
The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
It’s pretty safe to say anything from The Ordinary is deserving of the massive hype it gets, and the viral sensation that is this peeling solution is no different. Sure, the deep burgundy-red colour kind of leaves your face looking like you’ve been attacked by a vampire or are fresh from a particularly aggressive peel (in a fun selfie-worthy way of course), but once you wash it off you’re just left with silky-smooth (regular-coloured) skin. We can't stop watching this TikTok roadtest, courtesy of @honeydewgloss who labels it as 'one thing that actually deserves the hype'.
Urban Skin Rx Even Tone Cleansing Bar
If acne scars are getting you down, TikTok creator @niceoneashley has a hack for sending signs of prior pimples packing. This clever cleansing bar. The packaging does specify that it’s ‘perfect for all skin types’ but after confessing she definitely picked at her blemishes and was struggling with scarring before discovering it, she named it as the exact reason her skin went from “so textured” to flawless in just two months. Magic.
Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Lip Gloss
Anyone who's ever applied a coat of the infamous 'Lip Injection' gloss knows: it's not playing around when it comes to plumpness. And yet people still question its volumising abilities to this day. Captioning her TikTok "for the people who don't think it works' with a telling laughing crying emoji, @kardashxdoll took it upon herself (or rather, her poor pal) to prove that just like the name suggests, the results may not be painless, but they're definitely legit.
E.L.F Cosmetics Poreless Putty Primer
Considering "Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer dupe" is a google search with massive traction, it's no surprise a product billed as the skin-smoothing equivalent soon took over TikTok. Because while we love our Tatcha, we'll admit it's more of a special occasion base prep step than an everyday one. Enter: E.L.F's alternative, which @beautybycinthia appears to be a big fan of.
Revlon Oil Control Volcanic Roller
Nothing screams 'viral video' like the pure satisfaction of watching someone quite literally roll their oil away. That's some shivers-down-the-spine style stuff, right? Attracting over six million views in days, this volcanic stone facial roller completely sold out in the U.S. after being visually reviewed online by @looksbylexington, reaching 'golden ticket' levels of hard to find for a hot (and greasy if you're oil-prone) minute. Luckily for us (and our shine levels) it's back, but for just how long nobody knows - go, go, go!