Since bursting onto the social media scene, gen Z-adored platform TikTok has given us a smorgasbord of beauty hacks from #sockcurls to the application trick for perfect winged eyeliner. Now, TikTok has delivered an ingenious way to instantly cover acne and make your skin look positively airbrushed in real life.
TikTok user @MikayLanogueira is behind the viral beauty hack (which now boasts 2.4 million views) and prefaces her tutorial by saying:
“Do you have a face full of acne and you just can’t figure out how to cover it up? I have a face full of acne and I’ve been able to trick people into thinking I have no acne at all,” she says.
Although Mikayla was beautiful before her makeup application, her results have us completely shook.
Step #2 / Follow with a 'grippy' primer
Next, Mikayla applies Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer saying simply that “this stuff is the bomb.” But, we’re guessing this one works well for Mikayla’s method due to its ability to form an invisible, tacky layer for concealer and foundation to adhere to. For another great ‘grippy’ primer, we also love the revered K-beauty buy J.One Jelly Pack Multi-Functional Primer Gel.
Step #3 / Cover blemishes with concealer
Using a concealer brush and your concealer of choice, cover all blemishes. Most importantly, Mikayla says, “once you have the concealer on, don’t touch it, don’t blend it. Leave it on for two minutes and then apply your foundation.”
Isobel is a Digital Content Editor at BEAUTYcrew, marie claire and InStyle. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously BEAUTYcrew's Junior Beauty Writer.