The Best TikTok Makeup Hacks to Try in 2021

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More time being spent inside means more time to pick up a new hobby or fine-tune a certain skill. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been scrolling endlessly on TikTok’s “For You” page, which picks content specifically catered to what you like. For me, that’s all things related to beauty.

Makeup is an art and a form of self-expression. There’s no right or wrong way to do it, but there are plenty of different techniques out there. TikTok has a *ton* of fresh makeup hacks, and while they can be hit or miss, I’ve laid out the best of the best.

Soap Brows

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A full, fluffy brow has been all the rage lately — I mean, just take a look at Cara Delevigne and Lily Collins. Annie Tran proves that the soap brow technique is the perfect way to achieve this look.

How to do it

  1. Spray the bar of soap with water and swipe a spoolie on it until a paste forms.
  2. With the spoolie, comb your brows in an “up and out” direction.
  3. Trim or shape your brows as needed.
  4. If desired, fill in sparse areas with a brow powder or pomade.
  5. Carve underneath the brow using a small brush and concealer.
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      Red Lipstick as Blush

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      Okay, hear me out. Draping — a.k.a contouring using blush — is making a huge comeback this spring. This specific technique demonstrated by TikTok user @lenkalul gives a more natural, flushed look.

      This looks super intimidating since the lipstick is so pigmented, but that’s why it works. Sure, you might look like you’re sunburned when you apply the lipstick to your bare skin. You just have to trust the process because the results are well worth it.

      How to do it

      1. Moisturize and prime skin to create a barrier before applying base products.
      2. Directly swipe red lipstick across your cheeks.
      3. Blend with a brush or beauty sponge.
      4. Apply complexion products (foundation, concealer) over the blended lipstick.
      5. Complete the look as you normally would.
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          Longlasting Foundation

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          If you’re looking for a full-coverage technique that’ll last all day (especially under a face covering), this is it. TikTok user Jarida says that this foundation hack is not only supposed to make your makeup last longer but eliminate any creases.

          How to do it

          1. Moisturize skin to create a barrier before moving on to the following steps.
          2. Apply a light layer of loose translucent powder to lock in the moisturizer.
          3. Spritz some setting spray overtop the powder.
          4. Wait for the setting spray to fully dry and apply primer overtop.
          5. Apply foundation and complexion products as usual.
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              Getting Rid of Fallout

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              If you’ve ever done your eyeshadow after your face makeup, odds are you’ve probably experienced the pain that is fallout. One of TikTok’s favorite beauty gurus, Mikayla Nogueira, shared a super-effective tip when it comes to dealing with extra shadow (or in her case, glitter) falling onto her foundation.

              How to do it

              1. After applying your face makeup, add an extra thin layer of loose setting powder under your eyes.
              2. Apply eyeshadow as usual.
              3. Swipe away the fallout, which should have landed overtop the extra layer of powder, with a large fluffy brush.
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                  Creating a Perfect Cut Crease

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                  Sometimes, achieving a perfect cut crease just isn’t in the cards. If you’ve ever struggled with getting a sharp edge when you cut your crease, Manny Mua has come to the rescue. This is probably the easiest hack on this list as it requires little effort to create a glittery, glam accent for your cut crease.

                  How to do it

                  1. Cut your crease using a small, flat brush to apply concealer or a pigmented eyeshadow primer.
                  2. Pack on your desired eyeshadow color with a different flat brush.
                  3. Outline the edge of the cut crease with a glitter liner.
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                      These TikTok makeup hacks are absolute gamechangers. Thanks to these tips and tricks, my makeup has never looked better!

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