For every one of its silly dance challenges and memes, there are even more clever makeup tutorials on TikTok — so don’t knock it until you try it. Beauty professionals, influencers, and people who are just really damn good at makeup are joining the platform in droves, and luckily they’re bringing all their best tips and tricks with them. It’s not exactly easy to sort through every single makeup video on the app, so we found a handful of our favorites that we’ve bookmarked for future reference.
If you’re looking for a new way to define your lip line, a complete how-to on soap brows, or even just some basic contour tips, TikTok’s beauty elites have what you need. Below, see the 12 best TikTok makeup tutorials we’ve ever seen. Happy scrolling, folks!
1: How to use bronzer and contour correctly:
Makeup artist @makeupbymaritsa explains that yes, there is a huge difference between contouring powder and bronzer. She even demonstrates how each should be applied so you can wear both like you’ve had professional makeup training.
2: How to do color correction on brown skin tones:
A master of undereye concealing, user @rajyaatluri shows her foolproof color-correction method specifically for deeper skin tones. The best part? She uses a $5 concealer to cover dark spots.
3: How to do soap brows:
You only need a few key products to pull off an incredible fluffy brow look, shown here by @_christianaelisa. Watch her define her brows with just soap, concealer, foundation, brow pomade, and hairspray.
4: How to get dramatic lashes without a curler:
TikTok user @mirandaalynnn has a very quick and easy trick for getting big, doll-like lashes on the fly: use a blow-dryer. The force of the air curls her lashes and sets them in place, Just be sure to use cool air settings as she instructs, so your face doesn’t get overheated.
5: How to put on fake eyelashes in seconds:
If you’ve ever struggled to put on falsies — and who hasn’t? — user @brandonluxxe has a handy trick for you. Apply some glue to your false lashes, and once it’s dried down a little, use them to stamp that glue on your lash line. Wait a few more seconds and you’ll basically have a pre-made guide that your lashes can latch onto effortlessly.
6: How to remove false lashes comfortably:
Of course, once you’ve got a set of lashes glued on, they can be really hard to remove without ripping out your real lashes. Ouch! Thankfully, @billsbrip can help you with her ingenious but simple petroleum jelly trick.
7: How to use falsies underneath your lash line:
If you want your falsies to look just like lash extensions, take a page from @beautypebykrislyn1’s book and get a set of lashes that can be applied beneath the lash line. Here, she shows just how good the Falscara set by Kiss is.
8: How to do a model-approved cat eye:
This “model-style” eye shadow and eyeliner is taking over TikTok, and @oliviamartistry arguably has the best breakdown on the whole app. On her tutorial, setting powder is the key to prevent this dark eye shadow look from getting messy.
9: How to do a ’90s-inspired glossy lip:
If you’re a sucker for straight-up lipstick porn, look no further than @adultsdrink. Every single one of her close-up videos has a new and stunning lip look. Here, she demonstrates a dramatic ’90s-style lip look with dark liner and a touch of lip gloss.
10: How to contour with self-tanner:
To get a contour that lasts for weeks on end, try a hack from @brittanybearmakeup and contour with a self-tanning product. Just apply it in all the areas you’d apply a contour powder then wash it away for perma-chiseled cheekbones.
11: How to fill in your hairline with makeup:
TikTok fashion superstar @chrisellelim might as well be a makeup artist because the way she fills in her hairline with contour and eyebrow products is near impossible to clock.
12: How to fake lip fillers with makeup:
User @lmaen25, the self-proclaimed “CEO of faking lip injections” offers some great lip liner tips and product recommendations in her go-to lip tutorial. If you’ve ever wanted to get better at overlining your lips, she’s your girl.
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