Is this TikTok-famous makeup blending hack the secret to flawless skin?

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Does this TikTok-famous makeup hack actually work?

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Minimal makeup is officially in for summer, and we've got the TikTok receipts to prove it.

In one of the latest makeup hacks to take over social media, the way to achieve that natural glow involves applying one layer of makeup to the face, using all of your products at once.

With this TikTok-famous one-layer makeup hack, you can say goodbye to piling on all of your products one on top of the other, and hello to a minimal makeup look that gives you a full-coverage face using the least amount of product possible.

Breaking down the one-layer makeup trend

This one-layer makeup hack has recently gone viral on TikTok — just in time for summer.

The trend involves placing cream concealer, highlight, foundation, blush, and bronzer on specific points all over the face. Once applied, you then spray your entire face with setting spray and blend it all together to reveal a flawless base.

The strategic placement of the products helps to minimize the amount of overall product being used, and since it's only one layer of makeup once blended in, your face won't look or feel cakey.

This is the perfect makeup hack to try this summer because it requires the use of cream-based products, which melt into the skin to help you achieve a more dewy, radiant, and natural finish. Plus, since this trend involves only one layer of makeup, you can rock a minimal look that provides full coverage yet feels light and fresh, all season long.

What TikTok users are saying about one-layer makeup

In this video, beauty TikToker @simone.lyn took to her channel to demonstrate how to "ditch the cake face" by using the one-layer makeup hack to achieve the perfect base — all with the help of cream-based products.

Simone uses a variety of Seint products throughout her tutorial, but you can also sub in any of your favourite cream products for this hack.

She starts by using a brush and going in with a brightening highlight or concealer colour. Then, she moves into applying her main foundation colour, which can also act as a concealer. After applying her foundation, Simone goes in with her contour to add some depth and dimension to her face, followed by cream blush to the apples of her cheeks.

As a final step, Simone sprays her face with setting spray to help dampen the cream products and set the base. She notes that the longer you leave the cream products on the skin, the longer they have to be warmed up by the skin, allowing them to blend even better.

As someone in her late thirties, approaching her forties, Simone praises this application technique because it's great for more mature skin. This is because it doesn't involve the use of heavy liquids or powders, which can enhance skin texture as you age.

Verdict

As showcased in Simone's video, this one-layer makeup hack really does work. Once everything has been blended in, she's left with a flawless face that has been achieved with only one layer of makeup.

This is the ideal makeup hack to try for summer because it features cream products that sink into the skin instead of sitting on top of it. This allows you to look more dewy and fresh-faced.

As referenced in Simone's video, this is also a great makeup technique for mature skin because it provides ample coverage using a minimal amount of product, in which the strategic application of cream products won't highlight skin texture. It's official- this viral TikTok makeup hack is a must-try!

In case you're interested in giving this beauty hack a try, shop some the best cream-based makeup products for summer below.

Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer and Daytime Eye Cream 

Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer and Daytime Eye Cream (Photo via Sephora)
Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer and Daytime Eye Cream (Photo via Sephora)

This is a crease-proof, brightening concealer that provides medium, buildable coverage.

$37 at Sephora

Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight

Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight (Photo Via Sephora)
Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight (Photo Via Sephora)

This highlight offers a soft, luminous finish that will give your face the perfect "lit from within" look.

$29 at Sephora

Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint. Image via Sephora.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint. Image via Sephora.

This is a lightweight tinted moisturizer that can be built up to your desired coverage.

$42 at Sephora

MAKEUP BY MARIO SoftSculpt Shaping Stick 

MAKEUP BY MARIO SoftSculpt® Shaping Stick (Photo Via Sephora)
MAKEUP BY MARIO SoftSculpt® Shaping Stick (Photo Via Sephora)

This is a must-have for adding definition to the face because it's creamy and blends effortlessly.

$35 at Sephora

ILIA Multi-Stick Cream Blush + Lip Tint

ILIA Multi-Stick Cream Blush + Lip Tint (Photo via Sephora)
ILIA Multi-Stick Cream Blush + Lip Tint (Photo via Sephora)

When it comes to blush, this will help add the perfect wash of luminous, dewy colour to the cheeks.

$45 at Sephora

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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