By now, you’ve heard this story one too many times: I downloaded TikTok as a joke (or, in my case for research) and now I can’t stop scrolling through the app. Sure, I may not be actively participating in the countless challenges and may not identify as an e-girl or a VSCO girl, but I gobble up the under one-minute videos on my "For You" page for longer than I'd ever care to admit.
Now, if TikTok is still a foreign concept to you, let me break down the "For You" page concept really quickly. It’s basically like the "Discover" page on Instagram. Once you login to your account, TikTok serves you videos catered to your interests and the type of content you interact with. With several hashtags racking up more than a billion views, TikTok might not have influenced me to purchase a puka shell necklace but it has successfully convinced me I need certain beauty products. Nine to be exact.
As TikTok becomes the latest destination for brands to expand their marketing tactics, creating challenges and promoting ads, it was only about time users like you and me would be influenced into consuming products you most likely do not need. However, when it comes to these, there were no ads involved.
No matter how much my "For You" page fluctuates, these keep popping up with glowing reviews from their users. Plus, they’re extremely practical and budget-friendly. Starting from $9 and under $20, I’m actually excited to add these to my beauty routines. So, expect review posts, and pronto! And as I keep using TikTok, I'll keep updating this article with other products that have raving reviews.
This solution might make your face look like you're filming a horror story, but it has soaring reviews on TikTok. Users state it's great for acne scars, for evening out skin tone, and improving skin texture. But the biggest reason why it's popping all over your FYP is because it's just so affordable! If you decide to cop don't just do it for the TikTok and read how to use it accordingly. Exfoliating is great but in moderation. And, an important note: because of its AHA 30% + BHA 2% composition, after using this your skin will be sensitive so make sure you always follow up with SPF!
Essence Kiss The Black Sheep Lipstick
According to a marketing representative of Essence, after this TikTok blew up the beauty brand saw a 10x sale increase. The power of teens!
Urban Skin Rx Even Tone Cleansing Bar
Though I don’t suffer from acne, I do get hormonal pimples every month, which I tackle using Zitsticka and religiously double cleansing my face with Then I Met You’s Cleansing Duo. However, I still feel like I need something extra to really tackle them on time and not pick at them until I make them worse (I’m an expert at doing that) and this cleansing bar from Urban Skin Rx seems right up that alley. It's allegedly perfect for all skin types and under $15, what else would you expect from an Acne Award wining-brand?
Kiss Impress Press-On Nails
Since nail salons are shut down due to COVID-19, it's no surprise TikTokers are looking into alternatives to keep their manis looking great. I for one can't wait to try these out because I have little to no patience when it comes to painting my own nails. The only downside is that my nails are tiny so I might have to trim these down but it doesn't seem like it will anything too grave when you consider the variety of color combos and designs you get with these press-on nails.
L'Oréal Paris Makeup Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Liquid Longwear Foundation
If you're looking for a full coverage foundation that still has a lightweight formula, look no further. Whether you have sensitive skin or acne-prone skin, you can scroll through the L'Oréal Infallible tag on TikTok and you'll see just how good it looks on everybody. I'm not a foundation girl, but I just might pull the trigger with this product and have it ready anytime I need to beat my face.
Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush
By now, you should've noticed that Tiktok users love a product that makes your life easier. Whether it's cleaning your beauty blenders or leaving your face feeling brand new, leave it to them to find what you didn't know you needed in your life. This time around, it isn't something you put on your face but something that leaves your hair looking like it was treated by a professional. The only trick? It's under $60 and you can buy it on Amazon. Give it up to Revlon's One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush. It's so good, even our channel production manager gives it five out of five stars.
Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Lip Gloss
If you just want a good ol' lipgloss we suggest you stick with the Ulta Juice Infused Lip Oil below. However, if you aspire for plump lips that will have your followers think you pulled a Kylie Jenner, then try out this lip plumper from Too Faced. It plumps your lips in seconds, but don't take our word for it and look at the videos.
Ulta Juice Infused Lip Oil
By the end of 2019, I started giving lipglosses a chance. Now, for 2020, I want to become a lipgloss girl just like I was in middle school when I had an unhealthy amount of watermelon Lip Smackers. That being said, I was excited to add this Juice Infused Lip Oil from Ulta to my repertoire. Currently, Tower28’s lipgloss in Fire, tarte’s Sugar Rush Lip Sip Vegan Lip Oil in Cherrylipgloss, and Dior's Lip Glow Oil in 001 are my current faves, but my expectations were met. This lipgloss has the right amount of cool and pop.
DIY Disposable Face Masks
Elevate your at-home spa game with these DIY disposable face masks. However, don't go in blindly and do your research first before you start mixing products. You don't want to go viral on TikTok for all the wrong reasons.
Neogen Pore Mousse
Just like the Essence Kiss The Black Sheep Lipstic, Neogen Pore Mousse saw the power of TikTok when a video went viral and they sold out of all 1,000 units around 4 hours, according to a PR of the brand. Now, the video has around 2million views and the reviews keep coming. While some rave about it, some are skeptical. However, mine arrived this week and I'll be testing it out and updating this blurb with my thoughts. So, stay tuned!
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e.l.f. Cosmetics Poreless Putty Primer
This primer from e.l.f caught my eye as soon as one TikTok user revealed it's a dupe for Tatcha's Silk Canvas Primer. You mean we can get the same smooth, poreless effect for half the price? Count us in.
When it comes to applying makeup, I favor using my trusty fingers. Sure, I use Fenty’s Precision Concealer Brush here and there for pesky dark spots and Glossier's Detailer brush when I want to serve up a Euphoria-inspired eye look, but more often than not, I apply my foundation with my hands. However, after watching so many TikToks, I just might jump on the beauty blender bandwagon. From giving my hands a break and actually applying makeup like an adult to using old beauty blenders for curls (love a good TikTok hack), the possibilities are endless with these little sponges. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to buy the next beauty product...
Beauty Washing Machine
Look, I always wanted an Easy Bake Oven and I’m enthralled by those mini cooking videos on Instagram so it only makes sense that I would want a mini washing machine that will make cleaning my new beauty blenders that much easier — and fun. Sure, I might be biased for miniature objects but after seeing so many TikToks showing how well they work you bet I’m making a spot for this in my makeup vanity. And the best part? It’s under $15 and you can find it at Walmart, Urban Outfitters or Amazon.
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