You’re likely to have scrolled through TikTok, and bought a few essential beauty products and makeup that have gone viral. It can be hard to know what products are worth your money when new products keep appearing at the top of your “for me” page almost every day. We decided to do our research and find out the truth behind these products. We spoke with Mikayla Nogueira (a makeup artist who has more than 5 million followers on TikTok), to find out the truth about viral products that are worth your money.
Warning: Glow Recipe Dew Drops will sell quickly so make sure you get them before they go out of stock.
e.l.f Cosmetics Mint Melt Cooling Face Primer
Price – $8
This foundation and makeup primer are strong enough to hold foundation in place. Nogueira says, “Elf Mint Melt is easily my favorite gripping primer and the delicious smell and luxurious cooling effect draw people in.” You can apply a thin layer on your face of primer before you move onto foundation, concealer and powder. It will amaze you how smoothly each product blends together.
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush
Price – $20
The most dense liquid blush will instantly contour your cheeks and add color to them. Apply a small amount of the product to the apples of your cheeks. Blend quickly with a blush brush or your fingers or a makeup sponge until you are satisfied. Nogueira commends the liquid blush.
Dr. Jart Cicapair TigerGrass Color Correction Treatment
Price – $52
This primer can be used to correct uneven skin tone or redness. Use a small amount of the cream to massage your face. Once it has cooled, apply it to the skin and let it settle before applying makeup. Your skin will look even and glowing. It is a lifesaver if you have rosacea or excess redness.
Amazon Lip Plumper Set
Price – $14
Amazon’s plumping duo sets will give you fuller lips without filler. Nogueira says, “I have literally used this plumping product every day since I bought it.” Let the plumper dry on your lips. The tingling sensation will be felt almost immediately. Follow up with a moisturizing coat of lip oil.
Maybelline Lash Sensational High Mascara
Price – $12
This mascara will transform your lashes from the shortest to the thickest and most volumized ever. You can apply 1-3 coats depending on the length of your own lashes. Between coats, let them dry for a few seconds. You will be amazed at how dramatically different your lashes look.
L’Oreal Paris Sublime bronze Self-Tanning Facial Drops
Price – $17
It’s never been easier or more natural to tan. These drops give you gradual color, even for people who have never tried self-tanners. Before you go to bed, mix a few drops of the tanning drops with your serum or moisturizer. Let everything dry completely. You will wake up with glowing, bronzy and dewy skin.
e.l.f Cosmetics Camo CC Cream
Price – $14
For those who are looking for a lighter foundation, this CC cream provides flawless coverage with no heaviness. Use a foundation brush to apply it to the skin in small sections. You can add more coverage as you need it.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze Style Wax
Price – $23
This strong-hold eyebrow gel by Anastasia Beverly Hills gives you the appearance of laminated eyebrows. You can apply the clear gel by using a spoolie to reach the eyebrows. Make sure you brush the hairs upwardly and allow it to dry for a few seconds before applying the second coat. You can also apply the gel to the hair in a backward movement to make sure each hair is covered. Or, brush the brows with the gel and then go back up to create thicker eyebrows. Nogueira’s top recommendation for this product is “I really like this product because it’s light and gets the job done.”
Beauty Creations Eyeshadow Primer
Price – $4
This primer can be used to enhance the appearance of eyeshadows. This primer comes in a variety of colors, and can be used with any eyeshadow look that you want to create. Nogueira said, “I love using Beauty Creations eye primers whenever I’m doing a bold, vibrant look and want my colored shadows really stand out.” Apply the eye primer in the closest match to your chosen eyeshadow color and blend it onto the lids. Eye makeup remains in place throughout the day and night, without creases.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Dew Drops Niacinamide
Price – $34
These dew drops will give your skin a serious glow before you apply makeup. These drops are a favorite of Nogueira: “The Glow Recipe Dew Drops are a daily staple for my skin. I use all of their products every morning, but the Dew Drops are my favorite before I apply my primer. These products are wonderful and the scent is amazing! Apply to your skin before applying makeup. Watch your skin glow!”