The TikTok algorithm knows that I love beauty. In fact, the app has quickly become the main place I find product recommendations, easy-to-reproduce tutorials, and helpful and practical beauty tips.
Of course, not all hacks live up to the hype – there’s no shortage of beauty content on the app, after all – but over the past few months I’ve tried and loved three TikTok beauty trends so much that I feel morally obligated to share them.
So here they are: my favorite skin, makeup, and hair tips straight from TikTok.
The skincare routine that keeps me from over-exfoliating
If you haven’t heard of the skin cycle, the skincare routine created by New York-based dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe, let me introduce you. The evening routine involves “cycling” different skincare products over four nights to ensure your skin stays hydrated and never over-exfoliates.
On the first night of the skin cycle, Dr. Bowe recommends applying a chemical exfoliant, followed by a retinoid product on the second night, then giving your skin two nights to recover with an emphasis on nourishment and cleansing. hydration of the skin.
Skin cycling for beginners: how to start. And how to layer with Bowe Glowe #skincycling #thatboweglow #dermatologist #skintok
♬ original sound – Dr. Whitney Bowe
As someone hyper aware of damaging their skin barrier, this four-day routine allows me to use a chemical exfoliator and a retinoid (which I know are very important for my 31-year-old face) without overdoing it. . On recovery nights, I apply products with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and squalane, as recommended by Dr. Bowe, and I do hydrating face masks.
After a skin cycle of about a month, I definitely noticed a difference in my skin and found my evening routine much more manageable. You can buy perfect skin cycle products from the links below.
Swipeys Go-To Exfoliator, $46. BUY NOW.
Sunday Riley A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum, $184. BUY NOW.
Mecca Cosmetica Mecca-morphosis Hydrating Revitalizing Mask, $54. BUY NOW.
The three makeup products that create the perfect skin base
If you’ve spent any time on BeautyTok, chances are you’ve seen this viral video claiming to know the secret to the flawless celebrity makeup base. According to the unverified makeup artist, the secret to the perfect base is a hydrating base, Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, and skin tone—not a foundation.
In the original TikTok, which has nearly 500,000 likes, designer Savannah Rae Collins applies all three products, using a wet beauty blender to combine the latter two.
The glow is crazy #makeuptips #makeuphacks #charlottetilbury #glowymakeup #naturalmakeup #redcarpet #fyp #foryoupage
♬ original sound – Savannah Rae Collins
While TikTok recommends Becca’s Backlight Primer, which is no longer available after the brand’s closure, and Elf Poreless Putty Primer as substitutes, other TikTokkers have replicated the look using a number of different products. Personally, I use Mecca Cosmetica Fresh Faced Hydrating Primer, as well as Flawless Filter and ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint, which comes in 30 different shades.
Ever since I first tried this hack, I kept repeating it almost every time I did my makeup. Primer helps everything stay put, and choosing a shade over foundation means my skin looks, well, like my skin, only better. Together, the three products provide some coverage, but more importantly, they create a glow that distracts from whatever is happening on your face that day.
You can purchase the three products I swear on via the links below.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, $65. BUY NOW.
ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40, $72. BUY NOW.
And the hack that made me even more obsessed with my Dyson Airwrap
As a recent Dyson Airwrap convert, I scoured TikTok for all the hacks promising to make the styler even better. If you’re not very familiar with the Airwrap, it’s kind of a do-it-all hair dryer and styler that makes you look like you just left the salon, whether you’re going for bouncy curls, beachy waves or just want every strand sleek and free of flyaways. This hack works to keep your Airwrap curls in place longer with the use of hairspray and a few bobby pins.
Although demonstrated on the original Multi-Styler (the latest version was released just a few months ago and includes new and improved attachments), it works exactly the same on any Airwrap. After blowing your curl with hot, then cold air, use the grooves in the attachment to gently slide a bobby pin into place.
Game Changing Airwrap Hair Hack!! #bad habits #airwrap #hack #fyp
♬ Bad Habits – Ed Sheeran
I usually use this trick when I’m getting ready for a night out. So, as recommended in the video, I dry and style my hair using the Airwrap, then let my curls set while I apply my makeup.
I have naturally fine hair and was really shocked at the volume and bounce of my hair after using the Airwrap. You can buy the latest Dyson Airwrap from the link below.