We don't blame you if you've spent hours discovering the social media app that dominated the whole of 2020: Tiktok. A favourite of Gen Z (and though they may deny it, millennials too), the video-sharing social platform has billions of users and most recently made headlines again when it was revealed that its new CEO is a Singaporean.
But what's the draw of the app, you ask? How different is it from other social media platforms such as Facebook (anyone remembers what posting on a friend's wall was like?) and Instagram?
For starters, it's the perfect place to seek new trends and ideas depending on your interests—from beauty to cooking and more.
The beauty trends are aplenty and you may not know where to start. You have everyone from beauty aficionados sharing gua sha techniques to everyday content creators showing you a makeup hack you've never seen before—and their tips actually work.
We round up some of the best and most creative beauty trends that we found on the app and tried for ourselves. You'll want to try some of these out for yourself too.
Apply translucent powder after moisturiser
For a super smooth visage, switch things up a little when you’re applying your makeup base. After you moisturise, apply translucent powder all over and let it set with a few spritzes of setting spray. Once that dries, you'll want to put on some primer. Then, apply foundation as you normally would—and witness how incredibly flawless your complexion will look after.
The “Small Face Massage”
If it’s a K-beauty tip, you’ll definitely want to try it out for yourselves. Recommended by facialist to the stars Bae Eunjeong, this massage is short and simple. Start by massaging the ears from top to bottom, as if outlining the letter ‘C’. Do this for one minute before moving on to the face. You can prep the skin with some facial oil or cream and massage the outer cheekbones back and forth using just the palm of your hands. Finish by using the pointer, middle and ring finger to firmly massage the cheekbones. Repeat this on the other side of the face.
Use blusher to contour your face
Blusher doesn’t always have to stay on just the cheeks. Dot it under the eyes and on the centre of the nose for a sunkissed look or near the outer corner of the eyelids for a lifting effect. And don’t forget to blend!