8 Viral & Trending Makeup Hacks You Need to Try

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I’m going to be testing out some of the craziest viral makeup hacks! I've seen these hacks on TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube, so I wanted to try them all out together.

If you want to see me do my full face of makeup using these DIY makeup hacks and beauty tricks, then keep reading.

Tools and materials:

  • Eyeshadow
  • Assorted makeup brushes
  • Micellar water
  • Q-tip
  • Foundation
  • Spoon
  • Concealer
  • Beauty blender 
  • Tape
  • Liquid lipstick
  • Concealer
  • Lip liner
  • Mascara
Applying eyeshadow to eyebrows

1. Eyebrow makeup hack

This TikTok makeup hack is all about getting perfectly shaped eyebrows. Start by taking an eyeshadow and press that all over your brows.

You do not need to be neat because the next step is where you’ll quickly create some awesome crisp lines. 

Using a q-tip to clean up the lines

Soak a q-tip in micellar water and clean up the lines to get your desired shape. 

Brow makeup hack results

My brows look pretty natural! If you have a hard time getting your brows even, you should try this makeup hack! 

Applying foundation to the face

2. Foundation makeup hack

Ok, this spoon makeup hack is all over social media and I need to try it myself! Basically, apply foundation to your face, as shown. 

Using a spoon to blend foundation

Then, blend it out with the backside of a clean spoon! It feels nice since the spoon is cold. 

Spoon makeup hack

Since the spoon doesn't absorb the product, you can wipe the excess on your forehead. Unfortunately, the spoon does not help with the blending, and I think this makeup hack is a big fail! My beauty blender did a better job at this. 

Concealer makeup hack

3. Concealer makeup hack

The next hack is to apply concealer around your eyes in the shape of glasses. 

Blending out the concealer with a makeup sponge

Blend it out using your makeup sponge. 

Results of the concealer makeup hack

I must say, this eye makeup hack definitely works! Applying a highlighter on your eyelids also makes sense as it acts as a primer.

Also, my whole eye area is super highlighted and gives me a spotlight effect. 

Applying tape to the face

4. Eyeliner makeup hack

The next TikTok hack is super weird! Take a tape and place it across your nose, with the ends going across your eye’s outer corners. Yes, I look like a pig right now! 

Applying tape over the eyes

Next, place some tape on top of your eyelids so that the corners have a winged shape. 

Applying black eyeshadow to create a wing

Apply black eyeshadow across the corner of your eyelids and all the way in. 

Removing the tape

Then, remove the tape gently and slowly. 

Results of the tape makeup hack

Eye makeup hacks

I messed mine up a little, but as far as the wing goes, it looks pretty damn good! However, I think this eye makeup hack is not worth the hard work and effort. 

Easy eye makeup hacks

5. Eyeshadow makeup hack

This makeup hack is said to give a beautiful gradient eyeshadow look. Apply various colored eyeshadows across your lid, starting from lightest to darkest. You can do a small stripe of each one.

Blending eyeshadow colors together

Then, start blending the colors from the inner corner out. 

Contouring the eye area

Go over and contour the eye area. 

Results of the eyeshadow makeup hack

I really liked how this eye makeup hack turned out; it really gives off a beautiful gradient finish. You do need to practice a few times and play around with the placements of the eyeshadows. 

Mascara makeup hack

6. Mascara makeup hack

For this hack, simply curl your lashes and apply mascara on the tip of your lashes with the wand's tip. 

Wiggling the mascara

Then, go ahead and apply mascara with a wiggle motion. 

Before and after mascara makeup hack results

It looks super voluminous, and that I have thick lashes! The right side is how I’d normally do my mascara. Can you see the difference?

Mixing lipstick with foundation

7. Blush makeup hack

If you want a cream-based blush with a specific tone, you can mix your own with this trendy TikTok makeup hack.

All you need to do is add some concealer to the back of your hand with lipstick. Then, mix them together. 

Applying the DIY cream blush to the cheeks

Apply this to the apples of your cheeks. 

Blending out the blush with a beauty blender

Blend it out with your beauty blender. 

Results of the blush makeup hack

I really love this makeup hack, it works well. It’s pretty blendable since it’s mixed in with concealer. It’s so pretty and adds a touch of sheen to my cheeks. What do you guys think?

How to overline lips

8. Lip makeup hack

If you want a full lip effect, then you have to try this out. Place your lips together and outline your lips. 

Filling in lips with lip pencil

Now, fill in your lips with the same lip pencil. 

Lip makeup hack

It looks really full and may even come across as lip fillers. This hack is too exaggerated for my liking, but the shape looks good and gives off a pouty vibe. You can adjust this hack by not overdrawing all the way up. 

Makeup hacks for beginners

Makeup hacks tutorial

I really hope you enjoyed all these makeup hacks! Most were pretty successful and it's always fun to discover new ways to do makeup.

Do you have any crazy makeup tips and tricks that you swear by? Share them in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Eyeshadow
  • Assorted makeup brushes
  • Micellar water
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  • Mary beth Taus Mary beth Taus on May 20, 2022

    Loved all the hacks but the blush and eyeshadow hack were my favorite. Thank you.