This TikTok Foundation Hack Will Completely Change your Beauty Routine

The geniuses on TikTok have come up with yet another inventive approach to beauty. This time, it's in the form of a makeup hack that suggests you put all of your base products on in reverse order. The trick started making its way around the app in late February thanks to a user by the name of Jarida, or @ridaaaamat.

"Change your whole routine and try this instead," she says in her video, which has been watched more than 2.7 million times. She goes on to demonstrate how she applies her base: After moisturizing, she uses a fluffy brush to dab on a light layer of translucent powder. Then she mists her face with setting spray, lets it dry, and follows it up with face primer. She tops everything off with foundation, and that's that.

It goes against just about every single beauty tip we've ever learned, but Jarida swears it's low-key magical. "Just see what happens and how amazing your fucking makeup is going to look," she raves in the video. "It's going to stay on 24/7, and it's not going to crease." She goes on to claim that although she only discovered this trick recently, it's not a new one. And she's right.

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New York City-based makeup artist Tommy says this technique has been around for years. "How old it is, I'm not sure," he explains. "But basically, the layering of powder, spray, primer, and foundation helps to 'seal' the skin underneath, to control shine and smooth texture, and 'reinforce' the layers on top."

Fellow makeup artist Yvonne Macinnis says she's also seen this technique plenty of times over the years. "I have seen an application technique similar to this when working in stage makeup, for dancers, or even in Bollywood films, where the actors or dancers need a full-coverage foundation that can be sweat through and won't move," she recalls.

Tommy isn't a huge fan of the method, but he encourages everyone to try all beauty-related things at least once. Macinnis adds that beauty choices come down to the user's personal preference, so there's no predicting how effective this might be for any individual.

Deenihan wouldn't recommend applying your foundation this way if you've got dry skin like hers. And Tommy agrees: "I’d be hard-pressed to recommend this to someone whose skin is dehydrated, flake- or fade-prone," he says. He and Macinnis agree, however, that everyone has their personal preference and theirs simply aren't a match for the finish this technique provides.

"For someone trying to achieve a medium or sheer finish with their complexion, I would avoid this technique," says Macinnis. And I'd have to agree. If a glossy finish is also your style, this layering technique probably won't work for you. But if you can't resist a full-coverage beat and have skin that's on the oilier side, there's a good chance you'll like it.

TikTok's viral foundation trick isn't for everyone, but there's no harm in trying it to see what happens. Just make sure to moisturize really well at the end of the night.

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