April 24, 2024

I’ve tried the TikTok-approved foundation shade match hack

There’s no better pastime than testing out the coolest new skincare/makeup/hair trends and snazzy innovations in beauty tech from the comfort of your own home. That said, there’s nothing more frustrating than spending upwards of £100 on a new at-home facial system or snazzy pair of hair straighteners, only to find out they don’t *actually* work.

Enter: GLAMOUR Tries, the weekly Instagram series which sees GLAMOUR editors do all of the time-consuming (and expensive) work for you.

Yep, we’ve been busy trying out all of the wacky and wonderful beauty crazes to take the internet (read: TikTok) by storm – from the YSL lipstick printer to Il Makiage’s iconic foundation and even the viral Hair Bedazzler tool from Amazon. These are the products every influencer/Gen-Z beauty sleuth/beauty editor is talking about on the internet – but that you want to be sure about before parting with your money.

Thanks to GLAMOUR Tries, you won’t need to waste your hard-earned pennies on testing these innovations yourself. We’re getting in there first, giving you the lowdown and ensuring you invest in products that genuinely work.

And this week, I’m trying out the viral foundation hack that’s been all over my TikTok feed. The gist is simple: if you happen to accidentally purchase foundation that’s too dark or too light for your skin tone, all you need to do is strategically place concealer and contour in order to make it match your complexion.

To demonstrate how easy and effective the trick is, I’m applying foundation that’s darker in shade on the right side of my face and one that is a little bit too light for my taste on the left side of my face. In this case, I’m using the Il Makiage Woke Up Like This Flawless Base Foundation, the Bobbi Brown Skin Full Cover Concealer and the Huda Beauty Tantour Contour & Bronzer Cream.

Il Makiage Woke Up Like This Foundation

Bobbi Brown Skin Full Cover Concealer

Huda Beauty Tantour Contour & Bronzer Cream

For the side of my face that has the darker shade of foundation on, I’m applying the lightest shade of concealer that I own to my under-eyes, on the bridge of my nose, cupid’s bow and my chin. As for the darker side, I’m placing my cream contour as I would normally – underneath my cheekbones, on the sides of my nose, along my jawline and on the sides of my forehead. Next, I’m blending everything out using a damp makeup sponge.

When I was done blending and applying the rest of my makeup, I could hardly notice the difference between the two sides. In fact, I doubt that anyone can tell that originally, I used two completely different shades of foundation. I was genuinely impressed by the end-result and can confidently say that I’ll be using this hack in the future.

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