I Tried a TikTok Hack for a Gorgeous Smoky Eye — Here’s What HappenedOctober 06, 2021
I gotta be honest, I spend a little more time than I’d like to admit scrolling through TikTok — but it’s hard not to get lost in the app when there’s a new, interesting beauty hack that goes viral every day. At this point, I feel like it’s my personal duty to try these wild makeup hacks — like turning lipstick into a lip tint — to see if they actually work (spoiler alert: half the time they don’t). The latest video I found consists of applying eyeshadow in vertical stripes, which may sound like a blending nightmare, but according to the videos, results in a gorgeous smoky eye look.
To test this trick, you’ll need an eyeshadow palette that offers a good array of complementary shades, like the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette in Phoenix, to create an ombre gradient. I chose to use this palette because of the varying warm red, brown and gold shades that are very pigmented but also super blendable.