TikTok has opened a world of beauty ideas to users from all parts of the world. Trying hacks like these can boost your self-confidence, simplify your daily regimen and keep you looking your best. This sharing of information and ideas benefits all of us in the end, particularly when it comes to making achievable beauty more accessible to everyone.
Thanks to the boredom we all suffered during the pandemic, the newest mainstream social media network's growth has boomed in the past several years. Launched internationally in 2017, TikTok expects to have over 1.8 billion users by the end of 2022. Because of its global exposure and highly engaging format, people cannot seem to get enough of TikTok influencers' tips, tricks and trends. Among the hottest shared tidbits are the latest beauty tips.
TikTok's algorithm uses advanced intelligence to track your interactions throughout the app, then using this AI to populate your For You Page, (FYP). This means that, if you interact often with beauty related posts, your FYP is quickly full of more beauty tips than you can possibly remember. So, we have checked out trend after trend to select the best ones for you to test when you have the time. Below are 10 TikTok beauty trends definitely worth trying.
1. The Clean Makeup Look
The clean makeup look dominated New York Fashion Week's runways in 2022, with designers like Carolina Herrera paying tribute to this take on the "no makeup makeup" look of the past several years. Clean makeup takes more effort than you might suspect, as shown by all of the steps involved in Darcey Angel's (@DarceyAngel) recommended routine. The focus of the clean makeup look is on healthy, glowing skin and blushing cheeks. When wearing the look, follow runway trends by pairing it with a shorter manicure.
2. The High Pony
Since Ancient Greece, the ponytail has been an on-trend hairstyle for women around the world. But since 2014, Ariana Grande has worn a high ponytail as her trademark look. Now, TikTok beauty fans are excited that Grande's celebrity hairstylist, Chris Appleton (@ChrisAppletonHair), has shared his tips for recreating the playful look. Use his tips to boost your pony and keep it looking great all day long.
3. The Sleek Low Ponytail
If a high ponytail is not the right look for you, you cannot go wrong with its best alternative. The low ponytail is made popular by stars like Kim Kardashian and demonstrated on TikTok by @BeautyTrend. Considered sophisticated and sleek, this is a style that is hot today and will never go out of fashion.
4. Hair Slugging
Of course, to achieve a special hairstyle your hair should be in its best shape. If you have frizzy or dry hair, try hair slugging. This TikTok nighttime beauty trend explored by Monique Rapier (@MoniqueMRapier) involves coating the hair in a deep conditioning treatment or hydrating oil, then wrapping it for sleep. By morning, your hair should shine in great health.
5. Skin Slugging
One simply cannot mention hair slugging without considering the original slugging for skin. This Korean beauty tradition plumps the skin, leaving it hydrated for a more youthful and glowing appearance. Found under the hashtag #slugging on TikTok, the method is particularly popular in winter to combat seasonal dryness. Much like hair slugging, the skin treatment involves massaging emollient-textured skincare products into the face and neck before sleep.
6. Douyin Blush
Another popular Korean beauty trend that has made its way to North America and the U.K. on TikTok is the Douyin blush technique. Tested on the platform by @Beauty.with.Cait, this new take on blush placement on the cheeks and eyelids may not be for everyone. But if you like it, the method provides a natural looking, clean finish with great dimension.
7. Skin Cycling
If your ideal skincare routine is still a mystery to you, licensed dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe (@DrWhitneyBowe) makes this process easier. She has dedicated her entire TikTok profile to skin cycling, the proper layering of products to achieve your best complexion. Now, her methods have taken off and a wide range of influencers are on TikTok to show their own skin cycling methods. Before you invest in multiple skincare products, check out #skincycling to understand what you really need to layer on your skin each day, every other day or once a week.
8. Laminated Brows
Eyebrows have been the focal point for makeup artists and beauty aficionados for the past decade, in particular. While big, full brows are still popular, the latest TikTok beauty trends point to a laminated effect, also called #soapbrows. Laminated brows use a sculpting and holding gel to provide a beautiful shape to the eyebrows, also locking each hair in place. An alternative to store-bought eyebrow gel is an eyebrow brush and a bar of soap or petroleum jelly.
9. Soft Contour
If you have little time each morning to make up your face, contouring is likely one aspect you sacrifice to get out of the door on time. But there are ways you can contour without such a big time investment. Megan Lavallie (@MeganLavallie), a TikTok makeup artist, shows how to achieve a beautiful contoured look with just one dab of product under each cheekbone. Many of today's most adoptable TikTok beauty trends, like this one, focus on a streamlined routine.
10. Heatless Hair Styling
In a throwback to World War II-era beauty, TikTok influencers' heatless hair styling methods are trending on the platform. But instead of using aluminum cans as was popular in past decades, today's #heatlesscurls fans simply use a couple of long socks for night-before styling. As part of this method, you wind hair around a sock, sleep, then wake to beautifully bouncy curls. All of this is achieved without losing sleep to hair curler discomfort.