I tried TikTok's viral makeup blending hack — and here are my results

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I Tried TikTok's viral single-step makeup hack to see if it really works. Images via TikTok/_withsarah.
I Tried TikTok's viral makeup blending hack to see if it really works. Images via TikTok/_withsarah.

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Applying makeup is a tedious process for many, and I truly hate the process. Luckily, a viral makeup hack is making the rounds of TikTok — so I knew I had to try it out for myself. 

What is this miracle makeup hack?

While it may sound strange, this makeup hack involves applying all of your products on the face at the same time, and then blending it all together — the trick is to simply use liquid or cream-based formulas for your look.  

Instead of following the usual makeup routine of foundation, concealer, blush and contour, you apply these products on the desired areas of your face at once, and then use a setting spray and damp makeup sponge to seamlessly blend it all together.

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TikTok user Sarah Lapierre shared a video to demonstrate how this hack works.

Does it work?

I tried this hack very skeptically as I did not think this would work — but it did. I couldn't believe how I was able to achieve the same results as before (when I used each product step by step) in less than five minutes. The result: a quick, seamless look. 

I added foundation, concealer, bronzer, blush and highlighter all at one, and was quite surprised that even the highlighter managed to stay in place through all the blending. 

Marriska Fernandes tries the 5 minute makeup hack. Image via Marriska Fernandes
I tried the 5 minute TikTok makeup hack. Image via Marriska Fernandes

One important aspect to note aside from exclusively using liquid or cream formulas, is to make sure that you don't forget to apply the setting spray as it made a big difference when it came to blending. All you need to do is tap the sponge to blend instead of smoothing it out all over the face.

Want to achieve the same look? We have rounded up some of the top creamy and liquid-based products to help you achieve this seamless look in no time.

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Stay Vulnerable Melting Cream Blush

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Stay Vulnerable Melting Cream Blush. Image via Sephora
Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Stay Vulnerable Melting Cream Blush. Image via Sephora

This water-resistant blush is a non-greasy blend of weightless oils and spherical powders for a natural flush. The lightweight, liquid-like cream melts on contact and easily blends to a smooth finish.

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NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. Image via Sephora
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. Image via Sephora

This award-winning concealer lasts up to 16 hours, and masks imperfections, blurs the look of lines and wrinkles, and hides dark circles and signs of fatigue. A blend of botanical ingredients hydrates, reduces redness and helps skin retain moisture.

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NUDESTIX Nudies Matte Blush & Bronze

NUDESTIX Nudies Matte Blush & Bronze. Image via Spehora
NUDESTIX Nudies Matte Blush & Bronze. Image via Spehora

This long-wearing monochromatic nude multistick comes in a dual-ended tool, with soft colour balm on one side and a blending brush on the other for easy application. 

SHOP IT: Sephora, $38

Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Super Setter Pore-Minimizing Setting Spray

Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Super Setter Pore-Minimizing Setting Spray. Image via Sephora
Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Super Setter Pore-Minimizing Setting Spray. Image via Sephora

This multitasking setting spray locks on makeup for up to 16 hours and visibly blurs pores for a flawless look. It will help setting the makeup on the face to allow for easy blending later. 

SHOP IT: Sephora, $43

beautyblender Makeup Sponge

beautyblender Makeup Sponge. Image via Sephora
beautyblender Makeup Sponge. Image via Sephora

This top-selling makeup sponge is ultra soft and seamlessly blends product for an easy application and flawless, skin-like finish.

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Sephora Collection Best Skin Ever Liquid Foundation

Sephora Collection Best Skin Ever Liquid Foundation. Image via Sephora
Sephora Collection Best Skin Ever Liquid Foundation. Image via Sephora

A medium-coverage, natural-finish foundation that hydrates skin for up to 12 hours and is infused with skincare benefits. It delivers a second-skin effect with more radiance. 

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