20 TikTok Beauty Hacks That Are Total Gamechangers

Oh, TikTok, what would we do without you? Whether it’s helping to extend our procrastination, entertain us between tasks, or help us choose what to make for dinner, TikTok has changed the lives of most millennials and gen Zs. 

But if, like us, you’re a beauty obsessive, you’ll know TikTok’s biggest impact has been on our beauty hauls and routines. From viral products to game changing hacks, TikTok has changed the way we get ready in the morning and how we get down at night. So, like a best friend DMing you their favourite videos, we’ve rounded up 20 of our favourite beauty hacks. Enjoy! 

THE MANY USES OF GLYCOLIC ACID

Who knew there are so many uses for glycolic acid? Actually, we did, and you can read our article on the unexpected ways to use glycolic acid here. From tidying messy tan to smoothing feet, TikTok and glycolic acid are a match made in internet heaven 🙌

THAT HAIR CLAW HACK

The hair claw has made a huge comeback courtesy of TikTok. Now we all know how a) to actually use one and b) how to use one like that girl. 

CUTTING SHEET MASKS TO SIZE

Never suffer from a slipping sheet mask while you’re trying to multi-task ever again. Just snip it to shape and away you go. 

CONTOUR BUT MAKE IT ART

Contouring hacks are to TikTok what inspirational quotes are to Instagram, and we’re cool with that. Especially when the contouring hack is this satisfying to watch 💆‍♀️

FAKE TAN AS CONTOUR

Imagine your contour staying put for days and days, without touch-ups and transfer. This is 2022, and that is a reality, just follow the fake tan as contour hack. 

FALSE TAN FRECKLES

It’s nearly summer which means it’s nearly times for faux freckles. And yet again, false tan saves the day. 

THE PERFECT NOSE CONTOUR

Since we were introduced to contour back in 2013, we’ve always struggled with getting the nose just right. Enter: TikTok and a pair of tweezers. 

EASY CURLS

Effortless bouncy curls once took at least half an hour to perfect, but this genius has the hack that will create that just blown-out and styled look in less than five minutes. 

DRYER SHEETS VS STATIC HAIR

Do you plan your hair washes around your plans? Everyone knows freshly washed hair can be a pain to style because of the static. Turns out, all we need to do is grab a dryer sheet at voila. 

FLOSS YOUR HAIR

The perfect low ponytail deserves a slick parting and smooth finish. Put down the hairspray and reach for the dental floss. 

MORE CONTOUR HACKS

Look, if NikkieTutorials approves this hack, then we all approve this hack. Plus, it seems to be easiest of the contouring hacks out there, with gorg results. 

CUT THE PERFECT CREASE

If you’ve still not mastered cutting the perfect crease, then there’s a hack for that. Just haul yourself an eyelash curler and be on your way. 

*THAT FRENCH MANICURE HACK*

This could be the most genius nail hack out there, especially because it’s basically fool proof. Fresh manis in less than ten minutes? Yes please. 

ESSENTIAL ORGANISING

TikTok is the home of organisation. But we’re less interested in the fridge organising and more interest in colour coding our skincare and makeup. It really gets your heart racing, doesn’t it? 😍

THE MAGIC OF CREAM BLUSHER

Cream blusher, cream bronzer, cream eyeshadow, cream is really having a moment right now. Especially when they can transform a look like this. 

THE PERFECT MESSY BUN

Remember when we used to thing messy buns were messy by name and messy by nature? TikTok really dispelled that myth. 

SETTING YOUR BLENDER

A few spritzes of setting spray goes a long way in setting your makeup, but it turns out, we’ve been spritzing the wrong place all this time. Get misting those tools asap. 

THE PRE-MAKEUP ROUTINE

All beauty obsessives know great makeup starts with the prep, but this hack is a whole new world of prep. 

THE EYE DE-PUFF

Late night? No worries! This hack is all you need to look wide awake. 

AND OF COURSE, SLUGGING

Ahhh, slugging. Thank you for helping our skin through the depths of winter and keeping us looking dewy and fresh. Wanna learn more about this K-beauty trend? We have an article for that.