Beauty trends on Tiktok: the weirdest skincare, hair and makeup fads of 2021
In 2021, TikTok – the video platform with an experience of catapulting cosmetics so successful they stay sold for weeks on end – was inundated with weird, wonderful, and downright skin-care tips and beauty tips. strange.
A dizzying mix of hairstyles, slimy creatures, and theatrical makeup, here are some of the weirdest TikTok beauty fashions of the year.
Beauty trends on the app have taken an often unexpected turn. Credit: Abby Roberts, Ameliaolivia09, Blinkaria
It became clear as early as 2021 that masks were going nowhere.
The nose remained hidden in many situations: covered with tissue when traveling on public transport and during errands. Some more than others seemed to have missed this central facial feature: point out the meteoric rise in blush.
Dabbing or applying hot pink blush to the base of your nose was a makeup trend that no one could have predicted. It all started on TikTok as part of the app’s E-Girl look – an internet subculture characterized by thick eyeliner, thick eyebrows, and usually a heart-shaped fake freckle.
But this year the blush has entered the mainstream – the hashtag has more over 850,000 views – as a growing number of TikTokers have reached levels of Rudolf pigmentation on the tip of their nose.
‘Squid Game’ makeup
A dystopian drama filled with blood, sweat and masks may not seem like a natural source of beauty inspiration, but Netflix’s surprise hit “Squid Game” – about a competition in which players compete in children’s games with life and death issues – – removed it.
Of course, the terrifying Red Light doll, Green Light from the series was also a popular Halloween costume choice for stars such as Blackpink’s Lisa, who completed the look with larger-than-life drawn eyes and pigtails.
Rather than the dewy, youthful glow once popular on social media, Gen Z began to champion carefully constructed eye bags painted in bronzer or eye shadow.
However, some of them hunted down a very specific type of pocket form under the eyes known as âaegyosalâ in South Korea. Roughly translating as “cute fat,” aegyosal is a puffy eye bag that, according to K-Beauty’s website Soko Glam, helps you “look younger and your eyes more cheerful and inviting.”
On TikTok, a popular filter known as âBelleâ – which layers aegyosal on users’ faces – has also done the trick, creating a buzz to defend an Asian beauty standard, as opposed to a Western standard.
From DIY home tips to smart editing software, the app has given beauty new meaning. Credit: Courtneeypark, Chloewolchock, Audreyvictoria_
Lubricant as a primer
It’s not unusual for TikTokers to turn to random objects in the name of a beauty hack, but the lube is perhaps one of the most unexpected.
According to YouTuber Grwady, the lubricant helps create a “smooth, fine texture” on your skin.
Rice water hair tips
Most people usually throw out the water after they finish washing their rice. But some savvy social media users started fermenting and bottling the milky liquid instead.
Snail mucin – the viscous, protein-rich secretion that comes from the mucous glands of a snail – has long been a popular ingredient in K-beauty for its glow-inducing qualities.
But users have found a cheaper way to get their hands on this beautified substance: straight from the snail.
Some TikTokkers have started putting snails directly on their face and letting them progress across the surface, before massaging the glistening trail into their skin. Many have realized that their giant African snails can serve as a home beauty treatment, while others have rolled up their sleeves and harvested ordinary garden snails.
Collette’s round mouth is still gaping in terror, only now has it been plumped up by scarlet red lipstick. The disconnect between the context (âHereditaryâ is a horror movie) and the altered subject (Collette looks like a digital influencer) was what caused the original meme to spread like wildfire.