Applying the burnt-almond liner proved to be the most challenging aspect out of every TikTok trend that I tried. Although lighting the almond was very easy, I found that the trick worked the best right after the tip of the almond was burned. The problem with that is when you light the almond, the tip remains hot for a few seconds, so running it across your eye is pretty dangerous and extremely warm. Another challenge I faced was getting the knot in my shirt to stay in place. Although the knot looked good at first, I had a hard time keeping the strands from looping back out and leaving me with a wrinkled-looking shirt.
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved the look of my makeup after using a frozen beauty blender. Not only did my foundation look even, but the rest of my makeup looked much smoother, and I was able to more clearly see the color of my blush and highlighter.
How did you feel afterward? What types of changes did you notice?
The only change I noticed was that my skin started to have a bad reaction to the lube. After three days of using the product as a primer, my face began to break out on my forehead and lower right jawline.
What did you like about it?
I really loved how natural my makeup began to look after freezing my beauty blender. Although I was definitely wearing makeup, I felt like my face looked more natural and I was able to blend everything in much better than before.
What did you dislike?
Although I loved how effortless my smoky eyeliner looked, I was not a fan of tracing something hot across my eyelid a few times in order to get the result. I also was disappointed that the lube didn’t help my makeup stay on longer. I wasn’t looking forward to using lube all over my face to begin with, but I was hoping that I would notice somewhat of a difference in my makeup.
Would you try it again?
I definitely plan to keep using the frozen-beauty-blender trend, but I think I’ll stay away from the other three. While I really wish that the shirt-tie hack worked, I ended up being more annoyed with having to constantly fix my shirt.
Any advice for anyone who’s thinking about trying it?
For anyone who’s looking for a way to make their makeup look effortless, I would 100% suggest trying the frozen-beauty-blender trick. I would suggest buying a few beauty blenders at a time and freezing them all at once so you’re not rushing to the freezer a few hours before a big night out!