TikTok Made Us Buy It: Drugstore Edition (Under $11)

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Can we all agree that TikTok glowed TF up? What started as a dance stage is now the world’s biggest beauty forum. You’ll see us scrolling it daily, scanning EVERY product with the #viral hashtag to bring you the hottest new deals. We’ve picked out the best budget buys with a gazillion product testimonials to back up their claims, so rest assured they’re all TikTok-tried-loved-obsessed.

1. For Root Touch Ups & Faux Freckles: L’Oréal Root Cover Up, $11

@_ayshabegum_ IB: @Натали root spray as faux freckles #fauxfreckles #lorealrootspray #frecklehack #beautytips ♬ original sound – Aysha

Be it covering your roots, grey strands, or even thinning patches, 50,000 Amazon shoppers testify that L’Oréal Root Cover Up, $11, will help you fake the appearance of a fuller, thicker hairline in seconds.

With that said, that’s not exactly why TikTok’s talking about it RN. The root spray is *officially* being repurposed as THE tool to fake freckles in three seconds flat. If you’re wondering why, its aerosol packaging is what’s special here – it spritzes a light mist evenly all over your face to create the illusion of natural freckles in seconds.

If you’re thinking what we were thinking when we saw this – is spraying a hair product on your skin safe?! – that’s why we recommend doing a patch test on your hand or neck first to determine if your skin will react. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend swerving this all together, but do proceed with caution if you decide to give this a go. If you don’t experience an allergic reaction, follow with a demo run on a piece of paper to nail the application technique. Be sure to gently spritz while holding it at arm’s length to avoid any blotchy patches.

2. For Oily Skin: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Oil Control Serum, $7

@kioshiesthetics Using The #ordinary #niacinamideserum Comment Below What Products You Would Like to See Next! #skincaretiktoks #skincareroutine #bayarea ♬ Back to the Streets (feat. Jhené Aiko) – Saweetie

This potent serum is anything but ordinary. In fact, it mixes a high concentration of niacinamide and 1% zinc to balance sebum levels, minimize the appearance of pores, and brighten your skin. Its silky texture makes it easy to apply and even easier for your skin to absorb for transformative results. Simply pat two to three drops into your skin morning and night to hydrate, soothe, and brighten.

3. For DIY Nail Qweens: KISS Simple Pleasure imPRESS Bare But Better Press-On Manicure, $10

@missalanablack @kissproducts don’t ever get rid of these PLEASE 😍 #kissnails #pressons #pressonnailstutorial #kissnailsgel ♬ 9am in calabasas – theplutoaudios

KISS is really out here changing the DIY-nail game. Their collection offers countless ready-to-go press ons that span from bright hues to monochrome, oh, and in every size possible. TikTok is currently obsessing over this minimal nude set which includes a prep pad, a mini nail file, a manicure stick, and 30 nails. That totals to THREE manicures when you CBA to book an appointment but still want your nails to look fire.

4. For Quick Concealing: NYX Professional Makeup Can’t Stop Won’t Stop 24HR Full Coverage Matte Concealer, $10

@nyxcosmetics We #CantStopWontStop 🙌 use our favorite concealer 3 ways : Conceals, Contours & Correct! #nyxcosmetics #concealer #ProArtist @beccalynz_mua ♬ original sound – NYX Cosmetics

If TikTok curated a list of pros for this vegan formula, its versatility would undoubtedly be number one. The lightweight concealer is practically an all-around star that brightens your undereye, conceals blemishes, and even helps snatch and sculpt. Plus, it blends like a dream and dries down to a matte finish that doesn’t budge. The formula comes in 24 shades, so technically, if you wanted you could get a concealer AND a contour for just $20!

5. For Stained Lips: e.l.f. Cosmetics Glossy Lip Stain, $6

@pinkanxietyy trying the elf glossy lip stain n i see the hype!!!😻 @elfyeah #elfcosmetics #elf #makeup #makeuprecomendation #lipstain #glam #haul #elflipstain #viral ♬ Choking on Flowers – Fox Academy

Wanna make your lips look AHHHMAZINGLY juicy and perfectly stained? Experiment with any of the eight shades of e.l.f. Cosmetics’ Glossy Lip Stain, $6, and you’ll get there in seconds. Its light texture drenches your lips in pigment and dries down to a subtle shine. We’ve also seen TikTokers blot away the gloss to reveal a beautiful, tinted sheen, and we love both looks!

There’s no end to TikTok’s ingenious tricks – here’s a crazy lip hack that’s definitely worth trying out.

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