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TikTok has taken over 2020, and amid the COVID crisis, it’s been the escapism we never knew we needed. While the app is most commonly associated with ASMR and dance challenges, it’s also a beauty lover’s gold mine – the creativity is overflowing and the trends are straight fire! Plus, there are hundreds of TikTok beauty hacks just waiting to be discovered. From the supermodel fave, the fox eye, to clever complexion hacks and dreamy cloudscapes, here are the TikTok makeup and beauty trends going viral RN.

1. Fox Eyes

@hayleybuixBronzy Model Look 🌞 ##makeuptutorial ##bronzymakeup ##modellook ##cateye ##foxeye ##powerofmakeup ##fyp♬ Originalton – hayleybuix

The fox eye look has been a supermodel favorite for the past two years but now thanks to TikTok it’s THE makeup look of 2020. And we understand TikTok’s obsession – it instantly snatches and lifts the eye, so needless to say, we’re in love!

Struggling to achieve the coveted makeup look? Simply search the term “fox eye,” on TikTok and you’ll be greeted with hundreds of tutorials breaking down the trend with helpful hacks and beginners tips. Failing that, read our step-by-step fox eye guide.

2. Fox Brows

@eldikamayI did not do this for it not to blow up 😰🥴 ##fyp ##xyzbca ##viral ##foryou ##foxbrows♬ Maniac – Conan Gray

The fox brow is a straight brow rather than angular and arched. To get this brow shape, many dedicated TikTok beauty lovers shaved off the tail of their brow and redrew them with a different, upwards angle using a brow pencil (as seen above).

However if you want to test this look, you can take the less risky option by concealing your brows instead. Here’s how:

How to create the fox brow: Fill in your brows as you usually would until you reach the arch.

Starting from the arch, use an Elmer’s glue stick (Beyonce’s MUA, Sir John’s, hack for grooming brows) to glue down the tail end of your brow. Next, use powder and a full coverage concealer to cover the hair, then set it with powder. Now you technically have half a brow and a blank canvas to work with.

Fill in the front end of your brow as usual, then when you get the arch, instead of drawing down, keep the brows straight – you will be drawing above your natural hair. Finish with a clear brow gel, pushing the brows upwards for a feathered finish.

@elizabeth_woshoHow I do fox brows 🦊 using lashes from my collection @hannahshaylashes on instagram worldwide shipping 💕##foryou ##fyp ##foryoupage ##xyzbca ##makeup♬ Tadow – Masego & FKJ

This tutorial perfectly demonstrates that shaving your brows isn’t necessary! A full-coverage concealer and a brow pomade are all you need to get the look!

3. Butterfly Makeup

@abbyrartistryif u guys use this tutorial to do ur own butterfly look please use ##fluttereye so i can see!♬ “Mooo!” – Doja Cat

Ever since Dubai-based MUA Sophie Katirai created her butterfly filter on Instagram, “Butterfly Pretty,” the world has been low-key obsessed. The filter gained a celebrity following almost overnight, with some of the world’s most famous faces snapping selfies with the blue butterfly detailing.

By the time the trend reached TikTok, instead of using the filter, followers began creating their own butterfly feel by drawing butterflies onto their faces with makeup, and the results are so cute!

@gabxxrielleButterfly filterrrR🦋♬ Hot Hands – Darius

We love how @gabxxrielle literally recreated the Instagram filter  – the details are next level!

4. Leopard Print Eyes

@makeupuffLeopard eyes 🔥( 🎥igcr@byjeannine) ##makeuptutorial ##makeupartist ##makeup ##foryou ##foryoupage ##makeupuff♬ Savage – Megan Thee Stallion

The debate among TikTok makeup addicts RN is: leopard or fox? While fox eye makeup undoubtedly snatches your face, leopard detailing is fierce AF. Plus, it makes for a killer selfie.

@angeldarbALEXA DEMIE LEOPARD PRINT EYE MAKEUP!! Tried my best to fit this into 10 seconds 😭😭😭 ##makeup ##samvisser ##euphoria ##alexademie ##maddie♬ juless – edits.a.r

Alexa Demie’s Euphoria makeup looks will forever be #makeupgoals, and this Alexa-inspired leopard eye does not disappoint!

5. Faux Freckles

@vivalapinkposhHow Old Are You ? 💜=10-14 💚15-18 💛18+ Comment Your Color Below ##fyp ##makeuptutorial ##freckles ##fauxfreckles ##beauty ##cutehair♬ Make You Mine – PUBLIC

Right now we’re struggling to remember what came first… The faux freckle trend or the famous Instagram filter? Regardless of its origin, faux freckles add a flirty feel to any makeup look and as you can see from the TikTok tutorials, they’re super easy to achieve. We’ve even seen makeup artists use fake tan instead of eyeshadow for a semi-permanent finish.

@xreyymuaaCute faux freckles tutorial 🙊 ##foryou ##fy ##makeup ##freckles♬ original sound – xreyymuaa

Faux freckles are the ultimate addition to a no-makeup makeup look.

6. Two-Toned Brows

@damn.davieTHANK YOU FOR 12K BABYYYY ❤️❤️❤️ ##fyp ##OwnTheCurve ##mua ##viral ##beauty ##makeup ##foryoupage ##musiclives♬ originalljud – _anna_lindholm_

While living in isolation, makeup artists are using beauty as a tool of self-expression, experimenting with color, pattern, and graphic lines. And the two-toned brow trend is a perfect example. We’re obsessed!

@abbyrartistrytwo-toned brows are a vibe😎 ib @damn.davie♬ Flatbed Freestyle – Playboi Carti – m_3dits

These electric green, two-toned brows are giving us Billie Eilish vibes, and we’re loving it!

7. Contour as Fake Tan

@brittanybearmakeupPermanent tan using self tanner ! ##diy ##makeuphack ##hack ##lifehack ##keepingbusy ##lifeathomequiz♬ original sound – brittanybearmakeup

If you’re favoring skincare as makeup RN but want to maintain a sculpted finish, this hack is the ultimate solution! However, we definitely recommend using a subtle tanning agent first to perfect your technique and avoid any tanning mishaps. In fact, we’d recommend the Amanda Harrington The Face Set 3-Step Tanning Method, $104, as it was specifically designed for contouring the face with self-tan so it’s less likely to break you out.

@rajyaatlurifirst time contouring with self-tanner! ##contour ##makeup ##selftanner ##faketan ##brown ##browngirl ##indian ##desi ##faketancontour ##tan♬ Roses – Imanbek Remix – SAINt JHN

This is proof that fake tan contour can be natural!

8. Cloud Makeup

@charlottelooksfeeling like an angel baddie 🧚🏻 ib @lexinsherwood♬ Nice to Meet Ya – Meghan Trainor

While the majority of the world is stuck inside daydreaming, TikTokers are using their imagination to construct cloud scenes and sunset scapes.

@mariasgoldenmakeupDaydreamin | ##makeupinspo @jaackemory ##fyp ##foryoupage ##cloudmakeup ##tutorial♬ all jokes – aesthetic.aud1os

As we mentioned before, creativity is literally oozing through our feed and the cloud trend is the dreamiest of them all.

9. Rainbow Shades

@raggedyroyalIdk how many times imma do this inverses rainbow look but it’s my fave🙂 ##makeup ##tiktorial ##fyp ##rainboweyeshadow♬ Say So – Doja Cat

Rainbow makeup is a trend we’ll never tire of seeing! To achieve that vibrant pop of color, prime the lid with a white liquid eyeshadow or a fair-toned concealer. Then, pack the eyeshadow onto the lid using a dense brush and a light stippling motion.

@velabeauty🌈 Rainbow eyeshadow! 🌈 ##makeup ##fyp♬ original sound – velabeauty

Rainbow-colored snap clips are the ultimate finishing touch to this look.

10. 90s Bleached Hair

@alisha_fortuneI don’t like my hair so imma dye the front bits a light brown 🤎 ##Fyp ##egirl ##bleachingmyhair ##eyebrowtinting♬ original sound – alisha_fortune

While this may not be a makeup trend, it’s one of our fave TikTok trends so we had to include it. The trend, populated by pop queen Dua Lipa, is super retro, or as TikTokers describe it… SO e-girl (to save you a Google, an e-girl is basically someone with a cool online persona)!

What’s your favorite trend? Let us know in the comments below.