Welcome to I Tried It Month, where we’ll be publishing a new fashion, beauty, or wellness article every day in January that features a first-person account of shaking up an old habit, pushing beyond a comfort zone, or simply trying something new. Follow along for 31 days of storytelling, including everything from going without a cellphone for 40 days to trying the polarizing low-rise pants trend.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a makeup novice. My routine is a simple 5-minute lineup that I repeat day in and day out without much experimentation. It’s quick and easy and I like it this way, but all that has changed since I’ve been on TikTok. One way or another I found my way onto the beauty side of the app and, honestly, my makeup routine is all the better for it.
I’ve picked up on numerous beauty hacks, makeup application tips, and product recommendations that have actually changed the way I do my makeup (and nails) now which, given that I’m prone to routine, is saying something. Whether it’s a simple mascara recommendation from someone ten years my youth or a tutorial from one of the many professional makeup artists that are on TikTok, these six beauty hacks, in particular, have been game-changers. So in true Who What Wear fashion, I test drove them IRL to report back with my honest review. And just to confirm these are legit, I reached out to makeup artist Tobi Henney to get her expert insight and her product recommendations for how to execute each look.
Ahead, watch the TikTok video that inspired me, see my take on it, and shop the products I used to create each look.