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 five-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