6 TikTok Beauty Hacks That Totally Changed How I Do My Makeup

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

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Money Diary: A Criminology Student & Part-Time Carer In Leicester

Welcome to Money Diaries, where we’re tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We’re asking a cross-section of women how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period – and we’re tracking every last penny.This week: “I am a 21-year-old full-time final-year criminology with psychology student and a part-time carer. I work full-time over the summer and then part-time during term. I currently live at my boyfriend’s parents’ house so that we are able to start saving for our own house once I have finished uni. Before COVID, we split our time between my parents’ and N’s parents’ but had to choose one to stay with once the first lockdown began. It isn’t ideal and I miss my family but I’m grateful that they allow me to stay.”Industry: Healthcare/StudentAge: 21Location: Leicester

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Inside the Career of Dior’s New Makeup Ambassador Sam Visser

Sam Visser has quickly risen through the ranks of beauty stardom. From launching his career at age 12 on the set of a David LaChapelle shoot to now, as a go-to collaborator of Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber, the 20-year-old makeup artist has, by all accounts, become a next-generation star. He comes armed with a vast and passionate knowledge of what and who came before him as he decorates the faces of beauty’s biggest thrill-seekers.

“It’s fun when somebody gets pushed out of their comfort zone and they are willing to try something they’ve never tried before or step into a character they didn’t even know was inside of them,” explains Visser, who traverses the worlds of celebrity beauty and editorial (with a capital E!) to disruptive effect, whether he’s turning Hadid into a real-life Roy Lichtenstein or etching a leopard-print smoky eye on Euphoria star Alexa Demie. “Exploring

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Pat McGrath Is the First Makeup Artist to Be Granted Damehood

Pat McGrath on November 14, 2012 in New York City.

Pat McGrath on November 14, 2012 in New York City.
Photo: Theo Wargo for Barneys New York (Getty Images)

Makeup mogul Pat McGrath, fondly known as “The Mother of Makeup” by fashion and beauty insiders, received a well-deserved honor by Queen Elizabeth II for the new year. Previously named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2014 for her services to the beauty and fashion industries, McGrath, who has since launched her eponymous billion-dollar brand as well as becoming British Vogue’s Beauty Editor-at-Large got a historic promotion as part of the Queen’s New Year’s honors list. She is now the first makeup artist and among a handful of Black women to be granted damehood, the female equivalent of knighthood (an honor simultaneously granted to race car driver and fashion designer Lewis Hamilton as part of this year’s celebration, among others).

“I

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