Celebrity Makeup Artist Huda Kattan Shares the Ultimate Beauty Hack

Makeup guru Huda Kattan has brought to light a groundbreaking TikTok beauty trend that’s inexpensive and gives fresh, summer-ready skin that won’t budge during the heat. 

If anyone knows the insider secrets to long-lasting, flawless makeup, its celebrity makeup artists. That’s why the team at WeThrift have trawled TikTok to find the best-kept celebrity makeup and skincare secrets and hacks – that won’t break the bank, either. 

  1. Long-wearing foundation

Struggling to find a new foundation that provides long-lasting coverage that looks fresh all day and won’t rub off during the summer heat? Then fear not, as the latest TikTok trend, shows an effortless and inexpensive way to make your foundation last longer. 

The video of Huda Kattan showcasing the latest trend now has over 3.2 million views on TikTok. All you need to do is, add a few drops of foundation into a cup of water, then take an application brush and apply it to the skin and blend out. The method is meant to make your foundation long wearable and less transferable. 

2. 3-step glossy skin hack


With mattified skin quickly becoming a thing of the past, most celebrities have been seen rocking a dewy, youthful-looking aesthetic. TikTok influencer @arevceline revealed a few trade secrets on how to obtain this satiny look, and the key is using a skin tint. 

Start by using an extremely hydrating primer, like the Becca Backlight Primer or, as a cheaper alternative, the Elf Poreless Primer. Then, follow with the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter – a must-have for most celebrity MUAs. Follow with a lightweight skin tint, like the the Lottie London Velvet Tint, then blend everything with a very damp beauty blender. 

3. Fuller lash hack


TikTokker @yannalinnaa revealed that if you apply a thick strip of black liner on your upper lash line, it will instantly make your lashes look fuller and longer. 

Kohl eyeliner pencils have been around since the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse and blue eyeshadow phase, and can cost as little as £1 from certain high street stores. 

The hack works to offer the illusion that your lashes begin further down, by concealing the upper lash line altogether. Makeup artist to the stars Jillian Dempsey reportedly uses this technique on Jennifer Lawrence and Emilia Clarke. 

4. Oil-blotting hack

A trade secret that Wayne Goss (@therealgossmakeupartist) likes to use involves wrapping a piece of tissue paper, like normal Kleenex tissues, around a wet beauty blender to soak up oil. 

Although this may sound strange, the trend has been hailed as a foolproof method of oil-blotting all over TikTok, with the ‘Top Liked’ video on the matter receiving a massive 778.8K likes and 88.6K views – by influencer @lil_xxtra

5. Bronzer as an eyeshadow hack


Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist @ariel shared how they achieved the simmering red carpet look for the Oscars Vanity Fair event – and it’s super quick and simple. 

In a viral TikTok video, the makeup expert revealed that Kim wanted to achieve a clean, minimal look with a slight 60s influence, which led to the use of a Rare Beauty cream bronzer as eyeshadow. 

The overall aesthetic was understated yet smoldering, and you can nab the bronzer yourself for just £22. The versatile tool can be used for a dramatic evening look or a subtle pop of shimmer in the daytime. 

6. The ‘I woke up like this’ hack


Makeup artist @jaclynforbes shares a celebrity beauty secret used by the likes of Zendaya, Khloe Kardashian, Hailey Bieber, Beyonce and Meghan Markle, which is applying the AQUAPHOR Eucerin Soothing Skin Balm product on your lips and skin before bed. 

Deeply hydrating, the balm works to drench your skin in moisture, allowing you to wake up with a lit-from-within glow. 

7. Super-bright under-eyes hack


Actress and singer Selena Gomez has shared in the past that she suffers from dark under-eye skin, especially in the mornings. A product she swears by is First Aid Beauty’s Eye Duty Triple Remedy, which comes equipped with a cooling tip to help de-puff the skin. 

The coolness is key here, as micro-influencer @aminakskincare highlighted in a video (that received 14.3K liked) showcasing the benefits of ‘ice facials’, which many models and actresses have been said to love. So, time to whip out the ice trays and get freezing!

8. No cleanser hack


Do you ever feel like your face is too dry or irritated after your morning skincare routine? This could be because using all of your products twice a day is stripping your base of hydration. 

South Korean actress Son Ye-jin credits her flawlessly dewy skin to skipping her morning cleanse, and instead just using tap water. Skincare expert and TikTokker @glowwithava also disclosed that only washing her face with water in the morning was one of her beauty secrets – and what’s cheaper and easier than that?

9. Spoon workout hack


Skincare guru and queen of the gleam, @glowwithava, revealed a top-secret tip for a sleek, cutting jawline involves facial exercises – something many of us may not have even considered. 

The TikTokker, whose instructional video received a whopping 113.4K likes, stated that the best method was to use a large metal spoon, as they are the heaviest. 

Placing the tip in your mouth, attempt to lift the spoon 30 times using just your lips. Finally, use the spoon head to smooth your jawline, 30 times on each side.

10. Hydrate the skin 

For a flawless finish that will last all day, TikTok makeup guru @ameliaolivia09 has shared the celebrity secret – and that’s prepping with Embryolisse cream. The likes of Elle MacPherson, Scarlett Johansoon, Gwyneth Paltrow and more, are all big fans of the product. 

Apply the product and allow it to set into the skin before applying your foundation, this will help keep your base products all in one place. 


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