According to millions around the world, TikTok is the ultimate referent for everything beauty — from makeup hacks to trending products. You might have seen trends such as heavy blush makeup making headlines, but if you’ve scrolled down the platform recently, chances are you’ve come across a new beauty sensation: makeup spatulas. If you haven’t yet, this article will change that.
Initially popularized in South Korea, makeup spatulas are the latest beauty product earning traction on the video-sharing site. With more than 2.8 million views under the #makeupspatula tag at the time of writing, it is only a matter of time before everybody wants to own one. In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about the beauty tool that will make you rethink your makeup routine.
First things first: What is a makeup spatula?
Spatulas have long been an essential instrument for makeup artists and beauty aficionados. These tools are promoted as hygienic options for mixing and blending products. They are usually employed to depot or to apply makeup professionally. (In fact, a spatula is particularly handy when crafting special effects!) However, as seen in a rising K-beauty trend, spatulas can also be the perfect instrument for base makeup. More specifically, the Piccasso Makeup Spatula has risen to online prominence recently.
What is the Piccasso Makeup Spatula?
As the name suggests, the Piccasso Makeup Spatula is a product created by the South Korean beauty brand Piccasso. For more than 30 years, the company has specialized in the production of premium makeup tools — especially brushes — and has collaborated with professional makeup artists in South Korea. Their stainless steel spatula, developed in collaboration with the celebrity MUA Ham Kyungsik, has become the new must-have for beauty enthusiasts. Already a best-seller on Olive Young, the Piccasso Makeup Spatula is such a steal that you should probably add it to your cart before it sells out.
Why are makeup spatulas trending on TikTok?
Although makeup spatulas are nothing new for K-beauty enthusiasts, they are having a moment on the internet as more people discover the marvels of applying foundation with this technique. As shown in videos on TikTok and YouTube, the spatula gives a natural-looking, “second-skin” effect to base makeup. Internet users have also remarked on the thin-layered finish provided with less foundation than they normally use with other methods.
How does a makeup spatula work?
Though putting on makeup with a spatula sounds like a complicated process, the steps are rather simple. First, you need to apply a small amount of foundation on the back of your hand. Then you glide the edge of the tool across it and gently transfer the product to your face — quoting TikTok content creator Jenny Pysh, the technique is similar to “spreading jam.” Lastly, using a sponge, you blend the foundation for a seamless base.
What is the final result?
Using a makeup spatula is supposed to give you the ultimate flawless, healthy skin look. It is also an effortless and easy technique that you will master after a few tries. If you dread cakey foundation and favor thin-layered makeup, then adding a spatula to your routine will make it an easy task.
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