Correct me if I’m mistaken, but it seems to me that there’s a new beauty-related challenge making its rounds on YouTube every month. Sometimes they can be alarming (does anyone else remember the vlogger who used 100 layers of hot wax on his leg? Ouch). Most of the time, though, they’re just highly entertaining. Take the latest challenge, for instance, which involves mixing together all of the foundations in one’s collection and applying them to see what happens. What did I tell you? Highly entertaining stuff.
Even ultra-popular YouTubers like Manny MUA, Safiya Nygaard, and Nyma Tang have tried out the trending video challenge, which has me wanting to try this one out for myself. As I mentioned above, the whole point of the challenge is to see what occurs when you combine and apply all of your foundations to your complexion at the same time. This is especially interesting because foundations vary so much in terms of formulation and finish (as well as shades and undertones), so it’s more or less like one big makeup science experiment. In fact, that’s exactly what Manny MUA said it felt like.
For a science experiment, how it works is actually quite simple. The YouTubers begin by using a drop or two of each of their respective bases and then blend them together until they’re all evenly dispersed in the mixture. Step one, complete. Then all that’s left to do is apply the finished foundation concoction as they normally would and give their honest feedback. Interestingly enough, all of the ones I’ve watched (a solid four to five) have had positive outcomes. “I think this held up really nicely, you guys should all give it a try if you haven’t already,” said Tang, who reported back a few hours later on her vlog camera to update her subscribers on how it wore throughout the day.
Manny also enjoyed the experience and loved how the foundation looked after applying his full face beat. “I feel like it looks really, really good,” he mused, “I’m getting a little oily in the T-zone, but I actually think it’s a really pretty oily, so, all in all, I would say mixing all my foundations was a win for me.”
Anyone else intrigued to try? Before you do, though, check out the challenges below to see how it went down for your favorite YouTubers.
Manny mixes togther an impressive 27 foundations, which as a hoarder, I heavily relate to.
Laura Lee makes this challenge look beyond easy.
Tang wore her mixed foundations during an entire day of moving. Impressive.
Emory looks flawless post-application; another win.
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