There’s no better pastime than testing out the coolest new skincare/makeup/hair trends and snazzy innovations in beauty tech from the comfort of your own home. That said, there’s nothing more frustrating than spending upwards of £100 on a new at-home facial system or snazzy pair of hair straighteners, only to find out they don’t *actually* work.
Enter GLAMOUR Tries: the weekly Instagram series which sees GLAMOUR editors do all of the time-consuming (and expensive) work for you.
Yep, we’ve been busy trying out all of the wacky and wonderful beauty crazes to take the internet (read: TikTok) by storm – from FaceGym’s Faceshot Electrical Microneedling Device (the skin tool of dreams) to Isle Of Paradise’s Pro-Glow Spray Tan Mister and Larry King Hair Care’s Flyaway With Me Kit. These are the products every influencer/Gen-Z beauty slueth/beauty editor is talking about on the internet – but that you want to be sure about before parting with your money.
Thanks to GLAMOUR Tries, you won’t need to waste your hard-earned pennies on testing these innovations yourself. We’re getting in their first, giving you the lowdown and making sure you invest in products that genuinely work. Like what you see? You can shop all of the products seen on GLAMOUR tries in previous weeks down below. Race ya?
On GLAMOUR Tries this week, Commerce Editor Sophie Cockett tried the eyeliner tape hack that’s currently doing the rounds on TikTok. Said to give you a super sharp flick in seconds, all you need is two pieces of sticky tape (one for each eye), and your eyeliner of choice. Sophie opted to use Beauty Bay’s Fiery 2.0 Eyeshadow Palette and the Morphe X Nyane Fierce Fairytale 6-Piece Eye Brush Set for a wash of colour, and Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner to create her wing.
“In the TikTok video she uses eyeshadow before the liner so I’m going to do that first using these amazing new brushes from Morphe – this one in particular, which is the FF4 – and I’m going to use this shade of eyeshadow from the Beauty Bay palette.” Sophie says, pointing to a mid-brown shade.
She applies the colour all over her eyelid and blends it out with the brush, then takes the two pieces of sticky tape and adheres them at an angle to the outer corners of her eyes. Sophie then follows the straight line of the sticky tape and uses it as a guide to apply the liquid liner, and then joins another line along the crease to create a graphic, Euphoria-inspired twist. “OK, so that’s stage one, I have the shakiest eyeliner hand but hopefully once we remove the tape it’ll look a bit straighter,” she says.