Trends come and go fast especially on the Internet, and Tiktok is always on the look out for the next hack to make waves throughout the beauty world.
Earlier this year we’ve seen makeup junkies use a hair product to create faux freckles, and now it’s using a jade roller to apply foundation.
Apparently, the trend is not new, as it started two years ago with many How-to Youtube videos showing off the hack. But now the trend is on fire on Tiktok, thanks to a viral video by Avonna Sunshine which has accumulated 1.2 million views.
She’s pictured applying her foundation with a rose quartz face roller to blend her foundation evenly. She even mentions how the roller helps evenly distribute the foundation but the coldness also shrinks your pores, giving it a smooth application and full coverage.
Another thing Avonna brings up is that a quartz roller doesn’t soak up product like a sponge or a brush, so less product is used in the end.
But does this makeup hack really work? Does it live up to all the hype? We put the hack to the test to see if it really works.
Facial roller to apply foundation: Daily Vanity tries it
I started off by dotting the foundation directly onto my nose, chin, cheeks, and forehead, making sure I had enough product on there to blend out later.
While some people prefer to put the foundation onto the roller itself rather than the face before blending it out, it is supposedly messier. That’s why I’ve opted for the cleaner option.
I slowly blended the foundation using the large end of the roller in upward and outward motions all over my face. I basically treated my face like a canvas, and the quartz roller is my paint roller.
Immediately I noticed how easy it was to simply sweep the roller over my face compared to constantly blending it with a brush or a sponge.
I also noticed how the nooks and crannies on my face like around my nostrils and over my eyelids weren’t getting blended as well. Thinking fast, I switched the quartz roller around and began using the smaller side for more precise blending.
I’ll have to admit that I may have been a bit impatient in my blending, as after about five minutes, it looked good enough so I stopped.
When I looked at my reflection, I saw that I had full coverage, just like the hack promised.
However, upon closer inspection, I noticed a couple of streaks or lines where the quartz roller had been gliding over. So, I picked up my roller again and tried my best to get rid of the lines.
In the end, it took me a little more time than I would’ve liked to properly blend away the streaks on my face left by the roller, so this isn’t a quick hack.
Here’s our verdict
Did the coldness shrink my pores? No, I didn’t see any difference regarding my pores. But did I get full coverage? Absolutely. Was the foundation well-blended? Yes, after some time.
While using a roller can be slow, I can definitely see the advantages of using one instead of a sponge or brush. Other than smooth application, I can imagine the amount of product saved due to the roller’s efficiency.
All in all, I would recommend you to try this hack for yourself when you have ample time to blend out your face and not rushing for work or anything. It’s a fun little hack that mostly does what it promises to do, gives you a relatively well-blended foundation, and uses less product too.
If you don’t have a facial roller yet, maybe now’s the time to try, as they’re not only good for blending foundation, but can also increase blood circulation and more.
Meanwhile, we’re going to go try our hand at this hack again – this time, with a little more care.