The search for a tool to top the makeup sponge continues. There’s been a silicone applicator, a blender wrapped in a condom, and now even... a tampon used to apply foundation. Seriously. What will people think of next? A YouTuber used a tampon to apply her foundation, and the beauty community is kind of freaking out about it.
Do any of these crazy techniques beat the sponge? That’s up for you to decide — if you’re brave enough to give these methods a try! In the meantime, there are a few pioneering beauty vloggers that are willing to perform the acts we usually can’t bring ourselves to do or have never even thought of doing in the first place. This tampon makeup tutorial serves the perfect example.
Ashleybluedef posted a snippet of her using a tampon to smear on foundation to Instagram and YouTube, and she promises a full tutorial is coming soon. Not only is this just kind of gross to think about, it’s also kind of pricey to start swapping tampons for more traditional application tools, you know? There are several reasons why people are objecting to the idea of using this method online. Many aren’t convinced to leave their tried-and-true sponge behind just yet, and honestly — I can’t say I blame them.
She clearly isn't stoked by the idea of giving this odd technique a try, and TBH, neither are the rest of us.
Surprisingly, this isn't the first video of its kind, either. YouTuber Maria Joy used a tampon instead of brushes to apply her makeup (and teach others how to do the same) back in 2016.
In fact, you can find several videos of these types of tutorials online, if you're really interested. Laura Grace suggests trying this out with some of your less expensive products since tampons are known for their absorption, and that seems like a really good idea to me.
Apparently, tampons can be used to apply way more than just foundation. This vlogger did her brows, eye makeup and more, all with the unexpected tool.
1. What Did I Just Watch?
I seriously just watched a girl use a tampon, yes a tampon, to apply makeup, goodbye I cannot go on— Sam (@smchpl) February 28, 2017
You'll be asking yourself one very important question after watching this.
Why do ppl try be extra in their makeup vids on Instagram. Why r u using a tampon to apply your foundation????— Ella Irish (@_gabrielleirish) March 1, 2017
This is just too much.
3. Be Careful What You Put On Your Face
Have I just watched someone apply makeup with a tampon!? Do people not consider the chemicals that are used to keep these things hygienic 🤢 pic.twitter.com/ooEuErAXdl— ᗰEᒪᗩᑎIE (@Melanivanessam) March 1, 2017
It's not always a good idea to use any old thing to apply your makeup.
4. Donate Instead
I just saw someone on Instagram apply their makeup with a tampon 🤔 a)why? & b)that tampon could have been donated to someone who needed it!— Kelsie 💜 (@KelsieTheCactus) March 1, 2017
There are definitely better ways to put this product to use.
5. What's Happening, You Guys?
Just saw someone on Instagram apply their makeup with a tampon.. what has the makeup community come to?— e 🏳️🌈 (@BlTCHOLOGY) February 27, 2017
For real. What is going on?
Just watched a girl apply her makeup with a tampon on Instagram. Guess it's time to delete my account— Stevanna Scott (@Stev_xoxo) February 26, 2017
It might be time to unplug.
7. Loss For Words
i really just saw a video where a woman used a tampon to apply her makeup... i-i don't know what to say— tia • (@sweetsjeon) February 27, 2017
8. About Done
i just watched a video of someone using a tampon to apply their makeup & i'm about done y'all— ❁ (￣。￣) ~ zzz (@Adsteroni) February 28, 2017
Overall consensus? People seem to be pretty over this whole makeup application Internet sensation stuff. Agreed.
Until the next beauty tool trial...