There are constantly new beauty hacks breaking the internet, but this might just be the weirdest yet. People are applying their makeup in the most NSFW way possible — with condoms. Yes, you read that correctly. Instead of using one of the multiple silicone makeup sponges on the market,a couple of YouTubers have tried creating dupes by applying foundation with a makeup sponge wrapped in a condom. The internet is freaking out over this odd but potentially genius trick.
Apparently sponges and condoms are a match made in makeup heaven. YouTuber Laila Tahri posted a video showcasing the technique and it took off from there. According to the beauty vlogger's video, all you have to do is slip the beauty sponge inside the condom, apply foundation to the applicator, and blend as you would normally. It's supposed to act as an alternative to all those silicone-based makeup applicators that are trending lately.
Plenty of makeup already has silicone in it, so it's not too outrageous of an idea. Of course, there are also other lubricants in a condom that could complicate matters for you. Just to be safe, you might want to commit to shelling out the money for a silicone sponge if you're interested in trying this form of makeup application — it will actually save you money in the long run.
Does the technique actually work, you ask? I haven't tried this myself (nor will I probably ever) but, according to Tahri's video, it does work pretty well. Just like any other silicone sponge, it blends without absorbing any makeup, so you're using less. Of course, you'll have to get past the idea of rubbing a condom all over your face.
Not everyone is into the idea, though. People on Twitter are a little freaked out and skeptical, and I don't blame them one bit. Some have even tried for themselves. Here what people have to say about the new beauty trend.
Stop the madness!
Alternative makeup facts.
A tad bit extra.
Beauty gurus gone wild.
Yes, that really just happened.
At least someone's on board!
Bottom line: try this beauty trend at your own risk.