Ever wonder if something you’ve seen trending on Beauty Tok is actually true or just a myth? In BAZAAR Beauty Busters, we speak with top makeup artists, dermatologists, aestheticians, and others to dispel or validate viral social media hacks and treatments. We also break down commonly asked beauty questions, plus feature tips and product recommendations straight from the experts.
Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal is a true beauty industry veteran. With several decades of experience, which includes her namesake brand Mally Beauty, Roncal has amassed a high level of expertise—making her a trusted makeup artist for celebrities like Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez.
In this installment of BAZAAR Beauty Busters, Roncal debunks the myth that a flawless makeup look can be achieved only by using brushes, sponges, or other tools. While applying your foundation, concealer, or eye shadows of choice with a tool is certainly less messy, TikTok beauty influencers and makeup artists have made finger-first application an ongoing trend, one that Roncal wholeheartedly embraces and swears by.
Follow along with the expert below as she shares her pro-application tips for using your hands to create an even and seamless makeup look. Watch the artist at work here or directly on Harper’s BAZAAR‘s TikTok page.
And if you’re looking to create your own tool-free look at home, check out some of these Mally-approved product picks.
Tiffany Dodson is the Associate Beauty Commerce Editor at Bazaar.com where she covers all things beauty and shopping, including new product drops and can’t-miss sales. Her work has previously been featured in SELF, Bustle, and Teen Vogue.
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