Our Editors’ Favorite TikTok Viral Beauty Products

With all the mindless scrolling on TikTok, you’re sure to notice trending products that suddenly seem inescapable. If you’re on the beauty side of the app, you’ve probably seen Peter Thomas Roth’s skin firming eye cream or Olaplex’s magic link maker on your For You page. There are tons of amazing makeup, skincare, and haircare recommendations out there that promise to kick your routine up a notch, and we’re not immune to the platform’s influence. We have tested several viral beauty products and here we share the best options that have lived up to the hype.

$25 $18.40 at Amazon

CosRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

I took this product in the summer of 2020 in an effort to try and get K-pop idol quality skin and never looked back. It’s my go-to product for restoring moisture to my dry skin, especially after a chemical peel mask or face wash. Smooth, soothing and light, my skin begins to feel nourished the moment it sinks into my pores. — Jillian Tracy, editorial coordinator

$38 to merit

merit the minimalist

I’ve been dying to try The Minimalist by Merit and it’s finally back in stock (with double the product). Now I understand why this product has gone viral: it is truly the best. It has incredible coverage, but you only need a little product and it doesn’t feel cakey or heavy, and it lasts even on the hottest and humidest of days. — Lindsey Smith, associate editor

Starting at $13 at Amazon and Paula’s Choice

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator

This is the best chemical peel I have ever tried and I have been using it consistently for over a year. Around the same time I started trying it out, I started watching TikToks about how it can shrink pores and get rid of blackheads, so I was hopeful. At first, I only used it twice a week to avoid drying out or irritating my skin, but as I got used to the product and saw its smoothing and pore-cleansing results, I increased the frequency until I was comfortable using it daily. While I don’t see a noticeable pore-shrinking effect, I definitely think the scrub has helped me stay blemish-free as it removes pimple buildup and dead skin from my pores. — Sophie Shaw, associate beauty editor

$48 at Sephora, Amazon and Ilia

Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40

I’ve been a fan of Ilia’s almost magical Super Serum Skin Tint ever since I had to get used to those dreaded Zoom calls during lockdown. Not only is it incredibly light, more like a tinted moisturizer than a foundation, but it smoothes wrinkles, adds dewy coverage, and has SPF 40, so I can do without the thicker sunscreens. The Between Us marketing campaign meant that I could also find a shade in between that I could wear through the summer, and then go back to my lighter shade in the fall. — Tobey Grumet, Contributing Editor

$39.87 From $28.88 on Amazon

Revlon One Step Volumizing Hair Dryer

All the hype you’ve heard about this all-in-one hair dryer is, believe me, absolutely true. I have a head full of fine curls, and for nearly 30 years of my life, I honestly never used a blow dryer when I wanted softer hair. I just don’t have the coordination to use a brush and a hair dryer at the same time. But then I met this guy. A brush and blow dryer in one, it only takes a few strokes and twists on my locks to achieve the kind of voluminous effect dreams are made of. I honestly still can’t believe how cheap it is for such a great product that has lasted me for years with no issues. — Rachel Lubitz, Senior Lifestyle Editor

$35.99 at Amazon

Youthforia BYO Blush

I first saw this color-changing blush on the Supergreat app, and then it started appearing on my TikTok For You page as well. In the videos, and when I was finally able to test it, the clear green liquid turns a juicy pinkish hue within seconds of being applied as it reacts with the pH of the skin. For me, it turns into a raspberry pink and a little goes a long way. I usually smudge it with my fingers to diffuse the color. It has a dewy finish and also works great as a lip oil. — Sophie Shaw, associate beauty editor

From $20 at Supergoop

Supergoop invisible sunscreen SPF 40

If you live deep into skincare on Instagram and TikTok like I do, it’s hard to go a day without seeing Supergoop’s invisible sunscreen in your feed. And now I finally understand the hype. I love the thick, gel-like consistency of this formula and the fact that it goes on smooth and sheer like velvet without irritating my sensitive skin. Also, it goes very well with makeup. While there are certainly more affordable sunscreens out there, this is one of the only ones that makes me excited to put on every morning. — Jillian Tracy, editorial coordinator

From $6.50 at Sephora

Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

The Ordinary products can be totally hit or miss, but this is a certifiable hit for all my acne-prone friends. I’ve been dealing with the nastiest chin breakouts of my life this summer (blame faithfully on wearing masks + NYC heat) and this wonderful serum, which I slather on before moisturizer, has been revolutionary for me. At just under $7 a bottle, I bought it on a total whim but it helped soothe my skin completely nonetheless. — Rachel Lubitz, Senior Lifestyle Editor

$20 at Sephora

Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush

I’m going to be honest with all of you, I don’t have TikTok and I don’t follow trends. I choose to buy makeup that I like and that works for me. With that said, I’m glad to hear that the products I love are getting the recognition they deserve. I’m the biggest fan of Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty – I own just about everything from the line. While I won’t go anywhere without my Nearly Apricot melting blush, Soft Pinch Liquid Blush (my shade is Joy) is an amazing product that I use when I want a bigger pop of color on my cheeks. — Lindsey Smith, associate editor

$46 at Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

I hate all foundations, and even most foundation-adjacent products, but I’m actually obsessed with this flawless filter from Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood that a friend (and TikTok) encouraged me to try. The first time I put it on, I was amazed at how shiny and smooth it left my skin. I choose to use it alone, but you can also use it in combination with your usual makeup base or simply as a highlighter; no matter what, you won’t even be able to feel the ultralight formula. — Chelsea Stone, Senior News Editor

From $17.99 on Amazon

OPI Nail Envy

I’ve always had pretty weak nails. Weak enough to avoid gel manicures altogether. But finally I let the 38,000 Amazon reviews convince me and bought this nail strengthener. All you do is start with two coats, then put on one more coat every other day and voila, stronger nails than I have ever experienced in my life. No more chips, rips or splits. — Rachel Lubitz, Senior Lifestyle Editor

$52 at Dr Jart

Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30

I love that more people are learning about the wonders of Dr. Jart+’s Cicapair Tiger Grass now that it’s become a TikTok sensation. A former co-worker put it on my radar in 2016 and I’ve been hooked ever since. It is my favorite product to use when I don’t want to apply foundation. It really works like magic to correct color and mask blemishes. The added SPF is also amazing. While expensive, the jar is huge and lasts forever. — Lindsey Smith, associate editor

$74 $56 on Amazon

meridian trimmer

Thanks to TikTok, this trimmer has become my favorite grooming product. It was originally designed as a ball trimmer, but began to gain a female audience for its effectiveness; then a viral TikTok really sparked his popularity. Now, it is marketed to everyone. It’s easy to use for any area of ​​the body, works for wet or dry shaving and hasn’t been itchy yet. — Sophie Shaw, associate beauty editor

From $18.99 on Amazon

Esarora ice roller

This ice roller has become an essential part of my beauty routine. For starters, I love how cold it is, it’s even fun to use if I need a little help waking up. Then, I also love how it instantly helps de-puff my face in the morning and yes it does feel great to roll it over your forehead when you have a looming hangover. For less than $20, it’s really a steal, so it’s no wonder we can’t stop talking about it. — Rachel Lubitz, Senior Lifestyle Editor

From $15 at Sephora

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore Tightening Toner

While perusing Sephora one day, I came across Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner from Glow Recipe. The smell is what made me a fan and I was thrilled when a close friend bought me a best selling mini kit. I’ve seen this take off online and it’s worth the hype. While I don’t see my pores shrinking, this leaves my skin hydrated and refreshed. — Lindsey Smith, associate editor

$48 at Ultra

Charli D'Amelio Born Dreamer Eau de Toilette

I didn’t expect to like Charli D’Amelio’s perfume as much as I do. The TikTok star’s first fragrance is a nice balance of sweet, fruity, and floral, with hints of pear, jasmine, and cashmere. It also has pink sugar notes, which give it a similar warmth and sweetness to Aquolina’s Pink Sugar Eau de Toilette, which was a must-have in the early 2000s. But it’s not too cloying thanks to the woody base notes. of cedar and musk leather. It’s light yet warm, making it a great transitional fragrance into fall. — Sophie Shaw, associate beauty editor

From $15 at Sephora and Urban Decay

Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

Well, what is there to say about this setting spray? It has held my makeup through thunderstorms, movie theater crying fits, sweaty waiting on the subway platform, and even the sweatiest non-air-conditioned subway trains. I feel like I would be nothing without him in my life. — Rachel Lubitz, Senior Lifestyle Editor

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