If you thought condoms were meant solely for safe sex, brace yourself. Beauty vloggers have found an off-label use for them.
The latex contraceptive device is now being used to apply their makeup in an attempt to mimic the effects of the SiliSponge — the of-the-moment silicone applicator that the beauty world is going crazy over.
Laila Tahri is being touted as the first person to try the hack, covering her Beauty Blender with a good old Durex condom before using it to apply and blend foundation, concealer and setting powder. The results? Less wasteful product absorption and even application in hard-to-reach areas.
APPLYING MAKEUP WITH A CONDOM?! The video is now on my youtube channel. Link in my bio. _ If you watch my youtube video. You know that i washed the condom first. And i know i applied a wrong foundation shade. I fixed it later with the concealer. I was to lazy to take it off. _ I came up with this idea because of that i love using a sponge. But it absorbs so much product. With using the condom around it HAHA it doesnt absorb any product and it applies super smooth! ________ @anastasiabeverlyhills brow pro palette (used Ebony) & modern renaissance @labelle_uk @amadea_dashurie matte liquid lipsticks Vamp Addict & Pink Latte & Nude Souffle (used on lips and eyes) @yourlashesofficial lashes Nasira @girlactik matte bronzer cabo @gorgeouscosmeticsofficial conceal it light natural @motivescosmetics shimmer powder Bombshell @zwitsalofficial baby powder @contourcosmetics all day spray @lorealmakeup infallible 24h foundation ___ Brushes @anastasiabeverlyhills 7B, A25, A3, A28, A23 @sigmabeauty F25, F66 @motivescosmetics powder @realtechniques sponge ____ @wakeupandmakeup @hudabeauty @eyelive4beauty @shimycatsmua @maryhadalittleglam @allmodernmakeup @slaysolutely @makeupforbarbies @thebeautybombb @nikkietutorials
“I came up with this idea because of that i love using a sponge. But it absorbs so much product,” she captioned the post, noting that she washed the condom before using. “With using the condom around it HAHA it doesnt absorb any product and it applies super smooth!”
Another vlogger, Itzayana Lizbeth (a.k.a. Beauty Vixxen), decided to just ditch the Beauty Blender altogether, using a condom filled with lotion to apply her foundation. She said this technique worked better than the SiliSponge itself, calling it “by far the best technique I’ve used as a beauty sponge.”
The Internet, however, isn’t warming up to the idea of using condoms to apply makeup.
Every day the Instagram explore page reminds me that god is dead and nothing means anything. Yes. This is a beauty blender in a condom. pic.twitter.com/4zQgBJVQHK
— girl75 (@di_m_ex) February 7, 2017
just seen somebdy shove a beauty blender in a condom n use it to apply foundation . Instagram makeup is OVER
— tamsin (@tamsi_n) February 6, 2017
She put her beauty blender in a condom im shook omg these makeup tutorials getting wild pic.twitter.com/Tfni4bHgQd
— ♡ Berry ♡ (@PinkMiruku) February 7, 2017
i just saw someone put a beauty blender in a condom im logging off of instagram pic.twitter.com/JseH8rnbQv
— ➸ ryan (@Igbtorres) February 5, 2017
But hey, for those guys who thought the Beauty Blender itself was a condom, this whole “trend” shouldn’t be overly surprising.
convinced he doesn't know what a beauty blender or a condom is and he just tried to be cool pic.twitter.com/JUFKWPsHNT
— Laura (@laura_llawrence) January 26, 2017
As for us, we’ll stick to using our Beauty Blenders as is, thank you very much.
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