Special effects makeup artist baffles fan with bizarre skincare ‘hack’ where she removes cosmetics without using cleanser
A special effects makeup artist is confusing people with a bizarre skincare ‘hack’ that sees a face full of glam peeled off in one go.
Social media users were stunned and confused by a video of American influencer Tasha Caroline (@tasha_caroline_) removing her face full of cosmetics as if it were a peel-off mask.
The clip has now resurfaced Redditwhere it was posted with the caption: “When I forget to wash my face before bed”.
In it, the special effects influencer – who often creates intricate costume looks using SFX tools – wrote: “Skincare hack…..save thousands on unnecessary cleansers. “
The footage, without the added text, is from a TikTok by American influencer Tasha Caroline ( @tasha_caroline_ ), posted in January 2022
The video begins with her piercing her lips with tweezers and tugging the area around her as she continues to undo her hard work, peeling off her make-up that feels like a second skin as it goes. comes off.
His post racked up more than 3.2 million likes as commenters expressed their horror and fascination with the gimmick.
And it seems that, more than a year later, Internet users are still taken aback by the video.
“I’m a 37 year old female and came to the comments to see if this is a thing or if it’s wrong,” one wrote. “It must be fake, right? Please say it’s fake!”
“I’m a 46-year-old female and I’m confused and horrified,” a second agreed.
‘No. As a woman, I have no idea how it happened,” added another. ‘I was actually scrolling through the comments to see if anyone else knew lol.
Another viewer remarked, “Cool, looks like one of those spy agent undercover mask things.”
“It’s like Mission Impossible face mask style,” one wrote.
The video begins with her piercing her lips with tweezers and tugging the area around her as she continues to undo her hard work
Social media users were stunned and confused by a video of a woman removing makeup as if it were a peel-off mask
However – as suggested by a handful of eagle-eyed viewers – a makeup artist has confirmed that it’s not something you can achieve with your regular foundation and setting spray.
Speaking to FEMAIL, MUA Olivia Todd (@oliviatoddmakeup) revealed that it’s clear the woman is well versed in special effects.
“It’s either a thin layer of silicone or liquid latex used in prostheses, which attached and acted as an outer layer of skin for makeup application,” the expert explained. .
“It mimics the appearance of skin and effectively creates the illusion that it is skin when makeup is applied.”
Olivia says the telltale sign is the area around her lips.
“It’s sealed over the opening of the mouth,” she said. “Once the seal is broken and air enters the layer, it wrinkles and changes.”