Real Vs Fake Makeup Under A Microscope

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  • Published on:  Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Today we're going to be taking a look at some fake and real makeup under a microscope! Also, a big thank you to Honey! You can join Honey for free here - members save an average of $28.61 a month on sites like Sephora, Ulta, Urban Outfitters and more!So I've seen a lot of makeup under a microscope videos floating around, so I wanted to get in on the fun and get a microscope of my own to see what I could see! I got some knockoff makeup products from Santee Alley downtown, and then compared those to their real counterparts under a microscope to expose the differences up close on my skin! We took a look at the Sweet Peach Palette, Fenty Foundation, Moonchild Palette, Better Than Sex Mascara, and Kylie Lip Kit. Also, apologies for the "horseshoe" typo!! Whoops, lol. Tina Yong's Makeup Under A Microscope video:'s Fake Makeup Under A Microscope video:'s Nails Under A Microscope video:'s Makeup Under A Microscope video: got my microscope here!'s IG: Audio NetworkAssistant Editors: Emily Linden & Claire Wiley


  • Safiya Nygaard
    Safiya Nygaard  11 months ago +8853

    HELLO FRIENDS!! ah yes, another gross microscope video to add to the list.... what do you guys think of these products? I would say "would you try this?" but I don't want any of y'all using unregulated fake makeup!! But I do condone the use of a microscope in pretty much any situation. xoxo, saf

  • Kul
    Kul  11 months ago +3954

    Not sure if anyone has done this but maybe like foundation with and without "pore filling" primer, under a microscope. To see if it actually does anything.

  • brokenpoolnoodle
    brokenpoolnoodle  9 months ago +5838

    I wanna see your skin under the microscope before and after a charcoal face peel off mask... Just cause I don't think the mask works
    Edit:damn that's alot of likes

  • jasmine joonie
    jasmine joonie  11 months ago +3348

    i’d just like to say, can we all please give saf a little break on the lengths between when her videos are uploaded? yes i understand it’s been a little bit since she posted but honestly, quality over quantity. i’d rather her take her time and put forth a good effort into her videos and upload every 2 weeks rather than upload every day and the videos are poorly made and not good. and also, she has a life outside of making videos. she has other responsibilities and other priorities besides youtube.

  • Abril G
    Abril G  10 months ago +858

    This is absolutely disgusting and I can't stop watching.

  • Ryn Harkian
    Ryn Harkian  1 months ago +66

    And, yet, the fake makeup is probably more sanitary than Jaclyn Hill's lipsticks but like the lipsticks, I wouldn't put that crap on my skin.

  • lucy. carolineee
    lucy. carolineee  8 months ago +436

    is nobody talking about how saf had imprints from the microscope on her face after doing the foundation lol

  • missapodysis
    missapodysis  9 months ago +485

    fun fact: no makeup is overseen by any organization. while proper brands likely have a higher interest in providing a good product, they're still not inspected by the fda or anything like that

  • Elle Joy
    Elle Joy  8 months ago +302

    "look carefully, are the white specs moving?" 😂😂😂

  • Rita Hernandez
    Rita Hernandez  7 months ago +288

    Tyler- "Like the nightmare before pinkeye?"🤣
    Safiya - "TOO REAL"😂

  • Julia Clark
    Julia Clark  11 months ago +2299

    YOU SHOULD DO A VIDEO TO SEE WHICH MAKEUP REMOVER TAKES OFF THE MOST MAKEUP (wipes, face wash, etc.) because they all advertise that they do but a lot of times they don’t! Then you can look at your skin with the microscope to see which took off the most!!

  • Racoon Macaroon
    Racoon Macaroon  6 months ago +79

    I absolutely love it when she says: “Alright.”

  • bone moisture
    bone moisture  11 months ago +89

    I would be way too scared to put the fake stuff on my face. thank you for the sacrifices you make for Makeup Science ™

  • Ali Grace
    Ali Grace  8 months ago +137

    I appreciate propping up the mirror with a cards against humanity box.

  • Gina Roebuck
    Gina Roebuck  1 months ago +23

    Speaking as a microbiologist, that microscope is not powerful enough to pickup any single organisms. And in any case, bacteria are mostly clear unless grouped in a colony, but if you have bacterial colonies growing on your face, then you have a whole other issue going on there. :P

  • emily
    emily  11 months ago +3266

    I''d like to see the frankenmakeup under the microscope. I wonder what all the different formulas mixed together would look like

  • Alacat 8976
    Alacat 8976  2 months ago +52

    In conclusion: Don't buy bootleg makeup, you could get pinkeye. (talk about crappy makeup, figuratively and literally.)

  • The Artoholic
    The Artoholic  7 months ago +65

    I was eating yogurt while watching this. That was a mistake.

  • mary sauce
    mary sauce  3 months ago +57

    Safiya: "peaches n' cream"

  • Phoebe Jones
    Phoebe Jones  11 months ago +96

    Please do a video dressing like the most popular celebs from each decade for a week