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 -

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    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:
    Makeupbypita's Fake Makeup Under A Microscope video:
    Cristine's Nails Under A Microscope video:
    Dope2111's Makeup Under A Microscope video:

    I got my microscope here!

    Safiya's IG:

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    Assistant Editors: Emily Linden & Claire Wiley


  • Safiya Nygaard  (Aug 24, 2018))

    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

  • Valerie Silva  (Apr 17, 2019))

    when you said it looks like a little bit of Cheetos dust i was like oh my gosh in eating Cheetos right now!

  • Samantha Gonzalez Rico  (Mar 30, 2019))

    Safiya Nygaard i don’t want to hate but that’s not the right way to swatch, you should probably use your figure next time.

  • Kul  (Aug 24, 2018))

    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.

  • bhagya saxena  (Mar 31, 2019))

    so right

  • bhagya saxena  (Mar 31, 2019))

    That's right Kul

  • brokenpoolnoodle  (Nov 1, 2018))

    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 worksEdit:damn that's alot of likes

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  • Ute Ajdb  (Mar 5, 2019))

    And magnify it!! Lol

  • Alma Dominguez  (Sep 9, 2018))

    You should dress like a bitmoji for a week.

  • Rheagan Elaine  (Mar 16, 2019))

    I actually recreated a few myself and it was pretty fun, so I would love to see that!

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  • jasmine joonie  (Sep 10, 2018))

    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.

  • Xx Night_angel xX  (Jan 5, 2019))

    +BoothPhan Buckleyyes we do. they are engaged

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  • Abril G  (Sep 21, 2018))

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

  • Ute Ajdb  (Mar 5, 2019))

    Its so bad..

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  • Julia Clark  (Aug 25, 2018))

    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!!

  • Leyla Yurtsever  (Mar 1, 2019))

    Yes pleaseeee

  • hi i like cats  (Aug 26, 2018))

    Amazing idea.

  • lucy caroline  (Dec 1, 2018))

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

  • Smiley Face  (Apr 6, 2019))

    I was looking for this in the comments and no one had commented it

  • Izzy Koster  (Mar 12, 2019))

    It was soooo cute!

  • missapodysis  (Nov 17, 2018))

    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

  • ekstadropsen  (Apr 13, 2019))

    +RozzzA Oh lord don't! There's potential for so many horrible additives in fake makeup🙈

  • Sky Jacobs  (Feb 14, 2019))

    exaccctly thank you +Laura Wachter

  • Skyla Marlow  (Sep 9, 2018))

    Can you do a full face of makeup using only makeup hacks

  • Sammy’s Make Up Vlog  (Feb 1, 2019))

    Skyla Marlow that’s a really good idea I hope she sees this