I Tried a TikTok Viral Hack to Make My Eyes Brighten and I Got Hooked

I Tried a TikTok Viral Hack to Make My Eyes Brighten and I Got Hooked

Another day, another TikTok makeup trend — or at least that’s what it looks like. And while I can never get enough beauty content, I’ve admittedly never been a fan of viral makeup hacks who use kitchen items or eccentric methods to achieve the perfect makeup.


But when I saw @meganlavally on TikTok share a quick life hack to make eyes brighter, I was intrigued. With over 5.6 million views and 144,000 likes on the video, I’m clearly not the only one. There was no frozen sponge or makeup spoon needed to create the look. This technique was different from other highlighting techniques I had seen, it seemed simple enough that anyone could master it. So, I did my best and now I’m hooked. To understand why I love it and how to try it for yourself, keep reading.

TikTok Eye Highlighting Makeup Hack

In the video, Megan shows himself with liquid marker and placing one dot at the inner corners of her eyes, one dot on her brow bone, and another dot about an inch below her eye at the top of her orbital bone.


The three dots form a triangular shape around the eye, and she says that when blended, this creates a “halo effect” around the eye to brighten the area and make the look more expressive. This 10-second life hack significantly changed the brightness of her eye compared to the other eye without it.

What Happened When I Tried Viral Makeup

I decided to test it out for myself because it looked quick and easy to master. I started by applying tinted serum (I used L’Oréal Paris True Match Hyaluronic Acid Tinting Serum) and concealer to even out the complexion. I lightly set the concealer with translucent powder in a small area where I have wrinkles. I have found that liquids don’t often sit well on top of powder. Since my under eye area droops very quickly, I need to set it right after applying concealer. But you don’t have this problem, you can install after applying the highlighter. After I blushed my cheeks and highlighted my eyelashes voluminous mascarait’s time to test the technique.


Using a pale champagne liquid highlighter, I applied three dots in the indicated areas and blended them gently with a brush. makeup sponge. The result was incredibly natural and it created a subtle luminosity in this area, so I decided to apply a light layer of highlighter powder on top for an extra glow. i used small eye shadow brush sprinkle highlighter powder on top of the liquid and the result was gorgeous.


The highlights in these three specific areas really highlighted the shape of my eyes and my bone structure without looking overdone. I’ve also found that applying highlighter to the orbital bone rather than the cheekbones as I usually do creates a more realistic highlight. When I looked at myself in natural light, my skin looked radiant, as if the highlighted areas were the result of a moisturizer rather than a shimmery makeup—or two.


If you prefer minimal shine, opt for a subtle liquid highlighter such as L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer. For this, the same shade that you would use on the cheekbones will do. And when applying, be sure to use a blending brush or just the tip of a makeup sponge to ensure product stays in concentrated areas. If you blend too much, you will end up with a bright ring around the eyes and not a targeted selection.


If you’re like me and want an extra glow, dab a little powder highlighter over the liquid at the highest point of your brow bone and orbital bone. L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette this is a great option because you can customize your glow to your liking.

Final Thoughts

I finally found a TikTok makeup trend that I can follow. This technique only took me one minute and I’m sure anyone can achieve this, regardless of makeup skill level. I also think it would be flattering for a wide variety of eye shapes and bone structures, and given how easy it is to achieve, it doesn’t hurt to give it a try.


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Screenwriter and Photographer: Alyssa Kaplan

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