WTF?! We tried applying foundation with a bunch of different foods


We’re firm believers that beauty should be fun! After all, what’s the point of having all those gorgeous glittery eyeshadows and bright coloured lipsticks, if you’re never going to use them?!

That said, there are plenty of “fun” beauty trends out there that leave us WTF-ing for all the wrong reasons. You know the ones we’re talking about!

How many times have you logged onto Instagram to see a vlogger pop up on your feed contouring with a condom?!

Er… no thanks!

The latest ‘grammable beauty trend might just be the weirdest one yet, though.

Why? Well, vloggers have started applying foundation with a very strange food item. The chances are you probs have it stored away in the back of your fridge – but that doesn’t mean you’ll be racing downstairs to grab it.

In fact, if you ask us it’s ones of the most rank items in your kitchen.

After all, NO ONE likes boiled eggs…

Yep, that’s right guys and gals. Beauty vloggers have started using eggs to apply their makeup. Ewwwwwwwwwww!

Personally, we find this wrong on so many levels. First off, boiled eggs feel like slime. Why would you want to rub slime all over your face?!

Also, they smell AWFUL! Imagine how bad you’d smell if you used them to apply your makeup.

That eggy scent is vile. YUCK!

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Obvs, we’re not gonna put egg on our faces. Soz, to disappoint.

But we did decide to try out a bunch of other foods to see whether they were a decent way to apply foundation. LOL!

First up, an apple….

Does it work? No. It’s an apple – what do you expect?

How about a carrot?

Again, another major no.

We LOVE a good potato…


A tea bag…

Errr…. someone remind us why we’re doing this again?

Think you’ve got what it takes, spinach?


It’s your turn, banana!


So, what’s the verdict? Well, it goes without saying that food is an awful way to apply your foundation. We’re also gonna be left with some serious bruises after smacking an apple against our face.


Obvs, the incredible powers of Snapchat just about saved the way the foundation looks. HAIL THE FILTER GODS!

But nonetheless, this is where foodie makeup applicators belong…


Seriously, guys when it comes to applying your foundation, stick to beauty blenders and foundation brushes. Save the eggs and other food produce for your dinner.

Have you ever used food to apply your makeup? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Written by Emma Matthews

Emma is a freelance journalist at MP.

When she’s not writing articles for Maximum Pop!, you’ll find her attending gigs, geeking out over the latest beauty products and reading feminist literature. Hermione is her favourite Harry Potter character - obviously.

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