The beauty world is full of innovative folks, like beauty vlogger Laila Tahri, for example. The YouTube makeup artist uploaded a video earlier this month that demonstrates how she uses her favourite makeup sponge. It looks pretty much the same way we use ours to apply foundation, except for one minor detail: she slips her sponge inside of a condom.
Yup, you read that right. A condom. Like the kind used to prevent pregnancy and STIs. That kind of condom. And though it may seem silly — much like the first time you saw a demonstration of how to use one of these stretchy contraptions back in Grade 9 Sex Ed class — Tahri’s reasoning for using one is actually pretty sound.
The first step, a pretty important one, is of course to remove any lubricant on the condom. Nobody wants a face full of lube. A quick rinse with soap and warm water will do the trick. She uses a Durex, but we’re assuming a Trojan or any other brand will work (or go ahead and skip this part by using a non-lubricated condom).
Next, Tahri places her favourite sponge inside of the condom, making sure it’s right in the very tip of the contraception, and applies the foundation directly to it.
After a few dabs and swipes, she starts getting a feel for the blending combo.
“Wow, say what? Hey guys, I really wasn’t expecting this,” she says in the video. “It blended out my foundation beautifully…it’s blending out so easily and you’re not wasting any product.”
The condom-sponge duo appears to do a great job on Tahri, who at first applies a foundation that’s a couple shades too orange, and then expertly adds in some whiter tones. After her routine, she looks stunning.
It’s a hack beauty aficionados all over the world have been giddy to pick up and attempt for themselves. As to whether or not we’ve tried it…let’s just say our foundation is looking extra on fleek today.