One woman has gone viral on TikTok with posts documenting her regular use of free makeup testers at department stores to get ready.
Amira Saskia shared three videos on her account with the caption, “I’ll do my makeup for free until I get caught.”
In the videos, the 18-year-old can be seen applying a full face at beauty counters, using the tester’s samples to complete her look.
The woman’s controversial makeup routines are all completed at beauty counters in London department stores like Harrods, where she can access high-end products from brands like NARS, Mac Cosmetics, Charlotte Tilbury and Huda Beauty without spending a pretty penny.
Saskia says she uses the beauty counters as “mobile makeup collections” that allow her to upgrade her look on the go.
The videos have gone viral, amassing millions of views and thousands of mixed reviews.
The first video garnered 7.4 million views and 945,500 comments as she applies concealer, lipstick and contours while changing her outfits from a white fuzzy coat to a black silk robe.
“This is unsanitary,” he wrote @LokiTheGoodBoy.
Added “Don’t other people use this?” @lishaa.x3.
“I get that now,” Saskia replied, but that didn’t stop the wannabe makeup star from posting two more “free” makeup tutorials.
Many commenters said they work at similar beauty counters, urging Saskia to stop as testers are often old and rarely sanitized.
“As someone who works in a department store I wouldn’t use the testers if I were you, we’re seeing some terrible things.” @Kheera.xox called.
“I’ve never been madder at anyone in my life” @LukeBathgate commented.
“I’m afraid this must be a joke” @emtruemann added pleadingly, echoing others’ thoughts that these videos could be staged in some way.
In a second video that garnered 2.3 million views and 273,000 comments, TikTokers weren’t the only ones judging Saskia. Halfway through the makeup routine, a young woman walks through the background of the video.
Catching a glimpse of Saskia recording herself dabbing on eye concealer, she pauses in the frame and gives Saskia a confused sideways glance.
“Girls not again,” she said @lishaa.x3now obviously a seasoned viewer of Saskia’s content.
“Oh, the germs on the testers are screaming for outbreaks,” he said @Hk.xc.
“How to get pink eye 101,” wrote another commenter, matching the username @Tamara.soggy.ratcan certainly speak from experience.
The latest unsanitary makeup tutorial has gone viral with 1.2 million views and 117,900 comments from viewers who continue to question Saskia’s routine.
“MY MAKE MY MAKEUP FREE UNTIL I GET AN INFECTION,” wrote @shakillllllllwho pokes fun at Saskia’s commitment to the approach.
Despite the overwhelming amount of judgmental and questioning commenters, others loved the video and often asked for more content, while some even referenced the scheming makeup artist.
“Loool I love Charlotte Tilbury skincare, I will be when I run out of her” @James Holaway commented.
Some viewers took inspiration from Saskia and tagged friends to get them to watch while planning future attempts to take advantage of the free “mobile makeup collections.”
“They make me happy,” he says @coreytaylorswifewhich offers the simplest explanation for this hopefully non-contagious phenomenon.
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