If you love watching weird videos like pimple popping and the kind of clips that make most people wince, then this is a trend for you.
It’s extremely unsettling to watch.
And people are curious to know how this faux nose job is done. (Yes, they are, I am not lying)
So, here I am telling you the history and the science behind this one. (If at all you interested….)
The phenomenon started earlier this year when makeup influencers started posting videos that showed their faces appearing normal before it was revealed that they’re actually covered in wax and can be peeled off.
Yes, you read it right, it can be peeled off…… Check it out for yourself.
Hey but wait am I the only one who thinks that we don’t need plastic surgeries anymore. Just think of all the money y’all could save from rhinoplasty?! This is a game-changer.
Ok now let’s cut the crap and get to the R&D part.
The super-cool hack originates from Asia (particularly China), where makeup-obsessed women have been sculpting their faces with wax as part of their beauty routines. And thanks to the magic of social media, the rest of the world (i.e. me and my friends) are finally just now seeing it in action.
Beauty content creators are changing the shape of their noses with scar wax, a tool commonly used by visual fx artists for theatre and screen productions.
With the wax, you can create scars and skin imperfections as well as mold your nose to change up its shape. (Woooww, now you are an amazing skilled FX artist. Without Cerficiation.Do you even require one to qualify?)
This tool can come in handy if you're playing a character in a play with really pronounced features (like a witch with a pointy nose or even someone with a large facial scar).
The most commonly cited scar wax brand is Ben Nye. (Shop right here)
The look is essentially achieved by smoothing the wax over your real nose while creating the bridge and shape you're after. Some tutorials advise using Vaseline to smooth out the lumps and bumps in the wax.
After using a stippling brush to replicate the skin's natural textures, you can then go in with your normal foundation and contouring routine. Boom- it’s that simple. Now, whenever your heart desires repeat the same process and do your chin, ears, cheeks or whatever job you wanna go for.
Now, this is definitely not a technique someone would reasonably incorporate into their everyday beauty routine; however, it does seem like a lot of fun for people who like playing around with make-up and learning new techniques. The fun part (yes, it is for many) comes at the end when these transformations are broken down with a tool that peels away the wax. I’m not gonna lie, it’s super trippy and a total mindfuck.
And listen—I’m fully aware that sculpting your face with a hunk of wax every day may or may not be your thing, but just as your mother always said, to each their own. Whether you want to copy the trend at home, or you're just satisfied knowing this is WTF you’ve been seeing on Instagram, you have to agree that the videos are truly mesmerizing.
What do you guys think? Do these at home "DIY nose job" transformations fascinate you as much as they fascinate us?
Let us know in the comments section below.
Image: Courtesy of Instagram.
Source: Courtesy of Cosmopolitan