‘Catfishers’ reel in TikTok followers with these beauty tricks
March 14, 2022
Their makeovers are almost too good to be true.
Self-taught makeup artists are taking their looks from dowdy and drab to fierce and fab with bold maquillage maneuvers. Their transformations are so dramatic, they’ve earned the name “catfish” makeovers on TikTok because they almost seem like fake-outs.
But they’re the real deal, relying on nothing more than skills, savvy and some great cosmetics.
“Makeup is a one-size-fits-all accessory that can make anyone feel more confident and beautiful, no matter what they look like,” said Jordyn Lyne, 22, a plus-size and transgender beauty influencer based in England whose looks went viral last week.
Here, she and two other catfish makeup artists share tips and tricks, whether you’re looking to make it big on social media or just want to look a bit fresher now that you’re back in the office.
“It’s a smooth and affordable foundation that really gives off a natural look,” said Lee, who regularly shocks her 52,000 cyber fans with her eye-popping overhauls. But her most valued product is one that’s often overlooked by amateurs: eye primer.
“It’s a must,” Lee told The Post of her cherished P.Louise Rumour Eye Base ($14). “It’s a cream that makes the eye shadow stay in place, and it will make the colors pop and look really vibrant.”
Set it and forget it
It’s all about a great base with full, even coverage for Lyne, so she reaches for MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation ($36), a favorite of industry professionals.