Real Vs Fake Makeup Under A Microscope

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  • Published on:  Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Today we're going to be taking a look at some fake and real makeup under a microscope! Also, a big thank you to Honey! You can join Honey for free here - members save an average of $28.61 a month on sites like Sephora, Ulta, Urban Outfitters and more!So I've seen a lot of makeup under a microscope videos floating around, so I wanted to get in on the fun and get a microscope of my own to see what I could see! I got some knockoff makeup products from Santee Alley downtown, and then compared those to their real counterparts under a microscope to expose the differences up close on my skin! We took a look at the Sweet Peach Palette, Fenty Foundation, Moonchild Palette, Better Than Sex Mascara, and Kylie Lip Kit. Also, apologies for the "horseshoe" typo!! Whoops, lol. Tina Yong's Makeup Under A Microscope video:'s Fake Makeup Under A Microscope video:'s Nails Under A Microscope video:'s Makeup Under A Microscope video: got my microscope here!'s IG: Audio NetworkAssistant Editors: Emily Linden & Claire Wiley
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  • Safiya Nygaard

    Safiya Nygaard

     a years ago +8871

    HELLO FRIENDS!! ah yes, another gross microscope video to add to the list.... what do you guys think of these products? I would say "would you try this?" but I don't want any of y'all using unregulated fake makeup!! But I do condone the use of a microscope in pretty much any situation. xoxo, saf

  • Kul


     a years ago +3992

    Not sure if anyone has done this but maybe like foundation with and without "pore filling" primer, under a microscope. To see if it actually does anything.

  • brokenpoolnoodle


     9 months ago +5934

    I wanna see your skin under the microscope before and after a charcoal face peel off mask... Just cause I don't think the mask works
    Edit:damn that's alot of likes

  • jasmine joonie

    jasmine joonie

     11 months ago +3373

    i’d just like to say, can we all please give saf a little break on the lengths between when her videos are uploaded? yes i understand it’s been a little bit since she posted but honestly, quality over quantity. i’d rather her take her time and put forth a good effort into her videos and upload every 2 weeks rather than upload every day and the videos are poorly made and not good. and also, she has a life outside of making videos. she has other responsibilities and other priorities besides youtube.

  • Abril G

    Abril G

     11 months ago +875

    This is absolutely disgusting and I can't stop watching.

  • Ryn Harkian

    Ryn Harkian

     1 months ago +72

    And, yet, the fake makeup is probably more sanitary than Jaclyn Hill's lipsticks but like the lipsticks, I wouldn't put that crap on my skin.

  • lucy. carolineee

    lucy. carolineee

     8 months ago +445

    is nobody talking about how saf had imprints from the microscope on her face after doing the foundation lol

  • Elle Joy

    Elle Joy

     8 months ago +305

    "look carefully, are the white specs moving?" 😂😂😂

  • Rita Hernandez

    Rita Hernandez

     8 months ago +292

    Tyler- "Like the nightmare before pinkeye?"🤣
    Safiya - "TOO REAL"😂

  • missapodysis


     9 months ago +492

    fun fact: no makeup is overseen by any organization. while proper brands likely have a higher interest in providing a good product, they're still not inspected by the fda or anything like that

  • Julia Clark

    Julia Clark

     11 months ago +2313

    YOU SHOULD DO A VIDEO TO SEE WHICH MAKEUP REMOVER TAKES OFF THE MOST MAKEUP (wipes, face wash, etc.) because they all advertise that they do but a lot of times they don’t! Then you can look at your skin with the microscope to see which took off the most!!

  • Gina Roebuck

    Gina Roebuck

     1 months ago +25

    Speaking as a microbiologist, that microscope is not powerful enough to pickup any single organisms. And in any case, bacteria are mostly clear unless grouped in a colony, but if you have bacterial colonies growing on your face, then you have a whole other issue going on there. :P

  • bone moisture

    bone moisture

     11 months ago +91

    I would be way too scared to put the fake stuff on my face. thank you for the sacrifices you make for Makeup Science ™

  • Ali Grace

    Ali Grace

     8 months ago +138

    I appreciate propping up the mirror with a cards against humanity box.

  • Racoon Macaroon

    Racoon Macaroon

     6 months ago +86

    I absolutely love it when she says: “Alright.”

  • Claire Hemmo and Abby Irwin

    Claire Hemmo and Abby Irwin

     a years ago +2028

    She’s missing the chance to call it “fakeup”😂

  • Alacat 8976

    Alacat 8976

     2 months ago +52

    In conclusion: Don't buy bootleg makeup, you could get pinkeye. (talk about crappy makeup, figuratively and literally.)

  • The Artoholic

    The Artoholic

     7 months ago +66

    I was eating yogurt while watching this. That was a mistake.

  • Phoebe Jones

    Phoebe Jones

     11 months ago +97

    Please do a video dressing like the most popular celebs from each decade for a week

  • pan can 2

    pan can 2

     7 months ago +53

    For some reason I never watch your videos before 11pm. Is this some sort of scientific phenomenon? Am I a Safiya Nyght Owl?