Glue Guns: The New Must-Have Beauty Accessory?


| LAST UPDATE 05/03/2023

By Peral Simons
Glue Gun MakeUp Trend
@cutcreaser via TikTok

Makeup and beauty are, at their core, art forms, so it should come as no surprise that the two industries are continuously collaborating. The TikTok beauty community, however, has taken this concept to new heights with their latest hot glue makeup trend. Encouraging people to whip out their most advanced artistic machinery in the name of beauty, face decorations are being taken up a notch. As mad as this may sound, there's no denying the resulting looks are pretty spectacular! Check it out for yourself, and you may be convinced too!

Before elaborating further, we feel it is essential to declare the necessary safety precautions. Do not apply the glue while it is still hot! Wait for the glue to cool, and do not apply it directly onto your face! With that out of the way, let us get to the fun part - the face decals. TikTok beauty influencer @cutcreaser was the brains behind this hot glue trend after she used the tool to create a silver beskar eye makeup look in early March this year. Millions of views later, it had gone viral.

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@cutcreaser via TikTok
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Seeing the popularity of her first glue gun creation, @cutcreaser created yet another video featuring her glue gun duo-chrome eyeliner. The response was overwhelming, and people demanded to know how it was done. Giving the crowd what they wanted, she proceeded to post a very necessary how-to video. Her secret? She creates the design with the glue gun on a stainless steel pallet. Next, she adds color by painting it over with eyeshadow before and sticking it on her face using eyelash glue.

@cutcreaser how i created my own hot glue eyeliner designs! 💫 inspirations: @pinkmonadeee @theystella @maytahmi @blondetaki @ines.alpha and the entire editorial/sfx makeup community who have used this technique before i did! 🫶🌟 THANK U FOR THE LOVE!! #hotgluemakeup #chromemakeup #fyp #makeup #xybca #fypシ #eyeliner #graphicliner #3dartist #digitalmakeup ♬ Chopin Nocturne No. 2 Piano Mono - moshimo sound design

The humble influencer made sure to credit those who had inspired her to create this look. She gave a shout to fellow influencers @pinkmonadeee, @theystella, @maytahmi, @blondetaki, and @ines.alpha, as well as "the entire editorial/sfx makeup community who have used this technique." The past few months have seen an influx of hot glue looks as the art tool continues to have its viral moment. For example, @pinkmonadee created an alien chrome face and proved anyone with a glue gun and a steady hand can rock this supernatural trend!

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