Real Vs Fake Makeup Under A Microscope

  • Published on Aug 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 -
    Honey 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:
    Makeupbypita's Fake Makeup Under A Microscope video:
    Cristine's Nails Under A Microscope video:
    Dope2111's Makeup Under A Microscope video:
    I got my microscope here!
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    Assistant Editors: Emily Linden & Claire Wiley

Comments • 9 882

  • Safiya Nygaard
    Safiya Nygaard  Year ago +9065

    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

    • Toni green
      Toni green 4 days ago

      @Jinane Ahallal Me too. I bought some "mac" eyeliner from wish years ago and got a terrible eye infection. Be careful chic.

    • Jinane Ahallal
      Jinane Ahallal 6 days ago +1

      u scare me everytime u put the cheap makeup on ur face, its soo toxic and it will have long term baaad effects on ur skin

    • Toni green
      Toni green 13 days ago

      So glad u made this video. Been there. Fake makeup messed my eyes up for like a month. Avoid WISH!!!

    • Kitten Swirl
      Kitten Swirl 15 days ago

      I feel bad for your face

  • Diddly Dammit
    Diddly Dammit 2 hours ago

    Shoot how do I subscribe 100 times?!

  • Paula Roberts
    Paula Roberts 6 hours ago


  • MamaSheCrazy
    MamaSheCrazy Day ago

    I've got one of those microscopes too and sometimes there is just TMI revealed

  • Oreo Bubble
    Oreo Bubble Day ago

    The lipstick brand called vice has lead

  • Wønder_Çøøkié 11

    On the mascara one of the white speck is moving eghh

  • Audrey compare
    Audrey compare 6 days ago

    Does anyone else think at 0:20 the makeup looks like the mixing every beauty guru's eyeshadows eye shadow? Or am I going crazy

  • Marie Duran
    Marie Duran 6 days ago

    With the fake foundation, there seems to be a little shine even after you finished the magnification comparison and before you moved on to the highlighter segment of the video.

  • Ishita Singh
    Ishita Singh 7 days ago +1

    Animal faeces , yumm😂😂

  • Honey Lancaster
    Honey Lancaster 8 days ago

    Love it but mostly seems like you treat yourself badly and I want u to know that you are basically perfect

  • Cookie Monster
    Cookie Monster 8 days ago

    The circle on her cheek though

  • Jane Travel
    Jane Travel 8 days ago

    The fake moon child palette was actually kind pretty....

  • Mila Medrano
    Mila Medrano 10 days ago


  • Scarlett-Rose Diosi
    Scarlett-Rose Diosi 10 days ago

    Are you a fan of simply nailogical or do you know her ???? Tea

    ANiiMATE TIME 11 days ago

    7:01 the fake one all looks desame

  • August Wilson
    August Wilson 15 days ago

    also on the fake moonchild its not the print is not HOLO

  • Pogo stick cowboy
    Pogo stick cowboy 15 days ago

    Cards against humanity as mirror Stand lol 😂

  • Laura Animates
    Laura Animates 16 days ago

    you should mix every bath bomb together to create a franken bomb

  • Grace Harris
    Grace Harris 16 days ago

    Dont eat while watching this vid

  • Apatite Facet 24XJ
    Apatite Facet 24XJ 17 days ago +1

    First there was Gccui now get ready for SPHERORA

  • StitchTastic
    StitchTastic 17 days ago

    Plot twist the fake Kylie is better than the real one

  • Clariza Torres
    Clariza Torres 19 days ago

    The fake mascara looks blue

  • Maelav Drak
    Maelav Drak 19 days ago

    "...bacteria, lead, and animal feces. Yum."
    well.. there's.. sitll animal feces in real make up too, Saf...

  • Samantha
    Samantha 19 days ago

    This stressed me out so bad...

    FARIHA PRINCESS 22 days ago


    FARIHA PRINCESS 22 days ago


  • Lal Thlamuani
    Lal Thlamuani 22 days ago

    So cool

  • patrickstar575
    patrickstar575 22 days ago

    Bro I swear honey sponsored every well known TheXvidr

  • Annie1962
    Annie1962 23 days ago

    I have to thank Honey - as I bought some makeup yesterday and saved over 13 bucks on an order. didn't expect that. #notad

  • María Maldonado
    María Maldonado 24 days ago

    I can watch Safi’s videos over and over! I want to be friends with her haha she’s so much fun.

  • Kara Schwitters
    Kara Schwitters 24 days ago

    I’m literally binge watching your amazing videos

  • Rebecca Douglass
    Rebecca Douglass 24 days ago

    Did anyone else see the weird white thinking moving on her skin the foundation round when she zoomed in? They kinda look like tiny tiny bugs which I know every person has on there skin you just can't see them without a very zoomed in lens.

  • Sine Marie Nisbeth Tyron

    Omg your lips are pretty whit the teal colour on.

  • Kaitlin Taylor
    Kaitlin Taylor 28 days ago

    Did anyone notice her mirror was stood on the game card against humanity. . . Wow saf. X

  • Ernie Belenio
    Ernie Belenio Month ago +1

    I bought the microscope

  • ilja Grauls
    ilja Grauls Month ago

    what hogwarts house are you

  • misty's life
    misty's life Month ago

    Safiya i am allergic to the "fake make up" i know that because i used to have rashes after i performed in kindergarten with "fake make up"on

  • a e s t e t h i c b i t c h

    The clickbait lmaoo

  • Larina 58 Productions

    8:56 she has the cards against humanity game lmao

  • Leo Girl
    Leo Girl Month ago

    The way she compares the thing with other things in the world amuses me 😯

  • Laughey McGhee
    Laughey McGhee Month ago

    People making the fake makeup be like: “Aww man we’re out of more product how will we ever reach maximum production well gOoD tHinG wE gOt tHis AniMal FecEs ANd mErcUry iN The BaCk.”

  • Royden Neoh
    Royden Neoh Month ago


  • Amy Mifsud
    Amy Mifsud Month ago

    I like Tina youn

  • Linda Manthei
    Linda Manthei Month ago

    this was a day after my bday

  • Serena_potato _OwO
    Serena_potato _OwO Month ago

    on the sponser i thought it was gonna say "if you didnt know honey is a fake makeup product" oh how wrong i was 😂😂😂

  • ღ aɞɞʏ ღ
    ღ aɞɞʏ ღ Month ago +43

    'Do as I say, *not* as I do.'
    - Safiya Nygaard 2019

    • Chloe H
      Chloe H 3 days ago

      Informative and gross luv it! Def WILL NOT buy fake make up so thank u x (not that I like gross stuff btw lol!) Byt thanks for taking the risk of putting questionable products on your face. Please don't do it ag6for the sake of ur lovely skin xxxx luv ur vids x

  • Madison Price
    Madison Price Month ago

    I personally like fake makeup better because it's lighter but now I know for sure to buy then real makeup inlighter colors,thanks for the info

  • Lou Mancuso
    Lou Mancuso Month ago

    I love how she's using a cards against humanity to hold up her lamp

  • LiterallyHetalia
    LiterallyHetalia Month ago

    The whole video I was worried for your eye.

  • Doge Queen
    Doge Queen Month ago +1

    Roses are red🍎
    Ketchup is too🍅
    I subscribed 💌
    Like if you too👍🏻

    • Doge Queen
      Doge Queen Month ago

      First:I couldn’t find the rose
      Second:it’s not a bathtub either

    • wooft
      wooft Month ago

      thats not a rose its a bathtub

  • Xx_ SCHappyHearts_xX

    Mica - A shiny mineral which is mainly known/used for makeup. It is used for shimmers, glitters, and other shiny makeup.
    Mica is mined by children and it’s been banned in India. Child labours are forced to mine mica all day for money, mines are dangerous because they could fall any time. Lots of makeup companies buy mica which was not cruelty-free and came from labouring children. These fake companies could definitely be buying from these mines which children are being forced to mine for. (Idk if I make any sense..) So make sure your makeup is fully cruelty free. Many have died in mica mines and so that’s one of the reasons why it is now illegal in India. Jarkarta in India has loads of these illegal mines and that’s where lots of makeup companies buy from. It is not ok.

  • - L o t t i e -
    - L o t t i e - Month ago

    It sounds really nerdy but I LOVE science and would really enjoy a video like that. 💗

  • Caramel Yummy
    Caramel Yummy Month ago

    The peach pallet is so good I have the real one okay!!!

  • Lyra
    Lyra Month ago

    The fake highlighter makes her face look very oily

  • Dali Shuhaib
    Dali Shuhaib Month ago

    I guess there is not much differences in fake and real. So i would prefer a fake one because i am not rich like you. 😶

    • CrappyOneshots
      CrappyOneshots Month ago +1

      Dali Shuhaib the fake one can be very harmful do not put it on your face

  • •• Kitty ••

    your like the only youtuber who hasn't had a controversy lol

  • Kawaii_kiwi •••

    Excuse me LED AND FEACES? WHO DECIDES “oh let’s use poison and some animal poop!” WE WILL DIEE AND GET SICK FROM THATTG

  • taylor h
    taylor h Month ago

    fakeup not makeup

  • Gacha Spunky
    Gacha Spunky Month ago

    Once I accidentally tasted that make up and it tasted like peaches the I sometimes got some on my finger and licked it. I mean the peachy pallet