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!
    Safiya's IG:
    Via Audio Network
    Assistant Editors: Emily Linden & Claire Wiley

Comments • 10 342

  • Safiya Nygaard
    Safiya Nygaard  8 months ago +8283

    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

    • Valerie Silva
      Valerie Silva 6 days ago

      when you said it looks like a little bit of Cheetos dust i was like oh my gosh in eating Cheetos right now!

    • Samantha Gonzalez Rico
      Samantha Gonzalez Rico 24 days ago

      Safiya Nygaard i don’t want to hate but that’s not the right way to swatch, you should probably use your figure next time.

    • Antoinette Blaireau
      Antoinette Blaireau 24 days ago

      Hey Saf, you should do a comparison/cheap makeup video from an online brand, Bad Habit.
      They have dupes of mainly Huda Beauty palettes, and since you have many Huda stuff, it might make sense to do a comparison of the two brands, and see if Bad Habit does have great dupes! Just a suggestion 😊

    • MacupBanana
      MacupBanana Month ago

      Don’t you think maybe you should’ve put it under the microscope BEFORE you put your brush to it?Because that would’ve been like more logical don’t you think?

    • Yeety B
      Yeety B 2 months ago

      Safiya Nygaard you forgot the eyebrows!

  • ItsMeSami Xd
    ItsMeSami Xd 2 days ago

    My mum and dad have a restaurant and Tina Yong actually used to visit with her ex bf.....

  • Kayla Roddis
    Kayla Roddis 7 days ago

    not to worry u Safiya but is you slow the video down [0.25] then you can definitely see the white parts on the fake mascara moving very slowly...… I would ask help :(

  • Kimberly Race
    Kimberly Race 7 days ago

    Fun story. I’m at work. Watching this . Reach the lipstick part when you say”check out the butthole” and my supervisor was like what?😂 so I had to explain that to him lmao

  • Elizabeth Wallace
    Elizabeth Wallace 8 days ago

    saf can you link your butt scrub? cool thanks

  • Min Yin
    Min Yin 8 days ago

    4:11 peaches and cream sweeter than sweet┐( ̄ヮ ̄)┌
    Ik ik fuck this shit get out of here, but am I fault I remember the lyrics?

  • Galaxy Joey
    Galaxy Joey 8 days ago +1

    "Do as I say, not as I do"
    -Safiya Nygaard 2018. (Saf's personal quote)

  • TheAlex1169
    TheAlex1169 9 days ago

    Awww I wanted to see your skin after taking the make up off. Like does the fake make up side look more dried out??

  • Meghan Tapp
    Meghan Tapp 10 days ago

    I think there is something wrong with you "Desert"

  • YAHVI Go
    YAHVI Go 10 days ago

    11:22 it says horeshoe!!

  • bEllA Mcfailure
    bEllA Mcfailure 10 days ago +1


  • Dylan AND Lima games
    Dylan AND Lima games 11 days ago

    Can you please do a video called leaving on a full face of fake makeup for a day

  • x Sophie Goodman x
    x Sophie Goodman x 11 days ago +1

    Saf : “suddenly my face turned patriotic “
    Me : ❤️😂

  • shook tingz
    shook tingz 14 days ago

    2020 ?

  • Arcassia
    Arcassia 15 days ago

    Honestly pausing it where you can see the complete look on both sides of your face (19:07) I have to say I like the "fake" makeup side better. This is both because I like the colours better on the "fake" side, and because the lack of coverage leads to a more "natural" look. The "fake" side of your face looks like the face of a real person, whereas the "real" side of your face looks almost too even, almost like you were a barbie doll or a mannequin. Of course, I am a bit biased because i tend to favor big dramatic changes in makeup and skip the small stuff (like for example wearing dark blues and greens and even blacks in lipstick, but not really bothering with foundation at all). I would say that the highlighter on the "fake" side was definitely way cooler though, it added some nice pizzazz to your look, whereas the "real" highlighter didn't really pop. The one thing that the "real" side really had an advantage to, though, is the mascara, it did a way better job than the "fake" mascara in lengthening your lashes and making them pop. (Disclaimer: Like the author of this video, I in no way endorse the wearing of possibly unsafe products of dubious origin, I wear them quite frequently myself and have never had anything bad come of it, but I also wear "real" name brand stuff. Basically, don't blame me for what you choose to put on your face, I will not be held liable, thank you.)

  • TiaHaruka0
    TiaHaruka0 16 days ago

    Oh, gosh, I dunno what is a butthole in the lips and Im so sure Google will never tell me. I already know what it WILL tell me instead, so Ill better not even try.

  • Stephen Forbes
    Stephen Forbes 16 days ago

    I'm watching the show rn lol I'm past that part tho

  • Victoria Ashlyn
    Victoria Ashlyn 17 days ago +1

    You should try trying your mskeup fears out on yourself for a week.

  • Addie's Tales
    Addie's Tales 17 days ago

    Omg your so close to 10 million subs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sophia Beveridge
    Sophia Beveridge 18 days ago

    lol i love the circles

  • Lil me fortniteplayer
    Lil me fortniteplayer 19 days ago

    Here you go free cake 😅😔 (my cake... sharing is caring have a piece).

  • MelodyConcierto
    MelodyConcierto 20 days ago

    9:32 Turn on captions lol

  • mochiminssi
    mochiminssi 21 day ago

    This series should be named: do as I say, not as I do"

  • Christina Jenkins
    Christina Jenkins 21 day ago

    You should have your own radio show.

  • I'm gay but in a Gerard Way

    7:50 when I see that sort of thing I lanna make it smooth by cutting it off.
    Anyone else?

  • Julian Free
    Julian Free 22 days ago +6

    Army where you at

  • Nicholei
    Nicholei 22 days ago

    Safiya: "I make a lot of Oil."
    USA: "How'd you like 1 Billion for some of that oil? Ehh."

  • Pooja Jagga
    Pooja Jagga 22 days ago

    1:25 says the person who ate lipstuck

  • kaylee hanson
    kaylee hanson 22 days ago


  • ladyandrea1985
    ladyandrea1985 23 days ago

    I’d definitely like to see what drugstore makeup looks like!

  • Ava Lavoie
    Ava Lavoie 23 days ago

    Safiya:don’t use face makeup
    Me:*half way through using face makeup*ow

  • Big Chungus
    Big Chungus 23 days ago +4

    Peaches and cream
    *Namjoon stans scream in the distance*

  • Kristin May
    Kristin May 24 days ago

    This video made me laugh so fucking hard!!

  • MatioToxin -Hemlock Family-

    Am I the only one who saw "Elsa" makeup???

  • Melez234 Melendez
    Melez234 Melendez 24 days ago

    This is so disturbing 😣😣😣EEEWWW

  • P K
    P K 24 days ago

    You won’t be able to see an Ecoli entering you eye, without staining the it first,even under a microscope.

  • Noramon Narongsirikul
    Noramon Narongsirikul 25 days ago +1

    Anyone saw poop in 6:58

  • Bravo Alfa
    Bravo Alfa 26 days ago

    Bitch I do not want to use makeup again fuck

  • BecomingAnae
    BecomingAnae 27 days ago

    You call it the butthole too?!!!!!!!

  • IgOtThEhOrSeSiNtHeBaCk


  • Maddy McGrath
    Maddy McGrath 27 days ago

    Loving the cards against humanity under the mirror! Best game ever!

  • Acasha is Asian
    Acasha is Asian 28 days ago

    *This is how I discovered you*

  • Praveen Saynkar
    Praveen Saynkar 28 days ago

    Your lipstick is looking so bad

  • Siri Stroup
    Siri Stroup 28 days ago

    That was horrifying/disgusting but it was great

  • Kahsa
    Kahsa 29 days ago

    Microblade time 😉

  • Ella Lal
    Ella Lal 29 days ago

    Is it just me or does the fake highlighter nicer than the real???!!!

  • mercury nitch
    mercury nitch 29 days ago

    I am what's in your fake makeup

  • Kency R.
    Kency R. 29 days ago

    Honey can save you money 😁

  • An Michaluk
    An Michaluk Month ago

    At 10:52 what was that speck😅

  • Lalli Diaz-Fowler
    Lalli Diaz-Fowler Month ago

    omg go to 10:26 and 10:28 and look at her cheek

  • Elizabeth Harris
    Elizabeth Harris Month ago

    roses are red
    violets are blue
    the lipstick starts at

  • Michala Zappia
    Michala Zappia Month ago

    When Saf said “ohhhh that’s so gross” it was so gross her vocal chords left and some words replacements came in

  • Woofie Does Art
    Woofie Does Art Month ago

    All of these videos are DISGUSTANG

  • Lainey Lelic
    Lainey Lelic Month ago

    I’m just laughing at the ‘see an E.coli enter my eye’ part... (realistically, you couldn’t actually see this as they are far too small to be seen through this microscope 😂 but it’s still cracking me up)

  • Nolabear
    Nolabear Month ago

    For the palletes you should have put the microscope directly on one of the colors to see what that looks like

  • Sophie MacInnes
    Sophie MacInnes Month ago +1

    You are my favourite TheXvidr I watch all your new videos like them all and I am subscribed and turned on post notifications

  • NubianSatin
    NubianSatin Month ago

    Hey so I use to sell Avon and I still have some of it around. I was wondering if you could test some Avon stuff under a microscope for color density etc.. please. Is it closer to the cheaper stuff, higher end or so so? I hope you can do this! Keep up the good work!

  • Saint Monodam
    Saint Monodam Month ago

    Turns out all makeup and human matter in general look horrifying up close

  • Zoe Whitecotton
    Zoe Whitecotton Month ago

    Wellllllll mascara was made out of bat poop but not anymore

  • aradhya rk
    aradhya rk Month ago

    Make A video mimicking someone else's way of talking

  • aoibheann ryan
    aoibheann ryan Month ago +1

    why do i prefer most of the fake products ? hahah

  • Lori Peterson
    Lori Peterson Month ago

    I don't know why I find this fascinating, but I do!

  • [lili]
    [lili] Month ago +3

    Saf: "that was more than I bargained for"
    me: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Chelsea Rodriguez
    Chelsea Rodriguez Month ago

    I’d be interested in seeing someone go buy a bunch of fake make up and send it to a lab to see exactly what’s in. All those articles say mercury and lead have been found in some fake make up but I wonder in how much quality

  • SharlieHedber
    SharlieHedber Month ago +2

    @ 10:55 -I was going to eat today but I think I'm good for a while 😂

  • The BFF Show
    The BFF Show Month ago

    I like your videos because I know you don’t fake anything on TheXvid.

  • Charlotte C
    Charlotte C Month ago

    And this is the person who likes to randomly eat her makeup.

  • Lyn Brisbin
    Lyn Brisbin Month ago

    I love your lipstick style! You always have such fun makeup!

  • Emillyyy’s World
    Emillyyy’s World Month ago

    Who’s married your married

  • MacupBanana
    MacupBanana Month ago

    ... just like I should’ve finished watching the video before posting my comments 🙃

  • Barbara McDonald
    Barbara McDonald Month ago +2

    Safiya, you are so bloody entertaining...many thanks for putting a smile on my face. I needed that!💋

  • loverlei79
    loverlei79 Month ago

    Wouldn't this make more sense to test NOT on the face? I mean no offense but even if you just washed your face, it's gonna mess up the results. Not to mention your nasty make up brushes. 😂

  • Madilyn Tomblin
    Madilyn Tomblin Month ago

    Whars cristen

  • The Great Russello
    The Great Russello Month ago

    honey yummy :P


    ok ew

  • Erica Olmos
    Erica Olmos Month ago

    No fake makeup, thank you and have a blessed day 😁

  • _ Rieka
    _ Rieka Month ago

    Honey is a real thing she’s saved about £100 from it (ps that’s over the months)

  • Leanne Parker
    Leanne Parker Month ago

    Did Tyler do the old "telescope" trick on you? You were left with a circle on your cheek the entire time you were looking at the fake side.

  • Leanne Parker
    Leanne Parker Month ago

    That lipstick ???? 🤔🤔🤔🤔

  • Jerramye Rockley
    Jerramye Rockley Month ago

    Just once, I wish you'd take a stab at pronouncing (mispronouncing) my name. 😉

  • artsy angel
    artsy angel Month ago

    Anyone else notice that saf raises her eyebrows when she says alright 😂😂😂

  • sam g
    sam g Month ago +1

    I flipping love your videos! Always laughing

  • Ute Ajdb
    Ute Ajdb Month ago

    Why white ppl don't wear lotion? That's probably why y'all wrinkle fast..moving on..

  • japanesemyth
    japanesemyth Month ago

    thats just what all skin looks like yo, if you didnt have those micro wrinkles your skin would rip everytime youd try to move. Its the stuff that makes you soft

  • olivia hingley
    olivia hingley Month ago

    I’m hoping that the little white specks are just some unblended talc and not “fillers”

  • Mike the random Mike the slam

    Use code "James" for 10% with Morphe!

  • Alyssa Lynch
    Alyssa Lynch Month ago

    I kno video old but I love how you have a mirror on top of a cards against humanity game box

  • Hatori Hanso
    Hatori Hanso Month ago

    This was my favorite video you have ever made 😂 well next to the engagement one ❤️

  • HipUsername
    HipUsername Month ago

    Oof I need a honey browser app for my phone

  • Amethyst Plays
    Amethyst Plays Month ago

    The skin is bothering meh even tho I have the creases

  • ——
    —— Month ago

    ewwww lol

  • Marie Mro
    Marie Mro Month ago

    well now i just never wanna put makeup on my skin ever again

  • Gia 456
    Gia 456 Month ago

    I love the blue lipstick!!

  • Sophie Wyer
    Sophie Wyer Month ago +1

    Just died bc I realised in one of the compare shots she called the highlighter ‘purple horeshoe’ 😂😂

  • paranoid android
    paranoid android Month ago

    I watched a horrible long advert for you safiya,, get that coin x

  • Bicth
    Bicth Month ago

    theres literally no point to these kinds of dupes, I don't care if Kylie Jenner is getting her shit copied but if people want cheap makeup just buy drug store. It's safe and that's much more worth it than trying to pretend you bought designer

  • Pauline Sagun
    Pauline Sagun Month ago

    What lipstick are you wearing here Saf?

    • Sophie Mather
      Sophie Mather 21 day ago

      Pauline Sagun i think the green in the beginning was Kale by Bite Lip but i’m not 100% sure

  • Emma Phipps
    Emma Phipps Month ago

    You should do this like as a blind experiment (like you don’t know which one is fake) just to eliminate any bias you have. I think the eyeshadow looked great either way!!

  • Wrynn Wyson
    Wrynn Wyson Month ago

    k so just a funny the add before the actual vid was honey

  • Emma Butler
    Emma Butler Month ago

    "one hell of a thumbnail" lol