Real Vs Fake Makeup Under A Microscope

  • Published: 24 August 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 -

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    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:

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    Assistant Editors: Emily Linden & Claire Wiley

Comments • 9 882

  • Safiya Nygaard
    Safiya Nygaard   1 years back

    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 back

      @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 back

      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  2 weeks back

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

    • Kitten Swirl
      Kitten Swirl  2 weeks back

      I feel bad for your face

  • Diddly Dammit
    Diddly Dammit  9 hours back

    Shoot how do I subscribe 100 times?!

    • Paula Roberts
      Paula Roberts  13 hours back


      • MamaSheCrazy
        MamaSheCrazy  2 days back

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

        • Oreo Bubble
          Oreo Bubble  2 days back

          The lipstick brand called vice has lead

          • Wønder_Çøøkié 11
            Wønder_Çøøkié 11  3 days back

            On the mascara one of the white speck is moving eghh

            • Audrey compare
              Audrey compare  7 days back

              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  7 days back

                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  1 weeks back

                  Animal faeces , yumm😂😂

                  • Honey Lancaster
                    Honey Lancaster  1 weeks back

                    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  1 weeks back

                      The circle on her cheek though

                      • Jane Travel
                        Jane Travel  1 weeks back

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

                        • Mila Medrano
                          Mila Medrano  2 weeks back


                          • Scarlett-Rose Diosi
                            Scarlett-Rose Diosi  2 weeks back

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

                            • ANiiMATE TIME
                              ANiiMATE TIME  2 weeks back

                              7:01 the fake one all looks desame

                              • August Wilson
                                August Wilson  2 weeks back

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

                                • Pogo stick cowboy
                                  Pogo stick cowboy  2 weeks back

                                  Cards against humanity as mirror Stand lol 😂

                                  • Laura Animates
                                    Laura Animates  2 weeks back

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

                                    • Grace Harris
                                      Grace Harris  2 weeks back

                                      Dont eat while watching this vid

                                      • Apatite Facet 24XJ
                                        Apatite Facet 24XJ  2 weeks back

                                        First there was Gccui now get ready for SPHERORA

                                        • StitchTastic
                                          StitchTastic  3 weeks back

                                          Plot twist the fake Kylie is better than the real one

                                          • Clariza Torres
                                            Clariza Torres  3 weeks back

                                            The fake mascara looks blue

                                            • Maelav Drak
                                              Maelav Drak  3 weeks back

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

                                              • Samantha
                                                Samantha  3 weeks back

                                                This stressed me out so bad...

                                                • FARIHA PRINCESS
                                                  FARIHA PRINCESS  3 weeks back


                                                  • FARIHA PRINCESS
                                                    FARIHA PRINCESS  3 weeks back


                                                    • Lal Thlamuani
                                                      Lal Thlamuani  3 weeks back

                                                      So cool

                                                      • patrickstar575
                                                        patrickstar575  3 weeks back

                                                        Bro I swear honey sponsored every well known YouTuber

                                                        • Annie1962
                                                          Annie1962  3 weeks back

                                                          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  3 weeks back

                                                            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  4 weeks back

                                                              I’m literally binge watching your amazing videos

                                                              • Rebecca Douglass
                                                                Rebecca Douglass  4 weeks back

                                                                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  4 weeks back

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

                                                                    • Ernie Belenio
                                                                      Ernie Belenio  1 months back

                                                                      I bought the microscope

                                                                      • ilja Grauls
                                                                        ilja Grauls  1 months back

                                                                        what hogwarts house are you

                                                                        • misty's life
                                                                          misty's life  1 months back

                                                                          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
                                                                              Larina 58 Productions  1 months back

                                                                              8:56 she has the cards against humanity game lmao

                                                                              • Leo Girl
                                                                                Leo Girl  1 months back

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

                                                                                • Laughey McGhee
                                                                                  Laughey McGhee  1 months back

                                                                                  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  1 months back


                                                                                    • Amy Mifsud
                                                                                      Amy Mifsud  1 months back

                                                                                      I like Tina youn

                                                                                      • Linda Manthei
                                                                                        Linda Manthei  1 months back

                                                                                        this was a day after my bday

                                                                                        • Serena_potato _OwO
                                                                                          Serena_potato _OwO  1 months back

                                                                                          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  1 months back

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

                                                                                            • Chloe H
                                                                                              Chloe H  3 days back

                                                                                              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  1 months back

                                                                                            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  1 months back

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