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Beauty products go viral every single day of the week, but are they truly all worth the hype? The easy answer is no, but there are a gems that rise above the noise and and actually deserve all the praise they get. Over the past month, I’ve come across the same product over and over again on my TikTok feed: the Maitys 12-Piece Triangle Powder Puff. While the TikTok queen herself, Alix Earle, has been spotted using them in her ‘Get Ready With Me’ videos, it was this video I saw by creator, @MangoMoniica, that really convinced me to buy them.
In the clip, Monica’s skin is clearly dewy after applying her makeup. To wrap up her look, she dips the makeup pad into some setting powder and dabs it onto the areas with a little bit of shine. The result? An airbrushed-like finish with no excess shine or oil in sight. I was sold.
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My skin tends to be on the combination side, with an oilier T-Zone area and chin, but dry cheeks. I’ve found that throughout the day, my skin can look extra shiny—even when I use setting powder. Still, I figured I’d give these small triangular pads a go. On most days, I don’t wear a full face of makeup, but on the days that I do you can expect me to dab on some liquid foundation, concealer, bronzing powder, and cream blush (outside of my brow products and mascara). I waited until I knew that I wanted to wear full glam to put these to the test. Once I wrapped up my face makeup, I dipped this little guy into some Laura Mercier setting powder, and pat it under my eyes, across my forehead, and on my chin.
This pad really allows the setting powder to seep into your skin a lot deeper than it would if you were just using a brush. So, naturally, there was an excessive amount of powder on my face that I had to brush off. After I took a fluffy brush to dust it off, I was stunned. It looked like I had a filter on my face IRL. FaceTune? Don’t know her anymore.
And these aren’t some super fancy makeup sponges either. A set of 12 triangular pads will only cost you around $12, so it’s like you’re only spending a dollar on each. Since they’re available on Amazon, you can get them in just two days with Prime Shipping if you’re just dying to try them already. While I have the black ones, they come in a bunch of different colors like magenta, lilac, baby blue, or a mix. And, for those of you really feeling them once you’ve tried them out, you can stock up on much different sizes, too. They even have some smaller ones for the teeny corners near your eyes and lips!
All in all, I love a good TikTok find and these makeup applicators certainly didn’t disappoint. With some TLC you can make them last a while too, since Amazon doesn’t have these available for auto-subscribing—at least not yet.
Shop It: Maitys 12-Piece Triangle Powder Puff, $11.59, Amazon