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 • 9 745

  • Safiya Nygaard
    Safiya Nygaard  9 months ago +8543

    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

  • Leanimal
    Leanimal Day ago

    I tried to resist, but Ive succumbed to your channel and I’m now on a binge.

  • FARAH hi
    FARAH hi 2 days ago +1

    No one:
    Not a single soul:
    Saf: OhThAtSnOtSoBaD

  • Jean Vignes
    Jean Vignes 3 days ago

    Safiya risks eye-e-coli for our education! Aieeee!

  • Lily Travis
    Lily Travis 3 days ago

    I look in the background of 0:56

    *Its Cards Against Humanity*

  • Bianca Lerma
    Bianca Lerma 3 days ago

    13:23 horeshoe

  • Adrian Flores
    Adrian Flores 3 days ago

    1:29 I know the owner 😅

  • Awesome Estella
    Awesome Estella 4 days ago +1

    “Flopping Fish?”

    Excuse me (says with sass) it’s Silly Salmon

  • Y Tho
    Y Tho 4 days ago +1

    Binged lol
    „Looks like the eye of a giant squid“
    You both are just such giant children 😂
    I love it

  • Esther Jobe
    Esther Jobe 5 days ago

    And animal feces..... *yum*

  • Cheyenne Walker
    Cheyenne Walker 5 days ago

    Arent u wearing your franken-lipstuck

  • 2 to 5
    2 to 5 6 days ago

    The only time I'm not triggered when someone says "do as I say not as I do" and not get triggered

  • CHED Diaz
    CHED Diaz 6 days ago

    why are you like a bat or a goth but im a fan i like all your video

    • Aero Cat
      Aero Cat 5 days ago

      Because that's her Aesthetic

  • super girl
    super girl 7 days ago

    Go to honey to save some money

  • Catherine Stone
    Catherine Stone 7 days ago

    I thought they Both looked equally good/bad under the scope! :-/ Too effing hilarious woman!

  • Anime And Loneliness

    They all look the same to me. I’m not even allowed to wear makeup, I don’t know what I’m doing here. This must be the weird side of RU-clip, and this traumatizing vidéo convinced me to never wear makeup, especially with freaking feces in it! I’m too dumb to tell the difference.

    KAYLA MATSILA 8 days ago

    Carte Blant
    “So as the money hmr mm sorry , honey flows

  • chasehelfuck
    chasehelfuck 11 days ago

    Im still laughing at 'it may have been a freudian slip of the brush'

  • lokita Acevedo
    lokita Acevedo 11 days ago

    Just....just turn the on 🤦🏽‍♀️

  • Artemis Golde
    Artemis Golde 11 days ago

    Next you should mix both of your Franken eyshadows together

  • K-pop Lover
    K-pop Lover 12 days ago +1

    4:11 Sweeter than sweet

  • Mimi G
    Mimi G 12 days ago

    Just call it Fakeup.

  • In The Moonlight
    In The Moonlight 13 days ago

    This was a rather interesting video!

  • Morgan Grant
    Morgan Grant 13 days ago

    Is it just me or is the soundtrack the instrumental version of Big Blue Dress?

  • Rachel Joanne
    Rachel Joanne 13 days ago

    This is Sophia’s hand 👋👌👏👍👈🤛👇👋✋

  • Dadolinaswing
    Dadolinaswing 13 days ago +1

    When applying the Kylie lipstick you should trying covering your whole lip with the pencil first!
    It has a creamy texture and evens out the wrinkles, it really helps with the cakeyness..

  • flyingcupcake ̈
    flyingcupcake ̈ 13 days ago

    DID any one see bare

  • bts comeback on april 12 spread the news please

    Wow I was so shook when she said animal fecess and then said "yum!"

  • Beach Girl9876
    Beach Girl9876 13 days ago +4

    Are we just going to ignore that she used cards against humanity as her mirror holder. Lmao😂😂

  • Yasemin BAHAR
    Yasemin BAHAR 14 days ago

    Gotta tell you.. Mica mica mica... That’s why fake highlighters & shimmer eyeshadows are the best dupes

  • Lucia Burvill-Fernandez

    1:26 Why tf did u say yum???????

  • LovePink54322
    LovePink54322 15 days ago

    Honey is the BEST!! Coupons for the win!!

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    peAchEs aNd cReAm sWeEtEr tHan sWeEt
    (oNlY aRMys wIlL gEt tHiS)

  • Todoroki_kun
    Todoroki_kun 16 days ago +5

    You should make a video of trying to figure out which is fake and which is real. That would be cool.

  • Dragon Master
    Dragon Master 16 days ago

    You have mites in your eye lashed, dont worry, 70% of all humans have them and they are harmless

  • Lavender & Lemons
    Lavender & Lemons 17 days ago +1

    I get all my pallets from the santee alley !

  • Filla Media
    Filla Media 17 days ago +1

    Me watching safiya's videos for the first time
    Me*did she just call her mouth "butthole" ???

  • Sheila Camp
    Sheila Camp 18 days ago

    Omg that ally is the same ally James Charles went to to by a fake James Charles pallet!

  • Rednosed Lolita
    Rednosed Lolita 18 days ago

    Those fakes have knockoff prices. Theh cost about 3-7 dollars in third world countries.

  • Erin Sommerer
    Erin Sommerer 19 days ago

    The white specks could be feces.....I mean feces turns white after so long when it air drys

  • K27878 AJ
    K27878 AJ 19 days ago +1

    My First Thought When I Saw Her: "GAHH!!! WTH???? BLUE???"
    My Second Thought: "Oh, It`s Not That Bad."

  • BirdDana
    BirdDana 19 days ago

    So, I've seen the ads for Honey and just thought it was crap so I wasn't interested. However, if you're indorcing them, I know it's good. Just signing up now.

  • azrielic_
    azrielic_ 19 days ago

    Intro dun dun dunp dariyanarampum *poomp*

  • iiymynhxn forexxer
    iiymynhxn forexxer 20 days ago

    Haven't watched her in almost a year, love you!!🤡😩🔆🧸😍

  • cherrylimeblooms sugary

    I learned something new here, I always kind of knew the knock offs weren't as good as name brand, but I never realized just how different they are! Thank you for this investigative work! ❤️

  • Jillian Snow
    Jillian Snow 22 days ago


  • JadedJules
    JadedJules 22 days ago

    Normal people: oh wow yeah this is so cool of her to be showing us this
    Me, a severe germaphobe: OH MY GOD SAF GET THAT OFF YOUR FACE!!!!!

  • Alacat 8976
    Alacat 8976 22 days ago +16

    In conclusion: Don't buy bootleg makeup, you could get pinkeye. (talk about crappy makeup, figuratively and literally.)

  • Andy
    Andy 22 days ago

    I want different color lip applications like she did to become a thing.

  • czc Khol
    czc Khol 24 days ago

    Great video and a very interesting one.

  • Itz Regina
    Itz Regina 24 days ago

    “Though it might have been interesting for an E. coli to enter my eye, terrifying, but one hell of a thumbnail”-Safiya Nygaard

  • What?
    What? 24 days ago

    I only buy in person kinda like not buying makeup in Chanel not on amazon

  • sydney_ lived
    sydney_ lived 25 days ago


  • Mazey DM
    Mazey DM 25 days ago

    This is the most uncomfortable video I've ever watched 😅

  • Chantha Ortiz
    Chantha Ortiz 26 days ago

    Wow, you just risked getting a raging infection to inform us all. Thank you.

  • CD Notrum
    CD Notrum Month ago

    Can we stop and give props to the amount of faces that she can do with in a 20 min video? Lol

  • Loveleii Doveleii
    Loveleii Doveleii Month ago

    *"And Animal Feces..Yum."*

  • lolafergie
    lolafergie Month ago

    Safiya every 6 minutes: ALriGHt

  • CD Notrum
    CD Notrum Month ago

    Anyone else sometimes just click on old videos just to see what her lip stick was that day?

  • Mary Jane
    Mary Jane Month ago +8

    Safiya: "peaches n' cream"


  • smart3r strong3r
    smart3r strong3r Month ago

    Girls turn onto ventriloquists when putting on lipstick

  • Kim Barbeau
    Kim Barbeau Month ago

    The Nightmare Before Pink Eye. 😂

  • Haley
    Haley Month ago +1

    I don’t see why poop in makeup is a concern. Bat guano is a know ingredient in most mascaras...
    which is why I don’t wear it! 🦇💩🤣

    SAHLA Month ago

    ngl you can just go on snapchat and use the zoom in option instead of a microscope lol it's insane

  • K and J
    K and J Month ago

    I'm scared for you!

  • Alice B
    Alice B Month ago

    I kept watching even though some of the close up make up was gross.

  • Alice B
    Alice B Month ago

    2:41 It's a pallet from Huda Booty!

  • Cαptαin Sαrαh
    Cαptαin Sαrαh Month ago +2

    10:15 please safiya i am eating my food my mac and cheese

  • Scarlett Poole
    Scarlett Poole Month ago

    Why are your lips blue?

  • Isaraporn Chaipruet

    I’m glad I don’t wear makeup yet

  • guinea pig girl vlogs? ???????

    with the makeup on she looked like a gender swap two face

  • Boob Dylan
    Boob Dylan Month ago


  • Anonymous [26490]
    Anonymous [26490] Month ago +2

    “I don’t not endorse using fake makeup”
    5 minutes later
    *Praises fake makeup*

  • Grace Lemon
    Grace Lemon Month ago

    That lipstick tho

  • Lisa B
    Lisa B Month ago

    How can you tell some reputable companies are not actually selling the fake? Ugh.

  • Jax Gagnon
    Jax Gagnon Month ago +4

    I'm late to the party, but if you want to see microbes...
    Eukaryotes (like if you want to look at fungi & protist pathogens (which would be single-celled parasites like cryptococcus, some amoebas, etc)) you can generally see at 100X-1000X magnification
    Prokaryotes are really small at 100X and generally we go to 1000X to get a decent view, though they're still pretty small at that magnification
    And viruses are even tinier
    So if you wanted to look for fecal pathogens in some home microscopy, I would recommend using sterile (like, rubbing alcohol-swabbed) glass surfaces and mixing some makeup with a sterile water/buffer (like a commercial saline solution?). Not sure what can substitute for a coverslip to get an even surface...
    There are some fun microbial shapes!! You get classic rods like E. coli, wavy noodle bois like Borrelia, almost elbow noodle shapes like Yersinia & Vibrio, amoebas which are so fun to see splorch around, "hairy" ciliates....

  • Baylee Ortiz
    Baylee Ortiz Month ago

    6:01 looks like Chido dust

    GRASSIE TUBER Month ago

    The better than sex mascara makes me think of better than sex pie

  • casafara sss
    casafara sss Month ago +1

    Is anyone gonna talk about the butt scrub....

  • Tara Schwarzenbach
    Tara Schwarzenbach Month ago +1

    I have the sweet peach palette and while it is pricey, it is amazing. I use it everyday for my casual makeup cause it is light and peachy and smells great. Worth it.

  • Gay Awesomeness
    Gay Awesomeness Month ago

    You should do a boxy charm video

  • Mommy Douglas
    Mommy Douglas Month ago

    You should do I draw my life video

  • ItsMeSami Xd
    ItsMeSami Xd Month ago

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

  • Kayla Roddis
    Kayla Roddis 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

    saf can you link your butt scrub? cool thanks

  • Jeonsa
    Jeonsa 2 months 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 2 months ago +2

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

  • TheAlex1169
    TheAlex1169 2 months 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 2 months ago

    I think there is something wrong with you "Desert"

    YAHVI GONI 2 months ago

    11:22 it says horeshoe!!

  • bEllA Mcfailure
    bEllA Mcfailure 2 months ago +2


  • Dylan AND Lima games
    Dylan AND Lima games 2 months 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 2 months ago +2

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

  • Michael Garza
    Michael Garza 2 months ago

    2020 ?

  • Arcassia
    Arcassia 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Victoria Ashlyn
    Victoria Ashlyn 2 months ago +2

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

  • Addie's Tales
    Addie's Tales 2 months ago

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