Woman’s ‘free’ makeup routine blasted for being ‘unsanitary’

A woman has gone viral on TikTok posting videos using free makeup testers at department stores to get ready.

Amira Saskia has shared three videos on her account captioned, “Doing my makeup for free until I get caught.”

In the videos, the 18-year-old is seen applying a full face of makeup at beauty counters using the tester samples to complete her look.

The woman’s controversial makeup routines are all completed at beauty counters at London stores like Harrods allowing her to use high-end products including NARS, Mac Cosmetics, Charlotte Tilbury and HUDA without spending a pretty penny.

Saskia said she uses the beauty counters as “mobile makeup collections” allowing her to upgrade her look on the go.

The videos have gone viral amassing millions of views and thousands of mixed reviews.

Tiktok user Amira @moroccanprincess does her makeup in stores and malls for free
A TikToker has gone viral posting videos recording herself using free testers from department store beauty counters to finish a full face of makeup.

The first video gathered 7.4 million views and 945,500 comments as she applies concealer, lipstick and contour while switching outfits from a white fuzzy coat to what looks like a black silk robe.

“This is unsanitary,” @LokiTheGoodBoy commented.

“Don’t other people use these?” @lishaa.x3 questioned.

“I realize that now,” Saskia replied, but that didn’t stop the wannabe makeup star as she went on to post two more “free” makeup tutorials.

Many commenters claimed to work at similar beauty counters and urged Saskia to stop, noting that the testers are often old and rarely sanitized.

“As someone who works in a department store, I wouldn’t use the testers if I were you we see some horrifying things,” @Kheera.xox said.

“I’ve never been more mad at anyone in my life,” @LukeBathgate commented.

“I’m terrified this has got to be a joke,” @emtruemann pleaded, echoing others’ thoughts that these videos may be staged in some way.

In a second video, which has received 2.3 million views and 273,000 comments, TikTokers weren’t the only ones judging Saskia. Halfway through the makeup routine, a young woman walks through the background of the video.

When she takes a peek at Saskia recording herself dabbing her under-eye concealer, she pauses in the frame and gives Saskia a confused sideways glance.

“Girl not again,” @lishaa.x3 commented on the video.

“Oh the germs on the testers are screamin breakout,” @Hk.xc said.

“How to get pink eye 101,” @Tamara.soggy.rat joked.

The final unhygienic makeup tutorial has gone viral with 1.2 million views and 117,900 comments from viewers who continue to question Saskia’s routine.


Despite the overwhelming amount of judgmental and questioning commenters, others loved the video asking for more content or relating to the scheming makeup artist.

“Loool I love Charlotte Tilbury skincare this will be me when I run out,” @JamesHolaway commented.

Some viewers took inspiration from Saskia tagging friends to watch their backs as they attempt to take advantage of the free “mobile makeup collections.”

“These make me happy,” @coreytaylorswife simply explained.


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