Remember that excessive foundation routine from TikToker Meredith Duxbury that involves rubbing tons of foundation on the face? Well, Selena Gomez decided to not only try it but film the process for her TikTok fans — and we’re not going to lie; we are kind of impressed with the results.

Gomez started the TikTok video with her wavy hair styled into a loose half-up, half-down look. “I never talk but I am going to try my dear love Meredith’s technique,” Gomez explained. “I would never do this only because I really don’t know how to.” A quick explainer on the viral Meredith Duxbury foundation technique: it involves rubbing a bunch of liquid foundation onto the face before grabbing a second foundation and smearing on more. Nowadays, according to Duxbury’s TikTok, she’ll just mix the two foundations together. On the other hand, for this tutorial, Gomez decided to use only one product: Rare Beauty’s Positive Light Tinted Moisturizer

The Rare Beauty founder poured roughly a quarter-sized amount of tinted moisturizer onto the back of her hand before adding more. “What the hell am I doing, Selena Marie,” she joked as she used the handle of a makeup brush to swipe the tinted moisturizer on her face. 

Before rubbing the product around with her hands, she said, “This is a disaster,” while noting that the tinted moisturizer didn’t seem to be her shade. As she rubbed the product all over her face, she continued to express her fear over the end result and questioned why she even tried the technique in the first place. To Gomez’s and our surprise, she had a radiant glow after she was done. 

She was so shocked that her face looked good that she decided it wasn’t enough and added more tinted moisturizer. “I’m pretty happy, but I’m going to do more because I want it to be weirder. It’s alright for now,” she said before pouring more tinted moisturizer onto her hands and applying it to the skin as if it were a serum or face cream. Her goal was clearly to put as much tinted moisturizer on as possible before she squeezed more directly onto her face. 

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