Woman shocks TikTok viewers after using make-up testers to get ready

TikToker who ‘does her make-up for free’ with testers at department stores such as Harrods says beauty halls are her ‘mobile cosmetics collection’ – but critics brand her ‘unhygienic’

  • Amira Saskia, 18 went viral after using in-store makeup testers for a finished look
  • She used moisturiser, primer and concealer before claiming she’d do it again
  • Shocked onlookers viewed the clip 7.3 million times and gave out 931,000 likes
  • A woman has gone viral on TikTok after revealing she uses public testers on her face to get ready for a night out – with people calling her ‘unhygienic’.

    Amira Saskia, a social media manager from London, has received mixed responses online after sharing her controversial make-up method.

    The 18-year-old considers beauty shops ‘mobile make-up collections’, free to use whenever she pleases.

    Amira recently decided to share how she paints her face using high-end products frm brands such as La Mer and NARS, found lying around shop counters across the capital in posh department stores such as Harrods. 








    Amira Saskia went viral on TikTok after using in-store testers to put a full makeup look on her face

    Amira Saskia went viral on TikTok after using in-store testers to put a full makeup look on her face

    The clip received 7.3 million views and racked up 931,000 likes, she began by applying a NARS branded concealer

    The clip received 7.3 million views and racked up 931,000 likes, she began by applying a NARS branded concealer

    The finished look. After applying lipstick and contour, the look was finished – and she managed it all without getting caught.

    The finished look. After applying lipstick and contour, the look was finished – and she managed it all without getting caught.

    Using the temporary application brushes and wands available to the public, Amira appeared unbothered about hygiene

    Using the temporary application brushes and wands available to the public, Amira appeared unbothered about hygiene

    In one clip, which has received 7.3 million views and racked up 931,000 likes, she began by applying a NARS branded concealer.

    After applying lipstick and contour, the final look is complete – and she managed it all without getting caught.

    In another video, which has received 1.1 million views and 112,000 likes, she started with basic skincare before proceeding to make-up using free samples dotted around Harrods.

    Amira began by applying a La-Mer moisturiser, before test matching her perfect foundation shade from NARS.

    Viewers of her video were quick to share their concerns and many seemed very worried about the potential consequences

    Viewers of her video were quick to share their concerns and many seemed very worried about the potential consequences

    Using the temporary application brushes and wands available to the public, Amira appeared unbothered about hygiene.

    As she applied contour, a member of staff offers a helping hand, despite her questionable actions.

    Users were quick to share their concerns and many seemed very worried about the potential consequences.

    ‘Omg if those r testers…I’m praying for ur skin,’ one viewer commented. [sic]

    Amira even has a beauty brand of her own – a hair oil dubbed Drop of Gold, with her racking up record sales since going viral

    Amira even has a beauty brand of her own – a hair oil dubbed Drop of Gold, with her racking up record sales since going viral

    In another video, which has received 1.1 million views and 112,000 likes, she started with basic skincare before proceeding to make-up using free samples dotted around Harrods.

    In another video, which has received 1.1 million views and 112,000 likes, she started with basic skincare before proceeding to make-up using free samples dotted around Harrods.

    Another person added: ‘This is unsanitary.’

    ‘It’s giving pink eye & cold sores lol,’ someone else wrote. [sic]

    One viewer commented: ‘They did this study and found fecal matter in testers lol.’ [sic]

    But not everyone was opposed to the idea.

    ‘These [videos]make me happy,’ another viewer added.

    Amira began by applying a La-Mer moisturiser, before test matching her perfect foundation shade from NARS

    Amira began by applying a La-Mer moisturiser, before test matching her perfect foundation shade from NARS

    The beauty guru even used toner from brand, Nars, before starting her actual makeup application

    The beauty guru even used toner from brand, Nars, before starting her actual makeup application

    Amira admitted that five times out of ten she would buy something after using in-store testers. Pictured sampling Charlotte Tilbury moisturiser

     Amira admitted that five times out of ten she would buy something after using in-store testers. Pictured sampling Charlotte Tilbury moisturiser 

    Someone else said: ‘I’m convinced if you do anything with confidence, people don’t question you.’

    Amira defended her actions by saying that she ‘likes to experiment’ with make-up and has rarely suffered any skin complications.

    ‘Some say they love my confidence and others say it’s unhygienic – but as long as I have a good primer, I don’t care,’ Amira said.

    ‘Most of the time staff admire my confidence and I make connections with them by asking for advice on my make-up.

    She claims staff admire her confidence and she makes connections with them by asking for advice

    She claims staff admire her confidence and she makes connections with them by asking for advice 

    Despite being able to purchase her own products, Amira says she won't stop while free testers exist

    Despite being able to purchase her own products, Amira says she won’t stop while free testers exist

    ‘Five times out of ten, I end up buying something.

    ‘It’s pointless [though] as there’s hundreds of make-up shops I can use everyday.

    ‘I’ve been doing this my whole life as I don’t see it as a shop.

    ‘I can use [them] at any time, to do any look I want, to get ready in minimal time.

    ‘I have never let hate bother me, because if they don’t know me personally – why would I take it personal?’

    Amira even has a beauty brand of her own – a hair oil dubbed Drop of Gold, and has racked up record sales since going viral.

    She added: ‘Any publicity is good publicity and just from that video, I sold 941 bottles of my hair oil in just a day, which is insane.

    ‘Yes, some people scroll past the video and think I’m embarrassing myself, but I see a genius strategy of selling my oil and growing my following.’