The lube primer trend has gone viral. Picture: TikTok
The lube primer trend has gone viral. Picture: TikTok

Sex lubricant is for your genitals, not your face. So why are TikTokers getting their faces all lubed up?

By Gerry Cupido Time of article published Oct 19, 2021

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Sex lube is for sex.

It’s used to lubricate your genitals.

It’s not meant for your face because, well, your face is not your genitals.

And if you don’t know the difference between your face and your genitals, you’re way too young to know what lube is never mind owning a tube or you’re straight-up in need of medical attention.

Lube is used to allow for a more pleasurable sexual experience, especially when using a condom.

So why exactly are people using it on their faces?

I know TikTok is a weird and wonderful place where people do the craziest things. But every time I see something completely bonkers that leaves me shook, something else comes along and I once again find myself even more shocked!

Make-up trends and challenges are all the rage on TikTok.

From simple hacks to over-the-top looks, people flock to social media app to try them out.

The latest, and rather bizarre, make-up trend is the use of sex lubrication as a make-up primer.

People use make-up primers as a base for any make-up application. The main function of a primer is to create a smooth surface on which to apply your foundation and it helps your make-up last longer.

The lube primer trend has gone viral and one can’t help but wonder if it’s just liked or if it actually works.

Some, like beauty influencer Sean Anthony who loved the glow, firmly believe that it does work, while another make-up artist, Emma Jayne, whose skin went red, has warned people NOT to try it.

@seananthonyv LUBE AS PRIMER?! #seananthony #makeupfyp #beautytips #makeup #viralmakeup #makeuphacks #beauty #mua #lifehack #lubeprimer ♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys - Kevin MacLeod

Obviously, it looks all shiny when it’s put on the skin; it’s wet and slippery. So of course you’ll get a temporary “glow”.

But when lubricants start to dry they become sticky and that’s why make-up lasts longer – it’s simply sticking to it.

Durex, a popular sex lubrication brand, has warned people against using it as a primer, saying: “We appreciate the creativity here (and your make-up looks great) but we don’t recommend using our lubricants on the face as make-up primers.”

@emjaynee ⚠️DONT TRY THIS AT HOME⚠️ #lubeprimer #foryoupage ♬ original sound - EmmaJayne

Can you imagine getting that stuff in your eyes?

Those who have will tell you that it burns like hell.

The packaging carries a warning to “avoid contact with eyes”.

So why would you purposely risk getting it in your eyes by applying it around them?

As a side note, I think those TikTok videos should come with an age-restriction warning. There’s definitely something rather sexual about watching a person squirting lube over their faces and smearing it all over.

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