I tried the ‘cold girl’ makeup trend on my darker skin – I ended up looking part-ghost, part-vampire… – The Sun

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WITH freezing temps across the U.S., it's so surprise the 'cold girl' makeup trend has been taking over TikTok.
But I haven't seen many women with my particular skin tone try it out, so I decided to test out the look on a darker complexion.
The trend has certainly taken off, with #ColdGirlMakeup garnering over 52.5 million views on TikTok so far.
The goal is to look slightly flushed with a hint of sparkle on your face, as if you were just out skiing and appear cold.
The best part is that the staples you need to create the look are most likely already in your beauty bag.
Popularized by TikTok creator and influencer Zoe Kim Kenealy, 26, the trend was inspired by celebrity cool girls like Emily Ratajkowski and Kylie Jenner.
Though Kenealy may have started it, creators like Jessica Zhang, 20, kept the momentum going.
Her TikTok tutorial on achieving the cold girl glow has received almost four million views on social media.
I followed Zhang's tutorial and put her tips into action when doing the beauty trial.
Aside from your regular base foundation, all you need are three essential products to pull it together, a soft pink blush, a silvery highlighter, and a berry-toned lip color.
Before attempting the viral makeup trend, I applied a base layer of It Cosmetics CC Cream Foundation, $44, and L.A. Girl Pro Conceal Concealer, $3.99.
The first step is to apply soft pink blush to the apples of your cheeks, the tip of your nose, and all over your lips.
I used the soft pink shade in the Beauty Creations Cosmetics Choose Happy Blush Duo Palette, for $6, and applied a heavy layer in order for it to show up.
When I was applying the blush in step one, I felt like it was giving Casper vibes and washing me out instead of bringing a rosy glow to my cheeks.
The second step is to place a berry-toned lip color on the center of your lips and lightly blend it out with your finger.
I used the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague, $6.50, and it didn't give off the desired effect.
Maybe I used the wrong shade, but after contouring a bit with my finger, it looked a bit like I was a vampire who just sucked someone's blood.
Last but not least, step three was my absolute favorite and easiest to do.
I softly brushed the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil, $40, in the shade How Many Carats?! for a pure platinum sparkle.
The silvery highlighter stood out on the tip of my nose, the inner corners of my eyes, and along my cheekbones.
To step up the look a notch, I even applied a thin layer of the glow product along my waterline.
I can see why this Cold Girl Makeup look would be a treat, but I wasn't a fan of it.
A friend of mine later suggested applying a layer of setting powder over the pink blush, and if I tried it again I would add that step.
It is a look I would use more for a winter formal event, ski outfit, or holiday costume.
I have red and gold undertones, so I think this look would look great with someone who has more blue undertones.
I truly believe that if you find the right products for your skin tone, it's possible that anyone can look good in this look. 
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