Kellie tries the Face Diving trend - does it work? You probably won't believe the results...

Posted on September 25, 2016 by Kellie _ | 10 comments

To say I’m enamoured with K-Beauty is an understatement. Not a day goes by that I’m not scouring the interwebs to see what the next big thing is, and if I can get my hands on it, or try it out. So it was with much delight that Vogue magazine ran an article about a K-Beauty trend that I could have a go at from the comfort of my own home without having to go to any great effort. Apparently this trend was actually started by a Japanese beauty blogger, although for the life of Google I can’t find anything saying who the creator of this new trend was. Anyway, it’s called Jamsu, and it’s also called ‘face diving’. Basically what you do is apply your base – primer, foundation, concealer – then smother your face in baby powder, before diving your face into a sinkful of cold water for up to thirty seconds. Once you’ve come up for air you’re meant to pat your skin dry, apply the rest of your makeup, and you’ll go about your day with perfectly matte skin that’ll stick to your face instead of sliding off it.

Riiiiiight. Suuuuuuure.

I don’t know about you but when I read this all I could imagine was me with a face full of paste after dunking my moosh in the water.

Well… there was only one way to find out if my suspicions were correct...

So here you have me with my base face on.

On my face there’s Benefit 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer, Lioele Triple The Solution BB Cream (which for me is way more like a medium coverage foundation), and on top of that is Revlon’s Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener.

Next up I had to pat on the powder 'freely'. I was also to release 'clouds of it into the air'. So I patted it on, and I can certainly say there were clouds involved. This was the result.

Next, it was time to plunge my face into a bowl filled with cold water. I tell you what, if you're ever feeling sluggish. Shove your full face into freezing water and hold your breath for up to thirty seconds. It gets your heart racing. 

After holding my breath for as long as I could - probably for twenty seconds, which confirms my suspicion that a career in free diving is not for me, I released my face from the chilly depths of the water and... well... it was hot cakey mess. Not to be disheartened, and refusing to give up, I patted my face dry, and, well, it was a more even, but still a pasty-coloured cakey mess.

So I gave it a couple of minutes to settle, just in case that's what it needed - but. Yeah. Nah. The photo below makes the result look better than it was. My face felt super smooth, which was nice. And it was definitely matte. But it looked like I had a mask on, or like I had bought powder foundation two shades too light and was determined to use it anyway. 

Face Diving - Fab or Fail?

It gets a big FAIL from me.

So do tell... have you tried Face Diving? Did you do it differently? Did I make a booboo along the way? And would I try it again even if I had? Nah. Life's too short to add another twenty minutes to my already long beauty routine. 

 


Next

Previous

10 Responses

Chanelle
Chanelle

February 21, 2017

Gave this a go last week, but didn’t use baby powder. Best applied with Translucent powder using a wet sponge as if your baking you’re whole face after applying foundation. Then placing your face in a bowl of cold water, 15 seconds for normal skin and 30 seconds for oily/combo skin. Once I took my face out of the bowl my skin started to dry I used a paper towel and gently put on my face to absorb any moisture, within 5 mins not even that some areas went patchy with built up powder, I used a powder brush to sweep it away and then continued to do the rest of my face. My makeup didn’t budge all day, I have oily/combo skin and normally oil starts to peak through at the 3-4 hour mark, all depends on what foundation I am using, but my foundation lasted over 8 hours, no oil whats so ever even went on a 1 hour walk (it was hot and I was sweaty) my makeup still didn’t budge. Going to try a spray bottle next time to see how that works as most people don’t necessarily want to stick their face in a bowl of cold water on the daily.

Lin
Lin

October 28, 2016

You have made my day Kellie, I needed a good laugh. Not a trend I will be following.

Jess
Jess

October 19, 2016

Well you are brave to try! can’t say I had heard of it before, but it did give me a laugh. Thanks Kellie!

Irene
Irene

October 03, 2016

Omg this is hilarious! I don’t know if I would’ve done it as I’m super lazy when it comes to make up, but I’m glad you did so I don’t have to!!

KONI
KONI

September 26, 2016

Awwww Kellie you’re the best for taking one for the team!! I appreciated the powdered pic haha. I wonder how the person even came up with the idea to put on a truckload of baby powder and then face dive hmmmm.

Melissa
Melissa

September 26, 2016

Haha the things people come up with! Its a shame it didnt work, i have heaps of baby powder that i never used on my babies..

Morgan
Morgan

September 26, 2016

This is hilarious. I hadn’t even heard of face diving – I can’t see how it would work!

Macs
Macs

September 26, 2016

Your a trooper! I’m so glad they didn’t make u do the pee one! Phew! I haven’t tried this . I’m curious about it now.

Lutece
Lutece

September 26, 2016

Oh Kellie youre so inspiring for giving these a go! Ive never heard of this until reading this, youre so adorable! <3

Sarah
Sarah

September 26, 2016

Haha this is brilliant, thank you for brightening up my Monday morning :)

Leave a comment