What Does Mascara Mean on TikTok?

There are plenty of trends and shortcuts making the rounds on TikTok – with a new phrase or term being…

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There are plenty of trends and shortcuts making the rounds on TikTok – with a new phrase or term being discussed seemingly every day.

A recent one which is raising questions is the mascara trend.

In this article, we’re dissecting the code word and what it means on TikTok.

Readers won’t be surprised to learn that the mascara trend is another code word linked with dating and relationships. In this case, ‘mascara’ is a way for people to talk about their past and present relationships without being really obvious.

How is Mascara Used on TikTok?

The code word is inserted into a sentence in place of a direct reference to a partner.

Rather than saying ‘my ex-boyfriend was…’, users might say ‘my favourite mascara was…’

The idea behind the trend and code word is that replacing the reference to an individual with the word ‘mascara’ hides the true meaning behind layers of innuendo.

Of course, there are those who take this to the next level and discuss mascara wands specifically with more in-depth sexual connotations. However, on the surface the basic mascara trend is a way of discussing relationships in an indirect day.