posted by Ella Wells

Prepare to be terrified.

If you haven’t heard of the 100 layer challenge, then honestly, where have you been? The new trend, that has been appearing in our subscription boxes over the past few months, all began with Simply Nailogical’s 100 layers of nail polish video and her #polishmountain. Since then we have seen the challenge being tackled with liquid lipstick, mascara and even cheese, but now Riyadh K has taken to the 100 layer trend with fake tan, and it is the scariest thing we’ve ever seen.

In a video that the Irish YouTuber uploaded on Friday, he tested out what would happen if you applied 100 layers of fake tan – to your face. Using just three aerosol cans of tan and a hairdryer, Riyhad’s face managed to successfully take over 100 layers of orange liquid, even if he did look like he was melting.

Riyadh started by pouring himself a huge glass of wine and began with the first coat, which we must admit, looked orange enough by itself. He then went on to spray more, turning his hair orange in the process. Even before we pressed play, we could see that the description read: “100 coats of fake tan on my face! Yes, ONE HUNDRED. It burned like hell and took about an hour to wash off. It’s things like this that make me love YouTube.”


If we’re being honest, the finished look was 100% terrifying and Riyadh could barely open his eyes. The end of the challenge saw Riyadh’s friend, Abdul, guiding him to the shower to attempt to wash it all off. We dread to think what his face looked like the next day.

Let us know what you think about Riyadh’s attempt at the 100 layer challenge in the comments and in the meantime, check out our latest episode of SLAY or NAY to catch up with all of our YouTube news.