The Brief: A TikTok transition trend has creators posing with a shoe on their face and then showing them stepping down with elaborate outfits and makeup looks.

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This new TikTok trend shows people being stepped on by themselves. In these videos, which are often set to a remix of “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga, creators pose with a shoe on their face as if they’re being stepped on. Then, they transition to make it look like the person stepping on them is dressed-up version of themselves. Videos in this trend often have BDSM undertones or overtones.

Creators @sadbutdoll and @robwithablog have been credited for popularizing this trend in early 2021.

@sadbutdoll

for every bottom that wanted me to step on them

♬ Poker face edited by me – Bailey

@robwithablog shared a tutorial for a version set to “Maneater” by Nelly Furtado:

@robwithablog

I suck a narrating #tutorial

♬ maneater – favsoundds

Another variation of the trend is set to “Up” by Cardi B:

@annaxsitar

it’s 9;30am

♬ BAD B GLO UP – Nikita Dragun

More examples:

@caitlin_warwick

If it’s not rough it isn’t fun. #fyp #alt #transformation #fypシ #xyzbca

♬ Poker face edited by me – Bailey

@_cjma

Love this trend (ib: @sadbutdoll) #fyp #mafia

♬ Poker face edited by me – Bailey

While many participants in this trend use it to share thirst trap-style videos, others use the transition and depiction of power dynamics for unexpected and silly twists.

@whatsername1.0

Sorry to ruin the trend x (inspo: @sadbutdoll) #the #lord #has #arrived

♬ Poker face edited by me – Bailey

@niamhadkins

remember when i used to be too shy to take selfies in front of you @joeando

♬ Poker face edited by me – Bailey

@fattest.nalgas

this was out of my comfort zone 😀 #fyp

♬ Poker face edited by me – Bailey

@emiliaweee

did i do it did i win a trend

♬ Poker face edited by me – Bailey