By Sheila Arkee
Oh, olive oil, you’ve saved my skin (literally) on many on occasion! Olive oil is one of my essential beauty tools for many reasons.
Reason #1 – It ever so gently and effectively helps get built-up makeup out of makeup brushes. You know those times when you just can’t seem to get a foundation or gel liner out of your brushes regardless of how many times you wash your brushes? That’s where olive oil comes to the rescue.
I place a bit of olive oil in my hand, swish the brush around, and proceed to wash the brush with a gentle cleanser. Baby shampoo does the trick!
The olive oil totally breaks down the makeup and keeps your brushes in tip top shape. Trust me, I am totally abusive to some of my brushes!
Reason #2: Best eye makeup remover EVER!
Remember my post about E.L.F.’s Makeup Remover Pads? They left my eyes feeling irritated, as evidenced by this photo right here.
Here’s what happens when I use olive oil as a makeup remover, as evidenced by pretty much the most unflattering photo I’ve ever posted here on Painted Ladies.
Wipe away with an unscented baby wipe.
Dab eye with a damp wash cloth.
Voila. No residual makeup, and zero irritation. Love it!
Do you have any cheap makeup tips to share?