By Sheila Arkee
Some of the best things in life are free … or nearly so. It’s a true saying and never more so in the case of this nifty little cosmetic industry secret. Although I’ve heard about this tip discussed amongst beauty junkies for many years I never tried it out for myself until recently. Curiosity killed the cat and I made a trip to the dollar store to find out if Milk of Magnesia would work wonders on my normal-to-oily skin.
Here’s my lifestyle – busy, busy, busy, busy, busy, busy, busy, sit down for 2 seconds, run, run, run, run, run. I rarely get a chance to touch up my face so anything that keeps makeup on my face is a huge plus.
Available at your local dollar store, Milk of Magnesia is most often used for tummy trouble. However, a dab of it under your makeup can work wonders – just the smallest amount is necessary.
I recommend decanting a bit of MoM into a smaller container so its not so cumbersome to work with. Apply over sunscreen and let set for a minute or so before you apply your foundation. Milk of Magnesia can be drying, so stick to applying over your T-zone if you have dry skin issues.
The proof is in the pudding, so here’s photographic evidence of how Milk of Magnesia works for me when used as a primer. Let’s start off with a photo of me at the end of a typical day without any makeup, just my sunscreen.Yes, I do love you all that much!
Here’s my face right after I’ve applied my makeup and used Milk of Magnesia as a primer.
And, finally, here’s how I look at the end of the day after using Milk of Magnesia as a primer.
There’s some oil breakthrough, but check out how well the blush and bronzer withstood the test of time. I’m impressed and will consider this a win!