Here’s another product recommendation for you guys! I guess it’s more of a “home remedy” tip, but it’s still very, very helpful! It’s actually another one of my aunt’s recommendations, and she just so happens to be the one who first taught me how to do my makeup! Regardless, this is my favorite tip so far since I usually deal with shiny skin shortly after doing my makeup, and when she recommended that I try this, I knew I had to. She has the same type of skin as I do and maybe it’s the genetics – who knows, but either way this nifty little trick keeps my face shine free, and matte to the look, and fresh to the touch for at least 4 hours!
Behold, another product recommendation for you to scratch your heads over! Cheap, effective, and super simple…lightly dab some milk of magnesia on all the oily areas of your face before applying your makeup as an oil control primer (but you should also pack a small spray bottle of it in your purse so you can spritz on a little as a midday touch up, just shake, spray, and dab off any excess amounts). Always take care not to spray it on clothing as it can leave little white spots that you’ll have to remove with water. Not permanent, but it’s a nuisance. When using it as a primer start with a clean face, and when using it to touch up you can either spray it onto your face and then dab off excess amounts with a paper cloth or cotton face pad, or you can just spray the milk of magnesia directly onto the cotton pad and dab it onto your oily areas.
I purchased my milk of magnesia for $3.99 at Target. It was “Phillips, sugar free, Genuine Milk Of Magnesia” in a 12 ounce bottle and although I did not find a generic version at Target, I’m sure that Walmart, or other grocery / drugstores, will have one in stock with their generic brands. Unfortunately another thing I didn’t see at Target was a smaller sized bottle, but what I did happen to find were these adorable little 3 ounce spritzer bottles that seemed too perfect for storing my new oil control remedy. They were only $1.00 so I went ahead and got two of them, one for home and one for my little “makeup to go” pouch. This step has officially become a staple in my makeup routine, and hopefully this tip was helpful to you!
Have fun letting your personality shine (rather than your face) and enjoy a matte complexion, and extend the life of your makeup by controlling oil with milk of magnesia. Don’t forget: always wash your face at the end of the day, especially when layering primers and makeup!