Putting on Make-up? (Don’t Forget the Ice)

For those who wear make-up, this tip can’t get any simpler or more frugal. And you’ll love this so much you’ll want to throw away those expensive alcohol-filled toners!

What you’ll need: One ice cube.

How to do it: After washing your face with a cleanser (or some baking soda), rub an ice cube over skin for a few minutes. Then pat the cool skin dry, and apply your foundation, followed by the rest of your make-up as normal.

What you’ll get: Long-lasting make-up that looks great throughout the day. Foundation will also spread more evenly, and look more natural.

Why this helps: The cold ice closes open pores very quickly. Closed pores create a super smooth skin surface, which make-up can glide on easily.

[Thanks to my beautiful and talented sister for this tip!]

5 Replies to “Putting on Make-up? (Don’t Forget the Ice)”

  1. I love this the most! Coz I’ve been doing it and it works. Extremely helpful on hot days to keep your make-up from melting.

  2. Another tip is to apply a small amount of a shielding lotion before putting on the foundation. It will help in protecting your skin from developing an allergic reaction to any of make-up ingredients, will keep the skin hydrated and make evening face clean-up easier.

    You may read more about properties of shielding lotions here:

  3. Awesome tip! I’ll try doing this every time I’ll put make up on.. By closing your pores before applying make up, you’ll be less prone to pimples.

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