Last week I wrote this Beauty Haul post and asked if anyone knew of a good primer for oily skin. Marae from The Always Fabulous recommended Milk of Magnesia as a skin primer. If you’re not familiar with this product it is typically used for occasional constipation. I found this article and watched a slew of YouTube videos for application techniques.
It should be noted that I have tried countless skincare products and have not found anything to keep my oily skin at bay. If you have dry or combination skin this product may cause issues with dryness and tightening of the skin. It should only be used on oily skin.
With a foundation brush I applied a thin layer over my entire face around 6:30 am. I let it dry for about 5 minutes. Once set, a white residue appeared on my face. This is normal. I then proceeded to apply my foundation using a foundation brush and finished with powder.
The end results was a gorgeous porcelain matte finish. Twelve hours later I was still shine free! I did have a glimmer of shine on the top of my nose, but other then that my makeup still appeared fresh. I can’t believe I’ve gone through life without this product. It is 100% amazing!
Check out this fun video for a product review and tips on application.
Due to the ingredients, this product should only be used occasionally.
I saw this on YT and thought, that’s genius! i dont have oily skin, but this is a great trick for those who do!
Thanks Dee. I thought it was pretty clever too.
Yay! I’m so glad that it worked for you!
Me too. Thanks for suggesting. 😀
Kimmy (Beauty Isles) says
I’ve never heard of this before. What an amazing tip! I’ll have to try this sometime. 🙂
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I hadn’t heard of it either, but my mom was like, “that’s an old remedy. ” Lol! 😀
Thanks for sharing this info for everyone that has oily skin.It is an old school remedy that has been around for awhile. I am glad it’s a dream come true for you,Relish your discovery!
Thanks mom. 😀
Amelia Vesper says
What a cool trick! I would never suspect you could use that stuff for anything beauty related!
You and me both. 😀
Never heard of this product before! Thanks for sharing, love! Sending you much love!
I hadn’t heard of it either until it was recommended to me. Glad you enjoyed.
Great product!! Thanks for your review!!!!
Glad you enjoyed. Thanks for commenting.
Alyssa Rivera says
The thoughts on this product are 50/50 – it definitely helps keep your makeup on and eliminate oil, which is great for that benefit… but it is actually changing the PH level of your skin and is actually bad (long term) for your skin. As a makeup artist I know the importance of keeping a matte look for clients but there are some other alternatives like the new Makeup Forever Matte primer, Hourglass primer, or the Smashbox AntiShine. If you use Milk of Magnesia occasionally for special occasions, It shouldn’t be too terrible, but that is NOT for everyday use or you will change your skin composition creating a softening of the skin tissue, increased risk of contact dermititus and acne due to bacterial proliferation. Please check out other options first!
Thanks Alyssa for your comment and sharing your concerns. I will add an addendum to the note at the bottom of this post. I have tried other primers but still am unable to find one that works. I have the Smashbox antishine and that one didn’t work for me. I am concerned about the Hourglass one because it has SPF in it and that can make the skin more oily. I will give the makeup forever one a try. If you have other primer recommendations for oily skin let me know. Thanks again.
Dora Toubanaki says
For me! Great post!
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Thanks so much! 😀
This is such a coincidence, my boyfriend was actually talking to me about this because one of his siblings was going to try it!! I have to tell them about this post!!
Hope you’re having an amazing weekend 😀
Oh, that’s great.
My weekend was good. Hope yours was too.
Anita Fosen says
Great post, thanks for sharing! 😀
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
Feline Creatures says
Great review Asa! I’m glad you found the ideal product to combat oily skin! I am still on the hunt for a face serum to tame my sensitive skin 🙂 xo~ Lena
Serums can be tough. Best of luck!
Julia @ South by Northwest says
This has blown my mind
Mine too! 😀
April Nunez says
Never heard of this product before, Thanks for sharing 🙂 Great post! 🙂
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Thanks April. Glad you enjoyed.
Asa! This is a game changer!! I’m so excited to try this. Thank you for posting.
Oh yay! So glad you liked.
lovely post, i also have a skincare blog for oily skin would like if you could check it out at https://oilysen.wordpress.com/