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True or False: Does Laxative Work as a Primer?
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There's a trend going around the beauty vlogger world that involves using milk of magnesia laxative as a face primer. Apparently milk of magnesia has been used for years to help control oily skin -- but I've got to admit, slapping laxative on my face kind of weirds me out.
I put it to the test by applying the laxative to the right side of my face and my usual Laura Mercier primer to the left side. The laxative felt a little sticky at first but it dried after a few seconds. The shocker, though, was when I applied foundation on top. The laxative side looked smoother than the traditional primer side and my pores completely disappeared. Very impressive.
Over the course of the day, I'd say the two primers worked about the same in terms of oil-control and helping my makeup stay put. I'm still not totally sure I want to add a bottle of laxative to my makeup bag, but if you've got some lying around or don't want to spend money on a traditional primer, it's worth a try.
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