I have digressed a little, so let’s get back to the main gist for today, talking about two of my favourite primers I have been using for years and I am absolutely loving them.
First off, is the review of Milk of Magnesia which I use as a primer, yes you read that right dear, a primer. Milk of Magnesia is actually a laxative drug which helps in relieving constipation just similar to that one popular drug Nigerians call Mist Mag but Milk of Magnesia is a better and higher version of Mist Mag. I have tried mist mag on my face,but it didn’t go well for me as my face was still kind of oily; OK maybe just a tad bit less oily. But Milk of Magnesia!!!!! did the magic for me. I can’t hype this product enough. This is my Holy Grail primer, because it helps in combating excess secretion of oil on really oily face, I have really oily skin, like I could wash my face now and in under 5minutes am all oily again, as in you could actually scoop oil from my face to prepare a meal(lol… but seriously, no jokes). MoM is a staple in my makeup kit, it is really essential.
Please when purchasing Milk of Magnesia which you want to use as a primer PLEASE DO NOT buy a flavoured one, as you will not achieve the matte (non-shiny) effect you are going for. Look out for the one that says ORIGINAL or ORIGINAL FLAVOUR as shown above. I remember one time my friend got the red cherry flavoured MoM and the consistency was slightly sticky and syrup like, plus it didn’t dry up on her face and didn’t turn chalky white like it should.
This is the consistency and colour of Milk Of Magnesia in the original flavour. It is white, milky and dries up fast.