Humid evenings are never a good match for alfresco dinner parties. And yet I keeping getting trapped into them over and over again.
So, with makeup literally melting off faster than I could apply it, I decided to risk a truly bizarre beauty tip that I saw in action at the Cannes Film Festival — using deodorant as a face primer.
Seriously! It sounds totally bonkers but works like a dream.
The logic is simple: Antiperspirants formulated to keep underarms dry should have the same effect when applied to parts of the face that have the most sweat glands.
Yes, I am talking about the upper lip and hairline.
Today, most celebs on the red carpet stay sweat-free under the glaring lights by applying clear, unscented deodorant to their face (with a foundation brush, in thin layers) before putting on makeup.
I did it yesterday and it totally worked — for the first time, my makeup actually stayed in place.
But remember that deodorants were not exactly developed for use on facial skin, so test them a small patch before applying all over the face.
And only use the unscented ones for this purpose — I used Dove, though I guess Nivea would work just as well!
Wich kind of Deo roll on or sticks? hope you can answer me. Greats
Karissa G says
Hi! JUST also wanted to mention that a lot of deodorants have aluminum in them, so find a deodorant without he aluminum ingredient! Aluminum can cause an early onset of Alzheimer’s and other memory loss issues. So it’s probably best not to use it on the face… or even at all:)
production jo says
it’s not deodorant, it’s antiperperant, and there are even some made specifically for the face, as excessive sweating is a medical issue that some people choose to treat this way.
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