For as long as there has been an interest in beauty, there have been beauty hacks. Some of them are really useful (using tape to achieve the perfect winged liner, anyone?), while others are downright weird. The latest one, however, has us on the fence.
Summer is around the corner, which means that we are bracing ourselves for some extreme heat. And nothing helps to cool us down quite like an ice cube or three (preferably in a cocktail). But one Instagram makeup artist has ditched using conventional store-bought primer in favour of frozen cubes of water, claiming that this is just as effective. And we’ve gotta admit – we do love a budget hack!
The reason that rubbing an ice cube all over your face before you apply foundation works is that the cold temperature actually helps to shrink your pores, making your skin texture smoother. This is similar to primer, which fills in your pores to make for an even application. The beauty vlogger in question, @ashleybluedef, is no stranger to weird hacks, having also used an apple and a roll of cash to apply her product, but she claims that this ice trick is the real deal.
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And *just in case* her followers wrote this off as just another one of her weird and wonderful videos, she reiterated its efficacy by posting it again a month after the first post.
OKAY, we believe you! And we won’t lie, we are kinda looking forward to trying this beauty hack out when the weather becomes too much to bear – we’re getting our ice trays filled stat in anticipation.
Does this beauty hack leave you cold or make you want to fill up your ice tray RN? Tweet us @CosmopolitanSA using #COSMOBeauty to let us know.
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