Tip of the week | Milk of Magnesia

Happy Friday loves!

They say most of our beauty regimen is found in our kitchen or medecine cabinets, and this one may be pretty common but is also a pretty controversial subject among folks.

Originally recommended by doctors for digestive issues, Milk of Magnesia has gained fame on the internet for its use as a Face Primer especially for Oily Skin. Some people even claim that while combating oily skin Milk of Magnesia also makes your skin smoother in the process. What a bonus, right!? While I don’t use this on a regular basis, I’ve used it a couple of times and it worked wonders! Just like a good primer, it held my makeup for a whole 9 to 5 day. I know a few people who swear by this, and I also know a couple others who just can’t stand the thought of it. If you’re not so sure about the use of this product on your face on a daily basis, even though doctors are recommending it (You can do your own research), my thought will be that it’s good to know it does work and can come to the rescue when you run out of your favorite Primer.

black-woman-putting-on-skin-care-lotionVia hellobeautiful.com

How to use it:

 – Apply the Milk of Magnesia in a cotton ball all over the face, using just a thin layer. A small amount goes a long way and when used too much, it can result of a whitish film on the face.

– After applying it on, allow it to dry and apply your makeup.

Have you tried this before? Would you use this as a Primer? Share your thoughts below. Thanks!


Bien le bonjour les amis! On dit souvent que les meilleurs remèdes à nos problèmes de beauté sont ceux que l’on trouve dans nos cuisines ou boites à pharmacie. Bien que l’usage du lait de magnésium soit de plus en plus recommandé par un bon nombre de personnes comme base de maquillage, c’est une pratique que quelques uns trouvent ambiguë et déconseillent. Initialement recommandé pour les troubles digestifs, le lait de magnésium est à présent conseillé, par certains dermatologues, pour des soins faciaux aux personnes à la peau grasse et les gurus de beautés glorifient son efficacité en tant que base de maquillage! L’ai-je déja utilisé? La reponse est oui. Est-il efficace? La reponse est encore oui! Très efficace-même à mon avis. Faut -il remplacer la base de maquillage par le lait de magnésium pour toujours? Je dirai, faites vos recherches personnelles et tirez-en votre conclusion. A mon humble avis, je pense bien que c’est une bonne et prompte alternative si vous êtes à court de votre base préférée. 

Comment l’utiliser:

 – A l’aide d’une boule de coton, appliquer le lait de magnésium sur tout le visage en s’assurant de ne pas trop en mettre. Autrement, vous vous retrouverez avec des résidus blancs sur le visage. Une fine couche serait amplement suffisante.

– Après l’application, laisser sécher le produit et ensuite appliquer son maquillage.

Aviez-vous déja essayé ceci? Qu’en-pensez-vous? Veillez-bien nous donner votre avis! Merci.




    • Edwige
      January 16, 2015 / 6:55 pm

      Yes Mel, it’s out there 🙂

    • Edwige
      January 16, 2015 / 6:54 pm

      Thank you Priscila!

  1. January 16, 2015 / 11:29 pm

    I’ll have to try milk of magnesia, thanks for the info!

    • Edwige
      January 17, 2015 / 6:34 am

      Yes try it Lorna! 🙂

    • Edwige
      January 17, 2015 / 11:33 pm

      Anytime darling!

  2. January 17, 2015 / 10:54 pm

    Sounds very interesting. I’ve been looking for a product for my oily skin. Thank you for sharing!
    Red Reticule

    • Edwige
      January 17, 2015 / 11:32 pm

      Of course hon!Definitely try this!

    • Edwige
      January 19, 2015 / 7:25 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Nunzia!

  3. January 19, 2015 / 2:11 am

    I’ve never tried this, but I have heard great things about it. I have oily skin, so I think I will try it. Thanks for sharing!

    • Edwige
      January 19, 2015 / 7:24 pm

      Of course dear! Give it a try! XO

  4. January 19, 2015 / 3:14 pm

    This is on my list to try, but I’m still researching this since I have read the many rave reviews about this, but I also read some negative. I still want to tried this at least once, because if I can have at least 8 hours of matte coverage, that would be great.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

    • Edwige
      January 19, 2015 / 7:22 pm

      Exactely my thought too!

    • Edwige
      January 19, 2015 / 7:20 pm

      I hear you Giselle. But it’s worth giving it a try if you can stand the idea :-). XO

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