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Kylie Jenner's Makeup Artist Uses A Laxative As A Primer

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A short list of things I refuse to put on my delicate, precious face: dirt, human vomit, lotion that costs less than $5 and, oh yes, laxatives. That last one is a beauty recommendation straight from the glossy lips of Hrush (HA-roosh) Achemyan, Kylie Jenner's longtime makeup artist.

In a February interview with ELLE, Achemyan revealed she uses the drugstore laxative Milk Of Magnesia as a primer for her celebrity clients when they're set to walk red carpets and sit under the heat of lights. According to the makeup artist, the product forms "something like a plastic layer” over the face, preventing the layers of face paint from melting away.

Kylie isn't the first Kardashian to rely on odd beauty tricks, either. Kim's been known to slather her entire body in foundation to achieve a photoshopped effect in real life.

Interestingly, Hrush isn't the only internet-era woman using Milk Of Magnesia as skincare. A quick Google search turns up dozens of investigations into the odd beauty trick. Many use it as a hack for oily skin, applying a thin layer as a face mask.

Instagram is peppered with photos from women who have tried the trick themselves. One comments that Milk Of Magnesia seems to have kept her makeup on, but made her face feel tacky.

Still, it's probably not a good idea to apply the sticky coat to your face regularly. In the long run, it can totally dry out your skin or lead to acne. If there's one thing a Kardashian absolutely cannot have, it's a pimple.

The moral of the story here is sometimes it's worth paying more for a product specifically designed to prime your face -- I swear by a tube of Urban Decay's Complexion Primer. It's $34, but a single bottle will last you for months.

Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer, $34, Sephora 

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Citations: People are apparently using this laxative as face makeup (Hello Giggles)