Oil-Be-Back: 5 Cheap-As-Chips Tips to Stop the Oil Slick

There are so many quick 'n' easy beauty hacks that I regularly use that I want to share with you. I tend to raid my kitchen and use ingredients that are not only safe to eat/cook with/ingest but are also amazingly cost effective makeup alternatives.

So if you’re a bargain hunting, make up loving, beauty lover like all of us here at Beaut.ie, you are guaranteed to find at least one of these top five tips useful.



  • 1: Mattifying and long lasting foundation:

Mix ¼ or a teaspoon of cornflour in to your foundation if you’re looking for a matte and shine free result. Depending on how oily or dry your skin is, you can use more or less.

  • 2: Mattifying your favourite lip colour:

Loving your new lip colour but always thought it would look better in matte? Well now it can be. Dabbing your lips with cornflour to create a matte effect will create the look you so desire. And not only that, it will also lengthen the stay power to boot.

  • 3: Setting your make up:

Using cornflour as a setting powder is one of my personal favourites, probably cause my skin is quite oily. So this little tip keeps it shine free all day long.

  • 4: Dry Shampoo:

This one works a treat, I dust or sprinkle with my fingers the cornstarch on to my roots , work it in to my hair with my fingertips as if I were washing it, then thoroughly brush through my hair. Good as new!

  • 5: To stop smudgy eye liner, or eye shadow creasing:

As many of you with oily lids know,  by the end of the day you can look like a panda. Not anymore. By simply dabbing a little cornflour over your liner or under and over your eye shadow, your eye make-up will look freshly applied till you remove it that evening.

For some more DIY beauty tips, check out our homemade pore cleansing strips.


If you have any other uses or home remedies that include the use of cornflour we’d love to hear and share them.

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